The following is a recent lecture I gave to the Boston Chapter of IANDS (International Association of Near Death Studies) on the possible relationship between UFO Contact, NDEs, and OBEs). This presentation will highlight many similarities between Contact with Non Human Intelligence (NHI) via UFO related contact, via Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and via Out of Body Experiences. (OBEs).
The FREE Foundation firmly hypothesize that all of these experiences are in fact one phenomenon which needs to be studied jointly and not separately. The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences, or FREE, is a registered 501c3 academic research institute that is comprised of 11 retired Ph.D. academics and lay researchers exploring "What is Consciousness" by undertaking cross comparative research on individuals that have had contact with Non Human Intelligence (NHI) via the “CONTACT MODALITIES” (contact via perceived UFOs, NDEs, OBEs, Remote Viewing, Channeling, Ghosts/Spirits, Hallucinogenic Journeys, Orbs, PSI Contact, etc).
The FREE organization is not a Ufology organization. Instead, our mission is to explore the possible nature of “Consciousness” by conducting comprehensive academic research on the various extraordinary experiences within the Contact Modalities. The majority of the FREE Board of Directors, including the late Dr. Edgar Mitchell, believe that the field of what we know as "Ufology" is a very limited paradigm to understand what is really happening with "UFO Contact" because it is primarily focused on a rudimentary "Nuts & Bolts" approach. Dr. Mitchell firmly believed that the "Experiencer" of contact with non human intelligence is the "Key" that will open the door towards understanding “What is Consciousness and Contact with NHI”. FREE hypothesizes that a cross comparative research of “Experiencers” of the Contact Modalities may provide insight into the validity of various models of consciousness.
Once the cross comparative research has been undertaken among the various Contact Modalities, numerous commonalities will be derived that are shared between all of these experiences. All of the variables identified by all of the Experiencers of the various Contact Modalities can then be utilized in trying to develop a viable hypothesis for a "Unification Theory of Consciousness and Contact with NHI". In addition, FREE hypothesizes that all of these Contact Modalities are in fact one phenomenon and should not be studied as separate phenomena which is the modus operandi of the research organizations associated with these fields. This is a limited "stove pipe" approach that does not recognize the numerous commonalities shared by each of these Contact Modalities.
Many researchers such as ESP Researcher Dr. Dean Radin, NDE researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring, UFO researcher Dr. Jacques Valle, academic astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, Princeton trained Ph.D. Physcist Dr. Claude Swanson, Ph.D. Neuroscientist Dr. Bob Davis, retired Ph.D. academic Dr. Jon Klimo, paranormal/UFO researcher Dr. John Alexander, paranormal researcher Brad Steiger, and even the late Dr. Edgar Mitchell, and so many others, have publicly expressed that there is a possibility that ALL of these "paranormal contact phenomena" might in fact be one phenomenon being expressed via different modalities.