The Frozen Veil
"We live in a world where we called all of this matter, but it could have been anti-matter that wound up winning out."
Time travel is an concept that has perplexed me for a while now in terms of its practicality. Over decades of science fiction entertainment the novelty of the "time machine" has been explored exhaustively.
Movies like Back to the Future and Safety Not Guaranteed have used it as a plot device without getting into the weeds with the physics, itself an academic debate that seems to get more confusing the more I try to understand it. This is especially true when it comes to the subject of unidentified anomalous phenomena, which we will address in a minute.
Even movies like Tenet from the acclaimed director Christopher Nolan, which does its best to integrate technical theories into the narrative, are considered unscientific. After spending two decades writing the script and consulting with theoretical physicists such as Kip Thorne, Nolan himself stated in an interview that "we're not going to make any case for this being scientifically accurate."
Tenet deals primarily with entropy, the notion that information over time becomes more disorganized. The movie is based on the idea — specifically when it comes to weapons — that if you can reverse entropy, then you can reverse time as we understand it. The Los Angeles Times interviewed Imperial College London theoretical physicist Claudia De Rham on how accurate the concepts displayed in the movie actually were.
For most laws of physics, there’s a time symmetry. Anything that can move forwards, you can think of it moving backwards. Entropy is the only thing we experience — so we associate it with the way we experience time — in one direction.
As a whole, entropy always increases as opposed to decreasing. So you can imagine an alternate world where entropy always decreases and everything goes the other way as opposed to us. People in the alternate world would be living the other way. That’s fine by itself, but when you start making the interaction and making contact with that world then it doesn’t make sense from a physical point of view.
I can definitely concur with her on that last sentence, as the hardest thing to imagine would be how these physics would play out in the real world. Theoretical concepts of reversed time are definitely a challenge to portray visually, and Nolan does his best to demonstrate what it would look like in our physical reality.
As we extrapolate this train of thought into the relationship with the UFO phenomenon, I urge the reader to envision these concepts as one of the characters in Tenet urges the protagonist to do while explaining the functionality of "inverted" bullets:
"Don't try to understand it. Feel it."
The Antarctic Veil
The idea of time running backwards, and time travel in general, has been posited by several individuals who have sources within the government privy to more information than the average person on the reality of UFOs.
Blink-182 guitarist and To The Stars founder Tom DeLonge, known to have government advisors deep within the military and intelligence communities, was asked about an article in New Scientist regarding a recent study in Antarctica describing a potential scenario very similar to ideas he had alluded to in the past.
The article itself describes a series of balloon experiments on the continent that had provided strange results, lacking any real explanation that could be derived from currently known physics.
That strange finding was made in 2016. Since then, all sorts of suggestions rooted in known physics have been put forward to account for the perplexing signal, and all have been ruled out. What’s left is shocking in its implications. Explaining this signal requires the existence of a topsy-turvy universe created in the same big bang as our own and existing in parallel with it. In this mirror world, positive is negative, left is right and time runs backwards. It is perhaps the most mind-melting idea ever to have emerged from the Antarctic ice – but it might just be true.
When asked about this discovery, DeLonge's somewhat cryptic answer seemed to show he found it important to the study of UFOs.
I so wish I could tell you what I know about that, and I can't. It's a very big deal to the UFO subject, but I can't get into it. Well, what if the physics are opposite, time is opposite, and technological advancement is opposite? Think about that. It's a big deal and stay on this. Do not think this is just a cool little thing. Stay on it, that's all I've got to say.
Unsurprisingly, a Google search for "Antarctica Parallel Universe" brings up countless articles disputing the original story in New Scientist. These articles state that the scientists involved in the study never put forward that specific theory, and that the framing of the findings was incorrect and outlandish.
This might be true, but the fact remains that the hypothetical "anti-universe" is one of the few hypotheses that could sufficiently explain the findings regardless of how on the fringe it may sound. Almost a decade later, there is still no plausible explanation for why neutrinos detected by the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) appeared to be coming from the Earth's surface itself.
However, one of the more open-minded articles from Astronomy.com admits that a parallel universe made of anti-matter may be a possible explanation.
Scientists reasoned that ANITA’s anomalies should also have produced signals in IceCube, and those signals could reveal the deep-space source of the particles. But after eight years’ worth of data was searched, the mystery remained: The exhaustive analysis turned up no matches.
“If the ANITA signal was astrophysical, then we should be able to detect it in IceCube — and we did not,” says physicist Justin Vandenbroucke of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who works on the neutrino observatory.
The new findings, published March in The Astrophysical Journal, mean scientists have to continue looking for less obvious explanations. Some have proposed that the anomalies arose from radio waves bouncing through caverns or buried lakes in the ice.
Other theorists proposed more exotic ideas, such as that the heavy, high-energy particles in line with ANITA’s data may describe one candidate for dark matter — the mysterious stuff that’s believed to make up 85 percent of the matter in the universe but has never been detected. Still others hypothesize that the exotic particles fit an existing theoretical model of a parallel universe — one that is symmetric to ours, but populated with antimatter and running backward."
Another knowledgable individual, former AATIP director Luis Elizondo, has spoken about anti-matter in the context of the UFO phenomenon. When asked about hypothetical beings existing in frequencies we can't observe with our human-made sensors, he takes the thought experiment a bit further.
There's all sorts of anecdotal information to suggest that it may not even be just frequencies. There was a time in the universe where scientists speculate where the amount of matter and anti-matter in the universe, it could have gone the other way. We live in a world that we called all of this matter, but it could have been anti-matter that wound up winning out.
Life could have evolved exactly like it is now except it's the opposite of matter, in a sense that it's anti-matter — we would be living in an anti-matter world. Maybe the world we live in now is the anti-matter world, we just call it the matter world because we don't know what else to call it. My point being is that there's a lot of possibilities of reality.
As we unpack this quote from Elizondo and its relationship to our current conversation, we’re left with several intriguing questions.
If there is a parallel anti-matter universe with potentially advanced life forms, what would that mean in terms of the UFO phenomenon?
How would these lifeforms traverse to our own universe, and could hopping universal timelines be considered time travel in the classic Hollywood sense?
What would these craft need to be capable of to do this?
The logistics of these hypotheticals are complicated, but I believe the ramifications of this scenario are definitely worth exploring.
In another interview, DeLonge provides some more clues regarding these mechanisms and the potential reason for these beings to be crossing over in the first place. When talking about the way certain geographic areas tend to be hotspots for paranormal activity, he describes these UFOs as a "time displacement craft," fitting in with his previous description of a parallel timeline.
What interests me is that I think it gives us a potential pathway to discuss some alternate candidates for where they're from, what they're doing, or how it all works. I think most people like to think of UFOs as they're coming from another planet…the data doesn't seem to suggest that.
Really it's more what's happening at Skinwalker, where it seems like it's more about frequencies and dimensions, or they materialize. It's almost like they're displacement craft that displaces our time like a submarine would in the ocean. That was a lot of what Dr. Hal Puthoff worked on at AATIP, was understanding the attributes of the propulsion and the science that they're using.
I think once you think about UFOs using that kind of a technology, then it's kind of like, well if they do that then that means there's things that are adjacent to us that we don't see, we don't understand, but are like right here and every once in a while they can kind of cross over. Is it because we're aware of it and can see it and that opens it, or is it because it's a geomagnetic area where those types of things have an easier time coming through? Or is it everywhere and we just think it's in one location? I don't know.
The idea that certain areas on Earth are more prone to display these types of phenomena — usually places where magnetic anomalies exist — has always interested me. The fact that these specific coordinates may be easier entry points for a "displacement craft" from another timeline to enter our own would make sense if paranormal events are reported frequently in the vicinity.
Could Antarctica be a similar hotspot where the veil to this anti-matter universe is more thin, and therefore easier to traverse timelines?
Could the neutrinos detected by ANITA from the surface of the ice — instead of the cosmos — be indicative of that?
If time displacement is indeed the mechanism through which these anomalies manifest themselves, why would they want to make their way here and interact with our species?
According to DeLonge, our technological development might hold the answer to this question.
Another baffling concept brought up by DeLonge is his comments regarding the technological cycle of a species. From our standpoint, technological development is clearly linear as systems get more complex, efficient, and smaller.
Humanity has only recently entered its information age within the past century. On a parallel timeline, however, our own species would be much more advanced. DeLonge explains a bit more in his interview last year with Steve-O.
The significance of UFOs has multiple parts. Number one, it's not what you think it is. It's not coming from other planets. The evidence doesn't suggest that. The reason is because time is parallel. It's not linear, time is side by side. It means everything in the past and the future is existing in this moment but within different frequencies. So a civilization at the end of their technological cycle could build a submarine that changes its voltage and materializes in that same location, just into our timeline.
In a hypothetical anti-matter universe existing on a reverse timeline, the further back into our past one traverses, the more advanced this species' technology would be. A species initially discovering this technology would likely use it frequently at first due to the novelty, which would explain the rise in UFO sightings in recent years if they are approaching the time of their own invention on their backwards timeline.
Enter the Swarm
Another major aspect of DeLonge's theories is that the UFO phenomenon itself has a hive mind. This science fiction trope has been explored in depth, but one theory I've been looking into makes the argument that the linking of humanity's brains into one "superorganism" is necessary for humanity's survival.
Lt. Col. Thomas Bearden posits that in order to survive our own human nature of developing technology coupled with inherent selfishness, the only way to avoid total self-destruction is to become one single hive mind. He suggests that the intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon is representative of that, which sounds similar to what DeLonge hypothesized.
Thus for the unlinked, fifth-stage technological species, there are only two alternatives. First, and more likely, its intraspecies conflict will simply reach critical mass and the species will convulsively destroy itself and its biosphere. Humanity may be within 25 years or less of this asymptote. Second, and less likely, the species may link into a sixth-stage superbeing and eliminate its internal competition, friction, and suicidal bent. Linkage appears extremely unlikely unless outside assistance and intervention are received.
That “outside assistance,” in Bearden’s opinion, is the influence the UFO phenomenon may have on our species. He suggests the non-human intelligence behind this craft are a sixth-stage superbeing — or a hive mind, as DeLonge posits — and they are here in an attempt to make us in their image.
Granted even the tiniest probability of linkage, so many trials on so many planets have occurred that the probability of at least one success approaches closer to certainty by far than the discriminatory accuracy of the data assumptions used to set up the estimation. From the window viewpoint alone, one can essentially assign a probability of unity to the assumption that the UFO phenomena represent the contact of the human species with a sixth-stage being.
Thus the UFO phenomena can be fitted to the hypothesis that they represent the prenatal care of the earthman by a linked Superbeing, in preparation for the forthcoming linkage of the human species and the birth of another linked superbeing. To paraphrase Shakespeare, indeed there may be stranger things in heaven and earth than we have dreamt of in our philosophies.
This took a quick left turn, as is somewhat tradition when quoting Bearden. But let’s look now at a few intriguing questions his writing raises.
So if the UFO phenomenon has a hive mind as DeLonge asserts, could they be “devolving” from this superorganism Bearden states is an essential evolutionary step for humanity’s survival?
Considering the inevitable annihilation of both universes such a matter/anti-matter reaction would entail, are they attempting to communicate with us in an attempt to avoid mutual destruction if our timelines somehow converge?
Was there an intentional seeding of technology to the human race through UFO crashes over decades, in the hope that we would link our brains in time to prevent some sort of catastrophe ending both of our existences?
It may sound as if we are returning to the beginning of this article in terms of science fiction entertainment, but taking these thought experiments to their logical conclusions is something that may turn out to be beneficial when study such a complex phenomenon.
If there is a negative aspect to UFOs — and all signs currently point to this being the case — then perhaps exploring these types of ideas will turn out to be beneficial for our collective acceptance of whatever the truth behind this reality might be, even if it’s something far different than the hypotheses put forward here.