Self-acclaimed conspiratologist and UFO investigator Norio Hayakawa will give a presentation titled “Mystery of the UFO Phenomenon” at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center on June 24. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in room 4.
The presentation and lecture celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the modern-day era of flying saucer sightings. According to information provided by Hayakawa, the 75th anniversary marks the time since Kenneth Arnold first spotted a group of unidentified objects in 1947.
The Atlantic says Arnold’s June 24, 1947, sighting of unidentified objects is when “our obsession with flying saucers” began. According to Wikipedia, Arnold’s observations were “the first post-World War II sighting in the United States that garnered nationwide news coverage and is credited with being the first of the modern era of UFO sightings …”
So what exactly did Arnold, and millions of other UFO witnesses since then, see? In a 2021 article, Hayakawa says, “The UFO phenomenon appears to me as a paraphysical intrusion into our physical dimension by an unknown intelligence or unknown sentient entities, paraphysically materializing themselves to a ‘pre-selected’ observer (or a group of observers, whether small or large) and presenting to the observer as a physical extraterrestrial phenomenon and visitation for reasons yet unknown.”
Hayakawa’s presentation will provide further explanation about his ideas and research into the phenomenon. Registration is not required to attend the free event. To learn more about Hayakawa and to read some of his articles, visit noriohayakawa.wordpress.com.
Hayakawa will also give a public lecture at Bear Canyon Senior Center on July 5. That lecture is titled “Conspiratology 101” and will be from 9:30-11 a.m. in room 5.