James Gilliland

Three decades ago James Gilliland found his field of dreams, an idyllic ranch outside of Trout Lake, Washington under the shadow of the highly mysterious and spiritually active Mount Adams. If you’ve never heard of it then we recommend you do a little bit of research. What happens at ECETI (short for Enlightened Contact with ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is the stuff of legend in UFO circles. With the imposing Mount Adams standing like some kind of sentinel over the ranch, and pine tree forests and the White Salmon River also bordering the grounds it may possibly be the best campsite in the world. But don’t expect to turn up unannounced and get a spot, there’s a reservation system which keeps numbers down to a minimum and ensures that guests aren’t the kind looking for a festival type experience. The ranch operates a strict alcohol and drug-free policy and for good reason. There’ll be so much going on you’ll need your faculties to be as sharp as possible in order to process it all. James Gilliland  himself is affable and softly spoken, full of the kind of wisdom that if taken on board is nothing but beneficial. He is a best-selling author, internationally known lecturer, has ‘died’ more than once and has experienced more multi-dimensional interactions than he can remember. Raised in the high desert close to Giant Rock near Landers, California – the location of the legendary contactee George Van Tassell conventions which went on for nearly 25 years. Speaking to us late last year as he and his team were closing up and securing the ranch up for the winter, he recalls watching Ralph Ring and Otis Carr build and test their Nikola Tesla inspired ‘flying saucers’ in the 1950s. Ships that used a pair of counter-rotating metal plates, spinning electromagnets and capacitors large enough to generate some sort of lift. Of course it wasn’t long before their experiments drew  the wrong kind of official attention and the FBI shut them down.

Before James was born, his dad had actually witnessed an extraterrestrial craft land on a highway, in New Mexico, he was driving. Unsurprisingly, the unannounced landing stopped the small amount traffic for quite some time. Predictably, someone got out of his car, fixing to fire his gun at the craft but was dissuaded by Gilliland Snr. When the craft finally departed the gathered ensemble of travellers ‘woke’ to find themselves back inside their cars, whereas most had remembered being out of their vehicles.

When he was 5 years old James had a severe case of bronchial pneumonia. While is hospital he remembers being visisted woman, dressed in blue, who kept coming to him, stroking his head and comforting him. Not so unusual you might think but James recalls quite clearly. “All the other women wore green in the hospital. This woman gave me a substance to eat, it had a consistency like ice cream but it wasn’t cold. I didn’t get sick after that, it was amazing” so who was this mysterious Nurse Nightingale? “I found out later that she’s a universal being called Mary, like the Catholic Mother Mary. She came to me and I’ve had a very close connection with this being all throughout my life…

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Out Of Body Experiences

We’ve all had those dreams that give us the feeling of being just a little too real. You know the ones, you’re running away from a hidden threat, the common flying or falling sensations with a subtle undercurrent of unease attached or you might just be wading through a Salvador Dali painting. But, what if those dreams weren’t strictly dreams? Consider this fact – you may have actually left your physical body and travelled to the astral plane to experience something your are ordinarily unable to accomplish. It’s not that big a stretch of the imagination, not really. Back in August 2016 the Daily Express newspaper in the UK reported on a team of Swedish neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institutet that proved the existence of out of body experiences which you can read here.

Now consider this – what if you were subconsciously accessing past memories? Future memories even, that’s possible? Or perhaps you found a way to unify yourself with the consciousness of one of your  many ‘other selves’? These are among the experiences of veteran OBE’er Preston Dennett. A man who has learned to control the actions of his astral body and can use it to fly above the streets and houses, stretch like Inspector Gadget, permeate solid objects and walk through walls, and even move into other dimensional spaces where he converses with spirit guides, long-dead relatives and higher dimensional entities. It’s all very fascinating so we got in touch with Preston to find out what kind of experiences he’s had, what’s involved in the actual process of leaving your body behind and if anybody, given time, can learn how to quiet their mind enough and go for a wander.

SOYM: What is your background with OBE’s?

Preston Dennett: I began researching OBEs in 1986, following the death of my mother. Intrigued by the idea of going out-of-body, I started by reading all the material I could find and attempting the exercises as outlined in the literature. To my shock, I soon became lucid in the dream-state and began having OBEs. Delighted by my success, I continued until I had many enlightening experiences in the out-of-body state. Today, it is a major part of my spiritual life and has profoundly affected my life in the physical world. I have written a book on the subject, Out-of-Body Exploring: A Beginner’s Approach, and teach workshops on the subject.

SOYM: How would you describe the feeling of your first out of body experience?

PD: I had many confusing pre-lucid, false-awakening dreams before I had my first actual OBE. These including waking up to find myself blind, unable to move and experiencing weird sensations such as twisting or heaviness. I had read about this so I knew I was close. I’ll never forget my first actual experience. I suddenly woke up to find myself standing next to my bed. I realized that I was out-of-body and that my physical body was lying in bed right next to me.

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John DeSouza

It’s true, John DeSouza worked for ‘The Man’. A former FBI Special Agent, he worked for the Bureau for 25 years in counter terrorism, held top secret security clearances and worked in the violent crimes division, not that dissimilar to former MoD man Nick Pope. There is one stark difference though. Whereas Mr Pope nailed his colours to the mast and remains an open-minded sceptical believer in the UFO phenomenon, John DeSouza actively sought out the paranormal side of investigations when all other avenues had been exhausted. This work resulted in a handful of books to date detailing some of the less straight-forward cases the self confessed X-Man encountered during his time with the Bureau, and it’s those cases which have captured the imagination of the alternative community, even if he doesn’t believe E.T. is real – not in a physical sense anyway.

SOYM: You had a UFO experience when you were a child, is that right?

John DeSouza: Oh yes I talk about it in my book The Extradimensionals. When I was about ten years old I had an observation experience. I was with my family in New York City, we were at a party of some kind with hundreds of people, and it was really late at night. Me and a bunch of other little kids found each other and just kind of spilled out into the night at about 1am and we were just playing out in street. Something happened, I fell down and got hurt and the rest of the kids took off as they are prone to do and went back to the party. I was left there alone on the sidewalk just staring up between these two tall buildings. It was a very starry beautiful night and there appeared to be a dark spot where stars should be visible, like a large black ink cloud. And I stared up at that black ink cloud and from the bottom of it came spotlights, well what appeared to be spotlights, and then this old fashioned disk UFO came out from the bottom of that thing and began to approach me. I got hit by a blue-greenish spotlight, coiuld feel it going through me. As I was observing this thing, two young girls appeared on my left and they were screaming and hugging each other looking up at the same thing I was and one of them yelled at me “Little boy run home! The world might be ending!”

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