Those of us who are drawn beyond the boundaries of conventional thought owe a debt to one of the great amateur scientists of the 20th century, Trevor James Constable (TJC). Originally an aviation and military historian, Constable became fascinated with the UFO phenomena, and began a decades-long quest into the unseen forces of nature.
When I encountered his books years ago, I was surprised and naturally skeptical at TJC’s assertion that many UFOs were actually biological entities. Based on the evidence he collected, Constable became convinced that a race of invisible bioforms, or sky-critters, inhabited Earth’s atmosphere. This belief prompted a decades-long adventure during which he uncovered important research into terrestrial etheric physics, and developed breakthrough technologies which are unprecedented in modern times.
This lifelong quest was rooted in TJC’s early career as a military historian. Constable became aware of several well-documented cases in the 1940s and 50s, of US fighter planes being dispatched to intercept incoming enemy aircraft detected on radar, only to find nothing in the sky. The most famous of these occurred during World War II near the Pacific island of Okinawa. TJC recounts this event in his 1976 publication, The Cosmic Pulse of Life (page references to the first edition):
Initial radar contact was 120 miles. The “blip” or echo returning from the incoming force was very large, supporting an estimate of 200 to 300 aricraft. At 100 miles range, their speed was determined to be 650 knots — nearly 700 mph. No known aircraft in the world at that time could attain such a speed. At eighty miles and at an altitude of 12,000 feet, the incoming force of aircraft began to spread out in two formations from the main body, as though preparing to assault the whole American task force.
Only 12 aircraft were available as air cover for the U.S. ships, all other American aircraft being absent on strikes against Japanese positions in the Ryukyus. These twelve fighters were scrambled and vectored by Dawson towards the attacking force. In bright weather, with only scattered clouds at 5,000 feet, the American fighter pilots enjoyed unrestrained visibilty. At 15,000 feet on intercept they could see 50 miles but they never did see the incoming 200 to 300 enemy aircraft.
Directed accurately from the carrier to intercept the “enemy”, the veteran Navy pilots could not see the attacking force even when directly above them, as seen on the carrier radar. The “enemy” nevertheless kept coming towards the task force, now at general quarters for the impending attack. Dawson warned the bridge by telephone that the enemy was almost upon them. The skipper told him he was crazy, that there was nothing to be seen in the sky. Radar still showed the hordes of attackers. The incredulous Dawson went on deck himself and saw — nothing. (p.10)
According to Constable, similar encounters have occurred hundreds of times in the decades since the advent of radar technology. In most cases the objects detected by radar were invisible to the naked eye. The official explanation is that these objects were propagation anomalies. This apparent refusal to deal with the mountain of scientific evidence concerning invisible UFOs, points to a mass neuorsis of materialistic thinking. He writes:
My experience has taught me the futility of seeking formal recognition for any of these findings, because such a venture reduces itself always to a hopeless battle against character structure — against modes of reaction and behavior inculcated since infancy. One is forced to choose between continued quiet work and exhaustion in the labyrinths of scientific bureaucracy.
My choice was the former, seeking to demonstrate as conclusively as possible that the invisible is upon us… (p. 26)
Constable resolved to conduct his research outside of the traditional scientific community. He was a practical engineer with an open mind and a desire to learn, and these qualities have served him well. His first major discovery occurred in 1957, while conducting a series of experiments in the Mohave desert. TJC took thousands of photographs of the desert sky with a standard camera and black & white film, using an 18A filter. This type of filter blocks all visible light, allowing images in the infrared spectrum to be captured on film. Constable knew that the unknown objects were physical, since they could be detected on radar. He reasoned that these objects must give off heat, especially since they were known to travel through the atmosphere at high speed. An image taken in the infrared spectrum should reveal their presence.
The experiment continued for several months, and from thousands of attempts a handful of conclusive images were captured on film. But the images were more strange and unsettling than anyone could have imagined. Instead of sleek, saucer-like objects, the photos showed enormous amoeba-like creatures!
As incredible as this may sound, similar images have been captured by independant researchers in Italy and Romania, without prior knowledge of Constable’s work. Further confirmation is provided by NASA, in video footage shot from the Columbia spacecraft in February 1996. Details and photos are included in the fourth edition (2008) of The Cosmic Pulse of Life.
More information about Constable’s early research, including images of the sky-critters, may be found in references at the end of this article. But the most important discoveries of his career were yet to come.