Reflections on Morgellons
When I first picked up the Frass Meteorite from the dry, crusty ground on my great aunt's ranch in the early 1970's, it almost seemed to speak to me as I held it in my lap and pondered what it meant. I was raised to believe that the cosmos is infinite and that fact certainly shaped my thoughts. As I sat there looking down at the meteorite, it occurred to me that in an infinite cosmos, all things are possible. I thought to myself, "This rock came from an infinite cosmos and it could contain anything, even life." At the time, I didn't believe that the rock had life in it, only that it was possible. In the early 1970's there wasn't much evidence for extraterrestrial life and we didn't know if we were alone in the cosmos or not. The more I look back at the situation, the more I believe that I did make some gravitational connection with the rock and maybe in some way, it did speak to me. What is certain is that I loved the meteorite since it represented the answer to my childhood prayers that "God would send me a piece of space." The gravionic model now defines love as the making of gravitational connections and the exchange of energy between physical systems. My love for the meteorite and its contents could have helped the creatures survive that apparently inhabits the meteorite. If Morgellons turns out to be an extraterrestrial disease, then maybe these creatures inhabit a lot more of Earth than any of us could have imagined.
Another message that came to me from the rock, was the desire to keep it dry. I don't know why I would have thought of that during the seventies, but I distinctly remember thinking that I should make sure it stayed dry one day when I was moving the rock from Canadian to Amarillo, Texas. I loaded it last onto a trailer and the only location left was on the end of the trailer, where it rode for the two-hour trip to Amarillo. I have often wondered if I left a "trail" of the glassy creatures between the two towns. As I have studied this rock, I have tried not to assume anything and to let the "chips fall where they may."
After I began experiments on the rock, one of the experiments I conducted was to put a single drop of water on the outside of the meteorite. When the water wet the bonds, a piece of the meteorite fell off. What that later meant to me was that the rock had not been wet since it was formed 13 million years ago. The bonds holding parts of the meteorite together were formed when water evaporated and left the particles connected. This happens all the time on Earth when intermittent streams dry up and the sandy particles "stick" together. In the end, it seems my intuition about the rock had turned out to be valuable and the rock and its cargo have been somewhat preserved by my actions and attention to the meteorite. Keeping the meteorite dry was important because I think the creatures that inhabit the meteorite have both wet and dry phases and I've managed to keep them in the dry phase. The wet phase may be their "disease" stage since human beings are "wet."
When I first found the meteorite, it had just come through our atmosphere, and the outer surface had probably been "sterilized" by the high heat that melted the entire outer surface of the meteorite. It wasn't until 10 or 15 years later that I noticed that some "fuzz" was coming out of the crevice that runs through one side of the meteorite. Suspecting that the rock had come from space, I was confused about what I was seeing. It wasn't until NASA announced in 1996 that they had found the possible remnants of life in a Martian meteorite they had recovered from Antarctica, that a "light" came on and I began considering the possibility that maybe we weren't alone in the cosmos. By the time this announcement was made, I had been watching this "fuzz" grow over a period of another 10 to 15 years.
The next event that changed many things for me was when I took the first sample from the meteorite. When I broke off a small sample, "sand" fell out. I was almost to the post office to mail the sample when the implications of that hit me. I was not expecting sand and so when I got back home, I took out my pocket microscope and looked at this sand. I had been looking for not more than 10 seconds when I found a piece of something that had obviously come from some kind of plant, or at least a living thing. It very obviously represented the remains of life of some kind and it had come from the meteorite. This was my first clue that life does exist outside the Earth. Attached to it was a filament. When I looked at it under the microscope and then looked at the fuzz coming out of the crevice, it seemed to me that they were the same "creature."
As I have come to know these creatures, they have seemed to take on a personality. When I spent several months at the Roswell UFO Museum, I had a daily chance to look at these creatures and saw them on a very regular basis. When I first found the meteorite, I am now sure that there were not any of the creatures on the outer surface. Yet in the year 2003, after keeping the rock for 30 plus years, these creatures are in almost every external vesicle on the top and sides of the meteorite. When the meteorite came through the air, it appears to have had a single orientation and it is much more melted on the bottom than on the sides. Thus the bottom part of the meteorite shows very few of these creatures, while the top and sides are now full of them. The implication is that they grew from the inside of the meteorite to the outside.
After watching and studying them for so long, I came to get "feelings" about their nature. They almost seem intelligent to me and several others have reported "behavior" that seems to support that contention. First, if one looks at their "constructions" one would have to think their behavior was deliberate. I often find them "winding" along the walls of the vesicles of the rock. They have grown or moved to fit the walls of the vesicles and in the inner vesicles of the rock actually make 3D structures within the vesicles, extending from wall to wall and supporting structures in the middle. In many instances, and I see the same features in some of the Morgellons pictures, they seem to be "collecting" something. It appears to me they are collecting silicon, but I have no tests to prove or disprove this model. Under my microscope, it appears that tiny little panes of glass are being formed on the outside of the creatures. It has occurred to me that they may use silicon to store water or food, since if they are from Mars, they must have learned how to completely control their water intake and outgo. It also appears they have some kind of internal structure that allows the movement of materials.
While I was at the Roswell Museum, another worker at the museum offered to do some tests on the meteorite's contents. I gave him a small sample of sand that had fallen from the middle of the meteorite. When the pile was examined under the microscope, it was apparent that the filament creatures were present in the sample. After this, apparently two experiments were performed, although this gentleman lied to me about several known issues and I have to suspect everything that he said on every issue. One experiment involved putting some of the sand in his aquarium. According to his testimony, two pink jellyfish type creatures "hatched" and were eaten within a day or two by his guppy.
His other experiment involved looking at the filament creatures through a high power microscope (up to 1000x). He wanted to get a cross section view, so his aim was to glue one end of the filament to a microscope slide and then slice the creature parallel to the slide so he could see inside. He reported that the creature moved back and forth, as if trying to avoid being stuck to the slide. Morgellons patients have also reported a similar movement of the creatures that are associated with their disease. The researcher also reported that these creatures seem to have organs and internal structure. Also, it was reported that at every level of magnification, there were smaller filaments that appeared to be the "children" of the larger creatures. A fibers expert later expressed his belief that these fibers were living creatures because of the diversity of sizes of the creatures, unlike natural and manmade fibers that tend to be the same size for each fiber type.
I've always had a suspicion that the filament creatures could move, but I've never actually seen one move. One day at the Roswell Museum, I had placed the microscope view on a particularly large blue filament that was on the outside of a vesicle. Each day at the museum I showed a different vesicle and the creatures within that vesicle. About mid way through the day, the filament disappeared from the vesicle. The meteorite was kept in an airtight Plexiglas case and there was no way that air currents could have moved the creature. I never saw it again, but I got the feeling that it had moved like a spring and "flipped" itself to some other location. Also, I've often thought they travel the winds of Mars and I suspect they are in almost every vesicle of every surface rock on Mars. When the winds would come, if they didn't like their present home, they would just "flick" themselves to the winds and find a new rock in which to live. Thus I have predicted that if any of the Mars robots scheduled to land on Mars actually send back pictures of the rocks and surface material, then they will show these creatures present.
If any of this is true, then at least some of these creatures would have had to have made the trip from Mars to Earth and remained alive. This, at first glance, seems impossible. So how is it possible that creatures could make a trip from Mars to Earth and remain alive even though faced with extreme conditions of cold and radiation. I think the answer lies in the fact that Mars seems to have gone through great cycles of wet and dry, warm and cold. This is another intuition about the rock that seems to be supported by the evidence. Many people are now saying that Mars had some rather major interruptions of its climate system due to large impacts of asteroids into the Martian surface, thus disrupting the atmosphere which had been generated by the volcanic systems. These large impacts could have evacuated much of the atmosphere and disrupted the entire climate system several times in the history of the planet. As long as the volcanic systems were active, the atmosphere would be regenerated and these giant cycles would continue.
On a smaller level, Mars has been controlled by the cycles of its volcanic systems. As on Earth, the volcanic systems of Mars have probably cycled and thus the environments around these systems would cycle. Each of these cycles would have an impact on the life of the planet and it is my feeling that much of the life of Mars has learned to deal with these cycles by "hibernating" during the dry cycles. We have evidence on Earth of seeds lasting for thousands of years, but on Mars, the years may be numbered in the millions, not the thousands. It would be truly extraordinary if life could exist through such long periods, but every time we under estimate life, she always shows us up. The Frass Meteorite shows a cycle with lava flows at 49 and 13 million years ago, indicating cycles in the millions of years.
As I have examined the filament creatures, which I have named glassy Martian rock fungus, I have come to the conclusion that they are very well adapted to life in a great range of environments. I have put them in my freezer for 6 months at a time, and they seem to grow without regard to the cold or lack of liquid water. These are features one would expect for life that must live on Mars, with its current climate. I have also noticed that they appear to be able to "go through walls." Since I have found them in the internal vesicles of the rock, I have asked the question "How did they get in there?" Have they been in there since the rock was formed 13 million years ago? Or did they somehow "drill" their way through the rock to get to an environment they like? I do have evidence that they can "grow" through plastic test tubes, as I have one with glassies hanging out the bottom, even though they were put inside.
From the very beginning, as I examined the glassies, I have noticed that they were almost always associated with the debris of insect bodies that also inhabit the meteorite. The glassies tend to inhabit the outer vesicles and crevices of the rock and often make little colonies. Each individual glass filament is usually stuck to the rock on one end and then they stick out into the air, waving in the breeze, if there is one. This activity has led me to believe that they may be insect catchers. Their little bodies are sticky and they are associated with insects, so maybe they acted as a living spider web. The creatures would stand up waiting for an insect to walk into their trap. Then the glassies would stick to the insect, capture it, and remove whatever nutrients they might need from the insect and its body.
But this "habit" would only serve them during the wet periods, when the insects would be active. It might not matter whether the wet periods were created by large global or small local changes. The glassy creatures must also survive during the dry periods and I have suggested that maybe they incorporated silicon into their diet so that they could completely control the movement of water into and out of their systems. The glassies appear to be made of glass and live off the rock and its contents and that is the reason for the name. I have no evidence that this is true although evidence from the Morgellons creatures indicates they have cellulose within them.
Now let's see if we can put together the life of Mars and the cases of Morgellons disease that have apparently existed on the Earth for several centuries. First, if life has made the trip to Earth from Mars via the Frass Meteorite, then more than likely this process has been going on for the entire history of our planet. So evidence of extraterrestrial life would be the norm, not the exception. Life on Earth could well have started first on Mars and been transferred here when Earth was ready for life. Since Mars is a smaller planet, I think it is likely that it would have gone through its heat cycles quicker than the larger Earth, and thus would have been ready for life earlier, but would have run out of energy quicker than the Earth. At the least, I think the life of Mars has contributed to the evolution of life on Earth, via the 1000 pounds of Mars that lands on the Earth every year. It seems likely that life has come from Mars to Earth via meteorites like the Frass.
So how could life stand the rigors of space to make such a trip? I think the cycles of Mars could help explain how this could happen. Most scientist now say they have little hope that life could live on the surface of Mars, because the surface of Mars is so harsh when considering the life of Earth. But if life developed early on Mars and had to cope with these great cycles, then life would have adapted to whatever conditions existed. I think the glassies are an example of this adaptation. These cycles would have meant that many creatures would learn to hibernate or use some form such as an egg that could last for whatever period of dryness existed, even if this meant millions of years. If the scientist who did the experiments at Roswell was correct and little pink things did hatch, then maybe the entire ancient seas of Mars are full of creatures waiting for the water to come back. Mars may be far more alive than we can presently imagine.
But other creatures would have solved the problem of the dry periods by taking advantage of whatever materials were still available during the dry periods. They would have to learn to conserve their water and could well have multiple forms, depending on the amount of water that was present. Many people with Morgellons are convinced that the glassy creatures actually turn into the insects they find in and on their bodies. The question to me is "Are the glassy creatures merely insect hunters, or do they actually turn into something else, once water is prevalent in their environment." The glassy filament creatures could be one form of something that later turns into an insect. This seems very improbable, until one examines the life of insects on Earth and see what creature becomes another creature that appears totally unrelated. My intuition tells me that the glassies could live on the surface of Mars as it exists today, cold and without much liquid water on the surface.
This argument of the role of the glassies has particular importance to the people associated with Morgellons. Many state that they don't think the glassy creatures are harmful to them, but the "terror" of the situation drives many people crazy because none of us like to see things crawling within us. Under this scenario, I would think that the glassies are "chasing" the insects and have entered human bodies because our bodies, especially our blood, is our ocean. It wouldn't be uncommon for any creature to try to take advantage of any niche with which it comes into contact. In the other scenario, the glassy creatures have made the trip to Earth and represent the "dry" phase of the creature. Once it finds water, it converts to its "other" form, which could be the insect variations found with Morgellons.
Our bodies are made of a vast assortment of creatures that have decided to work together. We are made of billions of cells and in each cell resides a number of mitochondria, which appear to be ancient bacteria that made an agreement with the cell itself. The bacteria said I will provide energy and the cell said I will protect you. This arrangement has worked well and we see it in every cell of our bodies. But more than that, we can not even digest the very food that we eat. We rely on the bacteria of our gut to break down certain substances so that our bodies can use the food and energy available. At every level of our existence, each of us is the result of the cooperation of billions of creatures. We should each probably speak in the philosophical "we" to more accurately represent our existence as a being made up of lots of parts, rather than a single individual acting with a single purpose.
The next question then is "Do the insects associated with Morgellons come from Earth or Mars?" What is obvious is that insects rule the Earth. There are more ants by weight on Earth than there are humans. Insects are in every environment and are by far the most numerous of all species. The only problem with being an insect is that you are limited by how large you can get, since an exoskeleton has certain limitations that are hard for nature to overcome. But on Mars, its seems there wasn't a large amount of energy available and so insects may be the ruling life on Mars, as on Earth.
Morgellons people have found any number of insects associated with the glassy creatures. So what is the relationship? It could be that all the insects come from Earth and are just being "chased" by the glassy creatures. Under this scenario, these creatures could actually be "good" by attacking and destroying insects. On the other hand, maybe the insects came with the glassies and the insects themselves are extraterrestrial. It would be very hard to determine what is the truth without an exhaustive study of the subject. The problem is that very few people study the "normal" insects that inhabit an Earth human and certainly no one is yet studying the extraterrestrial insects, since no one is yet sure that they even exists. The only evidence so far presented is the Frass Meteorite and no "real" scientist will actually look at it. Most of the Morgellons people have suffered similar fates as they have tried to have their diseases examined by the scientific community.
If we look at the insects associated with Earth humans, most people would be totally amazed at how many insects are a part of our lives. The smallest piece of skin that we shed, totally without our knowledge, is a large meal to some other creature. Nature doesn't like to waste anything and a piece of our skin contains a lot of food to smaller creatures. If most people were to examine what lives in their mattress and bed covers, they would not go to sleep at night. My first degree was in Zoology and I paid particular attention to insects and our interaction with them. When I stay in a motel room, I have to forget everything I know about insects, or I wouldn't be able to sleep. J Insects crawl our skin, our scalp, and every part of our bodies and this is natural.
Insect bodies have been found in the feces of persons infected with Morgellons. Are these from Earth or are they associated with the glassies? It is hard to know, since we constantly eat insects and insect parts, usually without our knowledge. The US Government has a rule for the allowable number of insect parts in peanut butter. Anything we eat that has come from a field or nature will have insects and insect parts in it and if we eat it, most likely these will not be digested and will appear in the feces. So it is completely possible that all the insects associated with Morgellons are terrestrial and not extraterrestrial.
But on the other hand, if the glassies have made the trip from Mars, and if other creatures can also make the trip, then maybe the insects associated with Morgellons also made a trip on a meteorite and managed to find a new home on Earth. It seems to me, that the cold and radiation of space are not much different than that on the surface of Mars. If a creature had developed a life cycle that allowed it to live on the surface of Mars, it could probably also survive a trip through space via a meteorite. If it happened to land in the ocean or in a fresh water lake, the life within the meteorite could very well have been released and began reproducing on Earth.
Even though we live with numerous creatures in and on our bodies, a healthy person forms a cooperative with these creatures. The relationship is helpful to both parties and no one is sick. A disease occurs when some organism enters our bodies and does not work in cooperation with our bodies. The big question on Morgellons is it a disease or is it an organism that can work with our bodies and not cause us to be sick.
It is hard to know if any of these scenarios are true. My gut feeling is that the glassy creatures are not harmful and that they are just after insects. I am more skeptical that they turn into insects, but I certainly couldn't rule out this possibility. My hope is that we can draw more people into this conversation and that we can begin getting scientific evidence to support or contradict the theory that these creatures originated on Mars and have made their way to Earth via meteorites. I would like to find someone that would be willing to take samples from a Morgellons person and from the meteorite to see if the creatures are the same.
If there are any scientists out there who would be willing to work on this project, please contact me, as you could offer help to a lot of people that are currently suffering from Morgellons. This project may be one of the most important projects on the planet Earth, because it could tell us once and for all if we are alone in the cosmos. The occurrence of a single instance of life from another planet will logically tells us we are not alone.