Originally Posted by dr wu23
Not sure of the weeds significance in the overall scheme of things.
I think Vallee used this as another piece of esoterica to drive home that paranormal phenomenon and its physicality comes in many forms. The weeds here, growing enormous, coincides with the visitation in his opinion. He follows this with an Italian rust color where only moss grows later. His meaning could not be clearer. Botanical esoterica is also proof of - something - something apparently unknown and unknowable about aliens.
One criticism that has been leveled at Vallee is that while he sometimes used other friends to help investigate, he abrogated the rules of science by working mostly independently. Therefore he had little peer review, and few checks and balances.
My counterpoint is that phosphate detergent run off from the washing machine could have explained part of the weed issue. I also imply that there may have been matrixing going on by conflating "weird weeds, "blowing trees", "radio static", "blanked-out television screen", and a few other things. It could as easily been a Wendigo
(Algernon Blackwood reference), and interestingly, Grant Wilson has reported that his most defining mystery was the appearance of an "alien creature" who followed him as a young boy, and paranormal tree blowing was a part of this experience.
The Italian grass could have been an outbreak of grass rust (a disease) that is ofen followed by having a patchy lawn where only moss grows. Another bit of matrixing connecting it to a UFO. There is a common ghost story that explains that grass never grows in a supernaturally disturbed piece of earth. This has been countered that a legendary area such as this is often visited by legend trippers who then stamp the earth so often grass will not grow there. Early settlers realized that violets grew in enormous patches, and later it was discovered these were buffalo wallows. The crushed dirt mixed with the debris from the buffalo hides was perfect for violet growth. So, mundane as well as esoteric reasons for botanical events.
There are always points and counter-points, myth and deconstruction, and scientific investigators are supposed to allow for vetting of their theories by other investigators.
Well everywhere but in ufology where investigators build a fence around their territory and defend it with a shotgun lest anyone trespass.
I found Grant Wilson's first paranormal event online below link, first few pages. He states it as a paranormal event, but could it be considered an alien contact as well by ufologists?