Tuesday, July 2, 2013

When esoteric influences are everywhere

Often images say more than words, I have driven through enough parts of California to have seen a lot of pop culture references to various weirdness, be it UFOs or Cryptozoology, for example, that you tend to take it for granted. The following ‘Bigfoot’ images can be seen on Highway 5 headed towards Eureka. Often I suspect most people don’t give these things a second thought.

When driving through Marin County around the piers, one can find the following neon light UFO motif.

There’s a lot of architecture through the US that references “Flying Saucer” iconography. One example was built in Tampa Florida, 1968.

Or this structure in Pensacola Beach, on Panferio Road.

Or this structure in Rio De Janerio, Southeast, Niterio.

Or in novelty models, machines, or displays, as demonstrated:

Even David Bowie’s 1969 album, with the Space Oddity track, was referencing UFOs and grays.

Which begs the question, when esoteric subjects have become the mainstream, where do you go from there?

1 comment:

Kimon said...

What I would like to see is a chronological comparison of UFO architecture with actual descriptions of UFO sightings / close encounters. My skeptical mind makes me think that you will observe parallels in esthetics, design, architecture, which would be revealing on whether these sightings are an objective reality or a subjective projection.