Our present culture is riddled with UFOs. They are literally everywhere we look, and as evidenced by the continued efforts of researchers like Budd Hopkins, even the less-pleasant elements of the UFO mystery remain consistent with us today, especially among these the subject of abduction. Even though the famous “contactee” era of George Adamski and others like him has long since passed, what other kinds of alien or ultra-dimensional “contact” might still take place in the world of today?

Back in the 1970s, famous philosopher and “ethnobotanist” Terrence McKenna first contacted what he called Machine Elves (sometimes referred to also as “Fractal Elves” in popular culture), whose “constant dance”, according to McKenna, essentially wove the fabric of time and space. Along these same lines, McKenna was most famous for his speculations that the fabric of many universes and realities might be more closely aligned than science is capable of expressing presently, and through the use of hallucinogenic substances extracted from plants (hence the term ethnobotanist), he claimed to have become aware of the entites he called Machine Elves “after having taken tryptamine based psychedelic drugs, especially Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).”


A classic depiction of an elemental-type elf from the English painter Richard Doyle. The color and emotion of this illustration makes you feel the Elf has his laundry basket full of mirth and magic.

At this point, the discussion could go in two vastly different directions; the first having to do with the known hallucinogenic effects drugs like DMT have on their users, which brings to mind specifically the research of Dr. Rick Strassman, a proffessor with the University of New Mexico. In his experiements, individuals would drink water mixed with small amounts of DMT and remain in controlled environments where the effects of their “trip” were

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Micah Hanks

Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at info@micahhanks.com.