QUESTION 8: Have you ever met any people who have seen Ufos, and were they prepared to interpret this experience purely psychologically and not insist on the physical reality of the Ufos?
Dr. Jung: I actually do know of four cases of people who have seen Ufos or said they did.
They are not in the least prepared to interpret the Ufos psychologically.
They are more inclined to ask me, Do you think this is psychological? because for them it was felt as thoroughly real.
There was, for instance, the case of a doctor in an American city who together with many other people observed a Ufo for three-quarters of an hour in the form of a small silvery sphere or disc which then suddenly vanished.
Knowing this man to be a regular camera fiend, I assumed he had taken a marvellous photo of this phenomenon.
But astonishingly enough he hadn’t, although he carried his camera with him, “as always.”
Another man was driving with his wife over the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, when she saw in the west about twenty Ufos flying in the Pacific.
She drew her husband’s attention to them and he saw them too.
The spheres or discs gleamed like silver in the sun.
Both sent me eyewitness reports and some time later I saw the man personally, whereupon he expressed his astonishment at my interest in such things.
But this, you see, is also a contribution to psychology. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 389-391
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