@Mick West Thought I'd re-post this to Mick directly as it's relevant to the topic and references the same talk given by Vallee about the marks. In that talk Vallee also makes the following claim about a woman who he was able to bring to a "dermatological research department" when her mark showed up a second time:
The above two slides are from a talk by famous UFO investigator Jacques Vallee. The talk came up because scientist Garry Nolan (who sometimes works with Vallee) mentioned a later aspect of the case (a star-shaped mark on a photo and a giant UFO nobody noticed) in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson.
But someone in the comments pointed out the likely cause in April 2022:
And indeed, there is a strong resemblance:The Paisley Wave 4 months ago
With all respect for Dr. Vallee, the 'crosshair' marks may have a simple explanation. Search for images of blowdryers and you'll see many, especially the older ones, have metal crosshair-shaped grills at their openings. They get hot and can burn the skin leaving marks corresponding with their shape, a crosshair. Note that most of these appear on women, who are more likely to use blow dryers.
Vallee discussed this hypothesis in the video, but, for reasons that are not clear, he dismissed it.
As well as the dimensions matching, all of the various shapes are shaped of hairdryer grills:Of course, we know, we've tried to look at that and say, What kind of symbol is it? Well, the first thing we thought about is, if you look at our hairdryer, you know, you turn the hairdryer towards you. And you look at the end of the hairdryer, it looks like this. Okay, so we thought maybe, you know, this, this woman, I mean, women use hairdryer more than we guys do. So maybe she burned herself with their hairdryer. Well, if you try to do that, you're going to get burned, alright. But it's not going to look like this. Okay, you will have a burn. And so, so it's not that. Although in some cases, the dimensions are pretty much the same as the ones on the grid in the front of your hairdryer. But it's not always the same pattern. As you could see the pattern changes. Then you look at, you know, ancient literature and symbol books of symbols, and so on. And there is a pattern that looks exactly like that. Three, concentric circles, and radio lines. And that's a pattern of Atlantis.
The marks look very like superficial burns from a brief contact.
The partial marks could obviously come from a hairdryer at an angle (as seen in the medical journal image).
So his dismissal of hairdryers (and the subsequent leap into Atlantean symbology) makes no sense. Hairdryer is by far the most likely explanation.
UPDATE: The hairdryer owned by the individual in Vallee's case matches her burn:
"The dermatologists said they'd never seen anything like that before. That it wasn't on the skin, that it was under the skin; it was in the derma not in the epiderma. That it was, everything they could think of it wasn't. It wasn't a virus. It wasn't a bacteria. It wasn't a laser(burn). It wasn't a burn. It was not an allergy. It was not any of those things."
Timestamp link to that part of his presentation:
It would be great if Mick could contact Jacques to inquire specifically about this case as it seems to challenge the notion that all marks are attributable to hair dryer burns.