Since placing the last article up on the Flying Polyps, I have had more time to think about these strange beings. In addition, I have received a number of excellent comments on them. Thus, this article provides some additional notes on this mysterious species.
Flying Polyp by Michael Bukowski (yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com)
As I previously mentioned, the Flying Polyps appear to be “partially” composed of the matter in our Universe. Thus, they are not composed entirely of the same matter as humans, Elder Things, Shoggoths, Deep Ones or the Great Race. In contrast, the Flying Polyps are not completely composed of matter from outside of our Universe like the Mi-Go or spawn of Cthulhu. The Flying Polyps are, as I previously mentioned, “in-between” Universes; partially made of our matter and partially made of “other” matter. Thus, in a way they are more of an enigma than something utterly alien from the outside such as the Mi-Go.
As previously mentioned, the senses of the Flying Polyps can penetrate all kinds of materials in our Universe but their bodies can only pass through certain materials. In addition, they would frequently fly and could make whistling noises. In contrast, there was some sort of limiting connection between them and the Earth. In spite of frequently living and moving in the air, when on the ground the Polyps made large footprints that were composed of five circular toe marks. In addition, the Polyps could only be imprisoned deep in the Earth.
Flying Polyp by Tryryche
While the Flying Polyps were originally predators of the Cone-Shaped Beings (CSBs), once the Yithians occupied their bodies and became the Great Race, the tables were quickly turned. The Great Race produced technology that allowed them to subdue the Flying Polyps. Specifically, the Great Race weapons of electrical energy would wholly destroy the Flying Polyps. This high level of susceptibility and complete annihilation of the Polyp body due to electrical energy may provide some clues as to the make-up of their matter.
In humans and most Terran life a strong discharge of electrical energy, currents greater than 1 amp, results in permanent damage through burns and cellular damage. Additionally, even lower currents, between 70 and 70 mA, can cause death but by triggering a fibrillation in the heart. While such electrocution will cause death they do not “annihilate” the body as it does for the Flying Polyps.
In particle physics, the term annihilation is used to describe the result of when a subatomic particle meets or collides with its respective antiparticle. When the particle (matter) and antiparticle (antimatter) meet, they mutually annihilate these other, typically in a flash of radiation such as a photon of light (Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction; Frank Close; 2004). Given how the body of the Flying Polyp is completely destroyed and annihilated when hit with electric energy, is it possible that they are composed of an unusual semi-stable arrangement of matter and antimatter?
Living cells continue to live and reproduce by taking in energy, which in turn keeps cellular activities going so the cell constituents do not breakdown and decompose. A similar arrangement may be in existing for the Flying Polyps but instead of obtaining energy from a biochemical perspective, it may be from a subatomic perspective. Is it possible that Flying Polyps are a conscious or sentient form of electromagnetic fields and forces that utilize matter / antimatter repulsion to generate the energy they need to keep their quasi-cellular activities going? Maybe they extract antimatter from where they originate and need to feed on organic life, such as the CSBs, to provide “matter” fuel. In turn, this allows them to keep the matter / antimatter mix equal and thus exist. If this is the case, then the electrical discharge weapons of the Great Race may abruptly disrupt this balance between matter and antimatter, resulting in the observed annihilation of the Flying Polyps.
Yithian Hero (by Cryptdidical; Spore)
Obviously the experiments required to test such a hypothesis could be highly dangerous. However, placing a Flying Polyps into the Hadron Collider and bombarding them with various subatomic particles and anti-particles may be a relative “safe” means of testing this hypothesis. The real trick would be to get a Flying Polyp into the Collider.
In the next article the discussion will be how the Yithian move their consciousness through space and time. Thank you – Fred.