Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Aliens among us?

The very first thing I noticed was how normal everyone looked.

Oh, there was more than your usual percentage of bearded men. Ditto for guys with long hair. But in general, it looked like a tame gathering. I mean, no one was even in costume!

Somehow, I expected a UFO conference to be a little more flamboyant.

But things quickly picked up. For one thing, the community college auditorium was packed – people sitting in the aisles and standing in the back. About 60-70 UFO aficionados had been expected. More than 400 showed up. And more than a few of them totally believe that aliens from other planets have visited Earth.

Some of them also believe in ghosts and Bigfoot.

There were a number of knowledgeable speakers with impressive resumes, including the head of a local UFO group, a journalist from a national UFO magazine, and a college professor who has made it his life’s work to uncover the hidden memories of alien abductees through hypnosis.

There was also some cool eye witness testimony from a few very sane-looking people who had seen UFOs flying over their homes at night.

It was an extremely interesting afternoon! Here's a recap of what I learned:

  • Aliens have been visiting Earth since the 1920s.
  • They fly in aircraft that can change direction and speed very quickly.
  • Some spaceships have been recovered by the military, but the brass isn’t talking.
  • For whatever reason, it is extremely difficult for a human civilian to take a decent photograph of a UFO.
  • The military has been reverse engineering military aircraft from alien spaceships.
  • If scientists don’t acknowledge the alien presence on Earth it’s because they are not looking at the data logically.
  • Aliens have abducted a lot of people over the years.
  • Abductees’ memories are mostly wiped out afterward, but can be recovered through hypnosis.
  • Many of the abductees have had similar experiences, even people who have never heard any other abductees’ stories.
  • Aliens can control humans’ minds.
  • UFO believers do not have a high opinion of Bill Nye the Science Guy (though I was unsure whether the heckling was directed at Bill! Bill! Bill! himself, or whether Dr. Nye was simply a symbol of the entire disbelieving scientific community).
  • Aliens do a lot of reproductive experimentation on humans, gathering sperm and egg samples.
  • Aliens do this because they are creating a hybrid alien/human race.
  • Over the years, the alien/human hybrids are becoming more and more human-looking.
  • There are a lot of hybrids living on Earth now, posing as humans. They could be your next door neighbor (I always suspected…).
  • The aliens are probably planning an invasion of Earth, and the hybrids have probably been stationed here to help when the time comes.
  • Some UFO believers think this invasion will be a good thing. Others are not so sure.
None of this was really a news flash. It was all stuff I learned watching the X-Files.

But this WAS the first time I’d heard the theories seriously presented by intelligent people in a non-fictional environment.

Am I now a believer?

Well, not really, but I have to admit, it’s more than a little spooky. While even the most hardened UFO enthusiasts admit that 90
% of UFO sightings/abductions are false, there’s still that 10% that can’t be explained.

And that ½ of 1% that REALLY can’t be explained.

So….here's what I took away from my first UFO conference:

*Something* weird and unexplainable has happened to many people over many years.
As for what it is…I haven’t a clue. But it sure inspires story ideas!

Vampire conference, anyone?


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Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner February 11, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

Yanno...the hybrids could be here already. I saw a photo of an actress flash by on Myspace (I can't for the life of me remember who it was, sorry), and she looked very much like the alien in your picture, with hair. I remember it striking me at the time how much she resembled the wide-forehead, narrow-chin, large-eyed Roswell aliens. They really are taking over.

In the last five years, unexplained lights have appeared over my city twice. The last time was last year, about a mile north of my house at 8:00 PM.

Did I see it?

Nope. Missed it. I think I was home watching Dr. Who. (Martha Jones rocks!)

Joy Nash February 11, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

There have been a lot of weird lights in my area in the past year. A lot of people have seen them and they've been on the news. Haven't seen them myself, but then I tend to be asleep at 3 am. Some have been explained, but others haven't.

EmilyBryan February 12, 2009 at 4:52 AM  

The Bard said it best:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

Even Shakespeare had a few 'Twilight Zone' moments.

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