posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 12:18 AM
About two years ago I started a thread where I asked people to send me their abduction/encounter experiences. At the time I intended to publish a
non-critical 'compilation' of reports through a local printing press. I received few responses and totally forgot about the idea...
Now, years later, I've suddenly gotten a lot of questions, over email, as to whether or not I'm still collecting such stories. This sudden surge of
interest has caused me to rethink my original (abandoned) plan. Now... I feel like the time is right to try this all over again.
Basically, the college that I graduated from occasionally publishes books by alumni that have some 'cultural merit'. A few months ago I talked to
its president (who was a former professor of mine) about the possibility of using the school's press to publish a collection of american folklore.
He thought the idea was interesting but a little too vague. Now, however, all these recent inquiries that I've gotten have caused me to rethink my
original proposal: I should publish a collection of abduction/close encounter stories.
Yes, yes, the idea has been 'done' before, but not from the perspective of someone who was just trying to record and distribute such stories. Most
of the books, in the past, that have dealt with this subject have tried to frame it within an intellectual argument (that is, they have tried to
'prove' one theory or the other). My idea, however, is to present raw stories in such a way that they can be examined without having been
'manipulated' into fitting one argument or the other.
Essentially, I want to publish a chronicle of interactions human beings have had with the 'others'. This will be a straight-forward record... one
devoid of selective editorializing.
So... if you think that this idea makes sense please write to me at:
or u2u me if you have more questions. Basically, I'm looking for a complete story. I'd like to hear not just the details of the
abduction/experience... but also all of the events that led up to it (that is, I'm looking for complete narratives). I assure everyone who may be
interested that I will never reveal their names (if they so wish) and that they can use false names when writing to me, even (because I am approaching
this from the angle of american legend/folkore/personal history and not from a scientific angle I do not need to know your identities). I also assure
you guys... that this will be a great experience. Trust me... once you talk/write about this stuff you will feel better. You might even understand
Oh, and almost as an afterthought, your story doesn't have to be the standard 'I was kidnapped by garys' one. It only has to be a true description
of what you feel that you experienced... no matter what that was. I have been on ATS for over two years and, though I argue with people on occasion,
I feel that I have built up a decent reputation. You can trust that I will not distort or alter your story if my compilation is published.
[edit on 5-7-2005 by onlyinmydreams]