posted on Dec, 29 2005 @ 04:55 AM
I am well aware of corroborative evidence for close encounters, I've read a lot about the subject. I've even come across so-called "hard" evidence
(in the form of a blonde hair from an alien mongolid) and of course the mountain of anecdotal and circumstantial evidence. Something is definitely
If you re-read my posts you will see that I am not advocating that abductions are not happening, actually that they are happening but that they are
not what we believe them to be.
Has anyone ever come across a book called "Dimensions" by Jacques Vallee? Vallee is the character the UFO researcher in Spielberg's Close
Encounters was based on, he is a long-standing leading authority on the subject and in Dimensions he attempts to place abduction and close encounter
lore into context. Well worth a read for the serious student or even for the curious.
I will crudely blurt out my theory now so that the remaining posts may at least debate it and not something unrelated. Although it is similar in
style to Vallee's theory, it differs greatly the further down the theory you go. I'm not sure if it is original to me or if there are books out
there already that advocate such a theory: I have not come across them if there are.
Alien abductions are made of the same stuff that dreams are.
Alein abductions are an eruption of this dream material into our waking, conscious lives and our apparently objective physical plain of existence.
Alien abductions are born out of the deepest, darkest recesses of the collective human unconscious, and just like dreams, omens and myths (which many
abductions parallel closely) they speak in symbols.
"Alien abductions" therefore are merely our ill-equipped, 21st Century categorisation of a phenomenon that has nothing in fact to do with EBEs or
interplanetary spaceships. The same way most people would dream about a spaceship and then, on waking, incorrectly assume that they had just had a
dream about a spaceship. We are dealing with symbols and latent meanings, not overt interpretations.
"Aliens", as we (mis)interpret them to be, are in fact shadowy archetypal figures more akin to the devil's minions, the shadow, Death, the
trickster etc. than to ET or an X-Files extra.
Hence the majority of abduction experiences occur at night, while the victim is lying in bed or while the victim is dozing or already sound asleep;
the majority of people seem to be back in their bed for daybreak.
Upon (often aided) recollection the experience always has a dreamlike quality to it: it makes no obvious sense, the characters in it (aliens) can
transmit their thoughts ie. you can understand them without talking with them, there are overwhelming emotive presences, things impossibly change from
one second to the next etc. it makes no objective, material-world sense.
All these "irks" are given different explanations by exponents of the classic lore: telepathy, hi-technology, confusion tactics, disarming odour
given off by the aliens' skin etc. etc. when in fact one all-encompassing theory answers each and every anomaly the same: abduction experiences have
a dream-like quality because they are made of the same stuff dreams are and are coming from the same place.
Now I am not saying that they ARE dreams, not at all. They are more extreme and they intrude in our material life in a way that dreams mostly do not.
They can also leave physical traces etc. and certainly affect people in a way dreams usually do not.
The abduction experience is REAL. It happens. it hurts, it disturbs, but above all else it communicates.
Just like a meaningful dream, the abduction experience tries its damnedest to speak with the recipient. However, just like a dream, it cannot speak
the recipient's native tongue and so must communicate in the only way it knows how: symbols.
Now when we are left with the memory of these symbols in our minds, we, as so many have done with holy texts, take the symbols at face value:
literally. Because the abduction experience is so strong we cannot seem to take it any other way.
The meaning is then lost and we have a whole sub-culture believing we are being visited and kidnapped from our beds at night by malevolent space
The question is: what is this message for mankind that these manifestations are trying to deliver?