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UFOs and Children. Why do kids see them more often?

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posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 04:18 PM
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When I was a kid living in Puerto Rico, I had a many accounts with UFOs. I saw them often enough to believe that they were a normal occurrence. As I grew older I realized that they were not, that it was something special.

This is not just me I would like to talk about, but the many people who when were children, seemed to attract this kind of phenomena. It is hard, even as a grown up, to tell my family members what I witnessed when I was young and not have them think of me as gone crazy or something like that.

I would like people to tell their (childhood UFO stories) here and to compare them and see if we can make some sense of it all. I would like to know if in your (UFO ET account) there were any telepathic thoughts or commands amongst you, and the UFO or alien species. Any particular gift or anything said that might have changed your views on life. Also, anything that may have seemed weird at the time (besides the fact of being visited by ET), that has you puzzled to this day.

And for those who may not know what I am talking about you can read up on Indigo Children, or get an overview on the topic with this news story.




posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 04:27 PM
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I think children see UFOs more often, because they can't indentify it as often as someone else. Hence Unidentified FO. They also have more active imaginations, and so are more likely to mix dream-states with real-states. Thus, it's much more easy for a child to get confused upon seeing a bright light in the sky, instead of a more adult person who takes the time to look and realize that it's a satellite or airplane.

Also, Indigo Children is a load. They're not children born with a purpose, they're children who have the benefit of growing up in an excellent environment. We have access to SO MUCH knowledge in today's world, and the pace of life has quickened so dramatically, that children are learning more and more advanced concepts at an earlier age.

These children are the golden future we wanted to build "for our children" remember?

But take a moment, let them grow up. Let us see what happens to these children then. We're already seeing it with today's teen populace - lots of knowledge, but no idea of who they are. The question "Who Are You?" is more important than "What Do You Want?" - but our society is geared heavily towards wants and pleasures rather than self-discovery.

No, I see a bright corporate future - lots of muscle - but not enough concept of self to drive forward anything truely beneficial to society.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 04:44 PM
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Thanks for the reply. But I must tell you this. The reason that You read my post and that I am actually replying to yours is that I became a believer cause I actually seen UFOs when I was small. I don't call my self an indigo child or anything like that. I did not imagine what I saw, and it changed my life completely. I did not see UFOs once or twice. I saw them more than twenty times. Spheres (during the day). I saw a UFO with the shape like that of the Socorro UFO. It was at night though, an I was about 13. a Triangle in 1997, these last too were from about 300ft egg shaped one, and aout 1000ft high the triangle. I sent telepathic messages for them to come closer and they did. Yes it sounds ridiculous i know, but it's true.

And I know that I am not crazy cause my best friend was there and he always reminds me. He to is puzzled. Him and about 4 more of my friends.


[edit on 22-2-2006 by Cabanman]



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 06:43 PM
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Cabanman, I never said you had never seen a UFO. I was merely replying to your hypothesis that children are somehow under a different influence of UFOs.

I myself have seen UFOs - twice. Those two times are the only times I have been left unexplainable, however, I realize to myself that it is POSSIBLE (though not necessarily IS) that there were other causes both of these times which I am either unaware of, or am not accepting. For instance, I've had an abduction experience. Only one. Despite how real it seems to ME though, I have to accept the possibility that it was a dream.

Recently, actually, I've discovered something that lends weight to my experience actually having been a dream. I found that during a recent brief period of lucidity in one of my dreams, when I tried to scream/shout as loud as I could in my dream, I was unable to. I tried as hard as I could, but I simply wasn't able to pull off anything more than a faint whimper.

I beleive this is because the act of screaming/shouting is a very difficult task on the body. This is why it's very hard to do strenuous tasks whilst dreaming. Ever try having a fist-fight with someone in your dreams? Notice how slow your punches seem? How weak they are? This is because your mind's trying to do the action in real life, but the natural nueral suppressants that keep you from twitching in real life suppress your ability to do these actions.

So, I related that feeling of inability to scream in my dream, to my inability to scream when I was in my abduction experience. I discovered that the two were amazingly familiar. The same feeling of having the air, but almost like something tightening and stopping you from letting it go in one big burst.

So, I'm just saying that one has to remember to approach things with a constantly critical mind. Right now you may consider your 20 UFOs as being only explainable by paranormal phenomena - but always leave yourself that little shelf-case of doubt - that little bit of humility to have the pants to say to yourself "maybe it wasn't". Once again, I'm not saying you HAVEN'T encountered 20 of these UFOs, but think hard on them and try to explain each and every one to yourself. See if there's discrepancies. Even if you can't figure out what it IS, can you figure out what it is not?

And finally, I don't beleive you to be an Indigo Child. I was only making referance to them, and the following dismal of them, because you made referance to them.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:38 PM
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IMO EBE's (too many abbreviations?) reveal themselves to children more is because a child's word is easily doubted.
My sister had an 'imaginary friend' (my mums words) who she said used to take her on adventures, before he started cutting at her. My sister used to wake up screaming in the night saying he was biting or stabbing at her.

My mum dismissed it as a dream but I had doubts. the word of a child carries hardly any weight in todays society, and they are often answered "yes dear" or "of course he did".



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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I wouldn't go around claiming children see the majority of UFOs. Most UFO reports made are by adults. Although adults are in a better position to state what they know on record.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:59 PM
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Kids also see fairies, pixies and believe cars are alive.

They also believe in monsters under the bed, Santa, and Superman.

They have whats called "magical thinking" which is a state of growth that believes any moving things are alive and things can happen without cause and effect.

Its something you mentally grows out of, you brain matures beyond such levels.

Its hardly an argument for reality.

However on another level they can experience supernatural events that adults dont see. I have seen this myself.

[edit on 22-2-2006 by Netchicken]



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by Netchicken
Kids also see fairies, pixies and believe cars are alive.

They also believe in monsters under the bed, Santa, and Superman.

They have whats called "magical thinking" which is a state of growth that believes any moving things are alive and things can happen without cause and effect.

Its something you mentally grows out of, you brain matures beyond such levels.

Its hardly an argument for reality.

However on another level they can experience supernatural events that adults dont see. I have seen this myself.

[edit on 22-2-2006 by Netchicken]



Yes, kids do believe in these things when they are young. And of course they grow out of it. But what I am interested in is not the stuff that they imagine, but the stuff that they see.

Imagining that a car is alive is one thing, but to see an actual craft or an alien being is another. You see, kids forget about these fairies and goblin under their beds because they know that these things are imaginary. But the kinda stuff that I am referring to is the stuff that after you are older, it still puzzles you. Alien stuff.

Say an example, one of my good friends. He told me once, that when he was little, say 10 or 11 years old. He saw a hovering Flying Saucer in the park, when he lived in Tennessee. He was with his smaller brother and other friends. I saw him last august and during conversation he told me if I had remembered his story and I said yes. He sticks to it today, and he is twenty-nine. His brother was there and also confirms it. Even after I bluffed on not believing him, he stuck to it " better believe it, that was real" where his exact words.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 09:45 PM
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Well children and animals are the most pyschic creatures on earth. And because children are not closed to pyschicness, they are able to see spirits, and experience many more things than us.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 09:46 PM
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This is a hard subject for anyone. We have grown up assuming that children make things up and some of us remember doing so.

I have a memory that goes back to when I was a child of 7 living in Little Rock. It was something I dismissed until I dug into some information my father had passed on to me. Could it have been a father trying to make his child proud? Yes. Parents will do that.
My encounter was with "something". Said "something" was looking at me from down the hallway as I played. Could have been a dream but I don't think so.

Later, when I became a teenager, I told the story to my sister and she in turn told my parents. They of course confronted me about this. I swore up and down that it was real and that I saw something. I ended up seeing a "counselor" at the local MHMR for 12 months.

Since then, I have never spoken of my experience. My sister, after thinking about it and doing some research, believes me. The rest of my family wrote it off as a mental break down or drugs.

Today, I am a father myself. I have a 9 year old that is highly intelligent, in the local gifted and talented program, and I am proud of her. When she tells me something that I automatically judge as "Flight of Fancy", I ask her to sit down and explain everything to me in great detail. It's important for adult to listen to children, even if we think it is fake. Maybe children in general see more than adult because they don't understand that it can't be real because it defies some law of physics or gravity or something else.

In a childs mind and eye, faires, dragons, aliens, and the smurfs are real. Maybe they aren't too far from the truth.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by heelstone
I wouldn't go around claiming children see the majority of UFOs. Most UFO reports made are by adults. Although adults are in a better position to state what they know on record.



Don't believe me? Then do an experiment. Ask around, ask friends and others if they have ever seen a UFO when they were small. Or maybe an alien and you will be surprised on how many memories you will wake.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 09:58 PM
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I have to agree children do seem to see more than we do as adults. My husband saw a huge UFO as a child, he was about nine years old.

He says he woken up because of the "whirring" noise it was making. He looked outside and there it was hoovering over an adjacent field. Funny thing is I was about that same age when I was awoken by the same sound. I was too scared to look outside.

Although to this day I can still remember the sound. It was like nothing I have heard before or since.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 10:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing



When I was about twelve or thirteen, I saw my first UFO. I lived in Puerto Rico, and was in the front lawn of my house. It was daylight, and I was practicing with my numchucks. Then, out of nowhere I felt the urge to look up. As I looked up, I noticed a shinny, high up in the air metal ball. It was a spherical object. It was not like the Mexico UFOs, it was not an energy ball, but rather a metallic, solid looking ball. It was just there, still, thousands of feet above me. I stood looking at it for some minutes and it was totally still, as if it were observing me. I got excited and called my brother and my mom. But as soon as I did that, and they came out to see, the sphere suddenly moved in a controlled manner and went off.

This metallic ball seemed to follow me. I must have seen it about twenty times in my life time. I can also remember seeing one of these with a friend. I had a very strong feeling that we were going to see one, so I told him to look up with me and see if we can see it. We laid on top of my dad's car hood and waited. A few minutes past, and then my friend said, "could that be it", and when I looked at the direction he pointed to, we saw it, but this time it was right in the middle of what looked like a contrail that was in the shape of a triangle. It was not a contrail from a plane, it seemed that the object made it. It was a perfect triangle. And as soon as we spotted it, it moved off.


I have so many stories about these metallic spheres that If I were to write about it here, I would have to be writing for days.

Anyway, I am thinking if I should write about the most impressive UFO sighting that I have ever seen. It is a long story, but must be the most impressive in my whole entire life.




[edit on 22-2-2006 by Cabanman]



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 10:31 PM
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This is probably the only place I would relate even a faction of the memory without being labeled as a nut job. It really isn't something you want everyone to know.

They memory is a simple one and rather short. I have drawn pictures of it for the family to prove that it just wasn't a story or dream. I can remember the details very clearly and I know for a fact that I had never seen a show/movie with such a thing in it before.

I was sitting in the hallway on a little race car when I looked back down the hallway. My mother was in the living room at the time so no one else was in the house. I remember seeing someone or something blue-ish/grey peaking around the corner. A hand with 2 fingers was gripping the corner of the wall as it leaned out. I remember watching it blink as it looked at me. I wasn't afraid. Felt more like it was a friend than anything else.
I turned to ask my mom who it was and when I looked back, it was gone.

The other memory was from 2 years ago that invovles some drinking and me disappearing for several hours. My wife still doesn't know what happened to me.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 04:11 PM
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I only just posted my experiences as a kid a few weeks ago.

I'd say the peak age for me was 10.

I'm 36 now and have two daughters. Both are also in gifted and talented programs. Both are interested in science and mythology.

My oldest is obsessed with alternative energy. I also drew and wrote about this when I was her age. That coincided with the end of the carter administration.

I'm very interested in children's observations. I think their experiences may be less filtered.




[edit on 23-2-2006 by blue grass]

[edit on 23-2-2006 by blue grass]



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 04:20 PM
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I should've pointed out that my oldest has had a number of dreams about contact and/or technology.

Meahwhile, my youngest has seen lights and other anomalous things in the sky before anyone else, nothing so specific as discs but she does seem to be tuned into looking up.
She didn't copy this behaviour from me or anyone else in my family.

I should also say that I've only had one clear sighting as an adult (since age 14 or so). That was about a year ago. While flying cross country at night, I looked out the left window to see an object on a near collision course. It closed the distance at a diagonal angle and passed just under us. I should have been very upset but i only felt confused and very sleepy. I didn't tell anyone else about it.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 04:39 PM
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Children have more imagination.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 05:40 PM
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I'm not aware of anyone disputing that.

However, I believe you mean to say that imagination explains many childrens' insightful observations.

I think that explanation falls short.

I think there is something more intuitive going on. I'd even say that is was a matter of less imagination and more direct response.

The spiritual and paranormal seem to be a symptom of this in some kids.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 07:36 PM
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In all my personal experience, when we see the aliens, they see us first. In fact, they stage sightings for us so we know and recall them.

Showing themselves to us when we are young puts them in our minds for our whole lives, for future use. It builds a base for our personal understanding of them as part of our life whether we understand or accept them later or not.

Although we are open to more and are shown more as children, children do not make official ufo sighting reports to become part of the written statistics. Adults do that so they get counted. Adults who take a child's sighting seriously, still do not expose the child to public scrutiny that gets the sighting counted.

As children, we are naturally more open to everything we experience because the separation of social reality/fantasy has not yet negated our spiritual awareness.

It's easier for our own lifelong alien contacts to approach us as children first, than first later in life. Just showing us themselves early, makes it easier for us to accept them when we are adults, if we choose.

Personal alien contact is a careful, lifelong plan created for us by the alien races.






[edit on 2/23/2006 by EarthSister]



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 07:49 PM
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I don't know if children in general are more sensitive to it, but I do know that the vast majority of my experiences occurred in early childhood. For instance, when I was about four, every night I would have a reoccurring "dream" about a green creature that would float up through my bedroom window. He would always guide me through some colorful vortex on our way to some adventure of some sort, and I would look forward to it every day. They continued for who knows how many nights, until finally one night I sensed that the returning "creature" was different than the one that had previously escorted me, and I refused to go with it. The experience ended there.

A few years later, I had another experience. I awoke in my room to find half a dozen or so hooded figures surrounding my bed, looking down at me. It was daylight but the window shades were drawn, so the room was dim; I couldn't see their faces. Every time I would recall this memory, I for some reason would think that the hooded figures were my relatives, and they were visiting me because I was sick. However, this doesn't make much sense, since I've never been so sick as for my relatives to make some sort of solemn visit.



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