posted on May, 21 2006 @ 11:44 AM
So what exactly are we to make of the tall, slim, Elfish “Nordics” with flowing blonde hair who appear not only in abduction tales, but also in
waking reality as visiting people with names like Stewart who will ask you for a drink of whiskey and a chat on your couch while your best friend is
asleep in the next room? Or bearded dwarf-types with outlandish, cartoon-like diving suit costumes? Or tall, shadowy, hooded black figures reminiscent
of the archetypal death character, or oriental women with bright blonde hair? Where does this rag-tag bunch of misfits come into the sleek,
“end-game” theory? “Oh, they’re just different races; they’re all watching us with their own designs”.
Or perhaps not.
Upon studying abduction cases, you have only to read the testimony of the abductee to arrive firmly at the conclusion that, overwhelmingly, while
they are experiencing the abduction phenomenon they are being exposed to an experience that does not follow any natural or human laws. There is,
simply put, an undeniable dreamlike quality to these abductions. Talking animals, entirely inappropriate and overwhelming emotions, floating figures,
messages that are unsuccessfully trying to make themselves known to the abductee through an alien unable to communicate them, intense sexual
encounters: even the memory problems associated with alien abductions parallel perfectly the memory problems encountered when trying to recall dreams
due to the apparent “curtain” that exists between our waking, conscious mind and the unconscious portion of our mind with which we dream (Can you
remember any of your dreams from last night?).
The title of this essay, “Strangeness and reality unbound are the siren calls of this phenomenon”, could so easily have been crafted as a
tailor-made description of dreams. Being able to fly and thinking nothing of it, talking to a woman whose physical visage you have never before seen
and knowing her to be your mother until the next morning when you wake and think, “Hang on, she’s not my mother. What was I thinking?” Lying on
a bed, then getting up and turning around to see that you were, despite being nearly two metres tall, actually lying on a purple matchbox. Being in an
empty, apparently innocuous room but feeling somehow an immense presence of evil and worry and fear. All these things are experienced in dreams, and,
if only in essence of their bizarre nature, are too experienced in alien abduction cases. The quote is in fact a description of the Abduction
Phenomenon by researcher Bill Chalker.
The case of a man (Peter Kouhry in Australia) who awoke to find two naked, oriental but alien -looking women had appeared on his bed and were trying
to move his head for some unexplained reason to the left breast of the closest being, is all the more dreamlike when we learn at the end of his
ordeal, despite experiencing no lost time, he was laying naked on top of a neatly made bed. He was, only twenty minutes earlier when the encounter
started, lying fully clothed under his ruffled covers. As already stated, he was fully aware the whole time and did not black out or experience any
One might wonder how such a thing could happen, when looking at it as a tangible interaction between man and space-being. Many simply decide that in
“their presence” natural laws are bent or the mind is manipulated so as to confuse on later recollection of the events. However, when the
abduction experience is viewed as a cousin – however different it may be – of the dream, these types of anomalies should be expected.
So too should be expected the feeling that there was some underlying meaning that the man failed to gain from the interaction. Why, he asked, did
these women choose him? Why did one of them try to pull him to her left breast? What could she possibly have wanted him to do? He still has no idea.