posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 01:34 PM
HI, thebox ...
Have you heard about Charles Bonnet syndrome? I'm not saying it provides an explantion for your sighting, but what it does do is confirm that many,
all over the world, have seen little-men(which suggests the little people are there to be seen -- by those able to see them, for whatever reason).
Charles Bonnet usually affects those with poor eyesight. Mentally, however, they are perfectly sane. Manchester university (I think) researched the
syndrome and established that seeing little-people is nowhere near as rare as might be expected. The fact that people with poor eyesight see the
creatures suggests these creatures occupy some other dimension. If I were you, I'd read a selection of articles and studies on Charles Bonnet
syndrome. Some are dismissive and peddle the usual establishment views, while others are more open-minded.
Children see the little people and of course, so do (some) normal adults with perfect eyesight. If you visit Fortean forums, you'll find several
long threads in which people of all ages (established, respected members: quite a number of them middle-aged and older) relate their own experiences
with the little people. Contrary to fairy-stories, the little people are rarely sweet. Usually they deliberately frighten people. They terrified
When you have a little-people experience, you have a difficult time because although you know what you saw -- you also doubt yourself and try to
dismiss the experience because it's not a subject that many know much about and it places you at risk of ridicule and insults to your intelligence.
You find yourself anxious to impress on those you DO tell, that you were NOT dreaming, did NOT imagine it, were not drunk or under the influence of
drugs. And even when you find someone prepared to accept your story, you nevertheless continue to doubt yourself.
These days, there's quite a bit of information about little-people online. When I saw them, over twenty years ago, it was a different story; there
was simply no information available. I kept the experience to myself. But it's something you never forget and you never stop trying to find an
explanation for what you've seen and experienced.
By coincidence, I'm originally from Lancashire (UK) too. And apparently, a couple of hundred years ago, little-people (under a variety of names)
were accepted as reality there ... some quite close to where I was born, in Pendle.
If you look on the Net, you'll discover that the Northern American Indians were familiar with the little-people and in the main were very wary of
them. There have been reports of sightings in Central America in the past few years. And you'll find the ELFEN Project on the Net; they welcome
submissions from those who've seen little people. I was informed by the founder of ELFEN (Prof. Butler) that currently, the ELFEN Project people are
aware of 60-plus ordinary families in the US and Canada, who are sharing their homes (reluctantly in most cases) with one or more little-people. The
ELFEN people believe that the little-people form an attachment to a locality rather than to individuals.
So, you're far from being alone in your experience and having the experience does not mean you're fantasy prone, or losing your mind, or that you
hallucinated. It probably means you're more than normally receptive to things that the majority simply do not see.