Originally posted by JackofBlades
You are also assuming that the only aliens that devour us are the cute looking greys. What about reports of aliens that look like man sized
elephants? Or the 8 foot tall reptoids? I don't see myself exactly rushing to rescue everyone else after escaping with a giant iguana looking for
Aliens that look like "man-sized elephants"??? That's a new one to me. Do you have anymore information on this species, perhaps a link or
I don't mean to take this thread off-topic, it's just the whole "man-sized elephant" thing really fascinated me. I'm guessing they have trunks?
I wonder if they have the big ears too?
But just so my post doesn't completely derail this thread, I'll talk some about the topic at hand. Just from reading threads here on ATS as well as
the provided links, I've seen plenty of stories about aliens eating humans. Perhaps the most interesting was the story that the Greys are slaves for
the Reptilians and they are sent out to abduct human beings for them. The theory was that a majority of the large number of missing children in the
US every year (incidentally, no trace is ever found of them- not even a body) are eaten by aliens. Supposedly there is a huge base for the Reptilians
under (get this!) Denver International Airport!!! The reason they prefer eating children and babies rather than adults is because most adults are
filled with chemicals and other disgusting elements from the things we eat and the bad habits we have over our lifetimes. Children, for the most
part, haven't had enough time to ingest and/or breathe in all of these harmful things yet.
Of course let me say outright that I don't necessarily subscribe to this theory. I think that statistically, however, there must be some alien
species out there that has, or would, eat human beings. But if this is the case, and if they are as advanced as they would need to be to travel all
the way to Earth and abduct and eat humans without gaining mainstream attention, then I doubt they'd keep coming here to abduct us. I think it would
be a lot easier and make a lot more sense for them to have abducted a large, diverse group of us in the past and just brought us somewhere for
breeding. That way they'd have a steady food supply and they'd be able to control what we eat and how we treat our bodies. I'm sure there's a
certain way they like their human meat. So just like we disgustingly create milk-fed veal and other cruel and inhumane delicacies, aliens would
likely do the same.
While I was reading your post I had this horrible dawning realization that what you were describing as the logical way to do it if they were going to
make us a food source is a fairly accurate and disturbing description of our present situation!
Large diverse group of humans? Check - we have ~7 billion human nuggets walking around this larder (free range to be kind to us)
Control what we eat? Check- despite being so-called intelligent beings, we stuff ourselves on a wide variety of unhealthy food choices to the point of
becoming overweight (and that being the majority of people here in the US) whilst certain chemicals are pumped into our air, water, and even in the
stuffing- I mean junk food we consume. And because the discerning aliens have a variety of palettes, we have cultural and other norms for what we
consume, which will add subtle, delicate seasoning to the various regional varieties. And even those who prefer grain fed have vegetarian humans.
Keep this food source in a confined but more easily accessible location? Check. Tho we think coming to earth would seem a tedious trip, not at all for
such advanced beings. Earth is a hop skip away from wherever we originally developed - which had a sun that didn't cause skin cancer or burns from
general exposure, gravity that didn't cause us debilitating back problems, etc. But this "pen" was the compromise of accessibility for them and
being just enough environmentally compatible enough to sustain us (tho obviously not as good a match as a world we had actually evolved on!). :-)
And of course such a scenario makes sense of the seeming furtive nature of the grocery store shoppers - why they don't land and introduce themselves?
Because they are shopping for dinner, not trying to make friends with the entree!
A hunter wants to be hidden, tho the unavoidable glimpses do happen from time to time. The unfortunate gullible, peaceful and kind deer wonder why
these advanced creatures with bewildering technology don't just step out and reveal themselves and make friends, while the complicit forest dwellers,
some even disguised as other deer, ridicule those who have seen past the camoflauge and try to tell others these beings are here. These double agents
denounce any attempt by those who have encountered the mysterious advanced beings (and lived to tell) by ridicule, personal attacks and convincing the
other deer that such tales are ludicrous ("walks on 2 legs, has fur that blends in with the forest itself, has some sort of magic want stick that can
make things sleep from far away by just pointing at it, etc etc"). Some believe the advanced ones to be evil, but others think they must be good, as
they gave been past over and unharmed (tho some report a short tine later a deer of a different gender and/or age was pointed at with the sleep stick
shortly thereafter and never seen in the forest again!).
Okay, so my mixed metaphors are first draft choppy, probably should have spent time on organizing it then posting but wanted to reply right now while
the realization is fresh and extremely disturbing!
I have never considered we might be a food source to aliens. When I have come across reports - ie human remains found among ufo wreckage" such as the
Aztec crash, I just assumed they were abductees unfortunate to have been taken for examining and had not been returned before the crash occurred. I
recall reading the "parts" were already dead before the crash, unsure how they determined this exactly but was disturbed by the thoughts of some
poor souls being cut up and stored in specimen jars to wind up spread across the dessert floor when the flying lab crashed.
I don't think most aliens are hostile, just as I personally would never hunt for sport and am abhorred by the thought that any creature actually
enjoys tracking and killing other living creatures, and boast that it is a personal achievement by displaying the decapitted heads on their walls - is
sickening and bizarre to me. Take away the rifle or bow and arrow (tech designed and manufactured by other people, not even the person slaughtering)
and wrestle a creature down with your bare hands - that's slightly more even odds and would at least be understandable as a proclamation of skill,
tho still disturbing.
And yes, I ubderstand that in this world creatures have to kill and eat other creatures to survive, but the ones who do it for pleasure just
demonstrates how deadly and sociopathic some are. But even that is perfectly acceptable to still others. Truly advanced, peaceful beings would apply
our cleverness to the barbaric natural way of the world and change it so these nightmarish acts are no longer required.
So could advanced aliens view humans as food? Absolutely. And as humans treat lesser beings with such impunity shows intelligence in no way implies
peaceful intent. Disturbing.