Originally posted by RANT
Knowing that this is among the most knowledgeable group (at least on the Internet) about the current mythos surrounding aliens and abduction lore, I
am curious about something. Where did you first learn, hear, see or read about the stereotypical alien abduction phenomenon that now pervades
social conciousness and mass media alike?
Of course, I don't mean the kind of Alien experience in E.T. or even Close Encounters. I mean the lost time, lucid dream state, bedroom
abductor, floating toward the light, medical and sexual experiments by large eyed GREYS that everyone now takes as Alien 101, or ground zero for the
For me (and I'm 34) it was the Whitley Striber series starting with the book Communion. If you don't know, Striber was a medicore fiction
writer with limited success until he wrote his first "true story" biography about his encounters. I read it in the late 80's or so, and was blown
away. It was the first I EVER heard such tales, and suddenly it seemed to be everywhere in TV and movies thereafter.
So my question is how many also attribute an early work of Striber's to their 'alien education' or have another source they can point to... or if
you're considerably younger, it may just be that the mythos was literally everywhere by the time your eyes were open.
PLEASE RESPOND WITH YOUR BEST ESTIMATION (even if you aren't 100% sure). This effort is to come to some group consensus on our own mythos origins, or
perhaps discover one or more orginal sources in society.
[Edited on 30-1-2004 by RANT]
All my life but mostly took it as a joke, and just ignored it. Same for religion. Only recently have I taken this seriously and had my curiosity
Recently as in the past year or so. I've learned heaps of lies/half-truths... and ideas. Theories, opinions, you name it... the internet seems full
of it. But I had to question something... why is it that everyone on the planet seems to have a different opinion about the reality of God, the
reality of Aliens.. and just basically "reality". What is it? What is the big friggin secret? Why doesn't anyone know this? So I went out on a
search for truth, to find out that which no one seems to hold answers to.
I figured if the answers were obvious, there would be public concensus on one certain idea. Since theories are abound, there is no single answer. I
figured they must be all somehow connected, at least some of them. Maybe religion, spirituality, atheism, human psychology, aliens, the Universe, life
here and elsewhere.. etc.. are all linked somehow, and the key is what really evades humanity. Once the key is there, all of those things are going to
But the more answers I found, the more questions I realised that I have. The more you know, the more you are aware of your LACK of knowledge. Those
who know least think they know everything. Those who know the most, understand that they know NOTHING. This universe is very interesting, and it is
out there for us to explore.
I kept wondering why so many people keep themselves busy spreading lies and propoganda knowingly, are THEY not interested in knowing the truth? Then,
what if they do know and are keeping it hidden? What could be so bad that it should be hidden?
Anyways, to wrap this up, I've found many "truths" and many hidden realities, and I came to understand that that which I do NOT know became
exponentially greater. It is of course fun, and opens up WORLDS for you to experience, learn from.
Those who are hung up on their simplistic world views through religion and belief, are missing out on the huge array of possibilities and realities,
the wonder of the universe, and all that exists. Why limit yourself? I opened my mind, and without reservation or expectation searched for truth, and
if you only knew that which I've discovered. I suggest everyone do this, as the rewards of knowing are self-fullfilling.. the truth is its own
reward. Seek with an open mind, and you shall receive. Those who reserve and try to keep the truth from you, designed a system on this world that is
great at what it does. But NO system is perfect, and holes are all over the place. It's like swiss cheese! Find your hole, and peek into reality
through it, peek OUTSIDE the matrix, and you shall be amazed. Think outside human religions. Outside spirituality. Outside our common beliefs...
outside the box we are all in. I dare you