posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 05:15 PM
First and foremost, I've not to my knowledge ever seen a 'grey' in person, so I'm simply basing this guess on pictures and depictions I've seen
But as for your question, it's interesting, and I think that many years ago I may have arrived at your question from the opposite end, in a little
thought experiment. Also interesting is that this though experiment was almost touched upon in another thread earlier today!
My thought experiment was 'what if the K-T Impact Event had never happened'.
This is the huge asteroid impact that many scientists believe wiped out the dinosaurs.
At that time, there were many species on Earth that held great promise (in my view) for the eventual development of what I call 'Secondary
Intelligence' (this is a term I made up, to refer to species like Humans who have developed beyond 'reacting' to our environment, and have achieved
a level of intelligence where we may begin to alter our environment to suit our needs).
Among the candidate species I found with the 'right stuff' were Velociraptors (and other raptors) and Deinonychus (very similar to the Raptor).
These animals had digits that could eventually (as humans did) manipulate tools. They would need to lose the large claws, but I believe that both of
these dinosaurs had 'opposable thumbs'.
They also both had something comparable to 'binocular vision', which is essential for depth perception. These animals were pack hunters, just like
humans or wolves, and as a result they needed the visual acuity to track prey, and the communications skills necessary to work as a unit with other
These are signs of intelligence, that in my view are at the very highest level of 'Primary Intelligence' and an animal with these capabilities in my
view are good candidates for the potential development of 'Secondary Intelligence'.
Now, this is purely [THEORY], but it is possible that some species of Raptor evolved to survive the KT Impact, and perhaps lived underground. It is
possible (although not likely IMHO) that such a species could have eventually evolved to a point where they could master technology.
In reality I don't think that Greys are the descendents of Raptors from Earth, because Earth DID have a KT Impact Event, and because we've found no
signs to date of high technology such a species might have left behind.
However, that being said, it is entirely possible that 'Greys' exist as descendents of a similar Raptor-like species, evolving on an Earthlike world
that did not suffer such an extinction level event.
Given a few thousand to a few million years (assuming the species survived that long) a Raptor would eventually lose it's tail and claws, out of lack
of use. As it's intelligence and experience level rose (even from one generation to the next) just as humans have, the Raptor would steadily advance
through the usage of various tools, and on to more complicated equipment.
Anyway, in answer to your question, I'd say they visually resemble Raptor descendents, but to make that theory even close to likely, they would have
to be Raptors from another world.