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"Nick Redfern, the Brit with a knack for ferreting out all the dope on outrageous subjects, presents a revealing look at alien contact"
- Jim Marrs, author of Alien Agenda
We are not alone...and Nick Redfern can prove it.
Contactees contains the fascinating stories of the select group of people chosen by visitors to Earth to spread their message. Are aliens really among us? Don't be too quick to dismiss their claims.
Truman Bethurum was divorced by his wife because she believed he was having close encounters of a very personal kind with a beautiful extraterrestrial "space captain" named Aura Rhanes. Is he nuts? Prescient? An omen?
A band of eerily human-looking, blond-haired aliens--later known as the Space-Brothers--informed other contactees that they were concerned by our warlike ways and wished us to live in peace with one another. Acting on the advice of the Space-Brothers, contactees such as George Van Tassel and George Adamski went out and spread the extraterrestrial word to anyone and everyone who would listen. And many did, including U.S. government agencies.
More than half a century later, the contactees are still among us, still telling their tales of personal alien encounters, and still maintaining their cult-like status in the world of UFOlogy. Nick Redfern's Contactees relates their thought-provoking, lluminating, controversial, and sometimes bizarre stories in all their appropriately out-of-this-world glory.
At the time of his alleged abduction, Antonio Villas Boas was a 23-year-old Brazilian farmer who was working at night to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. On October 16, 1957, he was ploughing fields near São Francisco de Sales when he saw what he described as a "red star" in the night sky. According to his story, this "star" approached his position, growing in size until it became recognizable as a roughly circular or egg-shaped aerial craft, with a red light at its front and a rotating cupola on top. The craft began descending to land in the field, extending three "legs" as it did so. At that point, Boas decided to run from the scene.
According to Boas, he first attempted to leave the scene on his tractor, but when its lights and engine died after traveling only a short distance, he decided to continue on foot. However, he was seized by a 1.5 m (five-foot) tall humanoid, who was wearing grey coveralls and a helmet. Its eyes were small and blue, and instead of speech it made noises like barks or yelps. Three similar beings then joined the first in subduing Boas, and they dragged him inside their craft.
Once inside the craft, Boas said that he was stripped of his clothes and covered from .-to-toe with a strange gel. He was then led into a large semicircular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it. (Boas claimed that he was able to memorize these symbols and later reproduced them for investigators.) In this room the beings took samples of Boas' blood from his chin. After this he was then taken to a third room and left alone for around half an hour. During this time, some kind of gas was pumped into the room, which made Boas become violently ill.
Shortly after this, Boas claimed that he was joined in the room by another humanoid. This one, however, was female, very attractive, and naked. She was the same height as the other beings he had encountered, with a small, pointed chin and large, blue catlike eyes. The hair on her . was long and white (somewhat like platinum blonde) but her underarm and pubic hair were bright red. Boas said he was strongly attracted to the woman, and the two had sexual intercourse. During this act, Boas noted that the female did not kiss him but instead nipped him on the chin.
When it was all over, the female smiled at Boas, rubbing her belly and gestured upwards. Boas took this to mean that she was going to raise their child in space. The female seemed relieved that their "task" was over, and Boas himself said that he felt angered by the situation, because he felt as though he had been little more than "a good stallion" for the humanoids.
Boas said that he was then given back his clothing and taken on a tour of the ship by the humanoids. During this tour he said that he attempted to take a clock-like device as proof of his encounter, but was caught by the humanoids and prevented from doing so. He was then escorted off the ship and watched as it took off, glowing brightly. When Boas returned home, he discovered that four hours had passed.
Antonio Villas Boas later became a lawyer, married and had four children. He died in 1992, and stuck to the story of his alleged abduction for his entire life.
Project MK-ULTRA, or MKULTRA, was the code name for a covert CIA interrogation research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence. This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing at least through the late 1960s, and it used United States and Canadian citizens as its test subjects. The published evidence indicates that Project MK-ULTRA involved the surreptitious use of many types of drugs, as well as other methods, to manipulate individual mental states and to alter brain function.
Frank Olson, a United States Army biochemist and biological weapons researcher, was given '___' without his knowledge or consent in 1953 as part of a CIA experiment, and died under suspicious circumstances (initially labeled suicide) a week later following a severe psychotic episode. A CIA doctor assigned to monitor Olson's recovery claimed to be asleep in another bed in a New York City hotel room when Olson jumped through the window to fall thirteen stories to his death.
Olson's son disputes this version of events, and maintains that his father was murdered due to the belief that he was going to divulge his knowledge of the top-secret interrogation program code-named Project ARTICHOKE. Frank Olson's body was exhumed in 1994, and cranial injuries indicated Olson had been knocked unconscious before exiting the window.
The congressional committee investigating the CIA research, chaired by Senator Frank Church, concluded that "prior consent was obviously not obtained from any of the subjects". The committee noted that the "experiments sponsored by these researchers ... call into question the decision by the agencies not to fix guidelines for experiments."
1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.
2. Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.
3. Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.
6. Materials which will render the induction of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.
7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called "brain-washing".
8. Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.
9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.
10. Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.
11. Substances which will produce "pure" euphoria with no subsequent let-down.
12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.
13. A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.
14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.
15. Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.
16. A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.
17. A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a man to perform any physical activity whatsoever.
According to Nedelcovic, on one particular occasion in October 1957, he was instructed by his “immediate supervisor” in the AID to report to Aeroporto Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro, where he boarded a military transport helicopter, along with two additional AID personnel. A doctor and a Brazilian naval officer were also along for the flight. The crew, meanwhile, was all American, and consisted of a pilot, co-pilot, and navigator.
[...] Nedelcovic continued that the team flew to a “Brazilian/American base [...] and undertook several reconnaissance flights over Pico da Bandeira, the third-highest mountain in Brazil. Reynolds was told: “Various apparatus was tested during the flights”.[...] (The three men from AID) had been briefed on the mission and their function was outlined as auxiliary in nature. The briefing indicated that the men were participating in new forms of psychological testing that would eventually be used in military contexts”.
Several days later, the team boarded the same helicopter and flew to a base at Espinhaco. This time, one more Navy man was present, as was a whole variety of “electronic gear” that included “an oversized radar scope” and an approximately 3-foot-by-5-foot “chrome like cubicle”. “Medical gear” was also on board, Nedelcovic advised Reynolds. The helicopter flew on to Uberaba, where it touched down, although no one disembarked. [...] The team then “flew the Rio Grande River area and scanned the terrain with the helicopter sweep lights.” They then flew back to Uberaba, where they spent the night- in the helicopter”.
The next evening, something dramatic occurred: After several hours of flying the same route as the night before, they “hovered over a person below who had been discovered by heat-sensing devices on board”. They descended to a height of approximately 200 feet and released a “chemical derivative” above the man that could result in amnesia, as well as distortion of the senses and motor functions. Shortly after doing so, the pilot landed the helicopter.
The victim, although “groggy”, was not immobile and “started to run.” It was not a difficult task for the three AID personnel to pursue him, catch up to him, and subdue him, however. Nedelcovic said the man was dragged back to the helicopter and taken aboard- but not before falling face-forward and hitting his lower jaw on the “helicopter ramp-rung”. Nedelcovic recalled that the man was on board the helicopter for around 2 hours- a time period throughout which the three AID employees waited outside, on the ground.
[...] Roughly at the 2 hour mark, “...the man was passed through the helicopter hatch, at about 3 a.m.; he was unconscious. The other two AID men took him to a tractor that was in the field and laid him next to it”. The helicopter was then flown back to Uberaba, after which they returned to the Espinhaco base, and then Nedelcovic resumed his regular work in Sao Paulo.
[...] According to Nedelcovic, the Villas Boas case was not an isolated event. Rather, he maintained to Reynolds, decades ago elements of the CIA and the military were deliberately engaging in the outright fabrication of alien-contact incidents- and were apparently having a lot of success when it came to pulling the wool over the eyes of easy-to-influence witnesses.
Originally posted by Monts
I’ll leave you all with one of my most favourite quotes, by Native-Canadian writer Thomas King:
“There is no truth; only stories”