posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 06:21 AM
The Grey's eyes
There are several descriptions from sources describing this alien species eyes. Some say that the eyes are unblinking while other witnesses describe
two separate working eyelids. The most prolific description states that the eyes are deep black.
The eyes may indicate two separate families or genders. For more information on genders you will have to wait for my Grey's Anatomy 101 Alien
Genitalia thread. This thread is for the specific analysis of the head and neck.
The oversized eyes would indicate that the Grey's evolved in a lowly lit environment but this assumption is not the only possible explanation.. Large
eyes can evolve in several extremely different species here on Earth and I will attempt to describe several possibilities for the evolution of the
Grey's eyes and eyelids.
Before I begin I would like to mention that when I am describing differences between eyes I am referring to the eye body ratio. For example, we know
that the eye of a blue whale is much larger than the eye of a mouse but this statement does not consider the eye body ratio. When compared to the size
of the body of the animal, the mouses eyes are larger for his body than the eye of the whale is for it's body.
Several species of life here on Earth have eyes that never blink, snakes, insects and fish are examples of these types of animals. The reason for
blinking is to moisten the eye, animals that do not blink have other methods of achieving this or of preventing the loss of fluids from the eye.
Snakes do not blink because they have a protective covering over the eye, this is evident when snakes shed their skins. As the skin of snakes begins
to loosen from the body, it dries and takes on a whitish tint. The covering over a snakes eyes comes loose from the eye leaving them virtually blind
until the skin is removed. When a snake is shedding it's skin it is recommended that the owner leave them alone as they are more aggressive and more
likely to bite.
Insects have multiple eyes that are covered with a similar coating as in snakes. These types of coverings prevent fluids from evaporating. Since the
eyes of these animals do not dry out, there is no need to blink.
A fish doesn't need to blink to moisten it's eyes because if the fishes eye dries out, well, it's dead.
Using the information that the Grey's have unblinking eyes we can come to the following conclusions.
A. The Grey's are aquatic. This would explain why their eyes are so large as they would need them to see underwater. I do not believe that the
Grey's are aquatic because they would need to remain in water. I have never read a description of an abduction where the Grey's were wet or that the
abductee had a hard time breathing or swimming inside the Grey's spaceship. No siting of a landing has ever shown a draining of the ship before the
alien could exit. Therefore I conclude that the Grey's being aquatic is out of the question.
B. The Grey's have some insect DNA. This would mean that the Grey's would actually have multiple eyes as well. I do not believe this to be the case
as the eyes of insects are not located in the spaces that a mammals eyes are located. The Grey's are remarkably similar to our own “human”
species in appearance so I must accept this to mean that they have evolved along a similar line. Insect eyes simply does not fit into this
C. The Grey's have a similar coating over the eyes as is seen in snakes. This seems to be the most logical conclusion. This coating would be similar
to fingernails in humans. Since the Grey's have never been described as being covered in scales we can conclude that their skin is similar to our own
and that there is no need to shed it all at one time as snakes do. The possibility that the Grey's would experience a period in which they would need
to shed the eye covering remains however. As in species here on Earth that do not blink, the covering will in time, become damaged and scratched. If
someone comes up behind me and touches my shoulder, I might jump and be startled. If someone comes up behind and touched me on the shoulder in a
completely dark room, I'm gonna knock the crap out of them. I believe that in the time between the lens covering separating from the Grey's eye and
the time that it falls out, would be a bad time to mess with a Grey.
Blinking Eyes with secondary eyelid.
As stated above, the purpose of blinking is mainly to lubricate the eye. Some Grey's have been described as having two separate sets of eyelids that
blink independently. Several species are known to have two eyelids. The second set is a protective covering for use when biting down on something
Sharks have what is called a nictating membrane (the second set of eyelids). When a shark bites down the nictating membrane covers the eye so that
whatever the shark is biting doesn't poke out the sharks eye. Although the Grey's may dine on some unusual items, I doubt that the food poking out
their eye is something they would need to worry about.
Unlike species here on earth with nictating membranes the Grey's have hands. Hands are quite handy when eating, not having hands and eating live
creatures means that you would, more than likely, be all mouth and teeth. A shark and an alligator may need the membranes but a Grey with it's small
mouth wouldn't. I find it difficult to in-vision an evolutionary path that would require nictating membranes and a small mouth unless the Grey's are
partial to slurping up toxic slugs like a kid with a bowl of spaghetti.
Size of the Eye
The descriptions of the Grey's as having large eyes would as stated before indicate that they evolved in a low light environment. Large eyes are
important to several species here on earth and they can be used to make comparative anatomical analysis. Many nocturnal animals here on Earth have
large eyes. (Again remember that I am referring to eye body ratios.) Owls are an excellent example but you must also take into consideration of the
face. When we look at an owl we notice that the shape of the face is as if the eyes were sitting in two large saucers. The reason for this saucer
shape around the eyes is to focus low light levels into the eye of the owl, meaning that light that would bypass our eyes is directed into the eyes of
the owl by the feathers surrounding this concave facial feature. Think of a satellite dish, it picks up a signal that is spread over a large area and
focuses it into a single point in the center of the dish.
Other species with large eyes have very different facial features but those features are similar to our own. Since the Grey's have similar features
to our own I would conclude, from the available evidence, that they are not a nocturnal species but may be from a world that is not as bright as our
own. The eye of a species that survives on arctic ice would not need to allow in as much light as a species that evolved under a tropical rain forest
I propose that the blinking and the unblinking Grey's are not two separate species but two genders or that they are two different families.
Just as Asians, Latinos, Africans and Caucasians are families of man, the blinks and the blink nots may be two families of Grey. This could be the
case and I would conclude this to be so if not for other evidence. Here on Earth we have evolved several distinctions in our families. The shape and
color of the eyes, facial features, the color or texture of our hair, have evolved differently but we have not evolved to have something that another
family does not. (No, male and female do not qualify as families) We all have eyes, eyelids, ears, noses, and mouths, for one family to evolve eyelids
and another not to develop them does not make sense in the evolutionary model.
If a good looking female blinks at a male, the male is attracted to them. If she blinks at a small child, the child smiles. If she blinks at a teen,
the teen thinks “she is hot for his body” and if she blinks at an older man, the older man thinks “I have still got it!”
If a good looking male blinks at a female, the female has a totally different reaction. If the male blinks at a little girl she may smile but the
parents run in to protect the child from the pervert. If he blinks at a teen, the teen thinks “ What a perv!” If the male blinks at an older
female she thinks. “What the heck does that jerk want?”
Using humans as a reference I would conclude that the females are the blinking Grey's and the males are simply wide eyed and scared to approach them.
This would account for the lack of eyewitness accounts stating that a female Grey had a hot bod. It would be difficult for our own species to discern
between the males and females of the species.
Color of the Eye
Black, black and black are the available choices in describing the Grey's eye color. Some abductees have described Hybrids as having other colored
eyes as a result of breading with humans but the original Grey's have black eyes. Knowing that white deflects light and black absorbs light could
explain the color. A low light level environment would require evolutionary adaptations that would allow the eye to absorb more light. Whether the
Grey's acquired this trait from evolving underground or as a late development to living in an environment similar to a subway, I can not say but I
would assume that the lighting of their natural environment would be similar to dusk and dawn or a cloudy day here on Earth.