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Ancient Alien theories + Autistic son = ???

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
Hello, as my very first post and I must be honest that I'm a little nervous.

There is so much I want to say and so much overwhelming information that makes my head spin, I’m not even sure where to begin. I suppose I’ll get my feet wet here and hope to bring some amount of intelligence and integrity. What I really came here today for is not necessarily for myself but for my 10 year old son Cody. He is autistic and his "gifts" are so incredible I could ramble on about him for hours. I am truly honored to be his Mum.

So to get straight to the point...Cody has watched and continues to (obsessively) watch "Ancient Aliens". As a matter of fact, he has every episode nearly memorized, word for word. When Cody can't get an "answer" to the numerous questions that show poses he asks he becomes incredibly aggravated. Than he gets aggravated with me when I can't answer them either. It is actually causing a lot of distress in the household. His brother and sister are getting pretty shaken up about it too. And I can't even begin to tell you how many times his teachers at school have called me and asked me to "Stop" giving Cody information that he is "scaring" his little friends with.

Do I think anyone here can supply Cody the answers to all that are posed by the Ancient Aliens series? Of course not! I know. Or at least not in the conventional way that he acquires all of his information and knowledge about his numerous fixations and questions, like at the library.

All the sudden I feel a little flustered about this post. My eyes are wide open folks...wide open! Always have been but there is no book out yet about teaching your children the truth about aliens and ET theories. Or, how to comfort them as we head into this mysterious and uncertain era of either disinformation or TRUE information.

In short, my kids are scared. And I'm scared because I don't know how to comfort them. I don't want to say to them, "Don't talk about the UFO's or Alien theories or any other conspiracy theories to friends, family and teachers." so as to protect them from ridicule. So it has all become our "secret". Mostly, I just tell them that not everyone one is ready to believe what is right before them. That maybe they are scared too and don’t want to talk about the things that we believe to be true.

I guess, there is no easy answer, at least not yet.
I suppose I'm here now for many reasons and they probably have a lot more to do with than just answering Cody's questions about Noah's DNA ark! It's about having conversations with people who will listen and understand with compassion the turmoil in my home that I don't know how to bring peace to yet.

I don't have answers for Cody. I guess it's not a plea for answers, just a statement and my hopes of finding people here to talk to about it.

So there it is 1 post down 19 to go...looking forward to them. Thanks in advance for any responses!

Peace ~ Tonya

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:50 PM
Welcome to this board! I hope you have a lot of fun here and that all your questions will be answered!

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:55 PM
I don't really have a background in special needs children so I apologize if my reply comes off as ignorant or insensitive. Have you tried explaining to him that those are theories? Maybe he's too young to know what a theory is, so you'd have to simplify it some. Maybe you should consider letting him only watch history programs with a factual, historical basis so that he doesn't confuse speculation with fact.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:58 PM
Welcome to ATS!

I feel your frustration and pain.

I have three children and a similar predicament. One of my children is quite optimistic about it all, one is scared and the other simply says it's stupid.

The eldest who is fine about it watched all of the 'spirit science' vids on youtube, maybe they may also benefit from this. My daughter got her friends watching it too.

Good luck and see you on the boards.


posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:02 PM
Welcome to the forum.

I hope you get the info you are looking for, these are some of the best people to ask so im sure you will find something usful

Tell your kids not to be afraid of things that are only ideas, rumours or simply total fantasy!

Bears are real, but we know where they are. The boogieman is not real as he cant be found.

Ergo be scared of bears when you are somwhere they could be, never be scared of the boogieman.

just tip toe round religon for a few more years

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
In my opinion a 10 year old autistic child shouldn't be watching ancient aliens, maybe that would help.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM

I really don't have any answers to your questions, but Ancient Aliens is a pretty good show and they do present some interesting theories! Maybe you could see if Giorgio will meet with your son, then he can get the answers straight form the source!

Anyway welcome hope you enjoy!

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
Welcome to ATS...I hope you find some answers, and comfort here.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:06 PM
My simple question would be, why don't you let your kids be kids??

It seems that you are feeding them with this kind of stuff, especially your autistic son to see if he'll catch up on it?

Just let him watch the smurfs or whatever is appropriate for his age.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:17 PM
Welcome to ATS.

Hope you find what you're looking for. The Search tool, in my opinion should be double labelled /rabbit hole.
It's easy to get lost in thread topics.

Try to keep some level of skepticism. Objectivity is your friend, no matter how much you want to believe.

5 camps I've seen on the subject:

1. Everything you've heard about aliens is true.
2. Only some of what you've heard about aliens is true.
3. Aliens exist, statistically, just from the size of the universe, but, are not, and have never visited earth.
4. Aliens do not exist.
5. I don't know what to think about aliens.

What camp do you fall into?

Have fun and enjoy the ride.

Oh, yeah, if your child is that fixated on the ancient aliens such that he's a bit troublesome, I would highly recommend that you NOT let the child anywhere near ATS, for his safety and everyone else's of course.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:32 PM
I say let him be. Its who he is. Every one goes threw stages when waking up to a truth. He will get passed this one (the why dont people want to know about this stage)and broaden his horizon. His next stage is depression because he will discover how close minded people are. Its inevitable. You cant protect him from it, if you do it will only cause more harm. You should let him use the net under your supervision to answer his questions. Help him create threads on this site. Try and find places and events in your city where people like to talk about this kind of stuff. Go learn with him so that you can answer his questions. I wish that my mom would have out right told me how the world was. I am autistic, I remember asking my mom complicated questions like why the world is in the state that it is in today. I wish my mom would have told me truth when i was young cause it hits you allot harder when you get used to it. It seems that you are doing a grate job in that aspect.

Its going to take time and hes going to have to work threw a few rough patches. He will eventually learn that most people do not want to hear any thing that is out side of the norm. But he needs to learn it on his own. It will be harsh and he will get depressed but he will come out stronger.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:34 PM
Welcome to one of the most interesting sites on the web. You will find a lot of interesting topics to stimulate your thinking. But as with any site such as this, you will have to pick between the nuts and bolts and a few loose screws.
I would suggest that you bring up the topic on Aliens and go from there. You will find a lot of useful information. just remember to use your own judgement and always keep an open mind, and be willing to change what you think is fact. I'm sure that you will find that two and two don't always add up to four. (So to speak)

As for your son seeming to be locked in on the subject of Aliens, Maybe some day he will be the one to answer the question of WHAT IF? With the truth.


posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:38 PM
I know I am not in your shoes and I am sorry for having to tell it to you like this but perhaps nobody is, but because of his obsessive issues I think it best if you take the tv this might make your life a living hell for awhile but it will be healthier for him in the long run as well as your family. IMHO

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:41 PM
Autistic or not, children do sometimes get fixated on a subject. t can be dinosaurs, ghosts, any number of things. They will look for what they are interested in, you can not stop them.

If it hadn't been Aliens it could as easily have been dogs or murderers. They pick up on things and it's not possible to control every little thing they are exposed to. It could be a comment by your next door neighbour or a friend, to blame Mum is a bit daft all parents know that Barney or Santa can be as traumatic as seeing a car crash to a child and it's not always possible to shield them.


posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:42 PM
Welcome to ATS.

Just to add:

Ancient Aliens aggravates a lot of people.

Each show contradicts the previous one.

Hope your son can get into some other shows--Science channel might be interesting.

Good luck.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Welcome to ATS.

So, here is the thing about the concepts these shows and others propose... A person has to be okay with delving into the unknown, asking questions that can't really be answered (not yet, maybe never). The shows give us an outlet to explore and wonder and think. They aren't meant to confirm. If your son and other children can't handle those concepts at their age, perhaps it is not the best idea to continue to force exposure. TV is entertainment. Pull the plug.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:59 PM
Hello! I am a Fireman in Fort Worth and worked 8 years on my off days with special needs kids. That being said, my favorite was an Autistic kid named John. He was extremely intelligent and though i dont know exactly what your child is like I have a pretty good guess that vague answers simply wont do. John wanted hard facts and answers immediately. To me your best option would be to use this sudden intrest in the subject to your childs benefit. I would get him books on Ancient cultures, Religion, Astronomy, Egypt, Myans, anything the show talks about. If he is a high functioning Aspergers then take it for a ride and maybe we could all learn through your post in the future. I know how hard it is to redirect them when they are fixated on something so use it to your advantage. There is a very important place in this world for them.
Im also a fan of the show, but maybe you should point out that its just plausible theories. You should point out some of the discrepancies in the show. Like if the Nazca lines are an Ancient Alien airfield why is every UFO an antigravity hovering aircraft.
Good luck! Let me know if he figures it all out, im dying to know

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 05:12 PM
I have a 24 year old grandson who is autistic. And autism is a very large umbrella and a

great variety of traits. So if i can help i will but as it is complicated you will need to ask

specifics. We have a saying at home that he is 24 years old but will always be 7. I have

found that they take on an interest and obsess about it, but with care and perseverance

can be steered toward other things. What i have noticed that many of them from very

young take an interest in 'Thomas The Tank Engine' by Rev W Awdry [and i often wondered

if perhaps he was a high functioning autistic] He has now moved on to 'real' trains!! They can

be very repetitive, all his books, videos and cd's are in a certain order, and when he was

younger would get very upset if they were rearranged. [he's over that now] Most of them take

things very literally and i don't believe they have th capacity to rationalise, so i would advise to

keep things simple.

If i am able to help you with any specifics feel free to ask.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 05:12 PM
reply to post by Tonya

Two of my three sons are autistic (what is in a label?) and my oldest is ADHD.

My husband says "nature experiments" but I wonder about environmental poisoning?

My second son could hear any song and pick up any instrument and replay it.

My third son is very practical.

All three are good souls..............if you or yours were drowning, mine would be the first ones to jump in and save them vs standing around and thinking about the situation.

Love, guide and cherish your little one..........don't let anyone tell you he/she is a burden or "weird".

The planet is changing, humanity is changing. To what I don't fully know but can see as a species are being upgraded.

Hopefully more sugar is added in, more empathy, more compassion, more service to others vs service to self.
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