reply to post by Romanov
First of all, I am so pleased you signed up with ATS. Please let me know if you need help navigating the website at all.
We must ask ourselves the hardest question of all: Why—why are some of us so absurdly afraid of these unseen, unknown ‘aliens’ or ‘grays’;
why do we feel so vulnerable to something we’ve never actually seen? Why do we feel at their mercy?
We can ask, but we seldom come up with an answer. Many have told me, “That’s what fear is, an irrational phobia.”
I tend to disagree when people tell me that it is an imagined fear and meant to be ignored. After all, fear is key to nearly every creature’s
survival. It is fear that alerts us to potential danger for our well-being. Many times fear is indeed irrational, but it can also be a tool of
There is a fable of a man who is walking through an alleyway in the dark. He spots a coiled up bundle in his path and freezes with terror as he
struggles to see it in the dark. He imagines that it is a deadly cobra ready to strike. His hearts pounds and sweat rolls down his neck. The man has
options: he can step back slowly and turn around, he can stand frozen in terror at the mercy of his imagination, or he can walk forward to get a
better look. Now, if the man walks forward, he may find that the coiled mass is indeed a venomous snake, or he may find that it is simply a length of
wound up rope.
Then there is the man who imagines at first that the coiled mass is a harmless rope and walks past only to be savagely bitten on the ankle by a lethal
My point is—the fear always comes from within ourselves. But it is often there for a reason (it could be a snake). Furthermore, that reason may even
be unjustified in many cases (but, it’s really a rope.) Unfortunately, we are not always equipped to know exactly what we’re looking at through
the shadows of dark alleyways.
What bugs me is this: why is this fear so deeply rooted in me (and, apparently others) that we still sometimes wonder before we go to sleep, “Am I
alone? Am I safe or vulnerable?” I cannot answer this either. Again, some jump back to the irrational phobia and suggest psychological therapy.
Others may cite evolutionary precedence (primates are always vulnerable while sleeping.) It's more likely that people will just call me "crazy" and
dismiss the whole notion altogether; what I like to call the coward's way out.
So, you ask me what is the nature of these sightings I had? I really can’t tell you if it was a rope or a cobra, because I simply do not know. I do
not think these encounters were simply dreams or hallucinations as so many say. No one can tell ME what they think I experienced without having
experienced it themselves. That’s ridiculous.
I have not read the books you mentioned, but I believe the same as what you described. I believe there are unseen realms of consciousness that we as
human beings are not fully equipped to perceive or experience. Essentially, we are in that dark alleyway without a flashlight and snake repellant.
Only through special means can we see in the dark. That is to say, altered states of consciousness attained through meditation etc. (I do not advocate
hallucinogenic, mind-altering substances at all; to know what’s inside you, you already have the tools necessary to discover.)
I do believe that special conditions were created in which I was able to see through the damask, if you will. I still sense a presence sometimes. I
do still hold a fear that something watches me while I sleep. It is not every night; only at certain times. It does not seem to be correlated to
anything I’ve noticed—just sometimes, yes, and sometimes, no. Don’t worry folks, I’ve felt the good presences as well and I feel them often.
Now, I have considered that it could be angels, demons (snakes and ropes, right?), hallucination, insanity etc. etc. All of these things have been
proposed to me as explanations as well. I dismiss insanity and psychosis outright. It does not fit AT ALL, nor did it fit at that time in my life.
There is really no evidence to tell me whether these sightings were benevolent or malevolent—Hell, I’ve even asked supposed “channelers” here
on ATS to tell me what it is that I saw. Any such luck? Nope!
No one seems to be able to tell me what it is all about. It was a subjective experience in the middle of a seemingly objective world. Only a
subjective answer may be attainable. It’s up to me and others to explain our own subjective experiences. But we must do so with observation and
empiricism, not with faith alone.
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