reply to post by The GUT
Bit older, but will toss out my opinions for your survey anyway. "Interdimensional", and no, didn't always think that. Personally, as I have
posted in other threads, I would call them "demonic", but I understand that not all do. In any case, not thinking of them as I used to.
How did I get here? Well, I have not seen a UFO. Not that I know of, anyway. Do you count seeing stars seem to move back and forth? In any case,
no real sightings, though I have seen some other VERY weird things, and know some that have seen them (including a close relative, and a late friend
that spoke of being abducted). Grew up on sci-fi. Dad was a big fan, and have read a TON of the stuff. Lots of older short stories, from his books,
that I would dearly love to be able to locate again! Cut teeth (literally, age-wise) on Star Trek. Remember the moon landing. Very young, but I
remember; it was a BIG DEAL. I also really love the Zenna Henderson books. So in a lot of ways, the idea of beings from other worlds can be
attractive. Or, some good, some bad. That said, I don't think most, if any (leaving a small possibility open) of what people see, and those
involved in abductions, is from some other world, not like most mean. Yeah, that isn't very clear. meaning that yes, a demon would be, by
definition, "extraterrestrial", but I don't see them as just something that traveled here from some other world, if that makes any sense.
I have watched a lot of programs on UFOs (still do from time to time), read about various theories, talked to people online, and a few I know, and
over time, decided that the "from another world" idea didn't seem to fit the facts. The friend I mentioned, I have talked about on this site
before. His situation and comments, while visiting me, caused me to more strongly believe as I do, but that wasn't the cause. I can't really
recall what exactly was. Long years of thinking about it, I suppose. I do remember a book I used to have (not sure if I still do or not) on the
history of the UFO phenomenon. The fellow wrote it from a totally objective viewpoint, not stating what he believed one way or another. He discussed
the famous cases, and listed when they were properly resolved (not the BS excuses, but credible explanations), and also cases where there was no good
explanation. He also discussed the various ideas over the decades, including one that a fellow had, that these were not creatures from space, but
evil beings from right here, that hated us and plotted our destruction. I am fairly sure that one also said they were from "deep beneath the earth"
or something of that nature. Interesting theory, in any case!
Still, even that wasn't the first I though if my idea. That made it stronger, but I can't recall precisely when I started along those lines. I do
know some reasons for it. Many of the encounters seemed more spiritual than physical, and I remembered some (even, if I remember correctly, one from
Streiber) where people in the room saw the person right there, but the person believed they were abducted. No, don't think they are lying, but maybe
there was some mental manipulation, and not just all physical (though I won't discount those, either). The abductions all seem to be about very
nasty types, that hurt people, seriously scare them (that late friend, if you mentioned insectiod types, would freak out!), and do things no one
wanted done to them. EVIL beings, no matter what label one applies. Passing through walls, doors, etc, at times, or vanishing into thin air (both
the beings and their craft). Many, many things that suggest a dimensional aspect, rather than simple space travelers.
Reading things like Von Daniken actually pushed me away from the "ET" theories. He was so "out there", and so inaccurate in many cases, that I
found myself watching more closely any and all claims, and noting a lot of exaggerations and misrepresentations in other discussions. I began to
notice that some (not all, but some) in the field were so determined to be right, they didn't care about good research anymore. Instead of looking
for the solution, they were looking for verification of their own ideas. I also think that many people see what they want to see, and that beings
that want to deceive can easily do so, by simply playing to the current cultural myths. We talk of space travel, people see strange things that they
believe are from space. Others talk of witches flying about, or vampires, or fairies, and that is what they see.
Plus, when looking at how demons (that I do believe exist) might fool people, and where we might see that today, the entire UFO/alien thing seemed so
Yes, I know a lot of people won't agree, but those are my thoughts, and you asked what we thought, and why. Alright, now off to read the other
responses. Quite curious.