posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 01:43 AM
reply to post by Harte
Originally posted by Harte
The Gray Alien entered our culture after the so-called "abduction" of Betty and Barney Hill:
Thing is, while the Hills abduction might have been the first instance of the 'Greys' to pop up in modern culture id have to say it was Whitley
Striebers release of his abduction accounts and the cover of the
about them 'Communion' that pretty much brought the 'Grey' into the front of popular culture.
I was a kid around that period of time and its impact birthed pretty much everything that came after about aliens from 87 and onward during the 90's.
I mean before 'Communion' pretty much the majority of people had no real idea or even interest in UFO's and aliens on the whole outside of the UFO
field itself... then you had UFO Cover-Up live a year latter with its depiction of a Grey and I think from then on it was pretty much ingrained in the
Id even say the Hills encounter wasnt really the first of the greys, since im sure ive read of a few accounts of very similar beings being seen
earlier than 1961. Granted I could be wrong since i tend not to retain dates well for things like that, that I read, id have to look them up again to
Not saying the Hills case didnt have some social impact, its just that it didnt have much past its initial burst of attention and then it all died
away in the greater public's eye.
edit on 17-2-2013 by BigfootNZ because: (no reason given)