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In the October 1976 issue of Official UFO
(pictured), my pal Kevin Randle provided a litany of UFO sightings with
entities (of all kinds, a few particularly interesting).
Kevin’s piece, And Now a Word from the Aliens [Page
20 ff.], recounted a story of “little grays” long before they became a UFO
meme, and inserted into the Roswell saga.
On Page 49 of the magazine, Kevin wrote about Mississippian
Malvin Stevens who, in 1957, came across “a thing parked on the highway.”
Mr. Stevens, at first,
“thought it was a weather balloon, but then he saw three ‘tiny beings’
get out. They were between 4 and 4½ feet tall, had pasty white faces and wore
gray [my italics] clothes. The creatures walked to the car and began
chattering at Stevens.”
Here we have a “thing” first thought to be a balloon, but
which turns out to be a craft from which little gray-dressed entities emerged:
the essence of the latter-day Roswell mythos, ostensibly created from the input
Stanton Friedman imparted to Roswell’s Jesse Marcel in 1978, as our friend CDA
But the gist of Kevin’s article is the attempt at
communication by the observed entities and how those encountered interpreted
Mr. Stevens heard chattering.
A Texan man, in 1966, heard a yell, from among three small
creatures, standing near a shrub tree amidst a red glow, when one of them made
a “high pitched noise that sounded like a child jabbering.” [ibid]
In 1973, an Argentina truck driver also came upon three
creatures, two men and one woman, who emerged from a bright blue object.
They “spoke among themselves with a noise that sounded like
a ‘badly tuned radio full of chirps and buzzes’.”
The truck driver said the creatures “made him understand” by
“information from the beings” … “that might not have been spoken to him.”
Kevin offers an incident in New Jersey where a man saw a UFO
hovering over his barn, with a putty-faced three foot being, below it, holding
the man’s dog.
“The creature said, in broken English, ‘We are peaceful
people. We only want the dog.’”
The man said “get the hell out” whereupon “the creature
dropped the dog, ran to the glowing UFO, which took off straight up.”
Kevin relates an odd story from 1957 where a man, driving to
work in the morning, came upon “several cars … stopped by the side of the
“As [the man] approached, his engine died and, as he coasted
to a stop, he saw a brightly-lit UFO sitting on the nearby beach. Two little
men got out and walked over to” the stopped cars “to ask the drivers what they
were doing and where they were going.”
The creatures spoke English.
One of the drivers “said they had to be going” whereupon
“the little men got into their egg-shaped UFO [italics mine] and took off. With the UFO gone, the cars started
and the men drove away.” [ibid]
Kevin then reminds readers that Betty Hill’s UFO Captain, as
she was leaving with a book she allegedly picked up inside the craft,
telepathically said, “wait a minute.”
The colloquialism gave investigators cause to claim the
remembered remark proved the story was a hoax.
Kevin excuses the remark by writing that either Betty Hill
interpreted the remark (mentally) or “the aliens [sic] were so well versed in
our language that they could use a very colloquial term.” [ibid]
In 1968 a man, in Austin, Texas, driving home late at night,
who stopped to walk his dog “noticed a very bright star” which “began to move.
It came toward him, growing in size and brightness.”
“[The] man grabbed his flashlight and used the ‘only code
[he] could think of. Pi or 3.14’”
“[The] UFO stopped, and blinked its lights.”
The UFO “began to move again” and the man “repeated the code
and got another reaction from the UFO. After 10 minutes, [the UFO] disappeared
into the clouds.” [Page 50]
Kevin notes that the U.S. Air Force investigated the story
“in depth” but Blue Book ended up indicating it was “unidentified.”
But “there was another side to the story. The man claimed he
received mental impressions from the craft. They weren’t well defined, only
claiming instructions and a feeling of being watched.” [ibid]
Kevin reports “a case in Idaho, [where] one of the young
girls claimed that the aliens [sic] didn’t speak but that they ‘thought at me
with their heads.’” [ibid]
“ … there hasn’t been a whole lot of evidence suggesting
that the aliens [sic] speak our languages, only that they communicate in it.”
The article wraps up with this:
“ … scientists and researchers [think] that aliens [sic]
could learn a language by studying our broadcasts of radio and TV shows.”
“It might be interesting to gather, catalog and try to
correlate the sounds that have been made. Do the tall, thin humanoids use a
different set of sounds? Do the small aliens [sic] all have the grunting that
was reported in France?” [ibid]
So, Kevin, like many of us, believed UFOs were aliens [sic]
from other worlds, and they often “spoke” to humans they encountered, or used
telepathy to communicate, this in 1976.
The idea that UFO encounters often involved attempts by
alien beings to communicate with humans is interesting.
But those moments of communication seem juvenile, hardly
examples of advanced beings visiting from superior civilizations. That tells us
something, doesn’t it?
And the use of telepathy – another “process” yet to be
proven or shown to exist – is another iffy proposition.
If beings from outer space, other worlds totally different
from Earth, were inserting thoughts in the minds of humans they supposedly
encountered, the images conveyed would be abstract or so bizarre that they
would mimic what happens to schizophrenics who hear (and see) things that make
Moreover, would an alien species have vocal chords like
humans, allowing them to utter grunts and “chattering”?
The unique creation of vocalizing comes about on Earth by
way of Darwinian evolution, and you know that I eschew the idea that beings
from other planets, if they exist, would “evolve” in ways that could not
simulate how humans evolved, as their home bases or planets would have
developed in geological, geographical, meteorological ways too different to
provide biological aspects (like vocal chords) akin to human beings.
Kevin’s 1976 article provided me with an intriguing read,
showing that there are a plethora of alleged UFO encounters that either
indicate Earth is visited by space beings, unlikely, or a raft of people have
similar kinds of hallucinatory experiences that deserve consideration of
Or as Jacques Vallee and Spanish UFO researcher Jose
Caravaca suggest, human beings are confronted by an external, controlling
agent, providing scenarios of crazy kinds, but to what end?
The whole shebang – UFOs and the encounters that accompany
them – is so bizarre that we may never understand what it is about, just as we
still don’t know what (really) causes schizophrenia or madness in human beings.
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