The varieties of experience human beings have had with the occupants/beings of these magical mystery ships are incredible in both their depth and range. Some cases of contact have been downright 'cartoonish' when taken at face value, yet some of the silliest cases -looking at them through the prism of human imagination-have produced some of the most evidence. Everything from scars and other damage to human tissue, unexplained missing time-where the experiencer seems to have 'lost' some hours-days in some cases, radiation traces at the site of contact, and even pancakes-yes there you have it -a farmer was served some extra or ultra -terrestrial flapjacks-although the cakes did not have any unearthly ingredients in them, the case I am thinking of also produced physical trace evidence. I should have got a link for this one-I will come back after the post-if I remember right-the man's name was Joe Simonton.
Sometimes the incidents are horrifying and dehumanizing. Things are done against the will of the contactee/abductee -including anal probes, that I don't even think yours truly would find remotely enjoyable. I tend to prefer any invasion of that area of my person to be made by an organ of human flesh. The credibility of most of these abductees is beyond reproach-they are from all walks of life and have a wide range of interests -actually they are as different as any random sample of folks would be-the one thing they share in common is the psychological damage of being taken and used against their will -This I would think would be a terrifying ordeal to go through. I really admire the courage of these people to come out and share the stories of their ordeals.
Sometimes the contact made can be overwhelmingly positive. The contactees views of their lives and the nature of the universe itself are changed for the better. Some of these people feel that they have a new outlook on life and a mission to change life here on our little world for the better.
There are cases where the person involved seems to be in contact with a universal archetype-positive or negative-the joker/trickster theme is often found in the literature-maybe the gods and deities of ancient times have come back to us in a form changed to suit our modern age.
Then there are varieties of experience that really are on the 'borderlands' and the cases reported seem to overlap into several areas of the paranormal. These are some of the most interesting to me because even though they are classified as a "UFO" experience they include a range of phenomena-from the fabled Men in Black, telepathy, poltergeist type activity, the contactee viewing alternate timelines and events from the past and possible events from the future-especially if it is in regards to humanity not changing its ways-there is a particularly fascinating case from Ruwa, Zimbabwe that I will come back with a link for if at all possible-the Ruwa case happened in 1994 and involved a large group of school children-who many after all these years have not changed their stories one iota. In 1989 as the communist world was collapsing there was also another fascinating case from the Soviet Union that involved young children. There are even UFO cases where the contactee has felt like they have viewed past and future lives of their own. Another type of activity that sometimes goes hand in hand with the Men in Black cases-but not always, has the person or persons involved getting strange phone calls-sometimes in language they can understand, sometimes just jibberish and eerie sounds and metallic noises. In these cases the theme of being warned away from talking about the experience is repeated often. The image is the Rosette Nebula-a stellar nursery in the constellation Monoceros about 5200 light years away.
To anyone passing through or stopping by I hope you have found something here to enjoy-I wanted to do this set of posts because I would like to return to this and other Fortean and Paranormal subjects from time to time, especially once I am through with the Hadrian and Antinous series. These subjects interest me so much because I think they provide clues to just how strange, yet magical and beautiful the universe really is. I hope to be back very soon with more about H/A and other things.
The links-Simonton 'pancake' case http://www.anomalist.com/reports/pancakes.html
Ruwa, Zimbabwe case- http://ufos.about.com/od/ufohistory/a/ruwa.html