Philip Kinsella, of Twin Souls, based in the UK, recently asked if I would provide a summary of my thoughts about the abduction phenomenon. The summary is to be included in his new book. The Kinsella brothers have provided the world with amazing, precise illustrations of the beings they witnessed during their abduction experiences, and have allowed me to include them in my book, as well as on this website. [view here] I have provided him with the following summary:
The “Alien” Abduction Phenomenon
For decades people have reported being taken in the night from their beds, tents and cars by beings who seem otherworldly, and generally nonhuman. These victims of abduction appear to number in the hundreds of thousands, and possibly more. To ‘abduct’ a person, or to force one to do something involuntarily, is our starting point in a discussion about the phenomenon where humans are being taken against their will by unknown beings. In very few circumstances have we read or heard reports that beings in an unconventional craft approached a person and asked, “Would you be interested in coming with us to receive a free examination, and enlightenment?” Very rare indeed.
What do we know about the abduction phenomenon—other than reports of people being taken against their will? We know that there appear to be many types of unknown beings involved in the practice, and that the creatures themselves inform their victims that they hail from the far reaches of our galaxy—and beyond. These beings appear in the form of almost human-looking species, plus blue-skinned humanoids and small gnomes, and variations of insectoid species, mantis species, reptilian species, and gray species; the last being divided roughly into small grays and tall grays. Some researchers have cataloged dozens of species, all with varying temperaments, modus operandi, interests and goals.
Of greatest interest in my analysis of the abduction phenomenon is that:
1) regardless of the ‘race’ of the abductors, their behavior appears to be fairly consistent across the board,
2) for the most part, many of the species that resemble insects or reptiles seem to have a humanoid genetic base, but are genetically modified to adopt certain ‘animal’ characteristics, and
3) they appear to be interested in
a) studying the genetic and psychological makeup of their victims, and
b) delivering a message to their victims. The abductors’ study of kidnapped humans is often couched in the pageantry of reproductive experimentation and hybridization (human/alien hybrids). The delivered ‘message’ is often multipronged:
i) the abductors warn humans about pollution and nuclear weapons,
ii) the abductors claim they are here to assist humans,
iii) humans must raise their level of consciousness (or vibrational level), and
iv) as humans are successful in this, they will be visited by a marvelous galactic messiah—an interstellar savior, who will afford us peace and spiritual enlightenment, if we surrender ourselves and follow the supreme “One.”
As I have studied the accounts of abduction victims, for over 30 years, I have come to see the phenomenon as something of a mythology—an epic tale, or extravagant pageant, being played out on a grand stage, tailored to a language uniquely familiar to each individual audience member. Although the pageant is presented in the milieu of the culture and period of the observer, it has been consistent over the past seven decades.
The consistent presentation: unknown visitors from other planets (or worlds) bring an important message; they perform examinations (often painful and humiliating); they perform medical and reproductive experiments on their victims, often breeding abductees with ‘aliens’ to produce hybrid offspring; they insist that our spiritual beliefs are a subset of their own spiritual system, and we will be absorbed into their spiritual system. Many abduction victims report that their abduction experiences are repeated throughout their lives, fading in frequency as they enter middle-age.
I have two overriding observations regarding the abduction phenomenon. First, the abducting beings are universally deceptive. They lie. They are devious. In fact, after studying the accounts of hundreds of abductees, I am of the opinion that not a single representation made by the abductors appears to be true. Second, that most of the encounters people have with unknown beings closely parallel other ‘paranormal’ encounters. In fact, no matter how ‘nuts and bolts’ real the encounter appears to the abductee, there is great doubt that the abduction experience occurs in reality. There are many indications that the classic encounter experience with these unknown beings is taking place within a psychic realm, and that all of the communications and experiences of the encounter are mere psychic downloads to the human. Of course, the question naturally arises—who is doing the downloading?
The answer to this question is nearly impossible to conclude. As we’ve discussed, because of the deceptive nature of the beings who are reaching out to humans and performing these feats of pageantry, we only know what is contained in the presentation. Even when we think we are sneakily peeking behind the curtain to get a look at the puppet master, we are only seeing what the beings allow us to see. Most abductees report that the beings communicate psychically, without verbalization, and that the creatures seem devoid of natural affection; that they are pure, cold intellect, without love or concern. At other times, the creatures appear to be capable of stimulating portions of the human brain to trigger ecstasy, or a sense of profound love. This they often do as they alternate between scenes of depression, guilt, abuse, danger, hate and despair. This psychic torture system appears to be a standard-issue arrow in the abductors’ quiver.
What civilization would invest heavily in sending countless scientific research teams across the galaxies, or through dimensional portals, to kidnap hundreds of thousands of humans from their cars and beds in the night, and examine their bodies and perform genetic experiments on them, psychically torture them, and deliver messianic messages about an intergalactic savior? All of them, it seems.
In fact, that is the very scenario that the grand pageant is presenting to the human population. They don’t come to us directly and introduce themselves. They don’t establish diplomatic relations or interplanetary trade with us. No. They remain in the shadows, and move among the fringe—creeping and skulking around the periphery of society, where the socially sane and scientifically grounded are not wont to look too closely. They purposefully create and painstakingly cultivate a mythology, ostensibly grounded in scientific curiosity and the extension of friendly assistance. It is a lie. Every word and deed is an act of deception. Whoever—whatever the abductors are—they are liars, and must be viewed in that light. Despite the form or race of the various abductors, they all seem to be the very same phenomenon, disguised in various ‘skins’ to only appear to be varied.
I listen apprehensively as the self-proclaimed enlightened ones among us apologize for the inadvertent ‘mistakes’ of the abductors, and frequently attempt to psychically contact the ‘others’ to establish ongoing communications. Of course, nothing would be better than to establish close ties with beings who possess remarkable technologies and unmatched wisdom. However, after several decades of clandestine abuse of humanity, it seems that those self-appointed spiritual diplomats may be more in the mold of Neville Chamberlain, when viewed wholistically.
I can think of a single example of an encounter with otherworldly beings where the norms of politeness and care were shown by the ‘others.’ In my first book, published 30 years ago, I introduced the world to a man who was a humble member of my church, in the state of Oregon. In 1940, Udo Wartena was working in a small gold mine in the remote wilderness of northern Idaho. As he came from his mine and walked to his sluice pond, he was surprised to find a 100-foot disk-shaped craft hovering above the water, and a man descending a staircase from the craft with a hose. The men greeted one another, and another slightly older man descended from the craft, and the two visitors apologized to young Udo for disturbing him in this way. They explained that they were visitors from a distant star system, and it was their duty to avoid being seen by people on our planet, but that their sensors had failed to inform them of his presence. Udo explained that he had been inside a rocky outcrop, and they agreed that this was the reason they hadn’t detected him. For the next two hours the two men chatted with Udo, showing him around their craft, explaining the physics of their antigravity propulsion system, and answering his questions the best they could within the limits of his 1940 understanding of science and cosmology. Udo asked questions about philosophy and religion, and the two men explained that although they would personally enjoy discussing these matters with him, they were restricted by a code of non-interference, and were not permitted to share their views. The visitors explained that their race studies humans on earth, and often live among us, and help a little when necessary. They offered a medical scan, which Udo accepted, and they informed him he was healthy and free of disease and defect. When it was time for the men to depart, Udo waved goodbye, and kept this encounter to himself for the next few decades. He broke his silence only when America found itself in the midst of an energy crisis, and wrote a letter to U.S. Senator John Glenn, explaining that the visitors had described their energy and propulsion systems to him, and that knowledge may be helpful to the government. Worlds Without Number, pp. 104-112.
In my own research and analysis, I employ Udo Wartena’s inadvertent encounter with what appear to be humans from a distant star system, as a baseline to compare other reported encounters, including abductions. It’s easy enough to see from such a comparison that most abduction experiences are imperialistic, at best, and can often be categorized as paranormal in nature. This statement makes “nuts and bolts” researchers quite uncomfortable because they seek to make sightings and other encounters fit neatly into the ‘physical craft from other solar systems’ classification—or lately, craft popping into our realm from parallel dimensions. Even in the cases of the most tangible, physical sightings and encounters, however, we find both the craft and their occupants effortlessly shifting shapes into other forms, as well as signs of what is termed by some, the “hitchhiker effect.” This ‘effect’ is that following a sighting or encounter with an unknown physical “craft” or a related experience, the observer later finds that his or her life begins to be filled with paranormal phenomena, often manifesting as a poltergeist or other trickster episodes. Even military security officers have reported poltergeist activities when they return to their homes, thousands of miles from the original event. In some cases, investigators discover that the poltergeist effect has spread to nearby homes in the neighborhood of the officers. What can we conclude from this post-encounter poltergeist activity? We must consider that the original sighting may be of a paranormal source.
If not humans visiting from distant solar systems, as in the case of Udo Wartena, who are the abductors, and what do they seek from us? In Worlds Without Number, I share my thoughts about this—but the best I can do is analyze the data, and come to a personal conclusion—the same as the reader. For myself, I believe the possibilities are:
1) humanoids are visiting from other solar systems and conducting experiments, and delivering deceptive messages—as reported;
2) non-humanoid creatures are visiting from other solar systems and conducting experiments, and delivering deceptive messages;
3) humanoid or non-humanoid beings are visiting from parallel dimensions and conducting experiments, and delivering deceptive messages;
4) humanoid or non-humanoid beings from other solar systems are sending AI in biomechanical bodies, who abduct people and conduct experiments, and deliver deceptive or inadvertently corrupted messages;
5) An AI from a distant or ancient civilization has jumped its boundaries and is conducting exploration on its own—accounting for the bizarre imagery, cold intellect, hybrid biomechanical bodies, and jumbled messaging;
6) An ancient or undetected Earth civilization is conducting experiments, and delivering deceptive messages; or
7) Spiritual beings (evil or demonic) are seeking to deceive and lead humanity astray. This last possibility in many ways appears to be the strongest contender in many encounter and abduction episodes. In addition to these, there is,
8) a hybrid hypothesis—that the Watchers, a class of “angel” or visitor sent originally by God to assist humanity, broke ranks and impregnated human women, and their offspring are an unknown class of human that either walk among us, or visit us from distant places or alternate dimensions, to undermine humanity. Both seven and eight are strong contenders for a great last-days deception that helps usher in antichrist.
In discussing these possible sources of the abduction phenomenon, we must remember above all, that the abductors are deceptive, and have tremendous facilities and resources to conduct their activities. Therefore, any of the eight possibilities discussed could be the actual source of abduction experiences. There could be other possibilities that I have not considered. Or, any combination of the eight—including all of them. Until we are able to pierce the smokescreen of deception, we will be powerless to understand the true nature of the abductors, or their actual intent. Therefore, we should view the abductors with great caution, and begin an open, global dialog, about what is happening, and how to respond to it.
— James Thompson, J.D.
Author, Worlds Without Number, Cedar Fort, Inc. (January 2022)