From: Don Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 24 May 1997 23:54:28 -0400 Fwd Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 10:40:33 -0400 Subject: UFO*BC-REPORT-An Emerging Epidemic ** Fwd from alt.paranet.ufo ** --------------------------------------- From: boliver@Direct.CA (Bill Oliver) Newsgroups: alt.paranet.ufo Subject: UFO*BC-REPORT-An Emerging Epidemic Date: 24 May 1997 22:57:22 GMT = =20 Check out http://www.ufobc.org for a in depth look at UFO activity in=20 British Columbia.Abductions,Sightings,Experiences,we want to hear from you. Drop us a line at email@example.com or give us a call at (604)878-6511 UFO*BC is a non profit organization registered with the Province of=20 British Columbia. There is no way of knowing exactly when the abduction phenomenon began.=20 However, Graham Conway, arguably the foremost abduction researcher in=20 Canada, has been tracking contact and abduction cases for over 20 years,=20 long before most of us realized that these cases were not only not rare=20 occurrences, but have been fairly. Many of the cases detailed in the=20 following article by Mr. Conway are either still being monitored, or are=20 still under investigation.=20 REPORT FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA:=20 AN EMERGING EPIDEMIC?=20 by Graham Conway, FSR Consultant, (British Columbia) =20 The last eighteen months (I am writing this in July 1988) have clearly=20 brought about a public awareness of, and, to a remarkable degree, a=20 widespread discussion of -- and acceptance of -- the=20 "Contactee-Abduction Phenomenon".=B9 It may be more accurate to state that= =20 this certainly holds true as regards North America, but clearly other=20 countries are focusing on their own brands of interference and are=20 reluctantly admitting that they too are not immune.=20 Several authors, particularly Budd Hopkins and Whitley Strieber, have=20 certainly been responsible for this opening of the door, with their=20 books, plus the various TV and radio programmes put out throughout=20 Canada. And even more astonishing, to me, was the overnight "about-face"=20 displayed by our media. As if on a signal, the snide remarks and open=20 laughter had all but vanished.=20 To the "Old Guard", folk like Jacques Vall=E9e, John Keel, Leo Sprinkle,=20 Brad Steiger, all this public revelation was of course long overdue:=20 they had all been saying this for thirty years or more. In fact, John=20 Keel, in his letter to FSR (32/6) had called it "re-discovering the=20 wheel". That is very true, the only difference being that we now have a=20 very different audience. We are into a whole new generation now of=20 involved albeit reluctant witnesses. When Adamski, Fry, Bethurum et al.=20 were tramping the lecture circuit, their voices were faint and their=20 audiences small. The shouts of "hoax", "fraud", "money-seeker", were=20 louder and more numerous then. Today we have a generation who were then=20 either not yet born or small children, and who have grown up in a=20 climate that is vastly more "accepting" towards "Space Age" ideas, and=20 where the "impossible" can at least be considered.=20 Spotlight on British Columbia=20 My purpose in the present report is to draw attention to some possibly=20 so far unnoticed aspects of the phenomenon. Canada appears so far to be=20 absent from the recently published record. This country stretches for=20 five thousand miles from sea to sea. I must plead forgiveness for citing=20 this obvious fact, but it is necessary, lest I may later find some sharp=20 reader pointing out to me something of which I am not yet aware. So, to=20 "play it safe", I shall concentrate on my own section of the country,=20 the Province of British Columbia, and direct my comments to this=20 Province alone.=20 Having been engaged in UFO research for forty-two years myself, it was=20 not until 1976 that I came across my first "contactee/abductee". His=20 story had made the headlines in a small-town newspaper, about ten miles=20 from where I live. And his story was absurd -- but then aren't they all? Having met this man, I could not help being impressed by his personal=20 conviction that he had been "chosen". But there again -- aren't they=20 all? And he "had a mission -- a job to do". Don't they all? Today,=20 twelve years later, he and I are still in touch, and his tenacity and=20 sincerity are still as impressive as on Day One.=20 Since that meeting with him, I have recorded the stories of twenty-seven=20 contactees, with the majority of whom I still maintain a link. Along the=20 way, I have also met others, who have told me similar stories. Of this=20 group of 27, eight are men and nineteen are women, and their ages range=20 from about thirty to sixty. They are principally of the white or=20 Caucasian race, with the exception of one native Canadian Indian.=20 Thirteen of the group are married or involved in a fragile relationship=20 that often shows signs of crumbling because of the ongoing UFO=20 involvement that is not of their seeking.=20 They also all have the annoying, almost daily interference of=20 "poltergeist" - type activity, which is hard to accept and even harder=20 to ignore, and yet harder still to explain to another person,=20 particularly those of the "scientifically-minded" variety.=20 This group of 27 individuals range from those who report getting=20 unsought images that appear on movie film (one woman has OVER THREE=20 HUNDRED SUCH MOVIES), to cases of bank computers that shut down as soon=20 as the lady in question enters the room; cases of "one-armed bandits" that cease to function at Las Vegas; tape-recorders that refuse to=20 work; TV sets that turn off by themselves and come back on again showing=20 a different channel! In addition, we have street-lights that come on or=20 go out as the "subject" approaches the spot; compact-disc-players that=20 eject the record right across the room; cars that won't start for their=20 owners, but will for anybody else; and telephones that are regularly=20 replaced by the Telephone Company every three months because the wires=20 burn out.=20 Then we have humming and buzzing noises that drive the occupant from a=20 room; odours that nauseate; radio-telephones that switch to the=20 emergency channel without the aid of human hand; black helicopters that=20 are unmarked and have opaque windows; plus smaller red (and also blue)=20 "child-size" "choppers" traveling at high speed at tree-top level, which=20 pursue the victim or buzz his home at roof-top level. You might think=20 this enumeration is enough. But it is only a part of the list!=20 Some of these people whom I have met have other equally astonishing=20 attributes or faculties. They can see the radio waves inside=20 micro-ovens; feel the degree of heat that radiates from coloured paper;=20 they are monitored (?) by small balls of light; indulge in automatic=20 writing; or, without warning, find themselves involved in scenes from=20 the future or the past, in which they are the observers, and yet=20 themselves knowing all the thoughts and emotions of the participants=20 (sometimes a truly terrifying and disgusting experience). They can read=20 minds, see auras, and detect the contents of a package without opening=20 it. And so it goes on...=20 "Body Implants"=20 In his article "What They are Doing To Us", in FSR 33/3, Budd Hopkins=20 examined a topic about which, I venture to say, we know very, very=20 little indeed. He relates the story of a man whom he calls "Earl", and=20 the events surrounding "Earl's" unfortunate wife. He describes her as=20 suffering nightmares, and clawing in her sleep at an area near the=20 bridge of her nose, between her eyes, and screaming for them to "take it=20 out -- it's hurting!"=20 Well now, in the spring of 1988 I interviewed a family man on Vancouver=20 Island who, when I asked as a mere matter of routine, whether he had any=20 unusual marks on his body, replied: "No. But I have this little ball=B2 by= =20 my left eye, near the bridge of my nose". With that, he pushed gently on=20 the skin, and the resulting white mark showed a small ball clearly=20 delineated. When I asked him how long he had had this ball, he replied:=20 "About three months before, it was down in my cheek, alongside my right=20 nostril!"=20 Some months later, I told this part of that man's story to another very=20 involved abductee, and she said: "Oh -- I've got one too -- right here=20 -- I always wondered what it was!" With that, she pressed on the=20 indentation at the top of the bridge of her nose, and it appeared also=20 on her, though less than in the case of the man quoted above.=20 In Budd Hopkins' report, "Earl" was forced to watch his wife having a=20 thin probe inserted into her vagina. One woman contactee whom I=20 interviewed in a town north of Vancouver told me that she "had something=20 inserted on three occasions". And she said, angrily, "They had tried to=20 make me believe I was doing it myself!"=20 When I asked her what it was that they had inserted, she replied: "I=20 don't know what it was. But I do know what it WASN'T". This happened in=20 her own bedroom, and during the experience she was totally unable to=20 move. This same young, single, lady told me that she felt that "They"=20 had sex with her more than once. When I asked her how she knew this, she=20 replied: "Because of the odour afterwards".=20 This same lady stated in a most emphatic manner that she has a child=20 somewhere, and that she vividly recalls breast-feeding it. (Needless to=20 add that she denies ever having been knowingly pregnant.)=20 The Vancouver lady who has the suspected implant on the bridge of her=20 nose, recalls a very vivid, all-too-real, "dream", in which she is an=20 observer, up in the far corner of a room, watching herself, in an=20 obstetrical position, giving birth to a scaly brown baby that appears to=20 be in a cocoon. Despite her revulsion at the sight, she hears herself=20 screaming "Don't take my baby away!" The small shadowy white figures pay=20 no attention to her protests.=20 I know two ladies who became pregnant. Yet the husband of one of them=20 was sterile, and in the case of the other lady, impregnation from her=20 husband would have been equally impossible, given the circumstances. The=20 first-mentioned of these ladies was visited during the night by two=20 figures that "looked at" the baby in her abdomen, and showed concern for=20 its welfare. And - strange as it may seem - these two mothers, who show=20 all the hallmarks of having been abductees -- have sons called "ADAM"!=20 A nurse who works in a hospital near to where I live, tells of a male=20 baby that was delivered in 1972. The mother was a sixteen-year-old=20 native Indian. She had no idea who was the father of the child. This=20 particular baby was so different from other children that the hospital=20 staff actually referred to it always as "THE ALIEN". It was later=20 adopted by a family in another part of British Columbia. Again, in that=20 same year, this same nurse, who was working in the nursery of the=20 hospital, saw another child that struck her as extremely unusual. Over=20 the whole time that it was there, she said it never cried, nor did it=20 ever sleep -- at least never when she was on duty. It seemed to=20 communicate with its eyes, and required her to pick it up, and this she=20 frequently did, talking to it a great deal. Although she had quite a=20 large grown family of her own, she says she had an overpowering feeling=20 that this infant was a part of herself. Even at that very early age, she=20 felt that the small being could communicate telepathically. It would=20 indeed be interesting to know how many more "strange" babies have been=20 noticed lately in hospitals around the world.=20 On page 16 of the same issue of FSR (33/3) Budd Hopkins touches upon the=20 emotional upheaval involved in alien contact, and its often tragic=20 results. I too know of one contactee who is now in a mental institution;=20 of another who is heavily into drugs and alcohol; of another that has=20 attempted suicide; plus one more who has seriously considered suicide.=20 Along the way, over the years, I have developed a strong rapport with=20 some of these abductees. The result is that they will tell me things=20 that they won't tell even to their own close relatives. This, in itself,=20 can make for some quite considerable and embarrassing difficulties at=20 times, of which one of the very least is the problem of breach of=20 confidence. As researchers in this field will readily confirm, the=20 participants in contactee cases are usually quite paranoid about any=20 disclosure that might in any way identify them. (Knowing what they have=20 gone through and are still going through, I in no way fault them for=20 being unduly cautious.)=20 Sexual Assaults by "Humans"(?)=20 Recently something emerged that "blew me away", as we say. In an=20 interview which I had with a single-parent lady, the question of choice=20 of a living location was touched upon. (Contactees appear to move around=20 a lot -- maybe subconsciously attempting to escape?) This particular=20 lady told me, jokingly, that her sister-in-law is always "pulling her=20 leg" about not living on the ground floor. Suddenly alerted by this=20 remark, I asked her why? Then it came out that she had been attacked on=20 the street and sexually assaulted.=20 At that point -- figuratively speaking -- "the roof fell in" for me. For=20 I suddenly realized that this woman was the FIFTH abductee/contactee of=20 whom I knew who had either been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.=20 Later, when, in a tone of amazement, I was telling all this to yet=20 another woman abductee, she waited quietly until I had finished my=20 account and then added: "You can make me Number Six."=20 Since then, I now make a point, if the circumstances permit, of putting=20 this very question to them right at the outset.=20 Another contactee of whom I have heard was also the victim of sexual=20 assault. She lives in this same Province of British Columbia, though=20 many hours journey from here.=20 Talk about double jeopardy! What a horrendous load to have to carry=20 around with you! I cannot help but wonder how many victims of some sort=20 of sexual assault are also abductees, and whether there can be a link?=20 What more motivation for suicide could a woman have than this duo!=20 Body Scars=20 I would now like to comment on another point in Budd Hopkins' article,=20 namely his mention of disfiguring scars on the bodies of abductees.=20 It happened recently that a lady abductee, a friend of mine, who was=20 suspected of having breast cancer, had to have a routine X-ray=20 examination. While preparing her for the examination, the nurse asked=20 her: "When did you have the operations on your lymph glands?" "Never!"=20 promptly replied my friend. "Oh, come now", said the nurse. "You must=20 have. You have a scar under each arm!"=20 Since then, this lady has found that her husband has a similar scar=20 under one arm, and her mother and her grandson have them too. It is=20 quite possible that her children also have them, but they refuse to=20 comment.=20 By a remarkable coincidence (?) another family of contactees, who live=20 less than ten miles away, have also reported that one of their members=20 has such a scar.=20 And once again I ask: dare we to dwell upon this, and dare we to wonder=20 how many others there are around the world who carry this hidden=20 personal record? And for what purpose? My own researches indicate what=20 has already been announced long ago namely that we have among us,=20 established here already within our society, a new breed of "super-kid".=20 "The Light People"=20 We also have contactees who report holding ongoing conversations (during=20 sleep, they think), with beings whom they call "the light people", whose=20 purpose seems to be to educate, to solve problems, and to provide=20 glimpses into the immediate future. Often these contactees awaken in the=20 morning with aching necks and shoulders, complaining of feeling=20 exhausted, as if they had worked all night, rather than having=20 supposedly slept the normal eight hours.=20 Are these pure energy forms, described as "the light people", also part=20 of the same general phenomenon responsible for abductions and=20 impregnations and monitorings, and for the removal of ova or of sperm=20 (as one male witness has told me happened to him on two occasions)?=20 Some Concluding Thoughts=20 In closing these notes, I wish to emphasize once more that my statements=20 relate solely to the Pacific Coast area of this vast country of Canada.=20 It is very probable that other researchers across the nation will=20 confirm that similar types of events are happening in their particular=20 communities, be it Alberta, or Ontario, or Quebec, or New Brunswick,=20 etc. I suspect very strongly that they are. In fact, I will go so far as=20 to say that if ANYONE stretches his arms out wide he or she will be able=20 to touch, within their own circle of friends, some person, or more=20 likely some persons, who are very much involved in this emerging=20 epidemic.=20 And, of course, I have come across other oddities too. Living as I do in=20 a racially mixed city, I know of only one (first generation) Oriental=20 abductee. I know of no other Asians, and no blacks.=20 Furthermore, why is it that neither blind people nor physically=20 handicapped people, ever seem to report involvement (The faculties of=20 being able to see, or being mobile, are not a required ingredient in the=20 bizarre complexities of the abduction scenario... OR ARE THEY?)=20 How does it come about, moreover, that I never hear of reports from=20 "street people" -- i.e., people on the streets? Many of them are very=20 alert, fast-thinking, philosophical too, and also extremely observant.=20 Am I to believe that nothing is happening to THEM?=20 Well, yes, of course it might be argued that the answer is that I don't=20 mix in those particular social and ethnic circles. But on the other=20 hand, I do have numerous well-established "pipelines" that should=20 provide a trickle of something... And, to date, they have not.=20 So far I know of five families where three generations are clearly=20 involved in this process of "monitoring" and sample-taking. But so far I=20 am unable to detect any common denominators. Certainly none are apparent=20 on the surface. Does location have any significance, I wonder? Also,=20 what about such aspects as profession, or religious activity, or absence=20 thereof?=20 The questions are endless, the answers almost non-existent. And, as=20 Whitley Strieber has already commented, "THEY" will presumably only=20 reveal the solution if and when "THEY" want to. Until then, the beat=20 goes on.=20 NOTES AND REFERENCES=20 (1) I employ the terms "abductee" and "contactee" interchangeably, since=20 in so many cases both contact and abduction are recognized. And, in=20 cases where only contact is admitted by the individual involved, he or=20 she may very likely be still unaware that abduction also took place.=20 (2) [Note by Editor.] I have personally observed, over a period of many=20 years, the presence of one of these immensely hard little balls just=20 below the skin of a human body. It had been there for at least 40 years. Then, one day, the person, in whose body it was, "woke up", and=20 realized what the thing might be. The man at once rushed to inspect and,=20 lo, the ball was already gone! It would be interesting if we could hear=20 of other such cases where an "implant" vanishes as soon as its=20 significance is perceived. -- G.C. Since this article was published, many more abduction claims have been=20 made in BC. We stopped keeping track of the exact numbers once it passed=20 the lofty 200 mark. Many of these new cases are of extremely high=20 strangeness and credibility.=20 This article was originally published in the prestigious Flying Saucer=20 Review, Volume 34, #1, March, 1989.
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