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Re: First 'Grey' Report?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 99 17:45:50 PDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 01:23:01 -0400
Subject: Re: First 'Grey' Report?

>From: Jesus Millan Arias <jesusmillan@mx3.redestb.es>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: First 'Grey' Report?
>Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 12:19:55 +0200

>Thanks for your information. It is very good, but I'm looking
>for stories or 'tales' with not only "dwarfs" (like the two
>first reports from Larry). The report from Jerry is very
>interesting and close to my interest but it lacks some physical

>I know ancient descriptions of bizarre dwarf-beings in some
>cultures (p.ex Jinnas or Irish Little People), but I would like
>to know when the was first (pre-60's) description of a 'typical'
>grey: big black slanted eyes, big inverted-pear head, "dwarf",
>thin legs, thin mouth........


There are, as you know, many stories told by modern abductees of
encounters with gray entities going back to the 1950s and even
earlier.  How reliable are they?  I went back to find if there
are accounts told, reported, and published before the modern
abduction era (dating from 1965, when the Hills's experience
first saw print in a Boston newspaper). My point was to
eliminate any possibility of confabulation or false memory. The
only account of a gray alien, it turns out, that comes even
close is the alleged Austria encounter which I discussed.  As
you correctly point out, the match is not exact, only general,
and there are serious problems with the evidence for its
occurrence, which is effectively nonexistent.

A pre-1965 exact description of a classic gray entity, if it
exists, is out there still waiting to be found.  Until (or
unless) it is, I'd urge healthy caution -- another word is
skepticism -- in investigators as they sift through
retrospective abductee testimony.

Jerry Clark

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