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Few Claim Intimacy With UFOs!

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Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 07:27:52 -0400
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Subject: Few Claim Intimacy With UFOs!




Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7242_1346295,00180007.htm

May 3, 2005

Few Claim Intimacy With UFOs!

AFP--Beijing

Meng Zhaoguo, a rural worker from northeast China's Wuchang
city, says he was 29 years old when he broke his marital vows
for the first and only time - with a female extraterrestrial of
unusually robust build.

"She was three meters (10 feet) tall and had six fingers, but
otherwise she looked completely like a human," he says of his
close encounter with an alien species. "I told my wife all about
it afterwards. She wasn't too angry."

While few Chinese claim to have managed to get quite as intimate
with an extraterrestrial as Meng, a growing number of people in
the world's most populous nation believe in unidentified flying
objects, or UFOs.

Officially registered UFO associations in China have about
50,000 members, but some estimate the actual number of Chinese
interested in the subject is probably in the tens of millions.

Sun Shili is one of the most serious enthusiasts, and he knows
exactly where he will be the day the extraterrestrials finally
make contact with mankind. The 67-year-old retired Beijing
professor will be in the 21-member delegation picked by
international UFO associations to represent Earth as the first
negotiations get underway.

Once a Spanish translator for Mao Zedong during high-level state
visits, Sun says language will not be a problem. "We expect to
communicate using telepathy," he says.

In a country that has lost its spiritual bearings as Marxism has
given way to materialism, the idea of strange worlds light years
away offers a last great hope for many.

Richard McNally, a Harvard psychologist, says he recognizes the
pattern from research into Westerners who claim to have been
abducted by aliens and who characterized the experience as
"spiritually deepening".

"Our abductees typically describe themselves as 'spiritual'
individuals for whom organized religion provides scant spiritual
nourishment, and the Chinese UFO spotters may very well be like
our subjects," McNally says.

As Sun, the Spanish translator, sits one sunny spring morning in
the Chinese capital, he points at the streets outside and
explains how many of the people walking by are probably
extraterrestrials in human guise.

They are here to help mankind move human civilization on little
by little, he explains.

Shakespeare and Einstein were not from another planet, but they
may very well have received inspiration from a galaxy far, far
away.

"It's estimated that 80 per cent of new inventions come to
people in their dreams," says Sun. "Maybe this is is how the
extraterrestrials pass on their knowledge to us."

Extraterrestrials are moving mankind on the path towards
perfection, but they can only do so in a very gradual fashion,
Sun says.

"They give us wisdom and skills that are just a little bit more
advanced than what we have at any given moment," he says.

"If they gave us their full range of knowledge all at once, we
wouldn't be able to handle it."

As in most other areas of human endeavor, China is also an
emerging force to be reckoned with in UFO research.

In September, the International Chinese UFO Association will
hold an international meeting on UFO research in the northern
port city of Dalian.

"The fact that this meeting can be held shows that China is
gradually becoming a great power in UFO research," says Zhang
Jingping, a leading member of the association.

A dedicated group of enthusiasts forming the core membership of
the Beijing UFO Research Association are on constant alert,
ready to move out and investigate observations of mysterious
phenomena in the night sky.

They take photos, record videos and interview witnesses, all in
the interest of addressing the issue from a scientific point of
view, according to Zhou Xiaoqiang, the chairman of the
association.

"The result is that 95 to 99 per cent of the sightings can be
explained naturally, like airplanes or satellites," he says.
"But a tiny minority may be real UFOs, and we should take them
seriously."

Zhou, a 57-year-old executive at a transportation company,
spends most of his waking hours studying UFOs, but he remembers
a time when it was not allowed.

After the Cultural Revolution broke out in 1966, his fresh
university degree earned him a one-way ticket to the deep
countryside, a victim of Mao's scheme to instil proletarian
values in the intellectuals.

The dreary life almost made him forget there might be something
beyond the narrow confines of the rural community where he spent
the next decade.

But then when the Cultural Revolution finally ended, and China
slowly emerged from decades of self-imposed isolation, Zhou
remembers watching Steven Spielberg's film classic "Close
Encounters of the Third Kind".

It was a revelation. It was not just a new world that opened up
to him, but a whole new universe, where everything seemed
possible -- even extraterrestrials.

"Chinese people are interested in UFOs now because their lives
have improved," says Zhou.

"They no longer have to worry about getting enough to eat, but
can start caring about issues like this."

Huang Yanqiu, a 49-year-old farmer from Beigao village in north
China's Hebei province, recalls his one and only encounter with
extraterrestrials in 1977.

He woke up in the middle of the night and found himself in front
of two men who looked and spoke like ordinary humans.

But they had special powers, taking him on a nightly flight on
their backs to all corners of China, from Heilongjiang province
in the north to Fujian province in the southeast. Eventually,
they carried him to Tiananmen Square.

For a young man who had never been more than a few kilometers
(miles) away from home, but had a secret wish to see the world,
it was the experience of a lifetime.

"We couldn't go anywhere at the time. There were no cars, just
bicycles," he says. "Maybe it was all just a dream."



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