by Bill Chalker
Evidence Group (APEG)
Source: Hard Evidence
Magazine Vol.1 No.2 Pgs 12-16
A Sydney, Australia
abduction experience from 1992, with biological evidence, became the
subject of the world's first DNA PCR "alien abduction" related
investigation, yielding intriguing results that have suggested
fascinating new lines of investigation and speculation.
Born in 1964, in Lebanon, Peter Khoury migrated to Australia
in 1973. He met his future wife, Vivian in 1981, marrying in 1990.
They have 2 children. What might be Peter's first encounter with a
UFO occurred in Lebanon in the summer of 1971 at age 7.
He and seven
other children had gone up onto the flat rooftop of his neighbor's
house to play. Peter was the last to walked through a heavy door
that leads onto the roof. He then saw all his friends "frozen" like
statues in front of him, while a silent egg-shaped craft hovered
All eight children later found themselves on the ground floor
after some time had elapsed, with no memory of the intervening
In Sydney, during February 1988, Peter and Vivian saw a strange
light doing extraordinary movements in conjunction with a beam of
Peter & Vivian Khoury
A frightening and life
changing alien abduction experience occurred on July 12, 1988.
Khoury had lay on a bed and was overwhelmed by paralysis. A number
of beings became apparent around him. One of them, a tall thin
golden yellow colored being, with large black eyes, inserted a long
needle like object into the side of his head. Khoury blackout.
regained consciousness with a start and rushed into the adjoining
room where he found other family members in a "switched-off" state.
Rousing them, Khoury found that while they thought only some 10
minutes had passed, in reality it seemed between 1 to 2 hours had
passed. An injury to his head was verified.
At that time Peter Khoury had no real context to anchor his
disturbing experience. Eventually he became aware of abduction
experiences and entered the UFO field to initially understand what
happened to him. Eventually, frustrated with the problems and
politics that plagued his association with ufology he formed a
support group - the UFO Experience Support Association (UFOESA)
during April, 1993.
Despite trying to focus on supporting others, Peter Khoury found
that strange experiences had continued for him. In retrospect, the
most striking one occurred on July 23, 1992, according to diary
He had been recovering from head injuries received in a job site
assault (he worked in the building industry in his own cement
rendering business). At about 7 am, having returned to his Sydney
suburban home from the train station, after dropping off his wife,
Khoury felt unwell and lay down on the bed to sleep. He awoke with a
start sometime later, becoming aware of something alighting on the
bed. He was shocked to see two strange women kneeling on the end of
Both were naked. One appeared Nordic and the other Asian. Aspects of
their appearance were quite odd. The Nordic female had a very
elongated face and a sharply point chin. Her eyes appeared to be
blue and 2 to 3 times larger than normal. She had very fine wispy
blonde hair that seemed to be oddly blown up. Her skin color was
The dark brown skinned
Asian looking woman seemed to have almost completely black eyes. Her
hair was black and set in a firm page-boy style.
An artists impression
of the two alien females
Although no normal
communication occurred, the Nordic woman seemed to be in charge and
Khoury got the impression she was giving the Asian looking woman
some sort of instruction.
What followed was quite disorientating for Khoury. The Nordic woman, who seemed to be over 6 feet tall and
apparently very strong, reached forward and pulled Khoury's head to
her breast. He resisted, trying to pull away.
She did this 3 times. Finally Khoury, trying to cope with the shock
and disorientating nature of this experience, bit on her nipple
apparently swallowing a piece from it. The Nordic woman, although
seemingly confused, did not react with any pain and nor was there
any sign of blood. She seemed to convey to the other woman that this
was not the way things were supposed to happen. Khoury was overcome
with a coughing fit. Moments later, looking up again, he found that
both women had vanished.
The coughing caused Khoury to go to the bathroom to get a drink of
water. When he went to urinate he found it very painful to do so,
due to, it turned out, some very fine blonde hair wrapped tightly
under his foreskin. Khoury removed the hair and had the foresight to
place it in a plastic sachet bag with a seal. He did that because he
felt there was no way it should have been there.
It was unlike his wife's hair. Khoury concluded that something
extraordinarily bizarre had just occurred and linked the 2 pieces of
blonde thin hair (about 10-12 cm & 6-8 cm long) to the strange tall,
blonde haired Nordic looking woman. Even though Vivian had been very
supportive of him about his 1988 abduction experience, Peter
refrained from telling her what occurred for about 2 weeks. She
accepted it far better than Peter did, telling him it was something
he has no control over and they would deal with it as best as they
Like many other abductees Peter Khoury has had a number of
experiences. During November, 1996, while lying in bed with Vivian
beside him asleep, he felt an energy presence intruding into the
room. He opened his eyes. He saw what seemed to be several hooded
small figures (similar to his 1988 experience) appearing to come
through the mirror. As they came closer Peter experienced paralysis
and felt he was being floated horizontally feet first towards the
Touching the surface of the mirror with his feet felt like he was
going into water, like a change of density, not something solid.
Khoury felt a sense of electrical static buzzing right through his
body. He watched as the reflection of his head approached his face.
As soon as they touched, he blacked out. He did not remember
anything else other than waking up in the bed again.
There were other episodes in about 1994 or early 1995 involving a
light burst or sound of an explosion, this being witnessed in part
by Vivian. On another occasion he felt a "pins and needles"
paralysis developing. He tried to wake Vivian. He was eventually
after great difficulty able to touch her. She woke up and
simultaneously it was "like somebody ripped the sheets off him".
Peter likened it to as if something was sucked out of him. The
feeling had been engulfing him and as soon as he touched Vivian the
feeling was gone.
Between 1996 and 1999 Khoury is unaware of any experiences.
In 1996, Peter was hypnotically regressed by Pulitzer prize-winning,
John Mack to try to clarify the 1988
experience. Under Mack's regression Peter described being taken into
an illuminated room. He was on a table with one entity above him,
speaking to him but with a sound like birds chirping. It was one
person - a shadowy tall figure - but the sound seemed like 50 of
them. Peter thought at the time, how was he going to remember what
the entity told him.
The recollection faded and everything went dark again. That was all
that came out in the session. Peter has had a couple of regression
He is not really satisfied with any of the hypnotic
recollections and feels more comfortable with the consciously
recollected details, such as those of 1988 and 1992.
(left to right) Prof.
John Mack, Peter Khoury, Bill Chalker & Dominique Callimanopulos
(Photo: P. Khoury)
Because of the bizarre
and controversial nature of the 1992 episode, Peter was more
comfortable describing his 1988 experience.
The strange encounter
with the 2 unusual women was discussed and examined in a limited and
fragmentary way. It was not until 1996 that I heard from Peter
Khoury about the hair sample that had been recovered from what
may have been an alien abduction sexual assault case (see 'Scientists
assess DNA Hair sample from Human being apparently not from Earth').
By 1998, I began an investigation into the hair sample, when
biochemical colleagues agreed to undertake what was the world's
first PCR (polymerase Chain Reaction) DNA profiling of biological
material implicated in an alien abduction experience. The analysis
confirmed the hair came from someone who was biologically close to
normal human genetics, but of an unusual racial type - a rare
Chinese Mongoloid type - one of the rarest human lineages known,
that lies further from the human mainstream than any other except
for African pygmies and aboriginals.
impression of the blonde haired "nordic" being encountered
by Peter Khoury in Sydney during 1992.
There was the strange anomaly of it being blonde to clear instead of
black, as would be expected from the Asian type mitochondrial DNA.
The study concluded,
"The most probable
donor of the hair must therefore be as (Khoury) claims: a tall
blonde female who does not need much color in her hair or skin,
as a form of protection against the sun, perhaps because she
does not require it."
The DNA sequence
overlayed was extracted from the hair sample recovered by
Khoury (from the cover of the International UFO Reporter (IUR),
Magnified hair sample showing optical transparency and
pronounced mosaic structure. The circles of light are
reflections. Photo taken from video (B.Chalker/APEG). The
DNA sequence on the left is from the hair shaft.
The original DNA work
was done on the shaft of the hair. Fascinating further anomalies
were found in the root of the hair.
Two types of DNA were found
depending on where the mitochondrial DNA testing occurs, namely
confirming the rare Chinese type DNA in the hair shaft and
indicating a rare possible Basque/Gaelic type DNA in the root
This was very puzzling and controversial, until a 'Nature
Biotechnology' paper appeared in 2000. It revealed recent findings
on hair transplanting with previously incompatible hair, using
advanced cloning techniques, developed in a possible cure for
We seem to be seeing similar combined or "grafted" DNA in
the sample recovered under controversial circumstances by Peter Khoury back in 1992.
Perhaps even more controversial is that we have findings suggestive
of nuclear DNA indicating possible viral resistance.
sample seems to show it contains 2 deleted genes for CCR5 protein
and no intact gene for normal undeleted CCR5 - this CCR5
deletion factor has been implicated in AIDS resistance.
The Hair Root
To keep a very complex
story somewhat uncomplicated, what seems to be suggested by the
range of findings is possible evidence for advanced DNA techniques
and DNA anomalies & findings, for which we are only now discovering
or starting to make sense of in mainstream biotechnology.
The nature of these genetic findings has lead to some interesting
possible connections with ancient cultures, myths and archaeological
finds such as the strange
Taklamakan mummies in China (tall European
like peoples (Celtic?), some of whom had blonde hair) and the
stories of the female Basque God Mari and the Gaelic Irish
tales of the
Tuatha da Danann.
The Tuatha tales describe powerful gods with orange or blonde
hair and other unusual attributes.
While such cultural and mythic
connections are fascinating speculations, they provide for an
interesting perspective on the many stories of Nordic type beings
implicated in UFO abduction and contact cases.
1- "Statuette in the Hood" - in ivory from the Aurignacian
Period, at the Grotte du Pape, Bassempouy
("Stone Age Satuette" by
J. Ben, FSR Case Histories (1971) from the Musee des Antiquites
Nationales at Saint-Germain-en Laye);
2- artist's impression of the
female being in the 1957 Antonio Villas Boas event (with blonde
hair, sharp angular chin and blue eyes)
Artist Tony Roberts
in "UFOs - the definitive casebook" by J. Spencer (1991);
3- reconstructed impression of the face of the "Beauty of Kroran" mummy
from Tarim/Tuklamakan, China,
with hair described as
"blondish-brown" in color ("The Tarim Mummies" by J. Mallory & V.
4- artist's impression of the blonde haired, blue eyed and
fair skinned female being encountered by Peter Khoury in 1992.
Mari - the neolithic
Goddess of Old Europe and the primary deity in
Basque mythology -
has many manifestations, including:
"as a tree that looks like a
woman or a tree emitting flames"
"a white cloud
or rainbow, or a ball of fire in the air"
"a sickle of fire, as which she appears
crossing the sky"
"seen enveloped in fire, lying down
horizontally, moving through the air"
The records from ancient Ireland describe a whole series of
The "Lebor Gabala Erren" ("The Book of the Taking of
Ireland"), compiled during the 12th
century A.D. describes the coming of the mysterious Tuatha de'
Danann or Tribe of Danu. They were apparently tall, blond
or red-haired strangers, "expert in the arts of pagan cunning", who
supposedly interbred with the locals, while teaching them many kinds
of useful skills.
The Lebor Gabala
records their dramatic entrance to Ireland as follows:
"In this wise they
came, in dark clouds from northern islands of the world. They
landed on the mountains of Conmaicne Rein in Connachta, and they
brought a darkness over the sun for three days and three nights.
Gods were their men of arts, and non-gods their husbandmen."
A gold ship model
from 1st century BC Broighter, Ireland.
There are many
stories of aerial ships or "demon ships" ("loinger demnacda") in the
Extracts from the Lebor Gabala (left & centre)
and an artist's
impression of a likeness of the Tuatha people
According to the mythic
tales the Tuatha de' Danann were advanced enough to arrive in
western Ireland (near modern Connacht) by air.
They divided into two
teachers of medicine, smithing, communication or druidry
as farmers or shepherds
Although no one knows
for certain what the Tuatha looked like, descriptions, such
as of their female war-leader Eriu, indicate tall attractive people
with pale skin, high foreheads, long red hair and large blue eyes.
Other descriptions indicate blonde, golden hair with blue eyes.
blonde haired woman in the 1957 abduction of Antonio Villas Boas
also had red body hair (pubic hair). She seems remarkably like
Peter's female visitor and the description of Eriu. If the Tuatha
cross-bred with local humans, they would have left hybrid
descendants who look somewhat like themselves.
Further focused DNA analyses of biological samples implicated in
alleged alien abduction experiences will help determine the reality
behind the claims of abductions and the validity of speculations
driven by DNA, historical, cultural and mythic connections.
Some limited funding has permitted the purchase of specialized
equipment to further this fascinating and groundbreaking work.
Funding has permitted a DNA research presence, coordinated by the
APEG, in a friendly laboratory facility.