by David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Why They Are Secret: Reasons for Secrecy (p. 115)
The answer can be found in the motives and purposes of the Breeding Program.
Because the fetus must be protected, the most effective method to prevent the abductee from knowing about the pregnancy is to keep it secret from her. In response to Lucy Sanders's questions one alien was uncharacteristically forthcoming.
He told her:
When Lucy asked him what that meant, he replied:
Beyond protecting the fetus, there are other reasons for secrecy, if
abductions are, as all the evidence clearly indicates, an
intergenerational phenomenon in which the children of abductees are
themselves abductees, then one of the aliens' goals is the
generation of more abductees.
The evidence suggests that the answer is "yes."
If an abductee has children with a non-abductee, the chances are that all their descendants will be abductees.
This means that through normal
population increase, divorce, remarriage, and so on, the abductee
population will increase quickly throughout the generations. When
those children grow and marry and have children of their own, all of
their children, whether they marry an abductee or non-abductee, will
If abductees were aware of the program, they might decide not to have children at all or to mate only with other abductees. Thus, the number of childbearing unions between abductees and non-abductees would decline, endangering the progress of the Breeding Program. The Breeding Program must be kept secret, not only from women, but also from men and society as a whole.
When Claudia Negr6n was six years old, a young hybrid girl explained at least part of the program to her.
It could be argued that since we have evidence of the Breeding Program, secrecy has effectively been compromised.
But this is not the case. The aliens' wall of secrecy will only be penetrated when many people within our society, perhaps the majority, fully realize what has been happening to them and understand the implications for them and their descendants. After fifty years of public awareness of UFO sightings and abductions, the debate continues about whether the phenomenon is "real," and the scientific community refuses to study it.
The vast majority of abductees
have the memories of their experiences locked in their minds,
entwined within a labyrinth of dreams, confabulation, false
memories, and induced images - exactly where the aliens want them to
be. And if abductees recover these experiences, they endure societal
strictures, ridicule, disbelief, and condescension.
It is a defensive measure, not against
the hostility of violent and frightened humans, but against the
hostility of a host population who would object to being the victims
of a widespread program of physiological exploitation.
Prof. David Jacobs appears to have done that in The Threat.
He seems to be
allowing us a view into the private agenda of one non-human species'
pervasive interactions with a subset of our own species.
This book has both very detailed "Notes" and "Index" sections which help ground the reader, even one who may be unfamiliar with this phenomenon and field of study.
This approach continues through his discovery of abductees and his first impressions of their hazy-sounding claims of interactions with other beings. And it takes a number of years before he becomes convinced enough to think that their claims could be real.
This attitude-swaying evidence includes physical marks,
emotional impact on the abductees, as well as the cross-section of
people affected, none of whom fit the stereotype of the hapless
person. His interest at that point was sufficient to persuade him to
learn hypnosis techniques and begin working with abductees.
covers an array of issues involved with hypnosis ranging from
"Normal Event Memory" through "False Memory Syndrome" to "Media
Contamination," plus "Leading the Witness" and "Mutual Confirmation
Plenty! Is all of it believable?
Personally, I don't know. My own way of pondering something this fantastic is to consider that maybe only x% might be true, the "x" representing a decreasing value as the level of "fantastic" rises. Which things fall into that x%? Which do not? That is hard to decide.
Perhaps many people will find his compilation of, and speculation about, the abductees' stories concerning the following topics somewhere on a scale from compelling through repulsive:
In addition to numbers 3 and 6, the ideas most interesting to me were:
While I do find a number of concepts he discusses intriguing, the very nature of his unilateral approach to the enigma of alien abduction bothers me.
My response to his basic attitude towards the "Positives" (people who view the phenomenon as having more mutually beneficial motivations) reflects my own overall reaction. The impression Jacobs leaves about the Positives implies that they are hiding from the harsher truths surrounding abductions, or that they are deluded into their lighter viewpoints.
Is his outlook complete? I suspect not.
Even Jacobs admits that there may be some merit to
the Positives' stance. I sincerely hope that the various beings,
which appear to share our universe(s), are capable of a broad
spectrum of attitudes. If the groups of beings that Jacobs refers to
The Threat are a ruthless lot towards us, then perhaps others are
more compassionate. I am not ready to judge the whole lot of "them"
as being negative or positive.
There he describes the abductees ("the scouts") as being in a "special situation" on the "front lines" of a very important series of happenings:
Hmmm. If more than my own x% view of this book is true and abductees are "heroes" deep down inside themselves, then maybe the many human beings that share that same kind of strength are our hope.
Maybe that basic rough-hewn part of us which is inseparably coupled with our hearts, genes, and souls will be a bit more than the aliens bargained for.
Is the heart, perhaps, mightier than the scalpel?