by David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
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Why They Are Secret: Reasons for Secrecy (p. 115)

The critical question still remains: Why are the aliens so secretive?


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:

We have our own interest because we are removing your ova and using it for our own genetic purposes. We know this will be very disturbing to the human female because she is a reproductive organ between the two of the species, she is the host for reproduction, and we only remove those that we need.

When Lucy asked him what that meant, he replied:

We sometimes use the female human as a host for genetic reproductive purposes. We feel that if the female of the species knows that her body is being used as a host, she may wish to remove what she feels isn't hers. So we put a very strong blank [block] on her memory process so that she has no idea that the implant has been put there. We will do the same for you when we, as we have in the past, implant you.


We feel that it is better for the female if we do not leave the implant in. We are able to bring the fetus to term using our own females, but the first, within the first trimester it must be removed so that the female human does not realize she is host to an implant.

We find psychologically, within the first trimester, if the female host is unaware of the implant, she goes about her normal routine, and it does not have a debilitating effect on the fetus. Upon removal, we put another blank on the female human host so that in the future we can do this same procedure and she will be accustomed to it.

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.

Are all children of abductees incorporated into the phenomenon?


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 be abductees.

To protect the intergenerational nature of the Breeding Program, it must be kept secret from the abductees so they will continue to have children. If the abductees knew that the program was intergenerational, they might elect not to have children. This would bring a critical part of the program to a halt, which the aliens cannot allow.

The final reason for secrecy is to expand the Breeding Program. To integrate laterally in society, the aliens must make sure that abductees mate with non-abductees and produce abductee children. 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.

I ask her why they're doing this. She says it's for the good of everybody and that they have to do this. It's very important and that I'm not the only one. There are many.... And one day I will know what it's all about, but not just yet. Because if they tell people what it's all about, then their project is ruined. So they have to keep it a secret for now. I ask her what kind of a project is it. She says to make a better world, to make a better place.

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.

Thus, at this point in time, the aliens' policy of secrecy has been and continues to be enormously successful, despite the millions of UFO sightings and abduction reports. 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.

Secrecy is not necessary to protect society from the "shock" of revelation of "contact." Nor is it necessary to protect the individual's life from disruption. Secrecy is necessary to protect the alien Breeding Program. 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.

Now we can understand why the aliens will not land on the White House lawn. If they were to do so, the reasons they have come to Earth might be discovered, and they might not be able to continue with their Breeding Program. Most of the past secrecy theories have assumed the aliens concealed themselves to hide their existence. It is now clear that the primary reason for secrecy is to keep their activities hidden and therefore they must keep their existence a secret.

Because it is covert, the abduction phenomenon that is essential to the Breeding Program has grown to enormous proportions. And both its purpose and its magnitude have profoundly disturbing implications for the future.

As with the study of any subjective phenomenon, whether it is a form of poetry, history, art, or science, there comes a time when fragments of the ideas that drive it are captured. Captured for at least a moment, and displayed before us to be examined until they can slip away, change, or find their way to completion. 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.

He starts with a substantial overview of the history of "ufology," which is based upon his own involvement with the field over the years and many references to the work of others. 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.

From what can be gathered from the book, that process took three to four years, and clearly was not a skill learned overnight. Jacobs devotes an entire chapter (Shadows of the Mind ) to the methods, benefits, and pitfalls of hypnosis, where he details his own approach. He seems greatly interested in the human side - the trauma and difficulties the abductees face in their day-to-day lives while struggling to cope with the aftermath of the abductions. He also 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 Fantasies."

What does he encounter in these hypnotic regressions with the abductees?


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:

  1. Breeding program (alien/human hybrids)

  2. Extra-uterine gestational units

  3. Unaware abductees

  4. Human interaction with and nurturing of the hybrids

  5. Current and continuing roles of abductees with aliens

  6. Jacobs' opinion of the "Positives"

  7. Future result of this interaction (agenda) and roles

In addition to numbers 3 and 6, the ideas most interesting to me were:

  • The "eyes" (specifically, pages 83 through 85)

  • Alien ability to bypass short-term memory (page 111, middle paragraph)

  • Independent Hybrid Activity (Chapter 10)

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 in 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.

Perhaps the most amazing statements Jacobs makes, amidst all the details of the aliens' motivations, was at the end of Chapter 2. There he describes the abductees ("the scouts") as being in a "special situation" on the "front lines" of a very important series of happenings:

"As 'participants/observers,' they have the most important role of all. They bring researchers like me the pieces of the puzzle so that we can put them together. They are not just the victims of abductions, they are also the heroes, without whose accounts we would have no meaningful insight whatsoever into the UFO phenomenon" (p. 29).

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?