by David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
Why They Are Secret:
Reasons for Secrecy (p. 115)
The critical question still remains: Why are the aliens so
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,
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What does he encounter in these hypnotic regressions with the
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.
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:
Human interaction with and
nurturing of the hybrids
Current and continuing roles
of abductees with aliens
Jacobs' opinion of the
Future result of this interaction (agenda) and roles
In addition to numbers 3 and 6, the ideas most interesting to me
The "eyes" (specifically, pages 83 through 85)
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
"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"
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
Is the heart, perhaps, mightier than the scalpel?