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The Trigger of Alien Abduction

Betty Andreassonís alien abduction and NDE

from NearDeath Website

 

 

One of the most documented and believable cases in UFOlogy is the experience of one womanís abduction aboard a UFO.

 

Her name is Betty Andreasson Luca who is a devout Christian. During her abduction, she was taken before a being of intense light and love called "the One." This description of this being is remarkably similar to descriptions of the so-called "Being of Light" encountered in near-death experiences.

 

Her first abduction occurred during her childhood and culminated with an abduction experience that involved her whole family. Led by a number of teams of highly-credentialed investigators, her experience is one of the most thoroughly investigated cases ever reported in the annals of hypnotherapy.

 

This page is mainly focused on her experience as a child with the Being of Light she calls "the One." The following are excerpts from Raymond Fowlerís book, The Andreasson Affair: The Documented Investigation of a Womanís Abduction Aboard a UFO.

 

Raymond Fowler is also the author of the book The Watchers and his excellent follow-up book The Watchers II: Exploring UFOs and the Near Death Experience (more about The Watchers).

 

For even more information about the connection between the NDE and UFO phenomenon, read the article by Dr. Kenneth Ring entitled Near-death and UFO Encounters as Shamanic Initiations: Some Conceptual and Evolutionary Implications.
 

 

 


The Abduction of Betty Andreasson Luca

On the evening of January 25, 1967, Betty Andreasson was in her kitchen at South Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Her seven children, mother, and father were in the living room.

 

At about 6:35 p.m., the house lights suddenly blinked out for a moment. Then, a pulsating reddish-orange light shined in the kitchen window. Betty calmed the frightened children while her father rushed to look out the kitchen window. He saw a group of strange-looking small creatures approaching with a hopping motion. Five small humanoid creatures entered the house, passing right through the wooden door.

Bettyís family was immediately placed into suspended animation. One creature went over to her father. The leader of the other four established telepathic communication with Betty.

 

 

 

 

The leader was about five feet tall.

 

The others were about four feet tall. All had large pear-shaped heads, wide catlike wraparound eyes, and diminutive ears and noses. Their mouths were immobile slits that reminded Betty of scar lines. Each wore a coverall blue uniform adorned with a Sam Browne-type belt. An insignia of a bird was affixed to their sleeves. Their hands had three digits. (Later, on the craft, they were gloved.) They wore boot-like attire on their feet. They floated rather than walked.

Bettyís initial fright was immediately calmed by an overpowering sense of friendship. When she displayed concern for her familyís welfare, the creatures temporarily released her eleven-year-old daughter, Becky, from this strange state of unawareness to assure Betty that she was all right.

Then Betty was taken outside and brought on board a small craft resting on the side of a hill that sloped into the back yard. The machine was about twenty feet in diameter. It looked like two saucers, one inverted upon the other, with a small superstructure on top. The small craft accelerated and apparently merged with a larger parent craft, in which Betty was subjected to the effects of strange equipment and a physical examination. Then she was taken to an alien place and given a bizarre object lesson that caused her to undergo a painful yet ecstatic religious-like experience.

Later that night, a 10:40 p.m., Betty was returned home by two of her alien captors. At home, she found her family still in a state of suspended animation. One being had stayed behind to watch over them during her absence. Then the beings put the family - still under some type of mind control - to bed, and the aliens left.

Several times, the aliens had told Betty that certain things had been locked in her mind. She was instructed to forget them and her UFO experience until the appointed time. She consciously remembered only a fraction of the strange encounter; the power failure, the colored light flashing through the window, and the aliens entering the house.

Betty, a devout Christian, interpreted the creatures as religious or angelic in nature. The subject of UFOs was largely unknown to her. Her education had been limited to ten years of schooling, her basic interests included family, church, and community-related activities. Not until much later did she think of her experience as a possible UFO encounter.

In 1975, Betty responded to a local newspaper story about UFO researcher Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who was soliciting personal UFO experience information from the public. Bettyís letter contained such few data, however, that it was filed and forgotten until an investigation in January 1977.

 

The investigating team consisted of:

  • a solar physicist

  • an electronics engineer

  • an aerospace engineer

  • a telecommunications specialist

  • a UFO investigator

They employed the services of a professional hypnotist and a medical doctor trained in psychiatry. During a twelve-month investigation, they conducted an extensive character-reference check, two lie-detector tests, a psychiatric interview, and fourteen lengthy hypnotic regression sessions. Under hypnosis, Betty and her daughter relived a consistent, detailed UFO experience with genuine physiological reactions.

 

Their three-volume, 528-page report led to the conclusion that the witnesses were reliable and sane individuals who sincerely believed the experience had really occurred.
 

 

 


Her Experience With the Being of Light

The following are the exact transcripts from her hypnotic regression when Betty was regressed to her childhood during one of her first abduction experiences and her encounter with the One.

 

Bettyís words are in blue. The hypnotherapistís words are in black.

Weíre coming up to this wall of glass and a big, big, big, big, big door. Itís made out of glass.
Does it have hinges?
No. It is so big and there is - I canít explain it. It is door after door after door after door. He (the alien leading her) is stopping there and telling me to stop. Iím just stopping there. He says: "Now you shall enter the door to see the One." And he says, "Fear not."

[Then Betty appeared to undergo an out-of-body experience!]

And Iím standing there and Iím coming out of myself! Thereís two of me! Thereís two of me there!
Are you looking at yourself?
Uh, huh.
Okay. Do you see the One yet?
The One? No.
Okay, go on.
Iím coming up to the door, and the little person is saying: "Now you shall enter the Great Door and see the glory of the One." And Iím standing face to face with that door.

[Betty now stood before the strange door. Again she described its appearance and her out-of-body experience.]

Thereís a big door there, and it is big, but it is strange. It is like deeper and deeper and deeper. And itís bright, really bright. And I have to stand before the door. But, before that, I came out of myself. I was just standing over there, and I was standing over here. There were two of me, but that one over there was stiff.
Have you tried to talk to your other self?
That wonít work, because Iím over here, and that one is over there.
She looks exactly like you? Is she making motions to show you she is alive, like breathing, moving her arms?
No.
Would you say she looks like a wax museum piece or something?
No, it looks just like me.
All right, go on.
I was told to come forward. I went in the door, and itís very bright. I canít take you any further.
Why?
Because.
What do you mean, because?
I canít take you past this door.
Okay, Iíll tell you what. You go past that door alone then for a few minutes, okay?

[Time and again, the hypnotist tried in different ways to induce Betty to tell him what was behind the door - all in vain.]

Sometime maybe, if you change your mind, would you tell me?
I canít change my mind. It is set.
What would happen to you if you did tell me?
I canít tell you. Iím sorry.
Okay, letís proceed to the first thing you can tell me. Fair enough?
Oh!

[Bettyís face glows with joy]

Whatís happening now?
Iím coming out of that door, and it was wonderful!
Did the One say something exciting?
I canít tell you. Iím sorry.
Would you say that the One was God?
Do you really know what God is?
I donít know. I was hoping that you had seen him and could therefore tell me.
I canít tell you about that.
Okay, letís proceed. Whatís happening now? You just came out of the room, and you feel great.
I come out of the door, and there is a tall white-haired man standing there and heís got on a long nightgown.

[The next session took place on May 15, 1980. Determined to find out what lay behind the Great Door, the hypnotist again brought Betty back in time to where she was standing before it.]

Where are you?
Iím before this huge great big door. Itís glass. Layers and layers of glass.
What are you standing on?
Glass.
Let me ask you now: Youíre going to see the One now, right?
Yeah.
Why are you going to see the One?
Because it is time for me, they said, for me to go home to see the One.
All right, in other words, does this imply that the One is someone that you have seen before?
I donít remember.
Okay. Do you know why it is time to see the One? Why havenít you asked questions?
They havenít been there very often. Those little people havenít been there very much for me to ask.
Yeah, but they are asking you to do a lot of things, shall we say.
I know. But, Iím in their place. I canít do anything.
Okay. In a moment youíre going to see the One, right? We donít want to waste the experience. We want to get the most out of it. So when you see the One, I want you to ask yourself: "What am I getting out of this? Why am I here? And, what will this mean to me later on in my life?" Itís like any big experience a person is allowed to have. Okay? I want you to progress to where the door is open and you are seeing the One.
Oh!

[At that very moment, an indescribable smile came over Bettyís face. The only adjective that the investigators could think of to describe it is rapturous. This expression of pure, unrestricted happiness remained on Bettyís face as the hypnotist continued to question her.]

You seem happy. Why are you so happy?
Itís just - ah, I just, I canít tell you about it.
All right. I know you canít tell me, but I want you to do a few things. I want you to ask yourself why you are being shown that which you are being shown. In other words, you werenít given this trip just for a free ride, so to speak. They want you to see what you are seeing. Does that make sense?
Yes.
All right. Now that youíre there, ask yourself: "What am I getting out of this? Why am I here? What am I supposed to think about after I leave here?"
Oh, it matters not what I get from it.
What do you mean?
Itís - words cannot explain it. Itís wonderful. Itís for everybody. I just canít tell you this.
You canít? Okay, why canít you?
For one thing, itís too overwhelming and it is - it is indescribable. I just canít tell you. Besides itís just impossible for me to tell you.
All right. Are you capable, when looking around you, to tell yourself?
I see it.
Right. That which you can see, you have a grasp of even if you donít understand it.
I understand it. Iím sorry. Iím just sorry. I wish I could share it with you.
Were you told not to share it with me?
It is like even if I was able to speak it, I wouldnít be able to speak it. I canít. Iím sorry.
Were you specifically told not to speak it?
Partly, yeah.
How was it expressed to you?
I canít tell you those things. Iím sorry.
All right. Can we let the beings speak through you? Suppose you just relax, and Iíll put my hand on your shoulder and with each number you will go deeper and deeper. When I reach three, you will just relax and allow the beings to speak through you. One, two, three.

[Betty began speaking in a strange tongue.]

Okay, Betty, can you explain to me so that I could understand what you have just said?

[Betty begins crying]

Father loves the world so very much.
Yes?
And so many reject him.
Uh huh, okay. You said a lot of words. Can you explain more of what you said?
They will be felt by those who believe and have faith. They will feel the love radiating from them.
Okay, where are you now?
Iím where there is light.
And what do you see?
I cannot tell you this.
Okay, thatís all right. Let me ask you. Do you feel much love, the same love, or any different degree of love now than you have before?
Itís a greater love.
Okay. When will I understand all of the words that the being said through you?
When you allow the Spirit to come upon you and you are filled with that love.
Do you understand all the words that you have said?
I understand them, but they will not come forth.
Okay, Iím trying to understand. Iím not trying to ask you to divulge anything, all right? You understand them, but you canít express them?
Theyíre in my heart.
More like a feeling than a concept?
Theyíre in my heart, in my mind, in my body.
Okay, could you explain this to your children?
What children?

[During this hypnotic session, Betty was regressed to a childhood experience when she was single with no children.]

If you have children someday. The words that you spoke, while they had a message of love in them, did they also have a warning?
Yes. Those that do not have love have nothing. Love is the answer.

[Again the hypnotist failed to elicit the information that he sought regarding what Betty had experienced while behind the Great Door. With endless patience, he tried yet again.]

Okay. Youíve seen the One. Do you feel different about anything now than you did before?
Everything is so wonderful!
Is there anybody that you donít like?
No.
There are some people, shall we say, that arenít as nice as other people, right?
No, everybody is nice. They are just growing, thatís all. If one doesnít understand another one, they are just growing, thatís all.
Okay, just relax. Youíve been to see the One and now everything is a little nicer, right?
I understand that everything is one.
What do you mean?
Everything fits together. Everything is one. Itís beautiful! No matter what it is!

[Bettyís experience with the One ends here.]

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UFOs and The NDE
by Joseph Kerrick

1997

from NearDeath Website
 

 

Betty Lucaís description under hypnosis of her experience of the One in the preceding page is instantly recognizable as the same type of experience reported by many experiencers, and even in many cases the same IDENTICAL experience.

 

It is a very basic kind of spiritual experience, which has also been consistently reported throughout history by saints, mystics, and various types of ecstatics.

The similarities between UFO abduction and NDEs have been explored by a number of writers and researchers, the most famous and credentialed of which is undoubtedly Dr. Ken Ring. Dr. Ring did an extensive series of clinical studies on the NDE and published his results in Life at Death and Heading Toward Omega.

 

Then he did a follow-up project in which he studied UFO experiencers (primarily "abductees"), and specifically compared this phenomenon to that of near-death.

 

His full report can be found in The Omega Project; he found strong similarities between the two types of experience, and hypothesized that they may actually be two variants of a more basic underlying phenomenon.

Ring also quotes other commentators, who make the following remarks:

According to polls, we live in an age where now most people believe that UFOs are real and that ípeople like us live on other planets.í In that context, since angels and demons are out of style, they now dress in the costume of our own epochís archetypal figure - the extraterrestrial alien - whom we can see precisely because we can now CONCEIVE of him; he conforms to and expresses our current ideas of possibility.

 

Abductions may represent a contemporary form of shamanic journey - one that fits and is phrased in terms of a highly technological society which has already turned its imaginative attention to star flight ... Perhaps the (ancient) otherworld journey motif is ícamouflagedí in the modern lore of space travel which, like the fantastic voyage legends of the past, exemplifies what might be called the lure of the edge.

These ecological and millennial themes have been part of the canon of the UFO world and its literature for a long time, and many persons have already commented on their quasi-religious character.

 

Indeed, in an age where secular thinking has come to be the standard but from which the religious impulse has never disappeared, it is psychologically very understandable why traditional religious images of salvation have come to be projected onto the screen of a universe where, for some, it is easier to believe in ETs than in God.

Betty Luca does believe in God very strongly, being a devout Christian; yet a striking difference between her experience and that of near-death experiencers is that she was escorted to it not by dead relatives nor Christian spiritual figures, but by small gray bug-eyed space aliens.

 

Yet, at the end of this first event, which occurred when she was only 13 years old, there appeared figures of a different type: a number of entities who were human-looking except for their size, being about seven feet tall; they were dressed in long white robes, had pale-colored skin, and hair that was blond to white. In a word, they looked exactly like the Christian image of angels, except that they had no wings.

 

Betty called these beings "the Elders," after the Christian term used especially in the Book of Revelation, denoting the angelic beings surrounding the throne of God.

 

(Note: Experiencers have also reported being brought before a Council of Elders to have a life review).

After some three decades of further experiences, reported in a total of four books by researcher Raymond Fowler, there came a point when the Elders seemed to completely take over Bettyís encounters.

All the earlier events, including her first experience of the One, took place in mysterious locations which seemed to be underground, or else on or near the surface of the earth.

 

But now, as reported in the last of Fowlerís books, The Watchers II: Exploring UFOs and the Near Death Experience, the small Grays came again for Betty in a saucer, and for the first time took her into outer space, where the small craft docked with a huge cylindrical mother-ship.

 

This was the domain of the Elders, who apparently commanded the Grays in a symbiotic relationship. This journey climaxed for Betty in another ecstatic experience of the One, though this time the events leading up to it were very different.

Betty asked why she was here with the Elders, and they said:

"Donít you remember your blessing?"

She didnít know what they were talking about, and in response they used a machine to show her a scene from earlier in her life.

 

It was at a church service, and what happened was this:

Betty stood up and gave testimony and pledged to use her talents for the glory of God. This was probably not unusual for this type of service. But then the minister suddenly began speaking in tongues.

 

His wife jumped up, ran down the aisle to Betty, put her hands on Bettyís head, and began speaking in tongues herself. Then the minister interpreted his wifeís tongues; it was a message for Betty:

"You have given all that you have ... thou shalt be blessed above women ... "

This was evidently the scene as Betty remembered it from when she was younger.

 

But now in the strange replay on the mother-ship, she noticed some differences. Some of the people had a light around them - these included Betty, the minister, and his wife. And two Elders were present in the room, unseen by the congregation.

 

One of the Elders stood behind the minister and put his hand on the manís shoulder - and this is when he began speaking in tongues. Then the Elder whispered in the ear of the ministerís wife, and this is when she jumped up and administered "the blessing" to Betty. Evidently the whole scenario had been orchestrated by the Elders.

After being shown this scene from the past, Betty witnessed live what clearly seems to have been an act of ritual magic performed by the Elders. Three of them stepped into a circle drawn on the floor, subdivided by straight lines into six equal parts.

They touched their hands together, and then, as they concentrated, beams of light came out of their foreheads, and formed a triangle. At length, in the center of this triangle, there appeared a ring of light, floating in the air.

Three more Elders stepped into the circle, and they all began chanting "Oh." Three more beams of light appeared, forming a perfect hexagram. A larger circle of light formed around the heads of the Elders.

 

Then this light-ring moved upwards, shrank to the same size as the ring in the center, and floated down and interconnected with it, forming a revolving spherical object which finally condensed into a beach ball-sized orb of lavender-purple light. This was then taken and placed in a four-pronged stand which had obviously been designed specifically to hold such spheres.

The term "Elders" is Bettyís name for these beings. When on an earlier occasion she had asked them who they were, they had answered that they are "the ambassadors of Oh, masters of rings, cycles, and orbs."

 

Now, after witnessing the creation of this magical orb, Betty asked an Elder:

"Who is Oh?"

He replied that Oh is "the internal, external, eternal presence."

The next thing that happened, to Bettyís extreme startlement, was that the Elders induced an out-of-body experience in her.

 

This is similar to what happened in her experience at age 13, before she entered the Great Door and saw the One. Now, on the mother-ship, as soon as she emerged in her subtle body, one of the Elders handed her the orb of purple light, and another led her through a portal made of rippling waves of energy.

On the other side of the portal, Betty and the Elder seemed to be on earth, in a woods at night.

 

Some hobos were sleeping on the ground. One of them awakened and approached the two visitors; he glowed with light. The Elder wore little rings of light on his fingers. He allowed the hobo to take some of them, and they turned into a single tiny ball of light, which the man kept. Meanwhile, the larger orb in Bettyís hands changed color momentarily, evidently in resonance with the transaction.

 

Every once in awhile, Bettyís attention was drawn into the ball:

"Oh," she said, "itís just so beautiful! Something in it keeps on moving ... "

Now the Elder touched Bettyís shoulder.

 

There was a little explosion of white light, and then they were in a different place: a hospital room, where a very old man lay in a bed, with a nurse keeping vigil beside him. And there was more: two small entities which seemed to be made of darkness where tugging at the man, as if trying to pull his soul out of his body - this was Bettyís impression.

 

But there was also present a light-being; this was a type of entity Betty had encountered before in her experiences - it had no visible human features, but appeared as a bodily form made of white light. This being was also tugging at the dying man; it was clearly a battle for his soul between these opposing entities. The Elder resolved the conflict: he threw two tiny balls of light at the black entities, and they flew away.

The Elder and Betty next transported to a woods again, where a small saucer and two of the Grays awaited them. They went on board, and evidently flew up into the sky. Betty asked where they were going now, and the Elder replied that they were going to see the One.

Betty had to give the purple orb to one of the Grays; she was very reluctant and sorrowful to give it up. The craft came to a stop, and they emerged into a place filled with bright light. Above them was the Great Door, which was the source of the light.

 

The Elder touched one of the Grays on the shoulder and spoke to him, and he came along with the Elder and Betty as they walked toward the Light.

 

Their walk turned into a run, as they moved swiftly into the pure radiance.

 

Betty was overwhelmed with the ecstasy of the One, which she re-experienced on the hypnotistís couch, and the several people in attendance were all profoundly moved by the visible effects of her transformation.

Betty, the Elder, and the Gray all turned into light-beings as they went into the One. Each was a different hue: the Elderís light-body was pure white, the Gray alienís was light blue, and Bettyís was golden.

Betty said: "Oh, there is such love ... Oh, there is such peace ... Iím just engulfed in light and blending into that light. Oh! ... Oh, this is everything, everything, everything ... I cannot explain the wonder and beauty and love and peace."

And then came a heartbroken cry as Betty realized that she would have to leave this beatific state of Oneness:

"Oh, Iím going to have to go back. I have to go back for others so that they too will see, will understand and know ..."

And Betty, the Elder, and the Gray emerged back out of the Light, turning back into their normal forms in the process.

The Elder gave three of the tiny balls of light to Betty; then she was escorted into the saucer and taken home by the Grays. She found her physical body sitting up on the side of her bed next to her sleeping husband, and re-entered it. The experience had ended.

Raymond Fowlerís follow-up book is entitled The Andreasson Affair Phase Two - The Continuing Investigation of a Womanís Abduction by Alien Beings.

 

He is also author of the books The Allagash Abductions: Undeniable Evidence of Alien Intervention and UFO Testament : Anatomy of an Abductee.

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An Interview with

Betty (Andreasson) Luca
by Brent Raynes

Alternate Perceptions Magazine

Issue # 86 - December 2004

from MysteriousAmerica Website

 


Highly respected and one of the better known UFO ďabductees,Ē the subject of five books by the distinguished Raymond E. Fowler, Betty Ann (Andreasson) Luca answers our questions.

 

Furthermore, I suspect weíll be hearing much more about Betty in the near future.

 

She mentioned that the situation for her and her husband Bob is still ongoing, and that much of the information she received and collected from the Beings over the years has been given careful study, and that two researchers in particular have recently managed to ďdecipher part of the work, and uncover some very profound and important revelations.Ē

 

In addition, in early December 2005 Betty will speak at the AREís first annual UFO Conference in Virginia Beach, VA.

Editor: Initially, back in 1967, you and members of your family suffered a very disturbing series of memories revolving around a certain experience that happened at your home in South Ashburnham, Massachusetts. For a good number of years afterwards you tried to interest someone in the UFO community to look into what had occurred, but it wasnít until a team of investigators headed by Raymond E. Fowler that your situation got serious attention, correct? Can you describe what those early years was like, and the effect that it had on you and your family?

Betty Ann Luca: When my 1967 UFO encounter happened, only a small portion of memory was attained at the time by me, even though other members of my family were present such as my father, mother and seven children. However, three days after the experience, my eleven year old daughter Becky came to me concerning short dreams she was having of the unusual Beings in our house. Many years later my father had recall of the initial visit from the Beings, but had not wanted to get involved and was concerned for my welfare over me telling others about it. He was on Disability and feared the government would hurt him somehow through his Social Security.

This is how my UFO experience actually came to be public. There was a Von Daniken article in the rag- tag paper called The Enquirer. In it he was reporting about ancient crafts. I was moved to write a letter to the newspaper about Von Danikenís story, and the Enquirer sent my letter back and stamped it in red, UFO!

 

Which surprised me for I knew nothing about UFOs. Then a few years later an article appeared in a local newspaper asking anyone that had a sighting to contact a Dr. Hynek of CUFOS, Center for UFO Studies. I remembered the red stamped ufo on my return letter from the Enquirer and thought to send him everything I had remembered of my odd experience. So I sent the information I remembered of the silence, the blinking orange red lights outside the pantry window, and description of the Beings coming into my kitchen.

 

Dr. Hynek filed my letter away for two years until a Massachusetts volunteer group of researchers wanting to study any humanoid UFO case in their area, contacted CUFOS and requested if there were any such cases. Thatís when he sent my letter and address to them. I was contacted by Jules Vailencourt by telephone, and he later visited us to see if we were willing to find out what happened.

 

And thatís how it all began. Jules would drive us to Beverly, to the hypnotistís office. We were questioned concerning what we remembered, then Dr. Edlestien hypnotized us, and after each session we were questioned some more. Each session was about an hour or more and by the time we returned home we were exhausted and at times had to take a nap from the long day.

 

At times I was left in subliminal hypnosis and through the week began to have very strong flash backs occur. Which scared me! I wanted to quit and expressed it over the phone to Jules. He pleaded with me to please continue. That others had experienced things that I had happen. Because the memories I was remembering seemed like science fiction, I asked if there was any way it could be checked or verified, to see if I was imagining, lying, or going insane from the detailed experience flooding my mind. If so I would need help!

 

This opened the door for lie detector tests to be used on both my daughter and I, and spontaneous psychiatric checks to take place. Which made the investigators happy, for they wanted to do this, but did not know how to approach the issue without adding more stress to the situation of what happened to us.

Later when the Andreasson Affair was published there was a whirlwind of media coverage! It was exceptionally frantic when Raymond Fowler, my new husband Bob, and I had to promote the A.A. book on radio and television, and newspaper/magazine interviews across the country. All the attention was scary. I was somewhat shy, and didnít like to be known as the lady who had a weird thing happen to her! In the earlier years after I had sent the letter to Dr. Hynek I felt relieved and everything returned to normal family life.

 

We had a mini farm with Molly our cow, calves, pigs and chickens and large garden to care for, besides seven children and my first husbandís father whoíd had a stroke and was living with us. And then after an anniversary party, my now ex-husband had too much to drink, was incarcerated over night and disappeared the next day for many months.

 

That was when the investigation of my case began, and some months later my two sons died in an automobile accident.
 


Editor: As the hypnotic exploration continued, repressed memories that extended back to childhood events were also recovered. There were certainly many startling revelations. Ray Fowler even began to recognize symptoms of the UFO abduction experience within himself and his own family. How did this evolving situation change things for you?

Betty Ann Luca: Yes, Dr. Edelstien tried to take me back to a childhood experience.

 

And did break through to an area that was dark. It was silent and three gray forms stood motionless in a misty darkness. I became extremely fearful over what I saw. Dr. Edelstein quickly pulled me out of hypnosis, and did not want to pursue the experience any further than what had been recalled, due to such a strong emotional response from me at the time. It would be many years later that hypnotist Fred Max would manage to take me safely back to my childhood encounters with the grey Beings.

 

As Ray Fowler began to recall his and his families own UFO experiences, he wanted to delve deeper into the repressed memories, however his wife was not comfortable with it. For she also had witnessed disturbing and unusual things take place with Ray. Ray tried to comfort her misgivings concerning the possibility of family involvement with the phenomena.

 

Just knowing she was fearful for her families safety, I felt uncomfortable each time I had to call Ray and report another unusual experience happening to us.
 


Editor: Now, all of these years later, where have the memories and revelations taken you?

Betty Ann Luca: After all the experiences, exposure, and integration of this other dimension of reality, I feel more aware of life, its complexities, and how like a river it flows calmly onward to awaken the human race toward spiritual harmony.
 


Editor: What do you possibly foresee as the future for humankind with regards to the ongoing UFO contact phenomenon?

Betty Ann Luca: The more we learn of the unknown the greater understanding of who we are emerges. Facing new and unusual experiences enhances our spiritual development. Why, and what for, such contact takes place, may open a door to greater knowledge of the hidden world that surrounds us.

 

Man is resilient and can survive as long as he recognizes there are certain forces that exist, that may or may not be controlled, whether physical or spiritual, good or bad. They rest in Godís hands, whose Will is greater than ours.
 


Editor: What role do you feel that your Christian faith has played in your rising above the initial trauma of the 1967 ďabductionĒ and the positive spiritual level which youíve arrived at since?

Betty Ann Luca: My Christian belief is and has been the most important thing in my life, since I was sixteen, when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I believed the Beings I experienced to be angelic. Although the 1967 encounter was strange, and the grey Beings were not as I envisioned an angel to look like. It did not frighten me when they entered my home.

 

For I knew and know I am in the Lordís care. I was at a positive level back then, and it has been enhanced now for many years. First, through belief in the word of God. Second from all the visitations. And third seeing most all the information the Beings have related to me has been coming to pass.
 


Editor: Do you think that the UFO phenomenon can be adequately addressed as a physical hard ďnuts and boltsĒ science alone, or do you feel that spirituality must also be included in this quest?

Betty Ann Luca: No, I donít think the UFO phenomenon can be adequately addressed alone as physical hard ďnuts and boltsĒ science. When God made heaven and earth it was first spiritually made.

 

Heaven and earth was spirit. But it was without a form and was void. There was actually no visible form and it was empty. It was only after the spiritual image was created that a physical form followed which was filled with substance to complete the work. When we see the ďnuts and bolts,Ē we are looking at the forms without realizing it exists because of Spirit. Nothing can exist until it is spirit.

 

The spiritual part of the UFO phenomena is not considered because we look at the material form only.

 

The spirit rests within the finished product. Faith is spiritual. As the scripture says, faith is the substance hoped for, the evidence not seen. Faith is the power of spirit that creates form and substance into existence. Anything that has become was first spirit, thought, word, or idea.

 

Most definitely, in order to understand the UFO phenomenon, spirituality must be present.

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