5. What They
Abductees have painted a clear picture of how the aliens behave.
They present themselves to the abductees very professionally—a
cooperative society operating like an efficient factory. But the
aliens have been very private about their "personal" lives and the
society in which they live.
Still, over the years they have "leaked"
bits and pieces of information, and a picture of their life and
society is slowly emerging.
Where Do They Come From?
Do aliens come from outer space, another dimension, or a parallel
At first, researchers believed that outer space was the
most logical explanation: that the aliens flew here from Mars or
Venus or elsewhere in our solar system. But as scientists learned
more about our solar system, it seemed certain that Earth was the
only planet bearing intelligent life.
Therefore, researchers concluded that
the aliens would have to come from another solar system. But even
the nearest one is light years away, and flying here would be a
daunting task, even at the speed of light. The problem of how UFOs
can travel to Earth has been an intellectual "stopper" for many, and
scientists have developed various theories over the years to
overcome this hurdle. Astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek
posited that UFOs come from somewhere else via the "astral plane."
They in some way "will" themselves here,
as if traveling on thought patterns. UFO researcher
and others have suggested that UFOs come from an alternative reality
that mankind somehow calls into consciousness; this alternative
reality presumably exists alongside our own. Other researchers have
hypothesized that the aliens "pop" out of a parallel universe that
might be made of antimatter or some other substance.
This intellectual dilemma—how to reconcile space travel with current
scientific knowledge—has been a key issue that has prevented the
astronomical community from exploring the UFO phenomenon on any
serious level. Yet this intellectual dilemma is a spurious problem.
Instead of asking where the aliens are from and how they get here,
it is more appropriate to ask:
Are people really seeing the
anomalous, artificially constructed, and intelligently controlled
objects they are reporting?
Are people really having the abduction
experiences they describe?
The question is not how aliens get here
but whether they are here. The "how" is ultimately a technological
Abductees have, of course, asked the aliens where they come from.
And the answers indicate that they are indeed from another planet
somewhere in the known universe. Since there are billions of stars
and therefore billions of possible planets, this explanation seems
reasonable and abductee testimony seems to bear it out.
When abductees have asked the aliens about their "home," they
sometimes point to an area of the sky; they do not talk about
parallel universes, time travel, dimensions, or other exotic
In one instance, Michelle Peters, a woman with two
children living in New Jersey, had a conversation with an adult
I asked him where he's from and he said the North. I sat up
and looked at him.... He pointed up at the stars, and he said, "...
It's about right there, but you can't see it. You can see stars
around it if you had a telescope; three little stars and a planet,
then there's a cluster, and then there's that. It's like a helix."
First there's a few little stars, then the planet, then the cluster.
And then their planet. It's real far away.1
Kathleen Morrison found herself with an adult hybrid staring out a
window into space. The hybrid explained to her that travel through
the stars was accomplished in stages.
He's pointing out constellations and stuff. Not just constellations
like we know them but points out farther things. It seems that
there's a link between certain of the systems that stretch out into
space. I don't know. All I think of it is if you're crossing a river
and you have stones and you jump from one stone to the next stone to
the next stone, that's the best analogy that I can think of. But he
points that kind of stuff out, stepping stones.2
Other abductees have described being in space and looking down at
Earth. Their UFO did enter another universe.
Many abductees have reported being in desert-like terrain. Although
the meaning of these settings is unclear, there are indications that
such terrain may be a home environment for the aliens.
Susan Steiner remembered an incident
when she was in one of these environments walking on sand.
The sky is like reddish. There's
like cloud formations that are sort of hanging in the air
very low, like very, they're not like cumulus clouds.
They're more feathery type clouds. And they're like all
different colors. Like multicolored and they're hanging in
the air, almost like cotton candy or angel's hair. It looks
sort of like angel's hair hanging there in the air. It's
just like all over the place. There's like three, looks like
there's three suns in the sky. One of them has like little,
like smaller things sort of like ... I don't know what you
would call them but like rotating around one of the suns.
The other two don't have that, the other two are just plain.
We start walking out into this stuff and then....
You were walking on the sand?
Right. But it's like hard sand. It's not like beach sand,
it's like harder than that. But it's definitely sand, just
not like a beach. And then we're like walking and he's
grabbing my hand, he takes my hand and it seems like we're
walking up steps but there's no steps. We're just floating
and we float up toward this building, these big glass doors.
She floated into the building where two tall robed beings
met her. She then underwent the standard alien procedures.3
We do not yet know where the aliens come
from or how they get here, but a picture is emerging, again from
abductees' accounts, of what their lives are like aboard the
vehicles that appear to have transported them.
The Organization Chart
The aliens seem to have a recognizable chain of command and clearly
defined roles aboard their spacecraft. In my book
Secret Life, I
pointed out that the shorter gray aliens act as assistants to the
taller grays. The shorter aliens bring abductees to the UFO, take
their clothes off, escort them to the "examination" rooms, and even
do some nonspecialized procedures.
Shorter aliens rarely engage in extended
conversation, and what they do communicate is usually limited to
palliatives and reassurances for the frightened abductee.
Researchers now know that the taller alien, whom abductees sometimes
call the "doctor" or the "specialist" to differentiate him from the
others, often joins the abduction after the shorter aliens have
performed an examination of the abductee.
The taller being conducts the more
complicated procedures. He takes sperm and harvests eggs. He
implants embryos into female abductees and a few months later he
extracts the fetuses. He conducts staring procedures in which he can
extract memories or information from the abductee and in which he
can also elicit sexual arousal and orgasm. He engages in
visualization procedures, during which he can make the abductee see
and even relive life events, or he can create entirely new "events"
for the abductee to experience.
The taller aliens appear to have more of a personality than the
shorter ones. They will engage in a dialogue with the abductee but
remain coy about the objectives of the abduction and about the
There are suggestions of further differentiation of task—according
to sex. I have received no reports of female smaller beings; all the
females seem to be the taller variety. Female aliens perform the
specialized tasks, including gynecological and urological procedures
and visualizations; occasionally, they engage in Mindscan and
staring procedures. The main distinction is that the female aliens
attend to the hybrid offspring. They bring the babies for the
important physical interaction that they must have with the
abductees. They also watch over and direct the activities of the
hybrid toddlers and young children.
This differentiation of task could be an artifact of the abductees'
cultural perceptions, but the descriptions of the female alien
militate against this. The females have no physical attributes of
their sex as we would expect if human cultural perceptions informed
these descriptions. They have no breasts or any secondary sexual
characteristics that are noticeable to the abductee. Instead, the
abductees say that the female aliens seem "kinder," "gentler," or
more "graceful" or "feminine" in some ill-defined way.
Regardless of the vagaries of their
descriptions, the abductees are all absolutely certain that these
aliens are female.
In my earlier research, I focused on the gray beings because they
are the most predominant life forms that abductees see. But it is
now important to note that abductees have also reported other
subgroups. Sometimes they report shorter beings with different skin
color—tan or white are the most frequent. They also describe varying
facial characteristics in both taller and shorter beings. By far,
the most prominent differentiation is in overall appearance.
are the standard grays, but there are also "Nordics," "reptilians,"
"insectoids," and robed, or hooded, tall beings.
Because most aliens are small and gray, for years I thought the
Nordics were examples of confabulation and wishful thinking, which
transformed the ugly aliens into handsome, blond, blue-eyed humans.
After listening to many accounts of these more human-looking aliens,
I concluded that the evidence clearly suggests that the Nordics are
most probably adult hybrids, the products of human/alien mating.
They hybrids are critically important and I will describe their
crucial roles later.
The reports of "reptilians" or "insectoids" may simply be a matter
of word choice, and some abductees apply these descriptive terms to
aliens whom other abductees might describe as "standard" grays.
Assuming, however, that reptilian and insectlike beings are actually
different types, it is noteworthy that abductees almost always see
the gray aliens, not alone, and that the tasks they
perform are all within the standard alien matrix. They generally
perform the taller being's more specialized functions. Abductees
often express dislike or fear of these aliens, sometimes
characterizing them as "mean" or "evil," although they have no
evidence for these assertions.
Although we have not yet delineated the "reptilian" beings' roles,
the "insectoid" beings are coming into sharper relief. Abductees
have reported an alien who seems to have a higher "rank" and
supervisory status than even the taller beings. He is very tall and
is usually wearing a cape or long robe with a high collar. He often
is described as an insectlike being who looks somewhat like a
praying mantis or a giant ant. He examines abductees only
infrequently and most often engages in staring procedures. When he
communicates telepathically with humans, his talk is often more
substantive and he is sometimes more forthcoming in the information
he imparts. But generally he stands back, observes the abduction
proceedings, and may issue directions to the taller beings.
The existence of task-specific beings suggests a hierarchical
"society" and the probability of a "governmental body," with a
downward-flowing chain of command from the insectlike beings to the
shorter gray aliens. Other aliens appear to act somewhat subservient
to the insectlike beings. If this is the case, then we can
hypothesize that they might possess the highest authority for the
entire Breeding Program, and therefore might be the group that
Abductees frequently comment that the aliens display a "hive"
mentality. The shorter aliens especially look alike, dress alike,
and act alike, and on board the UFO, they do nothing that suggests
unique personality traits. All individual activity is directed
toward the abduction goal in a clinical and dispassionate way. The
taller gray aliens appear to have more individuality and the robed
insect-like ones even more.
Although the aliens might have disagreements and annoyances among
themselves, they generally present a united and positive front to
They constantly tell the abductees about
how important the program is and how thankful they are for the
The aliens communicate telepathically with humans and with each
other. When abductees describe the communication process, they say
they receive an impression in their minds that they automatically
convert into their own words for comprehension. Most of the time
abductees seem to understand alien messages extremely well. Yet the
subtle and wide range of expression that humans can use— cynicism,
irony, sarcasm, drama—seems to be limited for the aliens, and the
range of communicative expression that comes from subtle facial
movements is almost nonexistent.
Quite often abductees can "tap" into conversations between aliens,
which usually relate to the procedures in the abduction. "Hearing"
aliens talk among themselves seems to depend on proximity. Abductees
report that they do not "hear" a cacophony of sound in the UFO; they
only "hear" in the right proximity.
The aliens, however, seem to "hear" and understand both human
communication and human thought. Accounts from abductees strongly
suggest that the aliens seem to know what abductees are thinking
privately. For example, take the situation of a woman abductee who
is given a hybrid baby to hold.
She resists this order and communicates
to the aliens that she will throw it on the floor, but the abductee
reports that the aliens "know" she will not do it.
Most abductees describe the aliens as having a narrow and
"controlled" emotional demeanor. They are usually calm and
collected. When they do become more emotional, they act satisfied,
pleased, and gratified, but not joyous; they act irritated, annoyed,
and perturbed, but not angry. Extremes of emotion do not seem to be
part of their mental makeup.
Their restricted emotional range may help explain why the aliens
force abductees to interact physically with hybrid babies and
toddlers. The abductees report that this interaction makes usually
passive babies become more active, as if the abductees have in some
way "charged" the babies or given them more energy.
It is clear from abduction accounts that the aliens cannot provide
what the babies need. They have stated as much themselves. The case
of Reshma Kamal is a good example.
During an abduction, a female alien
asked Reshma to hold a baby, but she resisted and questioned the
need for the procedure:
She's going to show me how.
She's picking up the baby. She's trying to put it against
her, but it's like she doesn't know how. Now she's asking me
to do it and I said no. She puts it down again. And I'm
asking what do they do with these babies, where do they come
from. She's telling me I don't need to worry about that,
that the babies need to be held, otherwise they can't grow
right. Whatever that means. I'm telling her that she doesn't
have to worry about them growing right because they're
already not right. She doesn't seem to like the way I
feel.... She's explaining something to me.
What is she saying?
She thinks if she can make me understand something, I'll
behave better.... I know she's trying for me to cooperate.
I'm thinking the more I bother her, the more she will give
me information. Now she's telling me that they need these
babies. What we need to teach them is emotions, feelings,
that they cannot do. She's explaining to me that they can
feed and clothe the babies, they can grow physically, but
they cannot give these babies emotional development, that
they need me to help them to do that. I don't understand
that.... She's saying there's a very big need for these
babies. She's saying something about these babies are not
exactly like them, or not exactly like us. But they need to
have emotion.... She seems a little frustrated with me
because I'm not cooperating. I'm just standing there with my
hands folded, and I tell her I'm not doing anything.
Trying to make Reshma cooperate, the female alien took her
to an incubatorium—a room that contained hundreds of
containers of fetuses.
She's waiting to see my reaction. I'm asking her why are
they doing this, and how do the babies survive like that,
and how I wish that we had something like that so I didn't
have to go through the birth pain. She's saying to me that
if we did that, these babies would have no emotions, just
like their babies, and that's where they need our help.
These babies can grow physically... but emotionally they're
dead... They need us to do that—nurture the babies. And I'm
asking her why do they have to do all this.
Good question. What is her answer, then?
She's not saying anything. It's like she can't believe I
still want to know more.... She's saying that these babies
cannot function exactly like they do in their society,
neither can they function if they were in our society
exactly like us. ... So she's saying that we have to work
together so these babies are not wasted. They cannot work on
the babies alone because the way they function, the baby
cannot function like that. And they cannot let us have them
because they're not like us. But they need something from
them and from us. ... She seems real frustrated with me.
She's not saying anything. She's just saying we need to do
She says in time I will know. I'm suspicious of her, so I
ask her do you want my kids? And she says not the way I
think, to adopt them or something. There's no use for them
here. That's all she says. I'm angry, and I'm saying to her
that if they keep those babies in the wall like that, of
course they're not going to have any emotions. She's saying
to me if they kept these babies in our stomachs for nine
months, that there would be too much confusion. So it's
better to take these babies out when they're very small so
we don't know, and they keep bringing us back to help them
out. They have to take them out so we don't know what
they're doing. I'm looking at all the boxes in the wall.
She's asking if I'll help them. I said no.4
Eventually, although Reshma did not want
to, she relented and held a baby.
It is rare that an abductee can resist
what is being requested of her.
Basic Alien Biology
All life on Earth requires fuel to exist. Plants obtain fuel from
the sun and the soil, animals from plant and animal material. We
might assume that aliens would function in a similar way. Abductee
reports suggest, however, that they have no mouth, teeth, esophagus,
digestive tract, abdomen, or orifices for the elimination of waste
products. No abductee has ever reported aliens eating or being in an
area that could be reasonably deduced to be a human-style eating
When the abductee Lynne Miller directly
asked the aliens whether they eat, after a pause one answered:
"We need no human consumption of the
matter that you eat."
Until now, how aliens obtain fuel has
been a mystery.
My earlier research showed that alien biology was
different from human biology, but with no obvious sign of ingesting
food, one could easily surmise that these beings were robotlike,
stamped out by a die with an internal power source. One of Allison
Reed's abduction experiences gave me the key to the puzzle. During a
four-and-one-half-day abduction, a hybrid took Allison to rejoin her
escort, who had been with her since the beginning of the abduction.
The hybrid mistakenly took Allison into
a room that apparently was "off limits." It was large, circular, and
had a vaulted ceiling. Allison saw approximately forty tanks filled
with liquid in a horseshoe arrangement around the circular wall.
heard a humming sound and saw a yellow light streaming to the center
of the room from the ceiling.
So, what happens next then? You
walk in there. You absorb this scene—
The light in the center, it withdraws. I'm standing there
for a while.... Eventually, the light in the center it kind
of sucks itself up. It goes into the ceiling.... Now these
things [tanks], they're, like, tilted back just ever so
slightly but randomly they'll "sit front" and then the
water, I say water, the liquid just goes. It just goes. I
don't know where it goes. It just goes. It may be sucked
into-I don't know.
Do you hear a gurgling sound or anything?
I hear "wissssshhh." They are sitting back at an angle and
every time one is moved ever so much forward, it goes "wisssshhh,"
like that, then it's forward and the liquid is dissipated.
It's gone. I don't see, like, a hose coming out of the top.
Now this happens when the light withdraws?
Right. The light withdraws first, the yellow round thing in
the center but then it's, like, intermittently—they don't
all sit up together at once and everybody comes piling
out—it's more, like, randomly one will pop up here, there,
you know, from this side, that side. Some are in longer and
some come out....
And what happens then?
Well, some of them they start to come out. They come out.
How do they come out?
They walk right through it.
They walk through it? They don't open the door or anything?
They walk right through the glass, in other words?
Right. Just like they do at my house.
Are they surprised to see you or do they just go about their
business or—? What do they do when they come out?
They just walk past me. They walk past me. And I'm waiting
there. Isn't this stupid? I'm waiting there for this gray
guy. I'm so stupid! Why do I do that? I'm remembering this
and I'd like to beat myself over the head. I'm such a jerk!
Any other time I'm bitching that I want to run away from
them and here I stand waiting for him!
When Allison's escort walked up to her, he was shocked to
see her there. For him, the shock was compounded because she
was wearing hybrid clothes. He quickly told Allison that
they would have to go back to the shower room and return the
After I get that understanding that I could have caused
problems for myself, I say to him, "What were you doing?
What were you doing in there?" I think it, you know.... He
just puts it off like, "Eating and sleeping," like it's so
simple. It sounds too simple to be right but that's what I
If this is true, it suggests that aliens obtain their fuel
by absorption through their skin rather than by ingestion.
The absorption theory is supported by reports of fetuses
floating in tanks in "incubatoriums." Many fetuses do not
have umbilical cords, suggesting that they do not receive
nourishment from a placenta. An alien told Diane Henderson
from southern Illinois that the fetuses were in the liquid
for "feeding," and that it was "nutritious."6
They gave Pam
Martin the same explanation. An alien took her into an incubatorium and explained the function of the liquid
environment in which the fetuses were floating. He told her
that they "get everything" from the liquid.7
Susan Steiner went into a nursery where
an alien presented her with a baby. First the aliens directed her to
have skin-on-skin contact with the baby by rubbing its head and
abdomen. Then they wanted her to feed the baby, but she refused.
When they could not force her to feed it, they brought out a bowl of
brown liquid with a "paintbrush" and told her to paint it on the
She asked them what the point of this
was. They told her it was for "nourishment."8
Thus, whatever the specific and still unknown biological processes,
we now know that aliens obtain fuel differently from humans, that
their skin has a unique function, and that they convert "food" to
energy very differently.
But these are mere glimpses into alien
life and biology, and the reason we do not know more is that the
aliens do not want us to know. They have implemented a policy of
secrecy that has effectively prevented us from understanding them or
their intentions. Secrecy is the cornerstone upon which the
abduction phenomenon rests.
The success of the alien agenda depends
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