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=== 0.1: About alt.alien.visitors
---------------------------------
Alt.alien.visitors is a Usenet discussion group available through internet.
It was the original UFO related discussion group available on Usenet. 
It caters to a wide rage of UFO related discussion from New Age UFOlogy to 
Scientific UFOlogy. It currently receives around 80 messages daily.  More
recently a.a.v has been joined on Usenet by alt.paranet.* groups which also
cover UFO related material. 

Although the Newsgroup is called alt.alien.visitors, both the group and 
the FAQ cover the whole field of UFOs, which depending on your viewpoint 
may or may not be the same as alien visitations. In addition to UFOs and alien
visitation the group also includes discussion about life elsewhere in the 
universe and if they are coming here how they might get here.

This FAQ is designed to answer questions of people who are new to this Usenet 
discussion group, and designed to be a useful reference source to those 
interested in all aspects of UFOlogy.

Examples of UFO related material carried by other networks :
	Wildnet UFO Conference
	FIDO UFO Conference
	MUFONET (primarily in the USA)
	UFONET (primarily in the UK, also at least one USA node)
	PARANET (primarily USA, some parts relayed to Usenet)

Some UFO material also appears in alt.paranormal on Usenet, but this tends to
be cross posts of material which also appears in a.a.v. 


=== 0.20: Posting to alt.alien.visitors
-------- ------------------------------
The following idea was suggested by matthews_k@cubldr.colorado.edu and is
taken from mwauford@UTKUX1.UTK.EDU (Melissa Wauford)'s "*** REC.ARTS.TV
POSTING GUIDELINES ***". I have adapted it to fit alt.alien.visitors, and
I feel that this is an excellent idea. I would recommend that you use this
system when posting to alt.alien.visitors.

alt.alien.visitors can be a controversial newsgroup with a wide variety
of discussed topics. A few topics may generate more traffic than others
and may contain subject matter related to UFOlogy that others wish to
filter out or concentrate upon.  In order to allow those who use rn or
some other method of pre-selecting articles to filter out (or save away)
postings about these heavy traffic subjects, an abbreviation scheme has
been created.  Please help out by starting your subject line with one of
the following abbreviations when posting about these topics. For example:

Subject: HOT - Dancing Aliens

or

Subject: OP: Grey finger snacks,(the trick is in how you fold them)

New abbreviations will be added as needed. Send suggestions directly to
me, and I'll add them to the list. Objections to any abbreviations should
probably be posted so that a consensus may be reached. Old abbreviations
will be deleted when no longer necessary.


Suggested Abbreviations by matthews_k@cubldr.colorado.edu:
[revised by Fsdlk@acad3.alaska.edu]

 ABD = Abduction information
  CE = Pertaining to UFO sightings and phenomena, Close Encounters,
       alien contact
  HA = Jokes & silliness
 HOT = Someone flaming someone else
 INV = Postings about alien invasions and conspiracies 
MISC = Other categories like Atlantis/Mu/Spacemen, etc...
  NA = New Age stuff NEWS = UFO related news, upcoming conventions.
  OP = Opinions
 REP = Repostings of older post like Lear, Cooper, etc..
 SCI = Scientific (preferably not pseudo) findings on UFO related issues

=== 0.3: Hints on Posting
-------------------------

Alt.alien.visitors is not a moderated group, which means that just about
anybody can post just about anything.  This arrangement will only work if
people who post to a.a.v. behave in a reasonable manner.  The following
guidelines are suggested :

(1)  Give every post a subject heading which describes as clearly as
     possible the content of the message

(2)  Try to stay on topic.  Do not post on subjects that are clearly 
     unrelated to the newsgroup.  Take them to the appropriate news group 
     for discussion.  If your comments are a message to a specific person
     then use email rather than post to the whole world. 

(3)  Messages are received by people in many different countries. 
     Different countries use different formats for dates.  In the USA, 
     for example, people would read 3/7/94 as the 7th day of March 1994.  
     In the UK the same string would mean the 3rd day of July 1994. 
     Confusion will be reduced if people always quote the month either in 
     full or by the first three letters e.g. 3 Aug 94.

(4)  Be selective in the material you quote from earlier messages.  Do not 
     completely repost other peoples postings and then write your
     opinion about it.  Selectively edit the the post to get the information  
     you need from it to make your point.
    
(5)  The subjects of UFOs and possible alien visitation are controversial.
     Many people have many different ideas about the origins of UFOs and
     alien visitors.  It is unlikely that everybody will agree with every
     post made.  Constructive critisism of ideas is encouraged, but do not
     get into 'flame wars' or hurling abuse.  There are so few hard facts
     in this area that the person you think is an idiot may end up being
     correct.  Be tolerant of the other person's view.
 
(6)  UFOs and aliens can also be a source of ridicule from some people. 
     Occasionally these people will send a message like 'UFOs don't exist';
     'you are all nuts' or 'get a life'.  Ignore them, it is unlikely that
     they will be hanging around to read any follow-ups posted and it just
     wastes bandwidth.

(7)  If you are sending a message informing readers that a TV programme or
     somethingelse is on at a specific time, remember to state the channel
     and where it can be seen.  For example, in the UK we have several 
     channels broadcast by Sky TV.  But there are channels in other parts
     of the world also called Sky. Better than saying 'tonight' state
     the actual day/date,  some systems may not get the message out on the
     same day you write it.  If you include the time either use the 24 hour
     clock or state explicitly if it is am or pm, and include the time zone.

(8)  Avoid posting the same message to several newsgroups.  Many people read
     a number of related newsgroups.  It is a waste of bandwidth and 
     everybody's time to read the same message several times.  With the
     spread of Usenet more people are obtaining their news by dialup 
     connections.  It is costing these people real money to download redundant
     messages.

(9)  The idea of Usenet is communication.  Do not waste everybody's time by
     giving previous posters spelling or grammar lessons.  Although Usenet is 
     distributed to many universities and colleges, not everybody has a PhD in 
     english.  There are many different spellings of words in the different
     forms of english spoken around the world.

Although designed for alt.alien.visitors, these suggestions could be 
applied to both other Usenet groups and to other networks.


=== 0.4: Example Posting
-------------------------
Newsgroups: alt.alien.visitors
From: jonnY@BA.DOE.edu (John Doe)
Subject: OP: Roswell Incident
Date: Fri, 31 Apr 1992 16:54:39 GMT

In article <1597O38cc.040316.26314>truth@less.Dis.Info.edu (Ima Lier)
writes:

>.. it was in 1936 when the UFO crashed at Roswell ... 
>Plus there were no witnesses!! Not a single person could be found 
>to bring forth testimony.

According to my sources it happened in 1947 and lots of people saw it.
How can you say... [Etc.]
 -JD

=== 0.5: People who post to alt.alien.visitors
----------------------------------------------
Readers and writers of a.a.v. are made up of:

A) People that have had contact.(Rarely post... obvious reasons) 
B) Government paid disinformation people. (Poor to fair fiction) 
C) Questioning/Inquiring minds (post weak questions, but mean well) 
D) Wanderers (Just passing through, make snide remarks if any) 
E) A few who think aliens are out there but haven't/won't come here. 
F) A few who think aliens are with us know but have had no contact. 
G) Aliens (Grey, life sucking, invader of utopia) 
H) Guys like me that just can't unsubscribe from this group. (It's just to
   much fun. Life looks darker and things aren't very clear. (guess this
   belongs in alt.consp....) But when all else falls through pull up a.a.v.
   and smile. Someone is always a little worse off than you are and here is
   one sure fired place to find one.
I) People who are not contactees, or new-agers, or sceptics, but are simply
   interested in high-strangeness phenomenon of all sorts (and generally try
   not to post snide comments or be simple minded!)

Main Source: rocko@ireland.NoSubdomain.NoDomain (Rick O'leary) 
Other Contributors:
MATTHEWS_K@CUBLDR.Colorado.EDU (Kellie Matthews)

===1. Terminology and Definitions Used in UFOlogy
----------------------------------------------

1.01: Astronomical Units (A.U.)
------------------------------
An A.U. is a measurement of space. One A.U. is the distance from the earth
to the sun.

1.02: a.a.v.
------------
alt.alien.visitors is one of the many Usenet discussion groups.


1.03: What is a UFO?
--------------------
A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object.

It is "Something seen in the sky (or on the land, or expceptionally in the 
water, but thought capable of flight) which the witness could not identify 
and thought sufficently strange to report to either an offical or unoffical
investigating body".  

A UFO is the stimulus for a UFO report made by a UFO witness.  UFO researchers
(often called UFOlogists) study UFO reports and witnesses.  UFO researchers
cannot directly study UFOs.  There are some reports in the literature of
different governments recovering craft thought to cause UFO reports, but most
of these reports are speculative. The study of UFO reports is referred to as
UFOlogy.  This implies a scientific basis to the study, when in practice very
little scientific research is carried out.  After careful investigation about
90% of all UFO reports can be reasonably explained as either natural phenomena
or misidentification of normal manmade devices.  Sometimes the term IFO is
used for these Identified Flying Objects.  Those cases which are identified
as natural phenomena are often rare or short lived and are worthy of study
in their own right. 

In the early days of investigation used interchangably with the term 'Flying
Saucer'.  More recently the term Flying Saucer has fallen into disuse, 
although some researchers use it as a term to specifically refer to an
extraterrestrial spacecraft.

1.04: What is an alien?
-----------------------

According to my dictionary :

	ALIEN - belonging to another : a foreign-born resident of a country
		in which he is not naturalized

Therefore the term alien means, more or less, somebody or something that is
in the wrong place.  It should be noted that whilst extraterrestrial beings
might be a sub-group of aliens, not all aliens are (necessarily) extra-
terrestrial.  Some people use the term 'space aliens' to refer explicitly
to extraterrestrial beings.


1.05: Classification of UFO Reports
-----------------------------------

The main classification of UFO reports in use is based upon one used by
Dr J. Allen Hynek in his book "The UFO Experience" (Aberlard-Schuman 1972).
It should be noted that many other classification systems have been devised
by other researchers. Briefly the Hynek system (with the most commonly used
extensions) is :

NL (nocturnal light)
   A simple visual sighting of a unidentified flying light seen at night. 
   This group contains 35 to 40 percent of all UFO reports.

ND (nocturnal disc)
   A simple visual sighting of a unidentified flying extended or structured
   light source seen at night. (This is an extension to Hynek's system).

DD (daylight disc)
   A simple visual sighting of a UFO with distinct shape seen during the day.

Radar Cases
   UFOs detected by radar alone.  In more recent years fewer cases involving
   radar have hit the press.  This could be because of a number of factors,
   for example the government is better at suppressing these reports, or there
   has been a change in the nature of the phenomenon which makes it less 
   detectable or that many of the early reports were the result of spurious
   events and false positives which are handled better by more modern 
   equipment.
   
Radar Visual Cases
   UFOs observed visually whilst being simulataneously on radar. From Hynek's
   study these make up 1 to 2% of reports.
   
Close Encounters of the first kind (CE1, CEI)
   As first defined by Hynek, a CE1 is an observation of a UFO within 150
   yards.

Close Encounters of the second kind (CE2, CEII)
    A UFO which leaves some form of physical evidence
    Example: A burn where the UFO appeared to touch the ground or the finding 
    of material of unknown makeup.

Close Encounters of the third kind (CE3, CEIII)
    A visual sighting of an occupant or entity associated with a UFO. An 
    analysis by Hynek of 650 reports found only 1% to be CE3.  These entities 
    are sometimes called UFOnauts.

    As well as entities seen inside a craft, entities have been described as 
    sampling soil, rocks and plants or might communicate with the witness.  
    These witnesses are sometimes referred to as contactees.  As well as 
    communication, the witness may report that they were invited on board
    a craft or even taken for a trip.  

    Although included with UFOs, when dealing with contactees the researcher 
    is dealing with a case of something clearly identified by the witness as 
    some form of craft (without specifying the origin of that craft).  Strictly
    speaking the object is no longer unidentified.
    
(Close Encounters beyond the third kind are extensions to the basic Hynek
system.  Different authors have used the same designation to mean different 
things.)

Close Encounters of the fourth kind (CE4, CEIV)
    An abduction of an individual by an alien being or race.  The most famous
    of these being the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill in September 1961.
    (Hynek included this case in his CE3 category.)  Although in recent
    years abductions have, because of their spectacular nature, received a
    great deal of publicity, they constitute only a small proportion of all
    UFO reports. 

Close Encounters of the fifth kind (CE5, CEV)
    Sometimes used to represent a direct contact or communication with alien 
    being or race. For example: Billie Meier with the Pleiadians, U.S.Govt. 
    with the Greys, or channeling.
    
    Other researchers have used this classification for strange beings that
    have been reported, but without the obvious presence of a 'craft'.  These
    beings are generally seen in the witnesses house at night.  Their 
    description is similar to the beings seen associated with UFOs in 
    abduction and contactee cases.  Sometimes they are called 'bedroom 
    visitors', the same set of reports have been classified as CE0 (zero) and 
    CE9 by other groups of researchers.

It must be remembered that, after careful investigation, over 90% of UFO 
reports can be reasonably explained as manmade or natural phenomena.  The
late Charles H. Gibbs-Smith (aviation historian to the Victoria and Albert
Museum in London) had something he called Gibbs-Smith's rule which is worth
keeping in mind when studying UFO reports.  It states that "the strangeness
of a case increases in proportion to the distance, in either time or
geographical distance, between the investigator and the location of the 
report."

=== 2. About UFOs and Related Phenomena
----------------------------------------

2.01: When did it all start?
----------------------------

The modern era of UFO reports is held to have started with the report by
a Boise, Idaho business man, Kenneth Arnold.  On 24th June 1947 near
Mount Rainier, Washington State he reported nine strange objects flying 
in formation.

There were earlier reports than this.  During World War II pilots on both
sides reported strange lights which followed their aircraft.  Each side
thought that these were some secret weapon of the other side.  These became
known as Foo Fighters.

There were earlier cases, but these are more suspect.  For example, in the
year 810ad the emperor Charlemane is reported as being thrown from his
horse when it was startled by a silver ball which flew down from the sky.

2.02: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
------------------------------------------------------

For many years there have been small unco-ordinated projects to search for
evidence to extraterrestrial life.  These have been mainly by looking for
unexpected radio transmissions using radio-telescopes.  Over the past
couple of years NASA has funded a co-ordinated effort to scan the whole
sky over a wide range of frequencies.  The SETI project was cut from the
1994 NASA budget,  however donations have been obtained from a number of
individuals which will allow it to continue as a private project but at a
lower level of activity.

2.03 What do we really know about life elsewhere in the universe?
-----------------------------------------------------------------

There has been much speculation about life elsewhere in the universe. Unless
UFO contactee and abductee reports are evidence of visitation by beings from
elsewhere in the universe, there is very little evidence.  

Much of the speculation centres around something called tha Drake Equation.
This attempts to estimate the number of civilisations in the universe by
using a number of inprecise variables.  The only planet where we have firm
evidence of there being civilisation is a place called Earth.

Evidence of planets around other star systems has relied upon complex 
calculations based upon minute variations in the star's 'wobble' about its 
axis.  Recent improvements in imaging systems have improved the reliability
of these observations.  It is likely that the smallest extra-solar planets
detected are two to three times the mass of Jupiter.  There is no detailed
information on the structure or conditions on these planets.  It is not 
known if any of these planets could support life. 

Many of the molecules believed to be essential to the formation of life have
been detected in interstellar space.  Amino acids have been found in some
meteorites.  These tend to be equal mixes of left and right handed forms,
which is more likely to be the result of a chemical rather than a biological
process.


2.04: Marfa Lights
------------------
Marfa lights  are balls of lights that appear, change different colors
and dance around in the air.  These lights where named after the town
that they have been appearing in, Marfa Texas. They have also been sited
in other areas. Some theories as to what they are include Ball lighting,
Car headlights, and Alien space ships. The last current sighting I'm
aware of was Marfa Texas on September 1 1992.

A small booklet on the Marfa Lights has been written by Dennis Stacey,
editor of the MUFON Journal, discussing many of the cases and the theories.  
For details contact the author or MUFON.

Main Source: Sightings, FOX Network airdate September 25, 1992

2.05: Men In Black (MIB)
------------------------
These are a group of individuals who are said to wear black suits and
drive and fly around in unmarked black cars and helicopters.  They go
about  threatening people who have claimed to have seen UFOs into not
talking about what they witnessed.

The very first occurrence of MIB was traced to a man named Albert K.
Bender.  He was the editor of a flying saucer publication called the
"Space Review" In the October 1953 issue he placed an announcement
stating that he had come across information that would solve the flying
saucer mystery but they could not print it because they were ordered not
to.  They then ended the announcement warning others in saucer work to be
"very cautious"  they then stopped their publications. Later in an
interview Bender stated that "three men wearing dark suits" had ordered
him to stop publishing flying saucer material, and  that he had complied
with the order because he had been "scared to death" of them. He later
published a book called "Flying Saucers and the Three Men in Black"

Mains Source: "A Review of MIBS (Men In Black) : A History" ParaNet File
Number: 00171 Published 1991 by ParaNet Information Service

Also see: Flying Saucers and the Three Men in Black by Albert K. Bender

2.06: Tectonic Strain Theory (TST)
----------------------------------
A theory of electromagnetic effects upon the human brain and/or the
physical environment, such that all Forteana including UFOs, ghosts, ESP,
sasquatch, and religious fervour can be explained as being caused by
seismic activity generating electromagnetic radiation which in turn makes
people think they are witnesses to an anomalous event. Alternatively, the
EMM radiation can luminesce so that it appears as a UFO.  Chief
proponent: Michael Persinger. A variant is the "Earth Lights" hypothesis
described by Paul Devereux.

Main Source: rutkows@ccu.UManitoba.CA (Chris Rutkowski)


2.07: UFOnauts
-------------- 
A term used by the UFO community in reference to the alien abductors or
extraterrestrials.

2.08: Unusual Ground Markings (UGM)
-----------------------------------
A broad term which includes crop circles, "tripod marks", saucer nests,
burn marks, etc. 

Main Source: rutkows@ccu.UManitoba.CA (Chris Rutkowski)

2.09: USAF
----------
United States Air Force

2.10: Zine
----------
magazine or newsletter pertaining to a specific subject.
circlezine - Crop Circle publication
   ufozine - UFO publication

=== 3. Alien Races 
---------------------
These are often talked about in books, Publications and on this discussion
group. [Much of this material is high speculative - SG]

Over the years many different researchers have made studies of contactee,
abduction and other cases where entities have been described associated with
flying saucers or other UFOs.  These researchers have produced reports which
describe around 12 different types of alien.

The most widely reported type of alien is a small grey being approximately
1.0m-1.25m in height, with large oval black eyes.  Reports of this type have
been widely reported by the media, perhaps as a result of the books by Budd
Hopkins, David Jacobs and Whitley Streiber.

Many abductees have described meeting european looking aliens, around
1.75m tall with long blond hair.  These aliens are often referred to as
'Venusians'.  They were first reported by George Adamski reporting a series
of encounters in the early 1950s.  He stated that they told him they were
from Venus and the name has stuck since.

The Channelers believe that the abductions are part of a battle between
good energy forces and evil energy forces.


3.00: Arcturus
--------------
Members of Confederations of Humans [will do more research later] 

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
  Issue # 371

3.01: Aryans (Blondes)
----------------------
Blond Nordic Humanoids who work with the greys. Said to be captured by
the Reptoids and also have implants. They are said to have a tendency to
switch their loyalties between the Reptoids and the Confederations of
Humans. 

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
  Issue # 371

3.02: Blues (Star Warriors)
----------------------------
The Blues are said to have translucent skin, large almond shaped eyes and
small of stature. The main issue of their teaching was PURSUE YOUR
PASSION, follow your own way, do your own thing, don't be pressured into
being anything but what and who you are.

The information about the Blues comes from Robert Morningsky a
Hopi/Apache dancer. According to Morningsky the first alien contact
started about 1947 - 1948 with the Greys contacting the U.S. Government
to form a treaty with them. Another body of Aliens arrived, called the
Blues. The Blues advised the government not to deal with the greys saying
it would only lead to disaster. They told the U.S. to follow your own
path. They said they would would teach with peace and harmony if men
would disarm and listen. The military said no deal. So they left, but a
few decided to remain and stayed in Northern Mexico and Arizona and made
a treaty with the Hopi Indians. These Aliens are known by the Hopi as
Star Warriors. The greys started monitoring the Blues. So the Blues had
to flee the reservation and go into hiding, a few of the Elders went with
them.

The Hopi legend is that there were two races, the children of the feather
who came from the skies, and the children of the reptile who came from
under the earth. The children of the reptile chased the Hopi Indians out
of the earth, these evil under-grounders were also called two hearts.

Main Source: Post from: dona@bilver.uucp (Don Allen) "FILE: Star
  Warriors",Forwarded from "contact" by Sande Van der Straten, to Cathy
  Emerson, Dated 23 Aug 1992, 19:29

Also See: American Indian Magic by Brad Steiger


3.03: Confederation of Humans
------------------------------
An organization of alien groups born out of positive energy, that are
helping the human race along and desire to protect them.  Includes:
Vega, Arcturus, Sirius, Pleiades and other humanoids. 

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
  Issue # 371

3.04: Greys
-----------
This is the most commonly identified alien race in UFOlogy. Their are
many different views, stories and theories regarding them ranging from
the different New Age views to the different Scientific, and conspiracy
views.

Greys as presented by the Scientific Community:
 The Greys are the most commonly described race by abduction victims. In
this view they are considered a race with an unknown motives, and
agendas. They seem to be abducting, studying, testing and using various
individuals for their one unclear reasons. [See: Abductions and Current
Theories]

Greys as presented by the New Age Movement:
  In the new age movement the Greys are often associated as an evil race,
or a race with bad energy. They are often associated with many other
races, such as the Reptoids and their motives are known.

Greys as presented by Different Conspiracy Theories
  The different conspiracy theories are often a mix of the scientific and
new age views. The standard conspiracy base states that the Greys crashed
one or more of their space ships and they were found by the U.S.
Government. The Government them makes a secret treaty with the Greys
allowing them to abduct humans in exchange for their technology. The
conspiracy theories often end with the Greys not keeping their part of
the deal. [I will try and include some of the different conspiracy
theories when I have more time to research them in detail]

Their are descriptions of several types of Greys: they are all humanoid in
appearance, a head, main body, two arms, hands, legs, and feet.

1: The most commonly seen grey is around two to four feet tall, very
slender and delicate looking, small beings and light weight, extremely
penetrating black slanted eyes with no pupils, almost vestigial mouth
and nose, a very large head with a pointed chin. The skin color varies
from dark grey to light grey, tan to tanish grey, white to pale white.
They have no hair on their bodies.

2: Another commonly seen Grey is described similarly as above, except
their usually six inches taller, and seem to give the orders. A variation
of this same described individual is: same as above except eyes like big
black buttons and are rounded.

3: Another type of Grey are the small robot like beings, stocky and
little, with smooth rounded hat on top, with dark deep set holes for eyes
and a round O shaped mouth, square breastplate with concentric circles on
it, smell like burnt match heads, mushroom grey skin. These Greys are
often said to act like security guards.

Other variations are described as Reptilian like with claws an preying
mantis like. There have also been many report of cross breeds that are
not exactly human and not exactly Greys.

Main Sources: 
Secret Life, by David M. Jacobs 
Communion, by Whitley Strieber 
A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" Issue # 371

Also See: 
Missing Time, by Budd Hopkins 
Intruders, by Budd Hopkins


3.05: Orion Empire (Orion forces)
---------------------------------
Those alien groups born out of negative energy such as the Reptoids and
the grays. [If this is wrong someone please correct me, I'll do more
research on this later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
  Issue # 371


3.06: Pleiadians
---------------- 
The Pleiadians are a collective of extraterrestrials from the star system
Pleiades. They are also from various times in our future, starting from
500 years from now to millions of years from now. The Pleiadian culture
is ancient and was "seeded" from another universe of love long before
Earth was created. They have formed a tremendous society which operates
with love, with ideas and ideals that we are yet unfamiliar with.

The Pleiadians started a project to contact and inspire earth humans to
take back their power and create a better reality for themselves. They
are here as ambassadors from another universe to help Earth through her
transition from the third dimension to the fourth dimension and to assist
each of us in our personal endeavors of awakening, remembering and
knowing. As this project has become more successful, more ETs have
joined the group, some from other systems. The group later changed its
name from Pleiadians to the Pleiadians Plus.

The Pleiadians say that their reasons for contacting us is that there is
a chance of tyranny in the future and they are coming back to inspire us
as much as possible so we will take charge of creating our own reality
and change the future.
   They teach a very empowering form of personal and social metaphysics,
with love and clarity. The Pleiadians speak as a collective and there are
no individuals identified. They do not appear in physical form although
they say they can. They say it is safer to come through the channel,  and
it does not attract as much attention.


Billie Meier's Contact from the Pleiades 
Billie Meier was contacted over 130 times between 1976 and 1982 by a
female named Samjese who said she was from the star system Pleiades. She
was the first to telepathically contact Meier and tell him where to go
for the first physical contact. Meier had indepth conversations with
Samjese. The contact notes are published in following four books and are
out of print:

UFO ... Contact from the Pleiades Vol I & II Photo Journals (Vol I is in
        its second printing.) 
UFO ... Contact from the Pleiades Prilimary Investigation Report 
UFO ... Contact from the Pleiades Supplementary Investigation Report 
Message From the Pleiades Vol 1 & 2 Light Years

There are 4 videos available on the Pleiades case. 
Contact        $59.
The Beamship Trilogy   $99. 
The videos are available from: 
Genesis III Publishing, P.O. Drawer JJ, Munds Park, AZ 86017
[Also see: The Pleiades Project]

There is also a book available called Bringers of the Dawn - Teachings
from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak.  They also have 2 to 3 hundred
tapes available.

Main source: 
Information given by Don_-_Showen@cup.portal.com 
Connecting Link Magazine Pleiadian article, Channeled by Barbara Marciniak

3.07: Sirius
-------------
Members of Confederations of Humans [will do more research later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
  Issue # 371

3.08: Reptoids
---------------
A reptilian race from Draco bent on conquest,  They are said to be
controling the greys by means of an implant, the same one that the gray
are implanting into humans.  They are also said to be the master minds
behind the abduction plans. Their master plan involves using the newly
created 'Half-breeds' with implants to defeat the Confederations of
Humans. The Reptoids also use humans as food.  [Does this remind you of
the movie V?]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" 
  Issue # 371


3.09: Vega
----------
Members of Confederations of Humans [will do more research later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
  Issue # 371


=== Abductions and Current Theories
-----------------------------------
4.00: About Abductions
----------------------
About Abductions
----------------------

There are many people who believe they have been abducted by UFOnauts.
These abduction victims often experience memory loss and "missing time".
some of them have been able to recall their abductions from memory and
others have recalled their abductions by the aid of hypnosis. Often these
encounters involve being taken aboard an alien craft and examined by the
UFOnauts and put through a variety of physical and mental procedures.
Then the individuals are returned. Many of the abduction victims have
shown signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Some of the major researchers who have studied the abduction field
include Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, Leo Sprinkle, John Mack, Philip Klass, 
John Spencer and Jenny Randles.

The opinions of some skeptics such as Klass believe that the hypnotists
themselves are leading the abduction victims unknowingly into believing
that they have had an abduction experience. The skeptics believe that the
the media has been saturated so much with the abduction material that when
people having nightmares or people who believe that they have experienced
the "missing time" are put under hypnosis, they draw upon what they have
seen in the media to fulfill the expectations of the hypnotist and
causes themselves to be put trough the trauma for that reason. They say
the nightmares are often caused by the sleeping disorder narcolepsy, and
the "missing time" is not an uncommon experience and is caused when the
mind is preoccupied by other matters. They often give the advice to go to
clinical doctors, and not to contact an abductionist.

Other researchers such as Jacobs and Hopkins believe that there is
something physical causing the abduction experiences. Hopkins has stated
that he believes that the abduction are real and that the recounts of the
abductions are to similar to each other to be anything but the truth.
Jacobs takes a slightly different approach, he has been categorizing all
the accounts and trying to find patterns in the testimonies. 

There people on the net who believe they have had personal experiences
with Alien contacts or abductions. Some have posted accounts of their
experiences. Many others decline to post due to attacks by skeptics.

There has been possible material evidence of UFOs or Alien contacts. There
are abundant material traces, even excepting those confiscated by the
military. Material traces include burned grass and earth where UFOs have
landed, UFOs shown on radar tapes, UFOs on film and in photos. Bodily
traces on abductees include scoop-marks in the flesh, incisions, burns,
apparent radiation exposure, bruises, inflammation, etc. Whether any of
these is considered *evidential*, however, is a subjective value call.
                     

For anyone who is interested in abduction help call:

  Bill Knell                             
  Director of Island Skywatch
  (718)591-1854 (New York)

He can get you in touch with the right people in your area and has a lot
of videos, tapes and books on UFOs and abductions. He is also a very
experienced researcher/investigator.

Main Sources:
UFO-Abductions: A Dangerous Game, by Philip Klass 
Secret Life, by David M. Jacobs
Communion, by Whitley Strieber
dfs30@DUTS.ccc.amdahl.com (Denise Solis)
A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" Issue # 371

Also See:
Missing Time, by Budd Hopkins
Intruders, by Budd Hopkins
Perspectives by John Spencer
Alien Abductions: Mystery Solved by Jenny Randiles
                     
=== UFOlogists
--------------
5:00: Hopkins, Budd 
------------------
Budd Hopkins graduated from Oberlin college. He is also a painter and
sculptor. He has been investigating UFO reports for the last 12 years.
Budd became interested in UFOs after seeing one himself many years ago.
His primary area of study is UFO abductions.

	Budd Hopkins c/o Random House
	201 E. 50th Street
	New York, NY 10022

5:01: Jacobs, Dr David 
----------------------
David Jacobs is an Associate Professor of History at temple University.
He has worked with over 300 UFO abduction witnesses. He works closely
with a number of other abduction researchers including Budd Hopkins.
Dr. Jacobs moderates an abduction conference on ParaNet, and is accessible
via their dial-up BBS node (303-431-8797) or on Internet through a list
server. [See ParaNet]

	Dr. David Jacobs
	Department of History
	Temple University
	Philadelphia, Pa 19122

5:02: Klass, Philip J. 
---------------------- 
For thirty-five years a senior editor with Aviation Week and Space
Technology magazine, is recognized as the world's leading skeptical
authority in Unidentified Flying Objects and has written three books on
the subject. Klass, a graduate electrical engineer, is a founding Fellow
of the Committeee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the
Paranormal. He was honored in 1973 for his accuracy as a techjournalist
by being named a Fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers.

Main Source: The about the author paragraph in UFO-Abductions: A Dangerous
  	     Game, by Philip Klass, C1988

5.03: Spencer, John L.
----------------------

John Spencer has been a Council member of the British UFO Research Association
since 1980 and has written a number of books on UFOs and the Paranormal.  Apart
from books published in his own right, he has co-edited with Hilary Evans 
"Phenomenon" and "UFOs 1947-87". He may be contacted at :
The Leys, 2c Leyton Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2TL, U.K.

5:04: Marciniak, Barbara J. 
---------------------------
Barbara J. Marciniak is an internationally known trance channel from
North Carolina. She began channeling in 1988. The strength and purity of
the message she is bringing very quickly captured the hearts of many
seekers looking to be all that they can be. Barbara has channeled at
various Expos and for groups across the United States, in Peru and in
Germany. 

You may contact Barbara at:
Bold Connections                Connecting Link Magazine
P. O. Box 6521,                 9392 Whitneyville Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 27628.              Alto, MI. 49302-9694 

5:05: Randles, Jenny
--------------------
Jenny Randles
37 Heathbank Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK3 0UP


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