The last eighteen months (I am writing
this in July 1988) have clearly brought about a public
awareness of, and, to a remarkable degree, a widespread
discussion of -- and acceptance of -- the "Contactee-Abduction
Phenomenon".¹ It may be more accurate to
state that this certainly holds true as regards North
America, but clearly other countries are focusing on
their own brands of interference and are reluctantly
admitting that they too are not immune.
Several authors, particularly Budd Hopkins
and Whitley Strieber, have certainly been responsible
for this opening of the door, with their books, plus the
various TV and radio programmes put out throughout
Canada. And even more astonishing, to me, was the
overnight "about-face" displayed by our media. As if on
a signal, the snide remarks and open laughter had all
To the "Old Guard", folk like Jacques
Vallée, John Keel, Leo Sprinkle, Brad Steiger, all this
public revelation was of course long overdue: they had
all been saying this for thirty years or more. In fact,
John Keel, in his letter to FSR (32/6) had called it "re-discovering
the wheel". That is very true, the
only difference being that we now have a very different
audience. We are into a whole new generation now of
involved albeit reluctant witnesses. When Adamski, Fry,
Bethurum et al. were tramping the lecture circuit, their
voices were faint and their audiences small. The shouts
of "hoax", "fraud", "money-seeker", were louder and more
numerous then. Today we have a generation who were then
either not yet born or small children, and who have
grown up in a climate that is vastly more "accepting"
towards "Space Age" ideas, and where the "impossible"
can at least be considered.
Spotlight on British Columbia
My purpose in the present report is to
draw attention to some possibly so far unnoticed aspects
of the phenomenon. Canada appears so far to be absent
from the recently published record. This country
stretches for five thousand miles from sea to sea. I
must plead forgiveness for citing this obvious fact, but
it is necessary, lest I may later find some sharp reader
pointing out to me something of which I am not yet
aware. So, to "play it safe", I shall concentrate on my
own section of the country, the Province of British
Columbia, and direct my comments to this Province alone.
Having been engaged in UFO research for
forty-two years myself, it was not until 1976 that I
came across my first "contactee/abductee". His story had
made the headlines in a small-town newspaper, about ten
miles from where I live. And his story was absurd -- but
then aren't they all? Having met this
man, I could not help being impressed by his personal
conviction that he had been "chosen". But
there again -- aren't they all? And he "had
a mission -- a job to do". Don't they all?
Today, twelve years later, he and I are still in touch,
and his tenacity and sincerity are still as impressive
as on Day One.
Since that meeting with him, I have
recorded the stories of twenty-seven contactees, with
the majority of whom I still maintain a link. Along the
way, I have also met others, who have told me similar
stories. Of this group of 27, eight are men and nineteen
are women, and their ages range from about thirty to
sixty. They are principally of the white or Caucasian
race, with the exception of one native Canadian Indian.
Thirteen of the group are married or involved in a
fragile relationship that often shows signs of crumbling
because of the ongoing UFO involvement that is not of
They also all have the annoying, almost
daily interference of "poltergeist" -
type activity, which is hard to accept and even harder
to ignore, and yet harder still to explain to another
person, particularly those of the
This group of 27 individuals range from
those who report getting unsought images that appear on
movie film (one woman has OVER THREE HUNDRED SUCH
MOVIES), to cases of bank computers that shut down as
soon as the lady in question enters the room; cases of "one-armed
bandits" that cease to function at Las
Vegas; tape-recorders that refuse to work; TV sets that
turn off by themselves and come back on again showing a
different channel! In addition, we have street-lights
that come on or go out as the "subject" approaches the
spot; compact-disc-players that eject the record right
across the room; cars that won't start for their owners,
but will for anybody else; and telephones that are
regularly replaced by the Telephone Company every three
months because the wires burn out.
Then we have humming and buzzing noises
that drive the occupant from a room; odours that
nauseate; radio-telephones that switch to the emergency
channel without the aid of human hand; black helicopters
that are unmarked and have opaque windows; plus smaller
red (and also blue) "child-size" "choppers" traveling at
high speed at tree-top level, which pursue the victim or
buzz his home at roof-top level. You might think this
enumeration is enough. But it is only a part of the
Some of these people whom I have met have
other equally astonishing attributes or faculties. They
can see the radio waves inside micro-ovens; feel the
degree of heat that radiates from coloured paper; they
are monitored (?) by small balls of light; indulge in
automatic writing; or, without warning, find themselves
involved in scenes from the future or the past, in which
they are the observers, and yet themselves
knowing all the thoughts and emotions of the
participants (sometimes a truly terrifying and
disgusting experience). They can read minds,
see auras, and detect the contents of a package without
opening it. And so it goes on...
In his article "What They are Doing
To Us", in FSR 33/3, Budd Hopkins examined a
topic about which, I venture to say, we know very, very
little indeed. He relates the story of a man whom he
calls "Earl", and the events surrounding "Earl's"
unfortunate wife. He describes her as suffering
nightmares, and clawing in her sleep at an area near the
bridge of her nose, between her eyes, and screaming for
them to "take it out -- it's hurting!"
Well now, in the spring of 1988 I
interviewed a family man on Vancouver Island who, when I
asked as a mere matter of routine, whether he had any
unusual marks on his body, replied: "No.
But I have this little ball² by my left eye,
near the bridge of my nose". With that, he
pushed gently on the skin, and the resulting white mark
showed a small ball clearly delineated. When I asked him
how long he had had this ball, he replied: "About
three months before, it was down in my cheek,
alongside my right nostril!"
Some months later, I told this part of
that man's story to another very involved abductee, and
she said: "Oh -- I've got one too -- right here -- I
always wondered what it was!" With that, she pressed on
the indentation at the top of the bridge of her nose,
and it appeared also on her, though less than in the
case of the man quoted above.
In Budd Hopkins' report, "Earl" was forced
to watch his wife having a thin probe inserted into her
vagina. One woman contactee whom I interviewed in a town
north of Vancouver told me that she "had
something inserted on three occasions". And
she said, angrily, "They had tried to make me believe I
was doing it myself!"
When I asked her what it was that they had
inserted, she replied: "I don't know what it was.
But I do know what it WASN'T". This
happened in her own bedroom, and during the experience
she was totally unable to move. This same young, single,
lady told me that she felt that "They" had sex with her
more than once. When I asked her how she knew this, she
replied: "Because of the odour afterwards".
This same lady stated in a most emphatic
manner that she has a child somewhere,
and that she vividly recalls breast-feeding it.
(Needless to add that she denies ever having been
The Vancouver lady who has the suspected
implant on the bridge of her nose, recalls a very vivid,
all-too-real, "dream", in which she is an observer, up
in the far corner of a room, watching herself, in an
obstetrical position, giving birth to a scaly brown baby
that appears to be in a cocoon. Despite her revulsion at
the sight, she hears herself screaming "Don't
take my baby away!" The small shadowy white
figures pay no attention to her protests.
I know two ladies who became pregnant. Yet
the husband of one of them was sterile, and in the case
of the other lady, impregnation from her husband would
have been equally impossible, given the circumstances.
The first-mentioned of these ladies was visited during
the night by two figures that "looked at" the baby in
her abdomen, and showed concern for its welfare. And -
strange as it may seem - these two mothers, who show all
the hallmarks of having been abductees -- have
sons called "ADAM"!
A nurse who works in a hospital near to
where I live, tells of a male baby that was delivered in
1972. The mother was a sixteen-year-old native Indian.
She had no idea who was the father of the child. This
particular baby was so different from other children
that the hospital staff actually referred to it always
as "THE ALIEN". It was later adopted by a family in
another part of British Columbia. Again, in that same
year, this same nurse, who was working in the nursery of
the hospital, saw another child that struck her as
extremely unusual. Over the whole time that it was
there, she said it never cried, nor did it ever sleep --
at least never when she was on duty. It seemed to
communicate with its eyes, and required her to pick it
up, and this she frequently did, talking to it a great
deal. Although she had quite a large grown family of her
own, she says she had an overpowering feeling that this
infant was a part of herself. Even at
that very early age, she felt that the small being could
communicate telepathically. It would indeed be
interesting to know how many more "strange" babies have
been noticed lately in hospitals around the world.
On page 16 of the same issue of FSR (33/3)
Budd Hopkins touches upon the emotional upheaval
involved in alien contact, and its often tragic results.
I too know of one contactee who is now in a mental
institution; of another who is heavily into drugs and
alcohol; of another that has attempted suicide; plus one
more who has seriously considered suicide.
Along the way, over the years, I have
developed a strong rapport with some of these abductees.
The result is that they will tell me things that they
won't tell even to their own close relatives. This, in
itself, can make for some quite considerable and
embarrassing difficulties at times, of which one of the
very least is the problem of breach of confidence. As
researchers in this field will readily confirm, the
participants in contactee cases are usually quite
paranoid about any disclosure that might in any way
identify them. (Knowing what they have gone through and
are still going through, I in no way fault them for
being unduly cautious.)
Sexual Assaults by "Humans"(?)
Recently something emerged that "blew me
away", as we say. In an interview which I had with a
single-parent lady, the question of choice of a living
location was touched upon. (Contactees appear to move
around a lot -- maybe subconsciously attempting to
escape?) This particular lady told me, jokingly, that
her sister-in-law is always "pulling her leg" about not
living on the ground floor. Suddenly alerted by this
remark, I asked her why? Then it came out that she had
been attacked on the street and sexually assaulted.
At that point -- figuratively speaking --
"the roof fell in" for me. For I suddenly realized that
this woman was the FIFTH abductee/contactee of whom I
knew who had either been sexually assaulted or sexually
abused. Later, when, in a tone of amazement, I was
telling all this to yet another woman abductee, she
waited quietly until I had finished my account and then
added: "You can make me Number Six."
Since then, I now make a point, if the
circumstances permit, of putting this very question to
them right at the outset.
Another contactee of whom I have heard was
also the victim of sexual assault. She lives in this
same Province of British Columbia, though many hours
journey from here.
Talk about double jeopardy! What a
horrendous load to have to carry around with you! I
cannot help but wonder how many victims of some sort of
sexual assault are also abductees, and whether there can
be a link? What more motivation for suicide could a
woman have than this duo!
I would now like to comment on another
point in Budd Hopkins' article, namely his mention of disfiguring
scars on the bodies of abductees.
It happened recently that a lady abductee,
a friend of mine, who was suspected of having breast
cancer, had to have a routine X-ray examination. While
preparing her for the examination, the nurse asked her:
"When did you have the operations on your lymph glands?"
"Never!" promptly replied my friend. "Oh, come
now", said the nurse. "You must have.
You have a scar under each arm!"
Since then, this lady has found that
her husband has a similar scar under one arm, and
her mother and her grandson have them too. It is
quite possible that her children also have them, but
they refuse to comment.
By a remarkable coincidence (?) another
family of contactees, who live less than ten miles away,
have also reported that one of their members has such a
And once again I ask: dare we to
dwell upon this, and dare we to wonder how many
others there are around the world who carry this
hidden personal record? And for what purpose? My own
researches indicate what has already been announced
long ago namely that we have among us, established
here already within our society, a new breed of
"The Light People"
We also have contactees who report holding
ongoing conversations (during sleep, they think), with
beings whom they call "the light people",
whose purpose seems to be to educate, to solve problems,
and to provide glimpses into the immediate future. Often
these contactees awaken in the morning with aching necks
and shoulders, complaining of feeling exhausted, as if
they had worked all night, rather than having supposedly
slept the normal eight hours.
Are these pure energy forms, described as
"the light people", also part of the same general
phenomenon responsible for abductions and impregnations
and monitorings, and for the removal of ova or of sperm
(as one male witness has told me happened to him on two
Some Concluding Thoughts
In closing these notes, I wish to
emphasize once more that my statements relate solely to
the Pacific Coast area of this vast country of Canada.
It is very probable that other researchers across the
nation will confirm that similar types of events are
happening in their particular communities, be it
Alberta, or Ontario, or Quebec, or New Brunswick, etc. I
suspect very strongly that they are. In
fact, I will go so far as to say that if ANYONE
stretches his arms out wide he or she will be able to
touch, within their own circle of friends, some person,
or more likely some persons, who are very much involved
in this emerging epidemic.
And, of course, I have come across other
oddities too. Living as I do in a racially mixed city, I
know of only one (first generation) Oriental
abductee. I know of no other Asians, and no blacks.
Furthermore, why is it that neither
blind people nor physically handicapped people, ever
seem to report involvement (The faculties of being
able to see, or being mobile, are not a required
ingredient in the bizarre complexities of the
abduction scenario... OR ARE THEY?)
How does it come about, moreover, that I
never hear of reports from "street people" -- i.e.,
people on the streets? Many of them are very alert,
fast-thinking, philosophical too, and also extremely
observant. Am I to believe that nothing is happening to
Well, yes, of course it might be argued
that the answer is that I don't mix in those particular
social and ethnic circles. But on the other hand, I do
have numerous well-established "pipelines" that should
provide a trickle of something... And, to date,
they have not.
So far I know of five families
where three generations are clearly
involved in this process of "monitoring" and
sample-taking. But so far I am unable to detect any
common denominators. Certainly none are apparent on the
surface. Does location have any
significance, I wonder? Also, what about such aspects as
profession, or religious activity,
or absence thereof?
The questions are endless, the answers
almost non-existent. And, as Whitley Strieber has
already commented, "THEY" will presumably only reveal
the solution if and when "THEY" want to. Until then, the
beat goes on.
NOTES AND REFERENCES
(1) I employ the terms "abductee" and
"contactee" interchangeably, since in so many cases both
contact and abduction are recognized. And, in cases
where only contact is admitted by the
individual involved, he or she may very likely be still
unaware that abduction also took place.
(2) [Note by Editor.] I have
personally observed, over a period of many years, the
presence of one of these immensely hard little balls
just below the skin of a human body. It had been
there for at least 40 years. Then, one day,
the person, in whose body it was, "woke up", and
realized what the thing might be. The man at once rushed
to inspect and, lo, the ball was already gone! It would
be interesting if we could hear of other such cases
where an "implant" vanishes as soon as its
significance is perceived. -- G.C.