As the controversy rages on about whether abducting aliens are “space brothers” here to raise our consciousness or whether they are exploitative predators, one aspect of abduction that recurs in many hypnotic regression sessions is the ability of aliens to create hallucinations that are so realistic that the savviest of abductees cannot tell what is real and what is illusion.
In the first book by Ed and Frances Walters (The Gulf Breeze Sightings), Ed mentioned that twice the aliens, in their initial contacts, sent him a series of visions in his head. The first was of all kinds of dogs. Later it was naked women, all ages, races, and shapes.
During the regression years with hypnotist Dr. Dan Overlade, (as described in the second book by Ed and Frances, UFO Abductions in Gulf Breeze), Ed recalled their last attempt on May 1, 1988 to drag him onto the craft. Although he called them out and challenged them to take him, when they showed up, he put up a prodigious fight. They quickly sent him a vision of his daughter choking on a table on the craft. That sent Ed into a tizzy of fatherly protection. He went willing onto the craft to be with his daughter, but it was soon clear that she wasn’t really there. It was a ruse. He was told that she was safe at home.
Those were just a few of the many visions Ed was shown. There were other memories, however, that went way beyond the vision level of mental manipulation.
Two events which were brought out under hypnosis are especially significant. The first was that Ed was shown short moving clips of what were obviously supposed to be past lives. These were not images that he watched. He actually seemed to relive them. In the first was a black soldier in the old west, tired, angry, desperately thirsty, scratched by thick brush, dying. In the second he was a half breed trapper full of bitterness. In the third, he was an Indian boy watching his village burn because of a plague. He, too, had signs of the plague. Each scene was designed to elicit strong human emotions. They were brought about by a female alien stroking his forehead. The alleged purpose was to pass these memories and emotions on to the infant aliens that had been brought into the room. (Chapter 11)
Ed was smart enough to suspect that the above sensations may represent real past life memories, but they may also have been illusions. He made no judgment about them, and I personally think he was wise to withhold an opinion as to how real they were. They certainly felt real.
The other scenario reminded me of the holodeck on Star Trek, which had a safety setting that could be released for a more challenging experience. Ed found himself in a hallway, which was again recalled by regression. A red light flashed, indicating the beginning of the new scenario. There were two crying children that he had to protect and three giant lizard creatures lumbering after them. Suddenly the hallway ended. There were two containers, big enough for one person. One person had to be sacrificed. Ed chose to save the kids. But, of course, just as the great and horrible jaws were about to crunch down on Ed’s mid-section, a blue light came on and shut down the whole experience. (Chapter 10)
A headset was placed on Ed’s head. He was made to relive many highly emotional experiences in his life. There were funny ones, but others showed grief, pride, love, and joy. He had to relive them over and over until each little “infant” alien had received those images. It was very much like the life review described in classic NDE experiences. Those images, however, are for the purpose of life reflection for the benefit of the individual whose time has not yet come. Ed’s emotions and life images were being exploited for the benefit of the aliens.
It reminded me of a very old Star Trek show in which the Enterprise visits a planet that has been quarantined by the Federation of Planets because it is too dangerous. The danger was that the inhabitants could create realities so perfect and convincing that no one could tell that they were living in an illusion. The handsome captain of the ship (not James Kirk) was in a wheel chair due to an accident. There was a gorgeous human woman on the planet who wooed this captain. On the planet, he was whole and healthy. It turned out that it was all an illusion. The human woman was really horribly scarred from a fire, but the aliens there were looking for a mate for her. Once the ruse was exposed, the disabled captain decided to stay on the planet and live the illusion because it was so lifelike and better than his real life.
I can think of other things I’ve read in recent years in which illusions are created as a test. Robert Monroe’s books are full of such illusions. He was made to think that he himself was really an alien who had a strong urge to return home. But when he got there, he sensed that what he was seeing was a lovely, looping scenario. Suddenly, as he realized this, the cover was pulled away and he saw the mechanical process and the entities that were creating it. It was like a computer program, only more like a holodeck.
Rather than admitting that he had been snookered, his reaction was simply to say that he couldn’t go home again because there was nothing new there. He had outgrown his home. This is like a biologist being presented with a deep lake but commenting only on the top 3 inches of it.
I recall reading about a remote viewer who was trying to wake up from an OBE. It took five waking, four of them false, to finally be in the real world. Each false awakening was so vivid and real that he could not tell that he wasn’t really awake. Something in the experience wasn’t right, so that clued him that he had to keep trying to come back to the world of flesh and blood. Until that last awakening, he was virtually in a coma.
The aliens that abducted Ed slowly got their alleged agenda across to him. The human race and the present alien race are both declining. A new hybrid race is needed. But the new little beings can’t produce their own emotions so they need to experience ours in order to learn.
Of course, that may also be an illusion. There is a video of the late UFO researcher Karla Turner on the web. She is giving a speech at a MUFON symposium. In it she describes a woman being shown an infant. Suddenly the infant is thrown into a blender. The aliens says, “Oh, don’t worry. It wasn’t really alive anyway. And we won’t waste the living tissue.”
Karla Turner’s books are available on the web. They are well worth reading! They show without any doubt that some of the warm fuzzy memories that abductees often recall in regression are actually screen memories covering up a rape or a horrible humiliation. If perchance there are aliens out there who are our friendly space brothers, and I personally doubt that, just as many are as mean and exploitative as any human devil roaming this planet. But, like us, they can be cunning liars and deceivers.
Next blog post: Part 4, the Gulf Breeze Six and marriage trouble for the Walters.