Alien Believers Bungle Another One
Via the Anomalist, posted on From The Shadows blog :
Young Vern often saw people outside his house at night.
From age five to six, Vern would look out his bedroom window in Orrick, Mo., and people with large, fishlike eyes would walk around his yard and sometime into his neighborÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s houses. At the time, this wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t strange to him.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They were the Night People,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vern said plainly. Everyone Vern knew Ã¢â‚¬â€œ himself, his family, his friends Ã¢â‚¬â€œ lived in the real world during the day. The people he saw outside his bedroom window lived there when the sun went down. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In my mind we were the Day People and they were the Night People. I know that sounds weird but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how it seemed.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Vern, now an adult living in Liberty, Mo., thought the Night People were normal.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d wake up at night and see these people with big eyes living a regular life,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I could see faces, clothes, they had kidsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I do remember the adult mowing the yard. But I thought it was weird because I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hear the mower.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He also watched them walk up and down the street, pausing to speak with each other.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They seemed like they were talking and interacting normally,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vern said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Like down home. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d just see people talking.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Then VernÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family moved from Orrick to nearby Liberty and he saw the same fish-eyed Night People outside his window.
One night, he finally made contact Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and never saw them again.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The children were playing in the yard next door and I thought, hey, I might go play with them,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s weird, though, is the last time I saw them, it seemed like all of a sudden they seemed to notice that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d noticed them. One of the adults just looked at me and just realized, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœthey see me now.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ And the next thing I see is itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s daylight and I never see (them) again.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Vern had blacked out and came to hours later.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If this was real, I probably wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t perceived as a threat until I decided to come out and play,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vern said.
But who were these Night People only Vern could see? VernÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s memories of them are similar to that of alien abductees who also wake up to see large-eyed, friendly, familiar beings they later identify as classic gray aliens.
Margie Kay, host of the Quest paranormal radio program, ghost hunter and psychic, said VernÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s experiences were related to alien abduction.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is more common than most people think,Ã¢â‚¬Â Margie said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vern is likely an abductee.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Extraterrestrials, Margie said, live in another dimension and are capable of entering and leaving ours whenever they want to Ã¢â‚¬â€œ like VernÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Night People.
Another piece of evidence may have come out of VernÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nose when he was 14.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I had a nose bleed and didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stop it,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I finally blew my nose.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What he found shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have been there.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It looked like a capsule of silvery something,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“At first it felt hard then started dissolving. I was trying to figure out what it was and it dissolved in my hand.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Many people who claim theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been abducted by extraterrestrials report similar metallic objects coming from their nose. UFO researcher and physician, Dr. Roger Leir, has reported surgically removing many similar objects from patients.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I wonder if I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tagged or something,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vern said.
Margie thinks he was.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This sounds like a typical implant in the nose scenario,Ã¢â‚¬Â Margie said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And he probably saw aliens, too.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Whatever the true origin of VernÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Night People Ã¢â‚¬â€œ whether they are the product of a childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s imagination or alien abduction Ã¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s affected his life for decades.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You have to realize I was five and six at the time,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vern said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vivid enough I still remember it after 45 years.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Copyright 2007 by Jason Offutt
So, this Margie Kay person takes an interesting account of something that appears to be an alternate or parallel reality of some sort and reduces it to an abduction scenario. Perhaps she was quoted out of context, but the fact that she was quoted as stating that “Extraterrestrials live in another dimension and are capable of entering and leaving ours whenever they want to” leaves us wondering how she can make such a definitive conclusion.
For the love of Betty Hill, keep these witnesses away from ufologists looking to bulk up their case files and contaminate memories to conform to standard. Late abduction researcher and abductee Karla Turner said that the gold was in the details that didn’t fit. Wise words from someone who had every reason to toe the party line.
Let’s try something novel: Try to look at this account as anything other than aliens abducting people, since there is very little evidence of this, besides the “implant” part of the story.
There are so many details provided by “Vern” that Kay (and other researchers) seem to ignore. Why and how did he see these fish-eyed people walking around, talking to each other, and mowing the lawn for crissakes? Perhaps he dreamed it all, but this may indicate that we need to revise our definition of “dreaming.” So far, I know of no one who has collected children’s accounts of anomalous experiences. Of course, this would be fraught with problems, but a perceptive investigator might be able to tell waking, normal-consciousness stories from fantasies. This might also bring into question our definition of “fantasies” as well.
“Vern” never says that the beings took any notice of him, except when he decided to make them notice. Whitley Strieber mentioned once that he had uncovered evidence that in the 1950s, the authorities discovered that the “alien threat” could be kept at bay by denying that it existed–the more people disbelieved, the harder it would be for the extra-humans to invade our skies and minds.
At an early age, “Vern” and other children may have no idea what an “alien” is supposed to look like, especially before movies, TV, and UFO investigators came on the scene. From clues in the article (the man is now at least somewhat over 45 years old) this appears to have happened in the mid-to-late 1950s. The strange thing is that the memories don’t really conform to any standard of humanoids or monsters in the popular imagination at the time. The media and entertainment attitude at the time was decidedly negative and frightening with regards to non-human entities, but “Vern” was curious, not afraid.
In cases like this, the witness needs to be able to tell their stories completely, so that when knowledgeable people from diverse disciplines decide to look into where this stuff is coming from, they can deal with raw data, rather than accounts that have come through at least one dogmatic filter.
And another thing: Why does Kay refer to the “night people” as “extraterrestrials” and then in the same sentence refer to them as living in another dimension? If they are from other planets, then they live there. Perhaps they can travel in “other dimensions,” but language creates traps in our thinking that we must continually guard against, especially when we are looking at the paranormal.
We could go on with this for another 5000 words, but I’ll let the commenters take it from here.
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