though some of us have spoken of this before, i would like to give it more 'air time' so to speak..
a few months back when i was looking to be original on the magazine i was writing for, i felt that this was a topic that needed discussing; as most of us here know, these types of encounters generally originate in childhood; therefore if these abductions are to be curtailed in any way, we must safeguard our chlidiren first and be aware of what is going on with our young ones..
so here is the article...briefly. of course you can always see the 'gussied up' one complete with 'photo advertising' on alieneight
ALIEN ABDUCTIONS AND ENCOUNTERS WITH CHILDREN
Alien abduction and encounters with young children is a subject that has come up before in the alien/ufo community, but appears to be growing in number from the personal accounts posted on several forums and testimony given by multiple witnesses to the phenomena. It is a subject which tends to make some members uncomfortable, possibly because of the ramifications if this event is occurring. After all, It is one thing to be an adult and to possibly have these experiences, but a protective urge comes out in all of us when our children are threatened or being harmed in some way. Perhaps it is easier to put it down to a 'bad dream' then to deal with the consequences of a possible alien abduction of a child.
While the phenomena is not new, the occurances appear to be increasing, as countless parents report that the dreams that their children are having are similar in nature to abduction and encounter accounts. More and more chlidren are speaking of beings who come into their room, their play area, to contact them; sometimes even taking them 'through the ceiling' or 'into a light'. The young ones recount instances of strong 'beams' and sounds coming through their windows, some actually describe the beings in detail and draw their own renditions of them. Imagination? Exposure to the media's concept of alien encounters? Yet too many of the accounts speak of children who have had little, if any exposure to ufos and alien life forms through the media or any other source. Their parents, who may have formerly brushed off these supposed 'fanstasies' of their young children, are now turning to the alien/ufo community for answers as the mainstream medical and psychiatric disciplines fail to give them relief or a solution to the problem.
Studies have found that this phenomena is not only occurring but increasing; and as to the validity of the chidlren's stories, according to many researchers, the following can be said:
'Children seem to react differently to their alleged abduction experiences than adult claimants. Many alleged adult experiencers report doubting their own perceptions or the veracity of what they believed happened to them. Children, by contrast, never seem to doubt that their experiences happened to them. For an adult, an abduction experience can challenge much of what they believe about the world. Children however, by virtue of being in a formative stage of development, more readily assimilate the experience into their developing worldview.
Many repeat-abductees report that, as children from the ages of 2-6, they would be visited by balls of light that would enter their room at night. These balls would seem to play games with children and fly around the room. Some have interpreted them as being a way for the alleged abductees to develop their psychic abilities the way a physical ball helps develop coordination and athletic abilities. As such these intangible orbs have been dubbed "psychic toys."
Several drawings illustrate alien activities on children, including immersion in vats of liquid.'http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... -very.html
A fascinating video from South Africa depicts interviews with 62 children who had an encounter with possible extra-terrestrials. After exhaustive investigation, it was determined that there was no mass hallucination; these children were telling the truth.
UFO 62 Children's Alien Encounter over South Africahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkCfw34W3xY
Nov 4, 2009 - 4 min - Uploaded by JamesEBEs
Many members of the medical profession have come forward and made statemebs about the abductions phenomema and a large consensus agrees that there is little, if any, psychosis involved in these sightings and encounters.
"UFO abductions are not a rare phenomenon and have been estimated to have occurred to three-million Americans. There is a remarkably precise correspondence to the reports. Abductees exhibit relatively little psychopathology."
From The UFO Abduction Phenomenon: What Does it Mean for the Transformation of Human Consciousness? by John E. Mack, M.D.
From Psychology Today:
'Psychological tests confirm that abductees are rarely psychotic or mentally ill. Some 3 million Americans believe they've encountered bright lights and incurred strange bodily marks indicative of a possible encounter with aliens, according to a recent poll.'http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles ... tle-raw%5D
A recent case study in the MUFON files is disturbing for many reasons:
'This particular morning, he came to me visibly upset,” the woman said, describing how her son came to her crying and “telling me he dreamed about aliens… I would never take him seriously normally but this morning and the way he acted made me listen.” Below is an excerpt from the unedited MUFON report:
He began to tell me that (in his dream) he woke up and a little gray men took him with them out the door and took him on their ship. The gray men had big black eyes and when I asked about the nose he pushed his up, and into his face, I’m thinking to make it look like there wasn’t much of one except for holes, maybe?
I asked him about their hands and he said their fingers looked long like sticks.
He said the ship was silver with yellow, green and white lights. He said it was a ball with a ring around it…He said they took him to the moon.
He told me they were talking in whispers and he remembered them telling him to “Stay…. stay with us.” He kept repeating that. He said he was scared and told them to take him home to Mommy.'http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2010/09/r ... -children/
As studies have found that abduction is possibly multi-generational, is it conceivable that the possible abductees are more aware of the 'eymptoms' that may accompany these encounters? Or are these 'dreams' that these children are having so evident of alien interaction that it cannot be ignored? And, if the latter is the case, then does this lend credibility to the concept that these contacts with the children are increasing?
"Solutions" abound, from 'thought screen helmets' to the concept of these children being some sort of 'star chlidren', to subjecting the child to hypnotherapy to 'remember more', none of which the average parent of a child who has had an encounter is inclined to subsribe to. Unfortunately, in many cases, there is little rational support for either the parent or the child; experiencers are left to post on multiple forums and hope that they are not ridiculed and maybe find another like mind...at hit or miss proposition at best. Perhaps it is up to other experiencers of this phenomena to seek out others and help each other as best they can through an upsetting and often traumatic occurance.
i feel that this is a topic that needs to analyzed further...any thoughts folks?