Date: Wed Dec 22 1993 23:31:00
From: Sheppard Gordon
Subj: Hypnosis yields Aliens
MAN'S DREAMS EVOKE STRANGE ENCOUNTERS
He jokes about the aliens now, but only with close friends.
He has never been comfortable talking about his encounters and
hasn't told the other members of the UFO Forum. Only recently did
he tell his parents.
"The experiences are true enough for me, although it could mean
any number of things, including the fact I might be psychotic," he
said. "But I'm convinced something is going on, and it's not in my
head. I'm not a kook."
He is almost 40 and has had nightmares about "demons" since he
was 4 years old. Nervous and cautious, he speaks reluctantly about
the dreams and the twice-annual visits from creatures he describes
as having rough and wrinkled gray skin.
Through regression therapy, he said, he learned that the "demons" are aliens
After he started comparing notes with his younger brother in
the mid-1980s and learned they were having similar nightmares, he
began wondering whether the dreams were something more.
At the suggestion of a New Age group to which he belonged at the time, he
underwent hypnosis. The therapist told him the demons in his dreams were
"I struggled through that and wasn't comfortable," he said."I
knew then that my brother had been taken as well. He's been
suffering through this worse than I am."
Support groups have helped him cope, he said.
He is afraid, but only when "it's happening."
He gets a premonition right before a visit and seldom is the
premonition wrong, he said. Afterward, he cannot remember details
of the visit, whether he was taken somewhere, or what was done to
him. It is as if he has had another dream.
"I have no control. They have the power to put you in a
hypnotic state," he said. "But it's also like they're checking to
see if I'm OK before they return me to a normal state."
When he was a child, he began having frequent nightmares that
"little devils were coming into my room."
"I remember they were very short and that they were hurting my
brother and I," he said. "They would poke us with a stick that
really hurt. We also vividly remember seeing a green ball of light
in our room."
Sometimes the nightmares were so scary, he said, that he would
sneak into his parents' bedroom for comfort and safety.
There were other unusual circumstances. He remembers walking
around the neighborhood where he grew up and being stopped by a man
and woman who asked him many personal questions.
"I couldn't see their faces because they were always in the
(shadows)," he said. "What was weird, though, is that my parents
have assured me they would never let me out of the house alone at
night, especially when I was just four."
Other dreams followed. "I had another one where a creature, who
wasn't human but more like a praying mantis, was standing over me
in my bed," he said.
As he got older, the creatures in his dreams became more
demonic, often causing him to think he might be possessed.
"It freaked me out," he said, recalling an incident that
occurred while he was bedridden with mononucleosis during high
"I thought I had gotten out of bed to take some medicine when I
saw a cone of light coming down from the ceiling," he said. "I
couldn't move, but then I didn't try, either. I was standing there,
looking down over my own body, when I saw a dark-robed figure
standing in the corner sending me mental messages that I would be
OK and shouldn't worry."
HE CONCEDED THE VISION COULD HAVE BEEN A DREAM. But he saw the
dark-robed figure several more times.
Later, he had blackouts and couldn't get out of bed. Medical
tests confirmed only that he was suffering from extreme stress.
He also suffered from an unusual rash on his genital area,
although he said he wasn't sexually active at the time.
As he got older some of his dreams became more sexual in nature.
"I was always in a dimly lit, pink-colored room that didn't
smell good," he said. "There was a woman whispering in my ear
telling me to do things with her - only it wasn't a human figure
but a humanoid. I didn't enjoy that - not that I enjoyed the other
encounters - because my loud screaming woke me up."
Then he had dreams he was delivering babies, and wondered
whether the babies were real and he was their father.
"I think this (alien encounters) is more widespread than we
realize," he said. "I met a woman in a parapsychology class who
told me her husband was about to leave her because she repeatedly
had 'things' happen to her."
Meanwhile, HE PLANS MORE REGRESSION THERAPY.
"I'm still searching for an answer."
--- WM v3.10/92-0356
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