Apparently Budd Hopkins, founder of Intruders Foundation serving victims of abduction, died yesterday. Thanks to Ed.
Here is one situation that will need to be addressed with compassion and understanding in the years ahead. Ed sends along a link to the “Intruders Foundation” website, founded by Budd Hopkins and dedicated to victims of abductions by the little Greys.
For interest sake, I attach a discussion of their year 2000 Intruders Foundation Conference by Nick Pope, ex-MOD UFO authority (below). I know 2000 was a long time ago, but the discussion still has interest.
Nick recently apologized for remarks that he made early in his career that had UK UFO witnesses be looked upon as crazy. (1) This article demonstrates another facet of Nick’s career – his interest in abductions. (I’ve truncated the article and provided an URL where you can read the rest.)
In this article, he summarized what was examined at the conference. The interesting part for me and the reason I decided to post Nick’s discussion was this passage:
“Anna [Jamerson] finished [her presentation] with a plea not to believe the aliens when they made claims about being here to save the world from a disaster. ‘They are not good guys,’ she said. ‘They are not here for us; they are here for their own purposes’.”
What this said to me is that we’ll have our job cut out for us to persuade abductees that (A) the Greys are not a threat anymore and (B) the Galactic Federation of Light and other space councils here in cloaked ships above the planet are not here to abduct us or harm us in any way, but to serve us as we finish our cycle in duality and then ascend. I can see people groaning and hearing “ascension” as “abduction,” as several lightworkers have already done. (2)
Here is what the Company of Light says about the Greys or Zeta Reticuli. Atmos called “the Greys … the ‘fly in the ointment’ as their presence and actions have conveyed a false impression of the intent behind visitations to Earth.” (3)
SaLuSa tells us that the Greys would very much like to have taken the planet over.
“It is not to say that some E.T’s would not like to colonise Earth for its resources as they do, but your evolution is protected as it has been all along. Where contact has been made that is not in your general interest, it has been perfectly legitimate and allowed through the Law Of Attraction.
“We refer to the Greys who sought bases upon Earth, and in a deal with the U.S. Government were allowed to have them in exchange for advanced technology. Such covert actions are never for your good, but for greed, power and military domination such as you have experienced. That agreement is at an end, and has no place in your immediate future.” (4)
SaLuSa expands on why the American government dealt with the Greys instead of the GFL.
“We have contacted many leaders over many years without success. Our aim was to offer our technologies providing a finish was put to war, and instead peace was established.
“However, instead your government turned to the Space Beings you know as the Greys, and brokered a secret agreement to allow them bases on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. Many of your recent advances have come from this source, and for example you would not otherwise have had your chip or laser technology. Therefore what should have been directly for your immediate benefit through a peace agreement with us, was secretly used to gain world dominance over other countries.” (5)
On another occasion, he tells us that the Greys were “invited to Earth by your Government many years ago in a secret agreement. They were allowed bases but not outside contact beyond the ‘abductions,’ which are almost entirely with those who came to Earth for that purpose.” (6)
Matthew Ward also offers us some insight into the sordid phenomenon of abduction.
“A civilization that you commonly know as the ‘Little Greys’ shared their technological knowledge that by soul level agreement was in exchange for human DNA samples, which include the emotions that that civilization lost in its intellectual struggle to keep from dying out.
“Their intent was to integrate human emotions into their progeny, but without emotional ingredients in their makeup, they had insufficient frame of reference for evaluating the character of those whom they approached, and to a considerable degree, they were betrayed.
“While it is true that some ‘abductions’ happened, most of the Greys adhered to the contracts’ provision that the humans had to consciously remember their agreements. A few humans did not, and in some cases the ‘abductors’ knowingly carried out the experiments anyway and were harsh indeed.
“At the same time giving a deaf ear publicly, some within government encouraged the revealing of the frightening and painful abductions. They performed some themselves to lend more credibility and thus more fear to the existence of the Greys, who now live underground, captive of Earth’s third density atmosphere.” (7)
Hatonn also referred to the remaining Greys who continue to live underground, reassuring us that they will not be successfully brought to the surface and used as part of Project Blue Beam:
“Also I want to debunk the warning that aliens posing as friends really are base entities who want to take over your world. Hogwash! The light grid around the planet prevents any civilization with dark intentions from being anywhere near Earth. And if the bad guys try to put their own ‘secret’ craft in the skies and bring out some of the Greys living underground and claim it’s an invasion, we can stop that charade before it gets going.” (8)
Adamu asks us to have some compassion for the Greys, an appeal that probably will be a tough sell to people who’ve been abducted and abused by the Greys.
“The members of the Grey race, the ones from Zeta Reticulum that have intervened with you, have not been of the most loving always.
“But do have some compassion for them. They are a race that is in turmoil. They do not know how to find their connection with the divine. They do not know how to find immortality – or the survival of the soul after death. These things are beyond their grasp. It has to do with how they were created. And they believe they must find a way to integrate their consciousness with a humans body. It’s a long and complicated story.” (9)
SaLuSa sees the acceptance of the GFL presence as increasing while that of the Greys has declined.
“Our presence is far more acceptable now than it was 50 years ago, when we would most likely have been refused the opportunity to show up on Earth. The Greys are in a different category.” (10)
Diane of Sirius believes that we should know enough about the GFL by now to see the difference between their actions and those of the Greys.
“It is regrettable that the actions of the Greys have cast a shadow over our presence, but by now you should know sufficient about them to disassociate them from us. They are not members of the Galactic Federation, and are legitimately allowed to have bases on Earth by agreement with the U.S. government. Their actions have been part of their exchange of information, and because of the Law of Freewill we cannot therefore interfere with them.” (11)
SaLuSa tells us that the story of the abductions will be told after Disclosure:
“It is stories like these that are kept under wraps, but will be revealed following disclosure of the whole UFO set up. You are kept ignorant of the Space Beings because you would have turned to them for the help they would have given, and that included making peace upon Earth. The dark forces do not have peace on their agenda or plan for Man, they have only been interested in global power and total enslavement of your civilisation.” (12)
Matthew tells us that no dark civilization – which would include little Greys, tall Greys, Orion Whites, and Reptoids – can approach Earth now.
“The light grid around Earth permits entry by light beings only; even if dark entities wanted to enter, they cannot approach the brilliance of that grid.” (13)
“Civilizations steeped in darkness cannot make mass landings because they will not approach the protective grid of Christed light energy that surrounds the planet — light is anathema to their dark essence. Souls of both the light and the dark forces are living among the populace–as Earth rises into higher vibratory levels where the light is still more intense, the dark souls will embrace the light or leave the planet.” (14)
So we’ll need to listen to the abductees’ evidence with compassion, acknowledge their suffering, reassure them that no more abductions are possible, and help them see that the galactics here now are friendly and serving our future.
You can stop here if you wish or those who want to may continue and read Nick Pope’s year 2000 discussion of the proceedings of the Intruders Foundation Conference on abductions.
Budd Hopkins’ Intruders Foundation Presents
THE YEAR 2000 UFO
“Emerging Science and the UFO Phenomenon”
The Intruders Foundations thanks all of our guests and volunteers for making this years conference an overwhelming success!
Special thanks to Nick Pope for writing this summary of our conference and UFO Magazine (UK) for allowing us to post it.
Intruders Foundation – The Conference
By Nick Pope July 2000
On 6 May 2000 I took part in the Intruders Foundation UFO Abduction Conference in New York. In terms of the data put forward and the quality of the presentations I believe it was the best such event that I’ve ever attended. I was pleased to have been invited to speak, not least because I’d planned to go to Intruders Foundation’s first such one-day conference last year, as a spectator, but had been unable to attend. Quite apart from my desire to go to what promised to be a fascinating conference, the trip presented an opportunity to catch up with friends such as Peter Robbins and Linda Cortile.
The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the conference, bringing the data presented to a wider audience, and provoking some debate. Clearly I can only give a brief overview of the material covered, but in doing so I shall refer to various books and websites where further relevant information can be found.
One of the other reasons for my writing this article is because I want to highlight what I believe is a growing gulf between American abduction research and that being carried out here in Britain. Putting it bluntly, we are lagging behind. One ufologist who should know better recently made a glib comment about US abduction cases, implying there was a media circus, with abductees trying to outdo each other with ever more fantastic stories. This was ill-informed and unhelpful, and served only to illustrate how unfamiliar the ufologist concerned must have been with the work being done by Intruders Foundation and John Mack’s PEER organisation. I’m not for a moment claiming that all US abduction cases are genuine. Clearly there will be hoaxers and cultists, just as there are in all branches of ufology, throughout the world. But this shouldn’t blind ufologists to the fact that there is a real phenomenon here, and that it deserves more attention in the UK than it is currently receiving.
None of this is meant to be critical. There are many British investigators who have done excellent work on abductions, long before I was involved with ufology. The likes of Jenny Randles, John Spencer, Hilary Evans, Peter Hough and the late Ken Phillips have all made major contributions to the subject. But alien abduction research still has a comparatively low profile in the UK, and there is a large body of knowledge that American researchers have amassed, with which their British counterparts are generally unfamiliar. This is all the more surprising given that much of it has been in the public domain for several years. A comprehensive range of such material appears in Alien Discussions – the unabridged version of the proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference held at MIT in 1992. If you’re interested in the alien abduction phenomenon this book is highly recommended. If you work with abductees it’s essential.
It’s also clear that American abduction research is better organised than in Britain in the way that it’s able to meet the needs of abductees. Aside from the one-on-one counselling done by myself and a handful of other researchers, there are few support groups in the UK – although the Witness Support Group set up by Ken Phillips and now run by James Millen is a good example of an effective group run by abductees for abductees. Britain also lacks the extensive and well-organised network of psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors and hypnotherapists that exists in America to serve the needs of abductees and to facilitate the work of investigators.
Intruders Foundation is the organisation set up by Budd Hopkins to study the alien abduction phenomenon and help abductees come to terms with their experiences. The Intruders Foundation staffers were knowledgeable, dedicated and hard working, and the conference could not have gone ahead without their sterling efforts. Held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, the somewhat misleading title on the programme read “Emerging Science and the UFO Phenomenon”. In reality, however, there was to be little discussion of UFOs – the focus of the day was to be the alien abduction phenomenon.
So focused a conference is an unusual concept. I had only attended one such event before, back in April 1995 when the Society for Psychical Research held a study day on abductions. Jenny Randles, John Rimmer, Kevin McClure and Dr Susan Blackmore valiantly attempted to come to grips with a subject that was woefully marginalised even within ufology. Ultimately, the day proved inconclusive and was dominated by theoretical discussion, as opposed to any meaningful examination of the testimony of abductees themselves.
After a brief introduction by moderator Greg Sandow, I took the podium and delivered the first lecture of the day. After a brief explanation of my background, talking about my official UFO research and investigations at the Ministry of Defence, I moved on to discuss abductions. I wanted to give people a perspective on the type of abduction cases that I’ve investigated in the UK, with a view to assessing whether there were fundamental differences between British and American cases, or whether cultural and methodological factors were responsible for perceived differences. I discussed the fact that British people seemed generally more reluctant than Americans to seek therapy or to discuss any situation in which they had been disempowered. This, coupled with the fact that British researchers (myself included) are more wary of regression hypnosis than their US counterparts, results in a mistaken impression that there aren’t many abduction cases in the UK, and that they aren’t as multifaceted as American cases.
In an attempt to correct some mistaken impressions about UK abduction cases, I read from a selection of accounts given to me by British abductees. I chose just half a dozen cases from the last six months, and illustrated that there was actually considerable commonality in the motifs reported: missing time, paralysing rays of light, and sightings of the sorts of entities popularly dubbed the Greys. In other words, when cultural and methodological factors are taken into account, it appears that the core phenomenon is standard and cross-cultural, exactly as one would expect if one was looking at a real phenomenon.
I also mentioned a developing trend that I’ve noticed with British abductees, who are beginning to assert themselves more, writing detailed accounts of their experiences, starting newsletters and no longer allowing themselves to be eclipsed by researchers. This may be a reaction to the fact that too few British ufologists are prepared to work with abductees, but it may also reflect their disillusionment with those that do. Another possibility is that it’s a positive response to the abduction experiences (despite the trauma), as those involved find that a more proactive response is profoundly cathartic. I firmly believe that getting more involved in ufology offers abductees the opportunity to re-empower themselves.
I finished by floating a few ideas on how our understanding of the phenomenon might be taken forward: more psychological profiling of abductees; DNA profiling; research into any similarities in bloodgroups; even (subject to legal and moral considerations) covert surveillance of abductees. Further details on my own research and investigation into the alien abduction phenomenon can be found in my book, The Uninvited.
The next speaker was to have been Debbie Jordan-Kauble, central figure in Budd Hopkins’ book, Intruders, and co-author (with Kathy Mitchell) of Abducted!. But Debbie was unable to attend and her place had been taken by Anna Jamerson, an abductee who is quite well known in America but less familiar to British ufologists. Immediately before her presentation she told me that she was feeling quite nervous, but she needn’t have worried, because she went on to deliver what I think is the most powerful and moving account that I’ve ever heard from an abductee speaking at a conference. For all the undoubted expertise of investigators like Budd Hopkins and John Mack, nothing can compare with the testimony of the abductees themselves, who are all too often eclipsed by investigators. This was certainly not the case here.
Anna gave a detailed summary of what for her had been a lifetime of experiences. It was often the little observations that proved the most interesting, such as her genuine belief that burning Whitley Strieber’s book, Communion, was an entirely logical response to the image of the alien on the front cover. She described how her meeting with Beth Collings stirred up strange emotions as the two women began to suspect that they’d met before. Her voice choking with emotion she described how Beth had drawn an emblem from a school uniform worn by a girl with an English accent that she recalled from her childhood experiences. What Anna hadn’t told Beth was that she had attended school in England – the emblem matched that of her uniform.
Anna described having seen a variety of entities, all of whom she’d given names that detailed either their appearance or their role. These included “the bald cats”, “the escort service”, “the security force”, “the babysitter” and “Doc”. She described the way in which she and Beth were abducted from separate locations when they were children, and placed together, possibly in an attempt to see how they would interact socially (for more information on this concept see chapters 16, 17 and 18 of Budd Hopkins’ book, Witnessed, dealing with Linda Cortile’s case). She described playing various games that involved using her mind to manipulate objects, and elaborated on the view that the purpose of much of this was psychological study of friendships and relationships. But everything was being manipulated: “It’s like our emotions are not our own”, she explained.
Anna finished with a plea not to believe the aliens when they made claims about being here to save the world from a disaster. “They are not good guys,” she said. “They are not here for us; they are here for their own purposes”. Further details of Anna and Beth’s experiences can be found in their book, Connections, published by Wild Flower Press.
It seems to me that there are three possibilities with regard to Anna’s testimony. Sceptics might suggest that she was making it all up, but I’ve noticed that people who make such accusations have seldom met any abductees, let alone worked with any. If people like Anna are making up these complex, multifaceted experiences and reporting them consistently over several years, their acting skills should be earning them big money in Hollywood. It should also be remembered that abductees who speak out have little to gain and much to lose: the risk of adverse reaction from families, friends and employers is a strong factor here, and many of those who do speak out use pseudonyms for this reason. People like Anna are not attention-seekers after their fifteen minutes of fame, and those who do go public (and only a tiny fraction of those abductees I’ve worked with have expressed any interest in such a course of action) do so with a quiet dignity not found in the attention-seeker. The second possibility is that Anna and her like are suffering from a collective delusion of fantastic depth and breadth. There is simply no psychological or psychiatric evidence to support such a theory. The third possibility is that people like Anna are describing, to the best of their ability, events that have actually taken place. I favour the third view.
I’m gonna stop the article here. Those who wish to can read the rest at http://www.intrudersfoundation.org/abduction_conference.html including Nick’s discussion of the work of psychiatrist John Mack.
(1) “Former UFO Project Chief Apologizes For ‘Spin And Dirty Tricks’,” Aug. 17, 2011, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/former-ufo-project-chief-apologizes-for-spin-and-dirty-tricks/
(3) Atmos, Aug. 28, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(4) SaLuSa, March 26, 2010. , at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(5) SaLuSa, Oct. 19, 2009.
(6) SaLuSa, Feb. 27, 2009.
(7) Matthew’s Message, Dec. 11, 2005, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(9) Adamu, “Adamu Speaks,” 7 Sept. 2008, at http://tinyurl.com/yapap8a.
(10) SaLuSa, Feb. 27, 2009.
(11) Diane of Sirius, Aug. 5, 2009. , at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(12) SaLuSa, Feb. 27, 2009.
(13) Matthew’s Message, June 24, 2009.
(14) Matthew Ward through Suzy Ward to Steve Beckow, Sept. 13, 2009, published at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Share11/message/7384 . Matthew later repeated this assertion in his monthly message [see above].