Occasionally I find myself in extremely odd circumstances due to the nature of my interests. Last summer I found myself in the middle of an argument between one of the real time abductees I wrote about during the past two years and one of her longtime friends who is an avid UFO enthusiast.
The exchange between the abductee and the enthusiast took place while we were out to lunch at a crowded beach front restaurant on the ocean side of Long Island New York.
Most of the luncheon had been a peaceful afternoon enjoying a delicious meal overlooking a sandy beach and clear blue sky. The conversation had been of vacation plans, family as well as a long talk about the Long Island serial killer who even now remains loose and wandering our Island roadways.
At the end of our lunch I excused myself from the table for a few minutes to call my home and walked out to the open veranda that wrapped around the restaurant to use my cell phone. I was only gone a few minutes. When I returned to the table I was surprised to find the two friends in a heated debate concerning war between aliens and humans.
Since I was not there when the discussion began I had no idea how the subject got started. I sat down and listened as the abductee and enthusiast had one of the strangest conversations I ever heard two friends have.
The enthusiast was angry and telling the abductee that the day will come when aliens will attack the human race to use us for fuel, or food, or slaves. The enthusiast was a bit all over the place with the reasons for the alien attack however she seemed sure it was only time before this event happened with the outcome being our doom.
The abductee sat there stone faced listening to her friend with such intensity I thought steam was going to rise from her head. I sat silently trying to figure out how to get out of this mess! In the mean time I tried to disappear in to my chair.
The enthusiast went on to describe a war of the world’s resulting in combat around the globe between aliens and humans. Occasionally the abductee would mutter, “that is ridiculous’ however her friend continued on with her long passionate description of a very movie like world war of aliens flying low above the earth’s surface while humans try to defend against them with the weapons we currently have. The abductee allowed her friend to continue this huge involved story of her idea of an alien / human war without interruption. Now and then she would laugh or shake her head but let her friend continue her passionate description of an alien human conflict.
I have either read or heard all the things the enthusiast was saying before and knew this theory was widely discussed with those interested in the UFO alien subject. I also know the abductee and wanted to dissolve in to my chair as I knew she was going to blast her friend and her ideas concerning her interpretation of a war of the worlds.
The enthusiast talked endlessly about how mankind may soon find they are going to be forced to fight invading alien forces in a fight for world control.
She talked about how mankind will wage a good fight against our invaders using our newest weapons during long tedious battles with alien forces who want to overtake and use the human species for food or fuel or slaves.
She talked about how only the humans who will be able to go underground will remain to fight off the invading aliens. She went on to describe how the fight will end by way of the humans fighting the aliens in gorilla style tactics including sneaking up on alien crafts using balloons to lift them into their interiors of their crafts where the human warriors will be able to overtake and destroy the alien forces.
The UFO enthusiast talked as if in a hypnotic state how a small group of the human warriors would in this manner defeat the aliens and return to build a new human race upon the earth. This is the point where the abductee could no longer maintain her reaction and burst out laughing at her enthusiast friend’s fantasy scenario of an alien/human conflict of war.
The abductee shook her head in amazement and asked her friend if she was serious or pulling her leg with such nonsense? Her friend immediately became insulted and defensive. The abductee sat looking at her friend as if she was the strangest thing she had ever seen and finally said:
“OK- I cannot let you walk around thinking something so ridiculous as it seems to have gotten out of hand and you seem to be lost in the fantasy and confusion of this subject that seems to be prevalent in our society. “ The abductee took a long look at her friend and continued:
“First of all you need to understand that sadly in our society things we consider paranormal, or supernatural or unknown are simply things mankind has not yet figured out or understand. A huge problem with the subjects we consider unknowns is that we have completely combined confused and destroyed our own thinking about these subjects with fiction and fantasy that is shoveled on top of us daily.
Science fiction is not paranormal, horror movies about sexy vampires become confused with reality while reality is lost to the fantasy of Hollywood.
Star Wars was a great movie however reality is -that it is doubtful- all life forms in our universe would be able to sit together in a bar sharing a drink simply due to the simple fact of atmosphere differences .Humans have built a cute little comfy world where they live in fantasy about many unknowns. I realize it is one way to deal with that which we do not understand however I also think it is just going too far. Here I sit listening to you rattle off pure fantasy as fact and you’re doing it with a straight face.”
Chris Holly - UFO Digest