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‘Close Encounters’ – exophilia, abduction and the alien hybrid theory

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This week, two women from the US have discussed their sex lives in public. So far, so ordinary. But the interviews with Bridget Nielson and Aluna Verse were a little stranger than usual…

Both women claim to have had multiple, sexual, and very pleasurable encounters with aliens. Both women also claim to have given birth to several alien / human hybrid children.

The alien hybrid theory is certainly fascinating, but in this case it’s not what titillates the public. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Exophilia – the love of non human life-forms, including aliens, gods and robotics - has an incredibly long history in the human psyche. Greek mythology in particular, is littered with examples of human / god intercourse, often resulting in hybrid children like Hercules. In modern times, however, claims of sexual encounters with alien life forms generally create more of a stir.  

The first well documented case was in 1957, when Brazilian Antônio Vilas-Boas claimed to have been abducted for four hours. As well as being subject to unpleasant tests, he also described having had sex with a large female alien, with bright red pubic and underarm hair. He reportedly found her extremely sexually attractive.

But it was the Barney and Betty Hill abduction in 1961 which really brought widespread international attention to modern UFO encounters. There was a particular fascination with Betty’s stained dress – surpassed only by that of Monica Lewinsky three decades later.

Indeed, the vast majority of famous abduction and sexual encounter claims come from the US. But is this also happening in the UK?

Via the Hybrid Children Facebook group (over 9,000 likes), now-famous Nielson told me that there were many cases like hers in Britain. Some, like hers, have even made it into the public eye.

Simon Parkes, Labour Councillor in Whitby, famously claimed to meet several times a year with an alien named ‘Cat Queen’, and to have fathered a hybrid child with her. He is also still married.

In 2013, psychic Stephany Fay Cohen went on TV show ‘This Morning’ to claim she regularly had sex with various species of alien. Apparently, her orgasms were “out of this world”.

But what do the ufologists say?

According to Gary Heseltine, a retired police detective and award-winning British ufologist (and winner of the 2010 ‘Disclosure Award’ in Washington DC), reports of this kind are indeed worldwide. They also exist in every country, “even in the third world where people don’t have access to TV and radio so they can’t have access to this bias in society which portrays these people as crazy.”

Heseltine, who founded the ‘UFO Truth’ magazine and PRUFOS (Police Reporting UFO Sightings), says that he is aware of some UK cases where “abductees allege that they have had foetuses removed as part of ongoing series of abductions throughout their lives, and have seen hybrid children.”

David Hodrien, chairman and lead investigator for Birmingham UFO group (one of the most active in the UK), has carried out over 150 abduction investigations in the UK over last 8 years. He says that reports of sexual encounters are quite rare, but he has certainly heard of a few cases. He also suggests that there could be more encounters which we don’t hear about: “Sometimes ETs mask their appearance. So individuals remember seeing something else. So they might not realise they were having sex with an ET.”

However, according to Nigel Watson, author of Portraits of Alien Encounters (1990), and founder of a separate UK UFO group, there have been many claims of sex with aliens, but that they lack credibility. Watson, who holds a degree in psychology and has interviewed several “high strangeness cases”, states: “I’d rate them as fantasies rather than hoaxes or real encounters. I think such instances are a combination of psychological and sociological factors, rather than events in the real world. But then the aliens would love us to think that!” He also specifically mentions the interviews with Bridget and Aluna, calling them “publicity seeking”.

Nevertheless, those which have really grabbed the media’s attention all have one thing in common. The accounts of alien / human intercourse are described as enjoyable, even wildly so. Many others are described as negative experiences, which Bridget even points out on the Facebook group: “Aluna and I had positive experiences, which is quite rare.”

Hodrien estimates that about a third of all accounts are described as positive, but more often than not, “the experiences are disturbing or terrifying.” He adds: “It’s usually more like an examination procedure, which can be quite invasive and traumatic.”

Heseltine agrees, saying: “The vast majority of research suggests that it is done against the abductee’s will. Although some throughout their lives do come to terms with it, not many even get used to it to the point of liking it.”

Specifically referencing the articles about Bridget and Aluna, he adds: “It's very rare that they appear to have really enjoyed it.”

Although, as he points out, “one thing you realise that when you start looking objectively at ufology, is that common sense goes out the window”.

If you think you have been a victim of an alien abduction in the UK, you can call the Anomalous Mind Management Abductee Contact Helpline, or AMMACH (pronounced a MASH) “the 999 for people who believe they have been victims of alien abduction”, on 07951 752 813.

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