Guest Commentary

Halloween May Provide Insight into Abductions

By George A. Filer

Source: Filer's Files #42 -- 2000; October 24, 2000

I obtained some background data on Halloween to determine the significance of the popular American holiday.  I was surprised to learn some startling similarities in ancient folklore of Halloween and modern abduction stories.  Apparently, Halloween started with the Druids several thousand years ago who were a great far-reaching priesthood who ruled over a people known as the Celts in ancient England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  The Druids were in control of everything and often even controlled the kings.  They served as priests, teachers, prophets, magicians, doctors, and lawyers.  They were cruel, bloodthirsty, superstitious, and practiced human sacrifices.  The Irish Druids believed that on Samhain evil spirits came out of the Cave of Cruachan in Connaught, known as "the gate of hell."  With them came copper colored birds that killed farm animals, and stole babies, leaving demons (changelings) in their place.  Today, abductees tell similar stories of flying metal objects, that their animals are mutilated and their babies have been taken by the aliens.  The people also believed that the Druids could cause sleep, illness, or death by casting spells.  Abductees describe how they are unable to move, suddenly fall asleep, and later become ill. 

 Researcher Dr. Jacques Vallee who has searched for logical answers states, "The 'medical examination' to which abductees are said to be subjected, often accompanied by sadistic sexual manipulation, is reminiscent of the medieval tales of encounters with demons.  It makes no sense in a sophisticated or technical framework: any intelligent being equipped with the scientific marvels that UFOs possess would be in a position to achieve any of these alleged scientific objectives in a shorter time and with fewer risks." "Confrontations"

Halloween originally a festival of fire and death, is still celebrated by satanists, and witches as the eve of their New Year and is considered to be the High (Black) Sabbath that is often celebrated by orgy and sacrifice.  Halloween celebrates a spirit world of witches, ghosts, hobgoblins, ghouls, demons, phantoms, vampires, and even monster aliens.  It is becoming one of United States' the most celebrated holidays and millions of children dress in costumes, masks, and go to their neighbor's doors asking for candy or gifts.  It struck me that if any aliens lived among us, these costumes and the new styles of teenagers might be useful for aliens to hide among us.

The Druids claimed to be able to change into animals and other shapes (metamorph, shape-shift), to become invisible, to control the weather and to produce fruitfulness.  Abductees often mention they see various animals, aliens changing shape and moving through walls.  It was believed that on Halloween the barriers between the physical and spiritual world were the weakest, and demonic spirits as well as the souls of the dead walked the countryside.  The origins of Trick or Treat are also interesting.  The Druid priests would go from house to house demanding food, and if they were given none, they would speak a curse over the household to cause someone to die within the next year.  They carried with them a large turnip or pumpkin, carved out on the inside with a demonic face carved in the front.  Offerings of food and drink were also put out for the ghosts who came to warm themselves in familiar households. A gray ghost is similar in appearance to a gray alien.  Those who have investigated abductions may see many similarities between the ancient customs and today's testimony from abductees.  It is possible UFOs come from places we cannot comprehend; and the aliens are beings we cannot even understand?  Reality may include concepts, ideas, and factors we never considered. 

Although, most UFO investigators have come to the conclusion we are being visited by advanced alien civilizations, other respected investigators have come to very different conclusions - John A. Keel for example states, "The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon."  " Operation Trojan Horse"

Almost every day, I'm able to obtain creditable reports, photographs or video from reliable people.  It appears the aliens deliberately hide their identity, perhaps to cover up their vulnerabilities.  Many abductees claim they can stop the abductions by a powerful prayer. During this Halloween season it might be worth considering other possibilities for the alien presence.  See for more information on Halloween.


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