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 http://members.tripod.com/~KarleenP/holidays/HALLOWEEN.htm
for more information on Halloween.