High Strangeness: Alien Evolution

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Alien Evolution

So it turns out that aliens evolve, and rather quickly at that. I learned this at the Burlington Vortex Conference last month, and, unlike the bit about the dimwit alien "greys" dropping their human abductees off at the wrong addresses, this claim actually seems to have some evidence behind it.

It was related by someone who knows a thing or two about aliens, Kathleen Marden, whose aunt and uncle Betty and Barney Hill are two of the most famous UFO abductees of all time. Marden was 13 when her aunt and uncle were abducted by a aliens in a UFO on a deserted highway in New Hampshire in 1961 ("The Interrupted Journey," 7/27/11), and the abduction has shaped Marden's life since then. She has spent most of her adult life studying alien abduction cases and trying to understand why they happen and what they mean, and her presentation of her research is pretty fascinating.

One of the most intriguing aspects to me was the evolution angle, although evolution may not be the right word for what Marden was describing. It may be more accurate to say that aliens have changed their style over the years. Back in 1962, when Barney & Betty had their experience, for instance, aliens showed a strong preference for abducting humans outdoors in isolated locations: deserted highways, derelict shipyards, abandoned forests and the like. This suggests that the aliens like fresh air. I'm sure it suggests a lot of other things, too, but that's the first thing that comes to mind. But, Marden says, the aliens have changed their approach since then... These days they are more likely to abduct humans in their bedrooms. The humans' bedrooms, not the aliens'. I don't think aliens have bedrooms, or pajamas, and I'm not even sure if they sleep.

But back to the story. The fact that aliens in 2011 prefer to abduct their victims directly from the victims' bedrooms suggests that fresh air is no longer a big thing to the aliens. Also, who would you rather abduct: someone who is awake and screaming hysterically, or someone who is sleeping like a baby and maybe drooling a little out of the corner of his or her mouth?

How else have the aliens changed things up over the years? Well, when Betty & Barney were abducted back in 1962, their alien captors wore uniforms that covered their entire bodies, and wore hats with visors, similar to baseball caps. This suggests that the aliens had just come from a ball game or were on their way to a ball game when they abducted the Hills, although there is no evidence to back this up.

In 2001, the aliens sport a much different look. Gone are the full-body uniforms and the baseball caps. These days, you're most likely to be abducted by an alien grey who is grey all over, so to speak. That's right. Nekkid aliens. I'm not sure if that constitutes a change in style so much as an abandonment of style, but it does help explain why the aliens don't abduct people out in the woods anymore...

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