The other night I watched “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel, which looked into the U. S. government’s cover up of UFO evidence. At the end of the show, one of the investigators divulged that, when he was eight years old, he had seen a UFO while traveling by car with his family. One of the other investigators said that, if they had known that at the beginning of their investigation, he would have thought that maybe his colleague was a little crazy. However, afterward he could just say: “That’s incredible!”
This response is indicative of how far we’ve come as human beings to respect the experiences of others without prejudgment. When someone reveals that they’ve seen a UFO, their credibility is immediately taken into question. Rather than just evaluating the details of the story, a person’s judgment and mental stability come into question.
When I was fifteen years old, I was contacted by a roomful of other-worldly beings who appeared on a small movie screen. Unlike the usual circumstances surrounding such events, such as when a lone person is traveling in a remote location, I was fully conscious in a public place full of adults and children. However, since I was the only subject of the communication, my friends advised me not to talk about it, or people would think I was crazy. So I remained silent for fifteen years, until I was able to tell someone that I trusted. Especially during my silence, I often wondered about the significance of being the object of the communication and if there would be any follow up. (See my post Early Flat Screen Presentation.)
Most people keep their alien contact or sightings secret, because of the skeptical reaction they anticipate. Over the ensuing years, they agonize over thoughts like: “Why me?” “Why was I selected as the recipient of that encounter?” “Does this have some significance in my life?” The investigator on “Decoded” stated that his UFO sighting stood out as one of the wonders of his childhood, yet he wouldn’t talk about it until after the show’s investigation had sufficiently backed up his credibility. Earlier on the show, Story Musgrave, a former NASA astronaut, pointed out the statistical certainty that intelligent life must exist on other planets and that some could be billions of years more technologically advanced than we are.
While living in California about fifteen years ago, I was also fortunate enough to be witness to a small group of craft passing over our property. Within a period of about two weeks Leo had called me outside several times to see some ships, but it took me too long to exit the house and courtyard to reach him on the hillside garden where he was working. Then, one day I threw down what I was doing and rushed outside, just in time to see three small craft moving westward about fifty feet above the house. They were rather small, about the size of small helicopters, but they were angular in shape and had small triangular wings. As I looked up at them flying in a v-shaped formation, they appeared to be made of a translucent material through which light passed, but I couldn’t see the interior or if they were manned. They passed by silently at no more than 20 mph. I was so excited as I watched them leave my field of vision over the hillside! Then, about thirty seconds later, a B-3 bomber came over us, and followed the path of the small crafts. The B-3’s engine was loud and it looked out of place compared to the advanced-looking crafts.
When I saw the UFO’s, I was with someone who wasn’t afraid to talk about what we had seen. The following day at the local coffee shop, Leo and I related our sighting to a couple of acquaintances, who had been pilots during World War II. The pilots asked questions about the structure, position, airspeed and heading of the craft. Although it felt strange to talk about what we had seen, we were talking to experts that understood the experience, and I’ve never questioned the event since.
Carrying the secret of childhood abuse is a similar burden to having witnessed a UFO event, although much more painful, of course. In both cases, you’re not supposed to tell or talk about your experience. You’re forced to carry around your secret, because of the fear that your story will trigger ridicule, reprisal or hurtful criticism. You might fear that, once your secret is revealed, you will be ostracized and that the skeptical reactions of even those closest to you might be too overwhelming and will ultimately change their perception of you as a person.
Just as the world is coming around to questioning the government cover up of UFO activity, the cover up practices of the abuse of children by religious organizations like the catholic church are finally being examined. When prestigious people like heads of state, military personnel or scientists state that they have witnessed UFO events, the public never questions their integrity; it was a remarkable experience. When celebrities reveal their childhood abuse, it’s seen as a factor in driving their success. For most of us, it’s a painful process of wondering if we’ll be perceived as dysfunctional or ‘damaged goods’. However, many more people are finally letting go of their fear of exposure.
As I’ve grown to love myself over the years, I’ve learned to talk about what happened to me, since withholding the information had been a negative impediment to my well-being. You are the product of your experiences so, if you keep events like a UFO sighting or childhood abuse a secret, the effects of not speaking out can be more harmful than just telling it like it is. Just pick your audience; there are some people out there who will listen without judging you. When you’re ready to let go, remember to refuse and release the negativity that you’ve been accepting. You’ll feel better, happier and much lighter!
NOTE: The illustrations posted here are only to suggest what the UFO that Leo and I saw looked like. It didn’t look like either sketch but more like a composite of both (the 2nd relating only to the translucency of the metal).
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