Whitley Strieber is
the author of a number of books about alien visitors. He's been extremely
successful as an author of these autobiographical
stories of creatures from somewhere other than earth taking him into a
ship and doing all sorts of things with him and to him. For a long
time, Strieber made great pains to separate himself from the UFOologists
that he once called probably the cruellest [sic], nastiest and craziest people
I have ever encountered. This was 1991, in the cover letter of
his journal, The Communion Letter. The thrust of that particular
cover letter was that he was going to stop the publication of the Letter,
as he believed that it had run its course. You can read the whole
at the end of the page.
But things didn't stay that
Now, 8 years later, Strieber
is Art Bell's permanent guest host. He received an award as UFOlogist
of the Year at the recent National UFO Conference.
Compare this statement, at this Conference:
Somebody's having a close
encounter right now. Somebody's seeing a UFO right now, in this very area.
Somebody's getting abducted.
to this statement in the
cover letter linked above:
[The UFOlogists'] interpretation
of the visitor experience is rubbish from beginning to end. The "abduction
reports" that they generate are not real. They are artifacts of hypnosis
and cultural conditioning.
He was actually one of us
back in 1991. What happened, Whit? Please come back to us!