5.9 – STRANGE ABDUCTIONS (2.22.13)


The Selma Plateau. Oman. 100 kilometers from the capitol city of Muscat, a treacherous cavern lies deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Discovered in June of 1983, this massive underground chamber is known as Majlis Al Jinn. Translated as “meeting place of the Jinn,” it is one of the largest caves in the world.

“The Jinn is like an Arabic fairy – the genie in the bottle of Aladdin and his lamp. The Jinn can come out of the bottle and grant you three wishes, but those wishes might not turn out the way that you hoped that they would.”

          – Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“In Arab and Islamic traditions, these were a set of beings that were made by God, and in some ways they’re sort of intermediate, between humans and angels. Could they represent a being from another realm of the Universe that we’re not used to? We just don’t know.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

According to descriptions in the Koran, the Jinn are supernatural entities from another dimension that can appear and disappear at will. They are variously described as being both benevolent and malevolent to humans, and often reveal themselves with messages, which can be either good or evil.

“Mystical literature from all over the world has accounts of visitations from magical creatures, angels, gods, what have you. Moses talked to a burning bush. Jacob had angels coming down a ladder. So, we have tales from our familiar culture, and from many others, of some kind of supernatural creatures that interact and interfere, that represent some powers beyond our understanding.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

Spirit beings with sinister motives can also be found in recorded history dating as far back as 2400 BC. The Sumerian king list, a manuscript believed to be over 4,000 years old describes a demon named Lilu – a spirit that seduces women in their sleep. Depictions of supernatural beings, also known as Incubus, and a female counterpart, Succubus, exist in the folklore of various cultures. In each account, Incubus and Succubus can paralyze their victims before having sex with them.

“A female entity would come and have its way with a male victim. That would be the Succubus. An Incubus would be a male version of this. Being unable to breathe, feeling like you’re frozen, these are very, very similar things that happen to people in modern abduction phenomenon.”

– Chris O’Brien (UFO Investigator),
(Author, Stalking the Trickster)

“These stories basically are about how these malignant entities somehow come to people in their sleep, at night time. And it is said that they have sexual intercourse with these beings.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“From time to time, they made a landing, and they simply captured nice-looking girls, sometimes nice-looking men, captured them and take them away. Sometimes, these extraterrestrials had sex with some of our humans, so you have an offspring, and the offspring still has part of the blood of the extraterrestrial.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

But might the legends of Jinn, Incubus and Succubus be describing not demons but alien visitors? Beings with the ability to seduce and psychically abduct humans? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that, throughout history, humans have documented numerous otherworldly communications, both voluntary and involuntary.

“Human beings have been having similar kinds of experiences all along. According to some folklorists, the experience of missing time, of having contact with nonhuman humanoids is the same. It is historically consistent whether people are describing it as being taken by the fairies or whether people are describing being taken by UFO aliens.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

According to native American folklore, tribal priests, known as shamans, are able to reach a higher state of consciousness by communicating telepathically with the spirit world.

“Traditional shamans go into altered states of consciousness, and many of them believe that they are dealing now with spirits. Could these actually be what some people call “Star Beings”?  Beings that are living in another dimension, another level of reality.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“There are many descriptions of shamanic experiences where shamans come into contact with unusual beings, psychically. So, in many ways, shamans are sort of being psychically abducted. You have some revelation of a sort. So, where’s that coming from? Is it possibly coming also from extraterrestrials?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Is possible that seductions and telepathic messages may be a form of abduction, as some believe? And should humans be fearful of what could very well be considered a type of alien mind control? And might we look to the ancient past for proof that otherworldly contact is not only benign, but even essential for our very survival?


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