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Extraterrestrial Contacts in the Hudson Valley sightings?

Source: Philip J.Imbrogno


Summary: In the Hudson Valley area alone, there has been more than 7,000 reports of UFOs over the past seven years. To my surprise many people in the area felt that they had contact with a non-human intelligence from another world.

Are human beings now in contact with some unkown extraterrestrial intelligence? UFO investigators from all across the country report that the number of Contact cases has risen over 200% in the last five years! It is my feeling that there could be something very concrete to this contact phenomena and we should all take a much more serious attitude toward it.

Contact In The Hudson Valley ---------------------------

During my research in the Northeast section of the United States, I have found a good number of people you had an continue to have UFO encounters. Most of these witnesses started out with and ordinary sighting and now after many UFO related experiences feel they are in contact with the intelligence behind the UFOs.

In the Hudson Valley area alone, there has been more than 7,000 reports of UFOs over the past seven years. To my surprise many people in the area felt that they had contact with a non-human intelligence from another world.At first I found these cases strange and a little disturbing since in most cases this type of report is picked up by the media who attempt to discredit it by ridiculing the witness. Needless to say this hurts UFOlogy in general. During the early part of my investigation into the Hudson Valley Phenomena, I did my best to keep these cases away from the public eye. The first call of order was to prove that something strange was in the sky and that the UFO that thousands of people have been seeing is not something conventional, like "planes in formation".

As time went on the cases of contact in the area began to escalate. I knew then that some of these cases had to be researched. In response to this, A UFO conference was organized by Peter Gersten and myself. The conference took place during september of 1987 and the theme was to explore the possibility that a non-human intelligence was in contact with people in the area.

The speakers were Whitley Strieber, Budd Hopkins,John Keel, Ellen Crystall and myself. At the end of tweleve hours about 900 people attended and over 200 filled out report forms stating that they thought they had contact with the UFO intelligence. The actual number really surprised me greatly, and we were only touching the tip of the iceberg.

Out of the 200 reports a primilary investigation proved that 120 of them could be unreliable, so only 90 were selected for study. They are listed below and broken down into to five categories.

Type / Contact Number

Abductions 19

Channeling 10

Entity Communication 15

Sighting with telepathy 40

CE-III cases only 6

I will clarify each of the above categories below:

Abduction; Those people who claim to have been taken aboard an alien craft and meeting the intelligence that operates it.

Channeling: Those people who claim to be in mental contact with a non-human or super human intelligence. Most communication is done by automatic writing,verbally or diagrams.

Entity Communication: Those who have met a human like or non-human like being and had verbal or mental face to face communication.In most cases the person is left with some type of information, but in some cases no information is exchanged during the contact.

Sighting With telepathy: a sighting of a UFO in which the witnesses feels some type of communication is taking place between them and the intelligence in the UFO. As you can see this made up of the bulk of reports that I investigated.

CE-III only: Those people who have encountered a strange being, but no communication was made. Some time the encounter is near a landed UFO,sometimes there is no UFO in sight.

I will now present Two cases studies of contact from my research along with my findings. It must be remembered that the case studies are very long and complex,so I will only present the core of the data. Abductions -----------

The abduction phenomena is wide spread across the country. Pioneer researchers like Budd Hopkins have brought many cases to light. It was no surprise to me that when the UFO sightings began in the Hudson Valley that soon abduction cases would follow. One particular case that was brought to my attention concerned a computer scientist in his early twenties. To protect the person identity I shall call him "Ray".

On March 13 1988 at 10:00 P.M "Ray" was driving home on Route 116 in Croton Falls, New York. The route is a lonely dark road with no lights with a large reservoir on his left and woods on the right. He was driving home >from a friend's home in the area of Croton Falls to his home in New Castle, New York.

"Ray" noticed a number of very bright white lights off to his left just above the reservoir. the lights seemed too low to be a plane and looked like they were several hundred yards away. The pine trees along the side of the road partially obstructed his view, so he continued to drive, but slowly until he came to a clearing.

He then stopped his car rolled down his window and watched the lights as they continued to approach. He then pulled himself half way out of the car through the window and sat on the car door. As he watched the lights, he noticed that they were connected to some type of very dark structure. There was no sound from the object and it was about 20 feet above the tree line. As the UFO passed over his car, he looked up to see this large triangular object which was about 100 feet from end to end slowly pass over his car.

He looked up and noticed that the object only had lights in the front and the underside was in sections and had depth, and receded inward. Inside the receded area he saw white flashes of light. He compared these flashes with that of a strobe light. Then something strange took place. The next thing he knew, he was back in the car and driving down the road and the object was gone.

When he got home he found it very hard to sleep. For the next several days "Ray" would wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat with his heart pounding feel very confused. He knew somehow that these sudden episodes of night terror had to do something with the UFO sighting.

I arranged to have "Ray" hypnotized by Dr. Jean Mundy, a certified Psychologist who practices in New York City and a well known UFO researcher. The result of the hypnotic session indicated that "Ray" experienced an abduction on Route 116 during his sighting.The case is very long and involved. I will only give a synopsis of the information that was brought out during that session.

"Ray's" Abduction ----------------- While the object was passing over his car, "Ray" somehow was drawn out of the car window and into the UFO. He found himself lying on a table in a dark room. There were several beings standing on each side of him, and the being next to his left side was moving some type of instrument around his head. He tried to move but his legs felt paralyzed. Ray described the beings as typical "greys", that are often described in UFO literature. He noticed their eyes were round, and not slanted, as often reported.

One of the beings then inserted something up his nose which caused "Ray" extreme pain. The feeling he had was as if cotton was being shoved up his nostril. While remembering this part of the hypnosis "Ray" began to cry out in pain and his nose began to get red and swell.

After the insert procedure, "Ray" was allowed to get up. He was escorted by one of the beings to a control pannel. The being was short and was only as high as "Ray"'s chest( "Ray" is about five foot 9). At no time was there any verbal communication, but "Ray" knew where they wanted him to go and what they wanted him to do. He saw this control pannel which was like a greyish material with many projections and knobs. He thought that these might be some type of controls.

"Ray" then found himself back in his car driving down the road. "Ray" feels that the beings will someday come back for him and this time he will not be returned for him. His entire life has changed since the incident. He feels as if he is in some form of mental contact with the beings that he met. He feels as if he is gathering information for them. For example "Ray" may be listening to music, and a voice inside his head will say "Tell us about this music, how does it make you feel". "Ray" is not able to control these requests,they can come at any time while he is experiencing something in his every day life.

"Ray"'s case is unusual, but not unique when compared to the many cases that I have investigated in the Hudson Valley.

Channeling -----------

The channeling phenomenon seems to be a new craze across the country. When I was approached by individuals who claimed to be in contact with a super human intelligence, my first response was a negative one. Since 1986 I have invesigated the claims of at least 40 people who say they are channeling a higher intelligence that is extraterrestrial in nature.My research proved to my satisfaction that 90% of these people proved to be in contact with nothing more than their own imagination.The other 10% are interesting,but require additional research.From the ten cases, selected >from the conference data, only one stands out. This person is the only one that really made me consider that he may be in contact with an intelligence that is not of this Earth.

Dean Fagerstrom is a 57 year old resident of Putnam Lake New York. When I first met Dean in 1982 he was Working as a night watchman. I found Dean intelligent, articulate and to say the least fascinating.

As an adult Dean's experiences began in November of 1966 while in the army stationed in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He lived down town, about a mile from the base.One night at two o'clock in the morning while sitting in his apartment while working on a number sequence for the lottery, he had the feeling he was not alone. He id not feel alarmed by the awareness, but curious. Finally he got up and walked around the living room and when he found no one he returned to his seat where he was working with the numbers on a white board. As he looked at the white board a human like face began to appear before his eyes. The face filled up just about all of the two by three board. As the image got clearer, he saw that it was not one face, but two. There was a bluish shimmer around the edges of this image,one image was that of a man wuth tawny hair, not quite shoulder length, and a woman with slightly darker hair, a little shorter Then he heard a voice close to his ear identify the names of the beings that he saw. The male gave his name as" Donestra" and his wife's name as" Kilestra", although he did not say "wife", but rather "mate".

This Donestra then told Dean, that Dean has studied many things and they have been receiving his thought projections because the mind is a powerful transmitter. Donestra also told Dean that the images he is now seeing are not real, but holographic projections. Dean was then told that this being and his mate were amoung thousands of other individuals from various planets throughout the near regions of our solar system and beyond.Donestra told Dean that they have been studying the Earth for many years and that our planetary and human condition interested them greatly.

After several minutes of conversation the communication came to a close and Dean was asked not to mention to any one for a while what he had seen and heard. Dean was told to watch the skies in the next few days, he did and claims he saw a craft of" amazing design and aerial ability". This was to prove to Dean that the contact he had was real and not an hallucination. Between 1966 and 1967 Dean was to continue to have contact with Donestra.

In 1967 Dean was discharged from the service and he moved to Brewster, New York. Things were quiet, and the year went by uneventful. But on January 19th 1968 at 4:30 in the morning Dean had another extraterrestrial contact, this time it would change the rest of his life.

Dean woke up at that hour and saw a bluish shimmer in the upper corner of the room.He also heard an incredible high frequency buzzing sound. Gradually, an object materialized about three inches in diameter, round, resembling an old fashion microphone.

This object came nearer and nearer until it halted before Dean's face at a distance of no more than a foot. This object stood their,suspended in mid air and continued to oscillate. As Dean watched, something projected itself >from the center of the disk and extended out four or five inches, it resembled an "ice pick". It seemed to Dean that it was some type of probe and came to within three inches of his forehead. The probe then emitted a very intense vibration that shook his head and neck. Dean lay in bed helpless, but not paralyzed. The object then became quiet, then it disappeared.

The next day, Friday morning, Dean got into his car went to a store and began buying graph paper, triangles, compasses and various drafting instruments. The buying spree did not seem to be under his control, nor did he understand why he was buying these things.

Dean collected his purchases and went home and for the next three weeks began making drawings of various types of alien machinery. Dean did not know why he was doing this, but thought this Donestra person might have something to do with it. Dean had no idea of what the devices were that he was drawing.

The drawings were done in an unusual manner; Dean had no notion of what he was doing,but felt strongly motivated to complete the drawings. He would place a piece of graph paper in front of him and s bluish dots would appear. The dots instructed him where to draw the lines. Also he seemed to have a pre-knowledge of what color or shade to place in a particular part of the diagrams. After three weeks and many hours behind closed doors Dean Completed 32 diagrams and several pages of some unkown symbols.(Two of these diagrams appear in this issue, as well as one page of the symbols.

Dean held on to these diagrams since 1968,then turned them over to me in 1982. He said that he was instructed to do so by Donestra and that I would know what to do with them when the time comes.

The diagrams have been looked at by many professional people,a physicist, an electrical enginner, a professional artist, a master draftsman and even Dr. Hynek looked at them. Everyone was very impressed with them, and the draftsman stated that it would take someone with at least twenty years experience to produce something of that quality.

Dean Fagerstrom continues his contacts till this day. It would take an entire book to explore some of the material he has produced, and a lifetime to research it. You may write to Dean Fagerstrom at One Allen Road, Putnam Lake New York.

Entity Communication ----------------------

This type of case invloves beings materializing to a witnesses out of thin air. Since 1986, 10 cases of this type have been brought to my attention in the Hudson Valley. Since the publication of my book Night Siege, The Hudson Valley UFO siightings in 1987 and my previous articles in UFO UNIVERSE, I have received well over 50 letters from all over the country from people who experienced this type of contact.

In over 80% of the cases the time of the contact seems to be from 2-4 A.M and the place , the witnesses bedroom. The stories are very similar and they tell of the witnesses being woke up by the being,not physically but by a strong mental impression. The beings are usually described the same, tall slim, with long hair(Mostly blonde but, in some rare cases black).The majority of the beings reported are male, with very few females reported. It is interesting to note that the tall blonde beings seems to be taking part in this type of contact, while the little Greys are responsible for the abductions. In this type of contact 92% of the contactees were women.

Many times some type of information is given to the witnesses.The information is usually to predict major natural catastrophies and future UFO sightings. In all the cases explored none of the information that is given to the person contacted checks out. In most cases the person is paralyzed while the enitity proceeds with the communication. In all the cases explored the witnesses is never allowed to speak.

Sighting with Telepathy -----------------------

Some people who spotted the Hudson Valley UFO felt a strong connection with the UFO and themselves. At times they felt as if the object(or the intelligence inside the object) could read their minds. After these sightings these witnesses continued to feel a strong bond between the UFO and themselves. These people who had this feeling during their intial sighting in the Hudson Valley, continued to have additional sightings, some later experienced one type of contact listed above. These reports are fully documented in my book NIGHT SIEGE, which was co-authored with the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Mr. Bob Pratt. Prearranged UFO Photos? -----------------------

We have seen many UFO photographs in the past twenty years. In some cases it seems that the photograph was the result of more than an accident. This may be the case of Travis Ward a Greenwich resident who on January 22 in the early morning hours took the following UFO photo. Was his camera set up at the right place at the right time? Or was it more than a stroke of luck?

CE-III Cases _____________

The number of CE-III cases that have been reported to me involve the little grey humanoids in and around the Hudson Valley of New York. These cases seem to be on the rise since August of 1987 and are currently under investigation. In some of the cases contact was made without the classical abduction. Many reports that have been brought to my attention all seem to be of the classical "grey" beings described in the books, COMMUNION and INTRUDERS. At times these creatures have been reported around a a UFO that is close to the ground,but sometimes no UFO is seen at all.

If you had a CONTACT experience I would like to hear from you. You can write me at PO Box 4218, Greenwich, Ct 06830

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Contact of the Fourth Kind

(Abductions in the Hudson Valley area of New York)

By. Philip J. Imbrogno

Over the past five years the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area have been the scene of a massive number of UFO sightings. The numbers of reports are so great that I believe this area has the highest number of raw UFO sighting reports in the entir e world. These reports are documented in my book NIGHT SIEGE THE HUDSON VALLEY UFO SIGHTS which I co-authored with the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Mr. Bob Pratt.

I have been asked over the years by many UFO researchers if there have been any close encounter-abduction type cases in the Hudson Valley . My answer to most was No.Only to few did I admite that there were abduction cases and plenty of them. This denial of such cases was at the request of Dr. Hynek since he wanted NIGHT SIEGE to be a documentation of the many UFO reports in the Hudson Valley.D. Hynek also wanted to keep these cases quiet until we had more data about the sightings in the area.

With so many reports over the years and with the sighting still continuing it was only a matter of time before the growing number of Abduction cases in the Hudson Valley had to be dealt with.

To this date I have been contacted by at least 75 people who feel as if they had more than a sighting. Of the 75 there are 25 that would be suitable for further study.Of these twenty five ten come from professional backrounds.All do not want any type o f publicity. I will explore two of these cases in this article. At the witnesses request, I have changed their names to protect them.I would also like to inform the reader that Whitley Strieber, author of the best selling book COMMUNION experiences took place in the Hudson Valley area. Since the publication of his book many people have come forward with incredible stories,people who would otherwise would have kept silent.

On July 2 1987 I received a call from a 36 year old woman from Toms River New Jersey who I shall call Gail. Gail was very troubled on the phone and insisted that she talk to me about a UFO related experience that she had. During the last part of June (1 987) as she was lying down on her bed, she felt some what uneasy as if someone was watching her.The time was Ten PM. She then heard a voice say" We have come for you..You will not be hurt." She then realized that her entire body was paralyzed and that she could only move her eyes.Gail was lying on her back and noticed that three beings stood in the doorway to her bedroom. She was alone in the house at the time,but does live there with her seventeen year old daughter who was away visiting her father in Croton Falls N.Y. Gail is divorced.

Three beings were dressed in something that looked like tightly fitting jumpsuits and stood in a single row,one behind the other. The leader, according to Gail seemed to have a problem getting into the room. It was as if sometype of invisible sheild was blocking his way. He lifted up his hand and pressed them against the invisible sheild,then he put his hand>4^[e light in the hall was dim,and she could not see their features. She noticed they were about five feet tall with very long arms.

The leader then took some type of rod out from a side pocket and turned the bottom of it. The rod then glowed with a green light and he passed it over the doorway area. They then walked into the room without any effort. As they entered the room still in a single file she noticed that they had large heads and eyes that looked like a cats which wrapped around their heads. She never heard them talk but heard all kinds on buzzing noises in her head when the leader communicated with the others.

Gail tried to scream but could not,she could only move her eyes.The leader placed himself on her right side and then one of them went to the foot of the bed and the other on the left side of the bed. The beings on each side of her then placed their hand s under her head and raised it up. She then noticed that the one on her left took a tube of what like like a narrow roll of white cotton and started pushing it up her left nostril.At that moment she felt extreme pain in her head and then started to lose co nscious. She felt as if she was falling from a great height,then she does not remeber anymore.

The next thing she recalls is waking up at 8am with a very bad headache. As she walked to the bathroom her nose (both nostrils started to bleed. She felt as if something was stuck up her nose,but nothing was there. She looked in the bathroom mirror and noticed her nose was swollen and puffy.She she noticed a rash on her neck,legs and slightly on her arms.

She had hoped that the experience from that last night was a dream and tried to block it out of her head. When her daughter arrived home that night she told her about what happened.Gail told me that before she even finsihed with her story her daughter s tarted shaking and then told her that on the same night, about the same time she and her father were followed by a UFO on route 116 near Croton Falls New York. She described to her mother a large dark craft triangular in shape that paced the car for five m inutes above tree top level.

I found this report very interesting since Croton falls is near the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York and that loney route has been the site of more than one Close Encounter over the past five years. I also found it interesting that both mother and daughter had a experience with the paranormal at the same time.

There is more to this case than meets the eye. The daughter and father accrording to my findings may have had as much as thirty minutes missing time. If this is so and if both were abducted then the experience happened to father,mother and daughter at t he same time!.

Gail's rash and headaches continued for a few days then disappeared. I plan to have Gail undergo hypnosis in the near future by a certified psychologist. The story does not end here. Several weeks latter I received a call from Gail telling me that it ha ppened again. She said"Those creatures came back the same time and they did the same thing"She continued"It was as if I was watching a movie of the first time they came,they did exactly the same thing.Including having trouble getting into the doorway to th e bedroom.My daughter was once again away visiting her father."

This case is still under study, but intial findings indicate that both Gail and her daughter may have a history of interactions with the intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon.

The second case I would like to cover took place on July 19th 1984 during the peak of activity in the Hudson Valley. the sighting involved a Close Encounter, Missing time and abduction. If this was a real expereince then the implications are fantastic. In all the cases that I chose to study all the witnesses related the truth,or what they thought was the truth.There is no doubt in my mind that their stories are not hoaxes since none would have nothing to gain by going public with their experiences.

Bill (as we shall refer to him) is a thirty two year old computer programmer for a major scientific-engineering corportation that helped design the major componets for the new NASA Hubble space telescope. On July 19th 1984, at about ten-thirty pm, Bill w as leaving work and heading west on Highway I-84. As he approached the Taconic Parkway ramp in Dutchess county New York he noticed a very bright almost circular object off to the north. The object seemed to be just sitting there in the sky and the lights w ere very bright white. As he watched the object it began to move and it was at that time he noticed a dark mass behind it which blocked out the brighter light polluted night sky. He continued to drive on 84 and soon lost sight of the object. He then brushe d the entire incident off his mind and thought"Oh it must have been those guys from Stormville flying those planes faking a UFO" He then drove on listening to his radio.

He then turned off the route 52 exit near Stormville New York and began traveling north. The time now was close to eleven PM and the roads were quite desolate. He came to a clearing where there was a large field and noticed a large dark mass sitting in the field about 200 yards from the road. At first he thought that it was a new home,but then he knew there was no house there since he went this way just last night and the field was empty. As a matter of fact Bill drove this way home and passed the field everynight and never saw a house there.

Bill slowed down the car"This thing was huge and dark",he said.The strange thing was it was almost the same shape as a big barn,but it seemed more tapered toward the sides and very smooth. As he watched, the dark object rose into the air without a sound . This really upset Bill since he was the only car on the road. The object then rose higher and higher. All that Bill could see was the dark mass slowly rising into the air. It was now about twice as high as the trees and it moved slowly towards Bill who w as still in the car. Bills radio then started to sound "funny" he said that the music on the radio sounded like a tape player ,playing music with very weak batteries. The voices and the music sounded out of tune.

Bill then put his car into gear and sped away from the object. His heart was racing as he drove up the road at about fifty miles and hour.Bill then lost sight of the object and continued to drive at a slower rate of speed.After several minutes he notice d a glow up ahead over a hill. As he approached the crest of the hill there the object was! It was about 300 feet above the trees and was all lit up with rows of white and yellow lights. He then stopped his car and turned off the engine and the lights. He was hoping that who ever was in the thing would not see him. The object then turned off its lights and he could see this huge dark mass slolwy drifting toward him. The object passed right over his car,he could now see its shape,it was triangular. Bill told me"I don't want to make light of this,but the ship looked like one of the star destroyers in Star Was" The underside was the same shape,although I did not see the top.

The object passed over Bill, as he looked up he saw circular areas underneath the UFO. These circular areas seemed to be like tunnels leading into the object. Inside these circular tunnels there was a white flashing,similar to the flashing of a white st robe light (we had several reports of this white flashing effect from past CE cases in the Hudson Valley, also the circular areas have been reported numerous times before). Bill told me there was no sound.He estimated its size to be at least 300 feet from end to end.

Then something strange took place. The last thing Bill remembers is watching it go over his car,he did not see it leave. The next thing he knows he is at the bottom of the hill 600 feet from the position he was when the UFO passed over his parked car. T he object itself was gone. He was not sure what time it was when he watched the object passed over his car,but he feels it was most likely about eleven-thirty PM. The time was now tweleve -fifteen. He started his drive home upset and with a very stiff neck .

When he arrived home he told his wife about his sighting. She was worried to begin with since he was almost and hour late. That night Bill woke up yelling in the night"saying get away from me!" His wife said that the nightmares continued for a while at least twice a week . Bill told to me that the he was not sure of what the nightmare was, but he knew something was after him. As time went on Bill was afriad to drive at night alone. He even had to insist to his boss not to put him on the evening or night shift at his job. Finally Bill wanted to find out more since the experience of the UFO and the fearful dreams tormented him. It wasen't until 1987 that Bill contacted me and told me his story. Bill Had seen Budd Hopkins(author of the book INTRUDERS) on a n umber of shows and asked me if would be possible for him to be hypnotized. Hearing Budd on TV talk about the abductions made him fearful and he wanted to make sure that this did not happen to him. I arranged to have Bill meet with a certified psychologist that I occasionally use to perform hypnosis.The following is a brief transcript of Bills encounter under hypnosis. He first related seeing the object on 84 and then the object in the field and then in the sky over the hill, it is then that his voice become s fearful.

Bill" I see it now its that thing! Its coming in my direction!. Iam going to turn off my car lights. maybe then wont see me and go away. Its huge......Oh my God what is it!. Theres someone standing in the road he is now walking toward the car. Who are yo u!...... He's saying something to me "don't be fearful we need you...you have been selected". Selected for what,get away!. I feel strange like I am floating in the air,its all dark. I am now on this table and these guys are all around me,six of them. Two a re at my head and two on the sides(two on each side). My legs and arms are like dead weights I can't move them.

(Bill is then asked to describe them)

"These guys are small, large heads with round eyes,the eyes are all black I can see no pupils in them,they remind me of sharks eyes. They are dressed in sometype of black and white skin type suits. I can't see their hands. The one at my head is moving so me type of device that looks like a portable car vacuum cleaner up and down the left side of my head. It vibrates my entire head,it feels like a drill going through my head... STOP! it hurts.. He tells me that they are looking for something and found it.

I now can feel my legs and arms they are allowing me to get up. They are very small only up to the bottom part of my chest (Bill is six foot one inch) The others are now over some type of pannel. Two of them are leading me by the arms. I asked them where they were from"The one on my right leading said"We are from here" I didn't understand the answer. I asked him if they planned to let me go. he replied "Yes but we will see you again" He told me that they need us because they have trouble living in our wor ld. He said they come from a place which is very ugly when compared to our world and they would rather live here,but can't. I told him that I would remember and tell every one about this. He said I would remember in time but there are forces in your own(?) which will stop you from telling anyone about this experience." Bill then found himself back in the car. Bill now recalls every aspect of the experience. It was a very real experience to him.

There are about a dozen other cases similar to Bill's and Gail's.In The Hudson Valley area.Can all of these people who have had UFO abductions and sightings in this part of the country be experiencing sometype of mass hysteria? I don't think so. The evid ence indicates that there is some type of non-human intelligence at work. If the case histories of the total experiences are true then we all better work together to get to the bottom of this.

In 1987 Peter Gersten a Peekskill New York attorney put together a new organization called CONTACT. Peter who is known for his work in obtaining UFO related documents from goverment agencies organized CONTACT in response to the great number of Close Enc ounter cases in the New York area. Peter had some of the top UFologist flown in from all over the country to meet at his Peekskill home. Amoung them were Tracy Torme, Budd Hopkins, Jim Mc Cambell and this author. On September 27 CONTACT organized a free UF O public conference in Brewster New York. The theme of the conference was to explore the adbuction phenomena and the possibility that some people have been in contact with a non-human intelligence.Speakers at the conference included John Keel. Whitley Stri eber and Budd Hopkins. Over 900 people attended the 12 hour conference and 200 filled out forms who felt they had a contact experience.

Then during the first several months of 1988 Peter Gersten dissolved CONTACT and as of the date of this publication CONTACT is no longer in existence. The reasons for this are not clear but Peter still maintains a UFO Hotline where callers can get up to date information about UFO sightings.

Article ID: 1087


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