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Aliens Exist Say Researchers & Audience Members

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 06:47:47 -0800
Fwd Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:19:34 -0500
Subject: Aliens Exist Say Researchers & Audience Members 

Source: Arizona Daily WildCat


February 24, 2004

Aliens exist, say researchers, abducted audience members

By Sarah Stanton
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Alien abductees and university professors who specialize in
extraterrestrial research gathered last night at University
Medical Center to share their out-of-this-world experiences.

UA professor Gary Schwartz emceed a free lecture titled
"Evidence for Extraterrestrial Life?"

More than 50 people attended the event, which featured two
documentaries and a question-and-answer session with two doctors
who believe that extraterrestrial life exists in some form.

Schwartz, the director of the UA's Human Energy Systems Lab,
said, "Our lab works in controversial areas, but the topic
tonight is extremely controversial."

Dr. Lynne Kitei, a cardiologist from Phoenix, recounted her
numerous UFO sightings and showed the audience a documentary
featuring her home video of the phenomena, titled "The Phoenix

Kitei had her first UFO sighting in 1995. She was taking a bath
when her husband started screaming to her from their bedroom to
come see the unusual lights that were "hovering" outside the

Kitei described the lights as "three amber orbs, each about 3 to
6 feet in diameter, about 50 to 75 feet above us, hovering in a
triangular formation."

She took video and still photos of the lights as they "dimmed

Two years later, on March 13, 1997, Kitei said a mass UFO
sighting occurred in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Up to
10,000 people saw the orbs of light that Kitei described as they
waited to see the Hale-Bopp comet.

Panic ensued as people called the police departments and fire
departments. No one knew what caused the unusual lights that
some described as being attached to some sort of ship that was
said to be more than a mile long, she said.

Kitei called Luke Air Force base and could not obtain any
information. She contacted the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, where
one air traffic controller and one commercial pilot reported
seeing the lights. Nothing showed up on the radar.

The mystery went unsolved until 2000, when the National Guard
staged an air show to prove to the public that an Air Force
maneuver was behind the mysterious "Phoenix lights." They flew
planes with flares attached to them over the city to "re-enact"
the event.

But the people who had witnessed the real Phoenix lights,
including Kitei, were still skeptical.

Kitei contacted Schwartz, who was reluctant to take on the

"To tell you the truth, I didn't really want to see her," he

But Schwartz found Kitei's evidence very convincing and said
that she was "alarmingly sane."

"I could not give up my intellectual integrity," he said.

Schwartz went on to write the foreword to Kitei's book.

Kitei also told the audience that she had a near-death
experience as a child, has also had out-of-body experiences and
believes she is telepathic.

The evening got more out-of-this-world as Dr. John Mack, a
professor of psychiatry at Harvard University, took the stage
with his documentary titled "Touched," which chronicles his
research on alien abductions.

Mack, who conducted extensive clinical analysis of supposed
abductees, said he did not find any psychological disturbances
that could account for their behavior.

One man said he was abducted by aliens and taken into their
spacecraft, where sperm samples were taken, and he was forced to
mate with an alien female.

A woman claimed to have mothered hybrid alien-human children.

Skepticism of these phenomena is widespread. Harvard conducted a
14-month investigation into Mack's research, concerned that he
was connecting Harvard with a subject controversial, according
to Mack's documentary.

But they did not take any action against Mack and ultimately
allowed him to continue his research.

There are also many people who believe these phenomena are real.
When Kitei asked how many people in the audience were
"believers," almost all of the people raised their hands.

One woman in the audience claimed to be an alien abductee

"I just wanted to say that I am an abductee, and the experience
has always been positive and exciting for me," she said.

Kitei said it is probable that intelligent extraterrestrial life

"Our solar system is relatively young. There may be beings that
are billions of years more advanced than we are. We may be
looking for FM on the AM dial," she said.

Schwartz said we as a culture need to stop denying reliable data
on controversial subjects.

"Shakespeare said, 'To be or not to be; that is the question.'
But for us, it's, 'To see or not to see; that is the question,"
he said.

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