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Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Pope

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:23:31 -0000
Fwd Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 12:33:10 -0500
Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Pope

>From: Thiago Luiz Ticchetti <thiagolt.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 15:51:15 -0300
>Subject: UFOs & Fairies?

>I would like to know if anyone has information about the
>correlation between UFOs and fairies, mythology, legends,
>folklore and so on.


Many people have made such a correlation. Perhaps the two most
notable are folklorist Thomas E. Bullard and author Jacques
Vallee. Bullard's "UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery" is
worth a look, as are Vallee's books, especially "Passport to
Magonia" and "Dimensions".

I summarised some of these correlations in the first chapter of
my book on alien abductions, "The Uninvited". Some modern
accounts of alien abductions certainly have similarities with
older accounts of human encounters with the little people. This
is apparent, for example, with the Tylwyth Teg of Welsh
mythology or the Celtic tales of Oisin and the Tir na n'Og. Time
relativity is a motif common to the old and the new. Those who
encounter fairy folk often return home to find years have
elapsed, when they thought they had been gone for only a short
time. The parallel with the so-called "missing time" of modern
abduction accounts is intriguing. The theme of fairies stealing
babies and replacing them with changelings has parallels with
the missing fetuses and human/alien hybridisation programs
postulated by some abduction researchers.

To cite an example from my own casefiles, I was working with an
abductee who had deliberately not spoken to her young son about
her experiences. She reported to me that one day the babysitter
had asked the boy if he wished to sleep in the playroom at the
top of the stairs, where he sometimes slept. The child's reply
was as follows:

"I don't want to sleep in that room. If I do, the bad fairies
will come and take me away."

Best wishes,

Nick Pope

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