By Sandy Nichols
Is any belief that farfetched if the believer believes it to be true? Everything we believe should be perceived on an individual level since we are all unique individuals born with unique perspectives concerning life, all life. We can’t prove that love exists, but we know it does. Are we all supposed to love in the exact same way?
For example…There are two men married to two different women. Each man loves his wife, and we take their word that they do love their wives. But let us say that before each man met his wife, fell in love and married her, that each man had met the other man’s wife before the original two couples had ever met. Would each of these new meetings produce a love that would have led to marriage? Would the same attractions that each man found with his original wife be found in the other man’s wife?
I use a similar analogy in some of my writings when it comes to the UFO and abduction phenomenon. Every person born was born as a unique individual with the gift of free will so that we could form our own unique beliefs. Even though we were born with this free will, contributing factors through life, especially in our younger years, helped to define our beliefs. A person born into a very bible-based religious family may look upon UFO’s and ET-type beings as demons or devils trying to deceive mankind. A person born into a family with a New Age attitude may look upon ET’s as wise space brothers or enlightened dimensional beings trying to help primitive humans climb that next rung of the evolutionary ladder. A person whose family was fascinated with man’s conquest of space may look upon ET’s as another of God’s creations, just more advanced and just as curious as we would be studying another intelligent species. A person born into a family where love was not expressed suspicions the daily norm and family closeness as basically non-existent may look upon the ET’s as a threat to human civilization in the form of a takeover of the planet or even a total eradication or assimilation of the human species.
In essence, we are all unique individuals with our own unique way of looking at things. Because one person believes one thing does not make it right or wrong. It makes it the way it is for that person based on their individual beliefs. I fight the credibility issue concerning my abduction experiences every time I open my mouth or pen something on paper. This has especially been true and has hit the hardest when it comes to my own family. Most just can’t believe that poor, little ole Sandy has strayed so far off the deep end. My greatest support has come from my wife, and especially my friends searching for the same answers as I am. This support has come about in chat rooms, gatherings of like- minded people and one-on-one individual sharing. I may not agree with everything that someone says, but neither do I dismiss what they say. My main source for knowledge in learning about ET’s and abductions has come from my own personal abduction experiences. There is no doubt though that I have gained valuable information from others that have helped me with my search for answers.
I truly believe that one of the main obstacles in finding answers to the abduction phenomenon is the fact that some are not willing to admit that even though they may have some answers, that they may not have all the answers. It is my belief that we all possess a valuable piece to the gigantic puzzle of life, and only by sharing our pieces will we be able to see the whole picture and find the answers that we all are so desperately searching for.
In closing I wish to relate a story that defines my belief system concerning my abductions…
In the fall of 1998 I was asked and accepted the opportunity to be a participant of Whitley Strieber’s abductee panel at the Project Awareness Conference in Coco Beach, Florida. The two-hour long format allowed each participant to share at some length about their personal abduction experiences. This panel was the last speaking event of the afternoon so it afforded the conference attendees the opportunity to seek out the panel participants and ask more questions. One gentleman in particular asked me if “I really believed I was an abductee?” I paused for a few moments before answering, “No! I do not believe that I am an abductee.” My answer shocked him for just a short time before I had shared with the attendees some of my own abduction experiences. A few seconds later I explained what I meant by my answer. “I do not believe that I am an abductee, I know I am an abductee.” For me, using the word “believe” leaves that little bit of doubt where I know I have no doubt. I have experienced my abductions in the most personal way that a person can experience abductions. My abductors have left strange marks on my body, invaded my conscious mind with strange scenarios to gage my emotional reaction, caused me to relive my abductions over and over again in dreams and a variety of other ways, caused me at times to live in fear and wondering when my next abduction would occur, and most importantly, have caused at times an alienation and a rift between myself and the ones that I love the most. In short, I know that I am an abductee. I have been abducted since early childhood and the abductions are still ongoing. Other than these few things I do know for a fact, I only have theories, ideas and opinions, but none of these are written in stone. I may have an abduction experience tonight that may drastically alter my theories, ideas and opinions…and if this occurs, I do not want to look foolish with something I stated as a fact when in fact I cannot say definitively something is a fact.