by Arjun Walia
from Collective-Evolution Website
John Mack was a Harvard professor, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize recipient.
He, like many other academics, became very interested in the alien abduction phenomenon. One can see how this sparked his interest; after all, he was a professor of psychiatry.
If you told a psychiatrist you'd had contact with beings from another world, you'd probably be handed a diagnosis of schizophrenia or psychosis along with a handful of medication.
This is a disturbing thought, given the tremendous amount of evidence that's now available to suggest that people are actually having legitimate experiences with extraterrestrial beings, or at the very least, are being completely genuine in their accounts.
That's not to say that some people do not suffer from hallucinations, but there are a lot of people out there who are actually having real experiences as well.
John Mack was well aware of this evidence, and this is why he is one of the key pioneers of abduction research.
Before you continue, it's important to note that Mack was well aware of the UFO phenomenon, which has been disclosed by dozens of governments around the world by high level officials and documents.
As a medical professional, Mack's first priority was the health of his patients.
For the most part he considered them to be normal and healthy people who had experienced something mysterious.
Mack had personally interviewed hundreds of supposed abductees, which became the focal point of his book Abduction, published in 1994.
One of the most interesting cases came from a supposed encounter with over sixty schoolchildren in the town of Ruwa, Zimbabwe, on September 16th 1994. The children claim to have seen multiple hovering objects that resembled what we would describe as spaceships.
All sixty of these school children described and offered drawings of these events with remarkable consistency.
Through his work, Mack observed most abductees express how they had gained a greater spiritual awareness, or spiritual-type insights, as a result of their experience.
He alluded to the idea that contact between human and non human extraterrestrial intelligence could in fact have positive outcomes. He found many commonalities among these reports, and believed people were being completely genuine about what they had experienced.
Another one of these similarities was telepathic communication between aliens and abductees, in which he drew the conclusion that this type of communication is part of altering human consciousness.
For example, a lot of this type of telepathic communication (like the case mentioned above in Zimbabwe) has involved implanting images of environmental disasters, earthquakes, or other major catastrophes.
As a result, many abductees have pursued humanitarian paths, trying to shift the direction in which our planet currently seems to be heading (related CE Article: Our Time to Avoid Dramatic Consequences is Rapidly Disappearing).
Another common experience that supposed abductees describe, which Mack outlines in his book, is the process known as hybridization:
One important factor about Mack was the fact that, although some abduction experiences have been extremely traumatic for some people, and even cruel at times, for him there was still an element of spiritual transformation.
Moreover, even if we perceive something to be cruel, it may be borne of good intentions. This view is in contrast to that of many other abductee researchers, and it's why Mack used the term "experiencer" instead of "abductee."
Keep in mind, people have reported contact with various types of beings, but human-looking beings, as well as the classic "grey" alien type, seem to be the most common.
With the above quote, it's fitting to leave you with this video from the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure that took place in May of 2013.
It was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC where military/agency/political personnel shared witness testimony about the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon. Also included were statements from a number of academics, researchers, and activists.
They gave their testimony to several former members of the United States Congress.
It's a clip of Dr. Roger Leir, who was a doctor of podiatric medicine, and arguably the best known individual with regards to extracting alleged alien implants. He has performed more than fifteen surgeries that removed sixteen separate distinct objects. These objects have been investigated by several prestigious laboratories, including Los Alamos National Laboratories, New Mexico Tech, and many others.
Unfortunately, he passed away in March 2014, but his legacy lives on.