‘Crazy’ ideas capture audience’s imagination
David Jacobs told an audience of about 30 last night that he knew his ideas sounded crazy. The Temple University associate history professor said his colleagues at Temple don’t appreciate his research and he probably wouldn’t have a job if he didn’t have tenure.
But his 40 years of research has led him to a truth, he said: Alien beings are abducting humans and reproducing with them to create hybrids, and the hybrids look human and can pass among us.
“This is in the realm of Hollywood movies, of science fiction,” he said. “I fully understand how crazy it sounds.”
Jacobs was speaking last night to a meeting of S.E.A.R.C.H., short for Science Evaluating Anomalies Research Center of Harrisburg. Most in the audience were receptive and chuckled when Jacobs described the ridicule he sometimes faces. He used pictures his subjects drew of aliens to illustrate his lecture.
Jacobs said he has hypnotized nearly 140 people, some many times, and many tell similar stories of alien abductions.
Most don’t recall the abductions without hypnosis because the aliens control their minds and make them forget.
Under hypnosis, most people describe entering a spaceship manned by small, gray aliens with large, black eyes. They describe rooms with fetuses growing in jars. Others say they enter rooms filled with children, some of them looking alien and others looking almost human.
The children are usually wearing one-piece garments, and they play with toys, including a kind of skinny doll. They are very interested in plants and animals, and sometimes ask the abductees questions about life on Earth.
Sometimes they ask if they look human, and if the answer is yes, they say, “Isn’t it wonderful? Soon we’ll all be together.”
The hybrids can communicate telepathically and render adults passive through mind control, he said.
Jacobs said he does not yet know why the aliens are breeding hybrids.
“I think it is an integration program,” he said. “Hybrids will be among us for reasons we do not know, understand or probably want.”
Skeptics provide many reasons for abduction stories — among them, that hypnosis can implant false memories. Jacobs said he takes care not to do that.
Some stories may be hoaxes, but most are too similar to be all fake, he said. Plus, there’s “no psychological model” to explain it, he said.
“Quantum physics sounds insane, but not to people who study it,” he said. “I’ve been studying this for 40 years, even when it has caused me extreme embarrassment.”
Larry Arnold, a longtime member of S.E.A.R.C.H. and its predecessor, Harrisburg Skywatch, said Jacobs is one of the top two researchers in alien abductions in the United States. He is the author of two books — “Secret Life” and “The Threat” and has appeared on many radio and television programs, including Larry King’s talk show.
Arnold said he believes in paranormal events.
“I’m convinced science doesn’t yet know all there is to know about the universe,” he said. “Amazing things can happen that science ignores.”
BY MONICA VON DOBENECK
Of The Patriot-News
Sunday, October 17, 2004
MONICA VON DOBENECK, The Patriot-News