Thursday, July 4, 2019

Space Age Indians

During a period of more than thirty-five years Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke has collected and documented five thousand plus stories of encounters with various types of Star People by American Indians. Now Clarke has written her fourth book – Space Age Indians. This time concentrating on contacts and abductions involving both seemingly benevolent and malevolent or dangerous entities. Her study is a unique and specialized research and documentation accomplishment, unsurpassed in UFO history.

As a woman with American Indian ancestry and a professor emeritus of Montana State University Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke is highly respected by the men and women she interviews.  Because of their trust and confidence in her, protecting their names and integrity, the witnesses dare to relate their personal UFO contact experiences. ”Madison”, an FBI agent on a southwestern reservation, told Clarke before an interview: ”I know you keep everthing anonymous. I applaud your approach to your interviews. Many researchers don´t understand why Indians don´t talk to them. But you honor them with the way you treat them. They can be free and honest with you and they know you will not condemn them.”

Clarke is not a ufologist in the ordinary sense, not a critical investigator trying to determine the ontological status of the experiences. Instead her approach is what in Anthropology is called the emic or insider perspective, simply recording the narratives, avoiding judgements about the encounters. But the author makes her position clear regarding the reality of what she is recording: ”While the stories told in this book by individuals like you and me suggest that extraterrestrials visit this planet almost daily, we have no really hard evidence to prove that is the case… But as a researcher and social scientist, I believe the stories in this book are genuine, legitimate, and indisputable.”
The collection of encounters are divided in three sections: The Blue Men, Reptilians and Insectoids, Other Star People. While some of the narratives are definitely scary, reminding me of scenes from H.P. Lovecraft novels, others are beautiful tales of healing and help from Star People, wherever they come from.

The first sixteen chapters describe encounters with the Blue Men. The name refer to their blue skin and that they are encased in a shimmering blue light. According to some Indian legends a race of blue-skinned people live in underground cities and possess an advanced technology. These people are described as benevolent, often helping and healing ordinary humans in difficult or dangerous situations. As in the story of the Chickasaw Indian Mele, who during his two years in the Vietnam war became trapped in an area sprayed with Agent Orange. Seeking safety in a cave he encounter three tall entities, surrounded by a blinding blue light. They guide him to an enlarged area in the cave where a spacecraft is placed. The Blue Men offer to remove Mele to safety. They board the spacecraft and he is placed in an area free of Agent Orange: "It toook me several days to find my squad. Everyone thought I was dead. I didn´t tell them I was with the Blue Men… They told me Earth was too beautiful to be destroyed by war and biological weapons and that I should do more to change it. I discounted their thoughts. I didn´t believe I could make a difference.”

In section two of Space Age Indians is documented twelve encounters, or rather abductions by shape-shifting Reptilians and Insectoids. As in all UFO contact and abduction cases it is difficult to determine the degree of reality behind these experiences. In Clarke´s book two stories are of special interest in this respect.

”Julian” is a former Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) police detective. It was during his years as a federal officer he encountered a being on a desert road in Arizona. He told his story to Ardy Sixkiller Clarke at a dinner in a small town near the Montana/South Dakota border. Julian hade been called out to check on a house reportedly used by a drug cartel. On his way to the address he suddenly noticed a tall figure on the edge of the highway. The figure looked like a giant grasshopper. When caught in the shine of the car spotlight it crouched down and when it stood up again it was human. Julian is abducted by the now human-loking alien unto a spacecraft where two small grey beings enter the room. They are ordered to take Julian to another room with human beings in a trance-like state.
The human-looking alien ask Julian how he can identify individuals captured in his work. He takes out his fingerprint pad, take the hand of one of the transfixed female captives and press her thumb into it and then transfer the print to a small notebook. When the alien is distracted Julian slip the notebook into his pocket. In the room he notice three females and three males, appearing to be in their twenties, ”handsome men and beautiful women.” Julian is then escorted out of the craft and to his car. 

Part of the time he was unconscious during the abduction and he lost three-and-a half hour of time.
At work Julian was able to get a positive ID of the abducted woman by using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). Asked by Clarke is he could identify the individual:
”Yes, she was a seventeen-year-old female from Las Vegas. She had been arrested four times for prostitution. She disappeared three years ago. Her roommate reported her missing. She said the last time she saw her, she was getting into a car with a strange looking man who was driving a Cadillac.” There was also a photo and Julian could identify her as the same girl he had seen on board the spacecraft. According to Julian there are three species that represent a threat to humanity: the reptilians, the buggers, and the Grasshoppers or Mantis-men. The buggers are insectoids. The Greys are a sort of manual workers doing the bidding of these entities: ”The buggers are the ones in control, and they are scary dudes.”

Clarke has documented another case that is interesting from a reality or evidence perspective. An American Indian doctor ”Wiley” is abducted during a hunting trip. The aliens look like lizard men, working together with smaller entities. On board the craft he notice three other men but two appear oblivious to what is going on. The third man is fully awake like Wiley. His name is Frederick and he is a doctor from New York City. The agree, if possible, to contact each other if they are freed. They are released by the aliens and after a few days Wiley search for Frederick on the internet and find him in New York City. In the email contact they can both confirm what has happened but Frederick remember more details of the abduction.

Cases like these are very disturbing and raise many questions. Who are the abductors? Real aliens or is this some kind of secret mind manipulation intelligence work (MILABS)? I have personally corresponded with one American abductee, Laura, who together with her husband (retired military, special ops, military intelligence) had a very frightening experience with shape-shifting aliens looking like large insects. In Sweden or Scandinavia these types of encounters are almost unknown. I have only tried to make an unsuccesful follow-up on the controversial Lacerta file. An interesting book dealing with these types of entities is Solomon Islands Mysteries by Marius Boirayon. I have often wondered, what if some of these frightening creatures mentioned by a.o. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke really exist and are secretly operating on our planet, how does the Disclosure activists deal with this issue? A Disclosure of such evil and dangerous activities would probably cause widespread fear and paranoia that would make the Orson Welles War of the Worlds panic of 1938 look like a peaceful Sunday picnic.

There is very little information in the Esoteric Tradition that could be of interest anent these types of aliens. But I did come across a very curious reference, a prediction of a possibly future threat made by Rudolf Steiner in a lecture given at Dornach, Switzerland on May 13, 1921: ”And from the earth there will spring forth a terrible brood of beings, a brood of automata of an order of existence lying between the mineral and the plant kingdoms, and possessed of an overwhelming power of intellect… This swarm will seize upon the earth, will spread over the earth like a network of ghastly, spider-like creatures, of an order lower than that of plant-existence, but possessed of overpowering wisdom. These spidery creatures will be all interlocked with one another… The earth will be surrounded — as it is now with air and as it sometimes is with swarms of locusts — with a brood of terrible spider-like creatures, half-mineral, half-plant, interweaving with masterly intelligence, it is true, but with intensely evil intent.”

There is not much help here in information from the core esoteric works of Blavatsky, Bailey or Laurency who very seldom mention evil extraterrestrials. But there is one interesting comment made by the Tibetan to Alice Bailey, warning of a form of ”cosmic evil” reaching mankind: ”… an evil which is not indigenous to our planet, an evil with which it was never intended that men should deal.” (Alice Bailey, The Rays and the Initiations, p. 753).

As a sort of comforting compensation to Reptilians and Insectoids the last seventeen chapters of Space Age Indians deal with benevolent aliens, often giving practical help in distressing situations or medical help. A good example is Eve´s Story: The Star People Are Healers. Eve´s mother, a retired tribe council member suffered from a dibilitating form of arthritis. She encounter a human-looking alien wearing a dark brown one-piece uniform. When he walk he doesn´t seem to touch the ground. He claim to be a doctor from another planet. ”His hands had magic in them", according to Eve. After a healing session Eve felt no more pain and can now do things like in her youth. Before the healing she was so bad she couldn´t open a door knob or a jar.

The four books so far published by Ardy Sixkiller Clarke are exceedingly fascinating, thought provoking and for the mainstream ufologist a bit frustrating as no follow-up on the cases is possible by other investigators. But that gives no reason to dismiss these stories, many which would probably never be known and documented without the persistent efforts of the author. Personally I look forward to the next volume of Star People stories.