In the 1990s, as my interest in the unusual reignited, Nexus and Fortean Times were the two most influential sources for me. Before the internet, these magazines offered well curated information from researchers of all kinds, from around the world. They expanded my sense of the possible, and demonstrated the value of following one’s passion, no matter what the mainstream attitude towards it may be.
As of this month, both magazines have carried reviews of Meet the Hybrids. I feel proud to have contributed something to the pool of information offered by these magazines, and pleased that they have read the work with an open mind. I should expect no less, but it is still refreshing to see that people new to the idea find it thought-provoking.
Fortean Times’ editor, David Sutton, has given me permission to reprint the review.
Meet The Hybrids
Miguel Mendonça & Barbara Lamb
http://www.meetthehybrids.wordpress.com 2015 Pb, 287pp, bib, £11.99
This anthology references the Akashic Record, the Third Eye, Gaia, raising consciousness, and encounters with spiritual as well as extraterrestrial entities.
The authors make a serious effort to present and analyse interviews with eight people who believe they are human–alien hybrids and to whom are put 10 questions about how they came to this conclusion and how it might have changed their lives and outlooks. Their comments on the latter aspect says more about this crazy world we live on than about UFOs or aliens.
This is preceded by a clear analysis of the issue of hybrids in history and in UFO literature. The last part of the book tackles the issues that are raised by the testimony of the interviewees.
When one says that her mother was impregnated with an embryo composed of her mother’s egg, her father’s sperm and two types of ET DNA so she is “38% Anunnaki and 28% Zeta”; when another claims to have been “off communing with ETs since the age of 6”, it certainly seems wrong to be dismissive; in fact the authors react more like psychiatrists to the uninhibited comments of their couched clients. From their early days they feel “different”, are relieved to find others like themselves, worry that their hybrid relatives might be being “weaponised” by “the military” and so on; but all say consistently that this is part of a process of healing the Earth and that a day will come “soon” when their alien parents and “star families” will reveal themselves openly. Is this part of an unconscious but growing development in the psychology of modern man as Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey Kripal believe? We don’t know!