Friday, September 9, 2011

Aliens, Whitley Strieber's Most Extraordinary Conversation, Alien Contact


Encounter with an Alien in a Toronto Hotel Room! 
It’s a wonder Whitley Strieber – the writer who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in the 1980s – doesn’t spend more time complaining that otherworldly beings won’t let him get a good night’s sleep.
Strieber told the Huffington Post that while sleeping alone in a Toronto hotel room on June 6, 1998, he was awoken by a knock on the door. He said when he answered he encountered a well-dressed man who looked to be in his 70s. The man came inside Strieber’s room, stayed for an hour and spoke with him, never sitting or even moving much. What the two spoke about Strieber characterizes as “the most extraordinary conversation I’ve ever had in my life.”
Strieber said the man never identified himself, but spoke to Strieber about subjects ranging from morality to climate change to the parameters of the universe. Most notably the stranger said that machines obtaining too much intelligence is a troubling development for the human race, as machines with intelligence will eventually learn how to give themselves more intelligence. The scenario has long been a staple of science fiction literature and film, being portrayed in such movies as “Blade Runner” and the “Terminator” franchise.
Strieber told the Huffington Post that after 45 minutes or so the stranger produced a glass of white liquid and asked him to drink it, which he did. He said it put him to sleep immediately and that, when he awoke, the stranger was gone.
“It’s possible that this was no ordinary human being,” Strieber said. “I asked him his identity in many different ways, and he was pretty coy and very amused by my attempts to find out who he was during the course of the conversation.”
Strieber was as a marginally successful horror novelist in the ’70s and ’80s before publishing “Communion: A True Story” in 1987. The wildly popular book detailed nocturnal disturbances Strieber experienced that were eventually attributed to alien abductions. The book and subsequent movie – starring Christopher Walken – have been variously credited with sparking the alien abduction craze, arguably introducing tenets of abduction lore such as repressed memories, hypnosis, the “Greys,” and anal probes.

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