When Aliens in the Backyard came out, we contacted a number of radio shows and podcasts. Radio and podcasts are a great venue for publicity.  One of them was Joe Montaldo at ICAR.  We never heard back, but several weeks later, we received an email from Jim O’Connell from Xperiencers , of the John E. Mack Institute.

Dear Trish,

 It’s come to our attention that you’re interested in speaking with knowledgeable alien encounter researchers who may be able to assist you. Our Xperiencers team collaborates on some cases with Joe Montaldo’s ICAR group and your case was one that was handed off for evaluation and or investigation.

 Our Xperiencers team is staffed with people that are living with ongoing alien encounters, so we understand what you’re going through and know best how to help you find understanding, peace and purpose from your extraterrestrial encounters.

I wrote back and explained I’m an author, not an abductee,  and that Rob and I had written a book about encounters, abductions and synchronicity. Jim and I started corresponding.

Jim started Xperiencers and now has a team composed of individuals who investigate encounters.  The group was endorsed by the Mack Institute board of directors, and a contract was generated by Mack’s son, Danny, which cemented the two organizations together.   They currently have a reality TV show in development.  Jim graciously consented to an interview for our bookazine on UFOs, and we’re posting part of it here.

This organization is unique in that the investigators are themselves experiencers. Their philosophy is similar to that of John Mack’s, that  these encounters are positive. Other researchers – Dr. Jacobs and Budd Hopkins, for instance – believe that encounters are overwhelmingly negative.

You use the term Xperiencers.  Could you explain the range of experiences covered by the term ?

 Xperiencers is derived from the word experiencers used by Dr. John Mack.  I decided to drop the “e” and allow “X” to represent the unknown as is done in solving common equations.  The unknown elements that our Xperiencers team will solve can be any of the following:

  • Unexplained marks, scars or rashes.
  • Missing time.
  • Hearing voices or messages.
  • Visits from non-human beings.
  • Newly discovered abilities.
  • Time-shifting.
  • Newly developed phobias.
  • Feeling the need to save the planet/human-race.
  • Searching for hybrid children
  • Understanding that there is no government cover up, but rather an alien cover up.
  • Sightings of UFOs, glowing orbs, etc.

(image by Kesara)

 What is your take on the abduction experience? Do you see it as a positive or negative experience or something in between?

The term alien-abduction reflects the mindset of those people who feel they’ve been taken against their will and were violated in some fashion by some alien beings.  On the other hand, there are those calling themselves “contactees” or “experiencers,” which indicates they consider themselves willing participants in the extraterrestrial phenomenon.  This second group also believes they may have agreed to their off-world contact before incarnating here on planet Earth and feel they have some important mission to fulfill.

I’m not sure that there is any real difference between the abductees and experiencers except for the way in which they process trauma and difficulty in their lives.  Being an optimist or pessimist determines whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, but I do believe that experiencers look at the glass and say, I know why the glass is there and it’s because I wanted something left to drink on my journey.

Each day I get out of bed and do all I can to understand this mysterious relationship and gauge its impact on my life and those around me.  So far, it’s made me a better person and exposed me to amazing experiences, so I remain open to contact, no matter what we call it.

What other types of beings – besides Grays – have experiencers encountered?

 For those involved in ongoing encounters, a diversity of alien beings begins to emerge in the fabric of their contacts and I present a short list:

  • Reptilian
  • Short Blues
  • Bird men
  • Insect or Mantis
  • Pleiadian  or Nordics
  • Dog heads or Anubis

(illustration by David Chace)

(image by David Chace)

What have your experiences and research revealed about the nature of consciousness?

We’ve learned that for the most part, humans are asleep and their connection to the cosmos has been severed.  Mankind has been conditioned to accept only what they’re told and to shut off the inner antennae that receives the most important signals.   This is why, in this politically-correct world, the one group feels it’s still okay to assault and humiliate those claiming close encounters.  Experiencers are people who’ve abandoned the confines of religion and mainstream politics, to embrace spirituality and karma.  We are experiencing an awakening and I believe we’re meant to serve as an example for the world to follow.

In a couple of days,  we’ll take a look at how Xperiencers investigate encounters. You can get in touch with Jim through the Xperiencer website.

A note on the illustrations:

The images in this post are done by Christine (Kesara) Dennett and researcher David Chace. “Kesara has been illustrating for investigators, witnesses, and documentaries since 1986. Like a police sketch artist, Kesara creates illustrations from actual events and descriptions from eye witnesses. All the art in this website is from actual events! To this day new reports are shared around the world. Kesara is updating and adding to her collection everyday.” And her art is for sale. You’ll see more of it in the next post.

I was going to end the post there, but the word count came to 911. So I decided to add a personal note: if I saw this mantis creature, I probably wouldn’t be alive to talk about it.


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10 Responses to Xperiencers

  1. mathaddict3322 says:

    P.S. My own research and quest for answers over the years, in addition to medicine, has also led me into the arenas of ancient civilizations, languages, cultures, and higher mathematics and physics, which has subsequently led me to have the conclusion that there are several types of entities interacting with humans.

  2. mathaddict3322 says:

    You’re right, T and R. Two distinct camps of thoughts. And because the research in both camps was and is done by credible people, I would think that they might be able to more or less “meet in the middle” and come to a kind of compromise that there ARE different types of alien species contacting humans. To me, that would seem to be the logical, reasonable, and even the scientific method of conducting research. I admit my research history has been in medicine, but…..there are guidelines for conducting research that are applicable in any genre. Thus, I personally would surmise that both camps are correct, and that there are both positive and negative entities interacting with the human species on this planet. Just my opinion, of course…..

  3. mathaddict3322 says:

    P.S. Kesara drew a picture of a long table with several apparent Grey entities sitting around it, wearing robes. I never saw a Grey wearing ANYTHING, much less robes. Doesn’t mean they don’t. It’s just not a part of my experience. I’ve had encounters with extremely tall entities in one-piece jumpsuits, but none at anytime in a robe. In 1992 I had a transformational spritual experience in which I was seated at a round table with several other humans, and a human “teacher” was standing by my side. No aliens or ETs in this experience, though. It happened during a clinical NDE. I’ve been on craft with entities sitting at some type of what appeared to be huge control centers, but not at tables, and not in robes. Again, just not in my personal experiences but certainly viable for others. When I gaze at certain humans whose names I won’t mention here, I psychically am able to see some kind of transparent ‘overlay’ on their faces that appear to be reptilian. It’s pretty
    scary, because these are political figures, and one of them is a beloved, highly placed spiritual leader who just “retired”. Maybe it’s my imagination, but doesn’t seem to be so.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      One of the other empaths reported seeing something similar to that larger room with the table in a dream – that may not have been a dream.

  4. mathaddict3322 says:

    Hhhhmmmmmm. A couple of comments. First, where do the Men In Black fit into the scenario of this group of researchers? Second, and much more importantly, I’ve never considered myself to be a “pessimist” as opposed to an “optimist”. I love life, love my family and have fun with them, love to laugh, find humor in events and incidents where others may not find smiles, and I prefer to surround myself with upbeat folks. So, generally speaking except for the relatively new Parkinson’s “emotional down times”, I’m an eternal optimist.

    But…..my abductions and encounters, especially with the Greys, have NOT been positive no matter how I attempt to transpose them into a positive light or attitude. I do perceive the possibility that on some level of my Being, I perhaps chose to experience these events and these entities. Yet, I also question whether or not we really do have free will, or have we simply been taught to BELIEVE that we have free will when we actually don’t. That’s a reasonable question. I choose to believe I have free will, and am still willing to entertain the possibility that this belief may NOT be correct. It’s a toss-up for me.

    I had an apparent shape-shifting alien/human insinuate himself into my life for several years, and those years with that “thing” could be a book all by itself. It began pleasantly and ended in horror as his identity as the alien entity that he is become very clear and he no longer attempted to disguise it. Regarding the things they do to our bodies… a long time ago someone said here on the blog that we have major surgeries, which hurt, but have positive outcomes. To me, the difference is that we CHOOSE to have major surgeries, and I do not CHOOSE to have two implants permanently shunted into my brain, or the other involuntary impacts that these entities have had on my entire Beingness.

    Contrarily, I agree that there are definitely positive and loving Aliens, and I’ve had too-rare encounters with those so I know they exist and interact with us. It’s an enigma. I can’t help but ponder if the “Bad Guy” aliens are possibly attempting to mold our minds into thinking they’re terrific, before they land en masse on the White House lawn and we discover that….heaven forbid….they’re NOT here to assist our species towards a higher and better frequency. Food for thought.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Two distinct camps of thought: Mack on the positive side, Jacobs and Hopkins at the other end.

  5. Nancy says:

    I have to agree with most of what he had to say. As an experiencer, I feel compelled to constantly research ways of waking people up to who they really are. It’s an obsession. The trick is to be able to communicate these esoteric findings in a clear and easy to understand format. I believe the key has to do with alchemy, frequency or vibration, and the heart as a type of “brain.” Once we understand the interconnection and can translate that into easy to understand material I believe the world will have a mass awakening. I also wonder if that is when the abduction phenomenon will be revealed in its entirety. Humanity is consciousness sharing a dream. I think these beings know that.

  6. “We’ve learned that for the most part, humans are asleep and their connection to the cosmos has been severed …” Isn’t that the truth. I don’t know if we’ve lost the connection or never properly had it, but it’s why Gurdjieff’ waged a war against sleep and Colin Wilson talks of faculty X – we have to try to wake up and rise from our robotic slumber.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Gurfjieff and Wllson were the early pioneers of consciousness, it seems to me.