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.
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.
- 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.
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:
- Short Blues
- Bird men
- Insect or Mantis
- Pleiadian or Nordics
- Dog heads or Anubis
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.