In his book "Transformation," Whitley talks about what have come to be known as "the 9 knocks:" 3 sets of 3 knocks each that he heard on the side of our cabin in upstate New York very late one night. They were incredibly precise, as if they were made by a machine. We later found out that an ENTIRE TOWN of Glenrock, Wyoming heard these knocks and we went there to talk to the witnesses. Other people besides Whitley have mentioned the fact that the Grays seem to operate with a kind of emotionless precision that makes them seem like biological entities. I was reminded this when I read an interview with Temple Grandin, the world's most famous autistic, by Bari Weiss in the Feb. 20th edition of the Wall Street Journal. Grandin is best known for her devices that make the slaughter of cattle less onerous for the cows
The causes of autism are still a mystery, but scientists do know that it runs in families and have noticed that so- called "geeks" are often the parents of these kids, because the Silicon Valleys of this country are the places where the most of them dwell. Grandin thinks that autism may be more of an adaptation than a disability and says, "Who do you think made the first stone spear? That wasn't the yakkity yaks sitting around the campfire. It was some Asperger sitting in the back of a cave figuring out how to chip rocks into spearheads."
This made me consider that perhaps autism is a higher form of evolution, one that the Grays have attained. There is some evidence that what they are seeking from us is emotion: our feelings that somehow "feed" them and give them something they are missing.
There are other ways in which the Grays resemble autistics: Besides "talking inside people's heads," they plant images in people's brains. Grandin, who (like all autistics) has trouble bringing the correct emotions to situations and personal relationships, often conjures up pictures in her mind as a way of deciding how she should feel about certain concepts. During the interview, she and Weiss play a little game illustrating this: When the interviewer names a word, Grandin quickly comes up with an image that helps her to find the emotions there.
Grandin may have trouble expressing herself emotionally, but she believes in the love message that I received while coming out of a coma 5 years ago. She not only helps animals, she help people, and says, "When I was younger, I was looking for this magic meaning of life. It's very simple now." She uses the profits from her books to help put autistic students through school and even helps get them jobs when they graduate (sometimes with PhDs).
Some psychologists think that we have a burgeoning group of autistics, even what might be called an epidemic, while others think that we just COUNTING more of them. When our son was young, he had a good friend who was a brilliant writer but socially inept. His parents couldn't figure out what was wrong with him, but it's now obvious that the had Asperger's. Now Asperger's Syndrome is no longer counted as part of the autistic spectrum but is, instead, considered to be just another way of being "normal."
But if there ARE more autistics among us, it may be due not just to a genetic sensitivity to some forms of pollutants (vaccines have been ruled out as the cause, but it could be a reaction to heavy metals spewing into the atmosphere from power plants). It may also have to do with cultural changes: For instance, older fathers siring babies with younger mothers have now been statistically linked to producing autistic children. This could be the result of easier divorce causing men to remarry younger women of child bearing age.
And I have another speculation: If the Grays are more highly evolved than we are (and the technology they display indicates that they are), then maybe they are ALL what we now label "autistic," and maybe, as we evolve, more of US are becoming autistic as well.
Does this mean that our fate is to get to know them better in the future, as we become more like them? At that point, they will no longer be "the other." Perhaps they are here because our destiny is to eventually meld into a single race.
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