One of the most startling things you learn when you interview (and talk to) "contactees"--as I do-- is that the Visitors SMELL bad.
In a past diary, I speculated that perhaps the Grays are autistic, based on the idea that autistics are often "savants," making them a higher form of evolution. I also noticed this from the quarter-of-a-million letters I read from people who have had Visitor experiences. Whitley has noticed this.
When we lived in New York City, there was a huge problem with homelessness and the drug problem increased and the rents went up. Since these people never had the opportunity to bathe, I always thought that their "natural stink" must have been the way everyone smelled in the days before effective soap and deodorants were invented. There was a time, not so long ago, when people used outhouses, and a bathroom with a shower or tub was an unheard of luxury.
I've heard sanitation workers interviewed who say that, after a while, they don't notice the bad smells they deal with every day, and I imagine it was this way for everyone in the past.
In New York, you could always tell when a homeless person entered a bus or subway car or the library room you were sitting in. You'd have your head in a book, when suddenly your nostrils would be assaulted by the smell of stinking flesh. You'd look up to see someone unkempt, with dirty clothes and matted hair.
I was having coffee with a contactee we've interviewed in the past recently, and happened to mention how smelly the Grays are reported to be. She wrinkled her nose and said something along the lines of, "You're not kidding!"
I recently discovered something interesting about the bacteria that covers our bodies (and bacteria is what produces body odor). We may wash it off daily, but it comes right back: It turns out that bacteria helps repel viruses. This got me thinking: Viruses are the biggest problem we humans have right now--we have antibiotics for bacterial infections, but nothing yet to cure a virus infection.
And if the Visitors come from either a parallel universe or another galaxy--or both--then they would have an extreme vulnerability to the viruses found here on the Earth, in the same way that Native Americans were decimated by some of the diseases that Europeans brought to the New World with them.
Thus the Grays may "stay dirty" in order to ward off Earth diseases.
So if you smell strong body odor, look up: It could be a homeless person, but it could also be a Gray--and if it is, you're in for an extraordinary adventure!