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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

GREETINGS, EARTHLINGS: 'What Happened to Us?'

A husband and wife are watching TV at night when a commercial comes on, and the words 'Greetings, Earthlings' appear on the screen. What happens next is beyond explanation.

I received the following account:

“I have a story that happened to my wife and me about two years ago. She has a nice home in town (French Lick, Indiana) and we'd got married so I kept the farm and I left everything in it. When my mom died, the old TV and all the stuff in the house were left 'as is'. Late one night, we were coming home from a movie and she said, 'Oh, I'm not sleepy, let's watch TV.' I said, 'Okay'. So we're out in the boonies quite a ways, near the old farm, and we still have the old TV, like I said, it hooks up to a box, you know, to pick up the channels.

So we were watching TV at the farmhouse and a certain commercial came on after the movie we were watching and about halfway through it the commercial stopped and it just froze on the screen. There are people in the commercial and across the screen there's writing. "Greetings, Earthlings." My wife looked at me and I looked at her and she said, 'Is that part of the commercial?' and I say, 'No, we watch that commercial all the time.' So I hit the button real quick. I had the selector in my hand and I flashed both sides of the channel watching to see if maybe there was an overlap since it's an old TV or something and it stayed on there. I hit the end and it came back and it was just going off and you could see it was saying "Greetings, Earthlings."

All of a sudden we could hear someone in the background saying, 'Hey, get that off! Take it off!' and it goes off. My wife says, 'Let's go home.' And I said, 'No, it's okay.' I said, 'They said greetings.' And I said, 'You know that has to be friendly." Well, we stayed the night in my old room.

After sleeping for a few hours I wake up to a bright light shining through the window. I look at my watch. It's 3:03 AM. I look out the window and can tell that the light is ascending into the sky. I get out of bed and walk toward the window. When I reach the window, I hear my wife scream, "Come back!" The next thing I remember is waking up in bed. It's light outside. I look at my watch. It's 8:03 AM.

Suddenly, my wife bursts through the bedroom door screaming, 'Where have you been?' I don't know what to say. She tells me that she saw me walk through the lighted window 5 hours earlier and disappeared. The bright light vanished. She searched the house and the property looking for me. Then she loses all sense of time and wakes up on the couch in the living room downstairs. Then she hears a 'whooshing sound' come from upstairs and finds me awake in the bed.

That was the entire scenario. We have no idea what had happened. There were no marks on our bodies and no residual memories. I didn't believe in alien abduction previous to this incident, but now I wonder if something like that had happened. Was it related to the 'Greetings, Earthling' we saw in the commercial? L

NOTE: I was waiting for the words, "Do Not Adjust Your Set." Lon

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Back in the Summer of 2010, I posted a poll that posed the question ‘What is Bigfoot?’ To my surprise, 26% of the 574 participants answered they believed this creature was interdimensional and/or extraterrestrial. Are we at a point where people are open-minded enough to accept that a hominid-type species may not be of our time or planet?

I posed this question to my readers and challenged them to make their case. Again, I was surprised at the amount of response I received. A total of 112 emails, with well-thought-out theories and opinions, were received in three days.

Maybe we’ll discover beyond a doubt where the truth lies about Bigfoot. We may kill several birds with one stone if or when we do find the answers to our questions. There may be a grand connection between all the mysteries in our world, possibly involving other worlds or dimensions as well. Mankind may be the greatest mystery of all and the reason why Bigfoot, extraterrestrials, spirits, etc. seem to be as fascinated with us as we are with them.

So, sit back and listen to the reports, and contemplate what you believe Bigfoot is. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.



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