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Encounters with the Unknown

Beware of those Alien arranged marriages!

By Brent Raynes

Editor’s Note:
Below is a letter written to Aileen Garoutte many years back when she headed up the UFO Contact International out of Washington state.


My first contact with the aliens enabled me to finally leave California and to leave my husband whom I did love but with whom I was not getting along. I had felt such an urgency to return to my chosen Georgia with her beautiful forests, but had been conflicted about leaving him.

I was so frightened by the experience that I did all I could to try to forget it. After a few months in Georgia, I began having some very disturbing experiences at night. While I could see nothing, I sensed the presence of little beings entering my bedroom. They seemed to be picking at my body with their hands. I was terrified and feared that I was going crazy. This went on for two months. Finally I said to them, “If you are real, send me a sign.” And they did. One night I sensed them to my left. It was about 3 a.m., the usual time of night they entered. Just as I sensed them, my boyfriend sat bolt upright in bed and yelled, “What was that!?” looking exactly where I sensed them to be.

I was galvanized into action following that. I bought every second hand book on UFOs that I could find. In the middle of one book was Leo Sprinkle’s name… I flew to meet him, although I could ill afford the trip. He assured me that they “send the little ones” when you don’t pay attention to the original experience. He hypnotized me and recovered the first experience in its entirety.

At a conference, I met another hypnotist and traveled to Florida to meet him for further hypnosis. As we were going deeper into trance, suddenly the voice of Tayra, the 7 foot, green amphibian creature came through and he was crying as he spoke to me. He said he was a leader on his planet and the captain of a starship. He said that I was his beloved wife. As he spoke I saw a chamber with my body in it, frozen by cryonics. He would stand beside the glass doors, missing me and wishing I could return to him. He said we live on our planet for 1000 years and I had agreed to come to earth to help people here. He had some anger at the way I had been treated in my childhood, saying, “I want her back. I gave her to you to help you and all you could do was hurt her.” He later said that at times he had stepped in to prevent my death during my childhood. I do recall bleeding at the navel for 2 or 3 days when I was 5 or 6 years old and have thought this came from a similar abduction and examination, but have no recall of the events. And through hypnosis I have recovered his holding me in infancy, coming into my room, rocking me and softly crying.

Whenever I have seen him, the air around him is filled with love and compassion. The impression I get is as if a golden fluid had filled the room. There is great warmth and feeling. In fact, his people are brilliant. They are scientists of a sort, yet they are also deeply connected with their own emotions. There is a childlike air to them, accompanied by a sharp intellect as well.

For a three year period I was taken up into the ships almost every other night. At times I received treatment. Once a black box was placed at my feet and another placed at my head. A blue lightning like spark passed through my body. I was told I was receiving treatment for hepatitis, something I never knew I had had. I got myself tested and found there were indeed antibodies to hepatitis.

Once I was taken up and shown treatment given to one of the little creatures. He was lying on a slab and an instrument was placed on his solar plexus. A chart appeared on the wall showing the flow of energy through his body as if it were a river of light. His disease state had been brought on by an incorrect flow of energy through the core of his body, like kundalini energy. The instrument was placed in the middle and “wheels” on the side of it spun the kundalini correctly.

On that visit I was fascinated by the treatment but happened to look up. Immediately the huge expanse of the ship took my breath away. It must have been miles long. I panicked and the being brushed his hands over my forehead and said, “You are so fearful, my child.” Immediately, the fear left me. This being is short, about 5 foot tall, with a pointed face of a pale uniform silvery color.

On another occasion, I was led by a creature in a flowing black robe to a structure seemingly made of marble. It was made of some smooth, polished stone. Like an altar; a truncated pyramid. On this social visit Tayra and I visited with another couple who were our closest friends. The male’s name was Gel. We were outside standing around a crystal, like being near a campfire. We were relaxed and in such harmony with each other, minds and hearts joined in pure friendship. I have been told that at my death Tayra will come for my soul. He said the soul has a form shaped like an egg. He will take me back home where I can join him again. And when I am finished with all of my lives, he and I will ascend with our souls joined together.

Often I have felt that I did not belong here. I have felt myself to be so different from most other humans. Although I am intellectual, I am also an emotional person capable of deep love and devotion, and vulnerability. I feel so out of place here among people who are tough-minded or strictly left brained and logical.

On several occasions, I felt like I was taken to my planet of origin for a social visit. I saw a beautiful forested planet much like Georgia. Houses were low structures built to blend in with the forest. All were bright white in color. There were no roads and nothing to mar nature. Inside I noticed a golden glow in what I called the fireplace. It was explained to me that these were “crystals” which were really plant forms growing on this planet. They were translucent and seemingly filled with a gel-like or clear (?) liquid substance. The membrane on top of the crystal was thick yet pliable and the liquid underneath moved when the membrane was touched. They differed in size, yet grew to about 10 feet.

These were used as energy sources for both homes and spaceships. In order for the “crystals” in the spaceship to work, there must be a mental connection with them (?). They are alive and a joining of consciousness with these is necessary. It was explained to me that all living things on this planet are connected to each other. There is not a hierarchy of beings from “animals” to “humans,” but rather a sense of respect for all living things. Although there are leaders or captains of ships, orders are given and followed for the common good of all. Beings of lesser intelligence are treated with love and are listened to by leaders for their contributions.

Though hypnosis I have found that I was picked up at age 11, when I got a message to “study hard” – which I did. The beings who picked me up were childlike and cute and treated me as if I were a revered person. They were pinkish in color with large black eyes and teddy bear ears. Their noses were small and pointed. The visit seemed like a pleasure trip. The ship they were in I was told later was a small scout ship. It could not have been larger than 20 feet. I was impressed by their vulnerability, child likeness and lovingness.

As I said before, I was taken up in the ships intensely for a 3 year period, while I was deeply in love. I often get images of being in a classroom, studying intensely. I have had images of surgery on my brain and have seen others on surgical tables being operated on at the same time.

One event disturbed my connection with the (beings). While I was with the man I loved so deeply we were having some problems but they were not insurmountable. Tayra told me there was another man I was supposed to meet. I was to travel to find him during one summer. At that time, I could not afford such a trip (the cost was $1200). I told him it was impossible but he said “you will be repaid 5 fold.” I went. That month $5,000 came to me, paid by people who owed me money, most of which I had given up on. I had never made that much before. Tayra also told me I would never again have to worry about money and that has been so.

I met an engineer at a New Age physics conference and Tayra told me that he was the one and that we were to be married. He was in Denver and I in the South. And while we were separated we both woke up one morning seeing a reddish-purple light. He and I both remembered a metal plate embedded in the ground at the edge of a canyon with reddish, clay colored boulders. He did not recall the rest, but I remembered seeing about ten people participating in a strange experience. We were wrapped in strips of cloth like mummies and we were levitated down the canyon in a purple light. I had a momentary panic that I could not breathe through the cloth but realized that none of us were breathing. We were in a trance where breathing was not necessary. I could not recall what happened at the end of the canyon but was told, “This is the second initiation – for are now married to each other.”

The day of my wedding, after A joined me in Georgia, I did not want to go through with it. But Tayra insisted. He said we had work to do together. In fact, A is an engineer and together we did channel material from the space beings but we felt like none of this should be revealed now. The marriage was a total disaster. Although we had spiritual connections to each other, that is to say we were both completely open to intuitive thinking, our emotional connection was almost non-existent. Physically I have a great deal of energy and vitality, but I got very sick during this marriage. I almost died. I became very angry at Tayra for exerting so much control over my life, insisting I do something against my deepest intuitions, and I severed the relationship with the space beings. I have heard of several “arranged” marriages like this one among contactees that were true disasters. Perhaps there is something they want done that cannot be avoided. I feel like we accomplished nothing and both people experienced a great deal of unnecessary pain. Never again will I give over control of my life to another being like that.

Although I have refused anymore contact – it has been over two years – at times I have heard Tayra say “He’s coming. Do not be concerned.” Unlike other humans, I have a special need for a mate. It is as if I am a “twin soul”. I am not complete without my male counterpart. Although I work about a 70 hour week, am energetic and very good at what I do, when I do not have a mate it is as if I start to fade away. ….

I was so anry about this experience that when I would hear “He’s coming,” I’d say, “get away from me. I don’t trust you anymore.”

Actually Tayra was right. My mate was waiting for me. He is much like me, highly functioning, but yet vulnerable, loving and devoted. But what is remarkable about our experience is he has known nothing about metaphysical experiences yet about three months before meeting me he was taking a shower one morning and felt – saw a huge 7 foot being in the room. The being’s name is HEMO. He had encountered him earlier in his life. It was so disconcerting, that he told the being to leave him alone. He got no recalled messages from HEMO, but I wonder if he is not the same race as Tayra.


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