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Classic Mysteries—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, April 2024


Classic Mysteries: Ufologists Who Confronted Beings

by: Brent Raynes






Thomas M. Ferrario




“I don't share my experience very often and I used to keep it under wraps completely just because when you're an investigator you have to keep a low profile and the attention shouldn't be on you,” Thomas M. Ferrario, the director of Missouri’s Ted Phillips Marley Woods Research Center, recently explained to me. “That being said as a young boy one evening I lived in a rural area. There was a thunderstorm, and I went to my window which overlooked a field, and as I kneeled on my cedar chest to look out the window a reptilian head came directly in front of me which at the time the height of the window would have dictated it was approximately 7 feet tall. It turned its head and looked directly into my eyes. The next thing I remember I was on the floor next to my father's bed in his room. He got out of bed and stepped on my stomach. He thought he had injured me and was very angry that I was in that position. He wanted to know why I was there. I told him about what I had seen that night. I was approximately 7 years old, and I loved dinosaurs. That's why I nicknamed what I had seen that night as T-Rex man. Some would say that this was just a dream but at almost 70 years old this is the most ingrained image that I can remember in my life staring into those big amber colored reptilian eyes. Now from the knowledge I've gained I do believe this was an interdimensional being that was there that possibly just took that shape at that particular time to instill fear in me but then again I can't be sure of that.

“Ted Phillips was approached by a being made out of light on his last year at Marley Woods. I was not with him at that time. Rodney Dillard was and I'm still working on getting Rodney's interview released from UFO Witness that they did on our show that they didn't air for whatever reason. Rodney said that being of light approached Ted, walked through a four-strand barb wire fence, made a gesture at Ted as if he wanted to approach him and then it was described that the being of light dissipated unexpectedly but it did give Ted the feeling of reassurance that it was not there to harm him. Like I said I'm working on getting this whole interview out. If I get it I will let you know. I hope that answers some of your questions and describes my experience. One other little fact I must relay is that Bruce Widaman, who was the first state director of MUFON lived not too far from me and had an abduction experience about the same time frame as I had mine. However, we did not know each other till many years later.”


Photo of Ted Phillips


“I always loved this photo of Ted I took at ancient Native American site in New Mexico named Well of Souls,” stated Thomas M. Ferrario.


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