Encounter in the village of "Grottoes"
Location: Near Vacqueyras, Vaucluse, France Date: June/July 1980 Time: 23:35
By Albert Rosales
This incident took place when the witness was living in Vaucluse, in a small village they used to call ‘the village of the grottoes,’ which is situated above Vacqueyras near Dentilles de Montmirail, on the slopes of Mt. Ventoux. It’s a completely isolated spot of small stone huts, the lower of which were in the grottoes running under some houses. Their house was very old, dating she believes from 1703, and there was quite a crowd of them living there at the time. The witness was a student, then doing a course in tourism in the rural environment, and had already lived down there for some years.
The time of year must have been around June or July because the weather was very warm and she was sleeping with her bedroom window wide open. Before going to sleep, she used to sit beside the window with the lights out in order to cool off in the evening air. On the evening in question, she had sat down by the window when something very strange happened. She had the impression, which was difficult to define; it was as though the celestial vault had descended upon her. She remembers at that moment she was looking at Arcturus, then suddenly she had the sensation of terrible vertigo. She could not determine whether it was her who was ascending towards the stars, or the stars descending upon her. All she knew was that there was a great light and she panicked. She wondered where she was and what she was doing; then came the voices.
It was a brilliant flash of light followed by voices assuring her, saying ‘Don’t be afraid, we are communicating telepathically with you.’ She remembers pulling herself together and asking the question, ‘How do you communicate with me in a telepathic way, since I don’t practice telepathy?’ The voice answered by saying, “Don’t worry. Relax.” At that moment, peace and calm prevailed and she let herself go.
She was completely conscious, because she said to herself, ‘You old woman, you are confused or dreaming.’ Then she tried moving her eyes to see if they were closed or open, but on opening them she found herself still seated by the window. Then some silhouettes appeared to her saying they were from outside our solar system. They gave her a name that she no longer remembers, and for that reason she cannot say what it was. The beings were humanoid in shape and were very tall, but one thing, she always remembers was their facial profile, because they had what looked like a huge beak and immense eyes. There were many of these beings, but two of them in particular who spoke with her had something on their head which resembled an Egyptian headdress. They explained to her that they had been making contact with Earth people many times and at the moment they were speaking to her they were simultaneously in contact with many other people on Earth. The beings said they had an important message for her to deliver in two years time. When the event finished, she had the impression of coming down again, but this time not so violent as had been the case of her departure. They said good bye to her and asked her to trust them---a condition which still remains with her---and little by little the image receded and she found herself beside the window again, feeling rather stupid.
Some two years later she went to Sardinia where something very strange happened. She physically disappeared for 2 hours without being conscious of it, not knowing what had happened or where she had been. She also reported other psychic phenomena at different times in her life.
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Source: Denys Breysse, Project Becassine, and Bertrand M-heust UFO Times #32 1994