Encounters of the Unknown—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, July 2016
An Ohio woman who claimed healings from her alien encounters
by: Brent Raynes
Madeline's was always a great place to go on weekends as she frequently held skywatches and meditational events, and these activities often attracted a variety of interesting folks. It was on this particular evening that I came upon a young lady named Donna, who lived in the nearby city of Akron.
Donna claimed to be an experiencer. At the time, I found her story pretty bizarre, but over the years I've heard many similar accounts, to the point that it's many details have become today fairly familiar to me in many respects.
Donna described to me how back around the summer of 1950, when she would have been about three and a half years old, she was placed in bed early because of a toothache. Alone in bed she claimed that an oval form appeared, composed of “shiny golden and silver light,” at the edge of the bed. She said that she rolled over and looked directly at it, at which time “what passed as an arm” reached out and touched her right shoulder. “Whatever it was it completely overcame any fear I had,” she told me. “I accepted it. I went right back to sleep immediately.”
Something extraordinary is encountered and yet the normal and expected fear factor is overcome and then the subject drops right off to a deep and relaxing sleep state, inspite of the very alien event that just transpired, are two of the patterns I've heard many times since.
However, she claims that when she awakened she had “excruciating pain,” in the form of a burning sensation, which lasted off and on for three weeks. She then added that X-rays were taken and it was discovered that the spinal curvature she had had since birth was “completely cured.”
I asked Donna to describe the alien “arm”. “It's hard to describe,” she said, adding, “I felt many fingers on my back. Not five, but like 20-30. It was like feelers.” I asked her if the memories of this experience were entirely her own or if her parents had contributed to them. “I remember it detail for detail because I didn't tell them everything that happen,” she explained. “There was something passed to me. It was in the form of a golden ball and it was lodged in my brain. It passed through into the base of my brain. So I don't know if my nerve damage began to be healed at that time or later at the later sighting when I was six years old. It was all very pleasant and I remember all of these experiences with a lot of pleasure.”
On either July 4th or 5th, in 1953, she and several others witnessed what she described as “flashing multi-colored lights” on a low-level UFO. “When the white (light) came on I noticed a similar burning sensation that started at the base of my spine and went to the top of my head and centered in my throat,” Donna explained. “After that my defective vision in my left eye was corrected and I never had another epileptic seizure after that.”
“I was brain damaged at birth,” Donna further explained. “My mother was 38 when I was born and she had toxaemia and so I was a PKU baby. It results from the RH factor in parent's blood not matching, so I got a complete transfusion at birth that left me slightly brain damaged. (However) my intelligence level went up after I was healed too.” She added that her IQ level was, at that time, 150.
Donna also recalled how she had seen a broad cone, almost pancake shaped UFO over a cornfield at age 10. She added that there were no physiological effects associated with that encounter.
More recently though, early one night in June 1975, she and her husband were traveling down Route 359, pulling over near a pond by a golf course, a short distance past the Virginia Kendall Park, to observe a “very large, bright white light” in the sky. As they watched, she said that “these little dots of light,” of white and red colors, appeared to be flying out from the central white light, which began increasing in size. “I had mental communication,” Donna explained. “It was in the nature of feeling me out, testing my reactions, to see if I was a viable channel. ...I felt pressures in various parts of my brain, like feelers.”
Donna confessed to me that she had been reluctant to share her early childhood experiences as the two doctors who had attended her, along with her parents, had all passed away, plus she had no brothers or sisters. Thus there was no one to back up her incredible story. However, as the years have gone by, more and more people with very similar accounts have come forward. In fact, on May 1st of this year, the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters, conducting an extensive survey of nearly 3,000 UFO contact experiencers, found that some 50 percent had “reported a medical healing by a non-human intelligent being.”