BP, my Earth, and the Aliens

I’m going to tell you a true story about aliens. I don’t often tell this story, but this incident with BP is making me so cranky that I decided to tell it. It’s a strange one, but true. Believe what you want of it.

Many years ago – at least 10 – I was in the Amazon with a small group, doing some ceremony, some hiking. One of the men in the group was there on his own as his partner was ill and couldn’t join. He was a Pulitzer prize winning author, and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, well travelled and well read, and he had an interesting way of looking at the world. In other words, the perfect travel buddy.

As I got to know John, he told me his amazing story which I believed only because John was such a straight shooter. Not to mention that Harvard doesn’t go too far into the ‘wacky’ department. [Note: after John wrote his famous book on aliens, he was kicked upstairs, and then fired. That’s right: a tenured professor of 30 years.]

Here is John’s story. And, if you choose not to believe it, at least believe the message.


Years earlier, John had heard some unbelievable tales about people being ‘taken up’ to aliens in UFOs. He thought the tales funny, and began gathering as many of these weird tales as he could find. After a while, he began realizing that the stories were basically similar regardless of the country of origin, or the age or life situation of the folks telling the stories. He became intrigued, and began taking his holidays to interview those people who claimed to have been abducted.

Amazingly, all of the abductees described the aliens similarly. I even got to hear one of his interviews: He even played an audio tape of hysterical teachers and childred when 2 aliens visited a school in the UK during lunch recess; for 20 minutes I listened to children screaming and teachers shouting as they rounded them up, and finally, interviews with many. But this story isn’t about aliens, per se. It’s about my Earth.

Here is what John learned from Eskimos and Papua New Guinians alike: That after each abduction, the person came back newly resolved to help heal the environment – folks who had never cared before. Some became recyclers for their cities. Some became sponsors of water regulation in their towns. Some, living in villages, spent hours weekly cleaning up the village. John said that the aliens said to each of them:

“Earth is the most viable planet in the solar system. We’ve come to warn you that if you don’t take care of it, you will lose it.” And then got their commitment to work on behalf of the Earth.

Believe what you want – Stephen Hawkings believes in aliens statistically, given the numbers of galaxies and planets – but the message is real.


I’m ‘cheesed off’ about what BP is doing to my Earth. I can take it farther, and be annoyed about regulation and de-regulation, about our Money economy that is willing to sacrifice all for the Mighty Buck. [Note: I have a colleague who invented a car engine that runs on water. One of the major car companies bought the patent from him 20 years ago.]

But for today, I’m angry about the fish that are dying, and the people losing their livelihoods, the wetlands that aren’t wet, and the sea that is gunky – and the time it’s going to take us to not only clean up the mess, but to make it all right and get back to what we had. I’m angry at how long it is taking these idiots to fix a problem that should never have occurred – not if they cared about the Earth more than they cared about making money. Would they have had the same sort of set up if their own children’s lives were directly at stake? Well, they are. All of our children’s lives are at stake.

Where are the aliens now? Before John died in a freak accident in London several years back, I spoke with him about where the aliens might have gone. “It’s scary, actually. They were around for a couple of years and everyone had stories about them. And then the stories stopped. The aliens must have given up on us because we were on the losing trajectory. I wonder if they thought it was useless to try to help us. I wonder if it’s too late to save the planet.”

So I’m mad. I haven’t figured out what I will do, as my own job of healing the world has taken most of my lifetime. But I’m going to figure it out. And I’m going to do it right here on this planet. And in the meantime, I hope the aliens come down and straighten out BP.


You can read John’s accounts in his books by looking him up on Amazon.com: Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

Here is an excerpt of the Amazon book review of John’s book Abduction:

Mack’s credentials are impressive; he’s a Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital. He has investigated 76 UFO abduction cases over the past four years and here summarizes 13 of them, also offering his scholarly comments and controversial conclusions. These narratives involve scenarios that are sexually explicit, terrifyingly gruesome, and mind-numbingly chilling in their implications for the nature of reality. The individuals Mack portrays have experienced deeply traumatic events that have transformed their lives–for the worse at first, but ultimately for the better. According to Mack, the aliens are objectively real and seem to be abducting people for two purposes: (1) changing human consciousness to prevent the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems and (2) creating offsping from aliens and humans.

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  2. I'm so happy to see you blogging about this, Sharon-Drew!! I'm feeling so sad and hopeless and at the same time I'm getting angrier and angrier. I don't know how we can help…and I want to help. The Gulf of Mexico has been my sacred water since I was a little girl. I'm crying and crying inside and I haven't been abducted. Been talking all day today about what I want to do and I have no idea how to help. It seems to me the only fair thing to do is to helicopter the BP top team into the center of the mess and drop THEM into it and let them try to say afloat and alive in it. And then everytime they get near shore, take one of those scrapers and scrape them back out to the middle of the hole. Maybe they would decide to solve the problem – or at least ask for help from others – if it actually AFFECTED them personally. How about that? I'd help run the scooper that pushed them back out into the middle of the mess… Until I learn what I could do that would really help.

  3. You really inspired me with this post, Sharon-Drew! It's so offbeat and “out there” and the fact that you had the guts to use your biz blog this way made me really think. So, what's come of that is that I got a lot clearer about what it is that I can do to help with this crisis right now, right from where I am (that is, without going down to the Gulf myself to skim oil…which is probably on the docket as soon as SOMEONE takes leadership and asks for volunteers…)

    So, the truth of the matter is that I'm ALREADY COACHING smart professionals to make the transition from delivering all of their professional services face-to-face to working with people – whenever possible – using virtual meetings and Web 2 apps.

    And until everyone is CAPABLE of doing this – service providers and service receivers alike – all our talk about “greening” our local communities, the nation, or our global economy is just fantasy. WE are all responsible for driving the level of demand for oil for travel that has allowed government regulators and BP to make dangerous, foolhardy choices about how to most profitably FILL OUR DEMAND. Until we can – and DO – have alternatives to jumping in cars or on airplanes so we can sit down in the same room with others people to work with them, we are just blowing smoke talking about “environmental concern.”

    I know you already know this, Sharon-Drew. And I know you've been training people for over a decade to use the phone RIGHT AWAY in the development of sales conversations. Your vision and your commitment to right thinking and right doing are what I love the most about you and your work!

    And, it's just time for me to stand up TALL and LOUD and make my offer, too.
    What I'm training people to do with virtual meetings can allow us to do from 40-50% or MORE of our work without ever getting in a car or a plane … and save us the TIME we need to rebuild our personal health and the health of our communities! So, come on, sing along with me and Don Henley and Mr. Bob Dylan (celebrating his 69th birthday this week!) …..”The Times They Are A'Changing…”


  4. I don't know about all the people John interviewed but I've read many accounts of alien abduction and research on it and they don't all come back environmentalists. I've read about loads who've been experimented on and loads who've had implants put in them but not a lot who came back and started recycling.

  5. I don't know about all the people John interviewed but I've read many accounts of alien abduction and research on it and they don't all come back environmentalists. I've read about loads who've been experimented on and loads who've had implants put in them but not a lot who came back and started recycling.

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