Another brief overview of my encounters – July 27, 2016

This is a very unusual, extremely complex, lengthy UFO story. It involves normal human beings, so-called UFO craft, mysterious objects, mysterious beings and men. It also involves “familiar strangers,” and an elaborate, hands-on ET/human “project,” among other things. This primarily is my story, but it also is a story about many other people in our current modern times, and indirectly some of the events and people of history. It also concerns the probable or possible detailed facts and happenings of our local near future.   

✽  I was born in 1937. I will be 79 years old this October. I have 4+ years of higher education, but without a formal degree. I’m married. We have 3 adult children, 7 grand children, and 3 great grand children. We most often have lived in middle class, middle America under the umbrella of American style Christianity.

✽  I’ve had experience as an electro-mechanical research and development engineer in the nuclear, aerospace, fluidic, civil and commercial fields…but, again, without a formal degree.  I’ve also been a home builder general contractor owner/operator, artist, author, lecturer, logging laborer, horse trainer and wrangler, among a few other things.

✽  I always could recall a few to several strange things that occurred throughout my life…mysterious brilliant lights and loss of time at a few different times, for instance.

✽  In the Spring of 1981 my now ex-son-in-law and I said a prayer, asking that we might be able to see a UFO…and about 3 minutes later a glowing orange disc flew right over our heads. It at least twice tipped slightly as if to say, “Your welcome.”

✽  Then from late Winter 1986 to late Winter 1987, I was astonished to recall an enormous number of so-called UFO encounters that had occurred from the time I was 2 or 3 years old until that very summer of 1986, in August, when I experienced my last overt UFO encounter. This final encounter turned out to be “a parting of the ways” between the mysterious intelligences (who had been orchestrating the encounters) and me. Needless to say, that year was packed full of very upsetting times.

✽  Through my recollections I found I had never been alone during the encounters, except for a few short episodes.

✽  Of course I thought I might be going mad, that I might be psychotic. I thought the only way to find out whether the encounters actually occurred and that my memories were accurate was to contact some of those people who I recalled were with me during the encounters. So in the Fall of 1986, I contacted my first potential witness. He was a fellow who had been present during several encounters, one which was completely obvious. He accurately recalled the first and last parts of that lengthy encounter. It had occurred some 36 years earlier. I have since found a few others who also have recalled parts of a few encounters, enough to convince me and others that my memories are accurate. In addition, there are many facts and happenings that support the validity of my memories.

✽  Also in the Fall of 1986 – I contacted R. Leo Sprinkle, PhD, professor at the University of Wyoming. Leo sent me additional information that convinced me my memories were accurate.

✽  Summer of 1987 – I attended Leo’s “Rocky Mountain Conference On UFO Investigation” in Laramie, Wyoming. As far as I could determine, it was the only conference in the world that was dedicated to helping people like me, UFO abductees and contactees. While there, I learned volume of related UFO information and I met many people who had experienced similar encounters. This additionally convinced me that my memories were accurate.

✽  1988 – Fowler Jones, PhD at the University of Kansas Medical Center asked me to speak to the Psychic Studies Institute. After my talk, I returned home and suffered a major heart attack and coronary bypass surgery…which subsequently failed and I lost over half of my heart.

✽  1988 to the present – I attended a few to several local, regional and national UFO gatherings and conferences and one international conference. I was the keynote speaker at a few and a featured speaker at several, including the international conference.  The 1990s turned out to be an especially difficult time because, among other things, I had lost over half of my heart and experienced another coronary bypass surgery. My wife and I also suffered other life threatening ailments and surgeries, nearly losing our lives. We lost most everything we had, my father died and my wife’s parents died. However, we were fortunate to have inherited a home and enough monetary items to prevent us from declaring bankruptcy. There were too many dramatic happenings that occurred during those years to include here.

Throughout this entire period I dedicated myself to a deeper understanding of what had happened throughout my entire life and how it might have affected our human culture and how it would affect our human society in the future.

✽  I again need to remind you that this is a very unusual, complex, lengthy, authentic UFO story that spans a period of 46+ years. It affects our present understanding of science, religion and history…even prehistory. Because it is so lengthy and complex, it is a difficult story to convey. To cover all of the complex aspects of the story completely, it would take several books. However, hopefully, this overview will roughly let you know what it is all about.

What happened

To more fully understand the details of the story, I suggest you review the rest of this website and read the three books I’ve written. From there you and I can extrapolate the strange happenings and suggested ideas to take a giant step forward in our efforts to more fully understand the true nature of our shared Earthly reality.

Here, I am trying to convey what I personally have gleaned from my encounters after studying them for nearly 30 years. I intend to just touch some of the spiritual concepts that have been given to us through written history and legend, and try to rationalize how my encounters and others like them, when mirrored against the new discoveries in science, religion and history, can give us a better understanding of our vast, still mysterious universe.

A simple way to review this story is to list meaningful happenings others and I experienced and information we received from the time the experiences began in 1939 until the time they ended in August of 1986. I will try to keep it simple and concentrate on those things that are most meaningful and those things that most probably affect humankind, from its very beginning to our collective near future.


The following is a rough discussion about what happened and what “they” told me and the people who were with me.

When I was young, about 2 or 3 years old, the most important information they gave me was in the form of spoken English. Among other things, they said that they were here to change humankind (or humans) and the way they did it was to enlist help from people like me.

When I was 6 years old, the Summer of 1944 at a YMCA boys’ camp, other people who were nearby during the encounters decided that I was responsible for the crafts’ appearance. “The voice” talked with me verbally, indirectly indicating that I would help them in the future, and that I should be aware of “eternal knowledge and wisdom” and something to do with the “Indians and buffalo.” The camp Chaplin admonished me because he thought I was attracting the crafts and unusual happenings. He thought they were evil.

When I was 11 years old, during an over-night Boy Scout hike, they verbally told me and my friend many things. Some of those things involved 1)  my cooperation with them, 2) the significance of the four directions, 3) an excrutiating conditioning session to improve my friend and me as human beings, 4)the nature and purpose of corporations, 5)) the nature of and purpose of the churches, 6) the probability of me teaching others about construction techniques, 7) the development of my psychic abilities related to psychokinesis, and 8) my relationship with “the familiar strangers” and “the project.” They also told me that, if I didn’t want to be one cow in a heard of cattle, I should loosen up and cooperate with them…i.e. it was suggested and demonstrated that I was to do as I was told and not try to run off and get away.

When I was 10 to 20 years old, I experienced the most lengthy, complex and meaningful encounters.

During one encounter, when I was 12 or 13 years old, they did and said many things. Among several other things, they informed me about a development that I would be part of in the future. They mentioned the Native Americans and buffalo and talk about American history and American heroes, etc. They put my friend and I, separately, through excruciating conditioning sessions to improve us as human beings. (We felt excruciating forces on our bodies and minds.) They demonstrated a Masonic ceremony and an ancient Egyptian ceremony. After at least 4 other people were taken and returned, they levitated me up into the windowed saucer. I was showered with a brilliant light that hovered just a few feet above my head. They put me on an examination table. While there, they particularly inspected my legs and told me I would have veracious veins, heart attacks and heart surgeries in my later years. They explained that the bad veins in my legs would have something to do with the surgeries. They guided a strange shinny cylinder to my abdomen and I felt a strange sensation. They told me my young buddies and I would no longer get into trouble because they knew what we did. (It is more than just interesting that I did have heart attacks and heart surgeries some 36 to 45 years later…and I quit getting into trouble with my buddies.)

When I was 18 years old, again, many things happened. Essentially my friend and I were lectured that we were to take care of the forests and wildlife…and we were told that we should know the details related to the local weather patterns and erosion. I was instructed about the variety of life forms that lived in the wetlands and water ways. We also were encouraged to cooperate and commit ourselves to “the project” in order to help the orphans and immigrants. We witnessed a huge display of UFO craft flying into half of the sky full of rolling churning clouds, very similar to the movie “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.”

When I was 19 years old, again, many things happened. My friend and I experienced, in real time and space, an all-night encounter (from supper to breakfast the next morning). The all night encounter consisted of back to back episodes, some more lengthy than others. We witnessed the repeated manifestation and disappearance of one particular craft that had “the voice” espousing messages from it. It was as if “the mysterious intelligences” were giving us a demonstration about how the craft could countinuously manifest and disappear, and as if they wanted us definitely to get their messages. It was repeated many times. The messages were related to the usual…history, eternal knowledge and wisdom, the future and Native Americans and buffalo. We were shown a place, a strange object, they were preparing where we would learn. We met mysterious men who told us a number of things. I had an out-of-body experience where they demonstrated that they were preparing people for a time when they would return and take them away. Those qualified and willing, they said, would go and others would stay and suffer some kind of consequence I don’t recall. We were told about the Native Americans and horses. They said the horses were here to help humans, but like humans they also had their own agenda, and that was to improve themselves. We met, again in real time and space, “the familiar strangers,” a few of the orphans and immigrants. We met historic inventors and saw their inventions. They, the mysterious intelligences, said the inventors were a brotherhood and gave us its name. They told us that the inventors took their assignments very seriously and that’s what they expected from us. They, among many other things, explained things about “the project.” They briefly talked about construction techniques and told me I would work with them in some kind of construction capacity. They put me through a couple of conditioning sessions where I felt excruciating forces on my body and mind. They informed me about the the meaning of the historical symbols on “the tee pee” object. They said they, themselves, were a historical brotherhood and gave me its name. They said they were related to the Masonic Order who had been responsible for the design and construction of several to many buildings in the USA. They said they were the monitors or keepers of the Earth, responsible to a hierarchy that included the arch angels Michael and Gabriel, who in turn were responsible to the entity who we have considered to be Christ, who is in charge of this corner of our universe. They talked about the churches and said the churches had fallen away from their original purpose, which was to aid human individuals in their quest to develop their personal spiritual and metaphysical talents and abilities. Etc. Etc. Etc.

After this lengthy encounter, my friend and I experienced others that were shorter. We then experienced a very lengthy time travel that extended from Western Wyoming to Easter Wyoming, to Western Nebraska, to Eastern Nebraska, to the initial location of “the ET/human project.” While there we were shown and told what we were to do in the future. We left Western Wyoming about Noon and return to the same location after the sun had set…indicating that it took time to time travel.

That same year, I hired on at a dude ranch as a horse breaker and trainer…and others and I had UFO experiences with the dudes and horses. One horse in particular reacted somewhat violently when the craft showed up.

After returning home to Eastern Nebraska in the Fall of 1957, at age 19, I experienced other shorter encounters and another lengthy time travel to the same initial location of “the project.” During both of these two time travels, we were shown and told many things in detail concerning the future project and we met “the familiar strangers under different circumstances.

I experienced, at different times, other time travels and time travel episodes ranging from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “The familiar strangers” most often were already on board when the craft arrived. We then flew off to different times and locations where we were shown and told what we were to do in the future.

The familiar strangers were present many times, during a few different types of encounters.

I met my wife Annie in 1957 and we eventually gave birth to our three children, raised them and sent them off into the wide wild wonderful World.

In 1981 my son-in-law and I said the prayer, asking that we might be able to see a UFO, and about three minute later the glowing orange disc flew over our heads.

In 1986 I began to recall The Bethany Grade School Playground Encounter. In August of 1986 I experienced my last overt encounter at Maloney Lake near North Platte, Nebraska. I then recalled most encounters that had occurred since my birth. In the Spring of 1987 I actually met “the familiar strangers” under more normal circumstances and found that “the project” had already begun. I recognized the locations, some of the buildings, and nearly all of the familiar strangers when we first met. Again, this was a very trying time. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Many other things related to UFOs, the familiar strangers and the project occurred through out the 46+ years, and coincidental things began to happen between the familiar strangers and me after I met them under more normal circumstances, too many to include here.

As you might have already imagined, many things can be gleaned from this most unusual UFO story. As time passes, I will improve the details of the story here to give you a more accurate account… and I will concentrate on what the suggested implications are and what all of this might mean in some of the future articles.


About jafos

I am a 75 year old retired research and development electro/mechanical engineer with experience in the nuclear, aerospace, fluidic, civil and commercial fields...home builder, general contractor, artist, lecturer, author. Up until 1986, at age 48, I could recall some strange things that had occurred from my very early childhood...but I really couldn't understand them. Then in late 1986 through early 1987, in a very short time, I recalled, in extreme detail, an enormous number of so-called UFO encounters that had occurred throughout my life. Needless to say, I became almost totally devastated; my entire life was turned up-side down. A few witnesses have since recalled some of what I recalled, enough to convince me and them I am not psychotic or imaginative. In other words, believe it or not these unbelievable things actually happened. I have spent the last 30 years researching, writing and trying to understand. As a result of my intense efforts, I now can offer you three books and a website ( to help you and humankind try to understand some of the hidden mysteries of life and UFOs.
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