It’s time for a review — Part 3

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It’s time for a review — Part 3
What happened

Early Childhood:

✽ I was born in 1937.

✽ An example of my early encounters – my earliest UFO memory:
Sometime between 1938 and 1940 I was in the back seat of our car. I had wet dippers on. My mother, father and I saw an illuminated disc-shaped craft hovering about 10 to 20 feet above the ground. It hovered in blue luminous haze, about 200 feet away over an adjacent field that had been harvested. We were stopped on a graveled country road. The field and craft seemed to be to our east. My parents could not figure out what it was. I was one or two years old at that time.

✽ Another example of an early encounter:
Sometime around 1940, after getting into trouble (because I had poured my bowl of cereal over my head) my mother lifted me out of my highchair and sent me outside to see my father. He was working with stones in the backyard garden. While I stood out away from the back door trying to talk with him, a disc-shaped craft manifested out of a small cloud near the garage. It was about as high as the eves on the garage. It hovered and moved a little, as “the voice” coming from the craft spoke a few words. It was a rich male voice who seemed to speak in perfect English. My father became paralyzed and the disc faded back into the cloud. While at the same time or seconds later a small booth developed from a volume of blue distorted atmosphere…just a few feet in front of me, about 8 feet. It took some time for the booth to develop. The voice then began speaking from the booth. It spoke something about the American West, the wilderness, and the animals such as antelope and buffalo…etc. My mother came out to check on me. She also heard some of the message. She and I talked about it for a time…and we noticed my father remained paralyzed, etc.

✽ While still living at that house, my first home, a few to many encounters occurred. I vaguely recall we also experienced a number of UFO encounters while traveling with my family to see relatives in western Nebraska and while traveling with my father on a few business trips to various state parks and recreation areas, and to the fish hatcheries in Nebraska (…Some of these encounters that occurred on trips might have occurred when I was a few years older). As I recall, most were short sightings, but some were somewhat lengthy.

✽ At two or three years old I experienced at least a couple of encounters where I met “the familiar strangers,” when “the voice” encouraged all of us to concentrate on what we were to do in the future. The familiar strangers appeared to be adults, not children, at that time.
Some of the information I received and short discussions concerning the nature of the phenomenon we experienced during my early encounters will be covered in a following section of this review.

– Middle To Late Childhood:

✽ The encounters continued somewhat periodically or intermittently throughout my childhood. My family purchased another house in 1941 because of World War II (…for the price of $2,300). This was because my father possibly would be called to serve in the military. However, after he took his physical he eventually was exempt to serve because he was deemed only one of two people who could carry on the management of The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The other person was the Director. My father was placed in charge of management and development… as the Assistant Director and as the Chief or Supervisor of: 1) the state parks and recreation areas, 2) the construction crews, and 3) the state fisheries, among other things.

✽ Because he was a conscientious manager, my father traveled a lot throughout the state. In those days families were allowed to travel with state employees. This was the reason, I imagine, we encountered so many UFOs and the intelligent entities involved in many different places throughout Nebraska.

✽ We also experienced encounters in Lincoln proper and in the suburb of Bethany. Bethany, the voice told me during at least one encounter, was a small Christian town and eventually a suburb of Lincoln that the so-called ETs originally helped originate and develop. More information about this is below and in the book Eminent Discovery – Volume 2.

✽ Among many other significant encounters, I experienced some profound encounters at a YMCA camp, a Christian boy’s camp, northwest of Crete, Nebraska when I was 6 years old.
I and others also experienced a sequence of encounters at another Christian camp during my late childhood…more information below and in the books.

– Early And Late Teens:

✽ My early teen years were filled with encounters, encounters that bordered on some strange kinds of initiations into not only the true nature of life, but also on elements of the Ancient Egyptian religion, Christianity, the churches, and the Masonic Order, etc.

✽ My late teen years were filled with encounters that more fully defined who “they,” the mysterious intelligences, were and what they were doing…among many other things.

✽ In total I and the other people with me experienced encounters from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico. The volume of information conveyed verbally and through the physical and the other-dimensional nature of the happenings, to me, is mind boggling. And I can confidently state that what I know has happened since my birth is still mind boggling.

✽ I have a list of over 125 people who I knew well who were with me during one or more encounters. Some of the people with me, at various times, saw what I saw – and at times some of them heard what I heard. Yet, few of those 125 witnesses have recalled previous encounters since my 1986/1987 flood of recollections. Yet, as explain in my books some have.

✽ I believe we experienced “The Bethany Grade School Playground Encounter” (the first encounter I recalled in 1986) in August of 1950. It particularly conveyed elements of a UFO initiation ceremony, elements of the ceremonies of Ancient Egypt, and elements of Masonic Order ceremonies. It was then I met the small alligator beings who I was informed were in charge of my life-long education, development, conditioning, and protection, etc.

✽ The summer of 1952 or 1953, when I was 13 or 14 years old, just before I entered high school, the voice informed me that I would take pre-engineering courses in high school and that I also would go to college and take them in college…and as a matter of fact, he said, I was going to be an engineer in the future, whether I like it or not. Surprisingly, all has occurred as he stated. Reading a following section of this review you most probably will understand this revelation in more detail.

✽ Broadly speaking, the encounters, at one time or another, occurred most everywhere I went. This included, seeing the strange craft and objects, hearing the voice speak, meeting the men dressed in street cloths, meeting the gray lizard-like beings, and meeting the alligator-like beings. It involved sightings and more close encounters, even on trips from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico. It is strange and even unbelievable that the so-called Ets hynotized us or mentally programmed us in some strange ways, shortly after each encounter, so that we could not remember. I even remember forgetting some encounters as they were ending.

Most were simple close sightings when the crafts and objects appeared, moved a short distance for a time, and then disappeared. We would sometimes hear music and the voice speaking. It presently seems as if he often repeated some of the same words in some kind of formal way. It was a formal message that was repeated over and over again throughout the years, mostly during my teen years, but also in my childhood and my adult years.

✽ Some of those more routine sightings and encounters ultimately turned out to be part of a series that also would include what the others with me and I were doing at those times, such as playing golf or camping, etc. The sightings and encounters were ingeniously integrated into our normal activities; they seem to have been timed perfectly to get certain psychological and physical reactions from us.

For example, while playing golf with others, a force of some kind related to the mysterious unseen manifestations interfered with the movement of our golf balls.

✽ We most often simply saw a craft or object for what seemed to be short periods. However, a single day could involve one short incident or a number of incidents…incidents that you could call simple sightings and others more close lengthy encounters. Most encounters occurred in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. I guesstimate that a few single days could have included up to 30 sightings and encounters, especially those encounters that occurred on lengthy trips and while we were camping or hunting.

✽ A few of those trips were what I call “lost trips.” I have called them lost trips because many of the people with whom I traveled have only recalled that we took the trips. They don’t seem to have been able to recall what happened during the trips. (When you consider the fact that we were mentally programmed in some strange way to forget most every encounter, you might see how this could happen.) Several of the lost trips occurred when I traveled with that aunt and uncle and their family.

✽ Most encounters began very subtly and continued with some sort of atmospheric disturbance. This has indicated to me some mysterious intelligence or intelligences were orchestrating, not only the manifestations, but the on-going phenomenon and what subsequently happened. This includes orchestrating the voice, the men, and the beings speaking, the particular words they spoke, and the particular sequence and nature of what happened.

✽ Several more lengthy encounters proved to be more important than the routine sightings and the more brief encounters. Although some of the more brief encounters also conveyed important information.

✽ The more lengthy encounters included one that occurred at my first home, the encounters at the YMCA camp when I was 6 years old, an encounter at Max Nebraska with the Boy Scouts when I was 11 years old, The Bethany Grade School Playground Encounter when I was 13 years old, the 1956 and 1957 encounters in Wyoming when I was 18 and 19 years old, and several others mostly occurring in Nebraska.

✽ A few to many encounters occurred when I was playing sports: football, baseball, basketball and golf. At times there were large crowds present. However the crafts and objects, generally speaking, manifested so subtly only a few to several people would notice what was happening. This especially was true of the sightings that manifested off some distance away from the sports activity and crowd. Yet, the crafts and the small booth did manifest inside gyms when we were watching basketball. As unbelievable as it might be, people heard the voice and even got into the small booth after a high school state tournament game inside the Coliseum at the University of Nebraska…etc.

✽ The craft and objects also manifested during some significant school programs, etc. It seems as if “they,” the so-called ETs were my guardians celebrating or overseeing the major steps in my development. I recall at times some of the people near me, including a stranger, a friend, a sister, or parent would talk about what was happening.

✽ In 1955 I continued my education at the University of Nebraska. The encounters we experienced were somewhat insignificant. While attending college, however, I worked in Wyoming with a friend during the summers – 1956 and 1957. (In total I have four and a half years of higher education without a degree. This is primarily because my life during those years was somewhat scrambled. It seems I could never decide what I might want to do in the future. However, I have received formal on-the-job education from my various employments, some dealing with the frontiers of science. Some of those jobs and also my education, I am certain, were orchestrated by the UFO intelligences.)

✽ The encounters in Wyoming during the summers of 1956 and 1957 were very significant. One encounter lasted all night. It was one of the encounters we experienced at the Sheridan Creek Fire Guard Cabin. More than any other encounter this was when the so-called UFO intelligences told us who they were and what they were doing, etc. Other encounters in Wyoming emphasized the intelligences’ interest in wildlife and nature, and how they, the UFO intellegences, had been around throughout the ages to nurture humans.

About jafos

I am a 83 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. The mysterious intelligences connected to my encounters have told me that they are "the monitors and Keepers of the earth" and are responsible to a hierarchy that includes "the arch angels Michael and Gabriel," who are responsible to the entity we have know as "Christ," who is in charge of this corner of our immense complex universe. They explained further that they are not allowed to interfere in the affairs of humankind except at certain times, when things are going awry or are dangerous. They said this is one of those times, one of those eras. They continued to state that if they hadn't interfered in the past, we would have destroyed ourselves...and that if they don't interfere now and in the future, we will indeed destroy ourselves. Strictly for your own benefit, take a look at the information here on and read the books I've written in order to understand in some detail what this is all about. The website and books can give you insight into how so-called UFO encounters have affected our sciences, religions, and history...and how they most likely will affect our future.
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6 Responses to It’s time for a review — Part 3

  1. It’s nice to see all of this summarized in one place. It’s amazing all the things you’ve gone through–and to remember it all in a flood … no wonder it was overwhelming. It really makes you think. What else could be happening that we don’t know about, right?

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  2. Steve Snodgrass says:

    Yes, thank you for taking the time to organize this and summarize. I know how difficult it must be to try and capture so much in such a confined amount of words. But I imagine how someone new could much more easily capture the essence of your experiences in this, a sort of primer to orient someone to the complexity. Nicely done!

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  3. wendy says:

    Hi John — I sent this post to the producers of — just as a reference — they have Chris Bledsoe and others representing the experiencer perspective and I wanted them to know about you for the longevity and the depth of your content. Here’s to opening more doors and minds in 2022! Thank you for all that you are sharing!!!

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