A detailed explanation:
To my knowledge, there are several kinds of modern UFO encounters that have been reported since the late 1930s — up through our present era. These include simple single sightings from a distance and single sightings up-close and personal without communication with so-called Ets. These encounters also include up-close and personal contact that involves communication with so-called Ets.
Some UFO experiencers are taken into the craft and are examined…some receiving some unusual information. Some nighttime encounters only include contact with a so-called Et where no craft is involved. People experiencing these types of encounters are normally called “abductees.” However, several to many people have reported experiencing the encounters over a long period of time, since their childhood. These people are normally called “contactees.” If you do historical research, modern and ancient, you will find these types of encounters have always occurred.
With this in mind, you most definitely could call me a contactee. Even so, most of the contactee stories are difficult to believe, especially mine, as I’ve recalled an enormous number of encounters that I have experienced for more than forty six years. I was unfortunate to meet UFO investigators in the late 1980s and early 1990s who refused to believe my story. They were so put off by the preliminary facts, they considered that I was lying or psychotic. Yet I was fortunate during this period to meet R. Leo Sprinkle, PhD; Fowler Jones, PhD; Bob Teets (UFO investigator); and Steve Snodgrass (UFO investigator) — among some others. They all were very diligent in their investigation of my story. This was most probably because they were very familiar with the subject from performing their normal work and some because they also had close connection to UFO contact. They all asked reasonable questions and were willing to spend time trying to understand.
As an example of their commitment to authentic investigation, below is my letter answer to Steve Snodgrass of the Omaha UFO Study Group, an answer to his question why I believe these encounters actually occurred in three dimensional time/space. If you are having trouble accepting the fact that UFOs are real, I hope this will help you understand a reality that we as a human culture are only beginning to understand.
************* The letter:
“Hello Steve, John Foster again…
Why do I believe these encounters actually occurred?
The answer to this question is multifaceted and very extensive, including 1) unusual interrelated happenings of my 1986/1987 intense period of recollection, 2) some eye witnesses, 3) some witnesses of circumstantial evidence and facts, and 4) coincidental happenings that occurred with other people who I actually met after my 1986/1987 recollections, people with whom I allegedly had traveled in UFO craft into the future some 30 odd years prior to my recollections, etc. (when we were shown and told what we were to do in the future). To my astonishment I personally met those same people and the future happenings began to occur in the late 1980s and early 1990s (after my recollections) and I began to identify landmarks that I had only seen during the future time travels.
The other people and I compared information related to 0ur respective encounters/experiences and we found that we had been told and shown some of the exact same things…in some cases down to the minute technical details.
Furthermore, I strongly felt my first 1986 recollection of the 1950s Bethany Grade School Playground encounter was a valid memory just like any other memory I had experienced, only it was more startling than most. As my memories of that encounter somewhat spontaneously increased over a period of a few months, 1) the complex and intense emotions I felt, 2) the length of the overall encounter and 3) the complexity of the occurrences the night of that encounter convinced me that I simply could not have imagined it. I found later there were interesting interrelated links within the Bethany Playground encounter and I found that there were solid links to other encounters and future happenings which I experienced after my 1986 initial memories, such as suffering the heart attacks and the one unsuccessful coronary bypass surgery in 1988 and the second series of heart attacks and successful coronary bypass surgery in 1995, etc. Also, many other things that occurred the night of the Bethany Playground encounter were fundamentally linked to an enormous number of other encounters, some of which have been at least partially substantiated by witnesses. (The complexity and interrelated nature of all of my encounters are mind boggling.)
The first person I contacted to see if an encounter actually occurred some 36 years earlier recalled the first and last sequences of that encounter which I estimate lasted approximately two hours. When talking with him later, he actually picked out the drawing of that encounter out of a stack of about fifty drawings when I was out of the room. He declared that the drawing accurately represented what he had seen the night the encounter occurred…which again was some 36 years earlier. And he then spontaneously began recalling UFO encounters and other strange happenings that had occurred in his past when I had not been with him. That day, we began to think UFO encounters might not be as rare as they seemed.
Subsequently, after my initial questioning of the first witness, a few to several others have recalled small parts of other lengthy encounters. This includes my children who recall parts of our 1975 family Dillon Lake encounter. A significant piece of evidence is that one of my daughters recalls me talking with “the voice,” whose source was unseen, or rather it seemed to originate from a brilliant light hovering above the trees at Dillon Lake. We previously had seen craft come floating through the air, in distorted atmosphere, above and near our campsite. My other daughter recalls parts of an out-of-body experience she, her brother and I shared at Dillon Lake that day…out over the water. She and I also recall “the voice” talking to us from time to time. And my son recalls a somewhat extensive episode he experienced alone that night at Dillon Lake. (Some of their witness comments are above on my website and in the book Eminent Discovery.)
To continue, a battery of approximately 13 different types of strange craft and objects repeatedly manifested at various times over a period of at least 46 years, about 4 of them being the most common. My initial 1986 memories lasted for months, the encounters lasted for over 46 years, and I feel that the consistency of my memories concerning the technical structure of the crafts and objects could not have occurred if my recollections were not of real crafts, objects and time/space happenings. The human-like men and the lizard-like beings also appeared to be the same or very similar over that same period. I discovered after my 1986 recollections some of the craft had historic and modern significance, some represented in historic religious paintings and some appearing to have connections with modern scientific or military development projects…yet, I had not encountered them previously in situations apart from my so-called UFO encounters. I’ve seen an ancient painting of a coffin-shaped object, for instance, that appears exactly the same as those I encountered. The men and beings, likewise had historic significance as related to the information they gave me. This included connections to ancient and modern brotherhoods, religion, scientific inventors and inventions, ancient gods, Native Americans, modern orphans, The Masonic Order, the Mormon story, the Christian story, the changing of humankind and much more…some if it in great detail.
In order that I might convince you that my encounters actually occurred, I could go on and on from here…but I would have to write another book. In the end, you have to believe that I am being truthful and representing my encounters accurately in order that you might place a positive value on my story. As you contemplate this, if you have not been to Europe, consider that there might or might not be a Europe; you have seen pictures and videos, but you have not been there. Your conviction that Europe actually exists, then, is based on the veracity of the evidence others have provided. Most likely you believe them. However, when it comes to believing UFO stories, humans seem to have a very difficult time.
Believe it or not, I believe my story, as represented in the two books I’ve written, is very close to being totally accurate.
Ref: 1) Eminent Discovery (a lifetime of UFO experiences) by John Foster
2) To Earth From Heaven by John Foster
New scientific theories explaining how the unusual phenomenon connected to UFO encounters can actually occur can be found in the following books (among many others):
1) The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
2) The Science Of Extraterrestrials by Eric Julien
Historic explanations: The Earth Chronicles by Zechariah Sitchin
See (search) Thunder Valley Drums, My Spirit Care, Brad & Sherry Steiger’s books, Soul Samples, The Psychic Studies Institute, and The Keys Of Enoch and others mentioned on this website for more possible explanations related to modern UFO encounters, as well as John’s Encounters.
Wishing everyone all the best……John”
Steve’s Omaha UFO Study Group website is http://www.omahaufostudygroup.com .