Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Night People

Young Vern often saw people outside his house at night.

From age five to six, Vern would look out his bedroom window in Orrick, Mo., and people with large, fishlike eyes would walk around his yard and sometime into his neighbor’s houses. At the time, this wasn’t strange to him.

“They were the Night People,” Vern said plainly. Everyone Vern knew – himself, his family, his friends – lived in the real world during the day. The people he saw outside his bedroom window lived there when the sun went down. “In my mind we were the Day People and they were the Night People. I know that sounds weird but that’s how it seemed.”

Vern, now an adult living in Liberty, Mo., thought the Night People were normal.

“I’d wake up at night and see these people with big eyes living a regular life,” he said. “I could see faces, clothes, they had kids… I do remember the adult mowing the yard. But I thought it was weird because I couldn’t hear the mower.”

He also watched them walk up and down the street, pausing to speak with each other.

“They seemed like they were talking and interacting normally,” Vern said. “Like down home. You’d just see people talking.”
Then Vern’s family moved from Orrick to nearby Liberty and he saw the same fish-eyed Night People outside his window.

One night, he finally made contact … and never saw them again.

“The children were playing in the yard next door and I thought, hey, I might go play with them,” he said. “What’s weird, though, is the last time I saw them, it seemed like all of a sudden they seemed to notice that I’d noticed them. One of the adults just looked at me and just realized, ‘they see me now.’ And the next thing I see is it’s daylight and I never see (them) again.”

Vern had blacked out and came to hours later.

“If this was real, I probably wasn’t perceived as a threat until I decided to come out and play,” Vern said.

But who were these Night People only Vern could see? Vern’s memories of them are similar to that of alien abductees who also wake up to see large-eyed, friendly, familiar beings they later identify as classic gray aliens.

Margie Kay, host of the Quest paranormal radio program, ghost hunter and psychic, said Vern’s experiences were related to alien abduction.

“This is more common than most people think,” Margie said. “Vern is likely an abductee.”

Extraterrestrials, Margie said, live in another dimension and are capable of entering and leaving ours whenever they want to – like Vern’s Night People.

Another piece of evidence may have come out of Vern’s nose when he was 14.

“I had a nose bleed and didn’t stop it,” he said. “I finally blew my nose.”

What he found shouldn’t have been there.

“It looked like a capsule of silvery something,” he said. “At first it felt hard then started dissolving. I was trying to figure out what it was and it dissolved in my hand.”

Many people who claim they’ve been abducted by extraterrestrials report similar metallic objects coming from their nose. UFO researcher and physician, Dr. Roger Leir, has reported surgically removing many similar objects from patients.

“I wonder if I wasn’t tagged or something,” Vern said.

Margie thinks he was.

“This sounds like a typical implant in the nose scenario,” Margie said. “And he probably saw aliens, too.”

Whatever the true origin of Vern’s Night People – whether they are the product of a child’s imagination or alien abduction – it’s affected his life for decades.

“You have to realize I was five and six at the time,” Vern said. “It’s vivid enough I still remember it after 45 years.”

Copyright 2007 by Jason Offutt

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13 comments:

Beast Rabban said...

It's a fascinating story, and clearly there are links to abduction lore, but it also has a broader resemblance to more traditional stories of people seeing the fairies, only to be blinded or somehow lose the gift of this second sight when the fairies realise that they can see them.

I have to say that I think it's very dangerous to shoehorn this story into any one category of the unexplained, especially something like alien abductions. That's just imposing one very specific interpretation on a fascinating experience that seems to defy categorisation.

Shamus said...

Vern sounds like he may have suffered from schizophrenia. I don't say that as an insult but as an observation. I've known a few people who have delusional episodes and they are very similar in quality, but not identical in subject, to what you presented here.

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At some times i wake up in the middle of the night and see people, walking around my room. Two times ago when they visted they talked to me and made contact and they were my friends. They visted a week later and it was only there voices. Its been over a month since they had visted and part of me wants them back because i want to know why they are here and they have been here for over a year so now i am sad they are gone. But those are my night people.

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