A CLUE FROM A SHAVED GORILLA
One sadly neglected area of ufology is the study of alien species. The only good data available is from close encounters of the 3rd and 4th kinds, and these encounters occur only at about once every 300-1100 UFO sightings, and are usually at a distance. The best data base for study of these encounters is the website created by Albert Rosales*; the other extant databases are virtually unusable for broad UFO alien study. I am aware of two published books which use data from Mr. Rosales’ excellent website: one is 60 Years of Neglected Evidence: Analysis of global Humanoid Encounter Reports by Ahmad Jamaludin, and the other is my own book, Alien Radix: The Shape of Things That Come. One feature of Mr. Rosales’ data is that it comes from many filtered and unfiltered sources (meaning “investigated” and “not investigated”), and many of the sources are completely disconnected from UFOs. This is not a criticism of his website. It contains over 9,000 humanoid encounter short descriptions, a few of which do not have humanoids in them, and most of which do not even have a UFO in them. In addition to alien study, this website would be useful for a variety of studies which are independent of UFOs, such as by a psychiatrist who is studying hallucinations, religious visions, bigfoot studiers, and so forth. It even has some vampire, werewolf, and fairy stories. I found it necessary to filter the UFO data out from the other stories using rigid, pre-determined objective criteria, and the filtering process resulted in only about 10% of the data being used. After all, if one is baking a cake using flour that has 90% pebbles in it, that person had better sift that flour a few times to purify it. Mr. Jamaludin, on the other hand, did no pre-filtering under the theory that core truths could still emerge even though corrupted data was being processed. This is true but only if there is a sufficiently strong signal embedded in all that non-UFO noise. However, that noise can introduce false secondary pseudo signals as well. With this information in mind, let us continue to the main point of this writeup.
It is logical that Darwin’s evolutionary principles work on other planets too. These principles apply to all developing life via survival of the fittest and result in a species always heading toward greater consciousness and adaptation. BUT they apply only until a species’ technological/social development advances to a point where it overwhelms the “survival of the fittest” after which some back sliding occurs in consciousness and adaptation. We see this occurring today in the human race. In this writeup, a couple of earth’s animal species will be used to make a guess at the original planetary environment of the Grays. One’s initial reaction might be that making this guess would be a blind stab in the dark, but we are not totally denied any clues with which to make our guess.
Gray skinned aliens dominate alien sightings. Jamaludin says 48.79% (345/707) of all sightings are gray colored, but this could include their clothing. When skin color is specifically given, 24.68% (159/644) had gray skin. Alien Radix says 30.79% of sightings from 2000-2009 were grays, and only 2.96% of the sightings in the 1950’s were grays. Shown below is a great ape with all his hair and a great ape with no hair. (The 1st is a gorilla and the 2nd is probably a chimpanzee with a skin condition which caused hair loss. These facts are not important.) The chimpanzee has evolved in a hot sunny climate for a few million years, yet its skin has not seen the light of day for all of that time because its hair has blocked all light for all of that time (except for face, hands, soles of feet.) The end result of its evolution is a gray skin (unless that gray skin is a symptom of mange, which it can be.)
It is now widely believed by scientists that modern, functionally hairless humans emerged from Africa 70,000 to 120,000 years ago in either one or two waves. What is not widely discussed is that these people had very dark skin; they were for all practical purposes black. As they moved into more temperate and less sunny climates, their skin got lighter plus they probably started wearing more clothing due to the lower temperatures. Thus the color variation of the peoples of the earth is an evolutionary development of only 70,000 to 120,000 years. The reduction of light exposure has lightened our skin, although no human race has gray skin like the great apes’ skin which has never been exposed to the sun. Thus, we can reach about 3 possible scenarios for the origin of the grays: 1) They evolved on a planet with dim sunlight, or 2) They were an underground species which was primarily nocturnal, or 3) The race is so old and has been wearing clothing plus living indoors for so long that its skin has since developed its gray hue.
Using another of our animal species as a clue, we can eliminate number 3 as impacting the origin of the grays (although it could still be true.) Grays have large eyes compared to humans. Jamaludin says 95.18% (1067/1121) of humanoid sightings have large eyes when the size was reported. Alien Radix says 33.8% (22/65) have large eyes. This big difference is undoubtedly related to using filtered vs non-filtered sightings. Below is a picture of a lemur which a nocturnal animal. Animals which evolve in low ambient lighting tend to have large eyes.
The giant squid which lives several thousand feet down in the black depths of the ocean has eyes which measure several inches across. Unlike skin color which is a minor characteristic, eye size is not; it probably would take a lot longer to evolve away from large sized eyes. The large eye size of the grays likely indicates that they probably evolved either nocturnally (most UFOs are seen at night) or are from a dark planet. However, if a planet is dark, it would tend to be cold, and there is nothing to suggest that UFOs and alien sightings are more prevalent in colder climates. Plus grays do not show any other cold weather adaptations such as fur, long noses, large and/or spherical compact shapes. Therefore, it can be hypothesized that grays evolved nocturnally and still prefer low ambient lighting. Maybe those one or two stories about large sun glasses contact lenses for those big alien eyes are not so far-fetched after all.