Originally Posted by Lucifer
As for Streiber himself . . . (shrug). Who can say? I find him much more believable than Graham Hancock and his "Chariots of the Gods?" filth, but I'm still unconvinced when it comes to abductions.
That's an interesting observation, Lucifer. The thing is, I've always found Strieber to be more serious about his belief in what has happened to him. And it's apples and oranges in a way, as Hancock's theories are on a much less personal level, shall we say. I enjoy reading Hancock's books, but I've always had the impression that he doesn't so much believe what he writes about as that he goes and tracks down a theory and reports on in with sort of convinced tone, then goes on to the next theory and does the same thing. For example, I read somewhere that he has already distanced himself from some of the claims he made in "Fingerprints of the Gods".
As to abductions as a phenomenon...I still don't know what to think. It seems silly on some level. On the other hand, the people who claim to have been abducted seem so convinced. So, I keep an open if skeptical mind on the issue.
By the way, Lucifer, welcome to the forum. Are you in your guise as Prince of Darkness or Angel of Light?