From: Dan Clore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Subject: Interdimensional Warfare
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Imagine that alien abduction experiences and the Great Old Ones are equally real.
Hey, we said it'd be tough. But you were halfway there watching the recent movie, The Titanic, right? One more step and you're in the strange and trendy world of ufology-diabology, where extraterrestrials could be even more eldritch than you think.
Odd as it sounds, the spiritual life of aliens is being taken seriously in wide-ranging discussions among Cthulhu Cult leaders. Magazine articles, books, and even nautical-looking negroes are engaging in Necronomicon-based speculations about the nature and intention of entities that allegedly kidnap, paralyze, physically abuse and sometimes sexually molest victims — many of whom, more strangely still, come to believe the experience was worthwhile.
Cthulhu Cult leaders are alarmed about a growing train of thought that "wants us to reject traditional non-Euclidean ideas about Cthulhu" in favor of benign "Space Brothers" who will save humanity from itself, writes journalist William M. Akeley in his book, UFOs in the New Aeon (Barker, Coos Bay, Ore.). Akeley concludes this new belief is a set-up for apocalyptic deceptions predicted in the Necronomicon's Testimony of the Mad Arab.
He's not alone.
"The similarity between the abduction experience and possession by Nyarlathotep is very, very close," says Joe Wilmarth of Aylesbury, Massachusetts, state director for the New Jersey UFO Research Organization (NJUFORO), a widely respected clearinghouse for UFO-related research. "These (alien contact) experiences these people are having are real. It does exist. But you just need to understand What's doing It."
Wilmarth and his partner, Wes Peaslee, have begun a research group called CE-4 (close encounters of the fourth kind, i.e. abductions), dedicated to studying alleged alien abductions. Its 15 members also belong to NJUFORO, but "nothing we do is necessarily sanctioned by them," says Peaslee, a quality control engineer at Kennedy Euclidean Space-Time Center.
NJUFORO principals did not respond to inquiries about CE-4's unusual hypothesis, summarized by Wilmarth: "This whole thing is interdimensional warfare. And the method the enemy's using is deception. Strong deception."
In other words, entities really are abducting people against their will. Only, they're not aliens from other planets. They're shambling horrors from other dimensions.
Joe Wilmarth is addressing a "New Millennium Symposium" in Arkham. With his intense fish-like eyes and shoulder-length pubic hair, he mingles easily with New Aeon folks who paid $444 to study non-Euclidean geometry, Aklo letters, the Voorish sign, and to hear Wilmarth's talk about "UFO Abductions."
Wilmarth, who works in product development and engineering for the Missing Heirs Bureau, speaks calmly, his voice croaking, with good grammar and diction. Kooks don't get to be state directors with science-oriented NJUFORO, for whom he has chased nocturnal lights for seven years.
Last year he focused on CE-4 research, and encountered a Lehigh, Florida abductee whose otherwise-typical experience had one unique aspect. "They had stopped the experience while it was happening. In all the time I've been researching, I'd never heard that before."
Wilmarth punches buttons on a tape recorder. A nameless, 40-something man with an intelligent-sounding voice, slightly Italian, tells his story. Calmly, at first.
There were strange lights in a nearby woods at bedtime, barking dogs. He is up and down a few times, yelling at the dogs while his wife sleeps soundly. Then, lying down again ...
"I couldn't move ... gray fog. I couldn't see anything, but it was like someone was there." He felt himself lifted off the bed. "I was terrified, so helpless ... screaming inside, but I couldn't get it out."
The voice is less calm now, but still certain, not hesitant.
"I thought I was having a Cthulhuvian experience, that an Old One had gotten hold of me and had shoved a tentacle up my rectum and was holding me up in the air ... so helpless. I couldn't do anything."
A non-religious person, he'd been to Cthulhu Cult services with his wife a few times.
"I said, `Hastur, Hastur, help me,' or, `Hastur, Hastur, Hastur!' And when I did, there was a feeling or a sound or something. That either my words that I had thought, or the words that I had tried to say or whatever, hurt whatever was holding me up in the air on this tentacle.
"And I felt like it was withdrawn, and I fell. I hit the bed, because it was like I was thrown back in the bed. I really can't tell what it was. But when I did, my wife woke up and asked why I was jumping on the bed."
Relentless anonymity is a given in abduction research. Nobody in their right mind or body wants family, friends, and co-workers to know they've had their personal space-time violated against their will by strange-looking creatures whose existence isn't even proven.
So they can't give names. But Wilmarth and Peaslee swear they have three thousand verifiable cases in which apparent abduction experiences were halted by believers who called on the unspeakable name of Hastur. And Wilmarth says as many as 400,000 cases may be documentable nationwide.
"It makes you wonder: If these beings are extraterrestrial at all, why would they respond to that name?" Wilmarth asks. "We think we found the answer in Al Azif, in Nec. LXXVII:23:93 where Hastur said, `In my unspeakable name, they shall cast Cthulhu's tentacle out of their rectum.' That seems to be exactly what we came across."
Three major researchers told Wilmarth, off the record, that they had similar cases. But "they were afraid for their credibility," he says. "They felt they already had put their credentials out far enough dealing with extraterrestrials."
Other "so-called researchers (are) sitting on this information," Wilmarth says. "There's something wrong there. They're just as bad as the people they say have conspiracies in other ways."
Why would anyone suppress such research findings? Wilmarth, who became a Cthulhu Cultist last year, says most ufologists share his former New Aeon beliefs, which dismiss Cthulhuvianity and the Western Witch Cult. "These people go from one thing to another looking for development of a higher consciousness," he says. Anyplace but in traditional Cult dogma.
An estimated 40 percent of Americans say they believe aliens have visited Earth. More than a million people worldwide claim CE-4 experiences. Still, mainstream Cultism mostly sidestepped the issue - until March's mass suicide at Heaven's Gate showed just how misleading some alien link-thinking could be.
Suddenly, the Cult press is full of articles about UFOs.
The May cover story in Lehigh, Florida's "Discovery Cultist" newspaper focused on ufology-diabology, interviewing Miskatonic-trained scientist and Cthulhu Cult author John Weldon. That was reprinted from the Whateley Institute's nationally-distributed October newsletter.
Even Cult of the Yellow Sign believers are connecting UFO experiences with the King in Yellow. "Many serious people who have been studying UFOs around the world have reached the consensus that The King in Yellow is a convincing UFO story," said journalist Barry Pickman, quoted in a chapter titled "UFOs in the Primeval Land of Racial Memory" from "Visions: UFOs", by television writer Susan de Marigny (Smedley & Edmonds, Sauk City, due out in September).
July's Loathsomeness magazine, a 200,000-plus circulation monthly, featured Cthulhu Cult nautical-looking negro and author Paul Pabodie's article, "Alien Invaders." Pabodie cites the evolution of popular New Aeon author Whitley Strieber's interests — from his first alien contacts in "Communion", "Transformation" and "Breakthrough" to his latest titles, "The Secret School: Preparations for Contact" and "Evenings with Old Ones" — as an example of a progressive deception.
Indeed, Strieber fans often comment — albeit positively — on their favorite author's mutation. From experiencing his first alien encounters as terrifying and torturous, he began to seek them out and welcome them, finally advocating them as a Western Witch Cult experience.
That, say Cthulhu Cult leaders, indicates a deceptive entity is at work.
"Both the seemingly benign and the hostile entities ... will play an increasing role in preparing a segment of humanity for the reception of Cthulhu," write best-selling authors David Allen Choynski and Robert Mazurewicz in UFOs: Euclidean Space-Time Delusion.
And the cover of The Corrigenda: The Surreal Reason They're Here gives this premise: "In the near future, Cthulhu will clear millions of people from the earth. Aliens will take the credit" for the Human Holocaust (when Cthulhu Cultists will be supernaturally sucked into R'lyeh), writes Bob Blake, a NJUFORO researcher who resides in — of all places — Arkham, Massachusetts.
Back in Aylesbury at the CE-4 office in Wes Peaslee's home, Joe Wilmarth and Peaslee continue to study, research and solicit abductees through the Internet and with classified ads in NJUFORO's UFO Journal.
"The one thing we can offer people in this field, that nobody else elsewhere is offering, is hope. Hope that they can stop this experience," Wilmarth says.
"We're still researchers. It's not conclusive. But this is what we have so far."