May 13, 2014

Posted by in Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bud Hopkins, Dr. John E. Mack, Dr. Leo Sprinkle, ET Contact, Extraterrestrial Abduction, Extraterrestrial Agenda, UFO, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

WWMD (What Would Mack Do?)

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction, by impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive, or stereotyped behavior. Over the last 5 years, scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism.


A Hypothetical Research Grant Proposal

A widely accepted explanation for an apparent world-wide, rapid acceleration in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has remained elusive despite intense scientific investigation intent on discovering the etiology of this disorder.
Previous research carried out by Harvard University psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. John E. Mack, M.D. , among others, has suggested that Extraterrestrial Abduction (ETA) of human beings, and the harvesting of their human gametes for as yet unknown purposes, may be a widely unacknowledged but nonetheless ongoing phenomenon. Dr. John E. Mack, M.D.Scientific research intending to investigate and to potentially expose a heretofore unrecognized connection between Dr. Mack’s research findings and the world-wide, rapidly escalating prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder has not, to date, been undertaken.

We propose a scientific study designed to expose an association, if any such association exists, between maternal recall of such an ETA event as described in Dr. John E. Mack’s abduction research, and the subsequent birth to that mother of a child that has been diagnosed with ASD.

This research project will attempt to document any correlations among volunteer mothers of children diagnosed with ASD who give a history of spontaneous recall (i.e. unaided by hypnosis) of one or more ETA events, mothers of children diagnosed with ASD who recall one or more ETA events but only with the aid of hypnosis, live births of one or more children subsequently diagnosed with ASD, and the temporal relationships between these events. Statistical comparison and analysis will be made between those data and equivalent data sets obtained from otherwise matched mothers of children diagnosed with ASD but lacking a history of either spontaneous or hypnosis-aided recall of an ETA event. Such an approach could demonstrate a presently unanticipated and unrealized association between mothers with a history of ETA and the rapidly increasing prevalence of ASD world-wide.

If a positive correlation between a maternal ETA event and an increased likelihood of bearing a child subsequently diagnosed with ASD is demonstrated, this would not only serve to demonstrate that the acceleration in the prevalence of ASD world-wide is real and is not simply an artifact of better diagnostic criteria, improved screening techniques, and/or more accurate reporting. A positive correlation would also impart further validation to Dr. Mack’s courageous research, and to his surprising conclusions. Additionally, discovery of a positive correlation would serve to alert mankind to a covert and ongoing program, conceived and enacted by extraterrestrials, that is apparently centered on the wholesale genetic modification of humanity.

Funding that will enable this study to commence is hereby requested in the amount of $100,000.

A Question That Cannot Be Asked

Could such a research protocol as that suggested above result in the acquisition of new information which might help to elucidate a completely unanticipated reason for the apparent acceleration in the prevalence of ASD world-wide? Possibly so.
Will such a study be publically funded and undertaken at any time in the near future? This is extremely unlikely because, currently, our society remains trapped in a conundrum in which valid questions that appear to lend any credence to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis will not be addressed by the wider scientific community. Any such questions remain taboo. Any question framed by the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis, and there are potentially many such questions, simply cannot and will not be addressed by otherwise qualified members of established academia.

Many times has this statement been written: “Disclosure of the UFO/ET reality is vital to the proper social, spiritual, and scientific progress of mankind.”
Those of us who have managed to suspend our disbelief (as did Dr. Mack) long enough to inform ourselves about the UFO phenomenon and its associated Extraterrestrial Hypothesis currently recognize and acknowledge the existence of a great deal of evidence which robustly supports the conclusion that several phenomena surrounding the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis are real. However, the broad majority of our society remain intransigently resistant to affirming and accepting this now obvious conclusion. Our society therefore remains mired in a present world view in which not only are we disallowed from submitting research grant proposals such as the “Hypothetical Research Grant Proposal” above, but we remain socially constrained from even asking such (possibly) relevant questions, even among friends and family.

In considering ASD, we must acknowledge that we are confronting a relatively recently recognized variation in normal human development, the prevalence of which appears to be accelerating at a truly alarming rate, and the implications of which, for the future of humanity, could be nothing less than profound. Consider this graph and the statements below, taken from Wikipedia:
[Reports of autism cases per 1,000 children grew dramatically in the US from 1996 to 2007. It is unknown how much, if any, growth came from changes in autism’s prevalence.]

[“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report 1.5% of children in the United States (one in 68) are diagnosed with ASD as of 2014, a 30% increase from one in 88 in 2012.[10][11][12] The number of people diagnosed with autism has been increasing dramatically since the 1980s, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice and government-subsidized financial incentives for named diagnoses;[12] the question of whether actual prevalence has increased is unresolved.”]

With ASD we are dealing with a variation from normal human brain development and behaviors that, despite having identified apparent risk factors such as increased parental age (especially older fathers), male sex (>4:1), maternal diabetes, maternal bleeding, maternal use of psychiatric drugs (valproic acid) that are associated with ASD, the question of whether or not the actual incidence of ASD is increasing, and that of determining the root cause(s) of ASD, remain unresolved. Children born with ASD are suspected to have a heritable, but in most cases not inherited, change (mutation) in their genetic material (DNA). The important question is – if the prevalence of ASD is in fact increasing in our society, then what is causing these new genetic mutations to occur?

Again, from Wikipedia:[“Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether ASD is explained more by rare mutations with major effects, or by rare multigene interactions of common genetic variants. Complexity arises due to interactions among multiple genes, the environment, and epigenetic factors which do not change DNA but are heritable and influence gene expression. Studies of twins suggest that heritability is 0.7 for autism and as high as 0.9 for ASD, and siblings of those with autism are about 25 times more likely to be autistic than the general population. However, most of the mutations that increase autism risk have not been identified. Typically, autism cannot be traced to a Mendelian (single-gene) mutation or to a single chromosome abnormality, and none of the genetic syndromes associated with ASDs have been shown to selectively cause ASD. Numerous candidate genes have been located, with only small effects attributable to any particular gene. The large number of autistic individuals with unaffected family members may result from copy number variations—spontaneous deletions or duplications in genetic material during meiosis. Hence, a substantial fraction of autism cases may be traceable to genetic causes that are highly heritable but not inherited: that is, the mutation that causes the autism is not present in the parental genome.]

We can see that ASD is a disorder of relatively recent description that appears to be exhibiting a rapid increase in prevalence in our society and probably involves new (uninherited) genetic mutations. It is imperative that we also understand and acknowledge that the prevalence of this disorder appears to be increasing coincidentally with numerous reports, well documented by Dr. John E. Mack, M.D., among others, of extraordinary events in human history. This enigmatic avalanche of ASD cases is manifesting in temporal association with Dr. Mack’s unprecedented reports of ETAs of human beings, world wide, from every walk of life. These ETA events have several common elements. That is, many of Dr. Mack’s patients report having experienced these alleged ETA events during their reproductive years, and many report that gametes, either sperm or eggs, were harvested from them, against their will, at the time of their alleged ETA. Additionally, alleged ETA events have ceased as the “experiencers” have moved past their reproductive years and into middle age. Consider as well that, were a program initiated with a goal of, for example, human population control, then it would be designed to focus on preferentially rendering males (>4:1) less “fit” to reproduce. (A male can potentially impregnate many females over a 9 month period).

Each of these elements suggest that a link between ASD and the ETA phenomenon, as described in Dr. Mack’s research, could exist. Therefore, a complete epidemiologic investigation designed to ferret-out the root cause of the new genetic mutation(s) responsible for the apparent world-wide increase in the prevalence of ASD should include an aim to define what role, if any, the ETA phenomenon might be playing in the origin and explosive evolution of ASD.

“Sometimes, to stand up straight, you must lean into the wind.” (from the movie Winter in the Blood, based upon Montana author James Welch’s novel)

For decades UFO researchers have been “leaning into the wind” as they have battled to increase our awareness and understanding of the UFO and other, possibly related phenomena. A total lack of research funding, denial, ridicule, and at times intimidation have presented nearly insurmountable obstacles to their attempts to increase our understanding of these extraordinary, but still largely discounted phenomena. Scientific freedom to investigate the UFO, ETA, and other possibly related phenomena has been severely and unwisely restricted. Yet, despite these obstacles, and thanks the perseverance of researchers like Dr. John E. Mack, M.D., Bud Hopkins, and Dr. Leo Sprinkle, today we know a great deal more about the UFO and ETA phenomena. At the very least we can declare that we know enough about them to state with certainty that they exist. Given that they exist and that they are, without question, extraordinary, we can righteously postulate that their existence may be impacting our civilization in ways that, due to our imposed ignorance surrounding these phenomena, we have not yet been truly free to seriously consider and investigate.

The apparent rapid acceleration in the prevalence of ASD among our population may be one important manifestation of an extraterrestrial presence and intervention impacting our world. If this is indeed the case, it will behoove humanity to disrespect the long-standing and imposed taboo surrounding these subjects and to stop denying the UFO/ET/ETA reality. We can then be set free to discuss, to share information, and to move toward finding answers to myriad questions concerning who these visitors are, how they are appearing here in our reality, why they are here, how they may have previously influenced human civilization, how they view their relationship to humanity, and, most importantly, how we might establish a less frightening, peaceful, and perhaps mutually beneficial relationship with them.

We could begin this process by designing and funding a research protocol, with the help of professional epidemiologists, which will address the important question of whether or not the ETA research previously accomplished by Dr. John E. Mack, M.D., Bud Hopkins, and Dr. Leo Sprinkle may have an identifiable and causative association with the apparent explosive and alarming escalation in the world-wide prevalence of ASD. What do you think Dr. Mack would do?
Richard K. O’Connor, M.D.

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