Introduction - by Martin Jasek
In August-September, 2003 UFO*BC started to exchange a series of communications with Jim G. from
a small town on the outskirts of London, UK. These detailed report can be
found at the following links
Mantis Account Part I
Mantis Account Part II
Mantis Account Part III
The three reports
describe Jim's frequent encounters or visitations from 2001 to 2004. We
receive many e-mails asking how Jim has been doing since then and if he
has had anything new to report. We are happy to post the following
update from Jim.
Update from Jim - April 12, 2008
Fortunately, I have nothing new to report, thank god-in my opinion,
living in London, seems to have done the trick and at the moment that's
all I care about.
Sometimes I still have to return, back to the original property but
mercifully those times are rare. However, as you can imagine, when I do
go back, I only sleep with the light on; it really wouldn't bother me,
if I never have another experience in my life.
Occasionally, I still have nightmares, waking up screaming, which I feel
is a reflection or symptoms of a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
So, I try and put the whole episode from my mind (thank goodness, I
documented it at the time). See, just reliving events can, mess up my
whole day... I go 'numb' and shutdown, overwhelmed by the sheer scale.
Anyway, I can't even begin to understand the motivation of the aliens,
these days I am trying to be more philosophical. Sometimes they were
cruel, like the time one fired some form of energy from the hand-held
device. Although I concede, could've been a defense mechanism thus
necessary from their perspective. And other times, they could be
informative/when they really didn't have to be.
Another aspect, which I really can't get over is, just how Sci-fi they
are... I know conveying the experience will always be subjective - and
people will think, my fear as some how affected my descriptions, but I'm
sure, as much as I know myself that I did manage to control my emotions
enough, to be objective and concentrate on getting an accurate
I promised, myself, I wouldn't give up telling my story, but, as soon as
I describe the 'aliens', pray-mantis-like flyhead, using a serpent
symbol, you can feel, (and unfortunately completely understandable,
given the circumstances), people’s skepticism and cynicism grow.
And I find myself in the paradoxical position of conceding that I too
would have been skeptical, and understand why people would, yet
vigorously maintaining these events took place in objective reality.
Alas, it comes down to evidence, and these guys are too good, wherever
they're from, whatever they're up to, one thing is for certain; they
want their existence to remain secret.
Anyway I digress, but my point is, I'm utterly amazed how some of the
sci-fi culture has got it right, how can the bridge between what is
happening and what most people think isn't possible be so? (Apart from
the lack of hard evidence). The skeptic will point to culture-influence
argument, a criticism often leveled towards abductees. But, I think, one
reason might be because some of our sci-fi can/is actually based upon
intelligent speculation/prediction. I'm just thinking out aloud, because
I collect pictures from the net which best try to convey my experience.
Such as this one..( er from a sub-B-movie/comedy, in my opinion
ironically called “Evil
I actually wonder whether the filmmakers read my account from the net or
similar accounts. Mere speculation I know, but if you didn't believe in
alien abductions, and if you're making a comedy/horror about it, I think
it's likely that you would research the scenario from accounts from the
UFO*BC will attempt to keep our readers informed of any further developments regarding
If you have any questions or comments
for Jim, you may send an e-mail to:
and I will pass it onto him. Please mention "Praying Mantis" in you subject