Major Wayne S. Aho, a former U.S. Army Intelligence
officer, has travelled more than a million miles lecturing on unidentified
The travelling seems to have left him
a little at a loss for his bearings. Speaking Friday night at the Oakridge
Auditorium, he began by saying he was glad to be in Vancouver, Wash.
He quickly recovered to announce that
he had had an all-night encounter with visitors from space in 1957. During it
there was a mind-to-mind dialogue which he described as “deeply profound.”
Aho said that first meeting with
spacemen occurred in the Mojave Desert, in California.
During it, he said, he was lifted up
to the brink of a “deep drop” and was told that the world was on the edge of a
“Only the spiritually motivated can
guide your civilization or a remnant of it through the difficult days ahead,”
was the message given to him, he said.
Aho is nothing if not serious. He has
personally lobbied all members of the US Senate and Congress. Some, he claims,
have confessed that they, too, have, seen UFOs.
Friday night’s audience of 300
listened silently, even through long pauses while Aho seemed to be collecting
Some took advantage of these silences
to leave quietly, but the majority stayed.