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What are the Greys? Aliens, from Inner Earth or a Hoax?

The Greys are the most well known alien race

If you take an interest in ufology and the paranormal, and even if you don't, you are no doubt aware of alien beings commonly known as "The Greys." They are probably the best known alien race or type of extraterrestrial.

Most people have seen the images of a little men with whitish grey skin, holes for the nostrils, a slit-mouth and huge black wrap-around eyes. They appear in comics, in sci-fi films, in books and even as toys. Ask someone to draw an alien and the chances are they will draw a Grey.

You would think that seeing as what a Grey looks like is so well known that there would be a corresponding amount of information about these beings, and so there is but much of it is conflicting and none of it is supported by science.

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One of the first sources of information that gave rise to the belief in Greys was the "crashed flying saucer" that was said to have come down in Roswell in 1947. Some witnesses reported seeing the bodies of small humanoids that were in the craft whilst governmental stories circulated saying it was nothing more than a weather balloon.

One reason the traditional image of the Grey is so well-established is because it appeared on the front cover of Whitley Strieber's best-seller Communion. You would see it on most book-stands and in bookshop windows. Millions of people saw it that way and then a film that went on general release followed this.

The Greys are reported to be the main type of alien being that carries out abductions of humans, often subjecting their victims to painful and intrusive probes or examinations. Some people claim that samples of bodily fluids and flesh are taken by the creatures that have kidnapped them. Most abductees report that the aliens showed no emotion and didn't care if they hurt their victims or not.

Some people have said that these beings are telepathic. Others have reported other extraterrestrial or alien beings that accompany them in their craft and at their bases. From these reports has come the idea that the Greys work with or for other types that are known of such as the Reptilians.

But where are these Greys said to be coming from? Some authors and researchers such as Stewart Swerdlow say the Greys are from Zeta Reticuli. Swerdlow lists two types - Zeta Reticuli I and Zeta Reticuli II.

In his book Blue Blood, True Blood: Conflict and Creation, Stewart tells us that the former race were created by the Rigelians to "monitor humans on Earth." He says they asked the US government for asylum here but angered the government by lying to them. He further adds that this type of Grey is from a dying race due to "genetic/hormonal deficiencies" and he says they are abducting humans in an effort to create a hybrid race to save themselves and their culture.

The same author says that the Zeta Reticuli II type of Greys are controlled by the Reptilians and that they are "hooked up to a computer" and have a "group mind."

Freeman, of the Freeman Perspective series, has suggested that the Greys are actually an Inner-Earth race from this planet. My favourite alien contactee, Alex Collier, makes many references to the Greys in his interviews and writings.

Small humanoid beings that look like Greys have also featured in the Ray Santilli alien autopsy footage that has done the rounds with some people saying these autopsies were real and others claiming it is all a hoax.

Some ufologists and conspiracy theory writers and researchers have come to the conclusion that the Greys are actually either humans dressed as aliens and that the abductions are carried out by secret and sinister military forces or that the little beings are created by some form of mind-control involving hypnosis and mind-altering drugs.

Then there is the website by Nancy "an emissary" for the Zeta Greys, and I have added the link to the site in the Greys links menu but I will leave you to make of it what you will

Personally I believe in the Greys and in more than one race. As far as I know I have never met or seen any but I cannot be sure because I have seen many UFOs and it is well-established that an abductee's memory can be wiped or changed by the beings doing the abducting.

Stewart Swerdlow talks about "green slime" in one of his books and I have seen this. I have a friend who used to live in Cardiff, who claimed to have had visitations by the Greys, and once in a house she was staying at after once such experience I saw green slimy marks on a bedroom wall and they looked like they had been left by fingers.

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Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on April 17, 2014:

Thank you, Nadine!

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on April 17, 2014:

Loved your article and we have personally hosted Stewart Swerdlow in Cape Town. voted up!

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on July 16, 2012:

Thanks for commenting!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 16, 2012:

Interesting but I don't believe such things

Nightwatcher512 on October 01, 2011:

For people who dont believe that's fine but if they invade like the lady who got cut off on the Tavis Smiley show last year believes then next year were in for a rude awakening. Thanks for reading this hope I didn't offened anyone.

kellergrover from 734 Sundown Lane,Mcdade,TX on September 18, 2011:

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Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on June 22, 2011:

I haven't seen it yet but thanks for posting!

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on June 22, 2011:

I've actually found the only genuine looking photo of an alien grey on the entire internet, I used for my hub on aliens, ufo's and 2012. What do you think? Real or fake? It's certainly very convincing.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on March 12, 2011:

Thanks for posting, Brooke!

Brooke Ashley on March 11, 2011:

That video is way creepy, but cool.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on March 10, 2011:

Thank you for your comments!

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on March 10, 2011:


Fascinating hub. I can't make up my mind about the 'Greys' there seems to be a lot of conflicting stories about them. But makes the subject even more interesting.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on December 27, 2009:

Agreed on that! :)

Writer Rider on December 27, 2009:

Bard, yes, sorry for the late reply, but if the reptilians exist it only makes sense that there would be both good and bad. Greys too.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on December 27, 2009:

Proven by whom?

lljames on December 27, 2009:

I don't believe what I see, I believe what is universally proven.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on November 06, 2009:

Thank you, John! I am well aware of Philip but can't mention everything and everyone! lol

johnwindbell from - the land of beards and buggies on November 06, 2009:

Woah .....super hub. I'm surprised you've said nothing of Philip Schneider. He can be found on my hub 'UFO, No' He mentions the same connection, only in a different way.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on June 07, 2009:

Hi Susana! I have not read those books but I know about Montauk from my friend Stewart Swerdlow. Thanks for the link!

Susana Smith from UK on June 07, 2009:

Enjoyed your hub! I came across this website a while back - thought you might be interested to have a read. Lots of interesting discussion on aliens and spirituality among other things.

I'm wondering whether you have read any of the Kryon books (?), as there's some good explanations there of why aliens come to earth and what they're trying to do.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 31, 2009:

Thanks for your feedback, Prasetio30 and Adam from Australia!

How can you be so certain of your claims, Adam?

adam from australia on May 31, 2009:

i kno about them living amoung us and alott more then u will ever kno if 1 of you r an alian come and visit me or if u have been abducted by alians add me to msn ill talk to you if you are willing to talk ...oh and we r all half anunnaki they are comeing back in 2012

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on May 30, 2009:

nice hub. I am interesting with alien.thanks for information about alien.

Debra Allen from West By God on May 22, 2009:

There is loads of information on Crystallinks! That is one of my favorite sites!

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 22, 2009:

Yes, there's the story of the pillar of cloud by day that led the Israelites for a start.

The Vedic scriptures which are older still have vimana flying machines:

Debra Allen from West By God on May 22, 2009:

Yes, just as there are good and bad humans. The Bible has UFO connotations all through it. I did give the link to that site as well here. Anyone in the days that history was written so long ago would have very well thought that a HUGE ship that comes out of clouds would have been thought of as a God and the same with a Good and Mericiful God versus the God that kills and has us kill for him.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 22, 2009:

Thanks for your additional feedback, WR! I was sceptical about that story too and had seen it before. Having said that I am sure there are both "good" and "bad" types of reptilians in the universe!

Writer Rider on May 21, 2009:

"had an agenda when relying her info in the first place." Sorry, had to type very fast because I'm rushing somewhere.

Writer Rider on May 21, 2009:

Very interesting. I have to finish it later. There are probably reptilians living underground but I'm extremely sceptical of that account. I wouldn't trust such a species for the life of me and it sounds like they want to colonize the surface of the earth...which means that Lacerta had and agenda to rely her information in the first place.Of course, that account could be truthful, I'm just sceptical of it especially considering the malevolent things they are rumored to do. The bible and other religious texts can't be collectively wrong as well.  Interesting read, like I said, I'll respond further after I've finished it.

Debra Allen from West By God on May 21, 2009:

Writer Rider,

I have known about the hybridizing humans.  The other theory is that they were here long before we were.

I think I posted a link to someone who talked to the reptilian race that lives inside our planet up in one of my comments.  It is interesting to read.  Some people scoff at it and laugh about it, but I believe there is some truth in it.  Some things just make sense as to wht they tell them.  This is the one:

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 21, 2009:

According to many sources time travel is real. Yes, I have heard that too!

My problem is finding out what is the truth from all these claims! They cannot all be right!

Writer Rider on May 21, 2009:

I heard they're human beings from the future myself. Maybe that's why they feel entitled to our reproductive cells (hypothetically of course...not sure time travel can exists).

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

Stewart Swerdlow says the beings from Rigel signed a deal with the US government for a technology swap in exchange for being able to abduct humans. He also says that the Rigelians originally created the Zeta Reticuli I Greys who lied to the government and that these Greys are now on bad terms with both the Rigel aliens and the government.

Lady G, yes, I have heard that they have googles protecting their true eyes and further that their skin is not their true skin either but is a one-piece suit.

Writer Rider on May 20, 2009:

LadyG, it's true that they wouldn't need outside sex organs for hermaphrodites, but they're purportedly abducting people and creating hybrids and there must be a reason for it. Another possibility would be to acclimate themselves to our world because ours is much more pleasant than theirs...I don't know. However, I personally believe they're malevolent. Not all aliens are malevolent, but I believe they are.

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

Wroter Rider, that would put a new spin on them if they happen to be hermaphrodites--they wouldn't need outside sex organs.

Writer Rider on May 20, 2009:

Yes, Bard, I've also heard they've made a deal with these aliens who are said to be malvolent, no sure. In other words, we seem to have made a deal with the devil when, oddly enough, when pleiadians (a benevolent alien race) were rumored to have gone to come to our government during WWII they were denied in favor of the greys.

As for being a dieing race, I believe they may be failing in their attempt to survive. Why, well, if that autopsy is any indicator, they can't seem to grow sex organs.

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

I heard or read somewhere that their big eyes that the grey's have are just goggles to protect their eyes and that they look more human than we are led to believe.. I don't remember where I heard or read it though. It was recently though.

Wayne Tully from Hull City United Kingdom on May 20, 2009:

Yes it has, but that tape only seemed to surface in the 90's which made it quite odd to film something in the 40's and then have a clear looking autopsy clip that hadn't age etc.

I wonder what the real autopsy looked like?!!

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

Yes, indeed, there are very many theories and I couldn't present them all! Thanks for mentioning the time travel idea!

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

This has been going on before the 1950's waynet! It isn't new to say the least!

Wayne Tully from Hull City United Kingdom on May 20, 2009:

There are all sorts of theories I've heard about the greys and they all seem quite plausible in their own way, I seem to like the one were the greys are our future selves coming back to change history sort of like a back to the future type yarn to save themselves in the future.

It's interesting seeing that supposed alien autopsy again as I remember it so vividly when it first appeared in 95, alhough it is regarded as a fake autopsy to cover up the real one, I guess only time will tell when the greys will make themselves known worldwide to us!

lumberjack on May 20, 2009:

damn alien scum >:(

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

Thank you, I will reply!

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

I sent you a PM just now.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

As far as I know Clifford Stone is still alive, yes!

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

He sparked somehting that I was reading a while ago and did get the website. It may interest you:

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

Is this guy still alive? I know that most of the people in the militry who did speak up eventually got killed.

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

Thanks, I am going there right now!

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

I have heard 56 different races according to Clifford Stone:

Debra Allen from West By God on May 20, 2009:

I have heard there are three different types of ET's running around and all with different agendas. Whe our earth peopl'e came into the industrial age and this very fast computer age, some say it is from the Devil but it is really from The Federation in the Universe. Yeah I thought they were really talking about Star Trek at first too. Most people who I have talked with who use the Bible faithfully--are being mislead--but what the Bible says is true--only it is manipulated by these such beings. They are giving us information but not all of it--sort of like spoon feeding us a small bit at a time. It is all the Illuminati for sure. We are not the only planet in the Universe and we were not the first either. Adam and Eve (in my opinion) were just the *first to be recorded* on THIS planet. How many more were there that were not recorded or that we have not found the records of such? I believe many more.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

Yes, Writer Rider, it appears they are very real! The "underground government agency" are hardly trustworthy themselves though! I have heard from several sources that the government made a deal with the Greys, although they were advised not to, but the Greys didn't keep their side of it.

There are several possibilities but if the reports that the Greys are a dying race are correct then it sounds as if they are desperate to preserve themselves and are not worried about how they achieve this.

There are also said to be more than one type of Grey and not all are said to be hostile.

I think it is a complicated situation, and one thing is for sure, we are not being given the whole truth about what is going on!

Writer Rider on May 20, 2009:

According the research I've done online, greys are small patronizing, lying geneticists with a violent temper. They are all but confirmed by the underground government agency which operates outside the U.S constitution and they are confirmed by countless government officials.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 20, 2009:

Thank you for the new link, Lady G and for your post too, Kushal!

Kushal Poddar from Kolkata,India on May 19, 2009:

There is more things in the heaven and earth.

Debra Allen from West By God on May 19, 2009:

I still cannot find it, but I did find a site that has just about everything you could want to look at:

Debra Allen from West By God on May 19, 2009:

I had one site, that is taken down now, that had the history of Earth from the Mothership of the first Druids. I was trying to search for it, but haven't come up with that info yet. I keep getting games.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2009:

Thank you for these too!

Debra Allen from West By God on May 19, 2009:

There are more:

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2009:

Thanks for those links, Lady G!

Debra Allen from West By God on May 19, 2009:

A couple of sites to add here:

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2009:

If you do a bit of research you will find that according to David Icke and others the main government figures have alien blood or are controlled by aliens, as is the whole system here and always has been. There is no point for beings who run the show to "openly contact us" when they are already openly and not so openly in charge of it all anyway! William Bramley's excellent Gods of Eden looks in detail at how the "custodians" have controlled and manipulated human affairs.

There are many alien races involved in any case and the situation is complicated and subject to change. Disclosure Project witness Sgt Clifford Stone says there are at least 56 known alien species visiting or involved with the Earth and its inhabitants.

men are dorks from Namibia on May 19, 2009:

I always thought this alien stuff is hog-wash, still do, but its interrsting to see the clip... and yet, I'm still not convinced coz if these creatures were to be so super intelligent, why has none openly "contacted" us. Its a ploy by gov, they'r hiding something sinnister.

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2009:

Thank you, Montana Farm Girl!

Montana Farm Girl from Northwestern Montana on May 19, 2009:

Absolutely intriguing!!!!!

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2009:

Thank you, lxxy!

lxxy from Beneath, Between, Beyond on May 19, 2009:

Way cool! =D Not that us Coasties didn't know this stuff. ;)

Steve Andrews (author) from Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2009:

You are welcome! Thanks for posting!

wittywriter from Concord New Hampshire on May 19, 2009:

interesting hub... thanks

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