Jun 23, 2021 I Nick Redfern

Cryptoterrestrials or Extraterrestrials? The Reasons Why it Can’t be Both

Over the years I've written a handful of articles on a very controversial issue. It's that of what we might call "aliens in disguise." There are more than a few cases that describe aliens wearing long black wigs, wraparound sunglasses, even make-up to ensure their pasty and pale skin looks more like ours. Yes, I absolutely know how all of this sounds. That's right: it sounds totally crazy; even for many ufologists. Even for me! But, I have enough stories to put together a book on what we might call "Camouflaged Aliens" (although I won't be doing so, I should stress). In this strange category, there's no doubt it's the Men in Black and the Women in Black who pop up the most. In 2015, Dr. David M. Jacobs’ book, Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity, was published. As the title alone suggests, this is an extremely controversial book. Although it is heavily focused on so-called "alien abductees," it is not actually about abduction events, at all. Rather, its focus is on how our civilization is being nothing less than infiltrated by camouflaged, non-human creeps. And, yes, that word "infiltrate" is intended to suggest that nothing good can come from all of this. We’re talking about the ways in which potentially hostile creatures – with no real regard for us, the Human Race – are doing what they can to roam around and without being noticed as something strange. In Walking Among Us, some of these entities are described as looking "sickly," and as having extremely smooth, and very pale, skin. Jacobs talks about one particular creature being "greatly overdressed for the summer and his slicked-down hairstyle was wrong." Its attempt at infiltration wasn't so great.

There's another angle to this issue of "alien infiltration," too. It relates to the theories of Mac Tonnies, who wrote The Cryptoterrestrials. It's a book that provides a strange, but intriguing theory: that the UFO phenomenon might not have anything at all to do with aliens, but everything to do with an ancient, human race. In his book, Tonnies reeled off a number of cases that sounded very much like some of the accounts Jacobs presented in his book, in terms of the modus operandi of both groups. Not only that, Tonnies suggested the cryptoterrestrials - just like Jacobs' hybrids  - camouflage themselves, as a means to look more human. And with those long wigs being the usual tool of camouflage. Now, we come to the problem: the appearances, and activities, of the cryptoterrestrials and of Jacobs' alien hybrids are very much the same. Their agendas seem to be very much the same, too: namely, to move among us without being detected for what they really are. In light of the above, I have to say I find it highly unlikely that our planet would have two very different groups - one an ancient human species and the other a race of extraterrestrials - but who mirror each other to an uncanny and eerie degree.

Mac Tonnies

In light of the above, and after all the research I've done in this field of "creepy camouflage," I can only conclude that it's an either/or situation. The similarities and parallels are so close. So, which is it? Do we have extraterrestrials among us? Or, are there cryptoterrestrials on Earth and masquerading as aliens? I have no solid idea, but I strongly suspect there is a huge amount of deception going on somewhere. And, I should stress, I think it's way too far to think there are ancient humans and aliens both working together - and all at the same time. That's stretching things just way too far. The cryptoterrestrial theory is a fascinating one, but there's a big problem. Where are they all when they're not flying around in their craft? You may think that's a simple question, but it's not. Yes, we get reports now and again of UFOs coming out of the oceans, but certain not on a massive scale. Maybe, the cryptoterrestrials spend most of their time far below us, in the depths of the Pacific and the Atlantic. Not impossible, I guess. How about underground? Well, we don't get many cases of UFOs zooming in and out of the world's caves, something that suggests such areas are not the regular domains of the cryptoterrestrials. So, again: where do our cryptoterrestrials hide from us? That question could be applied to the hybrid alien theory, too. Where do all of these pale, wig-wearing "things" hide from us?

As you'll have realized by now, this whole "cryptoterrestrial versus extraterrestrial" issue is incredibly complicated. And, unfortunately, I don't see that same complication going away at any time soon. Something is using us, but I'm just not sure what it is: aliens infiltrating us, or, as Mac Tonnies suggested, an impoverished race of not-quite-human-beings who, against the odds, have managed to live alongside us, in deep stealth, for millennia.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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