Fluorescence Markings Found On Claimants Of Alien/Extraterrestrial Contact
By Eve Frances Lorgen, M. A.
How often have you heard about the aftermath of the classic alien abduction experience: a UFO sighting,
missing time, unusual body marks, dreamlike memories of large black
eyed alien creatures, and varying degrees of post traumatic stress? But,
on the other hand, have you ever heard about the afterglow of the alien
Derrel Sims, Chief Investigator of UFO Abductions for Houston UFO Network (HUFON), discovered unusual fluorescence markings on numerous abductees who claimed alien contact.
According to Sims, he got the idea from his research and the fact that
fluorescence - a luminescent light emission in the presence of an
ultraviolet (black light) energy source - was observed in many of the
cattle mutilation investigations thought to be associated with UFO activity.(4)
Sims intuition proved to be right on target. Darrel's investigations
revealed fluorescence markings on various body sites of abductees in
approximately five percent of his abduction cases. As a biochemist who
routinely worked with fluorescence, I was intrigued. Seeking a
scientific explanation for the "afterglow" effect, I accompanied Derrel
Sims on a routine abduction investigation to witness the fluorescence
An abductee who claimed a recent alien encounter was interviewed by Derrel, myself, and Dr. Roger Leir, a podiatrist from Thousand Oaks, California,
who graciously offered his medical office and consultation free of
charge. Following the interview the four of us huddled together in a
small, darkened doctor's office, switched on Derrel's ultraviolet black
light and observed bluish-white fluorescence on portions of the
patients' hands and fingers. Dr. Leir rubbed the abductees hand to check
if the fluorescence could be removed - it didn't. Derrel remarked that
the fluorescence is often subdermal and cannot be washed away. I
suggested that an alcohol swab could remove or quench the fluorescence -
so the doctor wiped the afflicted areas with an isopropyl alcohol swab.
Immediately, the fluorescence faded. Within minutes the patient's hand
was checked with the black light and again, Derrel's intuition was
correct. The luminescence returned in its original intensity and color,
and was apparently subdermal.
I was still skeptical. The
fluorescence could be something from the natural environment, some
offending agent such as cosmetics, laundry detergent or even dog urine.
Dried dog urine fluoresces upon UV irradiation and landlords will
routinely check their tenants living quarters with a black light to
check for evidence of dog urine. Some laundry detergents and soaps
contain fluorescent optical whiteners and brighteners.
Simple, innocuous things such
as the paper-like tags sewn onto clothing necklines contain fluorescent
whiteners that can leach into the skin - subdermally. (I noticed this
accidental fluorescence one morning!) Interfering substances such as
these must be ruled out when investigating for fluorescence due to
alleged alien contact. However, if this fluorescence was a genuine
artifact left behind inadvertently by the alien 'abductors' - then what
valuable information could be extrapolated about the mysterious alien
reviewed Derrel's fluorescence
findings from several other abductees and constructed a chart.. The
findings were startling. The primary fluorescence found on abductees
following an abduction appeared in the yellow-green region of the
visible spectrum. Body sites included portions of the arms, shoulder,
ears, breasts, legs, hands, chin, chest and even inside the mouth. Most
of the fluorescence was subdermal. In one case, a dime sized marking on
the palm was rigorously massaged, and fluorescence diffused into the
massaged areas of the hand and fingers, and remained subdermal.
An unusual reddish-pink
fluorescence was discovered on the hands, fingers, palms and neck
regions of an abductee who recalled handling and cuddling alien-human
infant hybrids during her encounter. White fluorescence was found in the
mouth, oral mucous membranes and tongue. Blue fluorescence was observed
on the hands, and on the arm in an unusual heart shaped mandelbrot
design. Markings such as the crescent, triangle, and heart shaped
mandelbrot appeared as if they were deliberate designs or 'brands' on
certain individuals. But in general, most of the fluorescence was found
as irregular splotching. All fluorescence was visualized using a
commercially available UV (short and long wave) black light source in a
darkened area. Most fluorescence faded within one to four days following
the alleged alien encounter.
After reviewing Derrel's
findings, I asked - why fluorescence? Are the aliens - or whomever is
handling the abductees - bioluminescent? Are they deliberately using
fluorescent labels to mark the abductees? To understand fluorescence's
uses, a simplified overview of fluorescence is described herein.
The Nature of Fluorescence
On chemical level, when a
luminescent substance absorbs certain forms of chemical energy or light,
(often in the UV range) its electronic configuration is excited to a
higher energy level, after which it returns to its ground state - along
with excess energy. This excess energy is released as a quantum of light
- fluorescence. Luminescent substances or fluorophores can exist in
biological organisms as bioluminescence , in chemical reactions as
chemiluminescence, and as direct fluorescence - whereby the excitation
source of energy is direct light (i.e., UV).
In bioluminescent organisms
such as the firefly, certain fungi, worms and marine life, emission of
fluorescence is activated by a biochemical process rather than direct
light energy (1, 6). An example of
chemiluminescence is true phosphorescence, whereby the greenish glow is a
result of the element phosphorus reacting with oxygen in the air.
Direct fluorescence can be observed with organic fluorophores and with
naturally occurring minerals such as willemite, feldspar and uranium
minerals.(5) There are myriads of organic
fluorescent compounds such as aromatic dyes, some drugs, petroleum oils,
fats, and fluorescent labels and probes. In the biotechnology industry
alone there are hundreds of fluorescent probes,
the most common use being labeling of cells and biomolecules, such as
DNA. Fluorophores are also excellent tools for the detection of trace
metals and pesticides in analytical chemistry.
Based on my knowledge and experience with fluorescence, Sim's findings on abductees can suggest several things:
Fluorescent contamination of
substances in the abductees' natural environment. These things can be
ruled out by checking for fluorescence with a black light in the
individual's home and work environment. If the fluorescence is
subdermal, then the offending agent has the ability to diffuse into the
skin such as an oil or solvent. (The cyclic, aromatic nature of organic
fluorophores enable them to attract to oil-like tissues, hence, a reason
for subdermal diffusion ability).
The irregular splotching
suggests possible handling by alleged alien entities, as if the
fluorescence were transmitted due to a naturally occurring or
contaminating component (i.e., the fluorophore they mark with) on the
alien skin. An alien "fingerprint" if you will. Fluorescence has also
been reported on mutilated cattle.(4) However, the source and mechanism of this fluorescent phenomenon may be different from what we observe on abductees.
The design patterns such as
the crescent, mandelbrot and other unique markings suggest a possible
application, identification or marking of fluorescent material on the
bodies of the abductees. (Some mutilated cattle associated with UFO
activity are believed to be pre-marked before surgical excisions.)
Anomalous fluorescence of
substances not normally fluorescent may be due to electronic transitions
from high energy levels, such as interdimensional shifts.
Color of Fluorescence
Body Site Found
J-shape crescent, 1" long
2.5" bar with 3, 0.5" tick marks below
Chin, chest, clavicle
10" isosceles triangle, point to of chin to tops of clavicle
Irregular marking, splotching
Backs of calves
Irregular marking, splotching
Dime size circle, diffused into hand and fingers w/ massage
Tops of feet
"Splatter marks" topical and subdermal. Some wiped away, some diffused into skin
Very light blue-white
Inside right bicep
2" lengthwise strip in center of tongue
4" heart shaped mandelbrot
0.75 " long, 0.187" wide rectangular mark
Pink-red (hot pink)
Spots, irregular splotching
Tongue, nostril, face
Chest, pubic areas, face, neck, tongue
Irregular diffuse dots, lasts several months, recurs
Fluorescence fading time ranged from one hour to 14 days.
Fluorescence visualized with a UV black light in a darkened area.
The fluorescent design marks
found on abductees are probably some type of organic fluorescent
material used by the "abduction handlers" as evidenced by their
fluorescence and their ability to diffuse into the subdermal layers of
the skin. Most of the fluorescence seen on abductees post abduction are
subdermal yellowish-green or bluish-lavender irregular splotch marks.
This suggests a contamination of the fluorophore used as markers by the
aliens - albeit sloppy lab technique. Or more interestingly, a naturally
occurring fluorescent residue transmitted from alien skin - perhaps a
unique form of bioluminescence.
According to some cattle
mutilation research, a luminescent substance was found marked on the
surgically excised areas of the cattle.(4)
Whether or not this is the same fluorescent material observed on the
abductees is unknown at this time. To make a clearer assessment of what
is truly happening, and what these fluorescent substances are, would
require a costly, analytical qualitative analysis. Until such testing is
completed, I can only make an educated guess on the "afterglow effect".
A good hunch can get us on the right track. But paradoxically, in
academic scientific circles, seeing is not believing - even if aliens are standing right in front of us - glowing!
What will it take for the
scientific community and the world at large to believe that alien
abductions are happening right under our noses? It will take more than
scientific facts, credibility and witnesses to prove aliens are "out
there." What it will take is brilliant human intuition - to outsmart the
alien presence - so we don't end up like the cattle.
Leninger, Biochemistry, Worth Publishers, 1979. Second Edition. pp. 504
Kasten, Frederick, Fluorescent Probes used in Molecular Biology, (1991), Williams and Wilkins, Ch. 2
Baur, Henry, et al, Instrumental Analysis, Allyn and Bacon, (1978), pp.243-46
Sims, Derrel, personal communication
Robbins, Manuel, Gems and Minerals Under UV Light, (1994), Geosciences Press, Inc.
Kohen, Santus, and Hirschberg, Photobiology, Academic Press, (1995), Ch. 6