"You Know the Truth is Out There. Let's Unite and Expose the Truth!"
Dear Readers, I am a 70 year old grandmother, former teacher and churchgoer. For 70 years I have kept my visitation history secret; the visits began in 1947, the year I was born, in Tucson, Arizona (1947 was a huge year for UFO visitations worldwide, over 1000 were reported in the US and Europe alone). I had kept this secret because I feared being mocked, shunned or labeled crazy. I do not care about that anymore. Because of my age, I made the decision to reveal my secret.
In 2016, I came forward with what happened to me during the first 25 years of my life when I was visited frequently by those I called my 'Bright Friends'. After several years of recording what I remembered about the visits (and I remembered a great deal, even though my Bright Friends communicated to me 'they didn't know why I was remembering'), I began recording my memories in a journal. The journal entries were turned into a book, "Bright Friends: The First 25 Years of Visitations 1947-1972 Tucson, Arizona".
Before writing the book, I 'came out' to my priest and several physicians. My priest said, " It's not that I don't believe you." My internist said, " Where do you think they are from?" and a psychiatrist at Mt. Sinai hospital in New York City said, "Do you see any of them walking around the ER now?" I had gone to Mt. Sinai on April 25, 2015 because my blood pressure rose to a dangerous level after a day of intense memory recall for the book. For some reason, I took pages of my galley, including drawings of the aliens and their ships. I thought if the doctors asked me 'why I was stressed?' I could show them. I arrived at Mt. Sinai at 6:30 pm and was given medication for my blood pressure. However, I was kept four additional hours and seen by five psychiatrists, who ultimately determined I was not delusional(I told the doctor asking me if I saw any of my 'friends' walking in the corridors of the ER, "No, why do you?") The following Monday, April 27, 2015, an article appeared on page 7 of the New York Post, titled " ET Visits the Bronx". A resident had taken pictures of a UFO flying over the Bronx, near my neighborhood, on Sat. the 25th of April, two days prior, the same night I went to Mt. Sinai with my story. I have saved both the article and the Mt. Sinai ER form, both I plan to put in the second 'Bright Friends' book, "Bright Friends 2: The Other Side of Midnight".
My Bright Friends were benevolent, kind and wise. They loved to laugh, and they loved me. As a small child I was treated as precious cargo. Even as an adolescent, whose ova were harvested with my permission, I was treated with love and respect.
They always communicated to me, "We are family; we are related" meaning us all. The human types looked just like us; the little blue/grey ones were smaller with large heads and lean little bodies. They were not ugly as usually depicted by drawings of 'the greys'.
They were researchers, scientists and explorers from another world(dimension)separated from ours by time and space. Mine is a never-ending story, and I will tell it until I pass from this earth.
We live in a world new physical bodies (aka planets) were recently sighted. Ours is an uncertain world often threatened by nuclear war. In the world of my 'Bright Friends' they have no war, no hunger, no sub-classes of life. To me, theirs is a world of certainty and peace. I will be forever grateful for my visitation history with my 'Bright Friends'. Sincerely, Karen Kalliopi Papagapitos