- Written by Paola Harris
- Category: Interviews
Editor's Note: this is part 1 of a 2-part interview Paola Harris conducted with Enrique Villanueva on 16 August 2015.
The interview was conducted in English with Enrique who is Spanish speaking.
It has been edited for clarity / readability.
PH: We are in the San Fernando Valley, and we are going to be interviewing Enrique Villanueva. This is part of a series where people who have had encounters, especially in Latin America, have volunteered to give me some information and to tell exactly how they lived through this very unique experience.
First of all, Enrique, you were born in Peru. Can you tell us a little bit about your background?
EV: Sure. I was born in Lima, the capital of Peru. I had my first sighting when I was seven years old, playing with friends outside my house. We saw this light coming up, and then there was a very bright flash - I was very impressed. Days later, another shape, I was closer to my home; I saw all of the adults running toward the avenue. We were the kids at the time, so we ran after them, trying to see what it was. Then we noticed this thing that looked like two plates touching. And this thing moved so fast, and then so gentle. And I remember the adults mentioning that it was an alien invasion or something like that. And we were kids and we were saying, “What is that, what is an alien?” A UFO in Spanish is Ovni, Objeto Volador No Identificado, unidentified flying object. So I think that was the first time I heard of aliens. My father was always interested in paranormal phenomena.
PH: So it was your father, in your family, who was interested. What did he do for a living?
- Written by Lee Nicholson
- Category: Interviews
[In association with The OutPost Forum]
David M. Jacobs Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at Temple University (Retired), specializing in 20th century American history and culture. He was granted his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1973, in the field of intellectual history. He also teaches a regular curriculum university course on UFOs: "UFOs and American Society", a course that has been running for over 25 year.
Dr Jacobs began researching UFOs in the mid-1960s, his first book 'The UFO Controversy in America' (1975), was essentially a revised version of his doctoral dissertation and is widely regarded as essential reading. In 1982 he met the late UFO abduction researcher and pioneer Budd Hopkins and following several years of tutelage carried out his first hypnotic regression in 1986. His second book; 'Secret Life: First hand accounts of UFO abductions' (1992) included testimony from 60 individuals and over 300 abduction events. This was followed by 'The Threat: Revealing the Secret Alien Agenda' in 1998.
In September of this year Dr Jacobs published a new book 'Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity'. He has kindly agreed to answer a series of questions about his work, the results of which are presented below:
Q - First of all thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. I wonder if you could start by telling us roughly how many people you have worked with over the years, is there a specific type of person who contacts you, or do you see more of a reflection of society in general?
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