Sunday, October 01, 2006



An old Turkish saying goes: “The past and the future of the Turkish nations are written in the stars.”

When my ancestors, the Shamanic Turks, started their journey from Central Asia towards today’s Turkey 5000 years ago, they brought with them a very important tradition, and a vital view of the cosmos that resonates today. They knew that we are not alone in the universe, that life and intelligent people can be found in other stars—and that these people come to Earth to visit and interact with us.

Maybe that’s why in modern Turkish society UFO sightings or abduction cases are considered normal. Maybe that’s why Turkish people’s approach is extremely open minded and understanding to Extra Terrestrial contacts and visits. When there is a UFO sighting you can see the news on the front pages of the most important national papers and you can watch the coverage on prime time TV.

Turkey was and is a special place ripe with spiritual and paranormal unexplained cases and mysterious places and our folklore is woven with tales of these things. Our mythology and history are a living proof of the cosmic consciouness. The original Turks were called “GökTürk.” Gök means sky, Türk means human, one, people. The translation: “Sky People”. In our mythology and traditions the contacts with people who came from the sky always have a very important place. Our very early creation stories started with the existence of “Flying Gods” Kara-han. Everything started with a God who had the gift or the ability of flight. Ancient Turks also believed in a God who lives in the sky and they called him “Sky God”. Our epic creation story starts like this…

“Now there is no earth,There is only water, only endless waterClear to the four corners of nothingWithin this brightness, within this blankness,Is only God Kara-han, the Gander flying lonely.”

Not only the Gods, also the leaders of ancient Turkish tribes had different, paranormal qualities. One of them was Oguz Kagan who was a historical personality and the founder of the nomadic Hun-Turk Empire over 2200 years ago.
His life started in extraordinary conditions. According to tradition he started to talk when he was only 3 days old. In fact he was a celestial soul who lived in a physical human body. When he was born his skin color was blue. The general aspects of his body were quite different from any other man. His feet were like a bull’s, his hands were like lion claws. And his body was covered with hair. This description easily brings to mind a hybrid being who has half-human/half non-human physical characteristics. And the most important thing is that he was accepted and highly respected because of his different aspects instead of being rejected because he was different from the others.
When the time came for him to find a wife and start to a family another interesting encounter happened…
“One day Oguz Kagan was praying to God. It got dark. And a piece of light fell to earth from the night sky. The light was brighter than the moon. Inside of the light there was a girl. Oguz Kagan saw the girl, she was alone. She was wearing a spark on her head, a spark that was brighter than the North Star.
Oguz Kagan liked the beautiful girl. They slept together and she got pregnant. The next day while Oguz Kagan was sitting in his tent he was visited by a male wolf. The wolf came from a ball of light which suddenly appeared in the tent. From this marriage Oguz Kagan had 3 sons. He named them Sun, Moon and Star.”
Oguz Kagan is a human being from the earth, and he makes love with (an alien) woman who comes from the sky in a ball of light. Also a wolf comes to visit him from nowhere traveling in a ball of light too.

In one of the stories about him there is an interesting description of a metal house. The story says:

“Oguz saw a house on the road. The roof was made from gold, the windows silver and the walls iron. The house had a door but there wasn’t any key.”

In another narration we see the description of a “house with wings.” A flying house maybe? This house has many corners and it’s shaped like a polygon. I have to add that thousands of years ago Shamanic Turks were nomadic, they used to live in tents just like Native Indians. A house made of iron was something completely unknown to them.

Another story from the Uygur Turks:
“There was a huge tree between two rivers. One day from the sky a light landed over the tree. With the light, music started to play. At the same time the trunk of the tree was swelling out and getting larger. The tree was opened and inside there were five rooms. Bugu-han the leader of the Uygurs was born from these rooms (or he came out from there).” Something landed from sky with light and music. Here a tale from Turkey’s ancient tradition anticipates another tale which has become a modern classic of UFO lore: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, in which the flying saucer sends code messages with color and music.

The wolf was a very important animal and a mystical symbol for Gök Türks. They believed that they were created by the wolves. Wolf was a noble, protective animal and a spiritual guide. Many other creation stories start with the visit of a wolf. Another sample;

“A Turkish tribe leader had two beautiful daughters. They were such gorgeous girls that no man from earth was worthy to marry them. He had a dream. In his dream he was told that his daughters were made to marry to Gods, and a new nation would rise from this union. Tribe leader built a high tower and put the girls there. They started to pray and wait for the Gods. And one day the Sky-God they had been awaiting arrived. The God was in the shape of a male wolf. The girls realized that he was the one that they had to marry. The wolf took the girls with him. They got married, and from this marriage were born the Oguz and Uygur Turks.”

In ancient Turkish society, the symbol of wolf was everywhere, in daily life, in narrations, religious beliefs, in the flags and in money bills. Interestingly, in the present day some alien abductions start with the appearance of a wolf. The abductee may see a wolf at the beginning or at the end of the abduction case. Writer and abductee Whitley Streiber stated that he saw the wolves during and after some of his abduction cases. And earlier, long before he started to remember his alien abductions, when he was writing fiction, one of his best sellers was “Wolfen”. It was a story told from the vision of wolves. Many abductees mention the hypnotic effect of Gray Alien’s big deep dark eyes. And sometimes the memory of the Gray is shifted with the memory of a Wolf.

For my ancestors, Shamanic tradition was a path between earth and sky. Shaman was the special soul incarnated in human body, healer, psychic who can contact with celestial beings and visitors from other worlds. Today’s supernatural legends were the daily reality or the nighmares of the darkness for Shamanic Turks. The existence of dangerous and aggresive types of non-human beings who spent time chasing and harming new born babies and their mothers created a great deal of fear in many Turkish tribes in Central Asia.
According to written texts the Ancient Turks’ biggest enemy was a creature called “Al Karısı” (Scarlett Woman). This was a tall, very ugly looking female creature, with a big head, long hands and nails and strange-shaped feet. It is also said that she wore a red costume. It is said that Scarlett Woman used to eat the internal organs of the new born babies, their mothers, and horses. She was also trying to get young girls and young boys as her victims.
She was also a perfect shape shifter. Sometimes she showed herself as a woman and in other times changed into a cat, dog, goat, bird or a fox. There are some cases where Scarlett Woman changed to look like a family member of the young mother.

In some regions and in some villages of modern Turkey they still fear the Scarlett Woman.The stories about her are always similar. She gets into the victim’s room. Suddenly the victim loses the ability to move, talk or scream. Scarlett Woman has psychic powers such as creating a total hypnosis or cataleptic condition over her victims. The victim can see and hear everything but cannot speak, scream, ask for help or move even though he/she is still conscious.

Only a very quick reaction of praying can save the victim from the hands of the monster. Sometimes one or two men from the family will stay with the mother and her newborn baby and they try to keep the mother awake. Because sleep is one of attractions to Scarlett Woman. When there is no protection the result is a sudden death or a long term illness. Another protection against Scarlett Woman is to stick a needle or stake into her heart just like the vampire legends.

General aspects of an alien abduction start with a huge heaviness and the difficulty of movement. The abductee can see and hear everything but cannot speak, scream or move. Maybe alien abduction is not a very contemporary phenomenon. Maybe this procedure started a long time ago and it was called something else according to time and the geographical regions and beliefs of the world.



I really don’t remember when I first thought about Extra Terrestrial life or interdimensional beings. Because since I was aware of myself as a tiny child in Istanbul, I was also aware of the existence of different life forms around us. Even though they weren’t visible to us in the physical sense all the time, they used to make themselves very obvious to me using other, subtle means of communication. They spoke to me through my family and its history. My mother’s family is well-known in our native Turkey for psychics and paranormal investigators. The concept of the paranormal was and is a family tradition, and I was raised in a very open minded environment towards spiritual subjects. In fact the word “paranormal” isn’t used in my Turkish household. To us it’s a normal part of life. Turkey itself is a land of mysteries both ancient and modern. Today’s many UFO phenomena in Turkey share a thread that links them to thousands of years of folkloric tradition. So maybe my great grandfather was not surprised when he was visited by aliens...
My great grandfather, Emin Refik, was one of the first French and mathematics teachers at Istanbul University. In the late 1890’s he was a young teacher, married and with 5 children. Emin was a talented and idealistic teacher but since the salary he received from the government was meager, from time to time his family had financial problems. In those days my great grandfather felt completely helpless. But then, one day when his wife and children were visiting relatives in another city, something very unusual happened. One morning as he stepped out of the house to go to the university, he saw a very old man smiling at him from the opposite sidewalk. The old man approached Emin and spoke to him. Though he was a stranger, the old man knew his name, about his family, his job and even his financial problems. The stranger insisted that he was ready to help and told to Emin that late in the night he was going to have some visitors, visitors he should not fear. As a scientific young man my great grandfather didn’t take this conversation seriously. He quickly forgot about the funny old man and busied himself at the university with his students.
That night he came home and went to bed. Before he fell asleep the bedroom door opened. Two visitors entered. They were tall, and though they walked on two legs my great grandfather later insisted they had reptilian characteristics. They wore no clothes and their skin was dark, oily and partly covered with hair. Though the stranger had told him not to fear the visitors it was impossible not to, particularly as they looked at him through the elliptical pupils of a snake’s eyes. Emin tried to move, scream, do something… but it was impossible. He was under a total paralysis. The reptilian visitors were trying to communicate with him. He felt a very heavy pressure over his body. At the same time a strange vibration was filling the room. His bed started to shake. One of the reptilians got onto the headboard of the bed while the other stayed at the foot. Emin started to fight against them mentally. He repeated again and again that they were not allowed to be in his home, and commanded them to leave. Emin was unaware of how much time elapsed.
At the end of the night, the two reptilians left him. While they were going they looked at him and said something about his family. He remembered these words spoken telepathically in his mind: “From you to three generations...” And they were gone. Emin Refik was in shock. He couldn’t sleep the rest of the night. He got dressed and decided to leave for the university very early. Outside another surprise was waiting for him: the old man that he met one day before. The stranger looked at him with disappointment and said, “I believed that you were an intelligent man... you lost a big chance.” After these words he left. Emin Refik preferred to forget about this incident, and there was no one to talk to about it anyway. This was decades before science fiction had filled people’s imaginations with this kind of incident.
This story was told in the family and accepted at face value. My great grandfather was visited by two monsters. Was he abducted by them? Was there missing time? Any scars, cuts, bruises on his skin? We don’t know. Maybe yes, maybe no…
Years past, his two sons became lawyers, and his three daughters teachers. All of them were psychics. They were the first generation of psychics in my family. My aunt was from the second generation and she was a psychic too. And I am the third generation psychic-paranormal researcher from my family. What happened that night to Emin Refik is a big mystery. Did they really want to help him? Was their gift to him a psychic talent to be passed to his children? Who knows. Maybe the help or the gift was being able to communicate with the beings of other dimensions. Maybe the richness wasn’t something material but something spiritual such as understanding the cosmos. Understanding the endless possibilities of a cosmos peopled with endless numbers of beings. Being open minded and accepting the truth.
That’s why I wasn’t surprised at all when I had my first UFO sighting during my high school years. A very clear and close UFO encounter is not unusual in modern Turkey. But the interesting fact of this sighting was that I had a precognitive dream about it ten days before the actual sighting. These were the days that I started to develop very clear and sometimes troubling psychic visions and telepathic communications of my own. In my dream I was in our living room by the window, which had a wonderful view to the sea. It was dark and I heard a man speaking into my ear: “In a couple of minutes a UFO will come and land on the shore. Stay here and wait.” I obeyed my invisible guide and waited. Suddenly a silver-colored flying object appeared in the sky. It started to descend slowly and landed on the shore. Even in a dream it was an amazing thrill to see such a sight. While I was still observing the object a half-human half-robot looking Extra Terrestrial being came outside and started to walk towards my home. At that point the dream ended and I woke up. This dream was so real that it didn’t feel like a dream at all, and though I relived it throughout the coming day, in time it faded from my mind.
Ten days passed...
Then late in the evening I was at home when I heard a strange motor-like sound over the building. It was different from any jet or airplane or helicopter I had ever heard. Soon the vibration surrounded the entire building and I ran to the living room window to see what was happening outside. Just like in my dream I saw that huge round, red, glowing object by the shore. It was approximately 15 feet long and hovering very close to the ground. While I was looking at this strange object two other white lights flew through the sky and disappeared behind our building. In the next second the big round object was gone.The object was gone but it left a lasting impression in my mind and spirit. It had shown me my path. First the dream, and later the UFO sighting. It was an open message to me. But one year later a confirmation came too. I was attending a paranormal society’s meeting and by a “coincidence” I met a lady who lives in the same area as I did and she told me that she saw the same object the night of my own sighting.
This first experience makes me ponder the connection between UFO’s and ESP. As a professional UFO investigator and writer for me it is impossible to ignore the connection between the paranormal and UFO cases. In close encounters or abductions, telepathic communication is a very important element. A great number of abductees develop paranormal or psychic talents after their abduction. And since the 1970’s remote viewing is accepted as a way to communicate with Extra Terrestrial civilizations. People visited by Gray aliens or Reptilians claim that the communication was telepathic.
That my psychic inheritance was first passed to me in the form of a UFO experience is humbling and inspiring. It opened my eyes to my path and my passion. If this was my gift I accept and embrace it with joy. I live it and I love it. This is my story. We are all the products of who and what came before. I am carrying on a paranormal tradition in the loving memory of my ancestors.