Then, only last week I received an extraordinary account by e-mail. By itself this was unusual; you will note that my e-mail address does not appear anywhere on this blog. The lady in question was obviously determined enough to search for it among my other blogs. I am also impressed with the second half of the story, about her unremitting attempts for nearly thirty years to find a person or an organisation who would take it seriously, and perhaps provide some sort of explanation. (I'm afraid I can't help much on the second issue.) She has asked me not to divulge her identity. Indeed, she originally provided only her first name, year of birth, and the suburb where she used to live. You could never trace her with that meagre information. Just the same, she has now provided an amended version which removes even that information. Whatever else can be said about her, she is not seeking notoriety! She has also provided a lot of background information which is not for publication, and does not greatly affect the narrative, but is indicative of her sincerity. I am convinced that this is an account of a genuine experience, make of it what you wish. As she put it:
I suspect my account will be ridiculed and/or disbelieved. I doubt I'd believe it myself if I read it somewhere. But who knows - someone may have experienced something similar, in which case they might be relieved to know they're not alone with their experience. Or, someone may have heard about a similar experience occurring to someone else.
PS. Although I haven't read it, UFO Research Queensland has confirmed that they did, in fact, run the story in their journal, UFO Encounters, no. 216 of Feb-March 2004.
Addendum: This story of a boy's attempted abduction by little shadow people in America might be relevant.