Emma Woods Has Read David Jacobs’ New Book. Uh-Oh.

David Jacobs’ latest work of hypnotically co-created claptrap hits stores tomorrow. But Emma received an advance copy and wrote to some folks about it, me among them. I thought her raw impressions along with Jack Brewer’s and Tyler Kokjohn’s responses really said it all. They’ve kindly allowed me to cut and paste their private emails here. Sometimes I think the unedited response is best, don’t you?




I just got Jacobs’ book in the mail. I pre-ordered it on Amazon, and it looks like they sent the pre-ordered ones out early.

Jacobs has included a few things from my hypnosis sessions in the book, but without saying that it was me. Otherwise, he has not mentioned me in the book. (Although I’m still waiting to see what he puts on his website when the book is officially launched.)

The book has whopping lies spread throughout it, which is not a surprise. It also has glaring omissions.

The biggest omission is that Jacobs has left out any mention of having IM conversations with the hybrids, being under threat from them, going on the run, making an agreement with them, the addresses and photos he has of their apartments and houses, and so on. He has also left out that Elizabeth saw him on a UFO. Plus he does not disclose what he told Brian, which was that the hybrids had “found” him. It is as though all that never happened.

I have Jacobs on tape telling me about how he sent the transcripts of the hybrid IM to Leslie Kean. He also thanks Kean in the book for encouraging him with it. The great irony is that Kean is all about disclosure. And yet, she and Jacobs are hiding the most monumental develpoment in all of human history: direct contact between a human and alien hybrids through IM.

If Kean and Jacobs were on the level, they would hold a press conference and release the hybrid IM transcripts to the scientific and academic communities, and to the world, as a matter of the highest importance. Kean could use her considerable connections to get it into the mainstream media. Jacobs says often that he is an academic and has to go where the evidence leads, even if it embarrasses him. He no longer has a job to lose.

Obviously, Kean knows it is garbage, and so does Jacobs. He was going to release it, but perhaps feels he can’t now after I made the backstory public.(?)

The upshot is that Kean, the champion of disclosure, and Jacobs the academic who goes where the evidence leads him, are keeping the hybrid IM secret from the world.

Although Jacobs does not talk about the hybrid IM in the book, he actually uses content from the hybrid IM in the book. Except that he pretends it is what Elizabeth told him, rather than that the hybrids told him.

Kean is backing a man who she knows produces garbage research. Jacobs is putting out research he knows himself is garbage, and adding layers of lies to it to try and make it work.

Jacobs also sanitizes his research subjects’ bios. He uses quite a bit of Brian Reed’s hypnosis sessions in the book, and does not disclose that Brian Reed has said he does not think it is real. He also does not disclose that both Allison and Brian thought that Elizabeth was lying. He does not disclose that Elizabeth confessed twice to lying about everything. He also leaves out that Bernard cut off all contact with him and never spoke to him again.

Jacobs also claims that he he did not do hypnosis with Elizabeth on IM, although he did, and even Brian talked about that.

He also does not disclose that he did hypnosis by phone. One of the subjects in the book lives in Ireland, and Jacobs probably hypnotized them over the phone, or on Skype. But he does not mention that.

Jacobs implies that he is “competent” in hypnosis. He says that he does not lead or suggest, and is careful not to influence people. It is bare-faced lying on his part.

Jacobs does not provide the real transcripts from people’s hypnosis session. Instead, he paraphrases them, but in a way that makes it look as though it is what they said verbatim. He covers himself for this by saying that he does not provide the back and forth between him and the subject, and tidies it up, while keeping what they said unchanged. I am sure that the reason is because if he provided the back and forth between him and the subject, it would show him leading them and implanting the memories in them. So he provides paraphrased excerpts from their sessions instead.

Jacobs also trots out the same old lie about how his subjects did not know what the others were remembering, and that therefore the similarities are significant. He leaves out that he tells people directly, has them transcribe each others sessions, and holds meetings at his home where he keeps everyone updated.

I think Jacobs is trying to put distance between his book and my website. He has changed Elizabeth’s pseudonym to Betsy. Also, he calls the hybrid Jay, whom he had IMs with, Jamie in the book. He has also changed the name of the hybrid Ben to Ken. I suspect it is because he does not want my website to come up if people do searchers on those names.

Anyway, that is just from a cursory look through the book.

Take care,



Hi, Emma,

I can empathize with your frustrations and anger with the book. I would say that I can understand, but, in all honesty, that really wouldn’t be true. I don’t understand what it’s like to have the kind of violation you experienced put on public display and then suffer attack for refusing to smile while you’re kicked in the face. I’m sorry that happened, I am glad that you embarked on the journey you did, and I appreciate the work you have contributed to the community. Thank you.

As for the book, I suppose we fully expected it to be a fictional work presented as truth. I guess we expected Aloha Norton would leave out the bad parts. I would be quite shocked if he owned that he was using women’s names while emailing, conducted international telephone hypnosis and that his star witness, Elizabeth Betsy Cougar Mellencamp, threw her heart and soul into an IM scam on the son of another witness, only to have the young man reject the madness.

And ya know what’s important about that story, Emma? You.

Not Dave or Leslie or Brian or Aloha or fictitious doctors in Sweden that never existed. You.

You’re the important aspect of the story because you spoke up and gave Reed someone to contact for support. And when you spoke up it signaled Carol to dust off her files and publish the info therein. And it gave Vaeni, Ritzmann and lots of others, including this writer, stories to sink their teeth into in which the claimants were willing to do more than whisper in the shadows about what we knew was going on but couldn’t yet prove.

But one of the most important points actually rarely gets discussed, Emma: Jacobs intended to publish a book years ago, and he didn’t because of you.

When you took action, his material and plans went to hell. And when that happened, his plans of being the heir apparent to Hopkins went down the drain, partially because we live in an age in which news is old in a half hour, and you knocked his time table back years, but also because Rainey lit a fire to the legend of Saint Budd.

So the whole time frame and window of opportunity was ruined, and Jacobs can never get it back. He was poised to take the throne of head man of high strangeness, and by the time you, Emma, and Rainey explained the job description, no one respects it anymore. And he can never, ever get that back.

So whatever happens, it’s water under the bridge now, Emma. It’s over, and he lost.




I must agree with Jack; Jacobs has probably spent years recalibrating his work after you (Emma), Carol, Paratopia and UFO Mag systematically exposed the situation.

Did I mention to you how peer review has a down side? You all provided important input and Jacobs received the message; he changed his tune.  In science we don’t have many situations like this, the idea of improved products is a community net good. Here the bastard seemingly slips away. And I put it to you that you now know you have the most important audience of all; David M. Jacobs.  And he cannot evade your public judgement of the merits of his work.

Building on Jack’s theme, you changed not only Jacobs’s timeline and content, but his basic method as well.  An unprecedented turning of the tables where a research subject challenges the so-called investigator.  And now I suggest you bring that process to fruition to finish him scientifically by a focused review of the contents of his new book.

I have not yet read the book, but based on your message it seems that Jacobs is in full obscurantist glory, notwithstanding Thomas Bullard’s enchantment with the meticulous methodology and impressive data.  There are times when data summaries do not suffice, this is one of them. At any time did he describe how he validates information and decides what aspects are used to create his evolving core story line?  Thirteen accounts selected out of over a thousand different subjects – looks like some heavy cherry picking of the data to me. He will have a hard time with these issues.

What were his conclusions?  Do we face hostile takeover?  Does he corroborate ANY of this independently? Or is it really a minor revision of the same story we have heard for years?  I predict that when we look at the offerings we will find them based on nothing much at all; a dismal obscurantist equivalent of hear-say evidence.  Once again, the dogged effort to avoid a Nobel prize.

Look carefully at what David Jacobs has produced. Tell the world what you see.  And Jacobs will know he has been exposed.



Or can I just post the above exchange at jayvay and let the world in on this?

Why Alien Symbols And Math Will Turn Out To Be Meh-Worthy


Know what I’m sick of in ufology this week? It’s that the old guard is trying to gussy themselves up, polish their dull spots, and present themselves as not-the-problem. They are doing this by mimicking dissenting voices, downplaying hypnosis, and pretending to do scientific studies. It’s as if the world of ufology listened to Paratopia, read Project Core, and said, “I can sound like those guys!”

Listening to Peter Robbins talk about the problems of ufology on Jim Harold’s show is like listening to Jeff Ritzmann or me or a handful of others talk about those same problems–except we’d be naming him as one of the problems. Personality Disclaimer: Peter is a nice guy. I like him personally. This is not mud-slinging. It’s a fact that he is the very thing he’s lamenting in that interview.

Being a part of the solution means actually doing what you say you do–which is following the evidence wherever it leads. Not sounding like you do. Not claiming that you do. Actually doing it. And let’s not get started on feeling compelled to come up with new material to keep your career as a stage performer. I won’t accuse Peter of that, but his friends? Oh, the company he keeps.

But I’m only picking on Peter because I just listened to as much of that show as I could stomach. He’s not the whole of the problem; there are many like him. Some have even banded together to form “new” “scientific” groups doing “never-before-performed” studies and surveys of abductees.

Christ, really?

And these fresh faces of the new include the likes of the same-old-shit hypnotists that got us into this mess in the first place. One of them is working on decoding some mathematical equations allegedly given to alien abductees by aliens. This only interests me because an experiencer friend of mine told me back in September that members of his group were also coming back from experiences with equations and he wouldn’t tell me more than that. It was all hush-hush, apparently.

I’m going to go on a limb here and say that in all cases these equations will turn out to be of no consequence whatsoever. But I’m going to give you something to chew on as to why. No, it’s not the Trickster and I won’t make a Stan Romanek joke. It has to do with my last blog post.

If any bookworm out there in ufology is looking for a real clue that you can sink your teeth into to further the investigation into the nature of this stuff, I’m giving it to you free of charge. Unless you think the following is coincidence, someone with a brain please do something with this….

Hallucinogenic Transcendence

  • When one takes a dose of a psychedelic ample enough to break through to the crazy carnival of transpersonal mind, the barrier one goes through is a visual of flashing symbols and geometric patterns. It is as if one transcends logical structures to end up in the hyper-real imagination that exists beyond yet inclusive of one’s personal imagination.

Spiritual Transcendence

  • When one is on the verge of transcending the personal mind and transpersonal mind–leaving the brain-born and the human collective consciousness for that universal “I Am” nothingness/all things experience in which both minds exist, one receives logical, rational, spontaneous epiphanies and insights into the nature of reality.

Alien Communication/Download

  • Sometimes when one engages with the enigmatic other, often called “alien,” the communication begins with flashing symbols, geometric patterns, and mathematical formulas. And sometimes these are perceived to be “downloads.”

Could it be that in spirituality universal, logical truths come to us not because enlightened beings or god(s) deem us worthy to report such wisdom to our tribe but because that’s the barrier of the brain or of the rigid, rational self caving in?

Could it be that in the psychedelic trip it’s a similar story? A logical breech into the translogical means you see the logical being breeched?

Similar also in the “alien” encounter, which marries the two: an experiencer perceives these beings from on high downloading their brains with symbols or otherwise being shown flashing visuals of physics.

Could these three similar/same types of visuals be what the fabric of reality looks like when the egoic, rigid self is about to transcend its own state and/or its own physics? Do we, in those moments, necessarily see… physics?

There might be something we can grab onto here. At the very least, we can say that when these abductee equations come back as a hodge-podge of stuff we already know, we’ll have another theory to look at besides they’re lying, they’re delusional, or it’s the self-negating principle of Trickster Theory.

And we can now question whether these equations were given to them or were just a natural part of their hyper-real circumstance.

Hyper-real circumstance… hmmm… This means that an alien abduction… ah…  how do I put this delicately for the alien crusaders? … Wait for it… –ain’t nuts and bolts aliens here with us in the flesh and blood.

Yes, taking a look at what I just laid out means calling into question the reality in which abductions take place. It may mean there’s no Star Trek-like disclosure coming anytime soon because the abduction or communication–whatever the correct term is at this point–is taking place not in a ship hovering over one’s house, but in a frequency right next to channel normal, which is located just outside the bubble of the brain-born self.

Are the Peter Robbins’ of the world ready to tackle that? Ready to give up the hypnosis crusade and the Rendlesham noise of the dying cottage industry they built or partied in, yet now wish to publicly divorce themselves from?

Cricket… Cricket….





Project Core… Is Here

Time to break the internet. Tell everyone you know, Project Core is finally here. Jeff Ritzmann, Tyler Kokjohn, and I have spoken of it quite a bit through the years. Finally, it’s time for the project to speak for itself.

Please tell everyone you know, not because there are earth-shattering revelations here, but because this is what science looks like when applied to a study of encounter experiences. We’re not the only ones doing it but we are the most vocal as far as I can tell.

It’s time to dial back the circus and promote honest work again, yeah?


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