Brother Ceto & the Big Lie
Ceto's New Friends: "An Appalling Artifact"
By Leah Haley
Illustrated by Lisa Dusenberry
32 page children's book with illustrations, hardbound, 1994.
Review by Brother Malthus
Pro-Grey Propaganda: Ceto's New Friends
It has long been known that an effective way to influence a culture
is through the use of children's books. Take a moment with me to
peruse Brother Malthus' [Bob Girard of Arcturus Books Inc., (561)
398-0796] brief review of a bizarre children's book which has
recently surfaced amongst the fringe of the abductee community:
"Haley, Leah. Ceto's New Friends. Greenleaf, 1994. 8 1/2 x 11 HC,
"My jaw dropped so far down when I saw this that my belly button
hurt for a week (though it might have been a sinking feeling in the
pit of my gut causing the pain, I admit). This is a book for
ultra-young readers by abductee/author Leah Haley (Lost was the
Key). It has a total of 281 words in the text. It's apparent
intention is to introduce toddlers to alien abductions early (say,
age 3 or so), before they find out the hard way -- later in life --
via trauma, ruined lives, etc., and to make the introduction a
friendly one, in which the toddlers apply their innate trust in all
things and all beings to the very monsters who are going to stick
long needles into their bellies, ram huge contraptions up their
behinds, empty their brains, make them pregnant and then rip out the
fetuses, cut them, scrape them, inflict unspeakable pain on them and
tell them (if anything at all) 'it is necessary that we do this.'
"Of course, none of those things ever happen to the two tykes in the
book -- and that's what strikes me as being the ultimate Big Lie
that one could ever inflict upon a totally impressionable mind: the
idea that the greys are our friends. Sorry folks -- I think it's a
bad idea to fill tiny little heads with Santa Claus just because you
want to see 'em glow with happy anticipation around Christmastime.
It's bad to stuff Jesus, heaven and hell into all-trusting minds.
And it's certainly bad to lie to infants about alien interaction
"This is the most unfortunate development in UFOlogy in many years,
certain to create numerous traumas of it's own for some of it's
innocent little readers -- as they find out first hand what the
greys really do with humans. This book is an appalling artifact --
we recommend it only for extremely open-minded adults. Keep it
locked up like you keep your handguns locked up, so that the kiddies
don't blow their heads off. $18.95"
"Annie and Seth wanted to go for a ride, so they hurried toward the
big silver ball in the sky.
"They all joined hands.
"They saw a big white light shoot out of the spaceship. Ceto said,
'Let us step into the light.'
"The light took them up into Ceto's spaceship.
"Ceto taught Annie and Seth how to float in the air.
"He taught them how to talk with their eyes.
"He let them punch bright colored buttons."
BOOK TEACHES PRESCHOOLERS ABOUT EXTRATERRESTRIALS
DESPITE MILITARY ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE AUTHOR;
SPARKS DEBATE AMONG
COLUMBUS, Miss., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/
Ignoring what she says were
"threats at gunpoint" to keep silent about her abductions by
"chalky-colored creatures with big black eyes," an educator has
published an illustrated book to ease young children's fears about
Based on author Leah Haley's personal experiences, Ceto's New
Friends ($18.95, Greenleaf Publications, 601-328-8152), has
psychologists debating the wisdom of depicting "ETs" as friendly.
"Had I been taught about aliens as a child, I would have suffered
less trauma from my encounters," says Haley, who was declared sane
by all three therapists she saw to seek a "cure" for memories of
abductions by aliens. "The government's policy for blacking out news
of these experiences causes a lot of fear." Sacramento psychologist
Richard Boylan, a founder of the Association of Clinical Close
Encounter Therapists, says, "It's an excellent tool for helping
children assimilate these bizarre experiences and a valuable aid to
parents who are trying to understand. I highly recommend it."
But a well-known abduction researcher would not endorse Lost Was the
Key (Haley's nonfiction account for adults) for fear his name might
be connected with her children's book. "Teaching children that ETs
are friendly is like teaching them to take candy from strangers," he
"Children can run from strangers," Haley counters, "but not from
aliens. Abductions occur despite all efforts to prevent them. Why
not ease the trauma they cause?" She is no stranger to trauma.
Following one encounter, she says, uniformed men seized her, took
her to a military base, drugged her, interrogated her, threatened
her with guns, and ordered, "You did not see a spaceship, do you
understand?!" Two masters degrees and a CPA license did not keep her
from being fired when she told university officials she would not
teach classes on that base.
Going public has ruined Haley's marriage and several friendships,
but she insists, "They'll have to kill me to shut me up." Because
some bookstores carry no books about UFOs and aliens, she offers a
free catalog. Write: P.O. Box 70563, Tuscaloosa, AL 35407-0563.
Ceto's New Friends, $18.95
Lost Was the Key, $19.95.