By far the best TV/movie example I've seen which captures the essence of the Greys is "The Best of Both Worlds" episode of Star Trek TNG, featuring a race of aliens called the "Borg". (Interestingly enough, part I of the episode was re-aired on Fox Friday night, and part II yesterday.) The Borg were a leaderless group, all the control being spread throughout the collective consciousness of their ship, meaning it's almost impossible to seriously harm them since they have no critical sections. They were very adaptable and dispassionate, and the many half-organic half-robot beings aboard their unemotional, drab, gray, geometric ship fits the Greys very well, too. (Although the Greys seem about equal in technology to the Pleiadians, their ships are more Spartan, and rather then being saucer shaped, seem to be more angular: triangular and cylinder shaped craft come to mind.) About the only thing inaccurate about the representation was that the Borg were an evil, hostile race which absolutely "absorbed" races it conquered, probably similar to what some fear the Greys are like in real life.
Quite a few real UFO cases include the Greys and Hybrids. I'll mention a couple of interesting ones: At a UFO convention I was at a few months ago, Wendelle Stevens, the eminent author of many UFO books, lectured on a case that took place not long ago in (I think) Puerto Rico. In it, a group of several dozen people were simultaneously detained and taken aboard a large spacecraft. There were a few human-like alien leaders, along with a bunch of 3'-4' worker aliens who looked like the Greys. The people were all quite apprehensive of the alien creatures, but the leader told them they were quite harmless, and proceeded to pick up one of the "Greys" and give it a piggy-back ride. Another case was on a UFO TV special on network television a year or two ago, on I think, "Unsolved Mysteries". In this one, a father and son, after "missing time", recorded under hypnosis a landing of Grey like aliens and one Hybrid. The man and son felt very at home with them, like the extraterrestrials were their true family, and were especially empathic with the Hybrid, and they could hardly bear to leave the aliens when their meeting ended.
Concerning the Hybrids and their being the future of the human race, I once again refer to the book "Bashar: Blueprint for Change; A Message from our Future", by Darryl Anka and Luana Ewing. In this book Darryl channels a loving and enthusiastic extraterrestrial from our future by the name of Bashar. I have posted four various excerpts from the book to the net in recent months. (A couple of them, about questions on "good" and "bad" extraterrestrials, and on extraterrestrial abductions
and visitations and fear in general, are quite relevant to this article.) Again, I highly recommend this book - it gives a detailed view about the Reticulans and Hybrids, and information on a few other important races: the Pleiadians of course, and those from Orion, Sirius, and Arcturus. However, the majority of the 302 page book deals with personal growth in various forms, such as fear and how to overcome it, Christ's true message and what the "second coming" is really referring to, a macroscopic view of a timeline of Earth changes and how we can individually integrate them, and a lot more. What wasn't stated until near the end of the book, however, is that Bashar himself is one of the Hybrids!
Bashar goes in depth to describe Essassani, his home planet and the home planet of his Hybrid race, which is apparently the future result of our interaction with the Reticulans. Essassani means "place of living light" and the descriptions he gives of them and their culture show a remarkable amount of collectively working together, along with lots of personal freedom and support of each individual's choices, and love and enthusiasm everywhere. Essassani, the future planet, is a more "etherealized" planet than Earth, and would be in what has been called "fourth density". Some of the Earth change literature refers to people leaving the planet, "graduating" from the Earth plane, a new fourth density Earth, etc. I hypothesize that some of us will actually be in Hybrid bodies in future incarnations! Although it is possible to "ascend" all the way in our fine present human bodies, we should not get attached to them or the human race, since the real self is not the body. In a Hybrid body personal spiritual growth is easier due to the increased emphasis on the One, more natural psychic faculties, and a more naturally loving etheric environment - kind of like upgrading from the old VT100 terminals to X windows!
Much of the suspicion concerning the Greys focuses on their involvement with the U.S. government, and this apparently has lots to do with the conspiracies some expect them to be behind. In fact, It *is* true that the Greys have met with our government, although again, the rationale is for a higher purpose, and most of the stories one hears on this matter are distorted or highly exaggerated.
To me, any conspiracy on the part of the Greys is illogical. If they did have tendencies to "take over", they could have done so much more easily several hundred years ago when they first started observation. (Actually, this isn't completely true, since the Intergalactic Confederations strictly prohibit and prevent any such imperialism that isn't part of the karmic evolution of the civilizations in question - As the Pleiadians say, they are here to aid us until we learn to help
ourselves.) What the Greys have been doing is too precise and calculated to simply be harassment. If they wanted to cause fear or take over, there are much more effective methods then doing abductions in the present way and taking an occasional sample from cattle.
The first modern formal scientific encounter Earth had with extraterrestrials occurred when a Reticulum ship crashed in the southwest US in 1947, killing a couple of Greys on board. This was truly an accident, due to a radar malfunction, although again, it did serve a planned higher purpose, and those Greys did, somewhere, agree to honorably give their lives to show our government the first evidence that we aren't alone. The reason why the Greys didn't land publicly is the same reason why the government hasn't been releasing information to us about the extraterrestrials (in addition to, of course, the government's own selfishness about staying in control and wanting to keep secrets away from other nations) which is, that such a revelation would be a terrible shock to the core of the general culture and would drastically alter society. (Imagine the upheaval in our religious organizations!)
For this reason, it's desired to have a gradual introduction of extraterrestrials to our society, or ultimately, have Earth's integration of the alien presense come about through our own deduction and acceptance, rather than having it forced upon us by some public landing. This is part of the purpose behind many of the sightings, abductions, visitations, as well as the crop circles: to get us thinking and questioning. Although the Greys formally showed themselves to the government, they along with the Pleiadians and other races are waiting for the government on its own to admit to the alien presence. Like it or not, the government is representative of the collective consciousness of the people, and when enough of the population believe they exist (a small group demanding the truth can help but won't do it) this will make the government release the information, since it would cause no societal problems with most knowing the facts already. Even though our government can use improvement in many areas, we have to remember that we are a part of it, and we through our actions and inactions allowed what we currently have to be manifest, and the extraterrestrials know and respect that. If we don't like what we see, then we should work to change it - from a standpoint of love and understanding of course, lest one become just as dogmatic as what they desire to change.
There have been other meetings between the Greys and our government. The early ones between them were probably very much like the one in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Some of these have probably been similar to some information that was passed from the Pleiadians to our government in the 1970's; according to "UFO Contact from the Pleiades" they tried to warn us about an ozone hole that would form if we didn't correct some of our destructive environmental ways. Several alien civilizations claim to have hidden bases on Earth, and with the Greys' difficult genetic task at hand, they are certain to have one, too. Meetings may have been necessary with the government to get certain materials or places, and the Greys may occasionally have to drop in to clarify things when a key government person themself is needed to be detained to help make the Hybrid race!
Comparing again the Pleiadians and the Greys, one can see how the Pleiadians are seen as friendly while the Greys seem more untrustworthy. The attractive Pleiadians look like humans, and seem more like cousins than aliens; after all, we come from a common ancestry. The headstrong, enthusiastic nature of the Pleiadians isn't threatening to the individualism characterizing us. The Greys however are "different", and are seen much like how many humans would view a foreigner or someone of a different race. Earth's interactions with various extraterrestrial races can be seen as a macroscopic version of the interaction between different ethnic groups in a local community.
And in both cases, understanding and mutual cooperation helps both sides. The best way I can think of to sum up how we relate with both races is as follows: The Pleiadians are Earth's older sibling, while the Greys are Earth's spouse. They are both helping out in Earth's growth in different ways - the Pleiadians can be seen as "internal" growth and the Greys as "external" growth. As my friend Arasia said in those earlier posts on Antahkarana, "Labeling the gray ET's as bad and the blond ET's as good could be an oversimplification."
Perhaps much of what causes the idea of fear toward the Greys is rather fear toward the collectiveness that they represent. Collective thought is a threat to certain rigid self boundaries that the ego defends. Earth is facing and overcoming much of its own fears in connection with the Greys just as the Greys are facing their fear in their dealings with us. Their having to meet with individual humans and with a self-centered government is a very good way to put the Greys in touch with and overcome their own denial of individuality. If there were actually a conspiracy, I would say certain governments, worried about losing power, are painting a picture of the Greys as having evil intent, and hence can keep fear in the society, and slow down the creation of the Hybrids. In other words, the conspiracy itself is a conspiracy! However, rather than entertain such ideas (the ego loves to deal with and invent external threats since they are exciting and reinforce the structure of the self) I would say the problem is more of an individual one, one where we still have personal issues and fears to deal with on the way to realizing we are all One.
I hope this article helps to shed light on the Greys and what they are doing here, and I hope any fear or pessimism concerning the alien presence is reduced and is replaced with hope, enthusiasm, and the will to take action and create a heaven on Earth. Ultimately, the goodness or badness of anything is determined in how we choose to view it. As it was said concerning the aliens, "We are them and they are us". External things mirror back to us the way we choose to interact with them; if one is tough on the environment, the environment will be tough on them; if one choose to play the role of a victim, something will come along to play an oppressor. Nothing bad will happen to us unless we want it to. I notice increased suspicion of the aliens comes right after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Who is going to be "The Enemy" now? What would it be like to choose or have no enemies? What is the Self/ Enlightenment/ Bliss/ The One/ All That Is/ God like? What does spiritual growth involve doing? It is interesting to meditate on the questions and what this whole ET issue is an external manifestation of. In the coming pivotal years for Earth, we have individual and collective decisions to make as to how we are going to manifest our own realities. We have nothing to fear but fear itself. As the saying goes, "First, say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do." We are limited only by our aspiration!
It is important to look at the big picture. The galaxy is a lot like (and in fact is in a way) a living creature, with different parts serving different functions. And just as a growing being learns different things at different times, so do different planetary civilizations develop and represent different characteristics. Earth and the Zeta Reticulum have developed two polarized concepts of how an individual relates to society, and now having completed our tasks we are unifying and passing on the fruits to higher societies. In a similar manner, the Pleiadians and the Orion civilization developed two polarized concepts of evolution: The Pleiadians expressed growth through freedom and joy, while the Orions learned through the negative aspects of limitation and oppression. According to Bashar, Earth is part of a grand triad of planets ultimately developing "knowledge" in its various forms. In contrast, there is a completely different system of civilizations based around Arcturus that are developing the love concept in its various aspects; there will be more vast unifications between these different principles in the distant future, and still greater ones later on, all playing a role in the great Plan of Evolution in God's Creation. Above and Below, it is beautiful so!