xenoart5, Thank you for the compliment on my work, and the distinction you mention between physical shapeshifting and merely influencing a person's visual impression (an image projected into the mind) is definitely worth considering. The subject of shapeshifting in this phenomenon is complex and multilayered. Someone could write a book on it.
I am familiar with Joe Montaldo. I don't doubt that he has a large database of experiencer reports, but when he throws numbers around (as he does, perhaps as often as Dr. Steven Greer drops names) it could create the false impression that he knows more about the phenomenon than other researchers of equal or greater experience. Also, the number of cases a researcher has in a database is not the only thing to consider when evaluating his conclusions. (I'm speaking generally here - this is not intended as a critique of Joe Montaldo any more than it is of Yvonne Smith, Dr. David Jacobs, Mary Rodwell, Preston Dennett, Derrel Sims or any other researcher in this field.) It's also important to have some idea of how many people that researcher has personally worked with or communicated with and at what level of depth. Further, you also need to consider the way in which the researcher interacts with people, how he questions them, how he listens to them. For example, is he humble, attentive to detail, and open-minded, or is he simply trying to pigeon-hole data into a pet theory? Aspects of the researcher's own educational background, upbringing and life experience will also influence his views. Back to the subject of Joe Montaldo, his classification scheme is something that seems to fit his data, but all of these competing classification systems are somewhat arbitrary, and are likely to evolve over time as new cases come to light, new memories surface, or overlooked data is incorporated. Also, I might humbly add that when Joe interviews people on his show, he tends to talk a lot. I suppose being a talker is a beneficial trait when you have a radio show, but I would find the show easier to listen to if he would use fewer words, and let his guests do more of the talking. No offense intended, Joe, if you're reading this. I respect you as a researcher and I know you've helped a lot of people.
Velocity Kendall, would that reptilian aliens were perfect cylinders. But seriously, that tutorial and those resources are helpful, if I ever stop doing my own thing long enough to take advantage of them. I have been experimenting with the Warp tool. Over time, I will become more adept with it. Thank you.
I've been going over some of my old research notes. Here's some stuff based on an in-person interview (i.e. talking to someone at a UFO group) and a follow up phone conversation a week later, back in May of 1998. The "Cat-eyed Gray" as we called it could also be considered a form of Reptilian-Gray, although it was pasty white rather than green or gray in color, and the scales were too fine to see individually. It had a diamond-shaped pupil, which reminds me of a being that the late Ellen Crystal encountered in Pine Bush, New York, which as I recall, had a diamond or starburst-shaped pupil.
The mention of the beings living "underground for a long time on the homeworld" suggests that there was more to this individual's contact than simply seeing the beings in his home or being abducted by them. He also used to have mathematical concepts, geometry, and colors "crammed into his head" as he fell asleep. In addition to the Cat-eyed Grays and the male "Hybrid" that sometimes supervised them, he had contact with other groups, including those that were from a "higher physical dimension" or "higher plane" of existence. These beings glowed from within, at least part of the time, but they did have a distinct physical form. Much more I could go into with this case. I will say that when I showed him Josi Galante's drawing of a male Sassani (i.e., from Essassani) he said it looked exactly like the Hybrid. His impression, however, was that this being's race was from far in the future, or from some very advanced civilization, and not simply the result of some recent hybridization experiment. I'll have to see if I have more information on exactly how tall the Hybrid was. I had the impression that he was fairly tall. My guess is that the Cat-eyed Grays were around three and a half feet tall. They were like small children running around in dark hooded cloaks. I should note that the Cat-eyed Grays seemed to be using the Hybrid to gain access to this individual for their own purposes.