10 Questions for ‘UFOlogist’ Jim Ledwith
By DIANNE REBER HART / Sonoma Valley Correspondent
Jim Ledwith is a real estate broker by profession, a “UFOlogist” by passion. He has a lifelong interest in unidentified flying objects, extraterrestrials and other unknowns of the outer dimensions. At 68, he is a passionate lecturer and researcher dedicated to educating the public about the world beyond.
What inspired your interest in UFOs and ETs? I’ve always had this passion and this drive. I didn’t know what it was but I was totally fascinated. (As a young boy) I had already been abducted.
Were you abducted just once? I, like millions of others, have been taken. First as a child on Long Island, then four or five years ago from this house (in a secluded area of east Sonoma). There were two in the hallway around 2 a.m. The larger one was 4 feet and the smaller one was about 3½-feet. They were standard extraterrestrials.
Had you been drinking or perhaps dreaming? No. And I never sleepwalk. They were looking for me and I probably sensed them. I can theorize they were coming to get me.
What happened next? I ran away, not toward them. It’s called fright flight. The next thing I remember I was sitting on the edge of my bed two hours later.
Are you absolutely convinced UFOs and ETs exist? I have very little doubt, basically no doubt. They’ve been here forever. There’s tons of evidence. The evidence is out there, you have to look. I know too much and it’s very frustrating. It’s the best-kept secret in the history of the human race.
Can you share some of that evidence? With human abductions there have been alien implants that have no sign of entry. They’re one-quarter the size of a BB (pellet) and show up in X-rays. Outside the space telescope the Hubble there’s a UFO going around. There have been animal abductions and cattle mysteriously mutilated in the middle of the night and sightings of beams of light and lasers. With military-grade night vision glasses we’re seeing something else (in the sky) that will blow your mind.
Are some people more receptive to the possibility than others? Those with open minds. My best audience is teenagers and 20-somethings. To make a change on the planet it’s going to take our young people.
What are Crop Circles, the geometric designs found in fields? They are all over the world but primarily in southern England. They’re tangible, they’re really there. There have been eyewitness accounts. They’re putting energy down and bending the crops. There also are the teen Satans making phony ones with ropes and boards, well done considering.
Do you make money from this pursuit? No, no, no, my god, no. The money didn’t come from UFOlogy, but the passion did.
With so many skeptics, why share your knowledge? To enlighten my fellow man and woman. It’s a consciousness-raising expedition. People have been dumbed-down by the secret-keepers. This is worthy of our attention.
Jim Ledwith will give two lectures benefitting the Sonoma Community Center: “Strange Harvest: Animal Abduction” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and “Crop Circle Update” on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Both lectures are from 7-9 p.m. in room 110 at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St.
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 kids 8 to 17 (parental discretion advised for “Animal Abduction”); sold at the door, svbo.org or 938-4626, ext. 1.
Ledwith also will take questions at a showing of the documentary “Crop Circles: Crossovers from Another Dimension” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. on the Sonoma Plaza. Info: 935-0660.
For more information about Jim Ledwith and his research, visit UFOsRreal.com or UFOJim on Facebook.