A Gray profile from Soviet intel on the Americans, codename: Yankee Black
Other names Gray
Country New Mexico, USA
Status Active

Gray are a semiotic echelon who harvest biological materials. They operate from military bases around the world, as Orion or Zeta.


Gray are often popularized in media. They are often portrayed as the archetypal idea of an alien. In ufology, Gray may be a hybrid of reptoid often involved in alien abduction cases. Eye witness accounts often describe them as being "gray" (USA), or "grey" (UK), in color, attributing to their moniker. Such popularity has led to countless homages, parodies, and nods to the idea of gray-skinned alien visitors.


Researchers attempt to separate Grey, Zeta, Orion, and Serpo brown beings, in an effort to categorize a taxonomy. Charades are given in the Alien Races Book) as to their origins. There may be a link to “The Shaver Mystery”, where Richard S. Shaver identifies “Dero”, a society who operate and dwell in subterranean levels, like that of the Dulce Base.

John Lear

In a 1987 Letter to Steven, John Lear states that the Grey have a genetic disorder in their digestive system, where it is atrophied and not functional. There is an indication that they suffer from unknown doses of nuclear radiation. They sustain themselves by using an enzyme or hormonal secretion obtained from the tongues and throats of cows or humans. Lear notes that cows and humans are genetically similar, and in the event of disaster, cow blood could be used as an alternative for blood transfusion. The secretion, extracted from blood, is mixed with other substances that are applied directly onto Grey skin, which absorbs the mixture, then excretes the waste back out from the epidermal (See also ambrosia).[1]

The Krill Report

The following descriptions comes from The Krill Report (1988).

Grey Physiology and Anatomy

The approximate height... is between 3.5 and 4.5 feet.

The head, by human standards, is large in comparison with the body. Facial features show a pair of eyes described as large, sunken or deeply set, far apart or distended more than the human, and slightly slanted as Oriental or Mongoloid. No ear lobes or apertures on the side of the head were seen. The nose is vague. One or two holes have been mentioned.

The mouth area is described as a small slit or fissure. In some cases there is no mouth at all. It appears not to function as a means for communication or for food. The neck area is described as being thin, in some instances not being visible at all because of the tightly-knit garment.

Most observers describe these humanoids as being hairless. Some of the bodies recovered have a slight hair-patch atop the head. Others have what appears to be like a silver skullcap.

There were no breathing attachments or communications devices. This suggests telepathy with higher intelligence. In one instance there was an opening in the right frontal lobe area, revealing a crystalline network. This network implies the development of a third brain.

The arms are described as long and thin, reaching down to the knee section. The hangers each contain four fingers, with no thumbs. Three fingers are longer than the other. Some are very long. Some are very long. Others are very short. No description is available of the legs and feet. Some pathologists indicate that that section of the body was not developed as we would anticipate, showing that some of these beings were adapted to life in the water. There was a webbing effect between the fingers on most of the specimens.

According to most observers, the skin is grey. Some claim it is beige, tan or pinkish-grey. No reproductive organs or capabilities were discovered. No phallus. No womb. Confirms cloning mentioned by other sources. The humanoids appear to be from a mold, sharing identical racial and biological characteristics. There is no blood as we know it, but there is a fluid which is greyish in color.

The Outer Limits

In the early sixties, The Outer Limits presented the episode "The Bellero Shield" revealing a greyish type alien (depicted on the left) that may have been the inspiration for what Barney and Betty Hillthought they saw during their alleged abduction experience. The aliens that Betty and Barney Hill described, while under hypnosis, looked remarkably like the grey creature in "The Bellero Shield". Since the Barney and Betty Hill case, Gray have most often been associated with alien abductions, a trope that is often repeated in science fiction films and novels.



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