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Milky-Way GalaxyMankind is not the only intelligent species in this galaxy, and neither are we the only humanoid civilization. Even within our immediate galactic neighborhood, there are several humanoid races. Most of them are physical; some are not. Most of these races have visited the Earth. Some of them still do, and even have bases on Earth. Some alien humanoid races also played an important part in the history of Earth and of mankind. As a matter of fact, mankind did not even originate here on planet Earth. We are descendants of these other human-like races who visited Earth aeons ago. Therefore, if we wish to understand our history and our nature as a species, we have to go back in time, millions of years ago, to those worlds where mankind came into existence.

The most important humanoid civilizations can be found in the Star Systems of Lyra, Vega, Sirius, Orion, the Pleiades, and Andromeda. Lyra is the place where the cradle of the humanoid races once stood, millions of year ago. Most races are descendants from the Lyran / Vegan group. They usually are crossbreeds between local stock and Lyran / Vegan DNA.

If we dramatically simplify things, we could say that the spread of mankind through this part of the galaxy, over millions of years, happened in seven consecutive waves of colonizations.

1. The story starts in Lyra, where approx. 22 million years ago, the first humanoid civilizations began their space exploration adventures, to boldly go where no man had gone before. The first worlds they colonized were Vega, that itself was already inhabited by a humanoid species, and Apex.

Later on the Lyran explorers would also move to Sirius, and on to Orion; while others already came to Earth, and from Earth moved on to the Pleiades.

2. The original humanoid population of Vega soon started their own space explorations, and created settlements on worlds in Altair, Centauri, Sirius, and Orion. Some of them even came to Earth. While exploring the area around what is now the Ring Nebula, they came across lizard-like races that claimed the territory for themselves. Galactic wars erupted, and lasted for millions of years. In some parts of our galaxy, they still continue.

3. A nuclear war on Apex destroyed much of its surface, forcing its inhabitants to live underground for thousands of years. The radiation also damaged their reproductive capacities, forcing them to use cloning as a way to survive as a species. The Apexians would become the Greys from Zeta Reticuli.

4. Settlers also moved to Arcturus, where as a species, they advanced very fast. Most Arcturians nowadays are non-physical, higher-dimensional beings.

5. In the worlds around Sirius the humanoid settlers found many other species that were not like them at all. Some settlers therefore chose to move on to Orion. Later on, loads of Sirians migrated to Earth, too.

6. The main battleground for the Galactic Wars was in Orion. Because of this, many descendants of humanoid settlers in Orion, fled, and also migrated to Earth.

7. Some of the very first Lyran colonizers had to come to Earth. When their descendants were afraid the Galactic Wars were coming too close to Earth, most of them moved to the Pleiades. After time, however, some of their descendants decided to hook up with their relatives from Earth again, and came back to Earth.




EarthThroughout its history, Earth has been the stage of many acts in the play of Humanoid galactic history. Many extraterrestrial civilizations have walked the face of the Earth, both humanoid and non-humanoid races, and they have done so, long before man even existed. Together with mankind, they have written the history of this Planet.

Therefore, it is important to realize that you cannot really understand the history of mankind, nor the history of Earth, until you are aware of the part that was played by these extraterrestrial civilizations. This means, e.g., that you cannot understand the history of mankind if you do not know that Homo Sapiens was not entirely the product of a natural evolution, but was in fact the result of a cross breed of genes of terran primates, and humanoid aliens. (Not that Darwin was wrong, or that there is no such thing as evolution. But Homo Sapiens appeared too soon, too suddenly with too many distinguishing features to be the result of a natural evolution. Did you ever wonder why scientists do not succeed in finding the least trace of “the missing link” between Homo Sapiens and its predecessors? Now, you know why).

To fully understand the play and the players, it is therefore also important to realize that Earth’s Galactic History is merely one part, one stage, in the bigger play of Humanoid galactic history.

In the pages on humanoid galactic history, you will find that the cradle of humanoid civilizations stood in the constellation of Lyra. From there, several humanoid species spread throughout our galaxy. Long before homo sapiens existed, Earth was thus visited by humanoid races from Lyra, Vega, Sirius, Orion and the Pleiades, and all of them established colonies on this planet. At first, only small groups of aliens settled down on Earth. Later on, however, members of the ‘Sirian Group’ (i.e. a group of extraterrestrials from Sirius, Orion and the Pleiades) came in far larger numbers.

At a given moment in time, members of this Sirian Group started needing ‘workers’ to assist them in colonizing the planet. Through genetic manipulation they created mankind, by blending their own DNA with the DNA of earth primates and the predecessors of man (Neanderthal).

From that moment on, Earth becomes the scene of constant disputes between, mainly, two groups of alien civilizations. On the one hand, there are the Sirians, joined by some Vegans, some (renegade) Pleiadians and some Orion civilizations, and on the other hand there are the Pleiadians and the Lyrans, also joined by some Orion civilizations. The fights nearly always were over mankind, and on several occasions they interfered in our history. The stories of these interventions can be found in all ancient mythologies, that speak of how the ‘Gods’ keep on meddling in human affairs, and keep on having fights among each other over these interventions… Quite often these mythological stories mention snake people, which usually is a reference to the Sirians, whereas bird, eagle or cat people usually refer to the Lyrans and Pleiadians. (Sometimes, however, the ‘snake people’ are a reference to a third group of aliens, the Draconian group, or ‘Lizzies.’ Even though there are indications that these aliens, too, have been around on this planet for tens of thousands of years, they have only recently started playing an active part in its history, again!).

It is generally believed that the aliens intervened two times in the evolution of our species. A first time would have happened, probably approximately 400,000 years ago. Some researchers believe this led to the creation of Neanderthal. A second intervention would have happened approximately 200,000 years ago, leading to the creation of Homo Sapiens. This second time, more alien DNA was used, yet at the same time, our DNA strands were reduced from twelve to two. This was done in order to prevent us from overtaking our alien creators on the evolutionary scale, as evolution seems to happen faster on earth. It seems, however, that they underestimated DNA’s inherent desire and power for evolution, as our awareness has dramatically increased, and we seem to be catching up with them, anyway.

Apart from all the groups mentioned above, there are higher-dimensional and more advanced civilizations that keep an eye on everything that is going on here, too. Every once in a while, they, too, have made their presence known.



Galactic Wars - Star Wars - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Approximately 22 million years ago, in the constellation of Lyra, the first humanoid races started exploring other systems in their galactic vicinity, and soon afterwards ventured into migration and colonization of neighboring planets. It didn’t take long before they came across other humanoid races. Shortly afterwards they had their first encounters with non-humanoid races. Soon after that, conflicts over territory and spheres of influence erupted. Within the Lyran constellation the first clashes were between the Lyrans and the Vegans. Things got worse when the Lyrans and the Vegans encountered reptilian civilizations in what those reptilians considered their territory. (The area around what is now the Ring Nebula in Lyra was one of the first heavily contested areas of conflict).

When the warring parties started involving ideologies into the conflict, two main groups emerged. There was the Federation, and there were the two Empires, the Draconian and the Orion Empire. The whole of the constellation of Orion would become the main battleground where they would fight out their differences. Because of this, the Galactic Wars are often referred to as the Orion Wars.



Orion Wars - Star Wars - A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Movies like those of the Star Wars series tap into the galactic collective consciousness. They retrieve ancient memories of the Galactic Wars that once engulfed large parts of our galaxy, for millions of years. Because the main battles were fought in the constellation of Orion, these wars are also known as the Orion wars. At the outset, a little over 20 million years ago, the wars started over territory in the constellation of Lyra. But soon the war spread to Orion, and it became a war of mind-sets and ideologies. On the one hand there was a group of mainly humanoid races that was committed to the idea of service to others. On the other hand there was a mixed group of humanoids and reptilian races that propagated service to self. These were mainly located in the constellations of Draco and Orion. Initially the philosophy of service to self implied that when everybody takes care of him- or herself, then the whole is taken care of, too. But gradually it changed into service to self, if necessary at the expense of others, which resulted in “victimizers” and “victims.” The victims and their allies, who by now had joined forces in a Federation, started looking upon the victimizers as evil, while they started seeing themselves as good. As a result the wars got polarized, and ended up being wars of duality, even though things didn’t start of like that, at all. Now history is filled with examples of how a polarized conflict can never be resolved as long as the polarities remain. It was no different in the Orion wars that lasted for aeons, but where no breakthroughs by either side would ever be lasting.

Every once in a while, usually within the worlds that had been submitted by the Orion and Draconian Empires, there would be rebellions by groups that did no longer want to be submitted, but that did not want to join the federation, either. Things only started changing when groups within the Federation got fed up with the war, too, and broke away from the Federation.

Thus a third party of “rebels” or “renegades” emerged, and the balances of power changed forever. Neither the Federation, nor the Empires dared launch a large-scale attack upon the rebels, fearing that if they would do so, the rebels would team up with the others, and that joining of forces would create an unbeatable enemy. But even though a lot of people were sympathetic to some of ideas of the rebels about ending the war, the rebels didn’t succeed in making any major breakthroughs in negotiations with either the Federation or the Empires. It looked like a new stalemate was reached, only this time there were three parties involved, instead of two.

Then the story takes an unexpected turn. Nowadays we know Merlin as the counsel or magician of the legendary King Arthur. However, Merlin, or at least the Merlin archetype, already made his first appearance during the Orion wars. Within the ranks of the rebels, he grew up as a young boy with remarkable talents. When he reached manhood, he started teaching about universal spiritual laws, about unconditional love and forgiveness. He pointed out that all parties, including the rebels, were still caught in a dualistic and polarized perception of reality, that this dualistic perception is an illusion and that only unconditional love and forgiveness would be able to end the conflict. And so Merlin succeeded at first in changing the mindsets of the rebels, and soon afterwards those of the Federation and the Empires, too. He taught them to transcend and value their differences. Peace agreements between parties were reached, and with this peace and the change of mindsets came a dramatic increase in awareness and raise in consciousness. Entire masses of people ascended into a higher dimensional reality. Thus, Merlin became known as the Unifier. A priesthood that teaches his ideas still exists, and is widely respected.

Still, peace was not established everywhere, as not everybody was ready to accept these new teachings. There is, even today, some fighting going on in some parts of this galaxy, where parties are still submerged in dualistic thinking. Earth, unfortunately, is one of those places where the majority of the people are still living in the veils of illusion of duality. Yet overall in our galactic neighborhood, there is peace, and where there is no peace, there often is a truce.


Extraterrestrial Civilizations


Alien Races

Nordics, Greys, Mantids and Reptilians

Are we the only intelligent life in the universe? Within this universe, there are billions of galaxies, each containing millions or billions of star systems. (The Milky Way, e.g, probably has around 300 billion stars while the Andromeda Galaxy has one trillion stars). Most of these stars can have several planets, of which many are able to sustain life-forms of some kind. Statistically speaking, it is impossible that we would be the only intelligent life in the Universe. And of course we aren’t. Even within our local galaxy, the Milky Way, there are various extraterrestrial civilizations. Some are physical, some are non-physical. Some even are humanoid, while others are not.

Taking into account that Earth is only 4.5 billion years old, and mankind only appeared 100.000 to 200.000 years ago, while the oldest part of this universe is estimated to be approximately 14 billion years old, it is only natural that there would be civilizations that are far more advanced than we are. More than one of these civilizations have been in contact with mankind. Some even played an important part in the history of Planet Earth. The most important players in Earth’s Galactic History are coming from the Pleiades, Sirius, Orion, Arcturus, Zeta Reticuli (see Zetas), from Vega and other stars in Lyra.

As mentioned, a lot of the alien races are more evolved than we are, technologically, mentally and spiritually. Most of these races are benevolent towards mankind. Some races, however, do not have the best of intentions. They are often referred to as the ‘Negative Oriented Extraterrestrial civilizations.’ Some of them even made sinister deals with Earth humans, and even with Governments. It is said, e.g., that the US Government made a secret agreement that allowed for people to be abducted in exchange for technology.

In this context, it is, therefore, equally important to know that these ‘negative’ alien civilizations are only a minority, and that their actions are constantly being monitored by organizations that are more positive-oriented. Two of these organizations, e.g., are the Ashtar Command and the United Federation of Planets (also known as the Association of Worlds).

Not all extraterrestrial civilizations are physical and humanoid. Some species, such as the Arcturians, ELs, Andromedans (from the Andromeda Galaxy), or Antarians, e.g., are not physical, as we are. Other species aren’t considered real ‘humanoid,’ such as, e.g., the Lizzies and/or Draconians. Most of the races mentioned in the database, however, are of the physical humanoid type. For some of these races you will find a description of what they physically look like.



In astronomy, Lyra is the name of a northern constellation, situated between Cygnus and Hercules. Vega is its alpha star.

“The constellation of Lyra has long been recognized in Earth’s mythology. Some have even connected it with the Pleiades (for example, Ovid, who mentioned that the seven strings of Lyra equaled the number of the Pleiades). This can be considered the birthplace or womb of the humanoid race within Earth’s area of the Milky Way. All subspecies such as Sirians, Orions, Earth/Terrans, Pleiadians, Vegans, Zeta Reticuli, Centaurians, Altairians (and many lesser-known groups) are descendants of the Lyran races.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra)

Lyra has played an important part in the History of Earth and Mankind, as did the Sirians and Pleiadians. (Together, they are often referred to as the ‘Lyran Group’). When it comes to what man (homo sapiens) physically looks like, the Lyrans (and the Pleiadians -but they are Lyran descendants) are the main influence, especially for the Caucasian race.



The original Lyran: light skin, light hair, light eyes; 5 to 6 feet; mesomorphic body.

One of the races that is most important for Earth’s Galactic history, is the group of the “Lyran Caucasians.”

Lyssa Royal:Also within the Lyran you have a broad type we would call Caucasian who are light-skinned, light-eyed (the darkest eyes were perhaps a light brown, but that is uncommon), hair ranging from almost white to a light brown (but anything in the brown range was unusual). These entities’ body types would be anything from ectomorphic, (thin) to the mesomorphic (muscular). This is the broadest category. Most of your genetic forefathers were from this Caucasian category. Your diversity began with some red-head influence as well as some giant influence, but those are secondary compared to the Caucasian influence, which is primary.



Light skin, light hair, light eyes; 6 to 9 feet; mesomorphic body.

The Lyran Giants are one of the oldest (if not THE oldest) humanoid races in our Galaxy. As the name suggest, they originated in the Lyra constellation.

Lyssa Royal:These entities (physical like yourself, of course) existing in third and fourth density, were Caucasian in type. They were primarily of light skin, light eyes and light hair; the darkest hair would be a medium brown, which was somewhat unusual.

The physical body would be likened to the mesomorph, which is basically a well-balanced, muscular body. The height would be anywhere from six to nine feet tall, depending upon the group of entities we are speaking of, the smallest being at the six-foot range (female as well as a male). These entities developed this size from long periods of genetic development on a planet with higher gravitational fields and a denser electromagnetic envelope, also present in the solar system in general. This added to the creation of a more hearty, shall we say, entity. These entities are reflected in some of the Greek mythology and in some of the biblical stories of giants. This is one of the groups that your civilization still has a cellular memory about. This particular group was one of the primary groups that began forming a God/worshipper relationship with you. Do you follow so far?

This is one of the reasons for some of the expressions in your religious art and architecture (which has very large doors and windows); this patterning with this particular racial structure was very deep within the human psyche. These were the original gods – or at least the ones that made the biggest impression on you. ”



Light skin, red hair, ectomorphic (thin) to mesomorphic body, either giant: 6 to 9, or average.

Another Lyran race is the Lyran Redheads, which actually consists of two groups: one giant sized, and one average sized.

Lyssa Royal: “There is another race that has branched off from this giant race, the red-haired Lyrans. Their hair was red to strawberry blonde in color. The skin tone very, very fair; these entities had a difficulty exposing their skin to certain frequencies of natural light, due to the planet they sprang from. Some of these were also giant in stature, though there were some who were average human size. Eye color was generally light to what you would now consider green, though it is a different quality of green than you see upon your world. These entities were some of the first Lyran pioneers. (Pioneers is a very kind word, for there are many worlds that consider the red-haired ones to be the invaders, marauders and the basic havoc-wreakers of the Lyrangenotype).

Are we speaking of what their current state is also?

Well, to some degree we are speaking about the distant past as they interacted with your earth plane. These entities still exist but are much fewer in number. We would say that your closest mythological remnants are in your Norse mythology – Vikings etc. Some of that mythology was about actual Earth beings who were either influenced by or interacted with this red-headed Lyran strain. This is not a very common interaction on your world, not as common as that of the giants, but common enough to have made it into your mythology.

Did they have any spiritual or energetic relationship to the few red-haired Pleiadians? Apparently there’s a remnant of a red-haired group in the Pleiades.

Yes, there would be genetic connections, most certainly. And if there is a genetic connection there is always an energetic connection.

It’s hard to think of someone living in the Pleiades who would be violent. But if that aggressive tendency somehow channeled into other areas…

It’s channeled into excitement. The Pleiadian version is much more watered down. (We can get to that later on if you wish.) But the purebred red-head was very aggressive, violent, passionate and, to some degree, very rebellious. They saw the giant Lyran race as their parents, and they were rebelling against that idea. They were rebelling because they felt that the morality of the giant race was being impinged into their reality. We do not perceive this was the case, but this was another expression that needed to be experienced in your galactic family.

Did these red-haired people naturally evolve as red-haired, or was there intentional manipulation somewhere along the line?

There were those from the giant race who left and went exploring. The primary group colonized one specific planet and over generations adapted themselves to the planet. They adapted to the specific mineral content of the planet as well as the atmosphere; the specific wavelengths of the planet’s atmosphere caused the mutation to lean toward the more red tinge. That, in combination with the more rebellious attitude, began to create a specific sub-genotype.

So that particular race must have felt somehow slighted within the family. Colloquially speaking, did they carry a chip on their shoulder? Did they feel they had something to prove?

We would say that’s pretty accurate, yes. We say this a little lightly, but this is the story of your entire galactic history. Most groups splintered off because they did not agree with the mother group. In this way most of your experience as a galactic species is based on conflict/disagreement and the attempt at rightfulness.



Same as Caucasians, but with skin that is light brown, and hair is dark brown.

Another race from the Lyra Constellation are the Darker Skinned Lyrans.

Lyssa Royal:There was one other group, a humanoid type that is more rare, but it has had interactions with your world as well. This was Caucasian in features but the skin is more of a light chocolate, very uniform throughout the whole body. You would consider it a very pleasant, appealing shade. The eyes are brown, not black, although some were green; and the hair was not black but dark brown. This group had influence on your planet in the area of India, Pakistan, etc. That was their primary area of interest in their visits here. None of the races now on your world are pure extensions of any of these races; just about every race on your world has had some mixing. However, this last race, which we will call the darker-skinned Lyran, were considered pacifists. Their psychological makeup was one of extreme passivity, peacefulness. One may even call them lackadaisical, because it was very difficult to get an emotional reaction out of them. You will find some of these individuals mentioned in some of your Sanskrit literature from ancient times.



Earth’s mythologies are filled with stories of bird people. These refer to an actual race that did interact with Earth in a distant past. These bird people, like many other species, come from the Lyra Constellation.

Lyssa Royal:There is one group of entities who are mammals, yet are oriented toward Lyran principles (Lyra being the mother group), and whose features are very different from humanoid. One particular group resembles what you call alien. The body type of these entities would be what you call ectomorph, very thin, almost frail and birdlike. The facial structure is more angular, sharper, resembling a bird, though these are still mammals. The eyes are birdlike. The hair is not feathered, but is of a different quality that can resemble feathers, if you are not touching it or in close proximity to it. It was also ceremoniously adorned in a certain way that made it look like feathers. This was not intentional but simply their own expression. These entities are very cool and intellectual. They consider themselves primarily scientists, explorers and philosophers. They do not engage in galactic politics, but they do travel and visit. They have had interaction here on your Earth during some of the most influential civilizations – Sumerian, Egyptian. There was interaction in what you call the Indus Valley. 

These entities have entered, in a backhanded way, the mythology of your people. They are not bird creatures; they are mammals who are birdlike in appearance. We have not talked about these entities at all up until this point because we’ve limited our discussion to what matters to you now on the Earth plane. This is a curiosity, but at least for now they do not represent something significant you need to look at to continue your own unfoldment.



Earth’s mythologies are filled with stories of cat people. These refer to an actual race that did interact with Earth in a distant past. According to Lyssa Royal, these cat people, like many other species, come from the Lyra Constellation.

Lyssa Royal:One other Lyran subgroup is also mammal and what you would consider to be humanoid – but whose physical appearance resembles what you call the feline kingdom on your world. They are not cat people, but humanoids who have catlike qualities. They are very agile and strong. The nose is not predominant but catlike, if you can imagine the nose of a cat. The ears are neither human nor catlike but somewhat of a cross, a little pointed, not very much, but a little. The mouths are very gentle and small. (Many times when extraterrestrials look at the human face, to them the human face is overwhelmed by the mouth.) These catlike entities have very small, delicate and what you would call dainty mouths. The eyes are very pronounced, large and catlike, with a second lid. Again, these qualities developed from the specific environment they have placed themselves within over generations. They do not have fur. However, there is a protective layer of what you could consider peach fuzz over the skin because of the harsh ultraviolet radiation on their indigenous planet – it simply protected the skin.

Any primitive interaction with these entities on your world may report that they are cat people – they are not. They are humanoid.



“The Pleiades group is an open star cluster in the constellation of Taurus, existing approximately [400 to] 500 light years from Earth. There are 250-500 stars within the cluster, although only nine have been named. Most ancient cultures claim seven stars. These include China, who called them ‘The Seven sisters of Industry,’ and Greece, who referred to them as the ‘seven daughters of Atlas.’ More than any other star system, the Pleiades has captured the attention of both ancient and modern civilization.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra)

The names of the main stars are: Alcyone, Celaeano, Electra, Atlas, Merope, Sterope I & II, Taygeta, Maia, and Pleione.

  • According to the Maya, our solar system rotates around Alcyone, the central star of the Pleiades, in a 26,000 year period; (Note that this last part, about our solar system rotating around Alcyone has been proven incorrect).
  • Taygeta supposedly is the sun of the planet ‘Erra’ where Billy Meier’s contacts Semjase & co. came from.

The Pleiades group is the home of a humanoid species. The Pleiadians are most similar to Earth humans. Earth humans supposedly were created by using mainly Pleiadian DNA.

Physical Characteristics of the Pleiadians:

The Pleiadians splintered off from the Lyran group. Some used (and are infused with) Earth genetics too. Mainly caucasian, with a lot of variety, much like on Earth. They can range from 5 feet to 7 feet. Their eyes are bigger than human eyes, and the tone of the color of their eyes is different too.

Many “Blonds” or Nordic type aliens that contactees encounter come from the Pleiades. (Or at least that’s what they claim).

A number of authors also mention a Pleiadian race that looks like the Latin American Indians (Mayas, Incas, etc.).

The Pleiadians are part of the Federation of Planets, though there are some renegade / break-away factions. Some of these – mainly from Alcyone – joined the Draconian Empire (per A. Collins), while others prefer to stay neutral.

Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, the Pleiades, meaning the doves, was the name given to the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione, daughter of Oceanus (one of the Titans). Their names were Electra, Maya, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope and Merope.

There are several different myths with regard to what happened to the Pleiades. According to one story they committed suicide out of grief at the fate of their father Atlas. Another story says that they committed suicides out of grief at the fate of their sisters, the Hyades. Another myth tells that they were the attendants of the goddess Artemis, who were pursued by Orion. They were saved by the Gods who changed them into doves. After their death they were transformed into stars.



[ The Billy Meier Story – Produced in 1988 ]



A lot of ET-contact stories talk about interaction with Blonds. (Sometimes people refer to them as “Nordics,” or “Scandinavians,” or “Swedes,” too.) Usually they are said to be quite benevolent.

In reality, there is no “one” Blond race, but there are several. These are the names of Star Systems from which the “Blonds” are said to be coming from: Pleiades, Hyades, Procyon, Tau Ceti, and Lyra – all of which, indeed, are inhabited by Lyran Caucasian races. The DAL also are said to be Blonds, as are the Ummites.

According to Branton, all of the Lyran Caucasian blonds are member of the Federation of Planets.

It should be pointed out, however, that the Greys sometimes use people that look like blonds in their abductions, to interact with the human abductees. These Blonds are NOT the Blonds mentioned above, but a hybrid gray/human race that was artificially created by the Greys through genetic cross-breeding.

Some abductees mention that all these blonds look almost identical, and therefore speak of the blond “clones.”

In the Dulce Material, Branton mentions a mixed group of inhabitants on the fourth planet of the Altair system, called Altaira. This planet would inhabited by a “nordic” race that co-operates with a race of Greys. He claims these are not part of the Draconian Empire, but they are heavily involved in abductions and in interbreeding programs (between these nordics and humans).

Several sources claim that Rigel originally was inhabited by a race of Blonds. When their system was being taken over by Greys, they would have fled to Procyon.



Sirius, known as the Dog Star, is part of the constellation Canis Major. It lies 8.7 light years from Earth and is -when visible- the most brilliant star (as distinguished from planets) observed by the naked eye. (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra).

When it comes to Earth’s Galactic history, the Sirians play a major part. The Sirians were one of the first alien civilizations to visit our solar system, aeons ago. Some as yet unconfirmed theories situate these first visits to Earth approximately 4 to 5 million years ago. They were just short-term visits, mainly for scientific reasons. A first permanent settlement, however, was established approximately one million years ago, in what is now Latin America. It was followed much later by waves of colonizations, not only from Sirius, but also from Lyra and later on from Orion and the Pleiades. When these colonizations of Earth took place, the Sirians started playing more and more of a crucial role in the history of our planet. Together with Lyrans and Pleiadians,they ended up “creating” two successive versions of mankind by blending some of their DNA with that of the less advanced humanoid species that existed at the time on Earth. In the early days of mankind, there were a lot of fights between the Sirians and the Lyrans about Earth. Fights in ancient mythologies between bird people or eagle people and snake people usually refer to the fights between the Lyrans and Pleiadians on the one hand (the bird or eagle people) and the Sirians (the snake people).

A lot of people, mainly active as healers, light workers or body workers here on Earth today, feel a strong affinity with Sirius. Many of them have lived on Sirius before. In fact, many of them even had numerous lifetimes both on Earth and on Sirius, often during Lemurian and Atlantean times, when alien civilizations openly interacted with our ancestors. A lot of the Atlantean Knowledge, e.g. with regard to auras, subtle bodies, or crystal healing, can be traced back to Sirius. It should therefore come as no surprise that Isis, in Egyptian mythology, was seen as the greatest healer, who could even restore Osiris’ life and body after he had been murdered and cut into pieces by Seth.

With regard to the inhabitants of Sirius, one should keep in mind that the Sirian system is the home of many galactic species, both physical and non-physical, humanoid and non-humanoid. Most of these races are quite benevolent towards mankind. But it is important to know that there is a minority of negative species, too, in Sirius, focusing upon personal gain through imperialism, control and manipulation. Some of the more horrific abductions that sometimes take place have been orchestrated by these negative Sirians, who can mainly be found in the Sirius B system.

Physical Characteristics of the humanoid Sirians:

The Sirian race stems from Vega. They are dark skinned, have dark pronounced eyes. The Sirians that stayed on Earth however, 1) had a lot of contact with the Lyrans and 2) adapted to the climatological conditions on Earth, so that their skin became lighter, and lighter. (Note that the description given of the physical characteristics only applies to the physical, humanoid Sirians. Not to any other races).

One of the more persistent rumors in galactic lore is that cetaceans, i.e. porpoises, dolphins and whales, would originally come from a planet orbiting one of the stars of Sirius. (Sirius consists not of one but of three stars, though the scientific community is not entirely convinced of the existence of a third star, as it was only observed once, in 1929). Many people believe that on Earth, too, dolphins and whales possess consciousness, similar to human consciousness. Some say another planet that is inhabited bycetaceans orbits Altnitak, one of the three stars that make up the belt of Orion.

The Sirians also played an important part in the histories of Lemuria and Tiahuanaco (Mu’Ra), Egypt and Sumeria.

Alex Collier mentions a benevolent Sirian civilization of Lyran / vegan descent that lives in the Sirius A system, called the Katayy.

He also mentions human inhabitants of the Sirius B system that are red, beige, grey or black skinned, as well as reptilian and ‘aquatic’ beings. The humans would have cat-like eyes.



Orion, or The Hunter, is the name of a star constellation, easily located in the sky by the three bright stars in a row that make up The Hunter’s Belt. Starting with the top one (in the Northern hemisphere), the names of these three stars are Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak. (According to Solara, their galactic names are EL, AN and RA). Betelgeuse (‘the red giant”), Rigel and Bellatrix are some other well known stars in the Orion Constellation. Another famous phenomenon in the Orion constellation is the Great Nebula, in which thousands of stars are being born.

“Orion is a pattern of stars that has intrigued mankind since ancient times. The word Orion may derive from the ancient Akkadian word ‘Uru-anna,’ which means ‘The Light of Heaven.’ Western cultures have often identified this constellation as the Hunter. The inherent energy of Orion is associated with polarity conflict. Earth is presently attempting a final integration of these polarities, hencethe strong feelings of connection that many humans display regarding Orion.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra) “The term Orion Light refers to the point in Orion’s evolution where they have succeeded in integrating polarity. It can also be considered the Orion Mass Consciousness – the non-physical aspect of Orion that operates from a sense of unity and integration.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra)
(Note: this Orion Mass Consciousness probably is the same as the EL consciousness).

Physical Characteristics of the physical humanoid species, found in Orion:

  • 75 % of the inhabitants are human (or standard) Vegan in nature,
  • 14 % are non-human Vegan (insect- or reptoid-like, often called “reptilians” or “lizzies”),
  • 10 % are darker skinned Lyran,
  • 1 % is Caucasian Lyran.

An important feature of -what we might call- “priests” in the Orion System, is that they have clear blue eyes. This color is not natural but obtained through a type of spiritual path.

The Orion Nebula lies hundreds of light years BEYOND the Orion open cluster and has been identified as a “gateway” to an infinite realm beyond the physical universe. Some even claim it is the abode of the angelic forces and the Supreme Being.



Throughout our galaxy the Orion Priesthood is well known and well respected. The movement started during the Orion Wars, within the ranks of the Rebels. A lot of their beliefs and their way of life are based upon the original teachings of Merlin of Orion. They focus upon universal spiritual laws, like the law of karma, and the limitless force of unconditional love and forgiveness. They show how the battle between light and dark is not a battle between external forces, but only between parts of yourself. They also talk about the nature of the universe itself as conscious energy thriving to uplift itself, to become more aware, and to explore all levels of awareness, while ever creating new ones.

The widespread respect the Orion Priesthood commands also has to do with the “powers” the priests attain. It is not really known where the limit of their powers lies, or whether there is any at all. The more advanced members of the priesthood can bi-locate or teleport at will. They can change matter by thought. As someone put it “they can do the fifth dimensional stuff in a third dimensional reality”. Well known, too, is their gift of prophecy, of visions. (They are masters at remote viewing). Basically they are a lot like ascended masters we’ve had here on Earth!

There is another characteristic for which they are famous. As the priests evolve and progress in their rigorous training, their eyes become more and more radiantly blue. In a way, you could think of them as “Jedi Knights” and the tricks they can perform, but they have the eyes of the “freemen” in Dune.



Arcturus is the brightest, or alpha-star in the Bootes Constellation, and is seen as a golden yellow or orange star. It lies at a distance of approximately 34 light years, and is one of the three brightest visible stars.

Edgar Cayce called Arcturus the most advanced civilization in the Universe, the civilization that is most God-like.

Arcturus is the home of higher dimensional entities, who are dedicated to service and healing. They specialize in emotional and spiritual healing, and have mastered techniques, far beyond what we can imagine. This emotional and spiritual healing is the reason why a lot of psycho-spiritual healers have a special connection with Arcturus.

The Arcturians work together with the Sirians. Together they have established, what could be called, ‘the Arcturian/Sirian matrix’ or network. One source mentions they supposedly have some bases on the moon.

Arcturus also is “an energy gateway through which humans pass during death and birth. It functions as a way station for non-physical consciousness to become accustomed to physicality.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra).

Arcturians are very angelic in nature. In fact, a lot of encounters with Angels, actually are encounters with Arcturians.

Note that the Branton Material claims that the Arcturian solar system is also inhabited by a third dimensional humanoid civilization. These would have been contacted by the Draconian Empire with a plea to join them. The material however contradicts itself with regard to the question whether they actually did join, or chose for an independent position (not tied to the Draconian Empire, nor to the Federation of Planets).



Vega is the alpha [or brightest] star in the constellation of Lyra, even though it is actually closer to Earth than it is to the other star systems in the Lyran constellation. Vega was one of the first Lyran civilizations to develop a unique and cohesive identity which assisted in seeding and colonizing many systems, including Altair, Centauri, Sirius and Orion.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra)

Physical Characteristics of the Vegans:

a) the standard Vegan
six to seven feet tall, darker skin (sometimes copper-toned), non-Caucasian, black hair, very large eyes with dark pupil and iris and one lid. Blood is green.

b) the “non-human”-type Vegans
is still humanoid or mammal, yet their appearance is more insect like or reptilian. Their skin is dark, sometimes even with a green or brownish tinge.

(Vegans used to colonize. they colonized Orion, Sirius. Sirians merged with locals and “forgot” their Vegan descent. A lot of non human humanoids were active in Orion, e.g. in the Bellatrix region.  Many members of the Orion Empire, etc… were Orions from Vegan descent.)



Nowadays, the name ‘Zetas‘ is often used as a synonym of ‘Greys,’ which is not really accurate. Strictly speaking, the Zetas are the inhabitants of the solar systems of the two Zeta stars of the Reticulum Rhomboidalis constellation, which is just one of many solar systems where Greys can be found. The Zetas are a humanoid extraterrestrial civilization, responsible for a lot of the abductions. They are “a race with many subgroups who are conducting the primary genetic experiments and abductions on present day Earth humans. Their average height is 3.5 to 4 feet. They have large craniums and extremely large eyes. Their sex is indistinguishable.” (Lyssa Royal & Keith Priest, The Prism of Lyra)

When it comes to their intentions here on Earth, two groups can be distinguished. Overall the intent of the majority of the Zetas is benign, despite the trauma that many individuals experience in their presence. There is, however, also a minority that is more interested in colonization and conquest (the Orion / Draconian Agenda). This latter group is said to have colonies in the Betelgeuse system, and work together with Orion and Draconian Greys.

Unlike the Orion and Draconian Greys, the Zetas are a humanoid race. In fact, their ancestors looked pretty much like modern day humans do, and lived on the Apex planet in the Lyran Constellation. But a civil war, fought with nuclear weapons, resulted in the near destruction of the planet, and the excessive radiation forced the survivors to go and live underground for several generations, thus changing the tone of their skin, and the size of their eyes. Another side effect of the increased radiation was a decrease in fertility-levels forcing them to procreate through cloning and other artificial techniques. One of the reasons for the abductions is to increase the diversity of the DNA-stock used for these cloning purposes.



Greys - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

One distinct species is mentioned again and again in stories about encounters with aliens. The descriptions of these beings are always strikingly similar: they have a grey skin, are usually about 4 foot tall (though smaller and taller versions have been encountered, too); they have huge black wraparound eyes, hardly any nose or mouth, and their sex is indistinguishable. Because of their grey skin, people started calling them “Greys.

Research has indicated that many of these Greys come from either the Orion Constellation, or from the zeta stars of the Reticulum Rhomboidalis constellation. The Greys coming from Zeta Reticuli are usually referred to as the Zetas. Erroneously, in part of the UFO literature, ‘Zetas’ has been used as a synonym for ‘Greys,’ even though they are only one of several known species of Greys.

Some believe that the US Government has a secret agreement with the Greys. According to the agreement, the US Government would allow people to be abducted on the condition that they would not be harmed, that they would be returned and that they would not remember the incident. In exchange, the US Government would get highly evolved technology. It is not clear whether this agreement was reached in 1954 (on Feb. 20, at Edwards AFB) or in 1964 (on April 24 or 25, at Holloman AFB).

Types of Greys

The UFO literature usually distinguishes three kinds of greys:

  1. Type A: Common Greys – approximately 4 feet tall,
  2. Type B: Tall Greys – anywhere between 6 to 9 feet tall,
  3. Type C: Smaller Greys – approximately 3 to 3.5 feet tall.

Further research, however, shows that these three categories are insufficient / inadequate to describe the different types that have been encountered. A typology consisting of five main types would be as follows:

  1. Tall Nosed Greys: they are 6 to 9 feet tall, and, unlike other Greys, they have a distinct nose.
    These are sometimes referred to as Eban, and are believed to come from the Betelgeuse system in the Orion Constellation.
  2. Tall Greys: they are 6-7 feet tall, and basically are taller versions of the ‘Standard Greys.’ They have large heads and wraparound eyes, a slit-like mouth.It is possible that we are actually dealing with two different types, because, unlike the ‘Standard Greys,’ some of these Tall Greys are said to have reproductive organs. They also seem to have something that resembles a (small) nose.
    They are believed to come from the same constellations as the ‘standard’ and ‘short’ Greys, mentioned below.
    These are commonly seen during abductions, and abductees often refer to these beings as ‘doctors,’ or ‘diplomats.’
  3. Standard Greys: This is the most common type. They are about four to four and a half foot tall, with large bulbous heads and wraparound eyes, a slit-like mouth, small ears without earlobes, and no visible nose. Their legs are shorter and jointed differently than one would expect in a human. Their arms often reach down to their knees. These Greys have been seen in many different colors and are generally pale in appearance: grey, white, (pale) blue, (pale) green, (pale) orange, and brown.
    It should be noted that there doesn’t seem to be one standard phenotype of these, as they have been observed with many different features: some have hands with fingers, some have claws, some have webs, etc.   It is therefore safe to speculate that, in spite of some apparent physical similarities, the group of Type A Greys actually consists of several different species of Greys, that aren’t necessarily related, and that come from different parts of our Galaxy. The Zetas, e.g., come from the Reticulum constellation, and are believed to be of a humanoid descent, whereas other races, e.g.those coming from Draco, Orion and Ursa Maior, are believed to be reptilian species.
  4. Short Greys: these Greys are shorter, about three and a half foot tall. They typically look like shorter, but far more muscular – ‘body builder’ – versions of the Standard Greys. They are said to be extremely aggressive, and generally are believed to be the most dangerous of all grey species. Abductees are told they come from Rigel (per J.D. Stone, V. Valerian) and Bellatrix in the Orion constellation, and are suspected to be saurian / reptilian in nature.
  5. Mini Greys: In recent years, reports have emerged which mention Greys that fit the description of the standard Greys (type 3), but are only two feet in size, instead of the usual four to four and half.

Note that this classification in all likelihood still is a simplification of the actual situation. Estimates of more than 40 different types of Greys are not uncommon. Several sources also mention all kind of hybrid humanoid/Grey races.

Additional Information

It should be noted that not all authors are convinced that all Greys are extraterrestrials. John Mack, Jacques Vallee, Withley Strieber and Graham Hancock, e.g., point at the similarities between the abduction realm and the realms of the fairies and the spirit world that shamans visit. They suggest that greys may be part of a parallel realm or another dimension that has always existed and that always had interaction with our reality.

It should also be noted that it is perfectly possible that if such realm exists, that extraterrestrials might use it to travel to Earth. This indeed is what Shamans all over the world claim. Shamans in Latin America and sangomas in Africa even make a clear distinction between the inhabitants of the other realm, and the aliens that use that realm to come and visit us.

Last but not least: a) remote viewers who tried to discover where the greys are coming from mention that they are coming from three different time eras, i.e. that most of them are coming from different times in the future.

b) some authors believe Greys are not aliens but future humans or future humanoids.

c) some sources mention a “cyborg” type of grey: a small grey that seems to be partly biological (and presumably cloned) and partly mechanical. The remains of some of these would have been found at crash sites.



Reptilians - Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Draco is the name of an astronomical constellation, of which Thuban is the alpha star. This constellation is the home of the Draconian Empire. Its reptilian inhabitants are often referred to as the ‘Lizzies,’ the ‘Reptoids’ and ‘Dinoids.’ (But, please, note that the Vegan System, too, is the home of a “Lizard”-like humanoid civilization).

The Draconians are said to be master geneticists, who have been in the Universe for billions of years, and who have created several races. Because of this, they have come to consider themselves as some kind of gods, and have grown an attitude of absolute superiority towards other races.
They are master ‘controllers,’ extremely mental in nature, and characterized by their lack of respect for free will.

Nowadays, Draconians can be found in nearly all known constellations in this part of the Galaxy. They have conquered major parts of the Orion Constellation, probably trying to gain control over the ‘Orion Gateway.’ Their main basis in the Orion Constellation is located in the Bellatrix system.

Physical appearance:

When we speak about the reptilian races in general, there are several variations, including insectoids, reptoids, dinoids (or saurians, as some people prefer to call them), as well as cross-breeds between them.

The most common species are:

  • the snake-men: these reptilian creatures are often seen by abductees. They are about six to eight feet tall, upright, with lizard-like scales, greenish to brownish in colour with claw-like, four-fingered webbed hands….Their faces are said to be a cross between a human and a snake, with a central ridge coming down from the top of the head to the snout. Adding to their serpent-like appearance are their eyes which have vertical slits in their pupils and golden irises. Some abductees describe the face as somewhat dinosaurish.
  • the winged draco or ‘moth-men’ (pterosaurians, or winged serpents): winged Draconians that have the ability to fly, (without even using their wings). Their eyes are large and red, and supposedly have an inescapable hypnotic stare.
  • the tall Reptoids/Reptilians who control various smaller reptilian “grey” species;
  • “grey reptilians” which reproduce via polyembryony, egg hatcheries and/or cloning; (of which again, there are several species).
  • a particularly malevolent iguana-like dark-skinned sorcerer-priest class that is often seen wearing hooded robes and stands about 5 ft. tall;
  • and a shorter 4-5 ft. tall race of reptilian-amphibians that have been described as appearing like “frog faced lizards”.
  • Another species is The Orange: Some suggest that the ‘Orange’ are a so-called ‘hybrid’ race with PARTIAL reptilian-like features yet possessing human-like reproductive organs and even certain artificial or cybernetic features.

When it comes to the Draconians in particular, Alex Collier claims there are two main castes: a caste of warriors that are in the 7-8 foot range, and who are apparently feared throughout the galaxy for their fighting abilities. There also is a royal caste, called the Ciakars. “They range from 14 to 22 feet tall and can weigh up to 1,800 pounds. They do have winged appendages and they are awesome beings. They’re extremely clairvoyant and extremely clever, and they can also be extremely sinister.”



The Draconian Empire originated on Thuban (Alpha Draconis), and consists mainly of various groups of reptilian and dinosaur-like species, but humanoid worlds have joined, too, some forcefully, some willingly. Its most important members are based in Alpha Draconis, Epsilon Bootes, Zeta II Reticuli, Polaris, Rigel (Orion), Bellatrix (Orion), Capella (Alpha Aurigae), Ursa Maior.

It works closely together with the Orion Empire, with whom it shares a common agenda.



The word “Lizzies” probably was first used by Barbara Marciniak to indicate the lizard-race. Most of the Lizzies belong to the Draconian / Orion Confederation, who -very simply put- are a bunch of aliens with evil intentions. Basically, their intention is to conquer and control as much of this galaxy as they can.

The lizard-race supposedly is coming from: Thuban (Alpha Draconis) & Tiphon (Draco), Bellatrix & Rigel (Orion), Epsilon Bootes, Zeta Reticuli and Altair (Aquilla).





The Exopaedia intends to provide information on all matters extraterrestrial. It covers new sciences like exopolitics, exobiology, exosociology, et.al.. At present, though, exopolitical topics are given higher priority.

The Exopaedia is the successor of the Hyperbase. The Hyperbase project started in 1994, when a number of regression therapists from all over the world, who had all worked with abductees (as in ‘alien abduction’) started sharing information. The hyperbase contains information from those regression sessions, as well as from research that was done by a selection of authors and researchers who published their findings. Quite some information was retrieved from sources on the Internet as well.

The Hyperbase was primarily written by therapists who work with abductees, and for abductees as well as therapists who work with abductees. The Exopaedia therefore aims at a larger target audience, and intends to be better documented / referenced than the Hyperbase is. In that way, the Exopaedia could be called more ‘academic’ than its predecessor.



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