WHO ARE THE ABDUCTORS? The Search for an Answer
An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns
Part One: The Story Behind the Story
Most of my life I dreamt to write. Unfortunately, I never found the time to fulfill that dream. After retiring from a thirty-nine year career with TWA/American Airlines, time was no longer an excuse. The subject became the obstacle. To get me motivated, my wife suggested I write my memoirs. “You have had an interesting and complicated life,” she commented. “It would make for a good story.”
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. After all, I am the only person who knows all my memories. When I pass, they will be lost forever. recording them would mean that I would live forever. An added bonus would be that my descendants would have a history book to learn where their idiocy originated.
I started writing my memories in a big paper notebook. After fifty pages with arrows pointing every which way and notes scribbled everywhere, I had a complete mess on my hands. Again, my wife came to the rescue. “Why don’t you get a computer?” Duh! Brilliant idea, honey! But then the computer and I had issues. Lots of issues! Until we finally came to an agreement that I take a class and learn a little more about it. We still had issues, but they can usually be resolved. It still took me two years to complete the memoir. Behold: The Comeback Kid, The Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay was published in November 2011.
The process was both an invigorating whirlwind of self-enlightenment and an intense emotional trip. To jog my memory I used song titles. A song would remind me of a person, a place, or a time in my life. Example: “Heartbreak Hotel,” when my first wife informed me that she wanted a divorce. When I looked at my life, I recognized that it was but a series of events, much like an assorted box of chocolates, never knowing what would come next. I choose the title ‘The Comeback Kid” because of the many peaks and valleys I had during my life’s journey. Somehow I had always found a way to comeback from the valleys.
After publishing my memoirs, it occurred to me that I could have mysterious phenomena buried within my subconscious. Shortly after our divorce, my first wife had claimed that we had been abducted by aliens during our short marriage. She divorced me because her spirit had persuaded her to become a vegetarian, fast, and abstain from sexual activity. This melted the memory blocks instilled by the aliens and exposed traumatic experiences that had been buried within her subconscious. I didn’t believe her. Like most people who claimed to be abductees, I assumed she had a fertile imagination or had a few loose marbles.
However, after writing my memoirs, I became tormented to investigate the probability of her claim. Since I could stand to lose a few pounds and age had diminished by sex drive, I adopted her ascetic lifestyle for awhile. O-M-G… I discovered another life. I had to rewrite my memoirs. Behold: An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns was published in October 2012, by Balboa Press, a Div. of Hay House.
Who are the abductors? Where did they come from? Where were they hiding? Did they even exist? The answers to all those questions and many more were revealed when my memory blocks melted. What I discovered will startle and torment your reality.
Determining the book genre gave me a headache. Is it a memoir or is it a science fiction story? I let the reader decide whether it is reality, a dream, a hallucination, or a fermentation of imagination gone wild. Perhaps my imaginations were hidden memories? I don’t try to convince the reader one way or the other. I let them determine what they want to believe. However, I did remind them what Albert Einstein once said about the mysterious: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed and he is a stranger unto himself.”
Both books are written in a rollicked conversational style. I used many idioms that we all use in our everyday discussions. Example: “What in Sam Hill?” Everyone knows what it means, but what of the origin? Curiosity can ‘kill the cat’ and thanks to the Internet, those funny little phases became ‘clear as a bell’. I added an appendix in the second book to explain their origin. It was quite interesting how some came to be. You may be interested to see my website blog on ‘Idioms’.
Both books stand alone. The second book is not a sequel. The original memoir was written with the memory blocks instilled, while the revised memoir was written after the memory blocks were melted. Although there are some repetitiveness during the first few chapters, thereafter, the revised story takes a completely different direction. Buckle up, because you are in for one wild ride!
WARNING: Your life may never be the same again.
Stay tuned for part two: The Bequest
BORN: April 15, 1943 Kansas City, Kansas (Raised in Clinton, Mo.)
PARENTS: Leonard M. Hay and Kathryn Fisher, of Clinton, Mo.
GRANDPARENTS: E. M. Hay, of Clinton, Mo and Pete Fisher of Kansas City, Kansas.
SIBLINGS: Three half-sisters; Sandra Hay, Barbara Wood, and Susan Anderson and a half-brother; Michael Newhouse.
Graduate of Clinton Senior High School class of 1961.
MILITARY SERVICE: US Navy, stationed aboard the USS Hancock 1961-65, Vietnam Vet.
EMPLOYMENT: Clinton Eye (Democrat) delivery boy. On a bicycle no less. US Navy (Radioman) for four years. TWA and American Airlines for 39 years.
Retired in 2005. Published first book, The Comeback Kid, Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay in November, 2011. Published second book, An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns in October, 2012. Published revised edition (with new cover) of An Abduction Revelation in March, 2014.
Resides in the Kansas City Northland since 1978. When he is not golfing, fishing, or singing Karaoke, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. He currently lives in Lake Waukomis, Mo. with his lovely wife Karen, some hyperactive squirrels, too many irritating geese and a few cranky old catfish.
Question: Your bio says you are retired, what do you do when you are not writing?
Answer: A little bit of this and that. My wife is a few years younger than I, so she is still working. She asked me what I do all day long. I said, “Nothing honey.” She said, “But you said you did that yesterday.” I said, “I know honey, but I hadn’t finished it yet.” When I’m not doing nothing, I golf, fish, and sing Karaoke. I like going to nursing homes and entertaining the folks with the ‘oldies but goodies’ tunes. I love beating my wife….in gin rummy and domino’s. I’m a master at April Fool’s jokes and love scaring the kids on Halloween. I play a Grim Reaper stunt at ‘over the hill’ birthday parties. And I spend too much time on the computer now, according to my wife.
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