By Jim Miles
This news from the art world probably eluded you, but a new genre is “alien art,” composed by abductees/contactees. David Huggins’s experiences with aliens started years ago in Paulding County, Georgia. In a review of abduction art, The New York Times said Huggins “paints graphic and disturbing images from a lifetime of supposed encounters, including babies fathered on alien mothers. The women have the bodies of Playboy centerfolds and the familiar gray alien heads with sloe eyes.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, Huggins, “who asserts that he’s had sex with numerous pointy-chinned alien women and fathered their almond eyed alien babies, supplies the figurative canvasses he painted to document the encounters initiated by an ‘insect being.’”
“The insect being, which resembles a praying mantis,” David Huggins said, “would bring (alien) women to my apartment, and we’d have intercourse. He put me in a paralyzed state and I’d lay in my bed not being able to move. Then the women would melt me, I’d reach my climax, and, well, then they would get up and leave.”
After one alien woman mentioned that he had fathered hybrid children, Huggins asked to see them. “I laid on my bed and passed out, and the next thing I knew is that I’m the wherever they are, with the babies.”
I initially wrote about Huggins in Weird Georgia (2001, Cumberland House), and just last year (2009) Anomalist Books published the book, Love in an Alien Purgatory: The Life and Fantastic Art of David Huggins. The book features 66 of Huggins’ paintings and drawings, with narrative by Farah Yurdozo, an expert in alien abductions.
David Huggins Contacted
David Huggins was born in 1943 and his alien encounters started in 1951 while the eight year old played on the family farm. Huggins’ initial experience started during daylight around the farm; at night the creatures would appear in his bedroom and escort him to a metallic, egg-shaped UFO. He first encountered a short alien with large glowing eyes that was covered in brown fur, then the giant preying mantis, which often seemed to be in control, followed by typical alien greys, short creatures wearing identical blue jumpsuits. A hybrid named Crescent, who appeared initially as a mother figure but evolved into his lover and mother of his children, had large eyes, pale skin, long hair that seemed to be a wig, and definite human anatomical features.
These innocent encounters ceased when he was 11 and the family moved to Acworth- a UFO followed them there-and then the aliens disappeared until he was 17. At that point he lost his virginity to Crescent.
David Huggins Alien Hanky Panky
In 1965, aged 19, Huggins moved to New York City to study art. From 1963 until 1971, David experienced two to three visits a week from aliens who emerged from a portal that appeared in a wall of his apartment. When David found a girlfriend, the aliens frightened her so badly that she left the city. Huggins thought the aliens wanted him to themselves. He believes the creatures are from a parallel universe, and seemed to be based in a complex of subterranean caverns.
In the early 1970s the aliens informed Huggins that they were leaving his life. He was made to forget their existence, except for a future date in 1987. He did not know it then, but the beings would return at that time, nearly 20 years later.
Huggins was once summoned by the aliens and informed that his baby was dying. He held the infant and imparted a spark of life into it. He was then shown the nursery, or incubator, filled with hundreds of infants, presumably all his progeny. He sparked all of the babies to life, which left him exhausted until he was rejuvenated by an alien energy light.
On another occasion Huggins was shown a clone of himself and he was requested to ignite it to sentience, which he did. At another time he was taken to their realm and was surprised to see other humans there. The aliens also brought Huggins’ mother to see him; he learned moments later that she had just died.
An unusual aspect of Huggins’ saga is that the aliens never attempted to impart wisdom, philosophy, or dire predictions-no New Age revelations at all-which is a common element of most contactee/abductee encounters. The creatures, which initially seemed to need him only for his genes, lacked human emotions and observed him closely to learn about tenderness, sadness, grief, and fear. He also taught them about human sex-by the way, alien women purr during intercourse (I knew you wanted to know).
Huggins went on to live a normal life, marrying and fathering a child while working at a deli and pursuing his art. He claims to have continuing contact with the aliens.
Love in an Alien Purgatory is slim, 64 pages, but has a large format. The 66 colorful paintings, indexed in the back of the book, illustrate the beings and their vessels, and Huggins’ encounters with them. Many feature naked hybrid women (and himself).
This is an intriguing book. You know now what it is about, so you have to decide for yourself whether you wish to purchase a copy and experience it fully. While not endorsing Huggins’ experience, I will say that weird phenomenon manifests itself in many bizarre ways. It is possible that Huggins experienced the events he relates in some way, if not the actual physical events he believes.
Note: the good folks at The Anomalist Press not only publish thoughtful books about strange topics, they also print The Anomalist, a respected quarterly magazine and offer a valuable daily compilation of weird news from around the world. Check them out.
Jim Miles is the author of two Weird Georgia books, seven books about Georgia ghosts and eight books about the Civil War. To see all of his books go to the Jim Miles Author Page on Amazon. Order autographed books or contact Jim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org