Contactee Ted Owens Case: Superpowers From Grasshopper-Looking Aliens Made Him Genius
A man named Ted Owens, who lived in the United States, had been trying to tell the world about his superpowers for decades, but not only nobody believed him, he was ridiculed and called crazy. Besides, Owens repeatedly proved his words. Contactees in Ufology are people who were not just abducted by aliens but repeatedly met with them and also received information from them. Some contactees received messages from aliens about the existing alien civilizations and the information about their work, others received warnings about the future of our planet.
At the same time, contactees were just as often subjected to humiliating and painful medical manipulations as ordinary abductees. The case of Ted Owens is one of the rarest because, in addition to all of the above, he also received unusual psychic abilities from the aliens. It began in those years when the UFO phenomenon was known only to rare researchers. Ted Owens was born in 1920 in the USA, and due to the fact that his father was cruel to him, he was taken to his grandparents. From early childhood, he knew that both of them had strong superpowers, as they would say in our days, were psychics.
When Ted grew a little, he also appeared to have superpowers, he began to move objects with his eyes and learned to levitate in the air, experimenting in his room. Then he had an imaginary friend, who from time to time told him how to use these abilities. When Ted became a teenager, he learned strong hypnosis and sometimes arranged tricks with hypnosis in public, each time striking his surroundings. And when he grew up and joined the US Navy, his psychic abilities became even more powerful. According to Ted, he could easily read the thoughts of his colleagues.
After the army, Ted Owens entered Duke University in North Carolina and told everyone there that he could control the weather. Some of the people, including famous city lawyer Sidney Margulies, saw several of his tricks with their own eyes, for example, when Ted forced lightning to strike at the right time and place. When Ted got married, his wife also began to see various unusual things, and during the drought, Ted could order the rain. He also said that he could even cause severe hurricanes. Owens also joined Mensa because he had an unusually high IQ of 150.
Years passed, by 1965 many people were already aware of UFOs and aliens, and Ted decided to confess. He said that his superpowers (as well as the superpowers of his grandparents) were actually given to him by hyperspace entities
which he called Super Intelligences (SIs), which Ted described as “short grasshoppers with two legs”. He said that those creatures specifically decided to give him almost unlimited psychic abilities in order to conduct an experiment on whether a person would withstand this. He called it “increase the brain to 11 points” and compared it with the superpowers of comic superheroes.
As proof of all that was said, he, among other things, showed an unusual mark at the base of his skull, supposedly in this place, he underwent an unpleasant operation and it affected his brain. Every year, Ted Owens tried to draw more and more attention to his surroundings. He called himself the “UFO Prophet” and compared himself to the biblical Moses, and in 1969, he finally released the first book with his story entitled “How to Contact Space People.”
In the 1970s, Ted began arranging public shows to talk about his superpowers, and also made many predictions about the future. However, practically nobody took him seriously, people did not believe him but constantly showered him with ridicule. After that, Ted changed a lot, instead of his usual stories, he began to make a frightening statement that he would use his power for destruction. And he was not believed at first, until some of his predictions began to come true.
In May 1972, he announced that he was going to cause massive thunderstorms that would cause a blackout and an accident in Cleveland, Illinois, and in the summer of that year, a severe storm swept through Cleveland, causing not only a massive blackout but also numerous human deaths. In October of that year, Ted announced that he was going to create an unusually warm winter in Virginia, and that really happened.
In 1974, Ted made a statement that it was him who was behind the series of weather disasters that hit Texas that year and caused great damage to the crop. He also said that he was responsible for many unusually strong and frequent hurricanes, floods, droughts, earthquakes, fires and plane crashes that swept the world in the 1970s.
Owens also predicted that UFO sightings around the world would become more frequent and that he had the ability to specifically trigger UFOs anywhere. Ted also repeatedly tried to make money on his abilities, for example, to cancel a hurricane in exchange for cash. He also tried to sabotage sporting events & extorting money.
It is not surprising that soon, they began to just consider Owens as a madman who seeks attention by calling on television, in various magazines, and trying to contact government officials. Nobody wanted to listen to him. In 1979, Ted began to harass military historian and National Enquirer journalist, Wayne Grover, assuring him that he could witness how he would use his superpowers in Florida for a year.
Grover said about Owens that he could control the weather and predict events.
In 1987, Owens died of liver sclerosis and since then, various ufologists and researchers of abnormal phenomena regularly study his history without finding answers to his questions. One of those researchers, parapsychologist Jeffrey Mishlov, carefully studied all of Owens’s well-known predictions and is convinced that he really had superpowers. His prediction about space shuttle Challenger crash in 1986 had also become true.
Mishlov wrote a book on Owens: “The PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter,” which is based on the life story of Ted Owens. Mishlov analyzed a lot of facts and is sure that strange cases with Florida hurricanes and many others can be explained only by the influence of some superpower. At the official level, the phenomenon of Ted Owens has never been studied, as for scientists, he was nothing more than a fraudster, or a mentally unhealthy person.