Back in 2001, I profiled James Gilliland for an article in After Dark, and we spoke about some of the unusual sightings at his ranch. "When you move into what I call interdimensional mind, you expand beyond your personality and beyond your body. You actually create a doorway for these events to happen or you attract them to you," Gilliland said. Residents of his Institute had been experiencing apparition-like sightings for a number of years, which they associated with their contacts with ascended masters (enlightened spirit guides) such as Babaji whose torso was witnessed as a manifestation over a pond.
Gilliland believes their interactions with the masters opened the gateway for contacts from such evolved ET races as the Pleiadians. "You can't really separate the UFO phenomenon from spiritual phenomenon because they go hand in hand," he said. "The greys and the black budget stuff are just a small piece of the puzzle. There are so many planes and dimensions beyond that where advanced civilizations are interacting with people."