by Barry Chamish
At 3:30 AM, July 27, 1997, Said Karumi, a Beduin Arab from Ofakim in Israel's Negev Desert walked into the Beersheva Police Station holding his infant son. He told the receiving police officers, "Aliens are after me." He released one hand from around his son's waist and pointed to the sky.
He then exited the police station and walked to a nearby service station where he bought five shekels worth of fuel in a bottle. He continued on to an empty lot, doused himself and his son with the fuel and ignited both. Said survived the flames but his son did not. When police arrived and asked him why he incinerated his son, he just pointed to the sky.
It was later discovered that Karumi had never been treated for psychological disorders nor was he considered mentally unwell by the Ofakim Social Services office.
One could easily dismiss this incident as a simple case of a nut over-influenced by the media's obsession with aliens. However, the Beduin are one of the few peoples left in Israel who cling to their traditions and are not under the deep persuasion of Western culture.
Further, Karumi's was not the only case this year of a Beersheva Arab who claimed to have been in contact with what appear to be demonic aliens.
Last October 14, a Beduin, Dr. Bashad, who is a European-educated physician, and his friend Massoud drove to Beersheva for a night of relaxation. They stopped to pick up what seemed to be a stranded driver by the side of the road. After Massoud asked if he was in trouble, the "stranded driver" slapped his hand to the side of the door and it adhered tightly to it. Massoud stared at the stranger and screached as he saw "a horribly mutated face." When Dr. Bashad caught a glimpse of the creature, he sped away trying to ditch it. But it leaped twenty feet in the air and readhered itself to the car. It clutched the speeding vehicle for several kilometres before disappearing.
The veracity of the incident is reinforced by the respected witnesses and by the fact that on the same night, another Arab ninety miles away had a similar experience. Abdul Alhazrad was driving near Jenin in the West Bank, when he spotted what he thought was a hitchhiker by the side of the road. He invited the hitchhiker inside and after he drove away, "To my shock, he changed into a man with a dog's head." The creature had long, floppy ears and one eye at the base of his dog-like nose. Alhazrad braked his car and ran away. The being followed him but soon after disappeared.
In the Autumn of 1996, a wave of demonic creatures were seen at close distances by numerous Arabs (and two Jewish women in Tel Aviv). An actual UFO landing, witnessed by a family of Arabs in a village outside Haifa, was reported during this wave.
Unlike the entire Israeli media, I am not automatically dismissing Karumi's murder of his son as the act of a madman. There have been too many similar "madmen" among Israeli and territorial Arabs in the past year. Karumi's case may fit a pattern noted by Dr. Jacques Vallee in his book "Passport to Magonia":
"In the Soviet Union, not long ago, a leading plasma physicist died in strange circumstances. He was thrown under a Moscow subway train by a mentally deranged woman. It is noteworthy that she claimed "a voice from space" had given her orders to kill that particular man - orders she could not resist. Soviet criminologists, I have been reliably informed, are worried by the increase of such cases in recent years... The current wave of mental imbalance that can be specifically tied to the rise and development of the contactee myth is an aspect of the UFO problem that must be considered with special care."
[The] wave of demon-like entities witnessed amongst Israeli Arabs in the past year has been characterized by the high quality of the testimony associated with it.
If one can generalize, Israeli Jewish close encounters since 1993 have mostly been with giant entities and UFO activity has always accompanied the incidents, while Arabs of the region are mostly encountering grotesque monsters, with less direct-UFO activity involved. Both the giants and the monsters are capable of disappearing into thin air.
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