Wikipedia:WikiProject Paranormal/Peer review/Greys

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Due to the huge amount of mess and the OR/uncited content, I've re-written this page and merged the real and popular culture aspeccts into a single timeline charting Greys from their early appearance in books in the 19th century, through to the Hill abductions and their use in the X-files.

Ideas and comment welcome perfectblue 15:15, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


That last sentence needs to be re-worded from a 'verifiability' standpoint; perhaps change "they" to something along the lines of "accounts fitting this description"? The more sources in the 'Appearance' section, the better (epecially after sentences like the "some accounts" one). In '1890-1950', the sentence structure is a little stilted (a side effect of merging, I imagine), and also the book references need to be standarized (all italicized). In '1950s', "greys branched out" sounds odd again; I'm not quite sure what "flying saucers features" refers to, either. The first sentence of '1960s' is a little sensational. '1970s' has that same awkward "them"; I think what I'm getting at is it might be best if there was some standardization towords them not being referrred to as actual entities (which can't be proven), but rather as an archetypal description (and I'll stop bothering you with each and every instance of that now :P ). That last perspective in the Perspectives section needs to be fully filled out. The 'Alternatives' section seems a bit stilted, and it makes me nervous that it has no citations. Honestly, I don't like that Coast to Coast AM link in the 'external links' section; we don't want a link to their website on every paranormal page. As for further expansion, '1950s' obviously needs some new material, and after further research, if it doesn't look like there's much more to put in some of those timeline sections, you might want to consider merging them (it's perfectly acceptable to not have the time segments equal if that's how the content falls). Here's a biggie as well: Where did the term 'grey' come from? Also, I think if the article gets much bigger, an image of Thor from SG-1 might be a good 'modern' image. --InShaneee 15:49, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


InShaneee makes some good points. As far as the "Alternatives" section goes, haven't researchers also proposed that the grey is some sort of subconscious visualization of a human fetus? I don't have a link handy, but it might be worth looking into. The psychological explanations for the phenomenon seem interesting to me. Zagalejo 20:40, 27 October 2006 (UTC)