When I first started writing this book, I really didn't research it at all, I just wrote it. I felt like it was something I had to do, but I wasn't sure why. This is made even more interesting because I was never a fan of science fiction--yet that is most definitely one of the genres of my book, although it does fit in other genres such as action/adventure as well.
So why me? Why would I feel so compelled to do such a thing? I can't say for sure, as I am still researching the subject, but I can tell you this. Many of the things I wrote about as being fictional may have a basis in reality--according to some anyway.
I'll begin with the names of my characters. The protagonist and heroine of the story's name is Alison. I gave her this name BEFORE I knew the etymology of her name. According to the internet, Alison has French/Germanic origins and means 'of noble birth.' Interesting to say the least. You'll understand why if you happen to read the book.
Next, I made my characters 'hybrids' that were exceptionally tall light skinned and benevolent. THEN I learned about Nordic aliens. Nordic aliens...kind of look like me according to their description, but since my feet are firmly planted in reality, I'll chalk that up to coincidence. Some of the aliens in my belong to a group called the Association which is composed of various factions that are responsible for different things. One of these groups is known as the 'Watchers.' Now, many believers of aliens visiting our planet consider them to be 'watchers' as well--which I did not know until I read about it on the internet AFTER I decided the name.
In my book, power is distributed freely through conduits, and Stonehenge was a 'distribution point' in the past. Now, that may not be true, but it IS TRUE that Nikolai Tesla created the means to distribute the power generated by the earth FREELY--and then he was killed. I didn't know much about Tesla until I started researching the ideas that I wanted to write about. It shocked me to find that what I thought was fiction had so much basis in fact.
Different races of aliens are also featured in my book and one race's goal is to keep humanity enslaved for their own pleasure. I have since learned that many people who believe in aliens think this to be fact and use organizations such as the Illuminati as examples of secret societies of aliens that corrupt our planet and keep its people enslaved to a system they created. One of the most famous proponents of this theory was WM Cooper (Same last name as mine--another bizarre coincidence.) Oh, the irony of it all...
Most probably think that I either knew this stuff subconsciously already, or I am lying and knew it all before I started writing--but that wouldn't be true. I've always been a fan of action/adventure but never bothered with Star Wars or Star Trek (except the original) because I thought they were too--'unrealistic.' It was only after my father passed in 1991 and I had a dream of him that felt like reality that I began to open my mind to the possibilities, but I never acted on it. I had too many other things to do such as go to work, raise children, cook, pay bills, and repeat when necessary. I was in the 'robot' stage, and didn't come out of it until my new husband who just happens to be a philosopher guided me gently out of the matrix... Perhaps this book can help others do the same. Maybe that's it's purpose, and mine as well. I don't know. All I know is, I had to write it.