George Noory interviews Helen Littrell and Jean
Bilodeaux on June 3, 2005.
Raechel’s Eyes (Wild Flower Press) is a true story of Marisa’s experiences sharing an apartment with her unusual college roommate, as told by her mother, Helen Littrell, and UFO investigator Jean Bilodeaux.
Marisa and Raechel were two young women who didn’t fit in â€” Marisa was legally blind and needed assistance living on her own, while Raechel seemingly had no past, talked with an odd inflection and ate a strange diet delivered to her home by odd men in black suits. The two students lived together for about six months in northern California in the early 1970s. They seemed to be perfect roommates, becoming good friends, but slowly Raechel’s strange lifestyle began to arouse frightening suspicions in Marisa, which led her to conclusions so incredible that she feared telling anyone, for fear that they would think she was crazy.
After a series of very unusual and disturbing events, the man claiming to be Raechel’s father revealed that he was an Air Force Colonel who was involved in a top-secret experiment being conducted from a base called Four Corners in Nevada. The Colonel said that he was authorized by the National Reconnaissance Organization through the Air Force’s Aerospace Technical Information Command to adopt the human-alien hybrid Raechel and let her try living a normal life as a college student.
Controversial and engaging, Raechel’s Eyes reads like a Sci-Fi classic, yet for many, including behavioral scientist and retired psychologist Dr. Richard Boylan, who wrote the preface, the events are not fiction. In fact, they actually “provide an accurate picture, minus the usual disinformation about what really goes on below the surface of the heretofore-undisclosed Four Corners base, which is sister to and apparently north of the better-known Area 51 facility in the central Nevada desert.” Boylan explains that the experiences depicted in the book closely parallel information about the underground activity at Area 51 that was leaked by former military personnel.
Marisa died in 1990. Realizing there had to be more to the events than had been revealed, Helen Littrell in 1995 engaged the services of UFO investigator Jean Bilodeaux. Beginning in 1998, under the supervision of psychotherapist and hypnotherapist Dr. June Steiner, Helen underwent a two-year-long series of hypnotic regressions that revealed a family history of alien interaction that had not been considered before. It also revealed a connection between Helen Littrell and the Colonel.
Raechel’s Eyes is presented in two parts. Many of the events in Part I were reconstructed from Littrell’s memory, yet much of the information she received she believes was transmitted telepathically to her by the Colonel. Unable to explain why the revelations didn’t disturb her at the time, Helen had no idea the pivotal role she too played in this very bizarre experience until she underwent hypnotic regression. Part II chronicles years of investigative research, providing a summary of what was learned during the investigation and includes full transcripts of some of Helen’s oftentimes emotional, traumatic, and revealing regressions. Also included are interviews with friends and family who knew Raechel, along with photographs and illustrations that corroborate Marisa’s and Helen’s incredible experiences with this odd young woman.