David Huggins: Artist and alien-abductee

This article about David Huggins, a Hoboken painter who says he has been abducted by aliens since the age of 8, was one of the most interesting I’ve ever written. Conducting the interview alone was an “out-of-this-world” experience.

This feature ran in the Friday, Feb. 18th edition of The Jersey Journal.

David Huggins puts some final touches on his painting "Being Shown My Son" in his studio. His work will be in an upcoming exhibit at Balance Hair Salon in February. January 17, 2011. -- PAMELA SUCHY/THE JERSEY JOURNAL

It’s official. Gel and hair spray aren’t the most hair-raising things you’ll find in Balance Hair Salon in Jersey City.

This Saturday, the hair salon, which doubles as an art gallery, will host the UFO Abductee Experiences Exhibition featuring paintings by “artist-abductee” David Huggins of Hoboken. “

Huggins said when he was 8 years old, he encountered a mysterious creature he called “little Big Foot.”

Frightened, Huggins said he ran away and told his mother what happened. Unsurprisingly, she did not believe him.

Huggins said aliens would continue making contact with him for the rest of his life. After each encounter, however, Huggins would have “partial amnesia.”

It was not until the Harmonic Convergence on August 8, 1987 that Huggins said he regained his alien memories.

Since then, the painter has been using his training from the Art Students League and Hunter College in New York City to show the world his experiences.

Huggins’s work shows a variety of happenings. One painting, “Leaving the House,”shows several Grays (little grey-skinned aliens) pulling Huggins upwards towards a glowing UFO.

Another work, entitled “The Packaged Gray,”is much more shocking. The oil painting shows a Gray woman holding an alien-human baby inside a container, one of over 60 hybrid children Huggins said he fathered with an alien woman he calls Crescent.

Huggins said that over time, the two formed a mutual romantic, emotional and sexual relationship.

“She has black hair which may or may not be a wig. She has large, almond-shaped eyes. Her face is rather pale. She has thin lips and a small nose. Her chin is more pointed.”

Huggins said he taught the aliens how to care for the babies and developed special bonds with his kids.

Huggins will share his stories at his exhibit on Saturday and hopes to draw attention to something he believes few researchers have addressed.

“Most, if not all, the people I have met who have been involved with this…are very creative. Writers, painters, musicians, you name it. It seems to be an aspect of this phenomenon that no one is seriously looking into.”

Those interested in learning more about Huggins can hear him speak at the gallery and discuss alien abductions with other visitors.


About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.
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