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This is a novelette of 21045 words. The captain of an alien UFO offers his human abductee a chance to go back in time for three hours to meet a unknown woman in an old picture for whom he has developed an attraction. Brad Anderson had become fascinated with a girl in a picture his grandmother found in the attic from her high school days. Little did he know that he would actually get the chance to go back in time to meet her. The gray uses his craft's advanced capabilities to send Brad back in time to gain further knowledge about the human species.


These beings I pondered, had powers far beyond ours. They could move objects around. They could move around in time. They could make people forget events. They could alter documents. I had no doubt that they could place thoughts in people’s minds if they so desired. Could they even bring Amanda forward and change events to make her fit in unnoticed? That was extreme but the thought crossed my mind.
What power they had if they chose to use it. They are around us I acknowledged to myself and we didn’t know it. Those who suspected such were dismissed as dreamers or idiots. I recalled that writers had even written novels contemplating their existence in ancient times. Carvings on walls back then and artifacts depicted images of alien beings. Huge designs had been carved into the earth in ancient times that could only be identified from the air. Monuments and pyramids had been built out of large blocks with such precision that only an advanced society could have assisted our ancestors in constructing them.
I feared that should these beings ever wander from their mission to seek knowledge and preserve, then our earth would be in extreme danger. I could only hope that this would never happen, that their society was dominated by those who by virtue of their intelligence and knowledge would know that the destruction of another species would serve no useful purpose. I could only hope that these benevolent beings were in control of those who might aspire to malevolent actions, and would never let such a tragedy occur.


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