1. The so-called "Red Book," kept by the US Government mentions only nine different races of visitors while the Hyperbase contains more than a hundred races. How is that possible?
There are a number of reasons for this:
a. The first one has to do with the method of classifying. Quite a number of abductees or contactees mention "Blonds," i.e. Scandinavian looking humans as occupants of UFOs. In the Red Book these may be listed as one race, whereas the Hyperbase will take their different locations of origin into account. The Blonds that have been encountered thus far, e.g., are mainly coming from the Pleiades, the Hyades, Procyon, Tau Ceti, Epsilon Eridani, and Lyra, as well as from Ummo. What is one race in the Red Book can be labeled as several races in the Hyperbase.
b. The Red Book only mentions the races that the US Government has had direct experience with, either through direct contact, or by finding remains at crash sites. The Hyperbase does not limit itself to this double restriction ("US Government" as the source and "direct experience"). On the one hand this means that information from contactees all over the world has been integrated, and on the other hand it also means that if those contactees are told about other races, that information is added, as well, even though nobody had actual encounters with them.
c. The purpose of the Hyperbase is fundamentally different. Any information about any extra-terrestrial species is considered relevant as long as it has not been proven untruthful or utterly unreliable. The purpose is to establish as wide a frame of reference as possible, which by definition, and by choice, implies that the Hyperbase is less critical in accepting information.
2. What sources of information do you take into account?
Almost anything, really, can be a source of information. The most important source of information is the research that has been done by other researchers in the field. Stories from abductees, contactees, and whistle-blowers within governments all over the world are important sources, as well. Regression sessions with abductees, too, have provided information for the HB that isn't available elsewhere. And information from a handful of selected channellers has been used too. Only that information from channellers, however, for which corroborating information has been found, is included. As a rule, I am wary of channeled information because the risk of contamination by the channel is substantial. The sad fact is that some channellers just make it all up - even though some of them aren't even aware of it.
3. If you accept almost any information does that not make the information far less reliable?
Again, the purpose of the Hyperbase has to be kept into account. What interests me for the Hyperbase is not "What do we know for sure?" but rather "Has anybody ever heard anything about ?" So, YES, the information may be less reliable because we often have to rely on hearsay. But that doesn't mean we don't try to keep the information as reliable as possible. If information is contradicted by another source, the hyperbase will often mention that. If information has been proven incorrect, it has either been corrected or removed.
4. What's with all the New Age stuff?
An abduction or a close encounter of the third kind is an experience that utterly shakes one's belief system and conceptions about reality. One starts to look for answers and one wants to give meaning to the experience. As fate would have it, most of the (handful of) abductees that I have worked with found those answers and that meaning in the New Age thinking. I do not think that this is representative for the majority of abductees or contactees. It's just my experience with the people I worked with.