According to various hypnotists that deal with UFO abductions, the typical Grey alien is a worker being, a hybrid itself. There are several types of beings up in their command chain, including the Reptilians, and the Tall Greys. However, there is a being that is seemingly at the top of all these other beings, an entity that resembles a praying mantis insect (mostly on the head/eye shape and its arms, not the rest). It’s usually seen wearing a purple cloak, which probably denotes position.
Now, here’s the most interesting thing about this being: it’s been seen not only in a conscious, unconscious (e.g. dreams), or hypnotic/trance states, but also under the influence of psychedelics and meditation. In fact, on break-through doses of psychedelics, these insectoid entities are the most common type of alien seen. Greys are occasionally seen too using psychedelics, however these are fewer and between, and also, entering their reality, looks a lot like our reality. While when entering the reality of the praying mantis beings, things become way more advanced and crazy-looking – hinting that the Mantis’ consciousness level is way more advanced than that of the Greys’.
And then there’s meditation, where a smaller number of travelers have seen them (usually during a meditation-induced OBE). I’ve read 3 reports so far of seeing a praying mantis alien, and only 1 of seeing a Grey while on meditation.
Someone could argue that these entities are archetypes of the human collective psyche, and that’s why everyone keeps seeing them. However, I fail to see how the very specific abductions (which all have the same structure and sequence of events) can account for something simple and one-dimensional, as an “archetype”. To me, it looks more likely that these are real beings, living outside of our perception (something that quantum physics and String Theory accepts).
Same goes for the Jester alien, which is along the insectoids, the two most-seen entities on psychedelics. The difference here seems to be that the insectoids have technology that can occasionally punch through to our reality and also appear physically, while the jesters are only available to us via consciousness travel.