With gray men, everything is more complicated. They are already perceived as more hostile and intimidating. They first appear in the story “Meda: A Tale of the Future” (1891), and then in pop culture. The hypothesis about their origin was formulated by the psychologist Frederik Malmström.
According to the scientist, the gray big-eyed alien is our mother. This is due to the fact that astigmatism is observed in a child in infancy. That is, he sees all the surrounding objects distorted. The mother’s face is perceived by him as a set of vague spots. Over time, astigmatism disappears, but this image remains in the depths of consciousness for life.