As the Transformation progresses, contactee status will become increasingly common. In 1998, we would estimate that there are perhaps 12,000 true contactees, but this is due for an exponential rise as the Awakening progresses. People are increasingly allowed to see space ship displays, en mass with their friends and neighbors, so that there can be no doubt as to what they are seeing. Therefore, they are willing to reach out and explore the possibility of life elsewhere, of visitors to their Earth, and thus become contactees. In this count, we are not including Star Children. Incarnated Star Children are not considered by us to be contactees, they are themselves visitors. Their number ranges, depending upon walk-in status, between several hundred thousand upwards toward a million.