An Inheritance of Stars
The grays are a diminutive alien race with pale skin. Compared to humans their heads and eyes are enlarged. Other features such as the nose, mouth and ears are greatly reduced or missing entirely. They are completely hairless, lacking even a light body hair. The hands haveﬁve ﬁngers, like humans, but the ﬁngers are elongated. The gray lack outward signs of gender and are in fact hermaphroditic; all gray are capable of both siring and baring young. Their body temperature is lower than humans, giving their touch a clammy dead feeling. Grays stand between 4 and 5 ft tall. The grays reach physical maturity at 30 years of age. Average life expectancy is 210 years.
Rumors that they are all telepathic come for the fact that their language is spoken almost entirely in the ultrasonic(high pitched) range, undetectable by the human ear.This also explains why some animals, such as dogs, react with discomfort and near panic to the presence of grays before humans become aware of them.
The most marked psychological trait common to all grays in their insatiable curiosity. From the earliest mists of time, they have traveled the stars studying and experimenting on various life forms. Sentient s hold a particular interest for them. For a time their inorganic technology was the most advanced in space, but their organic sciences have always been much more advanced,and the mysteries of living organisms fascinate the grays. They routinely abducted specimens and performed exploratory surgery on them. But this could not slate their curiosity; they began implanting monitoring and tracking devices. Worse still were the devices which could be triggered remotely to induce a change in the subject. Psychology is also an area of interest for the grays.Some of their experiments involved paralyzing but not anesthetizing a subject, just so they could monitor the reaction. Other times they would establish a mental link via technology or psychics and converse with a target for years.