“Is the alleged abduction of a person by an alien being”
Among the countless reports of UFO sightings are the reports of those that claim to have been, not only visited, but “taken” by Alien abductors. Cases of Abductions and attempted abductions have been reported as early as the late 19th century. Such a case was published in the Stockton Californian Daily Mail in 1897. The report documented the attempted abduction of Colonel H.G Shaw and a friend by three “tall, slim humanoids”. The abduction failed as the two men managed to flee.
Betty and Barney Hill
The first widely publicized case of an alien abduction occurred in September, 1961. Famously referred to as the“Hill Abduction”, the case documents the kidnapping of Betty and Barney Hill in New Hampshire while driving home from a vacation at Niagara Falls. Betty had urged Barney to stop the car when she noticed that a light she was observing in the sky continued to grow brighter as it moved closer to their location. Betty continued to observe the object through binoculars which she had noticed to be multi-colored. However, Barney had decided that the object was a commercial airliner but his mind was swiftly changed as the object rapidly turned and headed in their direction. It was at this time that both Betty and Barney returned to their car.
The Hill’s claimed to drive slowly as they continued to observe the object which continued to get closer. Betty testified that the object seemed to “dance” in the sky. When they were approximately a mile from Indian Head the object descended rapidly causing Barney to stop suddenly in the middle of the road. Barney stepped out of the car and walked toward the object. He later reported that he only returned to the car because he observed what he described as a number of “non human-like figures” peering from the craft. The Hill’s continued their journey home while experiencing some uncomfortable “buzzing” and “vibrations” which resonated through their car causing the couple to feel an “altered state of consciousness” which seemed to last moments but when their minds became clear again they realized that they had traveled almost 35 miles.
They arrived home at dawn and immediately discovered that their clothes were inexplicably damaged. On September 21st Betty contacted the Pease Air Force Base to report the UFO encounter but she purposely withheld some details for fear of being ridiculed. The report was dealt with by Major Henderson who, on September 26th, delivered his conclusion that the Hill’s mistook the “planet Jupiter” for a UFO.
Betty later contacted a Marine Corps Major, Donald E. Keyhoe, and gave him her full unedited report. Keyhoe was the head of NICAP, a civilian UFO research group. In her letter to Keyhoe, Betty stated that she and Barney would consider hypnosis. The letter was passed on to Walter N. Webb, a Boston astronomer and NICAP member and he met with the Hill’s on October 21st. This initial meeting consisted of a 6 hour interview where they both gave detailed descriptions of their encounter.
Both Barney and Betty had asserted they they had developed some sort of mental block and they were convinced that there were some parts of the event they did not wish to remember. It was concluded that the Hills were telling the truth and was wasn’t until March 3rd, 1963, the the Hills made public their encounter.
The abduction of Travis Walton still remains the most publicised event of its kind to this day. As Walton describes, the incident occurred on November 5th, 1975. He, along with a crew of forestry workers, was just finishing a shift in the Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest when a saucer-shaped object was spotted approximately 150 from their truck. Walton left the truck and walked in the direction of the object. What happened next was witnessed by all 6 co-workers and their accounts were later reinforced when they all completed successful polygraph tests.
6 reports describe a bright beam of light emerging from the craft and lifting Walton off his feet. It was at this point when the truck sped away.
Walton claims that he awoke in a hospital-like room where he was greeted by “3 short creatures” and a “human” wearing a helmet. This is all that Walton claims to remember until he found himself walking on a highway with the craft hovering above him. The craft left moments later. Walton eventually made it back to his home town and it was then that he discovered that he had been missing for 5 days. During his absence his 6 co-workers had been occused by the local authorities of murdering Walton.
In 1978, Walton wrote a book called “The Walton Experience” detailing the incident at it later became the basis for the 1993 film “Fire in the Sky”.
The precise number of alleged abductees is uncertain. One of the earliest studies of abductions found 1,700 claimants, while contested surveys argued that 5–6 percent of the general population might have been abducted.
Many people accross the globe claim to have been visited and taken by aliens and in some cases regression therapy has given detailed accounts of the abducters, along with detailed descriptions of the spacecrafts. most of the reported cases have a common theme involving medical experiments, primarily on the reproductive system. Other cases describe medical implants.
Weather you believe in the phenomena of alien abduction or not, one cannot ignore the fact that the people involved truly believe there encounter and in some cases unexplained objects have been surgically removed from subjects.
The following is often reported by Aductees:
- Capture. The abductee is somehow rendered incapable of resisting, and taken from terrestrial surroundings to an apparent alien spacecraft.
- Examination and Procedures. Invasive physiological and psychological procedures, and on occasion simulated behavioral situations, training & testing, or sexual liaisons.
- Conference. The abductors communicate with the abductee or direct them to interact with specific individuals for some purpose, typically telepathically but sometimes using the abductee’s native language.
- Tour. The abductees are given a tour of their captors’ vessel, though this is disputed by some researchers who consider this definition a confabulation of intent when just apparently being taken around to multiple places inside the ship.
- Loss of Time. Abductees often rapidly forget the majority of their experience, either as a result of fear, medical intervention, or both.
- Return. The abductees are returned to earth, occasionally in a different location from where they were allegedly taken or with new injuries or disheveled clothing.
- Theophany. Coinciding with their immediate return, abductees may have a profound sense of love, a “high” similar to those induced by certain drugs, or a “mystical experience”, accompanied by a feeling of oneness with God, the universe, or their abductors. Whether this is the result of a metaphysical change, Stockholm syndrome, or prior medical tampering is often not scrutinized by the abductees at the time.
- Aftermath. The abductee must cope with the psychological, physical, and social effects of the experience.