The Alien Abduction Phenomena
UFOs, Aliens, and the Question of Contact

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The Alien Abduction Phenomena
UFOs, Aliens, and the Question of Contact

Alien abductions are extremely real for certain individuals and hypnotic regression may in fact prove that these events are occurring. The abductors have been reported to be Greys, Nordic aliens, reptilians and other species.

Alien species have been reported to target certain individuals for unique characteristics they possess which result in repeat abductions.

Reports indicate that when the abductor asks the alien species why they are being abducted the response is "We have the right to do this."

Abductions have also been reported to be related with the major changes which are affecting the Earth such as pollution and technology that certain governments, organizations and militaries possess.

Scientists and other organizations dismiss most or all accounts of alien abductions claiming they are hallucinations, mentally unstable individuals, drugs and alcohol related, or a confused memory of a past event.

People claiming to have been abducted are usually called "abductees" or "experiencers." Typical claims involve the experiencer being subjected to a forced medical examination which emphasizes their reproductive system.

Abductees sometimes claim to have been warned against environmental abuse and the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Consequently, while many of these purported encounters are described as terrifying, some have been viewed as pleasurable or transformative.

Mainstream scientists and mental health professionals overwhelmingly doubt that the phenomenon occurs literally as reported and instead attribute the experiences to "deception, suggestibility (fantasy-proneness, hypnotizability, false-memory syndrome), personality, sleep phenomena, psychopathology, psychodynamics and environmental factors.

Debra is a young-looking, 51 year-old mother of two boys who lives in Alta Loma, California. Throughout her life, she has experienced what she always believes were amazing dreams...dreams of aliens and spacecraft.

When traveling with her best friend Nilda, she came upon jewelry that resembled a spiral doodle she had been drawing for decades. When she saw these images, visions of other experiences flooded back to her.

She consulted with a hypnotherapist, Barbara Lamb, who believes that the spiral pattern Debra had been compelled to draw was same as the mysterious crop circles that have appeared around the world.

Barbara has studied crop circles, and believes they are encoded messages from aliens. Debra explored her memories through regression hypnosis therapy.

She remembers an incident when she was 22 years old, when along with dozens of other people she saw a spacecraft. Debra recalls being taken aboard, and seeing other "normal" people there being tutored by aliens.

In another recollection, Debra awoke one night to an odd whirring sound. She goes outside her home to see a spacecraft hovering there.

The following day, a friend on the East Coast called to tell Debra that she was on the craft...and precisely described Debra's actions on her balcony!

The floodgates opened. Debra addressed one of the greatest mysteries of her life. When she was 22 years old, she "lost" three days of her life-during that time, no one could reach her, and she awoke on her apartment floor with her memory wiped clean.

Barbara Lamb used hypnosis to take Debra back to those three days.

Debra discovered she had been abducted, and underwent scans and procedures that the aliens told her telepathically would help her. Years later, Debra was diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood disease that doctors expected to progress, but it did not. Debra believes that the treatment by the aliens saved her life.

The Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) is a privately-funded UFO research group.

CUFOS is an international group of scientists, academics, investigators, and volunteers dedicated to the continuing examination and analysis of the UFO phenomenon.

Their purpose is to promote serious scientific interest in UFOs and to serve as an archive for reports, documents, and publications about the UFO phenomenon.

It was founded in 1973 by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Northwestern University in Illinois. Dr. Hynek was also a top scientific consultant for Project Blue Book, the U.S. Air Force's official study of the UFO mystery from 1948 to 1969.

Although Dr. Hynek started out as a skeptic and helped the Air Force to debunk most UFO reports, he gradually became convinced that a small number of UFO cases were not hoaxes or explainable as misidentifications of natural phenomena, and that these cases might represent something extraordinary—even alien visitation from other planets.

When the Air Force shut down Project Blue Book in 1969, Dr. Hynek decided to establish his own organization to continue to study UFO reports in a scientific and unbiased manner.

Started in Evanston, Illinois, but now based in Chicago, CUFOS continues to be a small research organization stressing scientific analysis of UFO cases.

Its extensive archives include historically valuable files from defunct civilian research groups such as NICAP, one of the most popular and credible UFO research groups of the 1950s and 1960s.

Following Dr. Hynek's death in 1986, CUFOS was renamed the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in his honor.

The current Scientific Director of CUFOS is Dr. Mark Rodeghier, who holds a masters in Astrophysics from the University of Sussex, and a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Illinois.

Prominent ufologists who have served on the CUFOS Board of Directors are Jerome Clark, an award-winning UFO historian and author of the "UFO Encyclopedia"; Dr. Michael Swords, a retired professor of natural sciences from Western Michigan University; and Dr. Thomas E. Bullard, a folklorist at Indiana University.
CUFOS Definition of an Abductee

A person must be taken:
  • Against his or her will
  • From terrestrial surroundings
  • By non-human beings.

The beings must take the person to:
  • An enclosed place
  • Not terrestrial in appearance
  • Assumed or known to be an alien spacecraft by the witness.

In this place, the person must either:
  • Be subjected to an examination,
  • Engage in communication (verbal or telepathic),
  • Or both.

These experiences may be remembered:
  • Consciously
  • Or through methods of focused concentration such as hypnosis.

Man Recalls ET Encounter

Hypnotic regression is a very useful tool when it comes to accessing parts of our memory that we may have blocked out for some reason or another.

In this video, a man recalls an alien encounter under hypnosis.

The precise number of abductees is uncertain. One of the earliest studies of abductions found 1,700 claimants, while contested surveys argued that 5-6% of the general population might have been abducted.

A variety of types of abductors are proposed, including Greys, Nordic aliens almost indistinguishable from humans, humanoid reptiles, energy beings and more.

A variety of motivations are attributed to alleged abductors.
These include:
  • Numerous reports that form a loose narrative around long-term surveillance and interaction with humans. The entities state that the abductee has a unique characteristic, resulting in repeated abductions, implanting information subconsciously for later "activation". Sometimes this is related to major changes affecting the Earth and the entities' desire to help.
  • When abductees ask why they are being studied or undergoing surgery, the entity may answer with a statement like "We have the right to do this."

Touched - The Abduction Phenomenon

As a category, some studies show that abductees have psychological characteristics that render their testimony suspect.

Dr. Elizabeth Slater conducted a blind study of nine abduction claimants and found them to be prone to "mildly paranoid thinking," nightmares and having a weak sexual identity.

According to Yvonne Smith, some alleged abductees test positive for lupus, despite not showing any symptoms.

In a study investigating the motivations of the alleged abductors, Jenny Randles  found that in each of the 4 cases out of 50 total where the experiencer was over 40 years of age or more, they were rejected by the aliens for "what they (the experiencers) usually inferred to be a medical reason."

Randles concludes "The abduction is essentially a young person's experience." Given the reproductive focus of the alleged abductions it is not surprising that one man reported being rejected because he had undergone a vasectomy.

It could also be partially because people over the age of 40 are less likely to have "hormonic" or reproductive activity going on.

Although abduction and other UFO-related reports are usually made by adults, sometimes young children report similar experiences. These child-reports often feature very specific details in common with reports of abduction made by adults, including the cirumstances, narrative, entities and aftermaths of the alleged occurrences.

Taken - The Abduction Phenomenon

Often these young abductees have family members who have reported having abduction experiences. Family involvement in the military, or a residence near a military base is also common amongst child abduction claimants.

Although different cases vary in detail (sometimes significantly), some UFO researchers, such as folklorist Thomas E. Bullard argue that there is a broad, fairly consistent sequence and description of events that make up the typical "close encounter of the fourth kind" (a popular but unofficial designation building on Dr. J. Allen Hynek's classifying terminology).

Though the features outlined below are often reported, there is some disagreement as to exactly how often they actually occur.

Some researchers (especially Budd Hopkins and David Michael Jacobs) have been accused of excluding, minimising or suppressing testimony or data that do not fit a certain paradigm for the phenomenon.

Bullard argues most abduction accounts feature the following events. They generally follow the sequence noted below, though not all abductions feature all the events:

Narrative of the Abduction Phenomenon

Sightings - UFO Contact
Sightings episode that looks into the phenomena involving human beings and alien abductions. People who claim to have personal contact with aliens. Some reports claim that the Men in Black are actually extraterrestrials and not a government or military organization.

1. Capture

The abductee is forcibly taken from terrestrial surroundings to an apparent alien space craft.

2. Examination and Procedures

Invasive physiological and psychological procedures, and on occasion simulated behavioral situations, training & testing, or sexual liaisons.

3. Conference

The abductors communicate with the abductee or direct them to interact with specific individuals for some purpose.

4. 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.

5. Loss of Time

Abductees often rapidly forget the majority of their experience, either as a result of fear, medical intervention, or both.

6. 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.

7. Theophany

Coinciding with their immediate return, abductee may have a profound sense of love, a high, or "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.

8. Aftermath

The abductee must cope with the psychological, physical, and social effects of the experience.

When describing the "abduction scenario", David M. Jacobs says: The entire abduction event is precisely orchestrated. All the procedures are predetermined.

There is no standing around and deciding what to do next. The beings are task-oriented and there is no indication whatsoever that we have been able to find of any aspect of their lives outside of performing the abduction procedures.