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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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),
These experiences may be remembered:
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
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
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.
- 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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
communicate with the abductee or direct them to interact with specific
individuals for some purpose.
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.
The abductees are returned to earth, occasionally in a different
location from where they were allegedly taken or with new injuries or
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.
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
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.