The ‘alien abduction’ experience is one where some persons believe they have been taken from their homes and brought aboard alien spacecraft, ostensibly for the purpose of the aliens studying their human captives’ physiologies. The belief in abductions began with Betty and Barney Hill, a New Hampshire couple who found themselves having ‘lost’ several hours during an auto trip in 1961, then recounted the experience of being abducted under hypnosis. Their case was publicized in 1966 in the book The Interrupted Journey.
The abduction experience usually begins with the visual perception of a bright white light in the sky, field, etc., or the abductee’s bedroom. Electronic devices may ‘go wild’ or shut off. The abductee is paralyzed in some cases, allowed to move only his or her eyes. One or more beings emerge from the light (the alien craft) and proceed to drag or ‘beam’ the human into the ship.
Once inside, the abductee is stripped of clothing and laid on a bed. One or more beings perform intrusive physical examinations: probing orifices, extracting bodily fluids such as blood or sperm, and taking tissue and egg samples. Implants (believed to be tracking devices) are sometimes placed deep into the victims’ noses, eyelids, foreheads, hands, or feet. Supposed recovered implants have resembled tiny round balls, or triangular mineral-like objects, yet to be identified as alien in nature.
Communication during an abduction is limited; if any occurs, it is thought to do so by mental telepathy. The beings are said to be less than forthcoming about their intentions or motivations. Victims also report a feeling of being under a hypnotic trance and that the beings are the abductee’s mind. Communication among the aliens is either inaudible by the abductee or is spoken in an unintelligible language. Some mass abduction reports indicate the presence of one or more humans undergoing the same abduction procedure simultaneously. There is no communication from abductee to abductee. Each abductee senses that the others are incapacitated.
After the abduction procedure is completed, the victim is placed back in the same position he or she was before or released outside the ship.
Post Abduction Syndrome
Though some abductees can consciously remember the abduction experience, many can only recall the memory while under hypnosis. Those who are abducted usually exhibit some sort of physical side-effects from the experience known as Post Abduction Syndrome. The most common symptoms are:
1) Lost or missing time, usually 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours.
2) Frequent nose bleeds, sinus pain, pressure.
3) Nightmares of the abduction experience.
4) Looking at an object and feeling like one is looking at something else.
5) The presence of mysterious stains, bruises, needle marks, implants, scars, etc.
6) Deterioration of health, loss of hair, etc…
The abduction procedure appears to be highly structured and routine. Skeptics believe that abductions can be fabricated easily due to the vast amount of information available. Also, hypnosis is not considered a reliable memory enhancement; in fact, according to skeptics, it increases the brain’s likeliness to fabricate.
Abduction proponents insist that millions of Americans, the great majority of them without any memory of the incident, have been the victims of abduction and experimentation by the alien beings. Some also claim that our world governments know about the incidents, but are either powerless to stop them, or have some sort of agreement with the alien beings to allow them to proceed. In any case, one wonders why such a technologically advanced civilization (for such they must be) would have need to physically examine human physiologies… much less millions of them.