Alien Abduction Phenomenon
For thousands of years people have claimed to see strange creatures appearing from thin air and abducting victims.
This strange and frightening phenomenon is associated with people encountering UFOs. Accounts from every country and culture around the globe have reported similar cases of people abducted by alien beings. Many skeptics would say all these reports are nothing more than mass hysteria. That the people reporting these encounters are merely hallucinating and suffering from some unknown, mental instability. But this particular phenomenon even goes back to Biblical times, involving angels and demon-like creatures capturing unsuspecting inhabitance. Even further in history, the are shown to be more God-like in nature, visiting peacefully and imparting wisdom to cultures dating back nearly 10,000 years ago.
What was the earliest reported case of alien abduction in our time? One of the very first known cases was Villas Boas, a Brazilian farmer, who reported being abducted in 1957. He claimed in quite a lot of detail that the aliens took him, performed a medical examination, and made him have sex with a female humanoid creature. This type of abduction would later be more common in our time involving women reporting that they were abducted, forced to have sex, their eggs taken, and that medical tests were done by aliens for some kind of cross-breeding purposes.
Before alien abduction became mainstream in our present society as a sort of running joke associated with UFOs and aliens, the media and non-believers, have accepted the fact that numerous eyewitnesses are simply mistaken about what they actually saw. The second most compelling abduction case soon came to light a few years after the Boas case. During the 1960's the term alien abduction really gained attention with the famous Betty and Barney Hill case in 1961. The Hills were returning home late at night when they encountered a UFO that was following their car. The Hills remembered stopping their car, they observed the UFO landing, they notice aliens from afar outside the saucer shape craft, they tried to get away, and then suffered a memory loss as they came home that evening.
The Hills lived in New Hampshire and days later felt their memories of that night were fragmented and incomplete. Betty complained of strange dreams and both were tormented by buzzing sounds associated with their memories of encountering the UFO. They sought counseling by several psychotherapists like Dr. Benjamin Simon. After hypnotizing the Hills to recall that night, Dr. Simon noted that Barney suffered a much more traumatic experience than Betty. The Hills remembered being taken inside the alien craft, were separated for medical examination, and then released. In 1975 an excellent TV movie starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parson, retold the story of the Hills Abduction case.
The Travis Walton case on November 5, 1975 was more alarming. Walton and six other American loggers encountered a UFO in the forest region of Arizona. Walton went in for a closer look at the hovering disc-shape craft and was struck down by a light-beam. Panic stricken, the others fled and reported Walton missing to the police. A massive man-hunt ensued by the police and found nothing. Six days later Walton returned suffering memory loss. A psychiatrist using hypnosis discovered that Walton recalled that the aliens took him aboard their space craft. Small grey aliens tried to examined him and feeling threatened, Walton resisted, the film Fire in the Sky, made in 1993, illustrates Walton's fear up to that point, but fails to tell the rest of his story about encountering human-like people also on the alien craft.
Dr. Carl Sagan, astronomer and author, consultant and adviser to NASA, his award-winning 1980 TV series Cosmos helped popularized planetary exploration, life in the cosmos, astrophysics, science education, and government regulation of science and the environment. Sagan was known as a skeptic of UFO sightings for lack of definitive proof. He had heard the Hills abduction case and seen the Betty Hill star map she drew from memory of Zeta Reticuli as being a random chance of star points.
But he did propose a theory that the notion of ancient demon abductions reported throughout history was very similar to modern day alien abductions, walking through walls, sexual abuse, and medical experiments on hapless humans. Before his death in 1996, a colleague of Sagan asked him to rethink his skeptic views on UFOs and close encounters. Sagan agreed, he researched and didn't realize that the amount of data regarding UFOs and alien abduction cases was not only prevalent today, but not entirely unpersuasive, that there might be some truth about UFOs, and alien beings visiting our planet.