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4 True Stories of Alien Abduction

Close Encounters of The Fourth Kind

By Nicholas Redfern     November 02, 2009

4 True Stories of Alien Abduction
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The plot of Universal Pictures’ The Fourth Kind a thriller set in modern-day Alaska, in theaters November 6—is an intriguing one. A disproportionate number of the population of Nome, Alaska has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. In this remote region, people began reporting bizarre nightmares that are disrupting their sleep. During videotaped sessions with some of the traumatized patients, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) unwittingly discovers some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. 
The story behind the making of the film is equally intriguing. In October 2004, The Fourth Kind director Olatunde Osunsanmi met a psychologist living in the Carolinas who had relocated there from a remote town along the Bering Sea. While in Alaska, she had conducted a sleep disorder study where her patients, under hypnosis, exhibited behaviors that suggested encounters with non humans. 
Using never-before-seen archival footage integrated into the film, Osunsanmi exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by aliens share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film. The film leaves it to the viewer to decide: Are extra-terrestrials from far-off planets really abducting human beings? Certainly, there is no shortage of similar reports suggesting this is the case.

4. Missing Time

Although the term "flying saucer" was coined way back in the summer of 1947, it was not until the early 1960s that the alien abduction controversy began to attract public and media attention. And it was largely thanks to a married couple from New Hampshire: Betty and Barney Hill.
On the night of September 19, 1961, the Hills were driving home from a vacation in Canada when they were subjected to a terrifying experience. Until their arrival home, there was little to indicate that anything untoward had happened during the journey. It later transpired, however, that approximately two hours of time could not be accounted for.
 After some months of emotional distress, the couple sought assistance from Benjamin Simon, a Boston-based psychiatrist and neurologist. Subjected to time-regression hypnosis, both Betty and Barney recalled what had taken place during that missing two hours.
Astonishingly, they provided very close accounts of encounters with human-like alien beings that took the pair on-board a spacecraft and exposed them to a wide variety of physical examinations and medical tests.
Controversial? You bet. But, the experience of the Hills is far from isolated. Literally hundreds of people around the world have reported similar experiences. And they show no signs of stopping any time soon.

3. Abduction in Texas

Tammy Stone claims that at the age of 24, she underwent an alien abduction experience in early March 1973 near Waco, Texas. The story began when Stone had completed her late-night shift as a waitress in a diner situated approximately 30 miles outside of Waco. It was at around 2 AM of the day at issue, and she was driving toward the city and back to her small apartment.
On a lonely stretch of road, and after having driven for no more than about 15 minutes, Stone began to "feel strange; like I had been drugged or was in a dream." She adds: "My ears hurt and everything I could hear, like the car’s engine, all sounded muffled."
More alarming, however, was the fact that Stone began to feel distinctly light-headed and dizzy—which quickly turned into a violent form of vertigo, accompanied by acute nausea. Despite feeling seriously ill, Stone finally made it back to the safety of her home. Just like Betty and Barney Hill, however, there was a significant period of lost time: three hours of her life were completely gone.
Over a period of several subsequent nights, however, Stone experienced a series of vivid and disturbing dreams that appeared to fill in at least some of the missing pieces of the jigsaw.
"In the dream, I would always see these two small figures coming to my car, and my engine and lights going off," she says.
 As the beings got ever closer, Stone could see that both were around five feet in height, possessed "thin faces and cheeks," and were attired in light-blue, one-piece "uniforms," and tight-fitting caps.
Stone could only sit in the car–with a heady mixture of awe and fear—as one of the figures opened the driver’s-side door. The two entities then "dragged" her out of the vehicle and proceeded to carry her by her ankles and wrists to the craft. Stone’s next memory was of being stripped of her clothing and laid out on a cold hard table with five or six "similar people or things" standing around her.
Alarmingly, Stone recalled that some sort of cold, metallic device was placed into her right nostril and removed after a few minutes. As this distressing activity was occurring, says Stone, "a small machine hovered over me like a big eye, and made a humming noise that made me feel very sick."
Her next recollection was of being dressed, then carried back to the car and placed into the passenger seat. The bizarre encounter was over and the aliens were gone.

2. Alien Communion

Beyond any shadow of doubt, the alien abduction controversy reached stratospheric levels in February 1987, when Communion, a book by horror-author Whitley Strieber, was published and soared to number one on The New York Times' best-seller list. Hardback sales hit 300,000, and paperback figures reached more than two million.
Strieber, whose credits include the books Wolfen and The Coming Global Superstorm—the latter being the inspiration for the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow, which starred Dennis Quaid—had undergone a strange and traumatic experience on December 26, 1985, when he was abducted during the night from his cabin in upstate New York.
Referring to his abductors as the "Visitors," Strieber described in Communion a series of encounters with small, thin beings with large bald heads and hypnotic black eyes. In other words, they weren't locals. Once again, medical examinations were at the forefront of the experiences…as were the concerns of the Visitors regarding ecological destruction and the future of planet Earth and the human race. Further alien abduction-themed books followed from Strieber, including Transformation and The Secret School. Today, via his website unknowncountry.com, Strieber continues to be a major figure in the alien abduction field.

1. E.T. Infiltration

So, what is it that lies at the heart of the alien abduction mystery? In his book The Threat, David M. Jacobs., Ph.D., offers a few ideas based on his own deep investigation of the subject. His conclusions make for disturbing reading.
Says Jacobs: "All the evidence seems to suggest that integration into human society is the aliens' ultimate goal. And all their efforts and activities appear to be geared toward complete control of the humans on Earth. Indeed, the abductees are already living with the burden of alien visitation and manipulation.”
He adds: "The aliens have suggested that the time is not far off when their programs will end and they will have achieved their goal."
"Time is short," an alien abductee interviewed by Jacobs was ominously told.
Whatever the truth that ultimately lies at the heart of the alien abduction mystery, it seems likely that the release of The Fourth Kind is destined to reignite the debate about UFOs, extraterrestrial life, and its possible interactions with us, the human race.
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About our Writer: Nick Redfern is the author of many books on UFOs, Bigfoot and the paranormal. His latest book is Science Fiction Secrets.



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Darkknight2280 11/2/2009 4:33:42 AM

All i have to say is the trailer for the 4th kind freaks me the hell out and i cant watch it anymore. Not sure if i will be able to go to the theatre and watch it....

spiderhero 11/2/2009 4:38:08 AM

You know, I could make some sarcastic remark about stories of "real" alien abductions, but people more clever than I have taken all the good ones already.

WhiteKnight 11/2/2009 6:08:03 AM

 Why no mention of the Travis Walton story? That's probably one of the most well documented instances of supposed abduction in history.

Darkknight2280 11/2/2009 6:40:32 AM

Its ok Spiderhero. Its ok to mock those out there that are truly struggling with something terrible and thats destroying their lives. I mean just because you dont beleive in it gives you the right to mock it right? Sort of like mocking someone elses religion because they beleive it to be true.

I have seen hyposis regretion sessions and those people arent enjoying what the "THINK" is happening to them. It is very REAL to them and most people have everything to loose if it is just a hoax. Like the Feyetteville (sp?) incident. Just watched a show about that yesterday. This guy was a community leader, pilot and fmaily man. After what happened to him it nearly ripped his family apart and his community lost alot of their resepect for him. Something VERY real is happening to these people, whether you beleive it or not. There are MANY MANY educated people that beleive that these are real events and study them closely, im talking PHD's and MD's.

HotDogs 11/2/2009 9:03:37 AM

There is no such thing as alien abduction.  These people are just delusional.  Many of them are just having a dream but its so real to them it must be true.  Many of them suffer from psychosis.  In fact psychosis is what most of them are suffering from.  We are alone in this universe and believe it or not people just can't accept that.  There are aliens but they either don't have a green card or do have a green card.   They don't come from space.



Darkknight2280 11/2/2009 10:05:46 AM

Wow HOTDOGS that couldnt have been a more ignorant and close minded statement : We are alone in the universe" So you have checked EVERY planet and EVERY Solar system in the KNOWN universe? The sheer fact of how many Stars are out there makes it mathmatically IMPOSSIBLE that we are alone. I guess if your religion states we are alone then i respect your religious beliefs. However if one beleives in science and probability, then you would knwo that it is IMPOSSSIBLE that we are alone and until we have explored every planet and solar system we cant be proven right or wrogn either way. So that just boils down to either a religious belief or ignorance (lack of knowledge) on the subject. Sure i dont know for sure that these people have been abducted, but stories over the DECADES that are soo very similar is hard to ignore. Then one may say they are just making it up based on someone elses story. So where did Betty and Barney Hill get their knowledge of it? They were in fact the 1st ever RECORDED/Alleged abductees in history.

jedi4sshield 11/2/2009 1:14:27 PM

Hey HotDogs thats right up there with...... The Earth was flat, we are the center of the universe, Dinosaur bones were just a mesh of bones left over from different animals, all planets are empty for no reason, life cant exist out in the billions of planets orbiting billions and trillions of trillions of stars!!! Are we seeing a trend here or have you taken the Earth is flat mentality too? Hate to say it but if you were back in those days you would be one of em. You have all these doubts but I bet at the end of the day you believe god exists right, aaah how comforting wouldnt you say!!!!!!!! Can't see him, can't feel him, hear him but yet there he is! Open your mind don't use the doggy mentality, your a human! (I think) Here have a doggy biscuit on me!

fft5305 11/2/2009 2:17:21 PM

I'm not saying aliens don't exist. In fact, similar to what Darkknight says, given the sheer number of stars out there, and consequently the number of planets etc etc., I believe there is life out there, both intelligent and not.  There may have even been some that have developed means of interplanetary travel, possibly even to this planet at some point.  However, I am very skeptical of the massive number of alien abduction stories out there.  I believe it is much more probable and believeable that a woman who was driving home at 2 a.m., only to start feeling drugged, then remembers two creatures in blue uniforms pulling her out of her car was probably slipped a date-rape drug, then followed and pulled out of her car by two men wearing blue (maybe crooked cops?) and raped.  Much more plausible than creatures capable of interstellar travel coming millions of miles to kill livestock and probe the asses of backwoods hicks.  All of which is not to say this movie can't be eerie and entertaining.  Just don't hold it out to be incontrovertable proof of alien abduction.

HotDogs 11/2/2009 2:49:31 PM

Thats funny Darknight calling me Ignorant.  Why don't we call you, hmmmm, gullable.  In fact I have Ocean Front property to sell you in Arizona.  Interested?  In fact Darknight is so willing to believe he has to post every couple of posts to try to convince others to be suckered as he is.  I'm not buying it and I'm not gullable.

spiderhero 11/2/2009 4:39:46 PM

I can accept that there might be alien life out there, though there isn't any credible evidence for it as far as I'm concerned. In fact, these stories make aliens seem less likely. If some species has the capability to travel light years to earth and come and go as they please with the only evidence being bad dreams, then why do they only "abduct" people out in the middle of nowhere. Why not take our president for a few hours? What could we really do to them? Send Will Smith after them?

as for people "remembering" stuff under hypnosis, you can make someone remember anything you want. Also, people just want to believe it. So I'm sorry but I just don't buy it. For the record: I don't really care one way or the other if they do exist or not or if they want to abduct whoever they want. I have no doubt they will ever come after me. So intul they do: Live long & prosper!

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