Disinfonauts may be interested in this TV show which suggests that the UK harbours a large subculture of people who claim direct contact with Extra Terrestrials, not unlike the one in the US.
It profiles a group called A.M.M.A.C.H. who run a helpline for alien contactees.
From the Channel 4 website:
Anomalous Mind Management Abductee Contactee Helpline, or AMMACH, the 999 for people who believe they have been victims of alien abduction.
The film follows some of the 100 members who use the helpline, including Simon, a town councillor who believes that in addition to his earthbound wife he has a family of alien children with an alien lover.
There’s also Chantelle, a housewife who’s been abducted thousands of times and wants her encounters to stop.
Marie is an accountant who believes that her DNA has been altered and that she may be part alien.
These ordinary people all share the extraordinary belief that they have had alien encounters, and have contacted AMMACH in a bid to understand why these strange other worldly experiences are happening to them.
There is little in terms of new additions to the subculture in this piece, aside from the revelation that eating fried chicken tends to make an abduction encounter more likely. Even so it’s fun to hear the ideas being articulated in an English accent and this was a high profile bit of exposure for the topic in the UK. It was trending on Twitter for much of the night it was on air.
There’s also a hilarious scene involving a lie detector around half way through.
AMMACH’s twitter is here: https://twitter.com/AmmachUK
Their official website is here: http://alienabductionuk.com/
Or, if you have just been abducted by aliens and it’s an emergency, the UK based hotline number is 07951 752 813
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