Confessions of an Alien Abductee (C4 UK TV)


Ann Druffel’s classic tome for UFO abductees and their families

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.

Nick Margerrison


AMMACH’s twitter is here:

Their official website is here:

Or, if you have just been abducted by aliens and it’s an emergency, the UK based hotline number is 07951 752 813

Nick Margerrison

I write on Disinfo for fun, I've been a fan of the company for years.

In the real world I'm a freelance TV/radio presenter. I've worked for LBC, Kerrang Radio, The Bay, Edge Media TV, Hallam FM and The BBC.

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13 Comments on "Confessions of an Alien Abductee (C4 UK TV)"

  1. Adamas Macalz | Jun 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm |

    I was abducted by aliens before it was popular…

    • Ahhh…Before the Intergalactic counsel was formed and created the probe ban. Not as many pre-probe ban abductees have stepped forward. Making abductions appear to be popular today. I assume you are a brave soul.

  2. Ted Heistman | Jun 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm |

    I actually think we are possibly all parasitized by alien memes. Kind of like Zombie Ants. No wonder Sasquatch avoids us…

  3. ” . . .Simon, a town councillor who believes that in addition to his earthbound wife he has a family of alien children with an alien lover.” This strikes me as very much like tales of the Fae, as well as stories from the various Amazonian shamanic cultures that report very similar events.
    Maybe these people are somehow undergoing spontaneous shamanic experiences for which they are totally unprepared. You know, perhaps the old pineal gland decides, for whatever reason, to suddenly dump a buncha DMT- surprise! This then, they process through our current postmodern conditioning, which then gets interpreted as a classic UFO abduction scenario. Whereas in times past, the very same event would’ve been interpreted as an encounter with Angles, Faeries or spirits. Of course, these are not my ideas. They come more or less from Jacques Vallee.
    It could also be that what is going on is that people are encountering the transdeminsional entities responsible for running this science project we call our reality.
    Then again, it could just be a combination of mass hysteria and military pysops.

  4. “Yaldabaoth is the first ruler, who took great power from his Mother. Then he left her and moved away from the realms where he was born. He was strong, and created for himself other realms by means of a bright flame of fire that still exists. He mated with the Mindlessness that is in him, and produced his own Authorities…”

    “The Secret Book of John.” The Secret Teachings of Jesus. Trans. Marvin W. Meyer. Vintage, 1984. 65.

  5. BuzzCoastin | Jun 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm |

    > eating fried chicken tends to make an abduction encounter more likely

    I knew Colonel Sanders was involved somehow

  6. for the skeptics the woman in the film who has an implant in her arm, saw exacly the same as me, a black triangle with coloured lights and grey beings and i also have an implant in my arm in the same arm in exacly the same place since 1997 and also 1 in my ear lobe got a local anasetic a scalpel a hd video camera and a needle and thread then give us a call ill happily oblige and you can cut my ear and take one out

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