Alien Abductions: Facts and Origin

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via Live Science:

Hundreds of thousands or millions of Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens. In a typical case, an abductee recounts lying in bed one night when an eerie feeling overcomes him, and alien beings appear out of nowhere. The extraterrestrials transport him to a spacecraft and subject him to a battery of physical and psychological tests. After what seems like hours, he is returned to his bedroom unharmed, and finds that the whole ordeal transpired in minutes.

Abductees think their traumatic experiences were real. However, most psychologists think abductions are lucid dreams or hallucinations, triggered by an awareness of other people’s similar experiences. One recent experiment, in which participants trained in lucid dreaming techniques were able to dream up vivid alien encounters, supports this hypothesis. But if each perceived abduction is just the latest in a series of hallucinations, what was it that triggered that first dream or delusion? How was the alien abduction story born?

Paranormal investigators say it all started in the 1940s and ’50s. The Space Age was upon us, and sci-fi literature was soaring in popularity with human-alien encounters a recurring theme. In July 1946, “Planet Comics” ran a strip in which aliens used a luminous tractor beam to kidnap a voluptuous female earthling, whom they called Specimen 9. They tell her the abduction is part of “Project Survival,” and as they steer their spaceship toward what looks like Saturn, the leader remarks, “Now home. And if you find our methods ruthless, Specimen 9, it is because our needs are desperate.”

Likewise, in 1954, a comic strip appearing in the British tabloid The Daily Express detailed the alien abduction of a Royal Air Force pilot. Dozens of other abduction stories graced the pages of sci-fi novels and comic books.  [10 Paranormal Videos Debunked]

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17 Comments on "Alien Abductions: Facts and Origin"

  1. Thad McKraken | Nov 6, 2014 at 11:43 am |


    What a steaming pile of intentionally manipulative shit that article is. The problem with the whole, “it all came from sci fi in the 50’s” theory is mainly, that it didn’t. It has existed throughout human history. Two, the aliens in sci-fi aren’t advanced spiritual beings. Never have been, and that’s what these people are talking about if you listen to them. So since these are spiritual experiences in most cases and people are raised in primarily Christian or other traditional religious traditions, wouldn’t they be abducted by Jesus or angels or Buddha or Muhammed, as that’s what’s been suggested to them hypnotically throughout their lives? So why aren’t these Jesus abductions then? Thirdly, what about the corresponding UFO phenomenon? Crop circles? Cattle mutilations? Inexplicable ancient architecture?

    Also, if you honestly think everything in life can be divided into real or not real (the premise of this article), you’re a lazy thinker and a complete fucking philistine. Furthermore, they’re all caused by lucid dreaming? Errr, doesn’t that just speak to the potential of the human imagination then? So why are people in psychology and the hard sciences bad mouthing anyone who researches this stuff while instead churning out mind numbing drugs to feed the profit margins of pharmaceutical companies? Isn’t that the real question? If this is all lucid dreaming or sleep paralyisis, why on earth do we know so little about lucid dreaming or sleep paralysis? Oh hey, it can all be explained by this thing we know very little about, nothing to see here.

    • Tchoutoye | Nov 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm |

      Thad, you miss the whole point. People raised in traditional religious communities have to resort to more scientific sounding interpretations of the supernatural, precisely because their experiences/hallucinations/whathaveyou do not fit the dogma of those religions. If Jesus abductions were mentioned in the Bible there would be no need for the alien interpretation.

      • Tchoutoye | Nov 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm |

        The alternative, staying within traditional religious dogma, would be demonic possession / visits from succubi and incubi. But people aren’t so keen on visits from an exorcist.

        The E.T. close encounter scale devised by J. Allen Hynek shows remarkable isomorphic similarities with the Three Stages of Trance model as proposed by cognitive archaeologists J.D. Lewis-Williams and T.A. Dowson.

        • Earthstar | Nov 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm |

          Don’t you suppose that invasive entities would make use the hypnagogic/trance state, possibly inducing it to cover their activities and their coming and going?

          • Simon Valentine | Nov 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm |

            and when the anteater asked her food
            “What does that leaf mean?”
            the leaf was temporarily dropped
            and the ant mound twas thrice in trouble
            thus it was all hidden
            for creatures do not have maths
            it is the maths that have creatures

    • Simon Valentine | Nov 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm |

      many things required for but a scarce few

      what does the square root of such truth do

      • trompe l'oeil | Nov 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm |

        If I was in Hell making my way through

        you’d be Virgil, reasoning me with proof to

    • trompe l'oeil | Nov 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm |

      Yea, people underestimate the power of what they can invite with their thoughts, self observation and perceptions. I saw a definitely not from this dimension UFO with 5 other people on a beach, during the full moon some time ago. It wasn’t in space, it was a couple miles out over the ocean. 2 close in proximity, glowing, hovering, ovular, orange, incandescent orbs (propulsion system perhaps?) with what looked like stealth camouflage around it, a heat signature, mirage emulating plasma.

      When it disappeared, it looked like my perceptions had utterly failed to even understand how it performed it’s feat, and my brain filled in the gap with a 70’s style, Lucas esque, Star Wars wipe. I was astonished. We all promptly group meditated. An extraordinary experience, no sleep paralysis, no drugs at all, just the powers of inviting quantum mirrored energetic thought anomalies with subconscious omnijection.

      I just default to the omnijective nature of this simulation, that echos make their way between the fabric ‘separating’ ‘then’ and ‘now’ through a unifying and self-evident meta-observation principle.

      Modern Psychology is a blind folded chef in the kitchen of too many cooks, slicing whatever seems like the right ingredient, examining a bisection, of a portion, of a formula and attempting to devise a solution from this process. It’s lacking the Jungian immersion, and is refusing to implicate the blossoming awareness of physics and our consciousness. I don’t fault them for their skepticism, I just refuse to buy into the looking for the news reporter in the television style approach.

    • Justsomeguy151 | Nov 7, 2014 at 12:35 am |

      These things are demonic. John Keel wrote about this before he died. Said the parallels between demonic possession and alien abductions could not be ignored. Some believe that these “aliens” are instead fallen angels trying to trick people into thinking there is no God. After all, if aliens created us, then we wouldn’t have needed God to create us.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Nov 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm |

    “People are bringing shotguns to UFO sightings in Fife, Alabama. I asked a guy, “Why do you bring a gun to a UFO sighting?” Guy said, “Way-ul, we didn’ wanna be ab-duc-ted.” If I lived in Fife, Alabama, I would be on my hands and knees every night praying for abduction.”
    Bill Hicks

  3. I have it on good authority that a team of archeologists from the U of A, led by the world renown Dr. Lana Ebrop, has unearthed ancient petroglifs depicting what appears to be an ancient shaman being “ceremonially impaled,”(read buggered) by what look like classic grey aliens.
    This shit is deep, man.

    • Earthstar | Nov 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm |

      Just more classical stone age depictions of “the hunt”.

      • Dr. Lana Ebrop = Dr. Anal Probe
        Don’t know what came over me. Musta been that alien implant.

  4. The world isn’t as strange as we suppose, it’s stranger than we *can* suppose.

    Nobody really knows what’s going on. To claim one does is either arrogance, or the need to provide some comfort in the face of an overwhelming and staggering mystery.

    • Earthstar | Nov 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm |

      I have seen strange things indeed and would believe them all of my own mind, were it not that my cats often can see them and react at them too.

      • Interesting that you should have that to say. The house I grew up in, was, “occupied”, and I think I’d have felt the same way, but for dogs and cats seeing things and reacting to them as well. Then there were outsiders who didn’t know (we didn’t advertise or broadcast these matters) and would ask us about strange and often unpleasant things that they would experience.

        All I can say is that I DON’T KNOW.

    • Or overwhelming and staggering pain.

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