A good friend of mine alerted me to a posting by a David D. - May
4, 2000. This posting dealt with the subject of Alien Abductions and
the person had said some rather ludicrous statements, which I would
like to have the opportunity to address.
The subject of Alien Abduction is extremely complex, so it rather
"yanks my chain" when someone steps up to bat with such uninformed
statements as this David D. has done. It never ceases to amaze me
how people continually spout off explanations that simply do not fit
the facts. Surely any sane thinking, rational human being must agree
that any explanation of Abductions must, to a suitable standard,
actually explain the facts that the explanation is being touted to
cover. Let me remind David D. of the meaning of the word explanation
"make known in detail; make intelligible the meaning of, account for
and justify of". Again I must say that ANY explanation of the
Abduction phenomena must contain and explain, justify, put
intelligible meaning of the facts presented in the argument.
With that in mind I would like to address some of the points
raised by our very learned friend David D. who obviously likes to
simplify matters considerably, thereby giving him the satisfaction
of being able to pin answers on these simplified facts.
Please note : Although David has used the word "many" and "often"
in his statements, he is alluding that the answers he gives covers
most if not all of the abduction problem.
I do not believe in the abduction phenomena and here are some
sound reasons I believe this way.
#1 - Many of the cases sound too much like sleep paralysis (of
which I suffer extensively with.)
Sleep paralysis does not account for the abductions that occur to
more than one person at a time, nor does it cover the extremely
large percentage of cases where the person is not in bed at all,
they can be driving the car, at work, at home, with friends, at
parties, at functions... in fact they can be anywhere, at anytime,
to any number of people. And lets not forget the residual ground
traces and marks, sightings
objects in the neighborhood by independent witnesses, electrical
disturbances in the home of the abductee witnessed by other members
of the family/friends/flatmates (electrical disturbances have also
been widely reported in the neighbors homes while the abduction is
occuring next door). Sleep paralysis does not account for the
abductee having marks on their body, nor does it account for the
many cases where the abductee is found to not be wearing the same
attire as they went to bed in, nor does it explain the grass, mud,
dirt often found in the bed when the person awakes in the morning.
#2 - Often abductions occur at night when the person is alone.
Once again I say it's no good just taking a very small percentage
of the facts and providing a plausible answer to that small
percentage while at the same time ignoring the other 80% of facts
that should logically be included in any type of explanation.
#3 - Many of the memories occur after hypnosis, which could be a
clue to this phenomena. (the aliens should have the technology to
erase memories even after hypnosis!)
The recovered memories by abductees using hypnosis only accounts
for approximately 30% of all abduction cases as the remainder simply
don't need to undergo such treatment as they remember the experience
perfectly well without hypnosis. (this figure of 30% is now reduced
significantly as more and more people do not require nor wish to
have hypnosis) The figure stated of 30% is from the mid 1980's and
is significantly less now.
#5 - Information on this planet is too accessible, the stories
could sound alike simply because we all have seen alien movies on
The well touted excuse/explanation that the ET experience has
something to do with the influences of sci-fi movies and television
programs is again false. The actual fact is that the programs
FOLLOWED the experiences. The programs were created AFTER the
e.g. Close Encounters of the Third Kind was partly US Government
funded, and the expertise of UFO Researchers such as the late Dr J
Allen Hynek (former scientific advisor to the USAF's Project Blue
Book and founder of the Center for UFO Studies), were brought in to
give expert guidance so the producers/directors could make the movie
as close to REAL life experiences of UFO's and Alien encounters as
possible, using the witness reports and testimony. The movie Close
Encounters was the direct result of real events, not some kind of
catalyst movie producing public hysteria into seeing more UFO's and
#6 - Take into consideration some people lie and get others to
lie, this may account for some of the more difficult cases.
(supposed eyewitness testimony to the abduction)
Of course people lie. But to throw this in the melting pot as if
it magically explains the situation away is hilarious to me. Yes of
course, actually it's a brilliant idea really and will save me
countless hours of pouring over detailed abduction reports... yes
.... lets just throw all of the 40,000,000 sighting reports away and
not investigate any of them because lets just assume that everyone
on the face of the planet who have seen a UFO, experienced Alien
contact, is a liar, lets not stretch our brains and use our
intelligence, lets just forget about it and explain them all away as
liars, mentally ill, unstable, hallucinations ...
All in all there really is no physical evidence and we should try
and treat these people so that they don't have to worry that they
are being abducted and reassure them with proper counselling. Proper
treatment with understanding will go a long way, but just blindly
believing in something as many people are doing without checking out
the facts is doing more harm than good to these people.
No physical evidence? So what do you call the 5000 official
ground trace reports that have been collected over the past two
So far those explanations worthy of further study, lean heavily
in favour of the abduction experience being very real indeed....
Why? Because the explanation of alien abduction FIT THE FACTS.
~End of Posting~
I get these kinds of emails like the one David posted, sent to me
nearly every day. I'd say probably only about 5% are a waste of time
as they don't want to be educated on the subject because they simply
don't want to know. While the other ones honestly believe that there
is nothing to it (abductions/UFO's) and they've gotten this belief
from watching TV Documentaries about the subject, where a great deal
of air time is given to the proponents of the Sleep Paralysis theory
(e.g. James Baker), and others who offer similar unfounded
The TV shows have alot to answer for really because they choose
to have the show usually split into two segments :
1) The UFO proponents and;
2) The Debunkers.