Abduction Phenomenon




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The terms alien abduction or abduction phenomenon describe “subjectively real memories of being taken secretly against one’s will by apparently nonhuman entities and subjected to complex physical and psychological procedures”(1). People claiming to have been abducted are usually called “abductees” or “experiencers” (1).

Perspectives on the abduction phenomenon are explanations intended to explain claims of abduction and examination by apparently otherworldly beings. The main differences between these perspectives lie in the credence ascribed to the claims. Perspectives range from the assertion that all abductions are hoaxes to the belief that the claims are of objective happenings and separate from the consciousness of the claimants.

Some researchers are intrigued by abduction phenomena, but hesitate to make definitive conclusions. Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack, a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of alleged alien abduction experiences (1), said, “The furthest you can go at this point is to say there’s an authentic mystery here. And that is, I think, as far as anyone ought to go.” (1). Mack was also unconvinced by piecemeal counterclaims; he said skeptical explanations need to “take into account the entire range of phenomena associated with abduction experiences”, up to and including “missing time”, directly contemporaneous UFO sightings, and the occurrence in small children (1).


Extraterrestrial hypothesis:

This is the theory that alien abduction is a literal phenomenon, in which extraterrestrial beings abduct humans to study or experiment upon them. Humans have not discovered these beings because their technology is so advanced that they can evade detection. This account is not widely supported by most mainstream scientists because of the absence of physical evidence and the contradictory nature of most abduction accounts (1).




Millions of people around the world believe they have been abducted by extraterrestrials (1)(2)(3)(4). Only in the U.S., 6 million people claimed to have been abducted in 2012 (1). In a global perspective the numbers are so high that it could be categorized as a public health problem, if governments were to comment on the number of people affected. The abduction phenomenon occurs regardless of gender and age. It happens to ordinary people, “the common man in the street”, with family and children, and in all possible professions.

Most victims (or experiencers) do not dare talking about an experience like this to anybody. Mostly because they are afraid of being ridiculed, scorned or not believed. Leading media generally fail to illuminate the total scope of the phenomenon to the public. The result is an unaware population.

Among the typical cases the victim is lying in bed, when he or she suddenly feels a special flow of energy vibes go through their body. Sometimes an alien creature can appear and then escort the victim into a vessel, from there various surveys are carried out. In other occurrences the victim might have tiny memories of the experience, and/ or time missing. It also occurs outside the home. The darkness of the night seems to be a common denominator of most incidents. Versions of incident types do vary a lot, but there are often recognizable similarities.

Dr John Mack, Professor in psychiatry wrote an article depicting what types of beings are most commonly reported by contactees, abductees, and experiencers. In the article provided is a declassified FBI document that discusses similiar things of interest regarding ET bodies and craft. You can view that document (pages 21 & 22) here.


Dr. John Mack, Professor in psychiatry at Harvard University (2) became interested in this subject after the abduction investigator Budd Hopkins (2) introduced him with his own knowledge of the phenomenon.

Dr John Mack interviewed hundreds of people who claimed they had been abducted. When he went public and claimed that there was something about this phenomenon which could not be explained by any normal explanation, he was ostracized by his colleagues and the entire scientific community (1).


Statement from Dr. John E. Mack

“When I first encountered this phenomenon, or particularly even before I had actually seen the people themselves, I had very little place in my mind to take this seriously. I, like most of us, were raised to believe that if we were going to discover other intelligence, we’d do it through radio waves or through signals or something of that kind.”

The idea that we could be reached by some other kind of being, creature, intelligence that could actually enter our world and have physical effects as well as emotional effects, was simply not part of the world view that I had been raised in. So that I came very reluctantly to the conclusion that this was a true mystery. In other words, that I—I did everything I could to rule out other sources, or sexual abuse. Some of these people are abused. But they’re able to tell, distinguish clearly the abduction trauma from other forms of abuse. Some forms of psychosis or people making up stories—I could reject that on the basis that there was no gain in this for the vast majority of these people. …. I’ve now worked with over a hundred experiencers intensively. Which involves an initial two-hour or so screening interview before I do anything else. And in case after case after case, I’ve been impressed with the consistency of the story, the sincerity with which people tell their stories, the power of feelings connected with this, the self-doubt—all the appropriate responses that these people have to their experiences.
John E. Mack, M.D., pulitzer prize-winning professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School & founder of the Center for Psychology & Social Change (1929 – 2004)

Debate + Interview with Dr. John Mack, abductees and a skeptic


“They (ETs) took me from my apartment and we went aboard their ship,”
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the southern region of Kalmykia – Russia -1997 (1)


––> Massachusetts history museum enshrines UFO abduction tale:
                                                      ‘We believe it is true’

—> 6 million people in the U.S. say they’ve been abducted by aliens in 2013