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4.00: About Abductions


This article is from the Alien Visitors FAQ, by CRAM: The Cyberspatial Reality Advancement Movement ldetweil@csn.org with numerous contributions by others.

4.00: About Abductions

There are many people who believe they have been abducted by UFOnauts.
These abduction victims often experience memory loss and "missing time".
some of them have been able to recall their abductions from memory and
others have recalled their abductions by the aid of hypnosis. Often these
encounters involve being taken aboard an alien craft and examined by the
UFOnauts and put through a variety of physical and mental procedures.
Then the individuals are returned. Many of the abduction victims have
shown signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Some of the major researchers who have studied the abduction field
include Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, Leo Sprinkle, John Mack, Philip Klass,
John Spencer and Jenny Randles.

The opinions of some skeptics such as Klass believe that the hypnotists
themselves are leading the abduction victims unknowingly into believing
that they have had an abduction experience. The skeptics believe that the
the media has been saturated so much with the abduction material that when
people having nightmares or people who believe that they have experienced
the "missing time" are put under hypnosis, they draw upon what they have
seen in the media to fulfill the expectations of the hypnotist and
causes themselves to be put trough the trauma for that reason. They say
the nightmares are often caused by the sleeping disorder narcolepsy, and
the "missing time" is not an uncommon experience and is caused when the
mind is preoccupied by other matters. They often give the advice to go to
clinical doctors, and not to contact an abductionist.

Other researchers such as Jacobs and Hopkins believe that there is
something physical causing the abduction experiences. Hopkins has stated
that he believes that the abduction are real and that the recounts of the
abductions are to similar to each other to be anything but the truth.
Jacobs takes a slightly different approach, he has been categorizing all
the accounts and trying to find patterns in the testimonies.

There people on the net who believe they have had personal experiences
with Alien contacts or abductions. Some have posted accounts of their
experiences. Many others decline to post due to attacks by skeptics.

There has been possible material evidence of UFOs or Alien contacts. There
are abundant material traces, even excepting those confiscated by the
military. Material traces include burned grass and earth where UFOs have
landed, UFOs shown on radar tapes, UFOs on film and in photos. Bodily
traces on abductees include scoop-marks in the flesh, incisions, burns,
apparent radiation exposure, bruises, inflammation, etc. Whether any of
these is considered *evidential*, however, is a subjective value call.

For anyone who is interested in abduction help call:

Bill Knell
Director of Island Skywatch
(718)591-1854 (New York)

He can get you in touch with the right people in your area and has a lot
of videos, tapes and books on UFOs and abductions. He is also a very
experienced researcher/investigator.

Main Sources:
UFO-Abductions: A Dangerous Game, by Philip Klass
Secret Life, by David M. Jacobs
Communion, by Whitley Strieber
dfs30@DUTS.ccc.amdahl.com (Denise Solis)
A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" Issue # 371

Also See:
Missing Time, by Budd Hopkins
Intruders, by Budd Hopkins
Perspectives by John Spencer
Alien Abductions: Mystery Solved by Jenny Randiles

===5:00: UFOlogists: Hopkins, Budd

Budd Hopkins graduated from Oberlin college. He is also a painter and
sculptor. He has been investigating UFO reports for the last 12 years.
Budd became interested in UFOs after seeing one himself many years ago.
His primary area of study is UFO abductions.

Budd Hopkins c/o Random House
201 E. 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

==5:01: UFOlogists: Jacobs, Dr David

David Jacobs is an Associate Professor of History at temple University.
He has worked with over 300 UFO abduction witnesses. He works closely
with a number of other abduction researchers including Budd Hopkins.
Dr. Jacobs moderates an abduction conference on ParaNet, and is accessible
via their dial-up BBS node (303-431-8797) or on Internet through a list
server. [See ParaNet]

Dr. David Jacobs
Department of History
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pa 19122

==5:02: UFOlogists: Klass, Philip J.

For thirty-five years a senior editor with Aviation Week and Space
Technology magazine, is recognized as the world's leading skeptical
authority in Unidentified Flying Objects and has written three books on
the subject. Klass, a graduate electrical engineer, is a founding Fellow
of the Committeee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the
Paranormal. He was honored in 1973 for his accuracy as a techjournalist
by being named a Fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics

Main Source: The about the author paragraph in UFO-Abductions: A Dangerous
Game, by Philip Klass, C1988

==5.03: UFOlogists: Spencer, John L.

John Spencer has been a Council member of the British UFO Research Association
since 1980 and has written a number of books on UFOs and the Paranormal. Apart
from books published in his own right, he has co-edited with Hilary Evans
"Phenomenon" and "UFOs 1947-87". He may be contacted at :
The Leys, 2c Leyton Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2TL, U.K.

==5:04: UFOlogists: Marciniak, Barbara J.

Barbara J. Marciniak is an internationally known trance channel from
North Carolina. She began channeling in 1988. The strength and purity of
the message she is bringing very quickly captured the hearts of many
seekers looking to be all that they can be. Barbara has channeled at
various Expos and for groups across the United States, in Peru and in

You may contact Barbara at:
Bold Connections
P. O. Box 6521,
Raleigh, NC 27628.

Connecting Link Magazine
9392 Whitneyville Rd.
Alto, MI. 49302-9694

==5:05: UFOlogists: Randles, Jenny

Jenny Randles
37 Heathbank Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK3 0UP


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