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  Abduction Phenomenon - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project
The abduction phenomenon is an term used to describe a number of hypotheses, claims or assertions stating that non-human entities kidnap individuals usually for medical testing or for sexual reproduction procedures.
Sometimes, the alien abduction phenomenon has religious overtones, but some argue it is probably more accurate to characterise the phenomenon as a type of modern-day folk myth (like the historic belief in vampires).
Abduction claimants do not always attempt to explain the phenomenon, but some take independent research interest in it themselves, and explain the lack of greater awareness of Alien Abduction as the result of either extraterrestrial or governmental interest in cover-up.
www.theblackvault.com /wiki/index.php/Abduction_Phenomenon   (3969 words)

  Abduction phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The abduction phenomenon is an umbrella term used to describe a number of hypotheses, claims or assertions stating that non-human creatures kidnap individuals—sometimes called "abductees"—usually for medical testing or for sexual reproduction procedures.
Abduction claimants do not always attempt to explain the phenomenon, but some take independent research interest in it themselves, and explain the lack of greater awareness of Alien Abduction as the result of either extraterrestrial or governmental interest in cover-up.
In many abduction reports, the individual(s) concerned are often travelling by automobile at the time of the incident, usually at night or in the early morning hours, and usually in a rural or sparsely populated area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abduction_Phenomenon   (4103 words)

 Abduction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Child abduction, the abduction or kidnapping of a young child (or baby) by an older person
Abduction phenomenon, an umbrella term used to describe a number of hypotheses, claims or assertions stating that extraterrestrial creatures kidnap individuals
North Korean abductions of Japanese or North Korean abductions of South Koreans, a policy of abduction during the 1970s and 1980s pursued by the North Korean government
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abduction   (188 words)

 Center for UFO Studies
During June 13-17, 1992, a conference on the alien abduction experience was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His own perceptions of the conference, as well as an extensive presentation of abduction accounts, and his assessment of abduction and UFO phenomena in general, represent the content of Close Enchantress of the Fourth Kind.
Bryan begins his book by framing the Abduction Study Conference at MIT in terms of Pritchard’s call for "a critical analysis and an exploration of all the possibilities." Ultimately, both the conference and Bryan’s book can be judged by how well this call has been met.
www.cufos.org /abduct_P1.html   (1089 words)

 Alien Abductions - Crystalinks
The abduction phenomenon is an umbrella term used to describe a number of hypotheses, claims or assertions stating that non-human creatures kidnap individuals, sometimes called abductees, usually for medical testing or for sexual reproduction procedures.
Occasionally the abduction phenomenon is also theorized to be a confused memory of past events (such as sexual abuse).
The Pascagoula Abduction is, after the Hill Abduction, perhaps the best-known reported Abduction Phenomenon, where the victims report being kidnapped by aliens.
www.crystalinks.com /abduction.html   (6493 words)

 International Center for Abduction Research
Abduction researchers have been personally contacted by thousands of people who have had experiences that abductees have had before they knew they were involved with the phenomenon.
Most abductees report many events, but the total number of abductions is difficult to discern because most people have little or no memory of the majority of their abductions.
Apparently, repeated abductions, repeated taking of eggs and sperm, and using women as hosts for fetuses are part of their plan.
www.ufoabduction.com /faq1.htm   (1435 words)

 The Scientific Context of the UFO/Abduction Phenomenon
There is no a priori reason why the reporter of an abduction experience which is entirely mediated by other people's experiences may not also report that he or she believes that the experience was direct and unmediated.
People who work on even harder problems like the nature of abductions, or the existence of extraterrestrial life, can also be perfectly respectable scientists, whatever their background or training: history, sculpture, psychiatry, social work, sociology, atomic physics, clinical psychology or experimental psychology, to name the occupations of just a few practitioners in the field.
If UFO (and UFO abduction) witnesses are intrinsically unreliable reporters, then all of the evidence is suspect, because it has been obtained with unreliable instruments, whose distortions or biases may be responsible for the seeming abnormality of the reports.
www.sacred-texts.com /ufo/phenomen.htm   (6167 words)

 Intruders Foundation
But alien abduction research still has a comparatively low profile in the UK, and there is a large body of knowledge that American researchers have amassed, with which their British counterparts are generally unfamiliar.
Mack wondered why it was, given the volume of data that has been amassed, that the abduction phenomenon wasn't a bigger story than it is. He saw evidence of an individual and collective cultural resistance to the idea, caused by a "Western material worldview".
Budd's talk focused on the alien abduction strategies that are applied to different stages of human development, describing how the treatment meted out during abductions varies at different ages.
www.intrudersfoundation.org /abduction_conference.html   (4242 words)

 The Abduction Phenomenon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These questions relate to the nature of the physical evidence which accompanies the abduction reports; the clients' expectations and possible investigator influence; the reliability of memory; the degree to which hypnosis influences the accuracy of memory; and alternatives to the hypothesis that what the experiencers describe is what has occurred.
UFO abductions are not a rare phenomenon and have been estimated to have occurred to three-million Americans.
Abduction accounts cannot be dismissed as hypnotic elaboration because approximately 30% of these accounts are obtained without hypnosis.
www.etcontact.net /Abduction.htm   (2195 words)

 Why the Abduction Phenomenon
The abduction experiences bring about, or occur in, an altered state of consciousness, so we might be dealing here with a condition commonly connected with a dissociative response, such as multiple personality disorder or even Satanic cult abuse.
Certainly the abduction syndrome is a collective phenomenon in the sense that similar experiences are happening to many people in the United States and in other parts of the world.
With the help of the abduction phenomenon we will have discovered a new picture of the universe in which psyche and world manifest and evolve together according to principles we have not yet fathomed.
www.meta-religion.com /Psychiatry/The_Paranormal/why_the_abduction.htm   (1974 words)

 IONS - Review #23 (Autumn 1992) - The "Alien Abduction" Phenomenon
One of the most striking results of the abduction experience for many abductees, especially those who work actively to integrate their experiences, is a strong sensitivity to environmental desecration that sometimes leads to various forms of ecological activism.
Nevertheless, for a theory of the abduction phenomenon to be complete we must find a way to account for the emotionally intense and seemingly authentic, detailed experiences of even very young children whose exposure to outside sources of information has been limited.
If the abduction phenomenon is considered from the standpoint of the psyche, we are faced with extremely bizarre material reported sincerely by otherwise sane people, and we cannot account thereby for the accompanying physical manifestations.
www.noetic.org /publications/review/issue23/r23_Mack.html   (4734 words)

 UFO Evidence : Abduction Phenomenon
In the typical "alien abduction," the victim is paralyzed by some unknown force, taken to a small circular room, and then examined and probed by a number of large-eyed, gray skinned, hairless, short creatures.
Prevalent hypotheses regarding the etiology of the abduction experience are examined, especially in regard to the existing evidence.
An abduction that, supposedly, was witnessed by two federal agents and the Secretary-General of the U.N. -- and that's only the beginning of the most unbelievable UFO case ever vouched for by a major UFO investigator.
www.ufoevidence.org /topics/Abduction.htm   (2181 words)

 The UFO Abduction Phenomenon's Challenge to Consensus Reality by John E. Mack, M.D.
I do not have enough statistics about this to be sure that this is a robust phenomenon, but there appears to be a tendency for these sorts of people to remember their experiences without a nonordinary state of consciousness and to be able to explore what has occurred to them without hypnosis.
But it is the affective power of the real abduction experience that gives authenticity to it and tells me as a psychiatrist that something powerful and disturbing has, in fact, happened to people.
Claire, a woman who was at an M.I.T. conference on UFO abductions, shared that she is the second of four generations of people who have been abducted and is very troubled that she can not protect her little four-year-old granddaughter.
www.primalspirit.com /pr1_1mack_abduction.htm   (7022 words)

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Evidence for the non-humanness of the abductors comes from the appearance of the abductors, the tools they use, including the methods of enforcing the abduction, the things they do, and the locations to which the abductee is taken.
There is no a priori reason why the reporter of an abduction experience which is entirely mediated by other people's experiences may not also report that he or she believes that the experience was direct and un-mediated.
The answer to this problem, to the degree that we can solve it, is to present the UFO evidence and the solid UFO abduction evidence together in an intellectual context-book, course, or visual medium - in which the UFO evidence establishes the a priori probability for the UFO abduction phenomenon.
www.darkconspiracy.com /alienufo/abduct/phenom.txt   (6164 words)

 Aliens and Children
Abductions, you have to remember, are a means to an end.
So what we have here is an abduction program, a breeding program, which accounts for all the reproductive activity that we see, and a hybridization program, which is why people see hybrids all the time--as babies, as toddlers, as adolescents, and then as adults.
You've got to remember that the abduction phenomenon, while similar to science-fiction here and there, is really very different in almost all of its areas.
www.aliensandchildren.org /InterviewwithProf.htm   (3206 words)

 The Doctor's Plot
The alien-abduction phenomenon began in 1966 with the case of Betty and Barney Hill.
Mack has an answer: abductions are global, but it's only in the United States that we are lucky enough to have large numbers of UFO-obsessed therapists to help people uncover their suppressed experiences.) Abduction psychiatrists like Mack need a method of helping people remember, and that method is hypnosis.
Cultural historians might think fruitfully about the shared details of the abduction mythology, at least to the extent that they can be disentangled from the influences of the self-referential movies and books that victims have been exposed to.
www.around.com /abduct.html   (3806 words)

 .:. The Alien Abduction Phenomenon: A First-Person Account .:. ASTRAL TRAVELER .:.
With countless books documenting the history, evidence, conflicting theories and myriad tales of the abduction phenomenon, this article adds but another narrative of this bizarre and ultimately unexplained event.
I have never been a proponent of the abduction scenario as a harvest of human embryos, which has always seemed far too anthropomorphic an interpretation of alien motivations.
Writes John Mack in his book Abduction, "The abduction experiences themselves shatter the illusion of our control and demonstrate forcefully that we are helpless in the face of forces and beings whose purpose we do not understand.
www.astraltraveler.com /abduction.html   (3830 words)

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Those who have had Abduction experiences suffer trauma not only from the experience, which in many cases is not remembered on a conscious level, but also from the trauma of being ridiculed by their peers.
To often, the circumstances surrounding a legitimate Abduction case are clouded with extraneous issues that seem to complicate the initial issue of abduction by a possible Alien life form.
Most notably this connection seems to be associated with the Abduction Phenomenon as shown by Doctor Leo Sprinkle in his work as early as 1963.
www.textfiles.com /ufo/UFOBBS/2000/2560.ufo   (3068 words)

 Alien Abduction Phenomenon
In the NOVA documentary Kidnapped by UFOs, Canadian neuroscientist Michael Persinger stated his belief that the experiences of abductees such as John and Susan may be the result of Temporal Lobe Displacement, an electrical anomaly in the brain that produces many of the same images and sensations reported by abductees.
According to Marilyn Ruben, of Alien Abduction Experience and Research, a Canadian man contacted her, claiming that aliens abducted him and indicated that they were going to give him a gift.
The exact function of implants remains in the realm of conjecture, but the consensus among abduction researchers is that they are used for tracking and monitoring.
sentinelfiles.tripod.com /abduction.htm   (2047 words)

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Budd Hopkins and Dr. David Jacobs are project directors, in participation with The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), of a major effort to bring together the complexity and variety of the abduction phenomenon.
The project calls for a compilation of abduction cases from around the country investigated by as many UFO and abduction researchers as possible.
It is also important to send supporting material like how the abductee first suspected that he/she was involved with the abduction phenomenon, where the abductee went for investigation, and so on.
www.textfiles.com /ufo/UFOBBS/3000/3082.ufo   (1005 words)

 The Alien Jigsaw: MILAB Part I
However, well respected researchers have shown that the core of the UFO abduction phenomenon cannot be explained psychologically as hallucinations or mass delusions [1].
Researchers in the field of mind control suggest that these cases are evidence that the whole UFO abduction phenomenon is staged by the intelligence community as a cover for their illegal experiments [2].
The open-minded researchers who are trying to gain respect for abduction research ignore these stories, since they represent only a minor fraction of the cases in their files [3].
www.alienjigsaw.com /Part_IV/milab.html   (4625 words)

A closely related phenomenon is the tremendous recent upsurge of interest in the "host of heaven" - in terms of astrology, the so-called "chariots of the gods" and "gods from outer space," the various unidentified flying objects, and their strange occupants.
UFO-alien abduction encounter groups and "scientific congresses" are springing up all over the world today to discuss the experiences of people who have been kidnapped by "little green men" and placed on operating tables in space ships where these strange beings conduct surgical procedures on them.
The cement binding this phenomenon to a status demanding a reckoning is the undeniable fact that, whether one believes it or not, reports of "close encounters of the fourth kind" are on the increase.
www.ldolphin.org /unruh/alien/aliens.html   (19542 words)

 Intruders Foundation
To carry out systematic research into the abduction phenomenon through a careful study of its patterns and resulting physical and psychological evidence.
Budd Hopkins first became interested in the UFO phenomenon when he and two others had a daylight UFO sighting near Truro, Massachusetts, in 1964.
In 1975 he carried out his first major investigation, which involved a UFO landing and occupant incident in North Hudson Park, N.J. Shortly thereafter he began to concentrate on the investigation of the UFO abduction phenomenon which led to the eventual publication of his findings.
www.intrudersfoundation.org /inside.html   (315 words)

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