Almost all UFO abduction cases have at least one of the following factors that reduce the probability that the event
was an abduction perpetrated by space aliens.
- FACTORS INDICATING THE EVENT DID NOT HAPPEN AS RECOUNTED:
- Impossible Setting: The location of the experience indicates that others should have seen the
UFO. The fact that no one else saw it indicates that another cause is likely.
- Drug Use: Use of mind-altering substances can generate any report, as can withdrawal. It can
also permanently damage the mind, causing any such report later, when the person is not using drugs.
- Alcohol: Alcohol use can generate any report, as can withdrawal.
- Publicity Hound: The victim has tried in the past to be in the paper or on TV.
- Profit Motive: When the victim rushes to an author, a publicity agent, or a tabloid, instead
of going to the police, or if the victim copyrights or trademarks the story, suspect a financial motive.
- Winning a Monetary Prize: The victim enters the event into a tabloid contest with a large
monetary prize for evidence that UFOs are alien spaceships.
- Alibi: The UFO experience is given as the reason the victim did or failed to do something,
or to explain damage to property.
- Recover Damages: A person tries to recover damages from insurance companies or the government
by making false claims about an injury or some property damage that would not be compensated if the true cause
- Wager: Some UFO events have been generated as parts of wagers, either as items bet on, or as
payments for losing bets.
- Including Statements From the Occult: Indicates a belief system where alien abductions are
occult events, as found in some tabloids.
- Coaching: Others have convinced the victim that a UFO was responsible for an experience.
- Political Motive: Some have used a fake UFO experience as a "threat" to try to make
governments listen to their ultra-liberal political views. Any political message from aliens is usually this kind
- Pro-Alien: A faked abduction is created to convince others that aliens are here. The person
usually has expressed beliefs in extraterrestrials landing on the earth before the event.
- Hoax: Some "abductees" have later admitted making up the story as a joke that got out of
control when someone told the police or press.
- FACTORS INDICATING THE WITNESS HAS MEMORY OF AN EVENT, BUT IT WAS NOT REAL:
- Probative Hypnosis: A hypnotist has either inadvertently or deliberately placed an
abduction scenario into the mind of the witness while using hypnotic regression to recover memory of an event or
missing time. If the hypnotist asks leading questions or demands an answer where none exists, the mind of the
witness might create an answer to please the hypnotist. Once a hypnotist has unwittingly tampered with the mind of
the victim, there is no longer any way to tell what is truth and what is fantasy.
- Mental Illness: The victim subconsciously generated the event. The cause could be
sleep-deprivation, disease, previous personal abuse, drug abuse, or any other temporary or permanent mental
- Waking Dream: The event might be a dream that occurs while the person is awake, which is
a rare but known phenomenon. Causes include sleep deprivation, certain drug side effects, and brain damage.
- Dabbling in the Occult: The mind of the victim may no longer be normal after playing with
- Party Hypnosis: The witness is a victim of hypnosis taking place at a party or other
non-medical scene. The abduction event is a post-hypnotic suggestion placed into the mind by the hypnotist as a
prank. Several contact cases are known to be caused by this.
- FACTORS INDICATING THE REPORT IS REAL, BUT NOT CAUSED BY ALIENS:
- Prank: Several abductions were "staged" as college pranks played on intoxicated friends.
- Perpetration: Abductions can be perpetrated by other people for various purposes. The
victim is sedated and placed in a convincing setting. The reason may be to hide satanic cult activities
perpetrated on the victim, to discredit the victim's court testimony, to keep the victim from doing things the
perpetrators don't want, to hide illicit activity the victim stumbled upon, or something else entirely.
- Delirium: A witness may have been in a high fever and was taken to an ordinary hospital.
He interprets what he remembers experiencing as an alien abduction.
- CAUSES FROM SECONDHAND REPORTS WHERE A FIRSTHAND REPORT IS NOT FOUND:
- Overheard a Conversation Incorrectly: The person overhearing the conversation may have
mis-heard words or inserted assumed meaning into a conversation about something else entirely.
- Observed an Event Incorrectly: The witness saw an ordinary event, but misinterpreted it as
someone being abducted by aliens.
- Fiction Turned to Fact: A secondhand account might be a fictional account which was
mistaken for fact by others.
- Security Leak Detection: Government security agencies have used fake UFO stories to check
for security leaks.
- Direct Cover-Up: Government has also used UFO stories to cover or divert attention from other
clandestine activities. In these cases, the "victim" is under orders to lie. In one case, a spy satellite
film drop landed in the wrong place, and authorities used a UFO story to cover up what really happened.
- Indirect Cover-Up: Government used UFO stories to cover or divert attention from other
clandestine activities. In these cases, the victim witnessed an event, and is told by authorities either that the
event was something mundane (which it was not), or that the event is unidentified. In one case, an airline pilot
observed a U-2 spy plane, and was told he saw the belt stars of the constellation Orion. But Orion was not in the
sky at the time of the sighting.
- OTHER FACTORS:
- Alien Descriptions Don't Match: The descriptions given by abductees usually do not agree
with each other. Those that do agree with each other are descriptions "polluted" by influence from
movies, TV, or the media (chiefly taken from the Pascagoula case, or the movies "Close Encounters of the
Third Kind," "ET," and "Communion,"). This indicates that the aliens are probably
not real, but are probably the products of the individual imaginations of the people making the reports.
- Spacecraft Interiors Don't Match: In the same way the alien descriptions vary, so do the
spacecraft interiors. Some descriptions depict lots of equipment, others have no equipment. Some descriptions
have smooth white walls, some have metal colored walls, and others seem more like the interiors of caves. Many
descriptions have an operating table. The instruments used are sometimes the same as those earthly doctors use,
but other times are totally alien.
- Descriptions Match Fictional Material Made in Studios for Movies and TV Shows: The
accounts of many abductees match material found in fictional TV shows and movies. Among them are the description
of the exterior of the UFO, descriptions of the aliens, a medical examination (in the 1956 movie Earth vs
the Flying Saucers, so the concept is old), and things the aliens did.
Add to this the fact that none of the abductees can provide any proof that aliens abducted them, and most of them
cannot even show any proof that they were abducted at all. Contrast that with cases where sex maniacs or terrorists
abduct people. In these cases, the physical evidence is often the proof that the jury convicts on.
Proof is necessary for these abduction cases to be believed. Where is it?
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