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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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. Many such encounters are described as terrifying or humiliating, but others describe them as transformative or even pleasant. Reports of the abduction phenomenon have been made from around the world, but have perhaps seen most mainstream attention in the United States. The Abduction phenomenon usually is laid out like this:

  1. Capture (Abductees taken from room/area and find themselves in the "ship")
  2. Examination (Probes inserted in different areas, etc.)
  3. Conference ("Aliens" speak with abductees)
  4. Tour (Not always described but some abductees claim to be shown the ship)
  5. Loss of Time (Many abductees suffer from periods of time removed from their memory, often coming back to them later)
  6. Return (Returned, sometimes with environmental changes)
  7. Aftermath (Sickness, new phobias, ridicule, etc.)

Such alleged abductions are usually closely connected to UFO reports, and are sometimes supposedly conducted by so-called Greys: Short, grey-skinned humanoids with large, pear-shaped heads and enormous, dark eyes. Many abductees report that extraterrestrials communicate via telepathy. Some who argue that the phenomenon is in some way real--but who are simultaneously uncertain about the "abductors'" origins--introduced the term "abduction phenomenon" and "experiencer" to replace the terms "alien abduction" and "abductee".

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).

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