I love to spread awareness and help keep people safe and informed. I do my best to thoroughly research topics before writing on them.
What Is an Alien?
An alien, as defined by Oxford Languages, is "a hypothetical or fictional being from another world." Aliens have been described in stories all over the world in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. They have been little green men, gray tall humanoid creatures with large black eyes, and even reptile-humanoids. Personally, I feel that the gray tall humanoid creatures could be the most realistic.
For some, aliens are often thought of as fictional beings from outer space that couldn't possibly be real. However, there are a great number of people on this planet that do believe in alien life and will tell you that proof is everywhere—you just need to look for it. I am one of those people.
Popular Abduction Stories
When you think of alien abduction you probably think of the movies, or drunken people telling wild tales. Like aliens themselves, abduction stories can come in many forms. Many abduction stories have so much more to them than some drunken tale, providing details and evidence that make them believable.
If a large group of people tells you they all saw the same thing—say, a round disk floating in the sky that then took off at the speed of light—what would you think? Did they all imagine it? Were they all drunk? Probably not.
The government tries to cover up these abduction stories with lies about various training programs and new aircraft they are testing. I don't buy any of it. Here is a briefing of several of the most popular alien abduction stories out there.
3 Cases of Alien Abduction
- The Antonio Villas Boas Abduction (1957)
- The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction (1961)
- The Allagash Waterway Abduction (1976)
1. The Antonio Villas Boas Abduction
On October 15, 1957, a 23-year-old Brazilian farmer claimed a spacecraft, emitting a bright light, landed on his family farm. Repeat occurrences of this flying craft around his farm made him worry. One night, it took him and left undeniable proof of experimentation.
Boas and his brother tended their family farm at night to avoid the heat of the day. One night, both Boas and his brother witnessed a bright light in the sky. Boas decided to investigate and walked towards the light. As he did so, it dashed away. Boas kept walking towards it, and it kept darting away. After "playing" with the light and chasing it several times, Boas got discouraged and walked back to his brother. The craft then disappeared after spreading some light in all directions.
The next night, Boas was out tending the field alone when a bright red light zoomed towards him and hovered about 160 feet above his head. He ran to escape but was grabbed by a small figure that he violently pushed away. Three other small figures with weird clothing approached him and lifted him up into the spacecraft.
Boas resisted but was placed on a metal rolling ladder and was moved into a small square room with no furnishings and a bright light. A door opened, and Boas was led to another room with visible furnishings such as backless swivel chairs and an oddly shaped table. While in this room, they stripped him down naked and put a clear, unscented liquid on him. Then, they led him to another room.
Ralph Blum: "Villas Boas speculated that the clear liquid was an aphrodisiac; to my mind the 'logic' of the story suggests that it was a germicide of some kind; and that the 'smoke' was a chemical that permitted the alien to breathe without her helmet (the rest of the crew wore helmets throughout the encounter). It could be that the blood was relevant to some criteria of interbreeding." —Antonio Villas Boas: Abduction Episode Ground Zero
A naked woman walked into the room with him after about an hour. Boas described her as a blond woman with large blue eyes and white skin. The woman approached him, and they had a sexual encounter that Boas said he enjoyed. The aliens came back to retrieve the woman, and after the woman left, the aliens returned Boas's clothes to him. They proceeded to lead him around the ship, pointing out interesting things to him. At around 5:30 am, Boas was returned to his tractor on his farm.
After his return, he had physical ailments such as nausea, pain throughout the body, burning of the eyes, headaches, loss of appetite, even bruising and burns. These symptoms went on for months. Doctors who examined his symptoms after the incident ultimately could not come to any hard conclusion or reason for his symptoms—though one reputable doctor diagnosed him as having radiation burns.
2. The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction
To me, of all the most popular alien abduction stories, this is the one to prove their existence. It happened in September of 1961. The couple had been driving home from Canada when suddenly a bright light flew through the sky and onto the dark road ahead. The light moved closer, and they could see bipedal humanoid figures looking down on them from the windows of the spacecraft. They lost the next two hours of their memory and had no recollection of where they had been or what was done to them, but their clothing was proof enough of an alien encounter.
Both Betty and Barney had physical changes from the night before, including Betty’s torn and stained dress, Barney’s scraped shoe, and a broken binocular strap. But neither of them had any memory of these things having happened. —Guide to the Betty and Barney Hill Papers, 1961–2006
3. The Allagash Waterway Abduction
In Northern Maine, on August 20, 1976, four men were canoeing through the river when they all saw a giant UFO with brightly colored lights. They reported the craft emitting red, yellow, and green colors before jumping toward the men and carrying them up into the ship with a bright blinding light.
Several hours passed before the men returned to Earth, but none of them remembered a thing about what had just happened. However, all four men started having terrible nightmares. All four men decided to undergo hypnosis to unlock what was in their heads—they discovered their kidnappers were not from this world. They all took lie detector tests as well and passed with flying colors. The hypnosis revealed that they had been experimented on by four-fingered beings with almond-shaped eyes and languid limbs.
When you think about government coverups, you might think of Men In Black—the secret division of the government (but not really part of the government) that covers up aliens—but that's probably not legitimate. No matter how badly I wish the MIB sector was real, I highly doubt it is. The United States government covers up a lot already—we know this due to evidence that has either been leaked or unlocked from years ago. Aliens, however, are even more deeply covered up.
There are plenty of good and believable stories out there of people finding spacecraft or seeing things in the sky and even catching video of them. The stories that are the most believable and have multiple witnesses are often the ones the government tries to cover up. They like to use excuses like weather balloons, new airplane designs, or some other far-fetched excuse in an effort to throw us off. I believe that they think there would be mass panic and riots in the streets for fear of the unknown if we knew the truth about UFOs.
The Roswell UFO Crash Landing
The Roswell UFO crash landing is a perfect example of a government coverup. In July of 1947, in Roswell, New Mexico, something crashed on a farmer's land at night. It left a debris trail almost a mile long. The 509th Bomb Group Intelligence Office recovered all the debris.
Immediately upon their return to the southern Nevada Area 51 base there was an official press release stating that debris from some kind of flying disc had been recovered. It had been written by Lt. Walter Haut, and a newspaper story followed on July 8th with the headline “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region.” —Search for the Truth: Roswell New Mexico Area 51 UFO Crash
After that, the press release was immediately revoked and the public was sold a lie about it being some sort of weather balloon crash rather than a UFO of any kind. Lt. Walter Haut didn't make a big deal about it, remaining calm, collected, and nonchalant in interviews. He claimed that he would leave the truth about the Roswell incident in an affidavit that was to be opened after his death.
His affidavit was a shock to some. There were many people who never stopped believing the government was running a conspiracy, and it looked as if they were finally able to say “I told you so.” Lt. Walter Haut claims that the crash was indeed a UFO made from material that was extremely thin and light weight, yet incredibly strong. He went even further to say that he had seen a couple of aliens on the floor of a hangar where the UFO was stored; they were about four feet tall and had large heads compared to their little bodies. —Search for the Truth: Roswell New Mexico Area 51 UFO Crash
This is just one of many government coverups (that we know to be a coverup). Some people still believe it was just a weather balloon, but I guess they want to believe that their government would never lie to them. They will believe anything they are told. That way, if they don't question the government, they can live a peaceful American life without fear of the unknown.
Yes, you read that correctly! Scientists and astronomers have estimated there to be around 40 billion Earth-like planets in our own Milky Way galaxy. These exoplanets are ones that are in the Goldilocks zone, which is just the right distance from their suns to be in a habitably warm climate. These planets also have water on them just like our mother Earth. Imagine the possibilities of actually finding proof of life on other planets that are just like ours. Pretty exciting isn't it?
Are Aliens Real?
Now that you have read through a few alien abduction encounters and learned more about the Roswell coverup in New Mexico, what do you think? With these new planets being discovered, do you think life on other planets is possible now? Open your mind, open your imagination, and believe.
Hi on August 25, 2019:
Aliens are from other planets so I think there is life which means aliens do exist but could look like humans or humanoid
Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on July 16, 2019:
I'm sure aliens exist, but I see them as being tall and strong. Why would they be small and peculiar looking?
Jerome Massey on November 26, 2018:
You forgot the BEST alien encounters,
You know? Moses recieving the 10 commandments, the pillar of light he follwed to leave Eygpt, the ressurection of Jesus Christ... So on and so forth.
Dark Mysteries from Brighton on April 18, 2017:
Life in the universe. in my opinion, is a certainty. Have they been to earth? Of course, it is very possible. When it comes t UFOS, there is more than enough evidence that something strange is flying around the planet. Aliens is just one of the many theories you hear about. Great hub by the way :)
Electro-Denizen from UK on April 07, 2016:
Of course they exist :) The chances mathematically of there not being aliens out there, given the size of just our galaxy, is practically nil.
Nice to cover some of the territory in your hub, about it.
It's just that our everyday knowledge is so limited, fed by such crass materialism, that we don't even believe it when astronauts such as Edgar D. Mitchell (Apollo 14 Astronaut) says things like "It is now time to put away this embargo of truth about the alien presence". He eventually spoke quite openly about it, and all his contacts with people who knew.
It goes very deep. But as I mentioned, we live highly blinkered lives and for the time being, that's the way it has to be.
Mackenzie Sage Wright on September 08, 2014:
Fascinating topic. It's easy for me to believe life on other planets exists (there's so many of them). The part that leaves me ambivalent is whether they can come visit us here. It's amazing to think about the day aliens will land on the white house lawn and introduce themselves or something like that. Nice hub!