Published: 1:16 PM 9/17/2014
Four of the Best Alien Abduction Cases
By Sarah Thomas
Reports on alien abductions and UFO sightings have always done the rounds, intriguing both the scientific world and lay men alike.
The truth behind these abductions and sightings still remain a mystery but a few cases have got the scientific world thinking, if it really is true, what is the purpose behind these strange visits and what do they intend to do with the abductees.
These are the most famous cases of alien abductions.
The Antonio Villas Boas Abduction
This is the earliest case of alien abduction that happened in the 1950's. In Brazil a poor 23 year old farmer Antonio Villas Boas claimed to have seen a spacecraft, he continued seeing it until one night he stated that he was abducted.
There was physical evidence on his body that revealed he was experimented on.
He wrote of his experience to Brazilian journalist Joao Martins who writes about UFOs and had asked people through an ad in the newspaper to send in their experience.
Boas was examined by a doctor in Rio de Janeiro, Olavo Fontes. Upon examination Fontes found that he was suffering from radiation sickness. Boas was feeling nauseous, was suffering from head ache, lethargy and skin lesions.
The farmer claimed that he was abducted to impregnate another alien, who according to him was rather attractive. He explained the whole incident in detail.
Different conclusions have been drawn from Boas' experience. Some claimed that he was a poor farmer who created a false story for money, while some believe that it really was true.
Scientists also say that he may have been hallucinating. But the physical evidence was something they could not explain.
The Barney and Betty Hill Abduction
Barney and Betty Hill abduction case is the most famous one that occurred in Portsmouth, NH. The Hills were an interracial couple and had gone on a vacation to Canada.
While driving home they saw a huge space craft with a bright multi-coloured light; they even claimed to have seen what they called, "bipedal humanoid creatures," who were staring out the window of the spacecraft.
They got afraid and hurried back to the car and raced down the highway. Two minutes later they found that they had driven 35 miles. It was impossible.
Investigation was conducted into their UFO sighting by Major Paul W. Henderson. He said, "The UFO was also confirmed by our radar."
After the incident life was never the same; they became famous when two writers heard about her story. Everyone wanted to know what was going on. Betty began having nightmares and so they contacted Boston psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr. Benjamin Simon.
Through regressive hypnosis he found out that they were abducted, medical experiments were conducted on them and they were then released. They had two hours of missing time that they could not recollect. The hypnosis helped them.
Their car had damages and their clothes and shoes left "evidence" of their encounter. The incident turned Betty into the nation's first "UFO Hunter."
The Betty Andreasson Luca Abduction
After the Hills case came out in the open several others began claiming that they had similar experiences. Scientists could explain most of them but one case years later was another mystery.
A woman Betty Andreasson in Ashburnham, MA claimed to have been abducted by aliens.
Her case was examined by Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) founder and investigator Ray Fowler. He examined her and then hypnotized her and found shocking details.
She described how they tried to implant something in her skull, the manner in which they spoke to her was through telepathy as they had not spoken through their mouths but were still conversing.
She said that they told her this was done to "prepare for some kind of planetary revelation." Fowler examined her for over a decade and said, "Either she is the most accomplished liar and actress the world had ever seen, or else she had really gone through this ordeal."
The Travis Walton Abduction
This is the most known abduction case. Travis Walton was a logger in Arizona who was driving home with his colleagues late at night. They suddenly saw a diamond shaped light and stopped the car to get a closer look.
On approaching closer Walton found that the light grew stronger and the fluorescent object approached closer too. Suddenly when he went into the light beam being emitted from the craft, he was suddenly being lifted from the ground and thrown back. His colleagues saw this and ran with fear.
He was unconscious.
After a while his friends decided to go get him but could not find him. They reported the matter to the police who suspected foul play but five days later Walton was found at a gas station 30 miles away.
He claimed that he had no memory of the past five days, falling down was all he could recollect. His story created waves in the media and a movie 'Fire in the Sky' was made on his experience.