Have you or anyone you know been "Abducted" by other life forms?

I ask because I strongly believe in alien abductions and visitors from other planets. I’ve never met someone in person who has been abducted, but would love to talk to someone who has been abducted. I’m also trying to become an investigator for MUFON.

I have seen and photographed a UFO once, was it from outer space? I don’t know, maybe. All I know is it moved really fast and came to a dead stop and hovered. But more on that later.

Has anyone you know been abducted? Have you? If you don’t want to be ridiculed, PM me here or email me at diggleblop at comcast dot net

I had what seemed like an abduction experience but was clearly a case of sleep apnea (I had another experience that wasn’t alien related with the same qualities). In light of the absence of good physical evidence and new research into things like magnetic brain inducement, I’m tempted to think that while it’s a real phenomenon, it has nothing to do with actual extraterrestrials.

No, no one knows anyone who has ever been abducted by aliens. That’s because it’s never, ever, ever, happened. I know it can seem fascinating and scary, because I used to believe in alien abductions as well. But it’s not true.

Once upon a time people thought succubi and incubi came to them in the night. People thought angels talked to them, and fairies took them to a magical land. Modern “aliens” are of the same stuff as the fairies and magical folk of the past. Misfiring neurons and hypnagogic states. It can be very real to the person it’s happening to, but it’s all in their brains.

I’m not trying to be mean–but this board is about fighting ignorance.

I agree. Except for the bit about fairies.

When the aliens are done with you, don’t they spray you with rum or something so that nobody will believe you?

They spray you with something, but it ain’t rum.

Bits of me have been temporarily taken over by bacteria and viruses in the past. Sinuses, GI tracts, tonsils.

Does that count?

A lot of women claim to have had their viscera temporarily hijacked by a large, fast growing parasitic organism that (and this is the really eyebrow-raising part) is said to develop into a sentient being indistinguishable from a normal adult human!

I know someone who believes she was abducted by aliens, and to this she attributes all of her problems with depression.

I do not believe in alien abuction. She was once a dear friend, and blew me off when I wouldn’t believe her story without questioning her.

Maybe. Did they come from outer or inner space?

What is the single, strongest evidence you can point to that supports your belief?

Probably the single, strongest piece of evidence you can point to that supports a belief you have that can’t be touched or seen or proven right away. Maybe you believe in black holes, are they there? The scientists say yes, but they’ve never seen one.

If I was quite extraordinarily drunk one time, does that count?

My uncle is convinced this has happened to him more than once. He is, of course, literally insane.

My mother, when I was about 7, saw a giant hovering black UFO while driving the backroads home from work. It stopped in front of her car in the middle of the road. It scared the shit out of her. Who knows what it really was? She was convinced that what she saw was real.

He probably saw a teaser. Teasers are usually rich kids with nothing to do. They cruise around looking for planets which haven’t made interstellar contact yet and buzz them. They find some isolated spot with very few people around, then land right by some poor unsuspecting soul whom no one’s ever going to believe and then strut up and down in front of him wearing silly antennae on their head and making beep beep noises. Rather childish really.

I had a friend in high school who was scarily smart, soft spoken, and shy, but who seemed boring and normal which made me wonder why I liked her. Until she told me matter-of-factly that a. her cats spoke to her (in English. Yes, I asked) and b. she was occasionally abducted by aliens. Then I knew why I was friends with her, she was secretly as weird as all my other friends.

Though I love the idea of the supernatural and paranormal, I don’t think aliens abduct anyone. Aliens most likely exist since it’s hard to believe that this is the only planet in the entire [insert term to encompass all planets] that is able to support life, but I find it very hard to believe they’d kidnap people to study. If anything, you’d think they’d of kidnapped one or two long ago and then cloned those people to experiment on, eliminating the need to keep looking for drunks in pickups.

Of course they have. It’s just not what we typically consider eyes.

And, nope.

I am most of the time? Does that count?

Don’t panic.

I went out drinking with some Australians once, I think this counts.