From the hills of New Hampshire to the forests of Arizona, from the streets of Manhattan to the depths of Pascagoula.
Mysterious and captivating, the concept of alien abductions has intrigued and perplexed people around the world for decades. Despite the scepticism of some, there are those who maintain that their encounters with extraterrestrial beings are all too real.
Here are some of the most famous and enigmatic cases of alien abductions that have captured the public’s attention over the years.
Betty and Barney Hill Incident
The story of Betty and Barney Hill is perhaps the most renowned case of alien abduction.
In September of 1961, the couple were driving home from a vacation in Canada when they spotted a bright light in the sky. They stopped to investigate and claimed to have been taken aboard a spacecraft by humanoid beings who conducted mysterious medical experiments on them.
The Hills’ account of their otherworldly encounter became legendary after it was published in a book titled “The Interrupted Journey” in 1966.
RECOMMENDED BOOK: Captured! the Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience – 60th Anniversary Edition
Travis Walton UFO Incident
Another mysterious abduction case that captivated the public’s attention is that of Travis Walton.
In November of 1975, Walton was working as a logger in Arizona when he and his co-workers reported seeing a UFO.
Walton approached the craft and was allegedly taken aboard by its non-human occupants. His co-workers reported him missing, and an extensive search took place. Five days later Walton returned with a bizarre story of being taken aboard an alien craft.
Whitley Strieber is a renowned author who wrote a book called “Communion,” which details his alleged abduction experiences.
In December of 1985, Strieber claimed that he was taken aboard a UFO by extraterrestrial beings who conducted perplexing experiments on him. He described the beings as having large, black eyes and a thin, gray body. The book became a best-seller and helped to popularize the concept of alien abductions.
RECOMMENDED BOOK: Communion
Linda Cortile Abduction
Linda Napolitano, also known as “Linda Cortile,” claimed in 1989 that she was abducted from her Manhattan apartment by otherworldly beings.
She said that she was taken aboard a craft and witnessed the beings conducting eerie experiments on other humans. Napolitano’s story gained attention after it was reported in the New York Post.
RECOMMENDED BOOK: Witnessed
The Allagash Abductions
The Allagash Abductions, which occurred in August of 1976, involve four men who were on a camping trip in Maine when they reported being abducted by aliens.
The men claimed to have seen a UFO and being taken aboard the craft, where they underwent perplexing medical examinations.
The Allagash Abductions became famous after being featured on an episode of the television show “Unsolved Mysteries.”
RECOMMENDED BOOK: The Allagash Abductions: Undeniable Evidence of Alien Intervention
The Pascagoula Abduction
Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in October of 1973 when they claimed to have been taken aboard a UFO by alien beings.
The men reported being subjected to unexplainable examinations before being released unharmed. The Pascagoula Abduction gained national attention and was investigated by both the military and the media.
RECOMMENDED BOOK: Pascagoula – The Closest Encounter: My Story
Whether these alleged alien abduction cases are real or just the result of hoaxes, they do still continue to baffle and captivate us, inspiring endless debate and fascination.