For centuries, human beings — referred to as “Abductees” or “Experiencers” — have reported paranormal encounters … with UFO sightings escalating to Alien Abduction. Their stories come to us from courageous Filmmakers — through dramatized and documentary accounts.
THE UFO INCIDENT (1975)
One of the first cases of Alien abduction on record — and arguably the most famous — is that of Betty and Barney Hill, a middle-aged couple who encountered a UFO on the night of 19 September 1961 while driving late at night in New Hampshire. The couple claimed to have witnessed a disc-shaped craft low above the road directly ahead of them. Barney even described seeing a number of humanoid figures staring back at him through its windows. Little else was recalled consciously. The rest of their account would surface later through dramatic hypnosis sessions with respected Boston psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon, who published a popular book about the incident in 1966.
In 1975, the Hill abduction story became even more famous when it was adapted for television as a feature-length movie starring Estelle Parsons and James Earl Jones as Betty and Barney. With a teleplay based directly on Dr. Simon’s taped hypnosis sessions with the couple, The UFO Incident was remarkably faithful to the Hill’s actual account of capture by grey-skinned saucer occupants in September of 1961.
It was the first direct treatment of a real-life case and the first to bring together many of the now-common themes and motifs of abduction experiences, including medical examination, missing time, and hypnosis. The movie’s Aliens, although smallish with large eyes and bald heads, are of normal proportions, and are quite different to Greys as they would later be realized onscreen in Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind as decidedly smaller, more spindly beings with significantly larger heads and larger, blacker eyes.
The UFO Incident remains one of Hollywood’s best treatments of a true-life abduction experience. It works first and foremost as a powerful human drama, propelled by the obvious commitment of Parsons and Jones in excellent central performances as the Hills. Despite its fantastical subject matter, the film remains sober throughout.
Budd Hopkins’ book Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods (1987) investigated the claims of a number of alleged Alien abductees, but was more specifically concerned with the case of Debbie Jordan-Kauble (known in the book as “Kathie Davis”). Jordan-Kauble described having been abducted from her parents’ home in June of 1983 and being taken aboard an egg-shaped craft which had landed outside. She claimed to have been impregnated by her Alien captors, who later removed the fetus and eventually introduced her to her human-alien hybrid child.
Hopkins’ book would later be very loosely adapted for television by screenwriter Tracy Tormé — son of legendary jazz singer and musician Mel Tormé. The 1992 mini-series Intruders was concerned less with the Jordan-Kauble story and more with the broader abduction phenomenon as it was then understood by the leading researchers in the field, namely Hopkins and Harvard psychiatrist John Mack, both of whom served as consultants on the production.
Intruders was broadcast by CBS through 17–19 May 1992 and was generally well received by critics. It remains significant for its thoughtful and sympathetic treatment of the abduction phenomenon, and for grounding itself convincingly in a normal world occasionally intruded upon by a profound and sometimes terrifying non-human intelligence. It explored many themes and motifs common to abduction accounts, including intrusive examinations, Alien impregnation, hybrid children, screen memories, and hypnotic regression.
FIRE IN THE SKY (1993)
In 1975, Travis Walton, a logger from Snowflake, Arizona, famously claimed to have been taken aboard a flying saucer and to have interacted with two different species of Aliens. What distinguishes Walton’s story from innumerable other accounts of cosmic kidnapping is that his apparent abduction was witnessed, in part, by the six other men on his logging crew. They sped back into town that night to inform bemused authorities of how a UFO had zapped Travis in front of their very eyes. Assuming he was dead, the terrified loggers had left their colleague where he lay, the saucer looming above his lifeless body. A swirling storm of confusion, anger, and allegations was soon to descend on the sleepy town of Snowﬂake. The loggers, having reported to police that their friend had been taken by a UFO, immediately were considered suspects in Walton’s disappearance and possible murder.
After no less than five days, Walton returned. He was found in a telephone box some three miles outside of Snowﬂake, huddled and shivering. As he was taken back into town he began babbling about strange creatures with large eyes. He assumed he’d been gone just a couple of hours and was stunned into prolonged silence when he was told almost a week had passed.
Featuring solid performances from D.B. Sweeney as Travis, and Robert Patrick as logging-crew-leader Mike Rogers, Fire in the Sky was a reasonably faithful accounting of the Walton experience — that is until its final act, which notoriously pummeled the meat of Walton’s encounter out of all recognition. The human-looking beings described by Travis and their walkabout with him in a spaceport were nowhere to be seen in the movie. Walton’s skittish Grays were replaced with frightful goblin-like beings who literally drag the logger like a sack of spuds through their pestilent, rotting spaceship — all dank tunnels and dripping embryonic sacks — before gluing him to a table with a suffocating membrane and subjecting him to graphic torture with a thick needle to the eyeball. The movie divided opinion upon its release. It made back its budget, but little more.
The legendary Roger Ebert praised the ﬁlm’s ﬁnal sequence for its believably, writing: “The scenes inside the craft are really very good. They convincingly depict a reality I haven’t seen in the movies before, and for once I did believe that I was seeing something truly Alien, and not just a set decorator’s daydreams.”
EXTRAORDINARY: THE SEEDING — Documentary (2019)
Abductions. Reproduction experiments. Memories of seeing children off-planet. The idea of humans participating in an Alien hybrid program sounds absurd until you talk to people who have experienced it. Thousands around the world have had reproductive experiments carried out against their will. The most harrowing?
The termination of unexplained pregnancies. Memories remain suppressed and fragmented, leaving experiencers confused, depressed and with a profound sense of loss. In others, the memories are visceral and emotionally disturbing. Thanks to increased acceptance, more people are coming forward with their frightening experiences. Are Aliens involved in a complex hybridization project where humans are used to cultivate a hybrid population?
Extraordinary: The Seeding tells these stories through one-on-one interviews with abductees — brave individuals sharing intensely personal and emotional stories. Through analysis with global ufology experts, the film also explores hybridization, why it’s happening and the impact on humanity. The information presented is intended to educate, entertain and encourage audiences to ask one simple question: What if this is all true?
EXTRAORDINARY: THE REVELATIONS — Documentary (2021)
Explores the historical significance of ET presence as well as three specific paradigms — Biblical, Ascension and Colonization — that attempt to define the Alien agenda.
While individuals in each of these “thought camps” believe ET interaction is occurring, their endgame assessments are vastly different. Retired military whistleblowers directly involved in government-sanctioned programs related to ET engagement and communication also tell their life-changing stories, answering once and for all: Do governments know about the existence of ETs, have they made contact with them, are they engaged in “Above Black” programs, and have they been hiding these facts from the general public for decades?
Extraordinary: The Revelations is excellent and not to be missed by anyone with a sincere desire to understand the truth about this phenomenon — includes profound contributions from respected UFO researchers like David M. Jacobs and Richard Dolan.
As Awarding-winning Authors of Young Adult Sci-Fi, we have created THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY (inspired by real events) to empower Women and People of Color. Each life-changing story sheds light on racial injustice — as it explores the human connection to Ancient Aliens through the eyes of Native Mythology. Throughout history, native peoples have borne first witness to the TRUTH about our relationship to Planet Earth … and Life elsewhere in the universe.
Through their own paranormal encounters with UFOs and Aliens, “Experiencers” have witnessed a sobering Truth — regarding our place in the universe — that many of us may find difficult to imagine and impossible to accept.
Reality can be like that.