Extraterrestrial Abduction Day (cue the X-Files intro music) started with a festival in Toronto, Canada in 2008. The original festival was held on March 20th, and has grown into a day for victims to share their own alien stories or read other people’s abduction stories, just like these:
Betty and Barney Hill claimed that they were abducted by extraterrestrials in rural New Hampshire on September 19th, 1961. Their claim was the first wide-spread report of alien abduction, and it was made into a book, The Interrupted Journey, and a television movie, The UFO Incident.
While driving back from a vacation in Niagara Falls, Betty claimed to have seen a bright light in the sky that, at first, she thought was a falling star. But then it started moving upward. Betty urged Barney to stop the car so they could get a closer look, and they pulled over at a picnic area. As Betty and Barney watched, the light they had seen descended in their direction. The Hills returned to their car and continued their journey home.
On Route 3 through Franconia Notch, the strange, illuminated craft started to seemingly play a game of cat and mouse with their car. Barney claimed that he could see humanoid figures peering out of the windows of the craft, and one of them communicated with him to tell him to stay where he was.
The Hills tried to run away, but as they fled they heard a strange series of beeps and buzzes, and then realized that they had traveled for nearly 35 miles without remembering it. After the incident, the Hills’ watches never ran again.
Also known as the “Livingston Incident” or the “Dechmont Woods Encounter,” the “Robert Taylor Incident” was reported by a forester named Robert Taylor who claims to have seen an extraterrestrial spacecraft and survived an attempted abduction.
Taylor reported seeing a large sphere approximately 20 feet in diameter that was hovering over the forest floor. He claimed that smaller spheres came out of the larger sphere and attempted to drag him to the larger sphere. In the struggle, Taylor lost conciousness, and when he awoke the objects were gone and he was unable to start his truck.
Taylor walked home, and reported the incident to local police. Because he was injured in his attempted abduction, a police report was filed, and the incident is known as the only UFO sighting that involved a criminal investigation.
A Brazilian farmer who later became a lawyer, Antônio Vilas Boas was working in his fields when he saw a circular aircraft with a red light at its front and a rotating cupola on top. The craft extended three legs and landed in Vilas Boas’ field, and he attempted to flee the scene.
When Boas tried to flee in his tractor, the lights and engine died. He then tried to flee on foot, but was grabbed by a five-foot tall humanoid in coveralls and a helmet using speech that sounded like barking. Four of the beings dragged Vilas Boas into their craft where he was subjected to tests, and was later presented a female alien to have sex with. He apparently followed through as the female indicated that she would raise their child in space.
Boas contacted a reporter, who contacted a doctor at the National School of Medicine of Brazil, found that Boas was suffering from mild radiation sickness.
Travis Walton’s alien abduction story may be one of the most publicized abduction stories because it’s so unique. Most abduction stories include a brief period of missing time, but Walton disappeared for days which included police searching for him as a missing person.
Walton was abducted in front of coworkers, who then reported the abduction to local authorities. Authorities and volunteers searched for Walton, who reappeared five days later with patchy memories of aliens and descriptions of the inside of the alien vessel.
In Walton’s report of the event, he was brought aboard the ship by three figures in orange jumpsuits that were not human. They had large eyes, bald heads, and no hair, large brown eyes and small mouths, noses, and ears. Of the five days that Walton was gone, he could only recall about two hours.
In 1978, Walton published The Walton Experience, which later was adapted into the film Fire in the Sky.
It may seem like alien abduction stories are made by regular people who aren’t in the public eye, but Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the first president of the Republic of Kalmykia, also has an alien abduction story.
Ilyumzhinov claims that aliens took him on a tour of the galaxy in 1997, prompting a Russian parliamentarian to call for an investigation into whether Ilyumzhinov revealed any state secrets during the encounter.
If you’re stressing about the financial consequences of being abducted by aliens, and possibly having to raise a human/alien hybrid child, you can apply for an alien abduction insurance plan that helps to cover the costs of your alien encounter. You’d better hope that you live a long time, though: The ten million dollar payout from your claim is paid out over ten million years, or however long you live. And at only $1 per year, you’d better hope your abduction has also granted you near immortality.