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UFO'S - MET HET LAATSTE NIEUWS OVER UFO'S BOVEN BELGIË EN IN ANDERE LANDEN...
UFO's in België en de rest van de wereld In België heb je vooral BUFON of het Belgisch UFO-Netwerk, dat zich met UFO's bezighoudt. BEZOEK DUS ZEKER VOOR ALLE OBJECTIEVE INFORMATIE ww.ufo.be.
Verder heb je ook het Belgisch-Ufo-meldpunt en Caelestia, die prachtig, doch ZEER kritisch werk leveren, ja soms zelfs héél sceptisch...
Voor Nederland kan je de mooie site www.ufowijzer.nl bezoeken van Paul Harmans. Een mooie site met veel informatie en artikels.
MUFON of het Mutual UFO Network Inc is een Amerikaanse UFO-vereniging met afdelingen in alle USA-staten en diverse landen.
MUFON's mission is the analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO- Phenomenon for the benefit of humanity...
Je kan ook hun site bekijken onder www.mufon.com.
Ze geven een maandeliiks tijdschrift uit, namelijk The MUFON UFO-Journal. Since 02/01/2013 is Pieter not only president (=voorzitter) of BUFON, but also National Director MUFON / Flanders and the Netherlands. We work together with the French MUFON Reseau MUFON/EUROP.
Alien Abduction or Sleep Paralysis?
Alien Abduction or Sleep Paralysis?
(c) Kathleen Marden 2012
I have personally been embroiled in the UFO abduction debate for 46 years and professionally involved for the past 21 years. As the niece of Betty and Barney Hill, the first abductees to gain public recognition in the United States, I find this unsolved mystery fascinating. On February 22, 1966, I observed an unconventional flying object hovering approximately less than 1000 feet above me. There were five other witnesses. I have observed additional anomalies that have been linked (by some researchers), to alien abduction phenomena. I have, however, never experienced sleep paralysis. I wish that I had so that I could describe it from a personal perspective. Without firsthand knowledge of this psycho-physiological process, I must rely upon information from those who study it professionally and the testimony of those who have experienced it.
Several skeptical scientists have suggested that sleep paralysis is the best explanation for nocturnal bedroom abductions. Nearly all abductees/ experiencers (depending upon one’s emotional response to the event), disagree. Those who were initially taken from an external environment (car, campsite, forest, field), after having a close encounter with an unconventional flying object and/or observing non-human entities, and experiencing approximately two hours “lost” time, are not convinced that that their subsequent bedroom abductions are sleep related anomalies.
Many abductees/experiencers have no memory of being taken from an external environment. They have only vivid memories of being taken from their beds during the night by humanoid figures and later returned with new, unexplainable marks on their bodies. Others wonder if they might have been abducted because they have observed strange lights in their bedrooms at night or observed the floating face of an alien figure above their beds.
Skeptics and scientific ufologists remind us that in the absence of substantial evidence, we cannot accept anecdotal abduction accounts as real. Our perception of the events that occur during the night, while we are sleeping or partially awake, could possibly be distorted by our sleeping minds. REM sleep, visual imagery, and sleep hallucinations can be confusing.
One thing is clear. All of us experience paralysis as a function of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. More dreaming occurs during REM sleep than in another stage of sleep. The paralysis prevents us from acting out our dreams and harming ourselves or others. It is most frequently reported to occur when we are falling asleep. But it can also occur upon waking. Some people have a sleep disorder that that interferes with normal REM sleep, causing them to act out their dreams. This condition requires medical treatment because REM sleep disorder sufferers have injured themselves or family members while in acting out in REM sleep.
Sleep paralysis is related to REM but is a different entity. It can occur just before falling asleep or waking up. You will have conscious awareness of your surroundings but not be able to move anything except your eyes. You might observe shadowy figures in your bedroom and your heart might pound, as a sense of fear jars you into wakefulness. About 30-40% of those queried by sleep study scientists report that they have experienced sleep paralysis. It is simply a sign that their bodies arenot moving smoothly through the stages of sleep.
People with narcolepsy, a condition characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and REM activity within ten minutes of falling asleep, are more likely to experience sleep paralysis accompanied by hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations than the general population. Sleep paralysis alone is characteristically different than the colorful imagery described by people who have experienced H/H hallucinations.
There is conflicting information about H/H hallucinations and I have not been able to find conclusive answers with regard to its prevalence among human populations. HH ahllucinations can last up to several minutes and affect an estimated 5% to over 12% of the normal population. However, David J. Hufford wrote inThe Terror That Comes in the Night,that 50% or more of Yasuo Hishikawa’s narcoleptic subjects reported that they had experienced H/H hallucinations.
Hypnagogic(between waking and sleeping)and hypnopompic(between sleeping and waking) hallucinations occur when factors such as stress, extreme fatigue, medications, and mental illness cause the part of the brain that distinguishes between conscious perceptions and internally generated perceptions to misfire. This results in internally generated visions, sounds, feelings, smells or tastes. H/H hallucination experiencers often see colored geometric shapes or parts of objects. Others might observe the full image of a person, monster or animal. Sometimes lines or the outlines of figures are observed. Sensations of floating or flying are common, along with hallucinated buzzing sounds. H/H hallucinations can be frightening. The hallucinations can last from seconds to minutes and are usually accompanied by a brief period of sleep paralysis. They are experienced as being as real as real.
I once personally experienced a hypnopompic hallucination, without sleep paralysis. My husband and I were sleeping soundly when the telephone jarred me into partial wakefulness in the middle of the night. I didn’t answer the phone because I “saw” my husband walk toward it, as if he were going to answer it. Even though the room was dark I perceived that he was clothed in a brightly colored red and black plaid flannel shirt. The almost fluorescent colors were brighter than what can be observed in natural sunlight. I was perplexed because the phone continued to ring even though I “saw” my husband lift the receiver from the cradle. Almost immediately I was startled by the awareness of his presence in the bed next to me. My hallucination vanished and I answered the phone. It is the only hypnopompic hallucination that I have ever had, but as a lifelong student of human perception, I found it interesting and informative.
Some sleep scientists contend that an experiencer’s perception of alien abduction while sleeping or awake in bed is most likely attributable to sleep paralysis, perhaps with hypnopompic hallucinations. They suspect that extraterrestrial entities are generated in hypnagogic and hypnopompic sleep states. Sleep hallucinations might be related to dreams because they are more elaborate and enduring than sleep paralysis alone. Hypothetically, we might be sleeping and perhaps dreaming about alien entities. When we start to move up out of REM sleep we might experience a hypnopompic hallucination and “see” nonhuman entities in our bedroom that we perceive as real. After a few seconds or minutes, we become fully awake but remember the onset of an abduction/contact as if it were real.
If we experience a combination of sleep paralysis and H/H hallucinations, we will suffer intense fear and wake up paralyzed, unable to move anything except our eyes. We might observe shadowy figures standing beside our beds or hovering overhead. If we attempt to cry out we find that we can’t utter more than a nondescript sound. We’re locked inside paralyzed bodies, unable to speak or move, except for our eyes. Our hearts pound and we strain to breathe as if there is a weight upon our chests. We are acutely aware of surroundings. Shadows transform into frightening shadowy images and sounds intensify. We struggle to break free from our dreadful predicament, and within seconds we are fully awake. This occurs to some of us when we emerge from REM sleep and our natural paralysis continues for a few seconds. I have never met an abductee/experiencer who believes that their ET contact experience was sleep related.
I have, however, spoken with individuals who have experienced HH hallucinations throughout their lifetime. Most report the observation of geometric shapes or disconnected body parts. One observed the upper torso and face of a monster. Two have observed alien heads that were not connected to bodies. These details are not consistent with the reports that I have received from abductees/experiencers.
Many abductees/ experiencers have described distinctly different demarcations between sleep paralysis, H/H hallucinations and real abduction experiences. They insist that they were fully awake at the onset of an alien abduction or visitation. They might even have received a telepathic message earlier in the day that they would be visited. They did not wake up paralyzed. It was only after they cried out or attempted to fight or flee that they became paralyzed. Some might even remember being transported through solid objects, such as a wall, roof or window, to a craft. Most have observed non-human entities and might even retain a complex memory of being examined on the craft and/or being taught a lesson. They are later returned to their beds. Prior to their experience some witnesses report that they were nervously glancing at their alarm clocks, unable to sleep due to their anxiety about an impending abduction. Having noted the time on their alarm clocks prior to and after their experience, they can think of no prosaic explanation for the lost time. Sometimes bed partners and family members sleeping in the house recall identical experiences on the same night.
Sleep paralysis and HH hallucinations are not an acceptable explanation for “Jennie Henderson’s experiences. At age 16, she and a companion were in route to a high school basketball game when they were stopped and immobilized by an unconventional craft and “lost” two hour’s time. At first the craft resembled a helicopter in rapid pursuit of their vehicle. The silent teardrop shaped object hovered directly overhead and the engine of the Volkswagen died. As if only a moment had passed the car restarted and the teens were once again on their way to their destination. Jennie anticipated meeting her younger brother there and transporting him home at the end of the school event. Upon their arrival, they discovered that the event had ended nearly two hours earlier. There was no prosaic explanation for their “lost” time, and the family decided not to make a formal report of the event.
Years later, Jennie sought help after she experienced a series of frightening nocturnal bedroom visitations. Occasionally, she would awaken during the night and observe nonhuman entities in her bedroom. Shortly thereafter, a wave of paralysis crept up her body. Several times, she was fully awake when an unseen force suddenly and unexpectedly ripped her body from her bed. Her next conscious memory was of finding herself in a holding area aboard a strange craft accompanied by short non-human entities with grayish skin and large eyes. As time passed, she was able to recall many of the details of her visits with extraterrestrial entities, without hypnosis. Her husband and children’s memories of the events added support to Jennie’s suspicion that she had not experienced a sleep anomaly or vivid dream. On two occasions, her neighbors observed a silent disk-shaped craft hovering over her rural home.
Many abductees believe that their experiences are real because they and others in their homes retain the same experiential memories. When there is unusual physical evidence attached to these memories, it is difficult to find an adequate prosaic explanation such as sleep paralysis and H/H hallucinations. Abductees are often awakened by a rushing sound and activity in their bedrooms. At the onset of their experience they are not paralyzed, and often cry out, attempt to escape, or even throw objects at the intruders. Small entities, often with glistening eyes, move about their bedrooms. The abductees’ partners sometimes attempt to fight back, but are quickly immobilized and returned to their beds in a seemingly deep sleep.
Some abductees/experiencers are returned to their beds, but others end up locked outside of their homes. Some awaken on their roofs, in their vehicles, or even in someone else’s home. Sometimes they find mud and vegetative matter in their beds. Others find they are no longer dressed in their own clothing, but in a stranger’s nightshirt. Sometimes experiencers find landing trace evidence on their property.
Most academic psychologists ignore these unique characteristics associated with nocturnal bedroom abductions. Instead they attempt to squeeze reports made by abductees/experiencers into sleep paralysis and HH hallucination categories, despite the evidence to the contrary. There are several reasons for this. One is that HH hallucinations and sleep paralysis are often experienced as real as real and can contain complex imagery and physiological responses. Another is that when Occam’s razor, theprinciple that among competing hypotheses, the simplest explanation within accepted scientific paradigms is the most plausible, HHHs and SP are the scientifically acceptable explanations. Political agendas have relegated UFO and alien abduction to the fringe science category. Officially, ufology is a pseudoscience lacking the respectability required for serious scientific study. A few courageous scientists have stepped outside politically acceptable constraints and have advanced our scientific knowledge of UFO related phenomena. However, some have experienced the professional consequences of thinking outside the box. Young scientists who wish to advance their professional careers are fearful of investigating these taboo subjects. To do so might lead to professional suicide.
Blackmore, Susan. “Abduction by Aliens or Sleep Paralysis?”Skeptical Inquirer Magazine.
UFO Encounters in Wales and Manchester: Truth or Myth
UFO Encounters in Wales and Manchester: Truth or Myth
What do you imagine when you hear the word extraterrestrial or UFO? Do you visualize a science fiction novel or an image of bizarre bluish lights illuminating down the road? Have you thought about going home late at night, and you witnessed a flashing light, wondering what it was, only to realize that what you saw was not an alien or extraterrestrial object, but just the lights of a plane. Do you think of little green men, movies, cartoons, or you have just started shaking your head? Despite the arguments regarding UFO’s existence, there are still multiple recorded sightings in the UK. Yes, these sightings are reported by credible witnesses.
According to MUFON, 23 spotted objects were encountered since January 2015 in Manchester, and 25 sightings in Wales. Witnesses described the object as a large craft with a white dot traveling. Throughout the UK, 476 sightings were reported between January 2015 to the middle of February 2016. The objects range from triangular-shaped metallic objects to a red-green ball hovering at greater speed. After M.E.N had published the footage, which shows a strange craft flying, the figures were revealed. Though discussions of these sightings continue, and there has been photo documentation, it is still difficult to know whether or not the unidentified flying objects were indeed from space because such photos are not enough to separate fact from fiction. Extraterrestrial objects have been recorded in America. In fact, 1,177 sightings were reported on the ABC news.
Both the believers and the skeptics obtain evidence to support their claims. Those who believe in UFOs and alien visitations give facts that cannot otherwise be explained. Those who are skeptical offer their explanations and supporting evidence. Which side is right? For now, that is up to you to decide. Sometimes, it is a matter of belief.
Abduction Experiencers’ Perceptions of the Alien Agenda by Kathleen Marden
Abduction Experiencers’ Perceptions of the Alien Agenda by Kathleen Marden
Gepubliceerd op 21 jun. 2015
Kathy examines the evidence and reveals what Experiencers have told her about the ET’s reasons for engaging human experimental subjects and their personal interactions with Grey, Reptilian, Nordic and Insectoid types.
The UK House of Lords is being questioned about the stalled release of their remaining UFO files. That and other space and UFO stories on this episode of Spacing Out!
Stories discussed on this episode: – Stalled UFO file release questioned in the UK House of Lords – Hundreds see UFO and hear loud noises in UK town – California residents catch blue UFO on video – Expect large aliens, says scientist
Kathleen Marden – Alien Experiences – February 9, 2015
Kathleen Marden – Alien Experiences – February 9, 2015
Open Minds UFO Radio: Kathleen Marden is an abduction researcher and author. As the niece of Betty Hill, she had an early and unique introduction to this field. Betty Hill and her husband, Barney, were the victims in the first widely publicized alleged alien abduction in the United States. Kathleen’s worked with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for years as an investigator and as their Director of Field Investigator Training. She then went on to publish several books. Her first couple were co-written with well-known UFO researcher Stanton Friedman, and her last with Denise Stoner. In this interview we talk to Kathleen about her work, and her recent revelation that she too has had extraterrestrial experiences.
Alleged classified UFO video released by fake news channel
Alleged classified UFO video released by fake news channel
A news channel released an allegedly classified UFO video. The problem is that this news channel is fake. Also, another video has emerged that shows a UFO in the vicinity of Popocatepetl in Mexico. That and other UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!
A Craftsman Photographs Bright Saucer-Shaped UFO Above Manchester
A Craftsman Photographs Bright Saucer-Shaped UFO Above Manchester
Floating saucer-shaped object has been caught on the photograph in the sky over Manchester. Craftsman John Hindley photographed the mysterious outline. Hindley claims that he felt a magnetic pull towards the saucer-shaped object while he took a picture of it.
Being a perfectly rational man, the 35-year-old insists that he tried to figure out what looked like a glitch in the cloud. However, he believes he saw what could have been a UFO after zooming in on the picture.
Mr. Hindley was in Middleton, Manchester at his friend’s house on November 7, 2014 when he got up at around 10 a.m. and felt a pulling sensation. He looked up into the sky and spotted unusual flying object drifting above the Pennines, approximately two miles away.
From the third floor of the house, Mr. Hindley took a picture of the UFO using his mobile phone.
Mr. Hindley explained the he felt a pull in taking the picture out of the window. It seemed that something pulled him to the window, added Mr. Hindley.
When he remembered that pulling feeling after two days, he thought of taking a look of that photo. That was the only time he looked at the picture again.
Mr. Hindley said that he felt the same pull when he took the picture, a magnetic pull or a lunar pull. He revealed that he never felt the same feeling before, so he was certain that the mysterious object caught in the photo was not a Chinook helicopter.
He firmly believes that it could have been a UFO, and he thinks that there is an increasing number of people realising that the mankind is not alone around the vicinity.
He explained that the photo exhibits the lights shining in the bright sky. He doesn’t think that the object is the cause of a reflection.
The object, according to the witness, stayed in one position in the sky for approximately 30 minutes before it disappeared.
Schoolgirl videos of a strange black UFO ring in the sky above Warwickshire, England in April 2014
Schoolgirl videos of a strange black UFO ring in the sky above Warwickshire, England in April 2014
New amazing video footage of a strange Black UFO ring recorded in the sky above Warwickshire, England in April 2014.
Witness said: A schoolgirl was stunned when when she looked into the sky to see this enormous unexplained black ring. Georgina Heap, 16, was playing tennis with mum Jo when she was stopped in her tracks by the fascinating sight. Gazing into the sky, the pair saw a clearly defined black circle which looked like a giant smoke ring. The ring remained there for around three minutes before disappearing completely. The spectacle, which took place near Leamington Spa on Friday evening, has stumped officials.
Witness said: I was this time in my swimming pool When I saw this shiny object high altitude I grab my camera took it off the I R filter off and I am was lucky to captured this large Cluster object on the camera.
Video: The Bridgewaterwater Triangle UFO incident Massachusetts 1979 makes the news Dec 19th 2013
Video: The Bridgewaterwater Triangle UFO incident Massachusetts 1979 makes the news Dec 19th 2013
Have UFOs visited Southern New England? In February, a former radio reporter related his encounter in 1979 at the so-called Bridgewater Triangle in southeastern Massachusetts. I tracked down the other radio reporter in the car at that time, and there’s some starling new information that will have you wondering what really took place.
“Generally speaking, I thought the people who especially saw — before I spotted this device — I thought people who saw stuff like that were definitely a little nuts in the head. They were crackpots,” said Steve Sbraccia. “Now I have a different attitude about certain sightings.”
Until I tracked him down, now a television reporter at NBC17 in Raleigh, N.C., Sbraccia said he hadn’t really talked about what happened to him and then fellow Boston radio reporter Jerry Lopes on March 23, 1979. After a long day at work, in the same car, they were heading to the Raynham dog track, coming down Route 24 where it meets Route 106 in West Bridgewater.
“And I was driving and I said, ‘Ah gee, you see that?’ As we’re getting off the exit, it’s a strange object in the sky. It looked like sort of a baseball home plate,” Sbraccia said.
“We noticed a couple of other automobiles pulled off the side of the road, and we decided to do the same thing,” Sbraccia said. “To get a good view of the thing, I had to get out of the passenger side and stand next to the vehicle. And when I did, we saw this, this, this thing coming at us with this very bright light very much like this. And it passed directly overhead.”
Sbraccia said it was as big as three Boeing 707s, wingtip to wingtip. It hovered for a couple of minutes, and then took off.
If that first close encounter wasn’t bizarre enough for Steve and Jerry — and apparently many others along where Route 24 meets Route 106 — wait until you hear what happened next.
Sbraccia at the time lived in Newton, Mass., about 30 miles away, and Jerry, about 20 miles away in Braintree, Mass.
“It was about 10 o’clock at night, and I was out jogging, and I saw the, I saw the same thing again. Now, I’m figuring at this point I must be crazy. I must be. How could I see the same thing within two days?” Sbraccia said.
He called Jerry.
“Flash forward two more days from that … and he is coming back from a friend’s house. It’s about 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, he sees the same thing. He sees the light and so forth. But Jerry, because he was mobile and because he was in an urban area, he was able to get to the Braintree police station. He goes into the police station, he talks to the police officers and drags three of them out to the parking lot of the police station, and all four of them sit there and observe the thing,” Sbraccia said.
A reporter for The Enterprise of Brockton picked up the story and discovered that two credible radio news reporters weren’t the only ones who saw this thing.
Steve and Jerry started digging deeper. They checked with nearby Air Force and Navy bases.
“The FAA, no radar returns. Logan Airport in Boston,” Sbraccia said, “no radar returns. That bothered us tremendously.”
And that was that.
Until a few years later, it was revealed the U.S. had stealth technology, the ability to hide aircraft from radar. Its development went back to 1977.
“One of the thoughts I had was ‘Hey, maybe this was some kind of stealth technology that we have.’ The problem that I have with that is the shape and the size of the object. It doesn’t look like anything that we still are flying right now even with stealth technology,” Sbraccia said.
Then in 1990, mass UFO sightings over Belgium — 13,000 reports in all — caught Sbraccia’s eye.
“Several photographs of it were taken,” Sbraccia said. “This is a thing that’s almost identical to what we saw. If you look very closely, there’s that triangle shape, there’s the home-plate shape.”
What if it is “ours” and the public just doesn’t know about it?
“Why would they be flying it over Route 24 in Raynham? Why would they be flying it all over Europe, which would get all the public in a tizzy?” Sbraccia said.
“Is it a UFO from another star system? I don’t know. Is it something inter-dimensional? I don’t know. Is it a time machine? I don’t know. I still don’t know what it was,” Sbraccia said. “Even if like 5 percent of the stuff is real and the other 95 percent is fake or hoax, 5 percent is still a lot.”
“Billions of stars, billions of galaxies … Maybe we’re being visited. Maybe we’re a test lab somewhere,” Sbraccia said. “All I know is that it was something different, something unique, and something that I can’t fully explain.”
UFO - Kathleen Marden - The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Case
UFO - Kathleen Marden - The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyNXA7wM8gw&feature=player_embedded New Episode of Topic: UFO The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Case Guest: Kathleen Marden Rick welcomes Kathleen Marden, the niece of Betty Hill, and author of the book Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. Kathleen discusses what actually happened the night of September 19th, 1961.
This is not the end of the story. The statement "Later, after newer data
was compiled, she determined that the binary stars within the pattern were too
close together to support life; so as a true skeptic, she issued a statement
that she now felt that the correlation was unlikely." is inaccurate. Stanton
Friedman and I have been communicating with Marjorie's niece and she issued a
statement regarding the inaccuracy. I sent this statement to the man that sent
the obituary to me. He had been touting the obituary as evidence that
Marjorie had concluded the correlation was unlikely. It had originally raised a
red flag with me, because she had never made this statement to Stan Friedman or
to Betty Hill. I forwarded Marjorie's niece's letter to the man who promoted the
inaccurate statement. Marjorie's family had requested that the accurate
information be disseminated to the public, but it appears that it didn't travel
beyond the man that I mailed it to.
I have attached Marjorie's niece's correction letter and a statement by
Stanton Friedman. (You have permission to publish this.) Kmarden@aol.com
When I wrote Aunt Marj’s obituary, it was a short statement for the local community. The pastor who officiated at the funeral only met with us once and got some of the basic facts turned around, but since only the family attended and I thought he would no longer be involved, I did not correct him. Someone at the funeral home offered to send an announcement of Marjorie’s death to organizations he thought she had been involved in (from some of the various printouts we had shared from the internet). I have not inquired what was sent to whom. After being ignored by the public as a person for so many years, I did not think Marjorie’s short obituary would receive such interest or provoke a word-for-word examination.
Marjorie’s work on Betty Hill’s map is still viable and worthy of consideration. To clarify what I was referring to, I remember Marj talking about a binary system that would not allow for the development of life – the source was not a newly issued star catalog. While working on the obituary for Marjorie, my father recalled that Marj wrote a letter/statement to the effect that new data indicated that a system could not support life so her matching of the Betty Hill map was incorrect. Perhaps she and/or the recipient(s) realized that the published interpretation of the data was in error – not Marjorie’s work. In any case, Marj did not tell my father who was not involved anyway. If one wishes more details, please see the attached notes from Stanton Friedman. Our current knowledge allows for planets and possible life where Marjorie had indicated.
The larger point, that Marjorie was a true skeptic willing to let go of projects she was deeply involved in if the evidence was to the contrary, also remains. We will see how many people using my obituary for Marjorie to say her work is "debunked" will make corrections to their sites, etc.
Of course, Marjorie built more than one three-dimensional representation of our stellar neighborhood. She started her quest with one, built another with more data, others as newer star catalogs became available, ones with selected data, and so forth. I built the first of the type using suspended beads (1968). I would like to make clear that Sol is in a lonely position between two clumps of like (type G – yellow) stars: our system is of interest.
Marjorie suffered the worst end for a person of her intellect and her life-long cultivation of knowledge and artistic skills. Alzheimer’s disease stole more than a decade of her life, her memory, and her brilliant yet loving mind. Playing the piano was one of the abilities she retained the longest. Many of her former students (first and third grade) shared with us their memories of how she started each day playing patriotic songs (on her own tiny piano) for them to sing. Later she worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where it was left to her to make sense of data from disparate sources and methods. Her only sibling, my mother, had slipped away from us earlier, also due to Alzheimer’s disease. The constant, continuing loss of a loved one’s essence is painful. The final end is more so, even the second time.
ConiAnn (Lowien) Limpert
Eldest niece of Marjorie Eleanor Fish
I think it might be useful if I chimed in on this discussion. My first contact with Marjorie was at the request of Coral Lorenzen, Director of the Aerial Phenomenon Research organization in the early 1970s. Marjorie was looking for a scientist who might be able to assist some in her search for truth about the Betty Hill Star Map. I had already met Betty and Barney and was intrigued. I was lecturing a lot and managed to visit her in Ohio, besides our letters. I also was present at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago when she made a presentation to Dr. J. Allan Hynek and Dr. David Saunders as well as at a MUFON Conference in Akron, Ohio. I was part of the team that interviewed her in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for my documentary "UFOs ARE Real" which also included an interview with Dr. Mitchell, Chairman of the Ohio State University Astronomy Department. Dr. Mitchel had helped her gain access to star catalog data and testified on camera to the accuracy of her work. With Bobby Ann Slate Gironda, I prepared and published the first article about her work which appeared in SAGA Magazine. I also instigated an investigation by Terence Dickinson then editor of ASTRONOMY Magazine whom I had previously met. His article The Zeta Reticuli Incident" in Astronomy had more response than anything else they had ever published.
It came as quite a shock when Allan Hendry chief investigator for the Center for UFO Studies, claimed in a Fate Magazine article that recent scientific work had shown that Zeta 2 Reticuli was supposedly a double star as opposed to the single one Marjorie had thought it was along with the other pattern stars. Allan's comment was based on an unpublished footnote to a journal article. He hadn't contacted the authors. My associate Robert Collins did and was told "Our last observations by speckle Interferometry fail to confirm the close companion of zeta 2 Reticuli discovered in 1980. Furthermore a long and critical analysis of some strange results from autocorrelations of known single or binary stars gives us the conviction that the so called companion is spurious. It is due to an artifact in the diffraction pattern of the telescope... called "mickey's ears". (Daniel Bonneau , April 19th, 1988,Observatoire du Calern, France)
I should add that I considered Marjorie one of the most objective investigators I have ever encountered, though I have worked with many hundreds of engineers and scientists in my years in industry. She focused on facts and data, basing her conclusions on them not on bias. I am certain she did not renounce her conclusions, but would have been ready to if the data warranted it
Ralph Blumenthal, a non-fiction author and award winning journalist for the New York Times (1969-2009) interviewed a group of abduction researchers, and several experiencers, in Newport, RI last July, on the porch of Anne Ramsey Cuvelier’s blue Victorian inn on Narragansett Bay, in Rhode Island. Also present were astrophysicists from a leading institution and the director of the McLean Hospital Southeast.
Blumental interviewed Kathleen Marden, the director of abduction research for the Mutual UFO Network and niece of Betty and Barney Hill. She discussed her research on her book Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, coauthored with Stanton T. Friedman, and her work as an abduction researcher.
Blumenthal also wrote of Barbara Lamb, a psychotherapist and family counselor, well known for her with experiencers and Linda Cortile, whose 1989 alien abduction from her 12th-floor window overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge was brought to fame by Budd Hopkins.
The article’s primary focus is upon the life and work of John Edward Mack, a prominent Harvard psychiatrist who had the courage to investigate the alien abduction phenomenon and express his belief that this is real.
Kathleen Marden - Commonalities Study Final Report
I received an email from Kathleen Marden (which is not to say that it came just to me, but one that she had sent to many of us interested in UFOs), niece of Betty Hill, about a statistical study she and Denise Stoner had been working on. “The Marden-Stoner Study on Commonalities Among UFO Abduction Experiencers,” as it is called, was a multiple-choice survey of those who believe they have been abducted by aliens, and a core of non-abductees as a control group. And I have got her permission to publish this on my blog. Many thanks therefor...
According to Marden, “Nearly a year ago, Denise Stoner and I met to discuss the commonalities that alien abduction experiencers share. As longtime abduction investigators/researchers, we were aware of certain repeating patterns of information and characteristics. The pertinent literature, the academic social science studies and the works of David Jacobs, PhD, Thomas Bullard, PhD, and the late Budd Hopkins, John Mack, MD, and others had identified several commonalities among abduction experiencers. But we had not been able to locate an academic study that was specific to our particular interests.”
This is something that should have been done years ago, after it was clear that something was happening to these people. It is not necessarily alien abduction, but there is something going on there. When Russ Estes, Bill Cone and I conducted our research in the mid-1990s, we had noticed some trends and wondered if there was any significance to them. If a trend could be spotted, then we might learn something that would help understand this aspect of UFOs or, at the very least, the people who were reporting it.
As Kathleen noted, other abduction researchers had also noticed some of this, but there had been no attempt to gather statistics about it. Although a long time in coming, this is the sort of scientific research that needs to be conducted, and it seems that Kathleen has the background to attempt it, based on her academic and work experience.XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
The study, as it stands, has had about 50 participants, and some of those are self-reported. She wrote, “Participants for our study were solicited via the MUFON UFO Journal and several alien abduction and UFO oriented websites. We also appeared on several radio shows and invited listeners to participate. Last, there were questionnaires at my vendor table at several UFO conferences and at Denise’s meetings. I posted the questionnaires, a letter of explanation, and an informed consent notice on my website at www.kathleen-marden.com. We communicated to participants that all questionnaires would be kept in a locked and secure location and destroyed at the end of the study. All personal identifying information that was volunteered would remain confidential. As a cautionary measure, we advised all potential participants that they should only complete the questionnaire if they could do so without feeling uncomfortable.”
After analyzing the data, there were a couple of interesting conclusions drawn. Marden wrote:
The vast majority was revisited—some more than 10 times—and was taken from their homes to an alien craft. Often the abduction experiencers sensed an impending visitation by alien entities before it occurred. The mode of communication between alien entities and humans is almost entirely telepathic. A new psychic awareness has emerged in the majority of experiencers and about half have found that they now have new healing abilities.
Immediately before or soon after a visitation they become aware of paranormal activity in their homes, such as light orbs, objects flying through the air or from walls, doors opening and closing without assistance, etc. The majority noticed malfunctioning electrical equipment, appliances, watches, computers, TVs, radios, cameras, etc.
Slightly more than half developed a new sensitivity to light and now crave salt. They feel a foreign object in their body and are fearful of being abducted again. Most have difficulty falling asleep and remaining asleep throughout the night. Those who have resolved their fearfulness are more likely to sleep restfully.
Finally, we want to express our sincere gratitude to those who participated in this study. It wasn’t an easy task. We asked them to visit my website and copy the 45 question or 16 question form. Then we requested that they fill in the multiple choice questions and add their comments and accounts of their personal experiences that would elucidate us regarding their specific information. They were then asked to mail their questionnaires to me or to return them via email. Although it required some effort on their part, it reduced the possibility that hoaxers would intentionally sabotage the study. In the end, we were very pleased with the knowledge we gained and the opportunity it gave us to support abduction experiencers and expand the UFO research community’s knowledge of the alien abduction phenomenon.
Those who wish to read the entire report, who want to see the statistical breakdown and the questions addressed, should visit her web site, address noted above. It is under the tab labeled “Commonalities Study Final Report,” directly under the banner (at the end of a list of places on the site). It is an interesting read.
Nearly a year ago, Denise Stoner and I met to discuss the commonalities that alien abduction experiencers share. As longtime abduction investigators/researchers, we were aware of certain repeating patterns of information and characteristics. The pertinent literature, the academic social science studies and the works of David Jacobs, PhD, Thomas Bullard, PhD, Yvonne Smith, and the late Budd Hopkins, John Mack, MD, and others had identified several commonalities among abduction experiencers. But we had not been able to locate an academic study that was specific to our particular interests.
I earned a B.A. degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire in 1971, and participated in graduate studies in education at the University of Cincinnati and U.N.H., while working as a teacher and education services coordinator. I left my job in 1990 to pursue a career as a UFO investigator, researcher and writer. As the niece of Betty and Barney Hill and witness to the primary evidence and aftermath of their alien abduction in 1961, I had been aware of the UFO phenomenon for more than fifty years. My book (with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman), Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience was published in 2007 and our second book Science Was Wrong was published in 2010. I had surveyed the psychological studies on self identified abduction experiencers for a chapter on alien abduction in SWW and a research paper I prepared for the MUFON 2010 International UFO Symposium Proceedings. In addition to my independent research, I am also Florida MUFON’s Director of Abduction Studies and the National Director of the Abduction Research Team.
Denise has an educational background in business and psychology, and is a certified hypnotist specializing in regressive hypnosis. For 12 years Denise did background investigations for the military on recruits seeking highly classified clearances for work on nuclear submarines. Prior to retirement, Denise moved to a military research facility where she was the training coordinator for several hundred military and civilian employees. For the past several years, Denise has expanded her work with UFO research and investigation. She is an independent abduction researcher and hosts a study group for abduction experiencers and public interest meetings on the UFO phenomenon in general. She is Florida MUFON’s Asst. Director of Abduction Studies and the former Chief Investigator for the state.
At our study’s inception our stated goals were to benefit abduction experiencers by identifying specific traits that they have in common with other experiencers, and to expand the UFO research community’s knowledge of alien abduction phenomena. The most efficient scientific method for obtaining this information, in our opinion, was through the use of simple straightforward questionnaires, designed to identify commonalities among the UFO abduction experiencers. Each of us brought to the table knowledge of several unique, unpublicized characteristics of the alien abduction experience. The commonalities study would ascertain how widespread these commonalities are across the abduction experiencer population.
We developed three questionnaires: The “UFO Abduction Experiencer Questionnaire” listed 45 multiple choice questions pertaining to experiencer’s demographics, abduction memories, emotional responses, physiological responses, and psychic phenomena. The second questionnaire, the “Abduction Experiencer E.T. Technology Questionnaire” would increase our knowledge of E.T. technology. The third, “Commonalities among Non-Abductees Questionnaire”, queried individuals, who denied having been abducted by aliens. It was developed after the first two questionnaires had been available for several months, and a commonalities trend had emerged. The 16 multiple choice questions would determine whether or not some of the commonalities among abduction experiencers are common across the general population.
We established a minimum sample size of 50 completed questionnaires for abduction experiencers (AE) and 25 for non-abduction experiencers (NAE). There were 54 participants in the “UFO Abduction Experiencer Questionnaire”, but 4 questionnaires could not be tallied because they were too incomplete. The “Abduction Experiencer E.T. Technology Questionnaire” study is not yet complete, as there have been only 24 responses to date. This can be attributed to the fact that a much smaller percentage of experiencers have clear recall of the craft’s interior and the technology observed. This part of the study is ongoing.
Participants for our study were solicited via the MUFON UFO Journal and several alien abduction and UFO oriented websites. We also appeared on several radio shows and invited listeners to participate. Last, there were questionnaires at my vendor table at several UFO conferences and at Denise’s meetings. I posted the questionnaires, a letter of explanation, and an informed consent notice on my website at www.kathleen-marden.com . We communicated to participants that all questionnaires would be kept in a locked and secure location and destroyed at the end of the study. All personal identifying information that was volunteered would remain confidential. As a cautionary measure, we advised all potential participants that they should only complete the questionnaire if they could do so without feeling uncomfortable.
Nearly twice as many women (32), as men (18) completed the “Abduction Experiencer Questionnaire”. Does this indicate that abduction is far more prevalent among women? Not necessarily so. Statistical evidence indicates that men are less likely than women to answer surveys of any kind. But this trend was not supported when we tallied the results of the “Commonalities among Non-Abductees Questionnaire”. The majority of respondents were men (15) as opposed to women (9). If trends in human behavior have not skewed the results, it suggests that more women than men have been abducted by aliens. This finding has been widely reported by other researchers.
We were interested in identifying possible trends among age groups, partly due to the fact that a significant number of abduction experiencers in the 50+ age group had reported their experiences to us within recent months. Our intuition was correct. 44% of the AE Group participants were born in the 1950’s, although only 20% of the NAE Group was in the same age group. This figure drops dramatically for those born in the 1940’s (18%) and the 1960’s (26%).
Could these statistics indicate that the human abduction program began slowly, perhaps during the 1950’s and 60’s, and was in full swing beginning in the 1970’s? Could this signify that the alien abduction program is winding down? Or could it be that younger people are less likely to fill out questionnaires? Only 12% of the AE Group respondents were under age 40. Yet 24% of the NAE Group was under 40.
We asked each group to identify the size of their area of residence. A survey of the relevant literature indicated that more UFOs were sighted in less populated areas than in large cities in the 1960’s and 70’s. Also, the majority of well investigated, famous abduction cases (Villas Boas, Hill, Walton, Buff Ledge, Casey CO., etc.), took place in rural areas. Yet the late Budd Hopkins wrote of alien abduction in New York City. We wanted to test whether or not a trend could be established.
ØAE Group—Area of Residence: Rural (15), Small Town (13), Suburban (13 ), Urban (9)
ØNAE Group—Area of Residence: Rural (3), Small Town (5), Suburban (12), Urban (5)
The AE participants’ area of residence was fairly evenly divided among abduction experiencers, with 30% residing in a rural area, 26% in small towns, 26% in suburbs, and 18% in an urban area. 12% of the NAE group resides in a rural area, 20% in a small town, 48% in the suburbs and 20% in an urban area. These statistics indicate that no trend could be established. Slightly more experiencers (12%) are taken from a rural environment than from an urban area. But the difference is not statistically significant.
We wanted to determine if alien abduction is more prevalent one area of the US than another.
ØNAE Group—Time Zone: Eastern (20), Central (4), Mountain (0), Pacific (0), British (1)
66% of the AE group resides in the Eastern Time Zone, 20% Central, 4% Mountain, 8% Pacific, and 2% in foreign countries. These statistics are a bit perplexing. We asked, “Are there more abduction experiencers living in the Eastern US than in all other regions combined? Or did more people in the Eastern US listen to our radio interviews?” The NAE questionnaire answered this question. 80% reside in the Eastern Time Zone, 16% Central, 0% Mountain, 0% Pacific, and 4% in Great Britain. The majority of participants in both groups reside in the Eastern US. Therefore, the AE group presents no valid evidence that more experiencers reside in the Eastern US than elsewhere.
The majority of abduction experiencers believe that they have been taken repeatedly over a number of years or throughout their lifetime. We wanted to determine how frequently contact occurs.
ØHow many times do you think you’ve been taken? 1 time only (2), 2-5 (8), 6-10 (4), More than 10 (25), No certain (8), no answer (3)
50% stated that they have been taken more than 10 times. The next largest group was those who could not state a specific number (22%), followed by the 2-5 range (16%). This is a significant finding because the majority of abduction experiencers believe that their alien contact occurs periodically throughout their lifetime. Only two participants stated that they had been taken only one time. This is interesting because their answers on the questionnaire revealed that they had little in common with multiple abduction experiencers.
Many experiencers believe that they have been taken since they were small children. We asked for this information.
ØAge when first abduction occurred? Under 5 (18), 5-9 (10), 10-19 (7), Over 20 (7), Not sure (8)
70% of the respondents indicated that they were under age 20 when their first abduction occurred. 36 % were under 5.In another question we asked how frequently their visitations had occurred. 68% stated that their abductions occurred most frequently when they were under age 30. However, a surprising 21% of the over 40 group stated that their contacts are still frequent. A clear pattern of frequency across all age groups could not be established. Only 20% stated that they had been taken more than one time per month. An equal number are not sure how often they’ve been visited by ETs. Others replied from one time per month to 2-3 times per year.
This section of the questionnaire is divided into four parts with subcategories.
Ø88% stated that their abduction memories were consciously recalled; 56% through dreams; 36% through hypnosis; 16% through other means such as flashbacks.
Ø67% stated that they consciously recalled (not with hypnosis), the observation of an unconventional craft at less than 1000 feet prior to an abduction.
Ø56% stated that they consciously recalled (not with hypnosis), the observation of non-human entities immediately prior to an abduction while they were outside their home.
Ø76% indicated that they were not alone when they were taken.
Ø62% of the witnesses had conscious recall for at least part of the experience.
Ø43% stated that witnesses reported the observation of a UFO near their house, vehicle, tent, etc. prior to or during their abduction.
Ø58% stated that they are aware of having been examined on an alien craft.
These highly significant statistics reveal that the majority of the respondents had conscious recall of at least one abduction experience and were not alone when it occurred. More than half remembered observing a craft at less than 1000 feet and non-human entities prior to at least one abduction experience. We are often led by the media sources to believe that the majority of abduction experiencers are procured exclusively from their bedrooms and have no witnesses. The Marden-Stoner study indicates that this perception is false.
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