I’ve learned there are basically two types of people who claim to have been taken by aliens, “Abductees” and “Experiencers”. The difference between the two is; Abductees generally feel they’ve been violated and abused, and Experiencers feel like they were chosen. There are people who claim to have been abducted but given valuable information thus feeling their violation was for a greater good; These people are a combination of the basic two types. Still, there appears to be two basic types in which an investigator needs to be aware of when in the interviewing process. The problem with interviewing each type can result in misinformation if not experienced in the field. For example:
1. When interviewing an Experiencer, you have to be able to peel away the experience itself from the person’s general persona, being careful not to combine their positive feelings of the outcome from the contact itself.
2. When interviewing an Abductee, you have to be extra careful not to say something which will push the person across a mental threshold into an emotional explosion, thus creating a convolution of mixed information which may lead you away from the actual contact information.
This blog is going to focus on the abduction cases. I’ve personally been able to get better, more valid information from the contactees who were abducted, rather than having to peel away the actual contact details from the Experiencers. The Experiencers have a tendency to manipulate their personal alien contact with some type of previous religious belief and/or self-awareness of having a new mission in life. Some of these people have actually used their new self-awareness not to teach, but to profit from, by manipulating the information and becoming someone they’re not, just for personal gain. The true Abductees are similar to people who’ve been robbed at close contact by a person wielding a weapon, or even a person who’s been raped. These people will try to remember each and every detail of their violation in hopes the violators will be ultimately apprehended or at the least, make others aware of the dangers that lurk.
In my opinion based on my experience, there are three basic phases while interviewing an alien abductee:
When reading the following information, think about a person who’s been raped. Think about the traumatic experience they went through, and think about how they will try to continue to move forward with their lives after going through such a terrible experience. And yes, some abductees claim to have been medically raped.
1. Hesitation: When I interview someone who’s had an abduction experience, it’s not an easy process, hesitation is a key factor. Because of previous media ridicule or current friend or family ridicule, the contactee is hesitant to talk about their event. I call this the “Giggle” factor.
The Giggle factor can span from the idiots on TV who make fun or ridicule the people who’ve had some type of UFO experience, to fellow workers, friends or family who just don’t understand what the person went through. The people on TV either news or reality shows I call idiots, because they say what they say clearly for profit with no concern to the person effected. Family or friends opinions are sometimes swayed by what they see on TV or by their personal religious beliefs and I don’t consider them idiots, just paranormally challenged. My job is to teach those friends and family members to be at least open to the idea of a paranormal experience, rather than just being tunnel-visioned.
2. Emotion: When an abductee starts talking about their contact, they re-live the whole experience as best as they can remember. Some can remember quite a lot, others only bits and pieces, either way they’re re-living the event. Great care and caution needs to be exercised at this phase because emotion is a very powerful tool that can make or break a person. It may take multiple interviews to get the information out, or depending on the person, it may only take the first, and all this would be based on “Trust”.
Trust is very important when talking to an abductee. They generally won’t give-up information to anyone, they need to trust the person they’re talking to. They need to know you’ll listen to them completely. They need to know you’ll be compassionate, and they need to know you’ll try to understand what they went through.
3. Anger: This is where an investigator needs to be at their best. Once a person re-lives their contact completely, then anger sets in. Anger associated with being personally violated, anger associated with the possibility of being experimented on, anger associated with being completely helpless throughout the whole event. You would think being scared may fall under emotion, but under extreme conditions we humans will jump right into a fight or flight scenario. In the anger phase, the abductee after re-living the contact in the Emotion phase, will talk about how scared they were. How they tried to fight, how they tried to grab something nearby to keep from being taken, and how they tried to escape, run, or do whatever they could do to get away. Once we humans realize fighting is not an option, we’ll go into flight mode. When an abductee re-lives the fight and flight event, they become very angry. This anger can manifest into much, much more, and at this point an investigator needs to listen and only listen thus allowing the anger to be released.
Through many investigations I’ve learned that after the anger is released, if I did my job correctly, the abductee won’t jump back into Phase 1 thinking they shouldn’t have talked to me at all. They become relaxed and realize they were able to talk to person who does understand and could give them some type of feedback which could help them deal with the event they went through. Of course this doesn’t always go the way you want it to go. There have been cases in which I’ve recommended professional help because their abduction has effected them either emotionally or physically to the point it could affect their health. My main concern is the person, not the story. If I feel an interview may be going in the wrong direction, I’ll de-escalate it, thus rescheduling to another time or make other recommendations, like seek professional medical help.
I don’t claim to be a doctor, nor will I act like one, I’m an investigator. I might be the first person abductees talk to about their encounter, but after every interview I always recommend they visit their doctor for a medical checkup or seek a psychiatrist to help them through their emotional state of mind if needed. My practice is the person’s health comes first, the story comes second, if the story comes out at all.
My recommendation for the Psychiatric community, friends, family, and co-workers is; Listen to the abductees encounter, let them talk to the ones they trust while not worrying about ridicule. After the ones they trust listen, then they may want to contact someone like me to share that information with. Investigators can tell them whether or not the information they have is common to information from other abductees, or only unique to their loved ones, which then could be something entirely different. Either way, the key is to listen, not ridicule.
The three phases interviewing an abductee by aliens is actually very similar to interviewing someone who’s been personally violated. First they Hesitate telling the story, then they Emotionally tell the story, and last, Anger sets in when they talk about having no control or not having the ability to fight back or run. This should be a clear wake-up call to anyone who knows a person claiming to be an abductee that yes, something very traumatic has happened to them.
It’s time to listen and not pre-judge. Leave the pre-judging to the idiots on TV, and not with family, friends, or loved ones.