The UFO community in the beginning of UFO abduction rsearch discounted all but a few abduction stories. Most of them were dismissed as fantasies. Then came the Betty & Barney hill case. No abduction case before this had such credibility. Calling Betty and Barney hill hoaxers was out of the question and all but the most insensitive researchers on both sides agreed with that. After all Betty and Barney were the pillars of the community with strong ties to the NAACP. It was a mix racial marriage and as anyone knows who even is modestly acquainted with history a taboo among the majority of white people. If Betty and Barney had lived in the south I am sure there would have been hell to pay at the point in time. So the disgusting skeptics of that day were hesitant to attack the couple right on so they attacked the hypnotist and the time line to discredit the case.
We find Betty and Barny's case mirrored in many cases today. At first very few reported that Betty had post UFO encounters after the abduction.
Betty claimed she had many sightings after that and that she felt she could communicate with the beings on the saucers with her mind. At the time this was downplayed as obsession and very few would report on it as fact. Betty would report over and over that these saucers would come by her property and she would see them.
This was heresy back then and discounted as a older women's fantasy. Barny didn't want to know one way or the other his UFO encounter gave him ulcers and that was enough for him. Did you know that Betty Hill wrote a book about her encounters called: "A common Sense approach to UFOs': source: Open Minds Magazine "UFO Hotspots"
Today we find that these "Visitors" go and spy on certain people. They may even track them.
What use to be preposterous is just another day in the UFO community. We believe there are cases where families have been abducted over generations.
Some say millions are being abducted and I have a very hard time wrapping my head around that one. Think about what it would take for the ETs to do that.
For me and for many early researchers like Budd Hopkins most of the missing time cases have nothing to do with abductions. Even many of the reported cases are nothing more than "Sleep Paralysis" which can be very frightening.
I've had a few experiences myself and thought for a time they were real until my wife woke me in the middle of one.
My own position is most of the cases can be discounted as attributed to other symptoms.
This leaves us with some very strong well documented cases that defy explanations.
It is these cases that need to be studied more thoroughly with some out of the box thinking because what ever is going on with these true abductions we really don't have a objective answer as to why and most of these poor souls were taken against there wills.
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