Captured by Aliens?

A History and Analysis of American Abduction Claims

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About the Book

New Hampshire couple Betty and Barney Hill provided Americans with what is essentially the original alien abduction story. Since their story became public in the early 1960s, many thousands of Americans have likewise come forward with similar stories of traumatic experiences. Sometimes the abductee has little conscious recollection of these events, but through nightmares, dreams, flashbacks and hypnosis they eventually learn more. Sometimes the participants are bewildered. To get a better understanding of the opposing viewpoints of skeptic and believer, the Betty and Barney Hill case is used to examine the wider context of such encounters, their historical origins, media influences and the latest extraterrestrial, psychological, paranormal, conspiracy and sociological theories that surround them.

About the Author(s)

Nigel Watson has researched and investigated historical and contemporary reports of UFO sightings since the 1970s. He has written for numerous books, publications and websites, including Fortean Times, Magonia, Paranormal Magazine, Wired, Fate, History Today, Alien Worlds and UFO Magazine.

Bibliographic Details

Nigel Watson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, glossary, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8141-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4036-5
Imprint: McFarland