Abductions Through the Ages: America’s Most Famous Alien Encounters
By Dan Berry
The notion that extraterrestrials have visited earth and even abducted humans has gone from a fringe belief touted by 40-year-old virgins and former mental patients to a widely accepted truth upheld by millions of people around the planet. Thanks to serious, credentialed individuals presenting strange yet undeniable evidence of the unexplained, the once insane theory is passing into fact—a fact very much realized by Dr. Daniel Milgram in KoldCast TV’s one-of-a-kind UFO soap opera, Milgram and the Fastwalkers.
It’s Sam Spade meets Fox Mulder with a dash of the good Dr. Watson in the deeply compelling show, whose prologue pays homage to film noir in a sci-fi mashup not seen since Blade Runner. We meet the internationally prominent Doctor Milgram inadvertently playing detective when a new client comes to him at wits end and her case plunges them both into the dark and disorienting world of UFOs and Ufology.
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Milgram and the Fastwalkers tells the story of Sally Lemm, a highly-stressed hotshot corporate litigator experiencing strange dreams caused by anxiety and sleep loss. At wit’s end, Sally consults prominent clinician Dr. Daniel Milgram, a world-class psychiatrist in the field of abnormal psychology. Challenged by the difficulty of Sally’s case, Dr. Milgram attempts to decode her experiences and reluctantly becomes a psychiatric detective in an increasingly non-rational world. Both Sally’s and Dr. Milgram’s personal lives and successful careers evolve into a turbulent hall of mirrors once the dark and secret world of alien presence and abduction intrudes.
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As Dr. Milgram must learn, the world can snowball on us sometimes. Acceptance of an infinitely larger and densely populated universe can be daunting, but such recognition is required. And the evidence is certainly out there. Sure, there are plenty of hoaxes, but there are even more cases of alien encounters and abductions that have proven impervious to debunking. And then there are the truly famous cases…
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The Hill Abduction
Barney Hill and his wife Betty were driving home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire from a vacation in Niagara Falls, in September 1961, when they spotted a UFO in the sky. Curious, the couple followed the strange craft for several miles. Suddenly, the huge ship descended rapidly until it was hovering less than 50 feet above the Hill’s car.
Barney could make out as many as 11 humanoid figures aboard the UFO. They were staring down at him and one of the beings communicated a message telepathically. Realizing the aliens’ intent was to capture the couple, Barney tried to speed off, but the family car proved no match for their advanced technology. When he and his wife came to, they found they had traveled 35 miles with no recollection of the trip—only strange fragments of memory and haunting, horrifying dreams.
The case of Betty and Barney Hill marked many firsts for alien abductions. The first claim to be widely publicized, it was also the first to be adapted into a best-selling book, with 1966’s The Interrupted Journey, and it was the first to make it to the screen, as a 1975 made-for-TV movie starring James Earl Jones. But more importantly, Betty and Barney’s story, which is referred to as the Hill Abduction and the Zeta Reticuli Incident, is the first case in which the abductees described their captors as creatures explicitly of extraterrestrial origin and bearing features later attributed to what is now widely known as The Greys.
Fire in the Sky
The real-life events that inspired the 1993 movie Fire in the Sky began on November 5, 1975, when logger Travis Walton was driving home with co-workers and the men encountered a U.F.O. Having clearly never seen a sci-fi or horror movie before, Travis got out of the truck to investigate, was blasted by a beam of light and vanished, leaving authorities rolling their eyes at the possibility of alien abduction and openly accusing the co-workers of murder. But five days after his mysterious disappearance, Travis was found naked, battered and delirious on the outskirts of town with an even more complete and horrifying account of extraterrestrials and experimentation.
The Man in The Brimmed Hat
Anyone who claims to have never heard of Roswell, New Mexico, and the alien spacecraft that crashed there and was captured by the U.S. Air Force in the summer of 1947, is either a liar or lives in the Congo wearing a bone through their nose. The Roswell UFO Incident is the most famous alien encounter of all-time, in part because it gave people something to blame the military for, and because there’s never been a resolution.
The US Army asserts they cleaned up debris from an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon, while the general public holds fast to a theory that they actually found three little green men in a saucer. Of course, the aliens were hidden in an underground bunker that would later become the infamous Area 51.
Aliens Give Rise To The Mormon Church
Followers of the Mormon Church believe Joseph Smith Jr. was a prophet called by G-d to establish the true church on earth. Others see Smith as the victim of alien abduction. Long before black and white film captured paper plates and plastic rockets hanging by a string, Joseph Smith declared that life existed on other planets.
He taught that just as there are millions of galaxies, there are also millions of Gods and that Jesus is actually some sort of alien-human hybrid. But the man behind the Mormon Church took it a step further when he spoke of his own experiences, recounting how as a young boy he had been visited in his bedroom many times over by what he said was the Angel Moroni.
The testimony of Smith mirrors the stories of alien abduction victims today. According to the evidence, extraterrestrials revealed themselves to Joseph Smith, Jr. in order to guide his actions and use him as a pawn in the construction of their alien sanctuary here on Earth — the Mormon Church.
Dan Berry staggered onto the comedy scene while drinking heavily and skipping class at New York University. The warped mind behind The Prison Kite and HBO’s upcoming project The Bid, Dan has served as a network staff writer and is co-author of the soon-to-be-released biopic Madoff Uncuffed, documenting disgraced financier Bernie Madoff’s first year behind bars. Be the first person to follow him on Twitter @RealDanBerry.