- ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Extraterrestrials are secretly abducting humans
for use in hybrid breeding experiments and inserting implants into their
bodies, UFO experts said Sunday at the Second World UFO Congress.
- Of all the claims about alien visits
to Earth, stories about abductions are perhaps the most controversial both
for their astonishing nature and the passion with which believers profess
them to be true.
- The notion that humans are routinely
abducted in their sleep, taken off to alien space craft and then returned
silently to their beds carried a high level of acceptance among experts
from eight countries attending the meeting.
- Most victims cannot remember details
of their abductions until they were brought out of them under hypnosis,
presumably because the aliens tried to wipe out their memories before returning
them home, they said.
- ``We need more involvement from people
in the fields of science to study this,'' said Jaime Rodriguez, Ecuador's
top UFO investigator and host of a television show on UFOs.
- ``But they have to come with an open
mind or they will continue ridiculing the phenomenon,'' he told Reuters.
- In some cases, women are impregnated,
carry the hybrid fetus through a short gestation, and then abducted again
to give birth, Budd Hopkins, billed as ``a pioneer in the genre'' of investigating
alien abductions, told the meeting.
- The kidnapping aliens take two forms.
Cases in the U.S. involve short extraterrestrials with white skin, big
eyes and large bald heads shaped like an inverted pear, Hopkins said. In
Ecuador, they are taller with round heads and olive green skin, Rodriguez
- In both cases the aliens are implanting
devices into the brains, earlobes or other parts of the human victims.
Hopkins theorized they could be for tracking or controlling humans, or
perhaps they allow aliens to see through their victims' eyes.
- Hopkins detailed the 1989 case of Linda
Cortile, a woman in New York who claims to have been kidnapped one night.
Hopkins said several witnesses came forward to report that they saw Hopkins
and several aliens float out of her 12th floor window and into a flying
- But he is not sure if the alien intentions
are harmful. ``There are not good aliens and bad aliens,'' Hopkins said.
''This is not a cowboy movie. This is the real world.''