9 people who genuinely believe they were abducted by aliens

By Samantha Luiz
27 April 2016

Some of these tales are flat our ridiculous. Others are quite curious. Do you believe them?

Not long after you notice the bright light, you get beamed up into a futuristic craft by little green men with big black eyes.

Sounds like the plot to a cliché low-budget movie, doesn't it?

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Not to these people.

Over the years, numerous people have claimed to have been abducted by supernatural beings from other planets. While some of these stories fit into the typical abduction narrative, others are quite curious.

We've compiled a list of 10 of the most popular abductions stories -- it's up to you to decide if they're to be believed.

1. Jesse Long

This encounter is believed to be one of the most "trustworthy alien abductions". Jesse claimed to have been abducted many times since he was 5 years old. In this video, which includes actual footage of him undergoing hypnosis, he details his encounters.

2. Antônio Vilas Boas

Antônio was a Brazilian farmer who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in 1957. As the story goes, he was working at night to avoid the hot temepratures when he spotted a red star in the sky.

Before he could make an escape in his tractor, he was abducted by four humanoids wearing grey overalls. Their eyes were small and blue, and they made barking noises.

According to the farmer, he was stripped naked before being covered with a strange gel.

A female humanoid entered the room, and because he was attracted to her, the two had sex. After the female humanoid made gestures he interpreted to mean she was pregnant and would raise the baby in space, Antônio was given a tour of the craft before being dropped off back home.

3. Travis Walton

American Travis claimed to have been abducted by aliens where they took on board their hovering gold disc in 1975. Listen to this interesting interview where he talks about the experience.

4. John Salter Jr.

In this story, John and his son were driving when they suddenly realized that not only were they going in the wrong direction, but they had an hour of time they couldn't account for. After spotting a UFO in the sky, their memories slowly returned to them. They remembered seeing a group of children and a half-human being. Instead of fear, they felt safe and protected.

In fact, they were given a full medical examination, which left them in better health. Even the scar that had been on John's forehead vanished after the encounter...

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5. Hilary Porter

“I have been an alien abductee all my life,” claimed Hilary. “I didn’t choose this life. I didn’t ask for any of this, but it has been happening for as long as I can remember.”

Like Jesse, her first encounter was when she was five years old. She was playing in the field behind her house when "suddenly there was a reptilian alien in front of me."

"It had scaly skin, black holes on the nose and a little mouth." After pulling her towards the craft, she found herself in a room with consoles and "little figures moving around."

“I was stripped and thrown on to some sort of bed.

"They took a really horrible, sharp instrument and they were pressing it right the way up my body while I was screaming. I can’t remember anything after that.”

6. Frederick Valentich

Unlike the other alien encounters, Frederick was never seen again. An aspiring pilot in the '70s, he was on a training flight when he advised the Melbourne’s Air Traffic Control that he was being shadowed by a UFO about 300 metres above him.

The craft was also emitting green light. A moment later, he was experiencing engine problems. When Air Traffic Control asked him to describe the craft, he responded, "It's not an aircraft" before the transmission was interrupted by scraping sounds, cutting off contact.

Neither Frederick or his plane were ever found.

7. Allagash Abductions

One one eerie night in 1976, four friends went camping in rural Maine in America. It was on their second night there that they noticed a particularly bright light. They didn't think much of it then. It was the next day, while night fishing, that they noticed the light again, before it engulfed them all.

In typical fashion, they woke up at the campsite with no memories of the encounter. Then the nightmares began.

All four reported similar drams of being in a craft with aliens with large heads and long necks.

On the advice of UFO specialists, they underwent hypnotic therapy in order to retrieve their lost memories that later described horrific tales of being experimented on. Skeptical? They were all deemed mentally stabled and passed a lie-detector test...

8. Betty And Barney Hill

Betty and Barney were an American couple who claimed to have been abducted for two days in 1961.

After spotting a bright light which they initially mistook for a falling star, they were taken on board a craft by humanoid creatures. Believed to be the "first widely-reported UFO abduction report in the United States", the story was even commemorated on an official highway plaque on its 50 year anniversary in 2011.

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Sources: businessinsider.com, ufoevidence.org, mirror.co.uk, huffingtonpost.com

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