2013 has been a very productive year. Denise Stoner, Florida MUFON's Asst. Director of Abduction Studies, and I wrote a new book about two significant ongoing UFO abductions and several anecdotal abduction reports. It was released on May 20.
"Alien Nation: Have Humans Been Abducted by Extraterrestrials?" appears in the online issue of Vanity Fair Magazine at http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/05/americans-alien-abduction-science
Ralph Blumenthal, a non-fiction author and award winning journalist for the New York Times (1969-2009) interviewed a group of abduction researchers, including me, and several experiencers, in Newport, RI, last July, on the porch of Anne Ransey Cuvelier's Victorian Inn on Narragansett Bay. Also present were astrophysicists from a leading institution and the director of the McLean Hospital Southeast.
The Alien Abduction Files highlights Denise Stoner, who for the first time ever steps out of the shadows to share her experiences and offer insight into her existence as a lifelong abductee. I investigated two compelling missing time events that she and her family experienced after sighting unconventional craft. There is persuasive evidence that they were real encounters with beings from another world. I also enhanced the Stoner’s memories of the event through regressive hypnosis. The transcripts appear in The Alien Abduction Files.
Part II of The Alien Abduction Files presents the story of “Jennie Henderson”, a credible woman from New Hampshire who first reported her missing time event and serial abductions to my aunt Betty Hill. I investigated Jennie’s multigenerational abduction case and missing time events over a multi-year period of time, when I lived in New Hampshire. She gives the reader insight into the heart and soul of an abduction experiencer that has been deeply affected by a lifetime of contact with non-human entities and shares information passed to her by extraterrestrial beings that checks out scientifically.
Part III presents my preliminary investigations on several additional cases, including that of Audrey and Debbie Hewins of Starborn Support, the Thomas and Matthew Reed family’s abductions, and others. I also present alternative hypotheses including psychological, religious, multidimensional, and astral. Interwoven throughout the book is information about the unusual commonalities that experiencers share.
Our yearlong project designed to identify unique commonalities among UFO abduction experiencers, as opposed to the general public is complete, except for the ET Technology segment, which is ongoing. The fascinating results are posted on this site and were published in the MUFON Journal.
Although many people associate me exclusively with the Betty and Barney Hill case, my interest in the many facets of alien abduction extends far beyond my aunt’s and uncle’s experience. I researched and investigated the Hill case for many years and am considered the world's leading expert on their close encounter and abduction. It was my close relationship with Betty that sparked my interest in UFO abductions in general and led me to nearly 23 years of research and investigation into the alien abduction phenomenon.
I am attempting to understand the physical abduction phenomenon within the tenets of Western Scientific thought. That is, I look for acceptable evidence that a veridical experience occurred, such as eye witness testimony, physical trace evidence, multiple witness lie detector testing, photographic evidence, personality screenings, and specific correlating data that is not commonly known, except by a few researchers.
I strongly believe that, when possible, a complete investigation of the event should be undertaken before hypnosis is employed. This can be frustrating because the E.T.s new modus operandi often precludes the possibility of collecting physical evidence. Also, many close encounter and missing time experiencers are now coming forward with possible abductions that occurred many years ago.
Additionally, it has become increasingly clear to me that some abduction phenomena cannot be fully understood within the tenets of Western scientific thought. Yet, they are reported by abductees too often to be ignored.
For example, many abductees report post abduction paranormal activity in their homes, such as light orbs and poltergeist activity. Some report that these anomalies transform into nonhuman entities immediately prior to an abduction. It is a well-known fact that abductees report levitation, transport through solid objects, and telepathic communication.
An abductee’s initial experience might have acceptable evidence, but subsequent nocturnal bedroom abductions leave little or no evidence and might possibly be psychologically generated. This troubling aspect of alien abduction is difficult, if not impossible, to investigate adequately. It is much like a crime investigation, only the perpetrators are never arrested. One interesting feature is that little known commonalities are reported by individuals who meet the criteria for having experienced a real abduction. This specific information makes it possible for researchers, such as myself, to judge the veracity of an abduction claim.
Whereas it would be easy to summarily dismiss these phenomena as being psychologically generated, I choose to take the difficult route of seeking answers to the hard questions. It is a long and difficult journey, often disheartening and filled with doubt. However, I am a truth seeker. I follow the evidence wherever it might lead.
If you have experienced a recent close encounter and subsequent abduction and wish to make a formal report, please contact www.mufon.com . If you'd like to discuss your experiences with me on a confidential basis, write to me at Kmarden@aol.com. Stanton T. Friedman is my coauthor on two books, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience and Science Was Wrong.Denise Stoner (right) is my coauthor on The Alien Abduction Files.
Denise and I are happy to announce our new book The Alien Abduction Files.Recommended Sites:
“The topic of alien abduction is complex and controversial. This book comes closer than others, bringing clarity to the haze of controversy. Marden and Stoner have done a fine job with this groundbreaking investigation of fascinating multi-witness cases. While alien motivations remain unclear, this foundational work brings clarity to personal events by experiencers . Very well done indeed.”
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The MUTUAL UFO NETWORK awarded me the "Researcher of the Year" trophy. (Photo credit: Harry Drew)
The State of NH erected this historical marker on Route 3, North Lincoln, one mile north of the Hills' close encounter field and on the Indian Head Resort's property. (Credit: Peter Spanos)
Upcoming Conferences & Lectures:
Click on "2013 Lectures" on the top menu for my 2013 schedule.
Roswell 2013 UFO Festival, July 5-7. International UFO Museum and Research Center.
MUFON International Symposium, July 18-21. JV Marriott Las Vegas Resort. www.mufon.com for additional information.
The International UFO Congress and Open Minds honored Stanton T. Friedman with the "Lifetime Achievement Award". See his acceptance speech at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDq-ThNqBfY