Intruders: The Incredible Visitations At Copley Woods by Budd Hopkins
Mass Market Paperback, 319 pages
Mass Market Paperback, 319 pages
There have been tens of thousands of verified UFO sightings and landings. But it is the actual temporary abductions that are the most controversial and dramatic stories behind this phenomenon. In the summer of 1983, Kathie Davis was floated out of her room in rural Indianapolis, while she slept, then subjected to a physical examination inside a UFO. The story she told the world afterwards, and corroborated by specialists and hundreds of other victims all over the country, is not to be missed or dismissed lightly.
I found this book at a local thrift store for next to nothing and had to pick it up. This is not exactly a well written book, but I thought it would be interesting to read an alien abduction book published in 1987.
Since a group of former military personnel recently claimed that unidentified flying objects are real, I'm not going to debate whether UFOs are real or not. Nor am I going to share any personal conjecture on whether abduction is real or not. I do, however, question Hopkins heavy reliance on hypnosis to get people to remember the "true story" of their abductions and his insistence that the subjects didn't know about other alien abduction stories. Hey, I most certainly knew about alien abduction stories in the 1970's
Additionally, I think that you should all be aware of the fact that we humans are part of a breeding experiment by the aliens. (Wasn't this an X-Files episode too?) The fact that Hopkins doesn't have any proof to support any of his conjecture won't matter for true believers. Much of the book involves people "remembering" having ova or sperm taken by aliens and some resulting "hybrid" children.
There were some great leaps in logic from writing that "it could be this" to "it is this." A good example is in the last quote. Dreaming about a big silver train does not equate being abducted by aliens. Sometimes a train is just a train. Granted, sometimes it may be something else, but being something else doesn't necessarily mean an alien spaceship. I'm not convinced that Hopkins is actually the best choice in interpreting this. The rest of us can decide what we think.
In any event, I can sleep peacefully knowing that encounters with aliens are rare after age 40 and that I survived past the year 2000.
Not Recommended - unless you like 1980's alien abduction books, then it's recommended.
Whether you are a physicist, a housewife, a UFO researcher or a dabbler in the occult. this book will almost certainly strain your credulity to the breaking point. opening
Realize that if any aspect of the UFO phenomenon as reported is true, then any of the rest of the reported phenomena may be true too. pg. xiii
It appears that most UFO abductees have had more than one such experience, their first abduction generally occurring in childhood around the age of six or seven. Often they are picked up and examined several times after that, though these later encounters are rarely reported past the age of forty or so. pg. 7
The effects gradually wore off, but she was left with one strong thought: that by the year 2000 the world would be totally different than we know it, but it would be only for the young and strong. pg. 14
In this book I will present new and compelling evidence that an ongoing genetic study is taking place - and that the human species itself is the subject of a breeding experiment. pg. 36
The fear I sensed in her voice when she talked about the house and her dream of the big silver train, as well as certain other of her glimmering half memories, made me feel that she may very well have been abducted at that 1980 location as well. pg. 188