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12 Steps For Keeping Calm And Surviving An Alien Abduction

From time to time, you hear these crazy alien abduction stories, but have you ever thought about what to do if you're actually in that situation? According to Stuart Appelle, the term "alien abduction" describes "subjectively real memories of being taken secretly against one's will by apparently nonhuman entities and subjected to complex physical and psychological procedures." There are enough reports of real people who have been abducted that it's estimated that 5-6% of the world's population have been taken by UFOs at one point.

Although abductions were once written off as a joke, many reputable doctors have been studying the phenomenon in recent years. Alien abductions date back to the late 1800s, but they didn't become well known until the late 1950s with the first famous abduction cases being the Antonio Vilas Boas case of 1957 and the Hill abduction of 1961. In 1992, Dr. John E. Mack conducted a study at Harvard University on 60 abductees and found that "no psychiatric or psychosocial explanation for these reports is evident. These people are not mentally ill… [they] do not appear to be deluded, confabulating, lying, self-dramatizing, or suffering from a clear mental illness."

Whether you believe aliens are real or not, have you ever considered how to survive an alien abduction? Check out some methods for making it through below, just in case you ever find yourself in a close encounter of the fourth kind.