12 People With Creepily Realistic Alien Stories

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Vote up the stories you absolutely believe.

The possibility of extraterrestrial life fascinates humans. So it's not surprising that people often share stories about alien abductions and UFOs – even if the vast majority of people think they are nothing more than hoaxes designed to trick the gullible. However, there are some people with creepily realistic alien stories that sound as if they just might be genuine. Why would anyone make up such grisly details?

Alien stories that seem true often include bizarre creatures capable of all sorts of terrible deeds. After all, would intruders to this planet be friendly and nice, or would they be ruthless conquerors? Would they simply stop by to gather intel, or would they abduct humans for their ghastly experiments? And then there are the people who claim that they're actually aliens themselves. Could they be telling the truth?

Whatever you believe, these scary stories about aliens are sure to keep you up at night.

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  • A Pilot Disappeared Into Thin Air
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    1,375 VOTES

    A Pilot Disappeared Into Thin Air

    In October 1978, amateur pilot Frederick Valentich disappeared while flying over the Bass Strait in Australia. Despite assurances from air traffic control that there were no other aircraft in his vicinity, the 20-year-old maintained that he was being followed by a huge craft that did not look like a conventional plane. It continued to track him for several minutes before Valentich reported that his engine was malfunctioning, and all contact was lost with him. Operators then heard a 17-second long metallic scraping sound. No sign of the pilot or his plane was ever found.

    1,375 votes
  • Alien Craft Mystified British Military Officials
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    994 VOTES

    Alien Craft Mystified British Military Officials

    In 1971, Wing Commander Alan Turner, an officer in the UK’s RAF, spotted six or seven fast moving blips on his radar. Using specialized tools, he was able to determine that these unidentified craft were at an altitude of around 3,000 feet. They then quickly ascended to some 60,000 feet before disappearing altogether.

    This elevation change in such a small amount of time was simply not possible for any fighter jet or military aircraft available in 1971. The event was witnessed not only by Turner, but by 10 other on-duty personnel and several others at other nearby RAF bases.

    994 votes
  • A Woman Committed Suicide After A Bizarre Encounter
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    1,061 VOTES

    A Woman Committed Suicide After A Bizarre Encounter

    Elizabeth Murray had a traumatic incident in 2012. She called her husband Scott one day, and he rushed home to find her dazed and in an intense emotional state. He took her to the hospital, where doctors determined she hadn't suffered any serious injuries. Murray hadn't been drugged or raped, but she did have a large burn on one shoulder. Scott later found similar burns in his backyard and on a tree.

    Murray eventually saw a hypnotist specializing in regression, who helped her remember a terrifying abduction by extraterrestrials. She recalled them experimenting on her, and the trauma of the supposed event was so great that she ultimately ended her own life.

    1,061 votes
  • An Australian Woman Was Taken In Front Of Her Friend
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    822 VOTES

    An Australian Woman Was Taken In Front Of Her Friend

    Amy Rylance states that she was abducted by aliens in 2001 while in her home in Australia. She was sitting up late watching television while her friend was in another room reading; her husband was asleep upstairs. A bright white light then entered the room she was in, and Rylance's friend witnessed her being pulled up into the light.

    The friend and husband frantically searched the surrounding area and called the police to report Rylance missing. She was found several hours later, miles away from her house and with strange marks on her body.

    822 votes
  • A Man Was Blasted By A UFO In Front Of Six Witnesses
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    1,010 VOTES

    A Man Was Blasted By A UFO In Front Of Six Witnesses

    Travis Walton was seemingly blasted by a weapon from a UFO in 1975, and then brought aboard the spaceship by its alien pilots. Reports at the time state that the event was witnessed by six forestry workers, who were at the site when the strange event unfolded. They claim to have saw the craft rise over the trees before shooting some sort of energy weapon at Walton.

    The police initially thought the men had killed Walton, but he turned up five days later. He claimed he had been abducted, and had had to fight his way off the ship to escape.

    1,010 votes
  • Four Fisherman Claimed They Were Abducted
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    659 VOTES

    Four Fisherman Claimed They Were Abducted

    Four men who were out fishing in Maine during the summer of 1976 claim that they were abducted by a group of aliens. The two brothers and their friends said they saw strange lights in the sky, and then woke up on the shore without any idea of what had happened.

    Hypnotic regression seemingly uncovered the truth. The men had been taken by creatures with four fingers who had then carried out a series of tests using probes and needles.

    659 votes