20 Real People Who Claim to Have Been Abducted by Aliens

This is a list of real-life people who claim to have been taken by aliens. All of the individuals report having had encounters of the fourth kind, from lights in the sky to terrifying memories of experimentation on a strange alien craft. From the 1960s through the 21st century, people - ranging from celebrities to police officers to Air Force sergeants - have not only reported sightings of extraterrestrial beings but also reported being snatched up by them and taken aboard hovering UFOs

These stories are some of ufologist's favorites because many of the abductees overlap in their shared stories. There have been years of questioning for some; others have been sought out by strangers for decades, whilst others have remained stoic in their stories and refused any profits offered for sharing their experiences. Many have even been subjected to polygraph examinations in order to verify their story. What did the polygraphs show? Do aliens exist?

Speaking of tests and examinations, it wasn't just public officials who tested these people, it was often the aliens themselves. Family members and shipyard co-workers claim to have received medical evaluations as well as insertions and implants from aliens once they got them into their spacecraft. Read about these human beings who allegedly met otherworldly beings and lived to tell the tale. Who knows, it might just change the way you think of the bright lights in the sky.

  • Pascagoula River Incident

    Pascagoula River Incident
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    In 1973, two shipyard co-workers went fishing in the Pascagoula River in Mississippi when three creatures came out of a UFO and levitated the men. Charles Hickson,42, and Calvin Parker, 19, reportedly went numb as they were sucked into the craft, where they were investigated by robot-like aliens. 

  • Fran Drescher
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    Before she played the Nanny in The NannyFran Drescher was a junior high school student driving with her father. That's when she was, according to her, taken by aliens. She has a scar from the incident, which she claims is where aliens implanted a chip.

  • Mark from Manhattan

    Mark from Manhattan
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    In a CNN "American Morning" special about New Yorker Bud Hopkins and his investigations of UFOs, they interviewed a man who went only by "Mark." "Mark" claimed he had been taken multiple times by aliens who were very "clinical" in their examination of him.

  • Travis Walton's 'Fire in the Sky'

    Travis Walton's 'Fire in the Sky'
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    In 1975, so his story goes, Arizona logger Travis Walton went missing for five days because he had been taken by a UFO. This is one of the most well-known alien captivity stories in history. It even led to a book (which Walton wrote) and a $15 million dollar movie in 1993 called Fire in the Sky.

  • Betty and Barney Hill

    Betty and Barney Hill
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    The year was 1961 and the place was New Hampshire's White Mountains. Barney Hill and his wife Betty were driving, saw an increasingly bright light, and came back without recollections of two full hours of their trip.

    According to their hypnosis sessions with a psychiatrist, they both reported a group of little gray creatures taking them aboard a spaceship and examining them.

  • Herbert Schirmer

    Herbert Schirmer
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    Herbert Schirmer wasn't some random guy claiming he was probed by aliens. Schirmer was a Nebraska Police Sergeant who, in the winter of 1967, wrote into his logbook: "Saw a flying saucer at the junction of highways 6 and 63. Believe it or not!" After undergoing psychiatric analysis, his encounter with friendly aliens was deemed "physically real."