One of the biggest similarities among extraterrestrial stories is the idea of seeing an unusually bright light, and, at one point or another, losing consciousness and/or memory. People who have chosen to study this phenomenon on an in-depth level believe that the aliens in these stories possess technologies which allow them to collect data on the human species without allowing humans to detect what they are doing. The problem with these technologies is that they often fail to perform to a full extent and leave holes in the abductees’ memories. These holes are what allow people who have been abducted to recall bits and pieces of their extraterrestrial experiences. Without further ado, join us as we explore the most bizarre stories of alien encounters ever shared.
Don’t Be Afraid, Be Aware
One Reddit user claims that aliens brought them to a pitch black room, where they recall hearing “a soft and kind sounding voice. ‘That’s very good.’ the voice said, ‘sit down, stand up, stay in line, no more rules.'”
The post then explains that the voice became angry, yelling “YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND. YOU JUST CAN’T!” The voice then spoke calmly, saying, “I am the creator, you are the creation. Don’t be afraid, be aware.” The Reddit user then describes waking up in an open field at sunrise.
The First ‘Flying Saucer’
In one of the earliest-documented UFO sightings, a pilot named Kenneth Arnold claimed that he saw 9 floating objects in the sky above Mount Rainier in Seattle, Washington back in 1947. Based on Arnold’s description, the press chose to call the unidentified objects “flying saucers.”
Similar to stories of encounters that would follow, Arnold claimed that he saw an extremely bright light emanating from the UFOs. At first glance, he thought it was the sun, but after a second flash, he knew he saw something extraordinary.
The Maury Island Incident
In another early encounter from 1948, Fred Crisman and Harold Dahl were patrolling the US harbor near Puget Sound, Washington. Both Crisman, as well as Dahl, later reported seeing six flying objects in the sky above the water.
The patrolmen claimed that one of the UFOs dropped heavy debris onto their boat, killing an animal onboard and breaking a co-worker’s arm. Dahl later reported that a strange man in a black suit approached him, threatening him to never speak of the incident.
In 1996, a man referred to as “Victor” reportedly leaked video footage of an Area 51 alien interrogation. The video clip features a “small, beige-skinned, black-eyed, bulbous-headed creature” which is evidently in a “distressed state.”
Victor notes that the creature’s head “looked purple and bruised as if it had suffered severe contusions across the skull.” The end of the clip shows the alien having a reported seizure and foaming at the mouth. UFO experts have debated the legitimacy of the tape.
A Marine Encounter
In October 2017, a group of US Marines reportedly filmed an encounter with a massive UFO during a training exercise in the Arizona desert, not far from Area 51. The footage went viral immediately, and ever since, folks have been debating whether the flying saucer was real, or merely a CGI effect.
While many commenters were convinced that the video was simply a hoax, several others believed it to be the real thing. We’ll let you be the judge.
An Unwelcome Visitor
A Reddit user named Ufoprobe claims he was abducted on several occasions throughout his youth. His first recollection came when he was in the first grade. In the middle of the night, he claims he woke up to see a short grey creature standing in his room wearing a black V-neck shirt with a V symbol on its chest.
The moment that Ufoprobe made eye contact with the creature, he reportedly blacked out. Next thing he knew, his mom was waking him up for school.
Too Close For Comfort
Another Reddit user, Mr_throwaway_999, also claims to have encountered grey aliens on numerous occasions throughout his life. His scariest experience came at age 25. He woke up in his bed surrounded by four to five small aliens and two taller ones.
He reports that these creatures were operating on him. Unable to move, Mr_throwaway_999 explains that every so often, they touched him with a black rod, causing him to blackout. Eventually, he woke up on his porch with no recollection of what had happened.
The Allagash Abductions
In 1967, four friends went camping in Maine’s Allagash Wilderness. On the second night, the men observed a bright light. The next night, while fishing, the men saw the same light. When they aimed a flashlight in its direction, the light expanded and enveloped them.
That was the last thing they remembered. Over the next several decades, all four men reported recurring nightmares in which they replayed short clips from that night. Eventually, they sought hypnotherapy, which revealed shared memories of an alien abduction and examination.
The Robert Taylor Incident
Robert Taylor, a forestry worker from Scotland, claims to have seen a UFO parked in the woods back in 1979. He described seeing two small spheres emerge from a massive object and drag him into the UFO. He then lost consciousness.
When he awoke, he had lost his voice and was in bad physical shape. The local police conducted an investigation into the incident, but couldn’t offer any sort of explanation about what had happened to Mr. Taylor.
Now You See Him, Now You Don’t
One night, Travis Walton was on his way home with six coworkers. While driving, the men came across a UFO. When they approached, a light emerged and Walton levitated into the aircraft. The remaining men were accused of murdering Walton.
After thorough interrogations, their stories held up. Five days after going missing, Walton reappeared, thinking he’d only been gone for a few hours. He later recalled being interrogated by three creatures with bald heads and huge eyes and having experiments performed on him.
In The Blink Of An Eye
In a Reddit thread, one user named Pun-Chi described a bizarre experience from their youth. They remember getting ready for bed, but suddenly feeling overwhelmed by an unexplained fear. They claimed that they slowly turned around, expecting to see something frightening.
All of a sudden, it was the next morning. “One second I was terrified at night and as I turned around it was the next morning. I felt well rested yet only a second (which I was awake for) had passed,” they wrote.
A Manhattan Encounter
In arguably one of the most well-documented UFO encounters, Linda Napolitano claimed that she was pulled from the window of her Manhattan apartment onto a flying saucer.
She offered authorities a detailed description of her experience and a pair of United Nations bodyguards claimed to have seen the exact same thing in a strikingly similar abduction. Several years after the incident, a photo of the outside of Linda’s apartment building was released showing a strange object floating in the sky.
A Sleepover Gone Wrong
While sleeping over a friend’s house in Florida, Redditt user Lyndseyc555 claims that she woke in the middle of the night to a loud humming noise and an extremely bright light shining through the window.
The girls initially thought that a car parked outside their window, but a tree and fence in the yard would’ve prevented this. For some reason, no one else in the house woke up that night. Lyndseyc555 insists that either she and her friends were abducted, or witnessed someone else being abducted.
The Hotel At Area 51
CaptainKuhl, a Reddit user, claims that one Valentine’s Day, he and his girlfriend met at a hotel near Area 51. After falling asleep around 11 PM, he woke a few hours later to a blue-grey light in the window.
Suddenly, the door swung open, revealing a stronger light. His girlfriend screamed, and he felt an overwhelming sense of anger. CaptainKuhl woke before he could see what was behind the light. While his girlfriend says she slept fine, years later, he still believes that something bizarre occurred.
Three Hours Unaccounted For
Ever since the mid 20th Century, people from all over the world have been documenting personal encounters with aliens, UFOs, and extraterrestrial beings. Whether you choose to believe them or not is up to you.
In 1987, Christina Tilton had an extraterrestrial experience. “I had about a three hour ‘missing time’ in which later, under hypnosis, I relived the most unusual night of my life,” explains Tilton. “Two small aliens dragged me… to the craft after they rendered me unconscious.”
An Unexplained Disappearance
In 2016, a French man named Stephane shared his bizarre experience. He says that, while driving through the security gate to his home, he was blinded by a light and transported to a mountain.
“Suddenly a huge spaceship appeared in the sky, while an even brighter light began to emanate from the ground. That’s all I remember,” he explains. Before Stephane could process what had happened, he was back in his car. Police later approached him. He had been missing for three days.
What Happens In Area 51, Stays In Area 51
Charlie Arrendale was a security guard for a mine near Area 51. For two nights in a row in 1965, Arrendale received orders to engage anything that approached the property. During the first night, the guards heard a “muted humming sound” which lasted for 30 minutes.
After the sound dissipated, the guards left via bus. From the bus, they witnessed a camouflage tent on the runway, surrounded by armed soldiers. The next night, they heard the same humming, but when they left, the tent had disappeared.
“They’re Working On Something”
Tom DeLonge of the band Blink-182 had a bizarre encounter while camping near Area 51. In a 2015 interview with Paper, he explains: “My whole body felt like it had static electricity… the fire [was] still going… It sounded like there were about 20 people there, talking.
And instantly my mind goes, OK, they’re at our campsite, they’re not here to hurt us… But they’re working on something. Then I wake up… The fire is out and I have about three hours of lost time.”
Gone Without A Trace
Granger Taylor was a 32-year-old Canadian mechanical engineer with endless potential. Although he dropped out of high school, Taylor found his passion for UFOs and spent a good chunk of his adult life constructing a life-sized flying saucer.
Eventually, Taylor’s obsession with extraterrestrials took a turn for the worse when he began to claim that he could mentally communicate with aliens from another galaxy. One evening, there was a heavy storm. Taylor wandered out into the night and was never seen or heard from again.
Vanished Into Thin Air
In October 1978, a 20-year-old pilot named Frederick Valentich was flying over the Bass Strait. Over the radio, Valentich reported seeing another aircraft flying above his jet. “It seems to be playing some sort of game.
He’s flying over me,” explained the pilot to air traffic control. Right before his plane came to a halt, Valentich claimed that what he saw was no aircraft. Valentich was never seen again. After numerous searches, authorities failed to find any trace of Valentich or his aircraft.
Brought To Another Dimension
A British children’s book author named Mike Oram claims that, in 2004, he and his wife Fran were seized by “sinister military-dressed beings” and taken to another dimension through a portal. Luckily, a friendly alien (his “Space Brother”) “ordered their captors to return them to their vehicle.”
Oram claims that the ordeal “was so bad Fran said she would never set foot in America again.” According to Oram, his “Space Brother” brought him onboard another alien spacecraft to “detox” him after his bizarre encounter.
Critiquing The Spacecraft
Director Guillermo del Toro also claims he saw a UFO. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, del Toro described his experience. “[I] sound like a complete lunatic, but I saw a UFO. I didn’t want to see a UFO,” explained the Oscar-nominated director.
“It was horribly designed.” He went on to share that, “It was a flying saucer, so clichéd, with lights. It’s so sad: I wish I could reveal they’re not what you think they are. They are what you think they are.”
“Did We Just See That?”
In 1988, a Trans World Airlines pilot looked down mid-flight into the desert outside Area 51. According to the pilot, he saw a hologram made of “blue and violet light crossing at 90-degree angles.” The column of light was “at least five miles high and one-half mile wide across.”
He noticed “20-30 firefly type lights… in the sky, making hard right-angle turns” to enter the column. When the lights disappeared, he asked his co-pilot, “Did we just see that?” His co-pilot answered, “No sir, we did not.”
“Who I Really Am”
While on a meditation retreat, Elizabeth April claims that tall, white-headed creatures brought her onto a ship, where they implanted something inside her ear. “After that, I started getting very vivid flashbacks into other lifetimes where I lived, not as a Tall White, but as other ET species,” she says.
April also believes that she is an alien-human hybrid. “…after being abducted, I started having… these visions of who I really am, not just who I am here and now.”
The Alien With A Sense Of Humor
Another Reddit user described a childhood experience in which they looked out the window of their parents’ bedroom and witnessed “a little humanoid figure that stood about 4-5 feet tall or so… wearing some sort of glowing white shroud.”
The Reddit user shared that, ever since the childhood incident, they’ve seen the same creature in their dreams. They went on to explain that, “…it definitely did not seem like some sort of cold, emotionless being… It had a sense of humor.”
A Terrifying Ordeal
Clayton and Donna Lee, a married couple from Texas, claim that they’ve been abducted several times. They have even stated that aliens once stole an unborn fetus from Donna. “I remember just floating up higher,” she recalls. “And, all that was around were stars and blackness.
And then, I blacked out.” The couple has gone public with their story on many occasions. They’ve been interviewed on shows like the O’Reilly Factor, where they explained that they live with the fear of abduction on a daily basis.
A Congressional Candidate Shares Her Encounter
Several years ago, Rodriguez Aguilera, a South Florida congressional candidate, went public and described her extraterrestrial experience. She spoke about seeing three large figures. There were two women and one man, and they talked to her telepathically.
She also claimed that these beings brought her onboard a spaceship. According to Rodriquez, the aliens told her that “God is a universal energy, not a person. It’s in everything. God talks to people, and they understand it in different ways, but there’s only one religion.”
The Pascagoula Abduction
Back in 1973, two men went through a terrifying ordeal while fishing from a pier on the Pascagoula River. All of a sudden, they witnessed flashing blue lights, accompanied by a strange buzzing sound from above.
Both men reported seeing three alien creatures emerge from a UFO and drag them aboard. They later explained to authorities that the aliens physically examined them for about 20 minutes before lowering them back down to the pier from which they were fishing.
The Mysterious Case Of Betty And Barney Hill
In 1961, while driving from Niagra Falls, Betty and Barney Hill saw a falling star moving erratically and growing in size. As they drove along the road following the light, they noticed the object stop and hover.
Barney got out of the car and witnessed 8 to 11 humanoid creatures wearing black uniforms. Fearing for his life, he returned to the car and drove home. The trip took seven hours. It should’ve taken three. Following their return, several other strange incidents followed, leading the couple to believe they’d been abducted.
The “Other Parents”
In one Reddit thread, a user describes a series of bizarre memories from throughout their youth. They share that, at the age of 2-3, they would frequently ask where their “other parents” were. As they got older, things got even more bizarre.
“When I was four or five… I would be in bed and I would see my parents holding hands, walking into my room at night… then smile at each other as if they were admiring me… then I would blink and they would be gone.”