March 7, 2017 • Los Angeles
Abduction researcher Kathleen Marden spoke at the 2017 International UFO Congress about several cases she has investigated and continues to look into. A fascinating case she described involved a contactee in Texas who eventually shot at an entity, which bled onto his floor. Although Marden didn’t say this, it seems to me that abduction experiences might affect individuals based on their outlook going into it. This guy thought he was being attacked, and eventually his contact experiences started to take a toll on his health. Other contactees have more positive experiences that enrich their lives and expand their minds, even heal them of illnesses. Perhaps what we put into it is what we get out of it.
Marden’s aunt, Betty Hill, was involved in the first widely reported abduction incident in 1961, and Marden’s book about the incident, Captured!, makes a good read. It quickly becomes clear from the book that the high strangeness in Betty Hill’s life wasn’t limited to one night on a dark New Hampshire highway. Through her life Hill had firm ideas about what had happened, and even discounted contactees who said they’d been abducted from inside their bedrooms.
Whatever’s going on, it’s clear that there’s a lot more work to be done. Marden’s research is especially valuable because she approaches it as scientifically as is possible in this field. She isn’t starting out with predetermined answers, which would instantly skew the results. Keeping an open mind and following the data is the only reasonable way to move the work forward. I encourage you to check out her research and publications.