Abduction cases, concerning abductions associated with a UFO event, are often ridiculed as absurd by the general populous.

Fourth KindEdit

Independent researchers attempt to classify abduction cases as “Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind”.[1] Jacques Vallée commented that the "Fourth Kind" ought to refer to "cases when witnesses experienced a transformation of their sense of reality",[2] so as to also include non-abduction cases where absurd, hallucinatory or dreamlike events are associated with UFO encounters.[3]

List of abductionsEdit

First known alien abduction case in the world. (But abductions may have persisted earlier).

United States

United Kingdom




  1. What're close encounters of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth kind?. S.P.S. Jain. The Times of India. 22 March 2003. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  2. Vallee, Jacques. "Physical Analysis in Ten Cases of Unexplained Aerial Objects with Material Samples Template:Webarchive." 1998. Journal of Scientific Exploration. Vol. 12, No. 3., pp. 359-375. URL accessed 23 August 2009
  3. Wikipedia, Jacques Vallée


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