(Editor’s note: This abduction describes the use of an instrument to find what is presumably an implant. Its use right on the subject’s head suggests they might need to be that close to detect it. The aliens say they come from a place that is ugly compared to Earth, and that they would like to live here but can’t. They say they will see the abductee again. They also reveal that they know that our Government will attempt to keep the UFOs secret. A UFO hotline number 1(914)739-6830 is given, which is still in operation as of 1988.09.04, with an answering machine to receive reports; and also a PO box number for Phil Imbrogno.)
The second case I would like to cover took place on July 19th 1984 during the peak of activity in the Hudson Valley. The sighting involved a close encounter, missing time and abduction. If this was a real experience then the implications are fantastic. In all the cases that I chose to study all the witnesses related the truth, or what they thought was the truth. There is no doubt in my mind that their stories are not hoaxes since none would have anything to gain by going public with their experiences.
Bill (as we shall refer to him) is a 32-year-old computer programmer for a major scientific-engineering corporation that helped design the major components for the new NASA Hubble space telescope. On July 19th 1984, at about 10.30 pm, Bill was leaving work and heading west on Highway I-84. As he approached the Taconic Parkway ramp in Duchess County, New York, he noticed a very bright, almost circular object off to the north. The object seemed to be just sitting there in the sky and the lights were very bright white. As he watched the object it began to move and it was at that time he noticed a dark mass behind it which blocked out the brighter light-polluted night sky. He continued to drive on 84 and soon lost sight of the object. He then brushed the entire incident off his mind and thought, “Oh, it must have been those guys from Stormville flying those planes faking a UFO.” He then drove on listening to his radio.
He then turned off the route 52 exit near Stormville, New York, and began traveling north. The time now was close to eleven pm and the roads were quite desolate. He came to a clearing where there was a large field and noticed a large dark mass sitting in the field about 200 yards from the road. At first he thought that it was a new home, but then he knew there was no house there since he went this way just last night and the field was empty. As a matter of fact Bill drove this way home and passed the field every night and never saw a house there. Bill slowed down the car. “This thing was huge and dark”, he said. The strange thing was almost the same shape as a big barn, but it seemed more tapered toward the sides and very smooth. As he watched, the dark object rose into the air without a sound. This really upset Bill since he was the only car on the road. The object then rose higher and higher. All that Bill could see was the dark mass slowly rising into the air. It was now about twice as high as the trees and it moved slowly towards Bill, who was still in the car. Bill’s radio then started to sound “funny” – he said that the music on the radio sounded like a tape recorder with very low batteries.
Bill put the car into gear and sped away from the object. His heart was racing as he drove up the road at about 50 miles an hour. Bill then lost sight of the object and continued to drive at a slower rate of speed. After several minutes he noticed a glow up ahead over a hill. As he approached the crest of the hill there the object was! It was about 300 feet above the trees and was all lit up with rows of white and yellow lights. He then stopped his car and turned off the engine and the lights. He was hoping that whoever was in the thing would not see him. The object then turned off its lights and he could see this huge dark mass slowly drifting toward him. The object passed right over his car. He could now see its shape: it was triangular. Bill told me “I don’t want to make light of this, but the ship looked like one of the destroyers in Star Wars. The underside was the same shape, although I did not see the top.”
The object passed over Bill; as he looked up he saw circular areas underneath the UFO. These circular areas seemed to be like tunnels leading into the object. Inside these circular tunnels there was a white flashing, similar to the flashing of a white strobe light. (We had several reports of this white flashing effect from past CE cases in the Hudson Valley. Also the circular areas have been reported numerous times before.) Bill told me there was no sound. He estimated its size to be at least 300 feet from end to end.
Then something strange took place. The last thing Bill remembers is watching it go over his car – he did not see it leave. The next thing he knows he is at the bottom of the hill 600 feet from the position he was when the UFO passed over his parked car. The object itself was gone. He was not sure what time it was when he watched the object pass over his car, but he feels it was most likely about 11.30 pm. The time was now 12.15. He started his drive home upset and with a very stiff neck.
When he arrived home he told his wife about his sighting. She was worried to begin with since he was almost an hour late. That night Bill woke up yelling in the night saying “Get away from me!” His wife said that the nightmares continued for a while at least twice a week. Bill told me that he was not sure of what the nightmare was, but he knew something was after him. As time went on Bill was afraid to drive at night alone. He even had to insist to his boss not to put him on the evening or night shift at his job. Finally Bill wanted to find out more since the experience of the UFO and the fearful dreams tormented him. It wasn’t until 1987 that Bill contacted me and told me his story. Bill had seen Budd Hopkins (author of the book Intruders) on a number of shows and asked me if would be possible for him to be hypnotized. Hearing Budd on TV talk about the abductions made him fearful and he wanted to make sure that this did not happen to him. I arranged to have Bill meet with a certified psychologist that I occasionally use to perform hypnosis. The following is a brief transcript of Bill’s encounter under hypnosis. He first related seeing the object on 84 and then the object in the field and then in the sky over the hill. It is then that his voice becomes fearful.
“I see it now. It’s that thing! It’s coming in my direction! I am going to turn off my car lights. Maybe they won’t see me and go away. It’s huge… Oh my God, what is it? There’s someone standing in the road. He is now walking toward the car. Who are you?… He’s saying something to me. “Don’t be fearful. We need you… You have been selected.” Selected for what, get away! I feel strange, like I am floating in the air. It’s all dark. I am now on this table and these guys are all around me, six of them. Two are at my head and two on the sides (two on each side). My legs and arms are like dead weights. I can’t move them.”
(Bill is then asked to describe them)
“These guys are small, large heads with round eyes. The eyes are all black. I can see no pupils in them. They remind me of sharks’ eyes. They are dressed in some type of black and white skin-type suits. I can’t see their hands. The one at my head is moving some type of device that looks like a portable car vacuum cleaner up and down the left side of my head. It vibrates my entire head, it feels like a drill going through my head… Stop! It hurts… He tells me that they are looking for something and found it.
I now can feel my legs and arms. They are allowing me to get up. They are very small, only up to the bottom part of my chest (Bill is six foot one inch). The others are now over some type of panel. Two of them are leading me by the arms. I asked them where they were from. The one on my right leading said “We are from here.” I didn’t understand the answer. I asked him if they planned to let me go. He replied “Yes, but we will see you again.” He told me that they need us because they have trouble living in our world. He said they come from a place which is very ugly when compared to our world and they would rather live here, but can’t. I told him that I would remember and tell everyone about this. He said I would remember in time but there are forces in your own (?) which will stop you from telling anyone about this experience.” Bill then found himself back in the car. Bill now recalls every aspect of the experience. It was a very real experience to him.
There are about a dozen other cases similar to Bill’s and Gail’s in the Hudson Valley area. Can all of these people who have had UFO abductions and sightings in this part of the country be experiencing some type of mass hysteria? I don’t think so. The evidence indicates that there is some type of non-human intelligence at work. If the case histories of the total experiences are true then we had all better work together to get to the bottom of this.
In 1987 Peter Gersten, a Peekskill, New York, attorney, put together a new organization called Contact. Peter, who is known for his work in obtaining UFO-related documents from Government agencies, organized Contact in response to the great number of close encounter cases in the New York area. Peter had some of the top ufologists flown in from all over the country to meet at his Peekskill home. Among them were Tracy Torme, Budd Hopkins, Jim McCampbell and this author. On September 27 Contact organized a free UFO public conference in Brewster, New York. The theme of the conference was to explore the abduction phenomena and the possibility that some people have been in contact with a non-human intelligence. Speakers at the conference included John Keel, Whitley Strieber and Budd Hopkins. Over 900 people attended the twelve-hour conference and 200 filled out forms who felt they had a contact experience.
Then during the first several months of 1988 Peter Gersten dissolved Contact and as of the date of this publication contact is no longer in existence. The reasons for this are not clear but Peter still maintains a UFO hotline where callers can get up to date information about UFO sightings. The caller can also leave their name and report their own sighting on a tape. The UFO hotline number is 914-739-6830.
If the reader would like to reach me to report a sighting or encounter I can be reached at PO Box 4218 Greenwich, CT 06830.