Copyright Deborah Kauflin, Ph.D.
Why is it that those who have had alien abduction experiences tend to have a lot of health problems? I’ve interviewed over a hundred people who have had this happen, and with a few exceptions, they all suffered from their contact. They had problems both mentally and physically. The effects can be horrible.
- Mental Effects:
Those who have had alien abduction experiences can feel like they are crazy. I’m sure to many who are reading this think that anyone who claims to have been taken by aliens is mentally ill. While this is true in some situations, in other cases, that is simply not the case. People involved in these abductions will go to therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. The vast majority are given a clean bill of mental health. Other than things like Anxiety disorders or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, there are no diagnoses of schizophrenia, delusional disorder, or psychotic disorders.
However many do get diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after their alien encounter. Remember, in order to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a person has to have lived through something that is so traumatizing or scary that it leaves a mark on the individual’s mind. People with PSTD have flashbacks of the experience. They avoid anything that reminds them of what happened, and/or they are extremely easily startled. It all goes back to the bad, scary experience. Those who live through ET abduction often suffer from PTSD, though there is no other experience in their lives which would cause this disorder.
Anxiety is a common thread which goes through the lives of abductees. The anxiety interferes with their sleep and their daily lives. These people can develop Obsessive Disorders such as locking windows and doors, re-locking them, and then repeatedly getting up to make sure the doors and windows are locked yet another time. Sleep is terribly hard to get, and when they do sleep, bad dreams haunt them. Over time, the nightmares reveal more about their alien encounters. They will see an eye, a big black almost lifeless eye, and then wake up shaking.
The next nightmare finds them laying nude on a table, panicking while little entities put long needle-like instruments in their bodies. It hurts when the ET’s do it, yet the abductees can’t move. The victims awaken sweaty and terrified in their beds. These are the types of nightly dreams they endure which slowly seem to reveal what they have been through. Most people will understand when I tell them that these nightmares seemed real; different from a normal dream. Those who have had dream visits from loved ones who have crossed over know exactly what I am saying when I point out that some dreams are so real you know they are not simply dreams. This is what the alien abductees go through.
Now think about enduring something like this and then knowing that no one is going to believe you. It reminds me of rape victims or people maimed by doctors who try to report their attacks only to be laughed at and demeaned.
I worked a lot of cases as a criminal profiler where initially rape victims were treated like garbage. When these victims told me these horrible stories, it just broke my heart. This commonly happened with prostitutes because people wrongly believed that they could not be raped or it didn’t matter if they were. Likewise, in the cases where people are hurt (and even killed) by doctors, it is common knowledge that fellow doctors lie for one another in order to cover up the crimes. Sadly if you have been the victim of a doctor, it will be very hard for you to get any help from the medical profession. You will be lied to. You will be laughed at. You will be mocked. And you will rarely be able to find help. This is similar to what alien abductees go through because like in the medical field, there are people who have a vested interested in keeping these things quiet.
I give you these examples so you can understand what these poor people are going through. A person who is attacked and not believed is hurt worse. A victim is a victim. Whether the person is a rape victim or a paranormal victim, that person deserves help. Being victimized twice makes things ten times worse. It is not fair to victims and it increases their pain and anxiety.
- Physical Effects
For those who simply dismiss abductees as lying or crazy, there are cases where physical evidence exists. There are those who have seen UFO’s and/or have been abducted by aliens who suffer from radiation exposure. They have radiation burns on their skin and even their eyes. As I have pointed out in my other articles, someone who is making up a story or is mentally ill cannot magically produce radiation burns on their bodies. And there’s more. There are those who say that when the ET’s touched them that they experienced a burning sensation on their skin. It was like the alien touch was acidic. They too ended up with burns on their bodies. Acid type burns are different from other types of burns, so it is worthy of exploring. Damage is done to the body. So with radiation exposure and other burns, something is going on here.
Next, abductees frequently develop sicknesses that they didn’t have before their encounters. Commonly, they get some kind of autoimmune disorder and start to have headaches. They will get tingling in their bodies as if their nervous systems have been impacted. In fact, some develop seizures AFTER the experience. It is important to note that the seizures appear following the contact since there are parapsychologists who point out that seizure disorders may actually CAUSE paranormal phenomena. Yet these seizure cases only make up a tiny number of abduction cases.
Women may begin to have pain in their pelvic areas and even start to have vaginal bleeding immediately in the days following alien contact. **I have noticed that it is more common for women to suffer from health problems after contact than their male counterparts. That does not mean that men do not develop sickness after abduction, because they do. However, the illnesses tend to be more severe in women overall.
Strangely there are cases where someone who has been abducted actually gets BETTER health afterward. This type of case is rare, but it does happen. For these ‘lucky’ people, prior sicknesses or injuries are miraculously cured. And they tend to enjoy long periods without health problems of any kind, even colds or the flu. I say they are ‘lucky’ in that they did not suffer the ill health effects after contact that others did. That is not to say that they did not suffer while the abduction was happening. During and after, these people were terrified and often will have unbelievable levels of stress and anxiety. It effects their mental health and family life in a terrible way. These ‘lucky ones’ simply did not have the physical health problems that plagued others.
There is more to this that I will be writing about as time goes on. The point I am trying to make is that there are aspects of the alien abduction phenomenon that are very hard to explain and dismiss. People who make fun of abductees or dismiss them are truly doing them wrong. There are suffering, hurting victims who are living through these nightmares, and they deserve to be heard. They deserve to be respected.
When we look at these things, we can ask whether various Military forces are involved. Certainly, Militaries around the world have been involved in shady things in the past. But how could they come up with the same after-effects for abductees? How could they get to different places around the world? How could they make people see the same things in Africa, Australia, England, Ireland, Chechnya, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, and the USA? Would all the Military forces be able to produce the same hallucination? What about remote places? What about the miraculous healings? What about the sicknesses? What about those abductees who all of a sudden become poltergeist agents and/or very psychic?
The more you study this subject, the more you realize that you don’t know. All we can say for sure is that something is happening. That something is clearly paranormal. It is sad that the subject is still mainly taboo to academic researchers because so many hard sciences are involved. Biology. Physics. Chemistry. Geology. Electronics. All of these subjects are encapsulated in the ET phenomena. I believe that someday this subject will be taken seriously because it will have to be. When that happens, I believe we will get long sought answers to many of life’s questions and at the same time unlock the potential and power of our own minds.