By Deborah Kauflin, Ph.D.
A retired police officer began having the strangest dreams. In the dreams, he was floating through his bedroom wall and then laying on a table without his clothes on. As he was laying on the table, unusual creatures stood around him. These creatures had skin that resembled that of a lizard. He had trouble seeing their faces, but when they touched him, he felt that their skin was rough.
During this first ‘dream,’ he could hear his two dogs barking. He became scared. As he looked around, he could not see his dogs. The detective got agitated and began struggling to get up. This made the creatures come over to him and touch his forehead. With that, he passed out.
When he woke up, he was in his bed at home with his socks missing from his feet. Usually his dogs greeted him and would wake him up, but not this day. Worried, he got out of bed and began looking around the house. Finally, he found his two schnauzers cowering under the kitchen table. Though the ‘dream’ had been incredibly weird, he didn’t give it a second thought. He was more concerned with his dogs. Eventually he was able to coax them out from under the table using treats. But they were upset all day, and one even had an accident in the house, something she never did.
The next night, nothing happened. There were no weird dreams, and his dogs happily woke him up the next morning. Again, he didn’t give much thought to his experience until several weeks later when he had the ‘dream’ once more. This time, he remembered being on a table, feeling a tingling sensation throughout his body, and awareness that something was being put into his mouth. He was kind of hazy, the way you feel when coming out of anesthesia after surgery. However, he heard his beloved dogs barking near him. This gave him a boost of energy. He started fighting to get up and managed to slightly push one of the creatures away from him. It was at this point that his dogs stopped barking. He looked to his right and saw the creatures holding his dogs. The detective remembered yelling and trying to lunge at the creatures just before everything went dark.
The next thing he knew, he woke up in his bed. He said he kicked his covers off because he was rattled. Then it dawned on him that his dogs had not awakened him. He ran out of his bedroom, calling for his pets. A whimper came from under the kitchen table where his two dogs were hiding. They were so upset that they were shaking, which was very unusual for the pair. His pets were quite brave. As the detective said “nothing ever scared them.”
He still didn’t think that anything was going on beyond having frightening nightmares. So he kept reassuring his dogs who suddenly turned from fearless animals into overly sensitive, scared dogs.
Two weeks later, the detective had the same dream. He found himself on a table with greyish creatures surrounding him. He remembered his heart racing and worried he might have a heart attack. This time he noticed that there was more than one type of creature with him. There were three smaller ones and two larger ones. The larger ones kept their distance while the smaller ones kept close.
In this ‘dream,’ he said he kept going in and out of consciousness. Time after time, he’d wake up and see the taller entities leaning over him while he felt something inside his stomach. It was as if he was being operated on. Each time he’d wake up, the little creatures would quickly come toward his head, and then he would pass out. And every time this happened, he fought like crazy to stop them.
When he woke the next day, he immediately noticed that his dogs were not there. He called to them but did not hear anything. He went searching for his pets, but to his horror, he could only find one. His other dog was missing. The doors and windows were shut and locked. There was no way that his dog could be gone. It just wasn’t possible.
This man was a high ranking detective in a major US city. His reputation is that of a no nonsense guy. Certainly, he is not the type to make up stories for attention. The man does not take drugs or drink. Everyone who knows him says that he is emotionally balanced and that he absolutely loves his dogs. They are like children to him.
He searched high and low, put out fliers, and offered a reward. Yet he could not find his dog. Once his dog disappeared, the ‘dreams’ seemed to stop. Yet, every now and then, he will have another abduction experience. It wasn’t until he was flipping through TV channels one night that he saw a program on aliens. After doing some research, he found other people who had had similar experiences. He came to me because of my background as a criminal profiler which gave him a level of trust. Even so, it took him years to talk about what happened to him. As a law enforcement officer, he just could not believe what had happened.
This man is not alone in his experience. Several other alien abductees have reported seeing their pets on what they deem alien craft during their abductions. Most of these people had their animals returned, and they were positive that they saw their pets during their encounters. Furthermore, like the detective’s dogs, the abductee pets also began acting strangely afterward. Confident pets turned into worried, stressed animals. One woman reported that her cat was missing a square patch of hair on its back one morning after one of these occurrences.
The one thing all these cases have in common is that the people involved felt powerless during and after alien contact. Some woke up with scars on their bodies that had not been there the night before abduction. Others shared their ‘dreams’ with family members only to learn that sons or daughters had the same ‘dream’ on the same night.
With the powerlessness comes fear, fear that the creatures will come back for them. And as the detective said to me “if they took my dog, what else will they take?”
copyright Deborah Kauflin