We’re hoping they’re more E.T than Xenomorph…
The whole ‘alien existence’ thing is something that is forever going to divide opinion. It’s easy for people to be sceptical about the possibility of extraterrestrials and we can understand why. The thought of another species living within our universe is so incomprehensible, far-fetched and bizarre that people just down right refuse to entertain the idea.
On the other hand, some believe considering the size of the Milky Way, it’s completely ignorant to believe that we’re only the living species that exist. Saying there’s no alien life just because we haven’t seen it yet would be like saying your keys are lost but you’ve only looked for them from the couch. Get off your ass and maybe you’ll find something!
Aliens have been a part of popular culture for a long time. They’ve been scaring the cr*p out of us since War Of The Worlds, and continue to today with films like Under The Skin.
There’s a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding aliens, however, these abduction stories from real people on Reddit are sure to make you think twice about the possibility that they are here.
(FYI, we wouldn’t recommend reading these if you’re currently alone on a camping trip…)
1) “My Father in law swears he was abducted on a camping trip in the Northern Appalachians with about 4 other people.”
“They hiked up near a lake and set up a camp site. He says they all remember swimming, then eating dinner but no one remembers cleaning up camp or going into their tents. They woke up about 10 yards away from their original site, in the exact formation that they had set up the camp, all of the little stuff was in the same spot but there was a fire in the middle of the original area but not in the new one they had woken up in.
And before anyone says anything, my FIL is a super light sleeper and doesn’t drink or do drugs, has no history or symptoms of mental illness and was the first one awake. He still refuses to go hiking on that trail to this day, it’s an easy hike so he isn’t trying to be lazy and get out of it.”
2) “She said she had a funny feeling that she needed to come in and check on me to make sure I was okay”
“I was around 14 or 15ish and was asleep in my room. I woke up in the middle of the night, sat up, turned around and looked at my phone to see the time which was around 1 am. I turned back around and just sat there staring at my wall. I remember at the time I wasn’t really thinking about anything I was just staring blankly at my bedroom wall. It was like my brain was asleep but my body was awake and aware. For what seemed about 2 minutes of me sitting up and staring at the wall my mom burst into my room. Her coming in so abruptly in the middle of the night startled me and broke whatever trance I seemed to be in. She said she had a funny feeling that she needed to come in and check on me to make sure I was okay. I told her everything was fine and that I had just woken up randomly. When she finally left I looked at my phone again and it was 4:37 am. 4 freaking 37 AM!! I had been sitting up staring at my wall for over 3 hours! Still to this day I don’t know what it was or why I did that OR what woke my mom up out of a dead sleep to come check on me. Still gives me the spooks 6 years later.”
3) “The hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I see them on TV or in magazines”
“Since I was a child, I’ve had an irrational fear of one specific type of extraterrestrial, the ones colloquially known as “grays”. The hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I see them on TV or in magazines. If I’m at your house, and you have a book on your coffee table with a depiction of one, I will politely ask if I can turn it cover down. I have no idea where this fear stems from. Since most phobias seem to orginate from negative experiences, one possibility is that I have been abducted at some point in my life. Although I’ve never had the full “Abduction Experience”, or even seen a UFO, I’ve had several weird experiences.
Once, when I was about six or seven, I was on a trip to Washington with my mother on a train. The first night I remember looking out my window and all of a sudden, it wasn’t night anymore. It was full daylight, and I was staring at Mt. Shasta. My mom was acting weird too, and everyone on the train was jumpy, and the whole rest of the trip something felt off.
The next one was when I was a teenager, I woke up in the middle of the night completely paralyzed. At the same moment I heard what I can only describe as a choir-like sound fading into the distance, and a seemingly random thought came to me, “Thank god they’re leaving, maybe theyll stay gone this time.””
4) “I was suddenly standing in the middle of an open grass park, in the absolute pouring rain.”
“I was out at night in the outer-city, having a few drinks at a bar, watching my friend’s band play. After the set, and after a while of post-set drinking, I decided that I’d head out and catch a train home, as the station was about a 5 minute walk away.
I remember stepping out of the pub holding my jacket. The street was reasonably busy, but not crowded, and it was a nice night. But I was feeling a little cold, so I stopped and pulled my jacket on. The instant I looked up after pulling up my zip everything just changed. I was suddenly standing in the middle of an open grass park, in the absolute pouring rain, about 25 miles (40km) from where I was outside that pub. I’m not sure how much time had passed because my phone was completely dead, and I didn’t manage to get home for a long time. I ended up having to walk for a while to find the nearest main road and wave down an empty taxi.
Still don’t know what happened. This happened around 5 years ago”
5) “The last abduction was about six months ago”
“I remember waking up, seeing figures through my bedroom window make their way into my home, never waking my girlfriend or dogs, and leading me out to their craft. One even seemed fascinated with one of my dogs, but I sort of thought how angry and hurt I would be if anything happened to that dog and he backed away.”
6) “When he checked his watch it was 4AM with no recollection of what happened the those 4 hours”
“Not my story, it’s my dad’s, he gets a little shaky and doesn’t like talking about it when it’s brought up. When he was about 15 him and his friend did the childhood tradition of camping in the backyard. Everything seemed pretty much normal and they went to bed at around midnight. Shortly after falling asleep they both woke up in a state of extreme disorientation and mental fog 2.5 miles away from his house in a empty grass field. When he checked his watch it was 4AM with no recollection of what happened over those 4 hours. There was no alcohol or drugs involved. He never let me camp in our backyard growing up.”
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