The modern UFO age began on the 24th of June in 1947, when an American pilot named Kenneth Arnold observed several crescent-shaped objects. Arnold described the objects as looking like a saucer might look if it were skipping across the water. The media adapted the term "flying saucer," hence, from this sighting a new term was born.
Part I of VII - By Johannes Fiebag, Ph.D.
In the middle of the sixties, a new aspect of the UFO phenomenon became known, which until that time, nobody had any knowledge about. However, it was not until the seventies that UFO researchers became interested in it. This aspect - one that could be considered a sub-phenomenon - is the abduction of a human being into a UFO by alien beings. Today the abductions themselves appear to be at the heart of the UFO phenomenon. Without a deeper understanding of abductions, it is difficult to explain the presence of the UFOs.
What occurs during an abduction that causes the individual to feel both alarmed and euphoric? What kinds of changes occur to individuals who experience an abduction? What happens to their environment and with the people who are with them?
To be honest, we do not really know the answers to all of these questions. We have only the reports from those people who have encountered this phenomenon first-hand. We have statistical results, identical statements from people who do not know one another, and experiences that seem to repeat themselves. However, we still do not know why the abductions are occurring in the first place.
Abductees almost always report the same thing: strange figures appearing in their room; they are taken - kidnapped - from their environment to suddenly find themselves inside a strange room. Once there, they are subjected to bizarre physical and psychological procedures. For example: the artificial insemination of women, followed by the removal of the grown embryo months later. After such procedures the abductee is then returned to their home or to their car in each case.
However, with all this in mind, we must be aware that until now, only a sub-set of experiences representing the phenomenon has been made public, and even this sub-set may be an illusion: it may not correspond to what really happened to the abductee, but rather, what they "believe" occurred to them.