Alien Abductions? Seriously. - Troubled Minds Radio
Tue Apr 23, 2024

Alien Abductions? Seriously.

Art Bell was the Godfather of Alien and Conspiracy talk radio, and he sadly passed away in April, on Friday the 13th of 2018. We have a look back at some of his legacies and delve into some old school alien abductions over the years and up to the present day. If you’re positive this stuff absolutely doesn’t happen, maybe it’s time to look at some of the frightening evidence. Frank and Mike aren’t scared, so that’s exactly what we do, check out the mythology and some evidence regarding Alien abductions.

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Arthur William Bell III (June 17, 1945 – April 13, 2018) was an American broadcaster and author. He was the founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM, which is syndicated on hundreds of radio stations in the United States and Canada. He also created and hosted its companion show Dreamland.

Art Bell died April 13, 2018, at age 72 at his home in Pahrump, Nevada. An autopsy was scheduled for the following days to determine the cause of his death.

Bell had suffered from health problems in the previous years. He posted on his website in July 2016 that he was hospitalized for pneumonia and revealed at the time that he suffered from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

George Noory, the host of Art’s show, announced his death and stated, “Art and I were not that close. We had our differences, but he was one of those instrumental in me being where I am right now.”

The terms alien abduction or abduction phenomenon describe “subjectively real memories of being taken secretly against one’s will by apparently nonhuman entities and subjected to complex physical and psychological procedures”.  People claiming to have been abducted are usually called “abductees”  or “experiencers”. Typical claims involve being subjected to forced medical examinations that emphasize abductee reproductive systems.  Abductees sometimes claim to have been warned against environmental abuse and the dangers of nuclear weapons.

The first alleged alien abduction claim to be widely publicized was the Betty and Barney Hill abduction in 1961.  Reports of the abduction phenomenon have been made around the world, but are most common in English speaking countries, especially the United States. The contents of the abduction narrative often seem to vary with the home culture of the alleged abductee.

Barney and Betty Hill were an American couple who claimed they were abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of New Hampshire from September 19 to September 20, 1961. It was the first widely publicized report of an alien abduction in the United States.

The incident came to be called the “Hill Abduction” and the “Zeta Reticuli Incident” because the couple stated they had been kidnapped by aliens who claimed to be from the Zeta Reticuli system. Their story was adapted into the best-selling 1966 book The Interrupted Journey and the 1975 television movie The UFO Incident. In September 2016, plans were announced to make a film based on the events, with an unknown release date.

Most of Betty Hill’s notes, tapes, and other items have been placed in the permanent collection at the University of New Hampshire, her alma mater. In July 2011, the state Division of Historical Resources marked the site of the alleged craft’s first approach with a historical marker.

The Travis Walton UFO incident was an alleged abduction of an American logger by a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Snowflake, Arizona. Walton reappeared after a five-day search. The Walton case received mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known alien abduction stories.  Walton wrote a book about his purported abduction in 1978 called The Walton Experience, which was adapted into the film Fire in the Sky in 1993, written by Tracy Tormé.

Walton jumped out of his truck and approached the flying object, against the will of his colleagues. When he got within close proximity, he was struck with a jolt of energy that hurled him 20 feet through the air, knocking him unconscious and scaring off his friends. Walton allegedly woke up laying on a gurney in what he thought was a hospital emergency room.

His chest was heavy and his vision blurry, as he struggled to gather his bearings and figure out where he was. But when he focused his line of sight, he found a trio of extraterrestrials wearing orange surgical gowns, staring at him with, “luminous brown eyes the size of quarters.”

It’s still not clear how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside showed up a week later in California, confused and in ski clothes.

Toronto firefighter Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis was reported missing Feb. 7 from Whiteface Mountain during a ski trip. As many as 140 people a day searched the wooded mountainside in Wilmington, New York.