If you think you may have been abducted by an unknown cosmic force, it’s virtually impossible to tell exactly how the circumstances will play out for you specifically, but there are mountains of testimony from people all over the world that seem to suggest a few specific themes from which you can draw a few expectations – if they prove to be accurate. But there are also a few common misconceptions people have added to the phenomenon that seem to have come from popular media exclusively.
Any form of folklore or speculation is widely affected by media programs that speak on the subject from a position of authority. In reality virtually nothing about the UFO phenomenon is completely consistent, nor can any single element come to be expected. Accounts have ranged over the years from people coming into a room and then talking an individual into walking into a mysterious craft (or beam of light) to the most commonly reported “grey” style aliens coming down from a beam of light and then paralyzing a person before taking them onboard their craft.
One of the most commonly stated misinterpretations of the alien abduction phenomenon is the idea that alien Greys will paralyze people with a beam of light, but no other entities are known to take humans by force. In reality because these accounts depend on eyewitness accounts it’s difficult to confirm or deny this, but we can confirm that there are several eyewitness accounts (in fact a great body of abduction claims) that suggest the Greys are not the only type of creature that will take captives against their will. The Robert Taylor Incident, which occurred in November of 1979 saw one witness being incapacitated by incredibly strange looking creatures that were later compared to “sea mines.” The incident eventually even became the matter of a criminal investigation for the ensuing violent attack on Taylor. Similarly there have been accounts of more humanoid creatures taking people aboard their craft against their will – though it is far less common. And sometimes the most commonly referred to Greys will take people aboard their craft when they are perfectly willing. The common image of a beam of light paralyzing an individual and taking them aboard a craft for examinations is one of the most dramatic interpretations of the abduction phenomenon but by no means the only one.
And it stands to reason that these abductions would not always follow the same formula. It would be far more disturbing and possibly less believable if every single abduction experience resulted in the exact same narrative after the event. And it would furthermore seem to follow more closely the folklore of previous centuries where supernatural creatures perform one act or have one personality and that follows every single occurrence indiscriminately. The fact that people report various incidents suggests -though it doesn’t necessarily prove – something more may be at work.