When one thinks of the “big picture” of a constant alien presence involving physiological or psychological testing of abductees, it’s easy to infer that if something is indeed going on it could feasibly be considered hostile. And while this perception has been around for quite some time, it seems the abductee movement (often referring to themselves as “experiencers” to avoid the harsh connotations of the word abduction) has largely been passive about thee phenomenon, dealing with it as a disease that isolates them socially from the rest of the world. But recently several abductees have voiced their concern over the whole phenomenon and declared that the information their experiences has provided them has given them an inner insight into the whole phenomenon. Enter the abductee rebellion movement.
In a culture surrounded by mystery, conspiracies, and even a degree of danger that remains very real for some while being questioned entirely by others, there is already a sort of sensation that a rebellion or resistance movement could break out at any moment. But why has such a movement never caught on among abductees? One need only listen to an average nightly show of a call in podcast or radio show to hear quite plainly that there is a very real movement of people that are convinced not only of alien abductions taking place, but feel a very strong desire to do something about it. But with all the reformation movements in the world spanning the entire cultural gambit from veganism to spirituality so lacking of a unified anti alien abduction movement?
For one thing, alien abduction is merely a footnote to the UFO phenomenon with only a marginally small fraction of UFO believers truly believing themselves to be abductees. Even so, with the number of people meeting in abductee recovery groups, one would think there would be more coverage of those attempting to stop the abductions from happening in the first place either to stop a psychological phenomenon from taking place or something else. Given the psychological impact alone that is so commonly seen in abductees, it’s hard to imagine this would not turn to an urge to resist and “fight back” so to speak.
Anne Druffel’s book “How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction” certainly set the tone in 1998 for the individual wishing for respite from unwanted alien attention. But more recently a group known as the Alien Resistance has sprung up, believing alien abduction to be religiously backed and related to prophecy of various religious organizations. And a July 4th “Independence Day” operation claimed by another group of abductees claimed a major psychic battle between their group and extraterrestrials. Of course to an outsider the claim is strange to say the least.
So with the direction the abduction phenomenon is taking, is it fusing with apocalyptic images and ideas of a resistance? Or is the final battle on the UFO front going to take place not between humans and aliens, but between believers and skeptics?