At first, the three women who claimed to be abducted by aliens did not want to be interviewed. They had been traumatized by the TV coverage and press releases surrounding their experiences. Wishing the aftermath of the ordeal would disappear; they declined to speak to others about the incident. However, Jerry Black was able to convince the ladies to speak by sharing his past experiences with similar occurrences.
The added comfort of a female presence during the interviews was enough to fully gain the confidence of the women who agreed to undergo an interview. At the start of the interview, they gave a description of what they saw when the UFO sighting first took place , giving details about its appearance. As Black listened to their accounts, he clearly saw the effects of the encounter. For instance, reliving the ordeal put fear and fright into their words and facial expressions. Although recounting the incident was painful, the women hoped they could lift a burden from their shoulders by telling their side of the story.
One of the women stated that the women lived in fear and that she believed that her friends were prime candidates for suffering a breakdown. In the end, more investigators and researchers joined in on the search of what happened to the women. Another approach was to use regressive hypnosis. During regressive hypnosis sessions, it was revealed that the three women had been abducted. They spoke of being taken aboard an unknown craft and underwent various medical experiments. Details of the tests highlighted personal embarrassments. The women described the tests as being ‘tortuous.’ While sexually exploitation was not mentioned, some of the tests involved shameful positions.
With the help of the hypnosis sessions and corroborating stories, researchers also noted that UFO sightings were reported in Casey and Lincoln counties around the same time as the women’s stories. A report also involved the farmer who owned the property where the car had backed into. The documents pointed to an outside witness of the abduction. He told reporters that he had caught sight of a low-flying object not too far from where he lived. Details included a beam of light that was emitted from the craft that landed on the ground , close to the vehicle.
Researchers and investigators were convinced that Mona Stafford, Louise Smith, and Elaine Thomas came in contact with an UFO. Their stories of being taken aboard a spacecraft and experiencing medical procedures without their consent was highly believable , becoming one of the most famous UFO sighting and abduction tales in history.