Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
jethrofloyd

Who reported the first alien abduction?

Recommended Posts

jethrofloyd

Well,  I'm just as curious to know who was the first who reported an alien abduction? Thanks in advance. :)

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
jethrofloyd

Thanks acute.

So, Betty and Barney Hill invented accidentally 1961 the modern alien abduction phenomenon.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jethrofloyd
47 minutes ago, rashore said:

It goes back a bit before the Hills, though their account is probably the first popularized one. It could be argued that George Adamski really set the stage for the modern abduction scenario in the 50's. viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=soc

https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=sociology_articles

Thank you for this link, rashore. Very interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OverSword

In my mind the first alien abductions were reported throughout much of history in incidents such as when people reported to have been taken by fairies, maybe even when Muhammed was taken by an Angel to see the rock in Jerusalem, etc.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sir Wearer of Hats

Hmm.... wasn’t there a Stapledon story about a man being ‘taken’ by an alien to see the cosmos?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Buzz_Light_Year

Enoch, Ezekiel and possibly the Wondjina. There are a lot of myths telling of sky gods from different cultures throughout time. We need to view all of them, past and recently present day, with a fair amount of skepticism yet not discount them altogether.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandy333
Posted (edited)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_alien_abduction_claims

I could find no reports of alien abductions before the 1900s but this article mentions an attempted abduction reported in 1897 of a Colonel and his friend.   They were approached by three tall slender humanoids whose bodies were covered with soft downy hair, but the Colonel and friend were able to fight them off.

Edited by Brandy333

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
astrobeing
On 8/3/2021 at 2:53 AM, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Enoch, Ezekiel and possibly the Wondjina. There are a lot of myths telling of sky gods from different cultures throughout time. We need to view all of them, past and recently present day, with a fair amount of skepticism yet not discount them altogether.

Discounting these myths does not cause any harm since it's impossible to gain any knowledge from them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Abramelin
Posted (edited)

...

Edited by Abramelin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Abramelin
On 8/3/2021 at 11:40 AM, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Hmm.... wasn’t there a Stapledon story about a man being ‘taken’ by an alien to see the cosmos?

Star Maker?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Sir Wearer of Hats
7 hours ago, Abramelin said:

That’s the chap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrumanB

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antônio_Villas_Boas

One of the first that raised attention took place in Brazil.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.