Many know about the 1975 alien abduction of Travis Walton, but what about the encounter from just a year later occurring along the Allagash River in Allagash, Maine? It's just as well-documented, and more importantly, just as terrifying!
In the summer of 1976, twin brothers Jim and Jack Weiner and friends Charles Foltz and Charles Rak were camping along the Allagash River. After arriving at Eagle Lake by canoe, they felt compelled to go night fishing, as they were running low on food and had failed to catch much or anything so far. Before venturing out on the river, they lit a large campfire.
Something stopped them from night fishing that evening, though. Charles Rak - even after recanting his memories of direct alien contact much later on - remembers the UFO sighting, explaining how he "had an uncomfortable feeling of being stared at," which caused him to "(turn) around and (see) this very, very bright globe of light in the sky... changing color from white to red to green in a liquid kind of melding motion."
In other reports, for example on UFOCasebook.com, the mystery craft was described as "a light that seemed much brighter than a star," which changed colors and was estimated to be 80 feet in diameter, and moving slowly over the treetops.
One of the men signaled their flashlight at the weird, luminous craft, and that is when it traveled directly toward them.
After that, well, it was like nothing had happened. Suddenly, the men were back on the riverbank, and their impressive log fire was now just a pile of ashes. The group of friends were just left with questions, like "how much time had really passed during their short fishing trip?," and "what was that strange light in the sky?," however none of them wanted to ponder any of these things. The silence didn't last long, though.
Jack Weiner is the first of the friends brave enough to talk about the encounter. He is having nightmares that he just can't keep to himself anymore. They feature strange entities with "large metallic glowing eyes with no lids" as well as insect-like, four-fingered hands. He is also dreaming about "sitting on a bench naked and feeling very fearful."
To his relief, he is not alone in his memories. The other three friends, including his brother Jim, recall similarly terrifying experiences, but only under hypnosis, which was advised by UFO researcher and recent friend Raymond Fowler.
Other details of the encounter are eventually retrieved through hypnosis, including the extraterrestrial craft having a metal, sleek, sterile interior, and the beings having long, slender limbs and fingers, with only four fingers in all, and big, dark, "metallic" eyes.
According to early sources, all of the men had similar recollections of the scary alien abduction during hypnosis, and each of the men even passed a lie detector test about the encounter.
Many compare the Allagash Abduction incident to the contactee case of Whitley Strieber, a popular American horror novelist who wrote about his personal, frightening encounters with alien entities in the book Communion. Communion was published more than a decade after the Allagash Abduction, however.
Since the Allagash Abduction made headlines, one of the abductees, Chuk Rak, claims that the story of the UFO sighting and the campfire burning out is all true, however he never actually recalled the abduction during hypnosis. The other three witnesses maintain their stories to this day, however, so we are left to wonder... and have bad dreams about... the Allagash Alien Abduction.
If this abduction account and others like it are true (consider Roswell, Whitley Strieber, and Travis Walton), then what does that say about aliens?
Are they friendly creatures peacefully examining us for scientific purposes? Or are are they the unfriendly monsters we see in our nightmares? ... Or could they be a little bit of both? Share your thoughts on this haunting alien abduction tale and others in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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