From: John Velez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 16:29:43 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 17:09:47 -0400
Subject: Fewer Abductions?
Have the 'Bugs' finally collected enough human DNA?
Are the "aliens" through with us?
Has 'Phase Two' of whatever the hell it is 'They' are up to been
Speculative and admittedly frivolous questions, but important
ones nonetheless based on the following:
For seven years I have maintained a busy/popular UFO abduction
related website. (Abduction Information Center) Because of that,
my past association with Budd Hopkins and NOVA, I have always
received (unsolicited) abduction reports from people all over
During Saturday night's segment of SDI, Mark Rodeghier of CUFOS
remarked that the number of abduction reports have been down
and continuously declining over the last few years.
I agree with him.
The number of reports that I receive directly has gone from a
whopping five to fifteen reports a _day_ to maybe one or two
a week. Mind the fact that the number of daily/weekly 'hits'
to the website has steadily increased over the years. (Averaging
out at about 17,000 hits per month - according to the most
recent stats from the Virtually Strange Network Website.)
When added to the fact that my own 'public exposure' has
increased dramatically because of my involvement/regular
appearances on SDI - easier accessibility by the public - the
dramatic drop in the number of abduction reports that myself and
others are receiving becomes meaningful and possibly
Although I do not pretend to know what it all means, I do know
that it is important for others - researchers and any interested
parties - to be aware of it. Mark Rhodigier's comment was a kind
of wake-up call for me. My first reaction to hearing it was, "So
I'm not the only one!" I have questioned a few folks and it
turns out that others who receive/collect UFO abduction reports
have also experienced a drop in the number of abduction reports
over the last few years.
So what does it all mean? Anything that follows must of
necessity be pure speculation, but we _can_ make some
intelligent guesses as to what may be happening. Maybe the
increase in information availability - thanks mainly to the
Internet - has reduced the number of misdiagnosed/miscategorized
cases. As I said, it's all guessing. I really have no idea why
the number of reports are way down. What I do know is; they
_are_ down and that that means something. Possibly something
I just wanted to corroborate the statement made by Mark on SDI
that the number of abduction reports received by CUFOS has
dropped. That it is reflected in the stats of my own data
collection as well. It all 'could' mean something important.
What that meaning is, is 'una cosa' that maybe we all need to
look into and discuss among ourselves. What does this drop in
'new' abduction reports signify?
Warm regards to All,
Abduction Information Center