Some 180 people in the Vancouver area believe
theyve been abducted by aliens. Of those, Mike Strainic of
the Mutual UFO Network says 50 are "highly believable"
and a few involve witnesses.
One woman with a story to tell identifies
herself as Cindy. She says shes single, is in her late 30s,
works in a technical capacity for a large corporation - and
agrees only to a telephone interview. "I like my job,"
she says. Ever since she can remember, she has had episodes in
which she has felt other beings near her or has blacked out for
periods of up to several hours. She says shes seen tall,
slender aliens like the one on the cover of Whitley
Striebers book Communion, and short ones she describes as
"worker bees." The summer when she was seven, she would
get up every day at 4:30 am, ride her bike to a nearby school
yard and stand by a bush for two hours. For five years in her
20s, she had the feeling she was being visited by creatures
almost every night. There was terror, "something I would not
wish on my worst enemy. "She would wake up with
fingerprint-sized bruises all over he body. Lights, radios and
televisions would inexplicably go on and off at her house.
"I was in denial . . . I thought I was dreaming." Then
a friend gave her Striebers book, and she recognized the
creatures he described. She started going to UFO conventions, and
met "hundreds" of people who had the same experiences
she did. She believes the creatures are from another dimensional
"frequency," and such frequencies coexist alongside one
another like frequencies on a radio band.
Strainic says the womans reluctance to be
identified is common. "It does not look good to your boss to
say, I was late for work because I was abducted by
aliens," Strainic says. "It does not look good on
your resume." "We hear from a lot of people who say,
Please tell me Im crazy, that this isnt