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Help me find this abduction story!
April 8, 2011 10:15 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago, I heard a segment on NPR/Seattle Public Radio about two men who claimed to have been abducted by aliens some number of years ago. I'm not sure if it was a This American Life story (but I don't think it was based on what I found of the show archives), a NPR story, or a Seattle Public Radio story. I am trying to find a recording of that piece now and/or more information about the story it covered.

I don't remember all the details, but here are the ones that I do recall:

-Two men claimed to be abducted some number of years ago while out camping (maybe in a row boat or something when the abduction actually happened?)
-They couldn't really remember it for years
-One of them was some kind of artist, and he eventually started finding himself compulsively sculpting strange figures that he ultimately realized were the figures of the aliens
-One or both of them recounted their abduction experience under hypnosis
-They convinced many people that there experiences were real

Does anyone know the names of the guys involved, have a link to the story or recording of the piece? Thanks for any info you have about this!
posted by wansac to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Was it part 3 of Last Man Standing?
posted by ikaruga at 10:18 PM on April 8, 2011


(Which is about the guys involved in Fire in the Sky, by Travis Walton, one of the abductees.)
posted by ikaruga at 10:21 PM on April 8, 2011


That might be it, but I remember that one of the men definitely sculpted weird alien figures as a part of the story. Also, there was a part in which the guy who did the hypnosis related what he had heard from one of the men and said he was convinced it was real.
posted by wansac at 10:29 PM on April 8, 2011


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