The biggest complaint UFO investigators, skeptics and the curious public have about eyewitness reports is the blurry photos and lack of any other concrete evidence. The biggest complaint UFO investigators, skeptics and the curious public have about accounts of alien abductions is the same. One woman in Bradford, England, claims she has been abducted by extraterrestrials 52 times and has the evidence to prove it. Will UFO investigators, skeptics and the curious public believe her?
“I have experienced 52 paranormal incidents. There’s no warning and I can’t sense anything is going to happen. It just happens. All I can do is carry on as normal, otherwise I’d go crazy.”
Paula Smith, a 50-year-old resident of Bradford, a city in West Yorkshire county, claims in The Daily Star (unfortunately, the only media site carrying her testimony) she was abducted for the first time in 1982 after seeing lights in nearby woods. The lights were on a craft she describes being shaped like a giant boomerang or a giant propeller on three legs – each with a light on the end. The black structure also had lights on the edges and she estimated it to be “about 30ft tall and 30ft wide” and “turning clockwise at 1mph in complete silence.” That’s a pretty definitive speed estimate for an 11-year-old who admitted to the Star that she was terrified.
“I remember trying to run but it felt like the ground was quicksand, like sinking into the ground, then everything went black. According to my family, I had been missing for four hours, but I have no recollection of what actually went on. Ever since, the experiences haven’t stopped. I’ve been taken from my bedroom window and my bed.”
Smith then describes what happened on those trips – she saw a “slideshow” of Earth scenery that suddenly changed … a river turned black and the sky turned blood red. Yes, like visitors from the future, she claimed they were warning her about “Earth being destroyed through man’s greed.” One would think they’d then tell her to broadcast this to the world, but she claims she was afraid to tell anyone for fear of ridicule. The aliens persisted – taking her 51 more times. While she never had a camera, she did paint an image of one of the ETs – it looks like your standard grey alien … only silver.
Yeah, yeah, yeah … what about the evidence?
If you’re still here after reading the rest of her story, you’ve earned the right to the evidence she shared with The Daily Star.
“The 50-year-old shared images of bruises she says were left on her body by aliens following one abduction.”
That’s right – Smith’s evidence is photographs of a triangular bruise on her arm and four circular bruises on her finger. The Daily Star reports what she said they were:
“Paula claims the bruises are finger prints left by an alien.”
Let’s tally our concerns with this account. 1) The only source is The Daily Star. 2) Aliens coming to warn humanity don’t give their messenger anything to help humanity believe her. 3) When their messenger fails in the mission, they give her 51 more chances. 4) Otherwise benevolent aliens give their messenger bruises. 5) She has no other evidence after 52 abductions. 6) Her reason for finally coming out is to convince “millions” of other abductees to come forward – hopefully with more details that she has. 7) The only source is The Daily Star.
The majority of the general public wants to believe. Why can’t extraterrestrials choose more believable messengers and equip them with more believable evidence? Why didn’t Smith ask them for it. Is Smith’s story a hallucination or a hoax?
The meter on this one is pegged unwaveringly on ‘skeptical’.