7. Whitley Strieber (1985)
Whitley Strieber is a well-known horror author who claimed that one of his books, Communion: A True Story, was actually based on an actual alien encounter. It began in December 1985 when he was awakened by a strange noise, after which an inhuman creature came rushing towards his bed. He woke up in the morning feeling disoriented, without knowing why. He recalled memories of his encounter months later through regressive hypnosis, claiming that he was abducted and assaulted by the creatures.
Strieber went on to write four additional autobiographies detailing his encounters with these creatures which he referred to as ‘Visitors’. He theorized that these ‘Visitors’ might have more physical substance than what we normally assume, and that they’re not even a little human, but they’re clearly intelligent. At his own request, Strieber went through extensive tests for temporal lobe epilepsy and other brain abnormalities, only to find that his brain was functioning normally.
6. John Salter Jr. (1988)
On March 20, 1988, John Salter Jr. and his son were driving on Central Wisconsin’s Highway 14 when, for some unknown reason, their truck started driving off of the scheduled route. They’ve been traveling in the opposite direction for an hour, but neither of them could account for the lost time. They eventually decided to take a rest for the night and continue their journey in the morning.
During their drive the next morning, they saw a bright saucer-like form which immediately disappeared in an incredible speed. They began to feel some sort of familiarity upon seeing the mysterious saucer, but they would only start having detailed flashbacks months later. They recall getting forced off the highway by unknown creatures who communicated with them through telepathy. The creatures led them to a spacecraft, where they received injections in various parts of their bodies. After that, they were guided back to their truck, and Salter claimed that they parted with the creatures in a friendly manner.
These events take a bizarre turn when upon returning home, Salter noticed an improvement in his health. His immunity was heightened, cuts and scratches healed rapidly, age spots and wrinkles have faded, among others. Salter’s son did not experience the same physical changes, but claimed that the encounter was the most extraordinary event in his life.
5. Pascagoula Abduction (1973)
On the night of October 11, 1973, Charles Hickson and his friend, Calvin Parker Jr., were fishing from an old pier in the Pascagoula River when they heard a zipping sound and spotted a glowing, elongated object hovering above the ground. Three humanoid creatures emerged and took Hickson and Parker aboard the spacecraft, where they were examined. They were returned to the fishing site after the examination, after which they immediately reported the encounter to the sheriff.