Welcome to our first episode of our exploration of the very weird world of alien abductions. We talk about the strange mixture of Cold War anxiety, racial tension, emerging biotechnology that shaped the very first accounts of alien abductions--both in the movies and, allegedly, in real life. We cover the strange paranoia of Richard Shaver, the taking of Betty and Barney Hill, the very bizarre story of Travis Walton, and the very psychedelic abduction of Betty Andreasson.
Bonus Material: Getting to know your Orthons from your Quazgaas
Also check out our interview on the Wide Weird Atlantic Podcast!
Further Reading for the Curious:
Bridget Brown, They Know Us Better Than They Know Ourselves
Nigel Waston, Captured By Aliens?