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Alien abductions in Canada

The Story

"Charlotte Brown" claims to have been abducted twice. Once when she was almost nine and again when she was 15. She tells CBC's Peter Gzowski how four-foot-six-inch extraterrestrials inserted a needle-like probe into her abdomen and a burr-shaped tracking device up her nostril. Charlotte Brown is not her real name. It all sounds totally off the wall, admits Budd Hopkins, a well-known expert on alien abductions. But having collected over 120 abduction cases, Hopkins says Charlotte's story follows a common and credible pattern. Physicist Stanton Friedman, one the world's leading ufologists, supports Hopkins and says experiences like Charlotte's are much more frequent than people may think. Gzowski sounds unconvinced.

Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: Oct. 8, 1986
Guest(s): Charlotte Brown (pseudonym), Stanton Friedman, Bud Hopkins
Host: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 24:14

Did You know?

. New Brunswick's Stanton Friedman is a nuclear physicist by training but has been investigating UFOs since 1950. He's considered one of the most knowledgeable and credible people in all of ufology. He was the original civilian investigator of the famous Roswell Incident, which earned him the moniker the "father of Roswell." He co-wrote a book on the incident titled Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval and Cover-Up of a UFO.

. The Roswell Incident refers to what some believe to be a UFO crash on a New Mexico ranch in 1947. The discovery of strange metal debris, sightings of supposed aliens and witnesses to a spectacular crash have been offered as evidence. The incident was investigated by the U.S. authorities and officially explained as part of a military exercise. But speculations about a government coverup continue.

. Budd Hopkins is a New York artist, author, and a recognized alien abduction researcher, the most controversial aspect of the UFO phenomenon.


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