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Budd Hopkins Intruders.pdf
Budd Hopkins remembers being fourteen and being fascinated with the long, lens-like spaceships in Roswell, and the notion of life being other than earth, and of such life being smarter than they were.
When he was young and still being loved by his family, Hopkins recalls his time driving around on a family vacation in the country going to all the state parks and museums. He writes about the early days of his education, the days of wildness and wonder.
Mack traces his work with Hopkins starting with a visit in July 1959 to the Hopkins Residence in Lower Cape May, where Hopkins invited Mack to spend the night. In that following year, a great deal of time was spent with Hopkins in New London, CT, where he was painting and developing sculptural forms.
The web site Intruders: Biography of Budd Hopkins is linked to several organizations including Intruders Magazine, which is the magazine behind the book. For more information about Intruders magazine, click here .
The author of Nuclear War Survival Skills for the Nuclear War Survival Skills Series (see here ), Budd Hopkins spent 11 months touring Australia and New Zealand with his appearance artist, Marcia Mihalsky.
The stories of people who have had encounters with aliens are explored in Budd Hopkins’Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods. It is the most detailed and intensive examination of these cases ever reported by a single writer. The book also draws on Budd Hopkins’earlier work, Missing Time (1981), where he presented the case of a man who lost years in a shared dream with a friendly alien from the Pleiades. Also included are Budd Hopkins’Witnessed (1984), where Budd interviews close to a hundred witnesses from all over the United States.
In his new book, The Enigma of Reason, Budd Hopkins challenges the concept that alien abduction and alien visitation are limited to “only” certain relatively well-educated, wealthy urban types. If one does not exclude experiences by people living in the “most violence-prone, poverty-stricken, suicidal, emotionally disturbed and pathologically dysfunctional” sectors of the population, as he does, it is necessary to seriously reconsider the likelihood of successful abduction by more “ordinary” people. In fact, the evidence suggests that such experience are even more likely to occur among those people living in the “segments of society that are generally assumed to be least likely to encounter ‘extraterrestrial’ phenomena.” Therefore, Budd Hopkins suggests, since the probability of experiencing the phenomena is so high, in many cases the experience is actually misdiagnosed as being an abduction.
Budd Hopkins has had the opportunity to interview many (I can count two dozen on one hand!) people who claim to have been abducted by an alien species, and in doing so has confronted them with the possibility that they may not have experienced a kidnapping as they understand the term. What seems to be a kind of “locked-room” syndrome develops, where a group of abductees become so certain of their experience that they will not entertain the possibility that it was not real. Hopkins calls these groups Abductee Panels. These days, with the growing number of skeptics who question the validity of such reports, what seems to be happening more often is that abductees of the past are being hounded in a manner not much different from the way that the Catholic Church hounded Galileo. While Budd Hopkins is not anti-alien, he is steadfast in his belief that in order to understand the phenomenon, we must deal with it “warts and all”—as he puts it, “with the unpredictable, wild, and absurd as well as the rational and scientific.” That is a hard pill to swallow for people who are invested in an outcome (that the experience was real) that does not really fit their worldview. If they truly want to understand the truth, Budd Hopkins has argued, they must take the most radical step possible—acknowledge that there is a chance the experience was not real, and even go further than that: they must allow that this possibility is even more likely to be true for the people who have the most difficulty getting on with the world. This is a liberating point of view, and we can only hope it has the effect of persuading those who are anxious to be convinced, that they should not exclude from their inquiries other cases in which different, non-human entities intrude into the lives of ordinary people.