Later in the morning, she told her husband about her experience. The couple looked around and noticed that the witness' jewelry box had been pushed away from it normal position against the wall at the spot where the creature had been standing.
Then her husband recalled it appeared he had slept deeper than usual over the night.
The witness, however, admitted that she has had similar experiences throughout her life.
"I have never spoken out about them for fear of ridicule... but only recently began to document what I remember as it happens currently," she said.
Despite the woman's belief that she may have been abducted by aliens, skeptical readers have commented that her casual reaction to the sight of a strange being in her room suggests she may have had a lucid dream experience while sleepwalking.
Skeptics also argued that the woman's admission that she has had similar experiences in the past suggests that she suffers a mental health-related condition that induces the strange experiences.
Skeptics have often tried to explain away claimed abduction experiences as due to conditions involving altered states of consciousness, such as lucid dreaming and other states involving heightened suggestibility.
But believers have dismissed such interpretation of alien abduction experiences, saying that experiences of "missing time" could not be due to subjective states of altered consciousness, because some reports of "missing time" experience involved multiple witnesses.
For instance, Open Minds reported late in March the case of a couple from Ridgecrest, California, who reported experiencing "loss of time" linked to a UFO sighting while travelling between Edwards Air Force Base and China Lake Naval Base.
According to alien abduction believers, it is difficult to explain how two separate individuals could have experienced a profoundly altered state of consciousness at the same time without inferring outside agency, such as the aliens who abducted them.
UFO researchers have also noted recently the increasing incidence of reports of "lost time" linked to UFO sightings.
An interesting aspect of the latest sighting that some UFO enthusiasts noted is the striking similarity of the woman's drawing of the alien to a species of extraterrestrials known in the alien and UFO community as Greys.
Greys are described as tall humanoids up to nine feet tall with pale skin, large eyes, a large head, and spindly limbs.
According to alien researchers, Grey aliens were the species of extraterrestrials involved in the legendary 1947 Roswell UFO crash.
The abductee's sketch of what looks like a Grey alien is consistent with previous reports by whistleblowers that most alien abductions involved Greys operating under an alleged treaty signed with the U.S. government in 1954.
The alleged treaty allows Greys to abduct a limited number of humans for the purpose of medical experiments.
But according to alien researchers, Greys have violated the terms of the treaty by carrying out abductions on an expanded scale, and the U.S. government has not been able to stop them.
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