An Idaho woman has come forward to give filmed testimony not about an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sighting but about being abducted by aliens, hoping that by doing so she might inspire others who have had similar alien abduction experiences to speak out. To be clear, Lisa Tenney wasn't abducted just once; she claims she was abducted multiple times. And although some of her experiences were pleasant and informative, Lisa Tenney claims that some of the aliens that abducted her were more evil than others. In fact, in one instance, she felt as if she was raped.
Express reported August 7 that Lisa Tenney, 40, claims that she was taken aboard a spacecraft (she identifies it as such, thus obviating the idea of it being a UFO) and probed, effectively raped, by evil aliens. Still, even with the horrific experience, she says that some of the aliens were like family to her.
Tenney, who is a life coach in Idaho, says that aliens have been abducting her since she was 6 years old. She also says that there were several kinds of extraterrestrials as well. Some were a bit nicer than others.
The 40-year-old woman says in the video that the worst of the aliens were a group from a government project referred to as "MyLab." These extraterrestrials would probe her genitals, she says, in an aggressive manner.
"There was no emotional connection. It felt like rape. It was not a good feeling."
Tenney says that when the aliens came to call, they would come through her bedroom wall as "static." Once inside, they became solid. She describes them as humanoid without genitals, sporting "large, black, oil-like eyes," with tiny ears and an almost nonexistent mouth. She says there's more telepathy when they speak than actual talking.
And when she traveled with them, she says she could see her body go into the "static" state before she, too, would pass through a wall.
Of the friendly type of alien, Tenney says the one that visited most often was one she called "Mum." She says she and her sister both experienced alien abductions. "Mum," she says, came to her sister more often as well. Mum wasn't "scary" at all and she felt almost as if she were "at the doctor."
She describes the friendly aliens as "higher dimensional, more conscious in their heart."
So why is Lisa Tenney coming forward now to tell her alien abduction story? She wants people to know that there is no stigma attached to being abducted by aliens.
"I want people to know its alright to talk about this," she says, "and to stop being afraid of the stigma of: 'You're crazy'. This is more normal than people want to admit."
Of course, Lisa Tenney is correct in that many scoff at the idea of alien abduction, regardless of the numerous cases where individuals describe, often in great detail, the experiences they have had aboard UFOs or spacecraft or even on faraway worlds.
The most famous alien abduction case is arguably that of Barney and Betty Hill, whose story of abduction from their vehicle on a New Hampshire night in September 1961 has become famous for the separate but contemporaneous stories that have stood the test of years of interviews and even psychological examination. However, it has been posited by Dr. Benjamin Simon, the psychiatrist that interviewed the Hills (his thoughts on the case can be read at Debunker), that the UFO sighting, the spotting of the humanoids in the rotating luminous spacecraft, and the episodes of "lost time" (the abduction periods?) were all part of a "singular aberration" and not a real abduction at all.
Another story that has become part of alien abduction lore is the 1975 disappearance of Travis Walton, who, after a five-day search, reappeared, telling a story of having been abducted, taken into a UFO. As recounted by The Age (via Debunker), Walton said he awoke in a room with three small, bald creatures. Shortly afterward, he blacked out and remembers nothing until he was left on an Arizona highway with the spacecraft flying away from him. His story was, at least the part where he disappeared aboard a spacecraft, corroborated by five co-workers. And although his story has been called a hoax by more than a few, the story has endured. A book of his abduction, The Walton Experience, was made into the movie Fire in the Sky, which has become a cult classic.
But there are those who believe alien abductions to be the product of hoaxes and/or delusional thinking. Susan Clancy, a Harvard University psychologist, studied the alien abduction phenomenon and found that, besides the obvious hoaxers, people who have claimed to have been abducted are actually convinced that it did happen -- even though Clancy is certain it did not.
In interviewing subjects for what would become her book, Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens, Clancy noticed that abductees' memories weren't all that vivid, that they had many overarching storyline similarities (although details might be wildly different), and that none of the abductees, no matter whether their particular experience was pleasant or awful, would say they'd like for it to never have happened. Perhaps more importantly, Clancy posited in her book that there was no documented alien abduction until after such incidents began occurring in fiction, on television shows, and in the movies. In Abducted, she noted how the NBC television movie The UFO Incident was broadcast just two weeks prior to Travis Walton's own incident with a UFO.
Clancy told NPR in 2005 while discussing her book, "I think that it is because coming to believe you're abducted by aliens provides you, of course, with an explanation for psychological distress or problems you might have had. But even more than that, believing that you've been abducted by aliens provides many of these subjects with a meaning for their entire life."
So was Lisa Tinney's story just another self-defining delusion, something prompted by stories and books and films prior to some psychological need to create an alien abduction scenario? Or was she really visited by alien beings who used her as some sort of experimental subject?
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