Why should we investigate Alien Abductions?
It may sound like a strange question, but a lot of people ask why an abduction should be investigated. Some claim that abductions are not real
and we are simply investigating someone's fairy tale. Others believe all abduction reports are real, and should simply be taken as truth.
In reality, neither extreme is true. Sometimes, people do make false reports for a variety of reasons, but to just off hand reject a claim of an abduction
experience is counterproductive. All reports need to be investigated to determine if the experience was potentially real or not. Even a valid case needs further investigation.
Why would we investigate a valid case further? It's simple; sometimes a small piece of information may be overlooked while investigating the initial
report of an abduction experience. Investigating an abduction is like looking at a crime scene, every detail is needed and valuable. A detail that appears completely insignificant and irrelevant to the abductee may provide a valuable clue in seeing the overall picture to the investigative team.
So, what happens when an abductee makes a report and then goes through this process? What can an abductee expect?
Initially, there will probably be a request for a written report. The initial investigator will then ask specific questions about the incident. The investigator will be looking for certain details that fall into the category of "abduction criteria." You may be asked to check your body for scars or other unusual marks with a black light. After this process, there may be one or more follow-up sessions with an investigator so the incident can be gone over again. Sometimes hypnotic regression may be suggested.
After the initial investigation is completed, a letter will be sent summarizing the team's findings. It may include recommendations for further action or
Is the investigative process scary? Not compared to some abduction experiences. It's pretty much like talking about any other incident one has
experienced in life. This is not like a Hollywood-style interrogation complete with bright lights and angry accusing investigators. ICAR tries to ensure that
its investigators are competent, empathetic to abduction issues, and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Perhaps you are still wondering why anyone would want go through all this work over an alleged abduction. It is due to the fact that part of ICAR's
goal is to establish what the alien agenda is. In order to do so, huge numbers of abductions must be investigated to establish patterns. These
patterns are like puzzle pieces, and when the pieces are laboriously fit together, it is hoped that the overall picture will be a complete
comprehensive piece of work. One report tells us little, but 10,000 reports tell us a lot. These investigations, while time consuming, are immensely
important to ICAR and to the world as a whole.
Please, if you have had an experience, contact us as soon as possible. Often, reports are received within minutes or hours of the initial event.
Investigations are conducted as quickly as it is possible to do so, even if it's not as fast as we would like under ideal circumstances. This information is
vital to the overall picture, and we desperately need to define UFO and alien phenomena in a realistic manner.
An investigation can be terminated at anytime by either the abductee or the investigator.