Charles L. Moody Alien Abduction
August 13, 1975, Air
Force Sergeant Charles L. Moody
desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico, to observe a meteor shower,
observed more than he had bargained for. A silver glowing
object separated itself from the brilliant flashes far above
descend to the desert floor. At a height of twenty feet or so,
the UFO approximately
the size of a city bus and now emitting a high pitched whine began to
move in his direction.
desperately tried to
start his car, giving up after repeated attempts produced no response.
The strange craft finally stopped a few feet from the hapless Moody and
hovered menacingly, shadowy figures vaguely visible through a
rectangular widow. Frozen with fear the serviceman felt a numbness
steal through his body
followed by a sense of lethargy.
The next thing he
remembered was the object rising back into the
heavens and disappearing.
Moody frantically twisted the ignition key all the while pumping the
gas, this time the automobile responded the engine
exploding into life. Skidding and sliding the car grabbed for traction
and within minutes was hurtling down the desert highway in the
direction of home. Upon arrival he was astonished to find it
3 a.m., an hour and a half was missing.
days physical complaints began to manifest themselves, lower back pain
and a lower body rash. His physician believing it to be psychosomatic,
possibly stress related, advised him to try
self hypnosis/hypnotic regression as an aid in remembering the missing
advice met with some success, Moody
remembering the events that followed the UFO's descent and the numbness
and lethargy that followed its approach.
Two beings about six feet in height had approached his car and
rendered him unconscious, when he awoke he was inside the craft, on his
back and paralyzed; standing next to him was an alien dressed in a
silver suit with whitish grey skin and a bald head who though somewhat
shorter than the others exuded authority and was apparently the leader.
telepathically questioning Moody as to whether he would be compliant
and receiving a positive response he removed the paralysis.
was then apparently given a tour of the ship, shown its drive unit and
informed the vessel was only a landing craft, the mother ship was in
orbit 400 miles away.  The leader then purportedly rendered the Air
Force sergeant unconscious again, crew members carrying him to his car
was examined by Charles McQuiston co-inventor of the Psychological
Stress Evaluator (an early form of voice lie detector) who declared him
to be telling the truth insofar as he believed it. 
two contradictions emerged in Moody’s recounting, he changed the
distance of the mother ship to 6,000 miles from 400, and described the
aliens, earlier referred to as six foot, as frail.
possible, as might be the case with many alien abductions, that he was
suffering from an hallucinatory (often vivid) event of the type
associated with sleep paralysis.
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