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Budd Hopkins

Budd Hopkins is a world-renowned artist, author, and pioneer UFO abduction researcher. Having investigated well over 700 cases, he now heads the Intruders Foundation, a nonprofit, scientific research and support organization. Taken together, his three books, Missing Time, 1981, Intruders, 1987, and Witnessed, 1996, are widely regarded by researchers and skeptics alike as comprising the most influential series of books yet published on the abduction phenomenon. These works, Hopkins' lectures, and his other presentations have been responsible for bringing a number of other noted researchers-David Jacobs, John Carpenter, Yvonne Smith, and John Mack, among others-into this extraordinary area of specialization.

articles & documents

Alien Abduction? Junk Science Calls It Sleep Paralysis

Budd Hopkins

Junk Science is the proper designation for the many outlandish, irrelevant and unsupported hypotheses debunkers have employed over the years to dismiss UFO abductions (some of which I will discuss in future articles). Non-junk Science - the real thing, based upon the scientific method - begins by amassing and studying all the accurate, relevant data before any serious hypothesizing takes place.

Ethical Implications of the UFO Abduction Phenomenon

Budd Hopkins

I will concentrate instead on what information we can derive from their accounts that might bear on the question of the moral nature of the UFO phenomenon. Are the UFO occupants, as they are described by their abductees, good or bad, friends or foes, or is the situation just not reducible to such terms?

Kidnapped by UFOs? - Budd Hopkins' Abduction Cases

PBS NOVA - Kidnapped by UFOs?

Budd Hopkins' cases -- people who believe they have been abducted by aliens. Excerpts from interview by PBS NOVA.

Kidnapped by UFOs? - Interview with Budd Hopkins

PBS NOVA - Kidnapped by UFOs?

Interview with Budd Hopkins, leading abduction researcher and author.

On Witness Intimidation - The Debunker's Basic Weapon

Budd Hopkins

After decades of dealing with debunkers' attacks upon anyone reporting UFO abductions, I am still amazed at the ill-informed and often cruel nature of these published assaults. I am not referring here to diatribes against investigators like myself, because, as Harry Truman pointed out, to be in the kitchen involves a certain amount of heat. Instead, I mean attacks against the abductees themselves, the innocent men, women and children who have dared to report their suspicions of ongoing UFO

Patterns of UFO Abductions

Budd Hopkins

"Anyone familiar with the subject is aware that UFO abduction reports almost always include accounts of physical examinations performed inside the craft. The abductee usually lies naked and immobile on a flat table while one or more of a wide variety of physical operations are carried out. There is, however, one virtually universal detail in these procedures that has never, to my knowledge, been commented upon in the literature: the abductee never seems to feel any degree of shame or embarrassment about his or her nudity."

Science is Not Always What Science Programs Do: A Response to NOVA's Program on UFO Abductions

Budd Hopkins

Readers familiar with the writings and lectures of the late Dr. Allen Hynek may recognize in the above title an expanded version of one of his most quoted bon mots, "Science is not always what scientists do." After viewing the recent Nova program which systematically and outrageously distorted the UFO abduction phenomenon and my work in the field, it's fair to say that Nova has abandoned its right to be thought of as either objective, balanced, or scientific.

websites & organizations

Intruders Foundation - Budd Hopkins' UFO Abduction Research Organization

Over a decade ago Budd Hopkins founded the Intruders Foundation as a nonprofit organization with four basic goals: To provide sympathetic help, understanding and personal investigation for those reporting UFO abduction experiences. To carry out systematic research into the abduction phenomenon through a careful study of its patterns and resulting physical and psychological evidence. To mount an extensive program of public education about the phenomenon. To develop a cadre of trained professionals in various fields to carry out all of these projects.


Intruders: The Incredible Visitations At Copley Woods Budd HopkinsThere have been tens of thousands of verified UFO sightings and landings. But it is the actual temporary abductions that are the most controversial and dramatic stories behind this phenomenon. In the summer of 1983, Kathie Davis was floated out of her room in rural Indianapolis, while she slept, then subjected to a physical examination inside a UFO. The story she told the world afterwards, and corroborated by specialists and hundreds of other victims all over the country, is not to be missed or dismissed lightly. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Missing Time Budd HopkinsThe arrival of extraterrestrial visitors is one of the most momentous events of our time. In Intruders Budd Hopkins explored the shocking truth about the contact between earthling and alien: that human beings are temporarily abducted and taken aboard UFOs. But Hopkins could not have told the stories of those victims without first having discovered the one experience common to all who report alien encounters — the phenomenon known as "missing time." Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility, and Transgenic Beings Budd Hopkins, Carol RaineyIn Sight Unseen, Budd Hopkins and coauthor Carol Rainey show how fascinating discoveries in modern science support the plausibility of the UFO phenomenon. Featuring sixteen never-before-published cases, Sight Unseen probes two newly uncovered patterns in alien abduction: cases of UFO "invisibility" and reports of genetically altered alien beings who interact with humans during their routine lives. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Witnessed Budd HopkinsThe long-awaited investigative report by artist and veteran UFO researcher Budd Hopkins (Missing Time, 1982; Intruders, 1987) details a remarkable abduction that took place in downtown Manhattan early on the morning of November 30, 1989. The case is unique for many reasons: several witnesses from vantage points on or near the Brooklyn Bridge saw the UFO and the abductee (Linda Cortile) floating 12 stories up in a blazing blue-white light; three of these witnesses (a highly placed United Nations diplomat and his security guards) later came to understand that they had been abducted at the same time. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...