Most people know that March 20th is the Spring Equinox this year, but very few people know that March 20th is also Alien Abduction Day every year! Yes, this is a real holiday when people who either claim to have been abducted by aliens or who are interested in studying the phenomenon gather at various events around the world to discuss alien abductions. In attendance are often experts from UFO organizations, physicists, physicians, filmmakers and UFO-ologists who study the controversial phenomenon. While most experts don’t put any stock in the numerous stories of extraterrestrial kidnappings, there are also people from all walks of life who believe they have happened.
How It All Started
The first alien abduction stories that got widespread attention in the United States was the tale of Betty and Barney Hill, who claimed to have been abducted in September 1961 while driving. They had no memory of a missing two hours, but under hypnosis they described their kidnapping in great detail, including being studied and having experiments done on them. Just a few years earlier in Brazil, Antonio Vilas Boas claimed to have been abducted by strange creatures from a spaceship. In the decades since, reports of alien abductions have come from all corners of the world. They continue to this day, with many common elements such as the presence of alien creatures called “greys” or “greens” with large eyes in oversized heads, a feeling of foreboding, medical and physical experiments and lost time.
Alien Abduction Day – Learning More About Aliens and UFOs
Whether you believe you’ve been abducted by aliens, would like to learn more about them or are a skeptic who simply needs any excuse for a celebration, there are lots of ways to delve into the world of supposed alien abductions.
Organizations That Study Extraterrestrial Kidnappings
There are organizations that study reported abductions. While most of them are founded by people who have reported being kidnapped themselves, others have been established by professionals in various disciplines. For the most part, government entities discount these groups, but they persist and flourish. Some of these include:
- International Center of Abduction Research (http://www.ufoabduction.com/straighttalk.htm)
- Mutual UFO Network (https://www.mufon.com/)
- Project Blue Book was a USAF program studying tales of UFOs and abductions from 1949 to 1961. This was a legitimate series of investigations, with some stories never being satisfactorily explained. To learn more about Project Blue Book, start here.
- The National UFO Reporting Center (http://www.nuforc.org/)
The United State’s Air Force has a formerly secret air base in the Nevada desert where they tested experimental, top-secret aircraft for decades. Many UFO enthusiasts also believe that crashed extraterrestrial aircraft (UFOs) and even alien corpses are being held at Area 51 and have been studied by the government for decades. You can find countless articles and even purported videos of the alien spacecraft and alien autopsies on YouTube. Area 51 supposedly holds the UFO that crashed in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico.
Roswell, New Mexico holds a UFO Festival every year that draws tens of thousands of people, many of them wearing alien costumes for Alien Costume Contest. The Roswell UFO Museum and Research Center is a popular spot for festivalgoers and there are numerous speakers covering topics from alien abductions to how to do your own UFO research. Another popular spot for abductees to gather is the McMenamin’s Hotel UFO Festival in Oregon, celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.
At Halloween Empire, we offer alien costumes as well as party favors like our flashing alien necklaces for when you host your next alien bash or UFO watching party. Alien Abduction Day is the perfect day to host your extraterrestrial-themed event!