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'''Alien abduction claimants''' (also called '''abductees''' and '''experiencers''') are people who have claimed to have been [[alien abduction|abducted by aliens]]. The term " phenomenon" describes claims of non-human creatures [[kidnapping]] individuals and temporarily removing them from familiar terrestrial surroundings.<ref name="whoisanabductee">Rodeghier, Mark. "Who is an Abductee? A Set of Selection Criteria for Abductees." In: Pritchard, Andrea & Pritchard, David E. & Mack, John E. & Kasey, Pam & Yapp, Claudia. ''Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference''. Cambridge: North Cambridge Press. p. 22.</ref> The abductors, usually interpreted aextraterrestrial life forms, are said to subject experiencers to a forced [[medical]] examination that emphasizes the alleged experiencer's [[reproductive system]].<ref name="medicaldiff">Miller, John G. "Medical Procedural Differences: Alien Versus Human." In: Pritchard, Andrea & Pritchard, David E. & Mack, John E. & Kasey, Pam & Yapp, Claudia. ''Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference''. Cambridge: North Cambridge Press. pp. 59–64.</ref>
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'''Alien abduction claimants''' (also called '''abductees''' and '''experiencers''') are people who have claimed to have been [[alien abduction|abducted by aliens]]. The term "abduction phenomenon" describes claims of non-human creatures [[kidnapping]] individuals and temporarily removing them from familiar terrestrial surroundings.<ref name="whoisanabductee">Rodeghier, Mark. "Who is an Abductee? A Set of Selection Criteria for Abductees." In: Pritchard, Andrea & Pritchard, David E. & Mack, John E. & Kasey, Pam & Yapp, Claudia. ''Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference''. Cambridge: North Cambridge Press. p. 22.</ref> The abductors, usually interpreted as being extraterrestrial life forms, are said to subject experiencers to a forced [[medical]] examination that emphasizes the alleged experiencer's [[reproductive system]].<ref name="medicaldiff">Miller, John G. "Medical Procedural Differences: Alien Versus Human." In: Pritchard, Andrea & Pritchard, David E. & Mack, John E. & Kasey, Pam & Yapp, Claudia. ''Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference''. Cambridge: North Cambridge Press. pp. 59–64.</ref>
 
   
 
The first alien abduction narrative to be widely publicized was the [[Betty and Barney Hill abduction]] in 1961.<ref name=time>{{cite news |title=Testament for Believers |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,828455,00.html |work=[[Time (magazine)|Time]] |date=November 18, 1966 |access-date=2008-07-30 }}</ref> Since that time, the credibility and mental health of alleged experiencers has taken on great importance to those seeking to determine the veracity of the abduction claims. Mainstream academics and members of the skeptics movement generally doubt that the phenomenon occurs literally as reported, and have proposed a variety of alternative explanations.
 
The first alien abduction narrative to be widely publicized was the [[Betty and Barney Hill abduction]] in 1961.<ref name=time>{{cite news |title=Testament for Believers |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,828455,00.html |work=[[Time (magazine)|Time]] |date=November 18, 1966 |access-date=2008-07-30 }}</ref> Since that time, the credibility and mental health of alleged experiencers has taken on great importance to those seeking to determine the veracity of the abduction claims. Mainstream academics and members of the skeptics movement generally doubt that the phenomenon occurs literally as reported, and have proposed a variety of alternative explanations.
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