Schirmer Abduction

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Herbert Schirmer
Alleged abduction
Status Single Abductee
First abduction date December 3, 1967
Location Ashland, Nebraska

Nebraska Police Sergeant Herbert Schirmer claimed that he was abducted by extraterrestrials on December 3, 1967, while in Ashland, Nebraska. His case was one of those investigated in the Condon Report. He flew to Boulder, Colorado and was examined under hypnosis by psychologist Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle of the University of Wyoming on February 13, 1968.

Under hypnosis he reported that he had seen a blurred white object that came out of what he had at first mistaken for a truck because of blinking red lights. The white object communicated mentally with him, preventing him from drawing his gun. After hypnosis he said that the beings in the vehicle were friendly, had bases on Venus, and drew energy from power lines.

The commission's conclusion was "Evaluation of psychological assessment tests, the lack of any evidence, and interviews with the patrolman, left project staff with no confidence that the trooper’s reported UFO experience was physically real." Sprinkle thought Schirmer believed what he was saying and was not consciously inventing the story.

It is widely believed that the events described by Schirmer were in fact the result of sleep paralysis". Schirmer described the aliens he encountered as reptilian beings or reptoids. When Sprinkle asked Schirmer if he was in fact probed by the reptoids, he confirmed that he was anally probed. Following a full colonoscopy, no probe was found. A second study also failed to show any evidence of probing.

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