How could anyone believe he or she was abducted by aliens? Or want to believe it? To answer these questions, psychologist Susan Clancy interviewed and evaluated abductees - old and young, male and female, religious and agstic. She listened closely to their stories - how they struggled to explain their remembered experience, how abduction seemed plausible, and how, having suspected abduction, they began to recollect it, aided by suggestion and hypsis. This book is t only a subtle exploration of the workings of memory, but a sensitive inquiry into the nature of belief.
Susan A. Clancy is a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at INCAE, the Central American Institute for Business Administration.