Sorry it took me so long, finally listened to this archive report this afternoon. And good news!!! It was just the internal speaker that was broken
on my computer
I got some external speakers and I've got sound again!
I really can't believe it took me so long to figure that out LOL.
On of the coolest items I saw on the CBC Report page was the timeline with linked media on Alien Abductions in Canada. VERY cool resource in general.
I'm wondering why CNN doesn't have a similar feature. You could use such an application to represent anything via timeline that you have media on.
Seems like a great tool.
On to the interview, the entire clip lasts about 24 minutes.
Charlotte Brown's (pseudonym) account is really quite chilling. Hopkins asks her at one point how she's comfortable talking about it, but it seems
from her tone that she ins't comfortable at all.
The second thing that struck me about the interview, is the fact that her second abduction took place in Daylight! Perhaps my lack of research in the
abduction field is showing here, but I've not heard of Daylight Abductions before. The pattern that I've read is that they usually happen at night.
On a side note, it's always nice to hear from Friedman, and for note he is asked on the record if he's ever been abducted himself, Friedman answered
'no', but says he's worked with signigicant numbers of abductees, enough to convince him something is going on.
Back to Charlotte's testimony, she mentions being 'scraped' on her arm, and an incision on her leg. Hopkins compares this to the 'scoop' marks
found on some abductees. She also tells of a large 'needle' being inserted into her abdomen, and a metal 'burr' inserted into her nose. The nose
thing had a 'tearing' sound with the insertion. Apparently a few years ago she sneezed it out! And kept it! Somehow it's gone missing since?
Friedman thinks the 'up the nose' object was some sort of tracking device. Possibly a data recorder also. Neither Budd nor Stanton has ever come
across one, but they claim there is a pattern to these 'up the nose' implants, and that many have been removed from abductees. They also suggest
these objects could be influencing the brain itself.
Hopkins precludes the possibility of paranoia on the part of his interviewed abductees due to extensive psychological testing, administered by a
psychologist (un-named woman) who was 'blind' as to the sought results of testing. The abductees did show some 'trust' issues, according to
The psychologist (once informed the subjects were abductees) suggested that the findings were consistent with people who may have actually had these
experiences. Charlotte herself claims she has always been 'shy'.
Hopkins also tells about an army officer who was abducted, and whose physical strength was countered somehow during the abduction. The man felt he
could not move, and did what the beings asked.
Friedman also reports on the lack of reporting on the abduction issue.
Friedman states that sightings are always present, they just aren't usually covered on the national news wires and are limited to local reporting.
Anyway, I won't give it all away, but perhaps this synopsis of the report will drum up a bit of interest from the ATS crowd in commenting on this
I've been spending my time researching historical events this past week (Specifically the battle of los angeles) and am always interested in new data
from historical events. Eyewitness testimony, while not physical evidence itself, is still important in my view. You never know where a lead may
lead. One thing I've learned in my last week of research is that NOBODY has looked into several of these events enough to provide a satisfactory
answer. I would be interested to hear a current report from Hopkins and/or Friedman, following up with details from the time of this event. It always
seems that 'researchers' stop digging at some point, it's frustrating.
In fact, I think I just decided to take my B.O.L.A. data public here at ATS. I haven't finished researching the event yet, and there are still MANY
questions to be answered, but the data I've got assembled so far is far more vast than anywhere I've been able to find on the net. I think I'm up
to the high 30's in the number of newspaper articles alone that discuss the event. It's time someone (ATS) investigated this case further, and
answered these questions.---Just realized I'm going off topic, I'll start a new thread before the day is out...
Anyway Dulcimer, thanks for posting this. It was interesting listening. Especially the tense moment at the end where Stanton teases the host
As a collector of data, I'll add this info to my 'eyewitness reports' files.