On August 20, 1976 four students from The Massachusetts College of Art set out on a camping trip along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, a 92 mile corridor of lakes and rivers in northern Maine. On the second night identical twins Jack and Jim Weiner, along with their friends Chuck Rak and Charlie Foltz witnessed a large glowing orb changing colors and hovering over the treetops near their camping site.
On August 26, while camping on the shores of Eagle Lake the four men decided to go night fishing and built a large bonfire to use as a makeshift lighthouse to find their way back to shore. While fishing Chuck Rak had the feeling that he was being obvserved, and when he looked over his shoulder he saw the same orb a couple of hundred yards away ascending out of the trees. The orb was estimated to be about 80 feet in diameter and slowly moved across the treetops along the bank of the lake. Upon Chuch Rak alerting his friends to what he had seen, Charlie Foltz used a flashlight to send an S.O.S. signal towards the orb, it instantly sent back a beam of light that surrounded their canoe and the orb rapidly closed in on their location.
Their fascination quickly turned into panic and they began frantically paddling towards the bonfire on shore. The next thing they remember is standing on shore and watching the object hovering 20 or 30 feet above the surface of the lake. Charlie Foltz pointed his flashlight at the object again and it shot off into the sky.
The large bonfire they had built was now a pile of embers, and to them only about 20 or 30 minutes had passed.
The men were exhausted and went to sleep without talking about the incident.
A few years later, Jim Weiner suffered a head injury that caused tempero-limbic epilepsy, his doctor asked him to report any unusual experiences, and upon telling them about some of the strange experiences he and his friends had endured, and the nightmares that followed the doctor advised him to contact a UFO researcher. His brother Jack admitted to having nightmares similar to his own. Jim Weiner contacted Raymond Fowler at a UFO lecture near boston seeking his help.
In In January of 1989, Raymond Fowler referred Jim to a professional hypnotist named Anthony Constantino. Under hypnosis all four men confirmed each other's repressed memories of being abducted and taken aboard the craft, where they were examined and samples of their bodily fluids were taken.
Their story has been told on the television shows "UFO Files" on the history channel and "Unsolved Mysteries"
The Allagash Abductions
Tinwiki.org The Allagash Incident
I used to camp near there and have had some odd experiences to say the least, which is why it creeps me out so much personally.
Originally posted by Majorion
Could you tell us about any paranormal experiences that you may have had while camping near there?
Originally posted by NGC2736
there could be more to the idea of military involvement than meets the eye. Provided it is true, of course.
Originally posted by NephraTari
intereesting story, was the hypnosis session recorded?