posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 12:33 PM
is a term used in ufology to describe a physical object placed in a person's body after they have been abducted by aliens.
Claimed abilities of the implants range from mind control to biotelemetry (the latter akin to humans tagging wild animals for study).
History of implant claims
According to researcher Peter Rogerson, who has been sceptical of alien abduction claims, the idea of alleged genuine alien implants can be traced
back to the 1950s, as part of the so-called "Shaver Mystery", which involved claims that the Dero, a sinister civilization in beneath the earth, was
kidnapping people for torture.
The March 1957 edition of the long John Nebel radio show featured John Robinson, a sidekick of Jim Moseley reporting a dramatically spooky, if not
very plausible, abduction tale. The gist of it was that in 1944 Robinson had a neighbour named Steve Brodie who one day saw (in Robinson's apartment)
a copy of one of Ray Palmer's magazines featuring the Dero. Brodie yelled out "He speaks of the Dero!", and proceeded to tell Robinson how he had
been prospecting out west with a companion in 1938. One day they encountered two mysterious cowled figures who paralyzed Brodie by pointing a rod-like
device at him. When the companion tried to flee, they fired at him and Brodie heard him scream, and smelled burnt flesh. When one of the figures
placed 'small earphones' behind his ears he lost consciousness. From time to time he came to, in a place which fellow prisoners told him was the
cave of the Dero. Each time his brain began to clear, the cowled one adjusted the earphones and he lost consciousness again. He eventually came to,
walking the streets of Manhattan two years later. Brodie showed Robinson scarred patches behind his ears, a little smaller than a silver dollar. Since
his ordeal Brodie claimed he was unable to eat meat ... Time passed; Robinson left the apartment but on returning for a visit found that Brodie had
disappeared. Another neighbour told Robinson that he had seen Brodie in Arizona, wandering about like a zombie. We are presumably supposed to conclude
that he was back under the control of the Dero. It is in this unlikely tale that we first encounter the implants (behind the ears, as in Invasion of
the Martians) and other abductionist staples such as the paralyzing rods and the doorway amnesia. In later years, the claims of people like Budd
Hopkins and David Michael Jacobs would popularize alien abduction ideas in general, including reports of unusual "implants" associated with
abductions. According to researcher Peter Rogerson (who is generally sceptical of alien abduction claims), the idea of allegedly genuine alien
implants can be traced back to the 1950s, as part of the so-called "Shaver Mystery" -- claims that the "Dero," a sinister civilization in beneath
the earth, was kidnapping people for torture.
YouTube - Alien Implants - the Evidence