Recent years have seen a proliferation of claims about implants inserted into humans by aliens. Particularly strange is one type of claims involving implants shoved up abductees’ noses. This kind of procedure even made an appearance in the movie “Total Recall” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It started with the 1976 Sandy Larson case, where the alien actions included a nose operation. Betty Andreasson, like latter cases, also reported a similar procedure, this time with an implant on a rod placed inside her nose. About this subject David Jacobs writes:
“Toward the end of the examination, the aliens either implant a small, round, seemingly metallic object in the abductees’ ear, nose, or sinus cavity, or remove such an object. The object is small as or smaller than a BB, and it usually is smooth, or has small spikes sticking out of it, or has holes in it. The function of this device is unknown: It might be a locator so that the targeted individual can be found and abducted… Several abductees have reported that a ball-shaped object either dropped out of their nose or was expelled when they blew their nose. All of these expulsions happened before they knew they had been abducted.”
John Mack also says in his book “Abduction” that “I have myself studied a ½ – to ¾ -inch thin, wiry object that was given to me by one of my clients, a twenty-four-year-old woman, after it came out of her nose following an abduction experience… A nuclear biologist colleague said the “specimen” was not a naturally occurring biological object but could be a manufactured fiber of some sort.”
Also connected with these alleged implants are the scars that the abductees notice in their bodies and lately realize are associated with abduction episodes. This is an interesting detail because, long before the first documented abduction report, contactee Howard Menger in his 1959 book “From Outer Space to You”, when he meets the Venusian girl Marla in the company of George Van Tassel, writes the following: “I remember her blushing when Van told her that she bore a scar on her upper leg, one of the ways in which certain people are “marked” and are known to their own as “one of themselves”. Marla smiled and said, “But I have never seen a flying saucer, or had a contact with a space person.” To which Van replied somewhat enigmatically, “You don’t have to!””.
In 1995, Derrel Sims, an alien abduction researcher contacted Roger Leir, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. From their collaboration several surgeries were performed for the removal of objects from the bodies of alleged abductees. Four metallic rods covered with an unusual biological membrane were found. Surprisingly, the soft tissue surrounding the objects had a high quantity of small nerve receptors, with no inflammatory response. Also, three objects that “appeared to be small grayish ovoid balls” were removed. These objects were attached to anomalies in the skin, known in the abduction milieu as “scoop marks”.
However, the possibility that these objects are some kind of tracking or behavior-controlling devices doesn’t seem plausible. All the “hard evidence” presented, on close examination, doesn’t amount to much. Certainly, none of it seems to provide the undeniable proof of alien intervention. Like so much else in the UFO mystery the hard evidence is flimsy and equivocal. In the end, we are left with the testimony of the witnesses on which we build our explanations and theories.
- Jacobs, David, Secret Life: Firsthand Accounts of UFO Abductions, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1992.
- Mack, John E., Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens, New York, Ballantine Books, 1995.
- Leir, Roger, Casebook: Alien Implants, New York, Dell Books, 2000.
- Pritchard, David, “Physical Evidence and Abductions”, in Pritchard, Andrea et al., Alien Discussions – Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference, Cambridge, North Cambridge Press, 1994.