Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods. Budd Hopkins, Author Random House (NY) $ (p) ISBN Budd Hopkins’ book ‘ Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods’ investigated the claims of a number of alleged alien. Budd Hopkins, Writer: Intruders. Budd Hopkins was born on June 15, in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Elliott Budd Hopkins. He is known for his work on.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Intruders by Budd Hopkins. Intruders by Budd Hopkins. A shocking account–documented and corroborated–of the abduction of humans by aliens, told with chilling objectivity by one of the most diligent UFO investigators in the country. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published December 12th by Ballantine Books first published March 12th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Intrudersplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Over the years and starting in elementary school, I have read many dozens of books about unidentified flying objects and close encounters with them of all kinds.
As a result of this I have become convinced of a few things. First, there are many earnest experiencers at all levels and persons, like Budd Hopkins, sincerely concerned about them. Second, the phenomena coming under this rubric have been exploited, manipulated and fabricated by many individuals and even agencies of our own government f Over the years and starting in elementary school, I have read many dozens of books about unidentified flying objects and close encounters with them of all kinds.
Second, the phenomena coming under this rubric have been exploited, manipulated and fabricated by many individuals and even agencies of our own government for various purposes. Third, that it is very highly unlikely that Earth is being regularly visited by extraterrestrial craft. Fourth, that there is at least a family resemblance between close encounters with “aliens” in the post-war years and encounters with other non-human intelligences which have occurred throughout recorded history, worldwide, and which, in fact, still occur.
Fifth, that hypnotic “memory” retrieval is an extremely faulty method not to be trusted as a means of obtaining data about objective events. These caveats notwithstanding, I read this material as if reading a novel, i.
With all this said, there remain some accounts which truly trouble me. There appear to have been such cases. Here the possible explanations are unsettling. Jul 14, B. Jay rated it liked it. This book did little to win me over from a position of open-minded skepticism, but the earnest stories of the author and his witnesses of midnight abductions will give you the willies for sure.
This book is a great resource for those interested in the recurring themes of alien abduction or for anyone who would enjoy a good fright the next time you see weird shadows in your hallway at night. The Wednesday phone calls that Kathie received when she was pregnant reminded me of the phone call phenomenon that was documented by various people in The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel.
I wonder why that happens. Sep 23, Dollie rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was so disturbing to me that I could only read it in small doses. To the nay-sayers who don’t believe I say, “Why would anyone make this shit up?
Oct 23, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: As silly as it sounds, I find stories of aliens and of alien abductions to be terrifying. There’s something about the ideas of home invasion – alien entities and alien intentions – amnesia – and helplessness in these accounts which make my skin crawl.
I’ve felt this way since childhood, when I would warily peek into UFO books at the library and suffer nightmares for days afterward. I’m not sure what came over me, but I decided to read this classic of the abduction phenomena chronicles as an adul As silly as it sounds, I find stories of aliens and of alien abductions to be terrifying. I’m not sure what came over me, but I decided to read this classic of the abduction phenomena chronicles as an adult to make up my own mind.
The accounts are chilling and strange. Bright and blinding lights, frozen compatriots, missing time, men without identities, and encounters in the woods feature in a chronology of anxiety and fear.
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I couldn’t read this book alone or at night at first. As I read more, however, I noticed some problems with the assumption of the reality of these experiences. One problem is the heavy reliance on hypnotic regression to recall memories. While Hopkins is transparent in how he does or does not use leading questions, and attempts to minimize their impact on the testimonies he collects, one can’t help but look back over the forty years since this publication and how far hypnosis has fallen from favor in the psychiatric and forensic sciences.
Are these accounts trustworthy at all?
Another problem is that many of the reports follow a classic progression of sleep paralysis hallucinations. Sleep paralysis is a common and harmless, though terrifying, hopkkns where a dreamer awakes enough to be conscious, but not enough to rouse the body from the inhibition of motion normal during sleep. The result is a feeling of paralysis and terror, almost always accompanied by auditory, tactile, and visual hallucinations projected onto one’s surroundings. I’ve personally experienced sleep paralysis and it was extremely frightening, but I accept that it is a physical process.
A recurring motif in this book is an abductee waking from sleep in their room to find figures watching them, speaking to them, and guiding them elsewhere. Seeing figures in one’s room is a common experience of sleep paralysis, and it’s easy to imagine that the dreamer fell back intrueers REM sleep and transitioned to a vivid dream state. Intrudwrs motif becomes more damning when one learns that sleep paralysis is often comorbid with narcolepsya condition in which one experiences a disrupted sleep cycle.
Unplanned and unexpected naps caused by undiagnosed narcolepsy could account for “missing ontruders incidents.
Sufferers of narcolepsy may also experience hypnagogic hallucinationswhich are vivid hallucinations experienced when drowsy – much like one abductee’s account of watching television late at night and seeing an alien walk across her hallway.
It’s much easier to believe that she experienced a hypnagogic hallucination while nodding off than that she was visited by an alien grabbing a drink down the hall. Finally, sleep paralysis and nacrolepsy may run in families, which would help to explain why familial groups tend to experience abductions. While I believe that many abductees believe they have experienced an abduction, and suffer side effects and psychological effects, reading this book with curiosity and a critical outlook helped reduce my fear around alien abductions.
It’s still a frightening and compelling narrative, but I took Budd’s advice from the introductory chapter and decided for myself. Before I became a Christian, I read everything I could get my hands on about the UFO phenomenon, including several books on abductions. Most authors in this genre are the farthest thing from objective, and it shows in their research, especially when trying to coax ‘memories’ out of people under hypnosis. Budd Hopkins in this book washonestly, as about as objective as he could be, and I believe he deserves credit for that.
Even when his interviewee is under hypnosis, he is very careful not to Before I became a Christian, I read everything I could get my hands on about the UFO phenomenon, including several books on abductions. Even when his interviewee is under hypnosis, he is very careful not to lead them or suggest things to them.
The one or two times in the book where he does do that it would be hard not to he apologizes to the reader for it. Having said that, the accounts are terrifying, and Hopkins offers no solution or defense against what he perceives to be an assault on the human race by an outside force.
But then again, how could he? My own thoughts on this are long and complex and largely influenced by my understanding of the Bible. Let me just say this; I see no reason to assume that these entities are who or what they say they are, and the abduction literature is amazingly void of accounts by professing born-again Christians.
Apparently our ‘sky brothers’ steer clear of that group. Do you ever wonder why? Sep 11, Revella Notvanella rated it really liked it. This book left chills with me reading this as a young kid.
I literally locked myself in my bedroom unconcerned with anyone until I finished it. I certainly believe in the phenomena of abduction, but never quite came to any kind of concrete conclusion of what I believe this phenomena really IS.
What I find interesting is the many people who came to learn of the phenomena as young kids, like myself I was 10 years old, and I grew up very sheltered. We lived tucked deep into the woods with the onl This book left chills with me reading this as a young kid. We lived tucked deep into the woods with the only real view coming out of the driveway all farmland as my dad bailed hay and the neighbors grew acres of corn.
Intruders by Budd Hopkins
I say I grew up sheltered because we only visited the mall maybe once or twice a year and for my dad retired AF to even have bought me ohpkins book was bizarre–literally no begging involved–when you have four other kids usually there’s some begging involved as my older siblings were wway better at getting things out of our parents than I was. WOW, Amazing thinking so many of us grew up with this book. Dec 16, Cecilia Perez rated it liked it. I’ve read this book a few times. Last time was in Budd Hopkins and Whitley Strieber laid the foundations for buxd knowledge about alien abduction.
The first time I read this book was when I was in my early teens. It was probably too early for me to read it at that time.
The stories are eerie and disturbing. The descriptions of the aliens themselves are creepy. I’m still not sure if alien abductions or aliens themselves are real. I have noticed that people who have hopjins being abducted by I’ve read this book a few times. I have noticed that people who have reported being abducted by aliens have also had other trauma in their lives.
Is believing you have been abducted by aliens a symptom of post traumatic stress disorder? Regardless if these books are true, they are creepier than most horror novels I’ve read and are highly entertaining.
Nov 20, Rachel Pieters rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was amazing and scary!