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Questions tagged [alien-abduction]

The phenomenon of being kidnapped by aliens and experimented on and returned without proof or even sometimes memory of the event, popularized by urban myth and tabloids.

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Book about children taken by aliens and given special abilities to solve the aliens' ethical problem for them

I remember reading a book in the early 1990s about race of aliens who have an ethical dilemma, something about controlling worms or something similar to burrow in straight rows. They kidnap four(?) ...
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Novel. An alien captures a man and tests his capabilities, Man hides his abilities and overcomes the alien to take control of his ship [duplicate]

Probably a USA paperback read 70s or 80s in English. (The tone of the story was probably light-hearted.) Alien visiting the Solar System discovers primitive humanoid life on Earth (Chemical Rockets ...
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Looking for name of young adult book I read from library in the 1970's

The book was about a group of high school kids who are kidnapped while on a field trip. They are taken to a space ship that was last here during the dinosaurs and the habitat has them in it. The ship ...
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Book about a man abducted by aliens and steals their ship

I read this a long time ago when I was young. I read it on my dad's kindle and have no idea what the title could be. I believe it was about a man that was abducted by an alien ship and woke up after ...
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Trying to identify a short story (might be a novelette) about alien abduction and meat consumption

Probably by a British author, because it concerns a group of people who is abducted in the United Kingdom (the narrator is abducted in London). The main theme is the identification of what was the ...
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Novel about a chemist killed by alien spacecraft then revived

I'm trying to find out the author and title of a book that was published some time after 2000 , possibly by Baen. A chemist is on a spaceship whose mission is to observe but not interfere. He is ...
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Science fiction movie in which a family (in their car) are abducted by tractor beam

Since my early teens I've had this memories of a few scenes from what looked like a low-budget 80's movie or TV show. It starts with a family(parents and two teenage children) driving down a packed ...
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Movie from 80s-90s with humans trapped on alien ship while duplicated on Earth

I am trying to find a movie I watched when I was a kid. There are a small group of humans that don't know each other waking up in a cell on an alien ship. I think they are actually duplicates on the ...
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Short story about 3 historical warriors forced into alien gladiatorial combat

About 19 years ago I read a short story featuring, IIRC, a German WW2 officer, a Zulu warrior, and possibly a Roman centurion, who all wake to find they have been abducted and pitted in gladiatorial ...
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Short TV film where aliens abduct a family and make them sex-obsessed?

I've been trying to identify a short film that I believe aired on the Space Channel probably 5-10 years ago (but I could be wrong about the date and time). It was kind of like something you'd expect ...
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Did fictional works involving alien abduction antedate claims of abduction?

Which fictional work (of any format) was the first to feature the abduction of a human from Earth by aliens? In particular, did this work precede the first reports of purported abductions in the ...
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Book where aliens kidnap and keep a baby as a pet

I read a book as a kid and I am trying to find it for my nephew. In it, an infant is stolen by aliens and kept as a pet, and the older sibling(s) go on a rescue mission. I don't really remember much ...
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Aliens abduct mathematician, astronomer, woman

Bits I remember about this SF movie which probably originated in late 50s / early 60s: Humans are flying in a light, general aviation, high winged, single engine aircraft. An alien in a flying saucer ...
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Producer/director stages alien abduction to help single mom and kid facing eviction [closed]

I remember this movie from the 80's or early 90's. Might have been a TV movie. Looking for the name. Plot outline: movie producer/director is making an alien-themed film has a young boy (hispanic/...
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Humans abducted and sold as gladiators/slaves? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story where a small number of humans and members of alien species are abducted by alien slavers. I believe they had canine or feline characteristics. I don't recall how it happened, ...
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SF book where plane captured in Bermuda Triangle

I am searching for book from the late 70s (or thereabouts). The details which I remember are: A passenger jet is snared while flying through the Bermuda Triangle and the passengers are enslaved by ...
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Trying to remember a YA scifi novel about abduction, by Dutch-named author, 70's

In 70's I read an YA novel where a boy was levitating and/or shortly abducted and/or visiting a small ball shaped space ship. I recall the writer was Dutch or Dutch-named. The feeling in the book was ...
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Short story where aliens test random earthling couple for procreation

Should the earthlings show that they represent a procreating species, this species would be considered dangerous and annihilated by the alien visitors. However the two randomly chosen people are way ...
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Seeking 60s-70s SF Novel - Biologically radio capable insect/reptile aliens kidnap humans

I am seeking a science fiction story I am guessing to be from the 1960s-1970s based on when I read it and the book cover seemed relatively new/undamaged at the time. I don't think it was specifically ...
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Intelligent spheres and abduction

I am trying to remember the title of a book I read as a preteen. It was about a boy, I believe named Max, but could be wrong. He was about to die in a car accident, but was taken at the last second. ...