The Allagash abductions occurred August 20, 1976 when four men in their mid-twenties ventured on a camping trip into the
Allagash wilderness of Maine. Jim and Jack Weiner were born and
grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Their friend Charlie Foltz
was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania then grew up in northeastern
Ohio in the town of Brookfield. Their other friend, Chuck Rak,
was raised in Waban, Massachusetts. This well-documented report has become legendary in the alien abduction field. It highlights typical scenarios experienced by many other people.
As darkness settled that August night, the men built a
blazing campfire which they expected to burn all night long. Then
they headed out in the canoe across the lake for a short trip.
The next thing they remembered was rowing back to shore and and
finding the campfire burned out!
They thought they were gone only
a few minutes, but strangely, did not discuss how the campfire
could be burned out so soon. Instead, they promptly went to sleep
without any discussion.
After several years of night terrors and
sleep disturbances, the brothers began asking each other if
something terrifying had happened to them on the camping trip
which they couldn't remember.
Under separately conducted hypnotic regressions, the men
recalled being abducted from the canoe in the middle of the lake.
Despite their attempt to escape by rowing to shore, a blue beam
of light overhead pulled them up into a hovering UFO.
The men were probed and subjected to many physical and medical procedures. Jack and Jim Weiner, the brothers, were also identical twins which intrigued their Alien captors.
The Allagash Abductions
Another oddity revealed was
that their friend Charlie Foltz was abducted with the other three
men only because he happened to be there! Charlie was the only
one of the four with no prior abduction history.
Transcripts from the men's regression sessions indicate
detailed descriptions of the medical procedures done to the men,
including their recollections of being seated and watching each
other. Photos are included showing good examples of
"punch" type scoop marks which left scars.
anomalous medical procedures produced odd lumps which one of the
men had medically removed, only to discover later that the
removed lump had been shipped to the United States military for
Other intesting items of note are the men's reports of
hearing knocking sounds, hearing their names called, hearing
footsteps or seeing doors open and close when no one was there.
The Allagash abductions achieved notoriety as the first
well-documented, multiple abduction case. The book is an
excellent choice for readers searching for specific information
or similarities to their own experiences. To order the book, click on the bookcover above.