Introduction: Persons allegedly abducted by ET Aliens have been
reported to experience the vitamin A deficiency induced abnormality
Nyctalopia (night blindness) despite diets providing adequate Vitamin
A (1). This non-dietary vitamin A deficiency may be due to the
mechanism of implant mediated vitamin A destruction. Vitamin A is
involved in steroidogenesis (biosynthesis of steroid hormones by
the adrenal cortex) and evidence is presented for steroid hormonal
deficiencies in abductees, presumably related to vitamin A deficiency.
Salt craving and anesthetic difficulties in abductees have also
been previously reported (1). Salt craving is logically due to
excessive urinary salt loss, due to deficiency of the adrenal steroid
mineralocorticoid hormone Aldosterone, which functions primarily to
reduce salt loss.
This Report briefly presents four abductee cases, one each in
support of non-dietary Nyctalopia, low Aldosterone level, transient
low adrenal glucocorticoid hormone level, and one case of evident
deficiency involving the female sex hormone Estrogen. The Estrogen
deficiency signs and symptoms were reversed by adding carrots and
Vitamin E to the diet.
Adding carrots and vitamin E (which, both being antioxidants,
has a sparing action on vitamin A) to the daily diet will safely and
markedly increase body vitamin A, and by doing so in theory might
thereby work towards reestablishment of normal hormonal levels, by
facilitating steroidogenesis, and/or competing for implant mediated
Signs and symptoms of estrogenic deficiency in a pre-menopausal
abductee taking Estradiol and vitamins without benefit, were promptly
eliminated by adding carrots and vitamin E to her diet. This non-toxic
inexpensive dietary addition may be of benefit to other alleged
abductees with physiologic abnormalities. Persons adding the
carrot vitamin E (CE) regimen to their daily diets are requested to
inform me concerning procedures and results.
Background. In Derrel Sims study of 250 alleged abduction cases
about 50% of the subjects suffer from night blindness (Nyctalopia).
About 90% of the female portion of the study suffer from Nyctalopia.
All subjects exhibited a compulsion to consume salty substances and
applied large amounts of common table salt to meals. All subjects
showed abnormal reactions to procaine (dental) local anesthetics, in
that either the normal amount was not sufficient or there were frank
outright allergic reactions to these compounds (1). By my personal
interviews with alleged abductees these reported results of Mr.
Sims studies have been essentially completely confirmed. These
phenomena are as published on.
Visual Abnormalities. Nyctalopia (night blindness) is manifested
by vision deficiency in dark adaptation. The person with night
blindness typically cannot see adequately in dim light, where persons
with normal vision can. Or when adaptation is still possible an
abnormally long time is required. By making personal inquiries I have
confirmed that females with a history of multiple abductions
frequently cannot drive at night, crave salty foods, and may exhibit
the described procaine anesthetic phenomena. One such alleged abductee
informed me that night blindness was so common among her circle of
alleged abductee friends it was assumed by them to be a female (sex
linked genetic) trait. It is not. In theory genetically
determined inability to employ vitamin A would be lethal. There are no
genetic vitamin A deficiencies.
Nyctalopia is due to a deficiency in vitamin A. New vitamin A is
constantly required (in small amounts) to produce the visual substance
retinene as part of the normal visual cycle. Vitamin A is stored,
primarily in the liver. Without adequate vitamin A intake the body
stores eventually become depleted, and a deficiency occurs, resulting
in Nyctalopia (2). Vitamin A is specific for the cure and prevention
of the vitamin A deficiency states Nyctalopia and Hemeralopia (day
blindness), and the severe vitamin A deficiency disease Xeropthalmia
(3). Xeropthalmia refers to the more advanced clinical manifestations
of severe Vitamin A deficiency which can lead to blindness, cell
metaplasia, prominent in the lungs, and possibly even death.
Nyctalopia with adequate vitamin A intake. All the alleged
abductees interviewed had more than adequate intake of vitamin A and
precursors. One person I call Jane who by my evaluation is an abductee
with implant stated she takes a Vitamin A tablet (5000 Units) and cod
liver oil (another good source) daily. She also likes to eat
carrots, broccoli and other good sources of carotenes, which are
normally converted to Vitamin A. Her fat and protein (mostly chicken)
intake (necessary for Vitamin A absorption and use respectively) were
normal. Her digestion is normal and she is relatively healthy, though
with Nyctalopia, salt craving, dental anesthetic problems, low
resistance to infection, etc. There is no history of liver disease
(carotene is converted to vitamin A in the liver). Therefore it is
evident her Nyctalopia, salt craving, and anesthetic problems are not
due to inadequate intake of Vitamin A. It appears that despite more
than adequate intake the vitamin A in her body is not adequate to
allow normal night vision.
Possible mechanism of vitamin A deficiency. It is reported that
under black (long wavelength) ultraviolet (UV) light some implants
fluoresced green (5). Vitamin A fluoresces a characteristic
green (6). Therefore a possible simple mechanism explaining
both vitamin A deficiency and implant fluorescence would be implant
adsorption of vitamin A. Presumably followed by inactivation of
According to this concept, the implant induces Nyctalopia by
inactivating vitamin A. Then despite apparently adequate intake,
abductees with implants may have varying degrees of vitamin A
deficiency caused by their implants. Warning- excessive amounts of
vitamin A are dangerous. Its carotene precursors (carrots) are
believed safe to eat in quantity.
There are alleged abductees without Nyctalopia, who drive
satisfactorily at night, but also report frequently experiencing
abnormal sensitivity to sunlight. At such times it hurts their eyes
and produces tearing. This transient sensitivity might conceivably be
due to a transient corresponding vitamin A deficiency. In my opinion
such extreme visual sensitivity to sunlight, which might conceivably
result over time in Hemeralopia (day blindness), is a more reliable
indicator of possible abduction than is non-dietary Nyctalopia. Of
course both conditions may have medical causes other than abduction,
which causes must be ruled out before taking them for example as
possible indicators of abduction.
Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex. The possibility exists that
alleged abductees common complaints of fatigue, susceptibility to
infection, autoimmune type disorders, allergic reactions etc. may be
related to sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency, which in addition may
possibly result in deficiencies of hormones of the adrenal cortex.
According to the literature Vitamin A is implicated in
steroidogenesis (steroid production) in the adrenal glands. (9).
Implants may conceivably destroy these hormones as well as vitamin A.
Then vitamin A deficiency may conceivably manifest in a variety of
clinical problems related to decreased levels of the adrenal hormones,
which include the mineralocorticoid Aldosterone (electrolyte
regulation via sodium retention, sodium/potassium balance), and the
glucocorticoids such as Cortisol (metabolic, antistress and
antiallergic affects, and others.) (10).
Electrolyte Abnormalities. Salt craving is most commonly due to
excessive loss of salt. Salt loss occurs in heavy sweating, due to
elevated temperature, or in urinary excretion. The persons
interviewed worked and lived in air conditioned spaces and were
without fevers. Excessive salt loss into the urine is commonly
associated with disease of the kidney or adrenal cortex. No history or
evidence of kidney or adrenal cortex disease was presented. The
adrenal cortex mineralocorticoid hormone Aldosterone normally
regulates body salt retention by stimulating sodium ion retention. In
uncompensated clinical Aldosterone deficiency the body suffers from
markedly increased salt (sodium and chloride ion) loss into the urine,
and there is also increased body potassium ion retention (4). This
results in abnormally high potassium to sodium ratios in extracellular
body fluids. This condition has been found among abductees (7).
In a recent case reported to me by Dr. Roger Leir a male
abductees 24 hour urine showed an Aldosterone level of 3.0 mcg/dL.
The normal ranges are: Normal sodium intake 100- 200 mEq daily 6- 25
mcg/dL, High sodium intake greater than 200 mEq daily 0-6 mcg/dL, Low
sodium intake less than 25mEq daily 17-44 mcg/dL Aldosterone. Sodium
intake was normal, therefore the test result indicates low Aldosterone
There is the case of a mutilated cow that despite being on
normal supplement and in Fall pasture, exhibited at autopsy an
abnormally high extracellular potassium to sodium ratio,
characteristic of abnormally low Aldosterone production, and
also a very low liver Vitamin A level (8), so low that this animal
very probably had Nyctalopia. According to my hypothesis the missing
left ear had been implanted some time previously (11). Presumably the
physiologic abnormalities were related to the implant.
Glucocorticoid Abnormalities. The concept that an implant may
result in Aldosterone deficiency suggests the possibility that other
hormones of the adrenal cortex may also be deficient.
The most clinically important such hormones are the
glucocorticoids, which have numerous functions. These include
influences on protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, resistance
to stress and an antiallergenic action. The glucocorticoids prevent
histamine release. They therefore relieve the symptoms of asthma and
delayed hypersensitivity reactions such as hives and serum sickness
(see reference 10 p. 284). They are also of symptomatic benefit
in...diseases in which allergic autoimmune reactions probably play a
Possible adrenal insufficiency after abduction. An adult male I
call Brad who by my evaluation is a multiple abductee with implant,
volunteered the information that after what he now believes was an
early abduction experience with possible implantation, his sense of
smell and taste were markedly enhanced. This puzzled him and he asked
if I knew anything about it. I did not. Later I found in the
literature that this phenomenon of markedly increased sensitivity of
smell and taste is stated to occur as a result of marked adrenal
insufficiency, presumably related to markedly reduced glucocorticoids
(see reference (10) p. 280, Abstracts of the 44th meeting of the
Endocrine Society). At this time his general health and sense of taste
and smell are normal and he drives without difficulty at night. His
transient sensory enhancement experience suggests that an early
abduction was followed by a transient glucocorticoid deficiency.
Female Sex Hormone Deficiency. The sex hormones are produced in
quantity by the gonads, and (in very small quantity) by the adrenal
cortex. The possibility presents that an implant might produce sex
hormone deficiency. A 57 year old (premenopausal) female I shall call
Sue is by my evaluation a multiple abductee with implant. She suffered
for many months from severe night hot flashes and sweats, preventing
sleep, and amenorrhea (no menstruation). Along with the usual alleged
abductee problems of Nyctalopia, salt craving and anesthetic
difficulties. She was otherwise in generally good health, with a good
diet supplemented by Centrum silver multivitamins/minerals once and
St. Johns wort 300 mg twice daily. Her gynecologist prescribed and
she was taking Estrace (Estradiol) female sex hormonal supplement 2 mg
daily for several months, without benefit. Provera (medroxyprogesterone)
2.5 mg was prescribed daily later.
Deficiency Correction by Carotene and Vitamin E. I suggested an
added daily regimen of carrots (to safely supply vitamin A) along with
vitamin E which has a sparing affect on vitamin E, helping it work. My
idea was that the vitamin A in quantity might compete with female sex
hormones for space on the implant, thereby hopefully sparing and
allowing the female sex hormones to work. She initiated an additional
daily dietary addition of 3 medium sized raw carrots and 800 units
Vitamin E natural blend daily. Within a few days she reported the
night hot flashes and sweats had stopped, allowing normal sleep, and
normal menstrual bleeding began. Sue reported that the bleeding was
proportional to the carrot intake. The bleeding became excessive
and she discontinued the carrots and Vitamin E. Her gynecologist
performed a D&C and a biopsy under anesthesia. There were no
anesthetic difficulties despite a history of severe such problems. The
bleeding was controlled and the night hot flashes and sweats returned,
though to a lesser degree than before, despite continued use of the
Estradiol and Provera. The bleeding soon stopped and Sue returned to
the full carrot regimen. The night hot flashes and sweats soon stopped
and are now absent. Some cramping was present for a brief period. It
is now also gone. The gynecological exam and biopsy results are
normal. Sue is happy with the results of the carrot and vitamin E
dietary addition and continues to employ it.
The foregoing cases suggest the possibility that adding carrots
along with vitamin E to the daily diet, may be beneficial to
Concerning the concept that abductees (with physiologic
abnormalities) may possibly be benefited by markedly increased vitamin
A intake, if a person wants to try this, the safe way is by markedly
increasing dietary intake of carotene precursors of vitamin A. The
body safely converts these into vitamin A. Good sources are carrots,
squash, broccoli, and other yellow and green vegetables and fruits. A
minimal amount of fat or oil and quality protein (American chicken is
recommended due to its yellow fat carotene content) are required for
Vitamin A absorption and use. Vitamin E has a protective effect on
Vitamin A, and should be taken to help enhance vitamin As effects.
Danger- excessive vitamin A itself is dangerous. For this reason I
suggest that vitamin A not be taken. Just eat several carrots daily.
And take vitamin E daily. Carrots can be eaten raw or cooked. Cooked
carrots are more digestible.
Summary and Conclusions. The concept of alleged abductees with
ET alien implants is evidently just too much for the scientific and
UFO Journals. The MUFON UFO J. and The JSE have denied publication of
this as they have of my previous work (11). In terms of hard science
the four cases are too few. But- it is the best I can do. With what I
have. Without funding of any kind, without access to laboratory
facilities or peer publication, what are the possibilities? I could
continue working in this area for untold years, amassing more data,
which due to its (same) subject would also surely be denied
publication. Or I can bring this information to the publics
attention now, and learn the results. The suggested dietary addition
of carrots and vitamin E is safe and inexpensive. Let interested
alleged abductees try it and then let us see what happens. Valuable
data will be obtained, one way or the other, and people may be helped
What I have done is essentially made an end run around the
scientific and UFO establishments. Due to their unwillingness to
help, I have now brought this information directly to the attention of
those who may be interested in, and possibly benefit, from it. . All I
ask is that information relating to use of the carrot and vitamin E
(CE) dietary addition be brought to my intention. I am available to
correspond with you and also to evaluate your possible abductee
status. There is no charge, but if you can make any size donation
please do so. I have no funding for this or any other work and all
donations will be put to good use.
I am not licensed to practice medicine. If you desire medical
assistance consult a physician without delay. I am not a physician.
Should you have any questions, comments or related information please
Thank you. God Bless and Good Luck to us all.
Phillip S. Duke Ph.D.
Graduate USC Medical School with Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology.
2503 S. 47th St.,
Omaha, Ne 68106 USA
Author of the book titled The AIDS-ET Connection.
Arcturus and Flatland books.
Research Associates include Dr. Roger Leir, Dr. Robert Koser, Mr.
Harry Jordan, Mr. John Buder, Mrs. Evelyn Lorgen, Mr. Morgan Clements,
(1). Leir, Roger K. The Alien and The Scalpel. Granite Publishing 1998
(2). Cantarow, A. and Schepartz, B. Biochemistry. Saunders 1962
(3). Ibid Reference (2). p. 148.
(4). Ibid reference (2). p. 719.
(5). Reference (1). p. 123.
(6). Merck Index 8th Edition Merck and Co., Inc. p.1111.
(7). Leir, Roger K. Private communication.
(8). National Institute for Discovery Sciences Las Vegas Nevada Final
Report June 1999.
(9). Pfeiffer, Carl C. Mental and Elementary Nutrients Keats
Publishing Inc. 1975 p. 198.
(10). Ganong, W.F. Medical Physiology 1963 Lange p. 263-294.
(11). Duke, Phillip S. The AIDS-ET Connection Cosmos Press 1999
Chapter 4. Copyright (c) 1999 Phillip S. Duke Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission of the author.