Can you tell me anything about the Allagash
abductions of four campers in Maine?
--question from Pennsylvania, USA
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. Since you are also from
Pennsylvania, you may be interested to know that three of the
four men were born in Pennsylvania. 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, but due to his
father's job, did a great deal of world traveling.
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 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. 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. The Allagash
abductions achieved notoriety as the first well-documented,
multiple abduction case.