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The following is a document describing a UFO survey by David Gordon, M.D. and his wife and I did in their medical practices in 1992. The purpose of the survey was to establish the
veracity of UFO sighting and contact reports and to get a general idea aboutthe scope of the phenomenon. They wish to re-post this survey at this time because of recent inquiries about it.
PREVALENCE OF UFO SIGHTINGS, CONTACTS, AND ABDUCTIONS
IN AN HMO PRACTICE
There have been recent medical gatherings (1) and
media publications (2,3,4) in which respected psychiatric
professionals have supported the claims of people who say they were
abducted by UFO's. Some of these people have been found to be
suffering from a type of post-traumatic stress disorder (3). A
recent Roper survey of over 5,000 people, whose results were mailed
to 100,000 psychiatric professionals, found a 2 per cent potential
UFO abduction rate in the general population (5). To discover the
prevalence of both UFO abductions and sightings, and to establish the
veracity and clinical relevance of these claims, I undertook a survey
of my own HMO practice members.
One thousand fifty (1050) low acuity HMO members were asked
in a serial fashion at the conclusion of their visit with me, if he
or she, the member, "had ever seen a UFO". Members with known
significant mental illness were excluded from the survey. If the
member answered in the affirmative, a detailed sighting report, was
taken of the time, place, and circumstances of the encounter.
Members were asked to sketch the object if they had seen a structure
to the object. Objects were counted as UFO's if they had structure
or flight characteristics unknown to modern aircraft manufacturing
and propulsion technology (I hold a commercial pilot's license).
Examples of counted objects. were nocturnal lights exhibiting
non-ballistic motion (sudden Z turns, impossible accelerations and
decelerations ), flying and hovering discs, cigars, triangles,
boomerangs, all of which were described as either silent or emitting
a low humming noise.
Members who had seen a UFO were then asked specifically about
contact with any entities associated with the object. They were
asked about memory of abduction experience, unexplained missing time,
or sudden translocation of physical position in association with
The results were surprising. Out of 1050 HMO members surveyed,
115 (11%) reported having had seen a UFO by the criteria listed
above. Only two had reported it to the authorities. Sixty (6%) of
the objects had been close enough to be able to sketch structure.
The other 55 (5%) objects had been nocturnal lights moving
non-ballistically. Eight members (0.8% of the total surveyed
population) related an involuntary UFO contact or abduction. four
(0.4%) other members reported visual contact with UFO entities
without abduction. Most of the members reporting objects or entities
were known personally by me for several years and had no history of
mental disturbance. Furthermore, medical records were available on
all of these persons to confirm this.
If replicable by other health care professionals, the
implications of these data are profound. They would imply that the
phenomenon of contact with non-earth intelligence is not rare, is
occurring in every health professional's patient pool, could
potentially affect people's health, and is being kept secret by
individuals until a special person in a position of trust and
authority, i.e., their physician, directly asks them about their
David Gordon, M.D., Los Angeles, Ca
1. Conference on anomalous personal experiences, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, June 1992 (personal communication).
2 "UFO reports get a going over", David L. Chandler, Boston Globe
June 22, 1992.
3. "Helping Abductees", John E. Mack, M.D., International UFO
Reporter, July/August 1992.
4. Secret Life. Firsthand Accounts of UFO Abductions, David M.
Jacobs, Ph.D., Simon & Schuster, New York, N.Y. 1992.
5. Roper Survey. Anomalous personal experiences. Roper Organization
THE PREVALENCE OF UFO SIGHTINGS IN AN ALLERGY PRACTICE
When I became aware of the results of my husband's survey of UFO sightings among his patients, I was surprised by the high numbers of sightings reported. I wanted to verify this for myself. If these results (11% of the population
having sightings) could be reproduced by
other physicians in their practices, this would confirm
the widespread nature of the
phenomenon, and avoid the bias of a single questioner.
I work as an allergist in the same large HMO as
my husband, but at a separate office
about 20 miles to the east. My practice includes both
adults and children. In my survey, I
questioned adults and children over 12 years old. I only
questioned patients who were in the
office for routine follow up visits, not new patients,
and not those with acute problems who
would not feel comfortable discussing the subject of
UFO's. I also excluded anyone with a
history of psychosis, or substance abuse, which would
render them unreliable as witnesses. At
the end of the office visit, I casually added the
question, "Have you ever seen a UFO?" If a
structured craft was reported, I would encourage the
patient to draw it for me on a small
notepad, and to describe the sighting as completely as
possible. Only structured craft not
resembling normal aircraft, and nonballistically moving
lights were counted as UFO's.
A total of 485 patients were asked about UFO
sightings. Forty-one (8.4%) gave a
positive answer, excluding ambiguous sightings (possibly
explainable as meteors, stars,
conventional aircraft, et cetera). With multiple
sightings in 3 cases, there was a total of 46
sightings. The objects seen by my patients included
structured craft in 28 cases (61%): 17 discs
(39%), 2 linear arrays of lights (4.3%), 2 cigar shaped
craft (4.3%), and 6 miscellaneous-
shaped objects (13%) including 2 ovoid craft, one
tumip-shaped object, one flattened cylinder
with a surrounding ring of lights, one crescent, one
needle-like object, and one translucent
"jellyfish-like' object, which moved alongside a truck on
the Santa Ana Freeway in Los
Angeles. Thirty-three per cent, or 15 of the objects
seen were nonballistically moving nocturnal
The dates of the sightings ranged from 1938 to
1993. Twenty-six of the sightings were
reported in California (the state in which this survey
took place), 14 in the rest of the United
States, 2 in Baja California, and one each in Bolivia,
Brazil and Fiji. Seven of the nonballistic
nocturnal light sightings were reported in the Antelope
Valley area of Southern California.
These occurred between 1980 and 1992. One patient, an
aerospace engineer, said that what he
saw was not possible with existing technology.
Landed craft were seen by two patients. In 1963,
one man was driving with his wife and
children at night in the hills near Sunland, California,
and saw a bright, flame-like blue light on
the ground about one-half mile away. It took off
abruptly at a 60-degree angle into the sky and
vanished. The second patient was driving late at night
in Arizona en route to Phoenix from
California with her husband in 1951. They observed a
landed disc-shaped object surrounded by
light, just off the highway, and noticed many
small-statured people walking around it.
were too frightened to stop to observe the object for
There was a case of a craft following a car in
the Antelope Valley, in which there were
many witnesses on the scene. The patient was driving
with her husband on Sierra Highway one night in 1991, when they both saw a silent, radiant disc
following their car. After several
minutes, the craft turned sideways and shot directly
upward, disappearing from view. Many
other drivers had pulled to the side of the road to view
The patient called the nearby
Air Force Base and was told that there were no flights
from the base that night, but that one
other person had called them to report a UFO sighting.
In another case, two Navy jets were seen closely
pursuing two metallic domed discs in
the early afternoon, over Joshua Tree National Monument
in 1958. The discs made a "buzzing
sound, like high tension wires."
Although I asked about "missing time" in all those
cases in which structured craft were
sighted, I had only one positive response. This was from
a former travel agent in his fifties who
was on a cruise off the coast of Fiji in October of 1981,
when he had his sighting. From his
cabin porthole at 2:00 AM, he saw a crescent-shaped,
glowing, "gold-amber-pink" craft
hovering over the water. The ends of the crescent
pointed downwards toward the island.
about an hour, the object dissolved from his view. The
next morning, he awoke at 10:00 AM
and went on deck. Three hours of missing time occurred
then, and he found himself on an
unfamiliar part of the ship. He later became intensely
involved with several UFO investigation
societies, and had several further UFO sightings on a
trip to Brazil related to UFO investigation.
He later underwent hypnotic regression by a psychologist
to whom he was referred by the late J.
Allen Hynek. I was able to view a videotape of the
regression, which revealed a story of
"medical" examinations by large-eyed extraterrestial
beings on board an unknown craft. Of
interest, he commented later that he was more at ease
with the beings on the craft than with the
other tourists on the cruise boat, perhaps due to fear of
Overall, it seems that UFO sightings are not that
unusual in our patient population, even
when respondents and their sightings are screened
carefully. People are often hesitant to
discuss such things in the open, but seem to be more at
ease in the privacy of a doctor's office.
It may be that the higher rates of sightings and
"abduction"/missing time experiences reported
to my husband than to me are due to his being the primary
care doctor to his patients, while I
am a consultant who sees most of the patients less
frequently, or am less familiar to them.
first, I expected that most people would laugh at or be
embarrassed by my question about
UFOS, but was surprised to find that most patients took
the subject seriously. Many patients
said that they believed that UFOs were extraterrestrial
craft, or perhaps secret experimental
military aircraft. Several suspected a government
sponsored cover-up of the issue. I would
most definitely recommend that other interested
practicing physicians try a similar survey of
their patient populations in different geographic areas
and to publish their data for comparison.
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