James Carman is the director and producer of the Hidden Hand, one of the few honest and competently produced moves about the close encounter experience. Whitley Strieber is one of the participants in the film. Listen as he discusses the making of the Hidden Hand with James Carman, and then as they go farther into a discussion of such intimate and powerful parts of the experience as the reports of people being shown babies. read more

Archeologists usually investigate ancient sites, but what if neurologists could dig into the brain’s past and uncover the history of past experiences? Recent brain studies have revealed that spontaneous waves of neuronal activity in the brain bear the imprints of earlier events for at least 24 hours after the experience has taken place. This means that close encounter witnesses’ brains will contain a signature of their experience, and it would be possible to determine from that whether it was a physical event or a nightmare. This would be an enormous and important step forward in close encounter research.
read more

Trish and Rob MaGregor, authors of Aliens in the Backyard, tell of the strange time-synchronicities that seem to herald their appearance in our lives. This discussion of some of the strangest and most powerful cases of abduction reveal how little we actually know about this enigmatic experiences, which is among the most powerful events that can occur in a person’s life.
read more

Many a close encounter witness has asked himself the question: should I trust my story to a psychologist. At Unknowncountry.com, we’re constantly asked for references to professionals who can help with the trauma and confusion associated with the close encounter experience. We always answer the same way: seek out a licensed professional in your area and interview them! We cannot offer specific recommendations, but Janet Colli is one psychologist who has an open-minded approach to close encounter.
read more