A routine x-ray found an anomalous bit of something metallic, about the size of a fingernail, in the leg of Terry Lovelace. This discovery gave rise to horrific nightmares, spontaneous recall and intrusive thoughts—all surrounding a 1977 camping trip to Devils Den State Park in Northern Arkansas. Because of his standing in the legal community, he kept his story a secret for 40 years. But the 2012 discovery of this object initiated a flood of memories he couldn’t control.
This wasn’t an easy conversation with Terry, his experiences are dark and challenging. We examined the most difficult aspects of a lifetime of contact events, and what it means to him personally—a well as what it might mean for all of humanity.