the water portion, per Mr. Raymond E. Fowler in an e-mail to me dated
The Andreasson Affair Phase Two
Abduction case by
Raymond E. Fowler
Condensed summary by Richard H. Hall
The Betty Andreasson abduction case is
among the more complex of such reports. Although the original encounter took
place on January 25, 1967, the UFO investigation community first learned
about it through a letter from Andreasson to Dr. J. Allen Hynek dated August
20, 1975. Hynek subsequently forwarded her letter to the Humanoid Study Group
which had several prominent members in Massachusetts. Raymond Fowler and his
colleagues then began a follow-up investigation during January 1977.
her parents were living in South Ashburnham, Mass., while her husband James
was in a hospital recovering from severe injuries suffered in an automobile
accident. They had seven children aged 3 to 11. Early on the foggy evening of
January 25, 1967, the house lights began flickering and then went out. Some
creatures were seen out of the kitchen window approaching the house. Betty’s
next conscious memory was of waking up the following morning with a feeling
that something extraordinary had happened. In the ensuing months and years,
she occasionally had flashback memories of humanoid beings and an unearthly
regressive hypnosis during 1977, Betty reported that her parents and children
all were paralyzed or frozen in place as five humanoid beings about 4 feet
tall with gray skin, oversized heads, and large slanted eyes entered the
house through the closed door. They communicated with her telepathically and
invited her to go with them. Following
their instructions she stood directly behind the leader and she and the beings
in a row were transported or “swooped” through the closed door and floated to
a landed, disc-shaped craft in the back yard.
the craft Andreasson was subjected to various medical procedures. Then she
was moved to another room, had tubes inserted into her mouth, was immersed in
a gray liquid, and felt motions as if she were being transported to somewhere
else. She found herself in a strange, otherworldly environment inhabited by
nonhuman creatures. She saw a crystalline city with buildings and a
15-foot-tall birdlike apparition that appeared to be a living creature. The
bird burst into flames and was reduced to a pile of ashes.
humanoid beings continued to communicate with her, but their “messages” were
incoherent and she had no idea what they wanted or what they intended for
her. However, she interpreted the beings in terms of her fundamentalist
Christian beliefs as angels or messengers of God and a voice that spoke to
her as God.
she was taken back through the same places and observed many of the same
things on the return trip to her home. When she re-entered the house, she
found her family members still frozen like statues. They were all escorted to
their bedrooms, and the primary episode–the conscious memory part of it–was
hypnotic regression over a period of time brought forth recollections of
life-long interactions with extraterrestrial beings. In the fall of 1945, she
saw a circular object land and felt paralyzed. She found herself in a white
room with three small beings with light globes placed around her, then in
another room with 5-foot-tall beings. There she experienced flashing lights
and a spinning motion, and “The craft
plunged into a body of water, then rose above it.” (Clark, 1998, p. 90.)
Following that, she was inside an icy cave and encountered other human beings
(motionless), animals, and disc-shaped machines.
[See water-related text below.-CF-]
environments and encounters and devices too numerous to mention were
experienced after that. On September 21, 1961 (five days before the Barney
and Betty Hill abduction), Andreasson had a time-lapse experience, and under
later hypnosis, recalled a tall gray humanoid giving her a religious-like
message. The being “told her she had a role to play in bringing others to
salvation and warned her evil beings sought to harm the human race.” (Clark,
1998, p. 90).
Text from the book
relating to water-CF-
Names associated with this text
CF NOTE: The following paragraph may
not have been in conjunction with the water-related segment, however, I felt
it was important as an observation inasmuch as this horizontal turning motion
is an important component in cases of “waterspout” observations.
[Starting at p.33]
RAYMOND: A previous experience would
solve several puzzling aspects of the Andreasson Affair. Inadvertently, Betty
had described other things that were not part of the 1967 experience. During
one of the 1967 hypnosis sessions, I had questioned her about her notes on a
drawing of a UFO:
the lower section whirled and the top
section remained stationary. At
times the top also moved, especially when there was to be a change in
RAYMOND At what point during your experience did you actually see
something like this?
far as I can remember,
you never saw the object in flight.
really don't know, Ray, when I saw it. But I saw it.
RAYMOND: The psychosomatic effects
upon Betty were fantastic to behold. Her body reenacted the downward push
during this period of apparent acceleration. Investigator Larry Fawcett
reported to me:
At this point in the session, all
present became amazed. We could actually see the g-forces on her face. Her
skin got very tight around her face and her mouth was pulled back. She had
FRED Take it easy,
just relax. Okay, what happens next?
Betty seemed to describe a glass dome above her [Figure 28]. She
appeared to be in a flying
object that was hurtling toward a body of water.
Figure 28 (April 23)
and there's some water. We're gonna crash into some water! 0hhhh!
RAYMOND: Betty cringed in terror, bracing herself for an impact1. Fred
moved immediately to rescue her from this traumatic experience.
FRED Okay, take it
easy. When I count to three, jump out of the situation and view
as if you were in a movie. One, getting out more and more. Two, you're
more and more comfortable. Three, you're able to view it as one would a
Suppose now you draw me a picture.
RAYMOND: Supplying Betty with
paper and pencil, Fred instructed her to draw what she had
so vividly [Figure 29]. Then he brought the session to a close.
[Starting at p. 90]
say the least, the last session had been extraordinary. Betty's fleeting
teenage memory of an approaching "bubble in the sky" had been only
the conscious tip of an incredible repressed UFO close encounter abduction
experience. One can only speculate on the functional purposes of the devices
that she encountered aboard the craft. Fortunately, we have her drawings,
tapes, and detailed transcripts for researchers to evaluate.
Another mind-bending session had come
to a close. The next week, on April 28, Fred brought Betty back to where the alien craft entered the
water. In the opening minutes of the session, Fred Max had Betty
relive portions of her experience she had recounted during the prior session.
They remained vivid and consistent. He asked some questions about the curved,
transparent canopy that Betty lay under while pinned to the round,
table-shaped, rubbery cushion. Finally, Fred proceeded to ask her what she could see through
the canopy after the craft dived into a body of water. Through this traumatic
segment, Betty had to be calmed several times.
Figure 29 (April 23)
BETTY It's going so fast, oh! It
feels like I'm staying still. I'm tilted a little. Oh, there's
water coming up! Ooooooh! Ooooh!
FRED What's the
BETTY Ooooh! I'm crashing into that.
FRED No, just take it easy. Take it easy. You'll be fine.
[After Betty calmed down]
like the water is rolling around and around, and it's all white up there.
and round, and it's stopping
now and it's just water. But now I'm going the
opposite way. Ooooh!
RAYMOND If Betty's latest hypnotically relived experience
had any basis in physical reality, where had she been taken and why? The only
known planet in our solar system with large bodies of liquid water is our own
planet earth. Because of the apparently short time that elapsed between
Betty's kidnapping and the alien craft entering the water, it's hard to
conceive how it could have traveled anywhere except to one of our own oceans.
FRED Okay, just
relax, relax, relax. You're doing fine. Don't be scared. Just go on. [Betty
whole window is water, like in water. I don't know how to explain it.2
this juncture, Fred had Betty, without affecting her trance, open her eyes
and draw what she was seeing. Then he had her continue.
FRED Okay, close
your eyes. Just relax and let's go on.
it looks like we're coming above some water. We are out of that water, and
we're into some place that looks like ice all around.
LARRY Where are you
looking now, Betty?
BETTY Out of the
FRED You see through
this window. Can you see the outside from this window?
BETTY That's what I
think I'm seeing.
FRED Do you see any
BETTY No, it's just a
big, big--looks like a big cave or tunnel of ice with icicles all over, but
light around it [Figure 30].
Figure 30. (May 20)
The Andreasson Affair Phase Two by
Raymond E. Fowler, pp. 33, 88-91, © 1994. Printed here with my thanks and the
author’s permission. My thanks also to Richard Hall for the summary.
Note 1: This reaction would be
expected as the witness/abductee does not see the field that surrounds the
craft which causes the water to be drawn to the rear of the direction of
Note 2: Here we have the field
moving the water as described in note 1. She doesn’t know how to describe it
as the water is NOT on the window, but being held at a distance from it by
the invisible field.
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Location – undetermined (one of the polar regions?).
It is of
interest that in the text of 11-??-1980, the witness is told, “…they came from Antarctica,”
she recalled. “There is a tunnel that goes under the South Pole; that's why
they come out of the water.”