“There were these figures that were terrorizing me and burning me.” – Buck Stabler
The topic of alien abduction is one that is often debated. Many cases have been dismissed, but there is one case that is difficult to dismiss and that is the case of Buck Stabler, 51. In 1988, Stabler reported to the authorities and the media the incredible case that became known as the “Clarion Iowa Incident.” Stabler was featured on UNSOLVED MYSTERIES and much of the world was compelled but as time has gone by, much of the mainstream world has forgotten.
A couple of weeks ago at a UFO gathering, I met up with Buck Stabler for a quick interview. Life after reporting the incident hasn’t been the best for him, but he comes forward with his account of his alien experience…
SH: Can you go through the night of October 18th, 1988 and talk about the Clarion Iowa Incident?
I was leaving my job and was on my way home when I saw a light in the sky. The light was so strange…bluish and flickering. I followed it and then, the next thing that I remember is that I wake up in my car. Four hours had passed and there I was, on the side of the road, confused. I didn’t know how to explain it but then the pain set in. I had burns on my chest, bruises, and a terrible gash on my right shoulder.
I immediately went to the hospital, thinking that I was attacked but then they told me that they were radiation burns, and I couldn’t figure that out. I went to the authorities and reported an attack but I didn’t have many details. I felt sort of foolish but I wanted to report it in case I remembered the attack.
I kept having night terrors and they became more vivid and I kept telling my wife that there were these figures that were terrorizing me and burning me. She told me that I may have been abducted. I laughed it off at first, but then I sat down and began thinking about all of the night’s happenings…the light in the sky, the lost time, the radiation burns…the night terrors, and it all made sense.
SH: I read that you went through hypnosis. Is that true and can you talk about it?
Yes, I had heard of hypnotic regression and met up with a woman that specialized in this and spoke to a lot of abductees. Under hypnosis, I learned that I was brought to this craft and that I became this experiment of some sort. They removed fluids from my body, used different instruments on me for some reasons that I understand and others that I don’t, and were able to communicate some things with me that I would later find out.
SH: What did they communicate to you?
They told me that their kind were responsible for our kind, finding us as stupid cavemen, basically, and engineering out DNA to make us smarter to serve their needs. This was essential in our beginnings but now, they remain curious as to our development. Whatever they did to us is an ever-changing implant. They want to keep an eye on it, which is why they abduct.
SH: You said that they made us smarter to serve our needs. Could you explain that statement?
Sure. They had some use for us. They needed something from our planet and needed us to harvest it and when they got what they needed, they sort of moved on, but they still visit us regularly. I wish that I had specifics as to what they needed. If they told me, I cannot recall.
SH: There is plenty of controversy over hypnotic regression and implanting memories. What do you think of the controversy and do you think that this could have happened to you?
No, because she couldn’t have given me radiation burns or created lost time, and I saw the picture…it was just blurry. She removed the blur and let me see. I know that they’ve implanted thoughts in the heads of people but I knew what happened…I was just fighting it.
For the worse, really. I was mocked by just about everyone in my town and eventually fired from my job. They cited some minor infraction as the reason, but the truth is that they saw me as a nut and didn’t want me working for them. My wife eventually left me and I was suicidal. I didn’t find balance until I found events like this, where people were able to see the truth and believe what happened to me.
SH: Any closing comments?
I just hope that everyone approaches a story with an open mind, reviews the evidence and draws their own conclusions. That’s all.