The Electro-Magnetic (E-M) Effects Project
A Preliminary Report on the Study of the Relationship Between Abduction Experiences and Unusual Electromagnetic Aftereffects
By Richard Bonenfant, Ph.D.
“Abductees’ experiences contain a wealth of evidence for the existence of an extended reality. There lies something deep, meaningful and profound in those experiences; something that is both real and true; something that can alter not only the current scientific paradigm but also our perception of humanity’s significance in the cosmos.”
This is a brief synopsis of a study designed to examine a possible correlation between alien abductee experiences and the subsequent onset of a strange electromagnetic (E-M) phenomena. Generally speaking, E-M aftereffects refer to an abductee’s adverse effect upon electronic devices when in close proximity to such devices. However, the range of devices affected and the strength of the effects have not yet been fully delineated. A few of the most commonly reported effected devices include: wrist watches, cell phones, remote control devices, camera batteries, light bulbs, dash board lights, flashlights, computer mice, and electronic games. A secondary effect reported by some subjects is hypersensitivity to the presence of underground power lines, including the ability to map the layout of these hidden transmission conduits.
Editor’s Note : For over two decades now, we have also received reports of computers, telephones, household alarm systems, security cameras, batteries, battery backups and automobiles being affected by the occurrence of presumable alien abduction or ET Contact events. We hypothesize these devices are being affected due to the presence of ETs, the proximity of their craft, i.e., ET technology, or both.
The questionnaire contains a number of questions relating to the respondent’s demographic information, abduction experience, and the presence or absence of selected E-M effects. In addition, subjects were invited to make comments relevant to the study. A randomly generated 6 digit ID code was assigned to all respondents to protect their identity throughout the investigation.
Between June and November of this year, five respondents submitted E-M questionnaires. All but one respondent contained significant E-M elements. This later case was less striking but included one recognized E-M aftereffect. Four of the respondents were female and one was male. These respondents ranged in age from 20-24 to 40-44. Each respondent had at least one abduction event; two had a high probability of having several experiences. Their blood types were reported to be O+, B+, AB (rh unsure), unknown, and O-.
The total number of E-M attributes reported by each respondent were:
case 1 5
case 2 1
case 3 9
case 4 3
case 5 3
Subject #2 reported only experiencing one E-M attribute; having to change watch batteries more frequently than other people. Because of the subject’s low score, this respondent has not been designated as having E-M aftereffects.
Respondent Remarks Concerning E-M Effects
“As far back as I can remember lights have acted weird around me. When I first started dating my husband he would joke about lights dimming when I was around and this included street lights. Sometimes they would dim and sometimes go out completely until I got far enough away and then come back on. That still happens all the time, as recently as last Monday. I walked beneath a light entering a mall and it went off. I got inside the door and it came back on. My husband just laughed. My computer track pad doesn’t like to work with my hand but my husband has no trouble what so ever. Sometimes I can’t get my car to start, my husband will try it and it kicks off every time.”
“I also have a tendency to get shocked a lot and not just in the winter when touching metal. I have been shocked by plastic, dirt, electronics etc. A lot of things most people don’t get zapped by. And it’s not just in the winter, it’s all the time.”
“I don’t wear a watch any longer as the batteries run down after about 3-6 months.”
“How this ties in with me not being able to wear a watch for more than a couple of months I cannot answer. All I know is that when I get a new watch, a couple of months down the line the battery dies. Thus I have stopped wearing watches completely as I had a nice collection of Swatch and Seiko watches that I could not use.”
“I also remember moving to Texas shortly after (1987) and electricity would jump and run along the electrical wires as my family drove past them between Dallas and Fort Worth. I always tried to point it out, because it was beautiful and exciting to watch, but no one else saw it. I am not sure if this constitutes EM effects, but these are things that made a lasting impression, and I figure if insects communicate or navigate using subtle electrical fields (not sure that is the case), then maybe this childhood memory would be of interest to you?”
“I also remember a centrifuge malfunctioning when my class was taking part in a lesson about extracting DNA from onions. No matter how many times I tried to repeat the experiment, it didn’t work. I went to Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology in 1991. My time there did not go too well, mostly because I was shy, but also because none of the equipment in our labs would cooperate for me, so none of my results matched up with what they should have been. I think I was 13 or 14 at the time...it was really embarrassing.”
‘I’m still not sure what to think about lightning and whether some people attract it. There seems to be too many incidents of strange weather and lightning striking very close to me, or near people who are with me at the time, to think there isn’t some correlation. Before leaving Florida, my boyfriend and I were walking along the beachfront road in the dark talking about our impending move. I asked for something to give us a sign we were making the right decision, it was like a silent prayer, and sure enough the brightest white light appeared and instantly flashed out of sight just a few feet above us and maybe three feet in front of us.”
“Don’t wear a watch usually.”
“I always play the radio in my car and it’s always very static-y”
Sometimes I notice that in my presence, lights flicker or go off or on by themselves.
“No dim lights.” “And yes to flickering. It’s rare but definitely a thing.”
I notice that nearby lamps, flashlights or even streetlights dim in my presence.
“… brand new batteries in a flash light during a sleepover in middle school (and many more sleepovers to come) and it kept flickering. A different sleep over, again brand new batteries to play flash light tag outside, and it worked fine until it was my turn and it kept dimming and flickering and the lack of light caused me to break my ankle in a divet. Still happens, I prefer using candles during power outages. More reliable, ironically.”
Computers seem more prone to malfunction in my presence than in the presence of others.
“I’ve had a friggin’ unplugged printer start making the noise where it’s prepping for a print. It did this twice when I was in high school, once in the middle of the night and again when I was studying for finals.”
I have great difficulty in tuning radios or similar devices.
“… was on a military-paid marriage retreat and we were in a hotel room with the generic clock radio all hotel rooms are equipped with, when my husband left the room to go to the bar and (daughter’s nickname) and I were playing, the radio started making these static-y breathing noises like something out of a haunted house movie involving a baby monitor. I couldn’t figure out how to make it stop so I ignored it. (Husband’s name) came back and couldn’t figure it out either, so he unplugged it.”
I feel jinxed around electronic devices.
“Regularly have issues with printers and cell phones that shouldn’t happen, like "blue screens of death" upon startup with no other indicators after start up of any issues. No matter what diagnostics I run on the devices afterwards.”
More Participants Needed
As tantalizing as these preliminary results may be, a far greater participation by members of the abduction community will be required in order to establish the validity of E-M aftereffects among abductees. That requisite can only be brought about by more extensive communication between abductees and capable sympathizes who believe in the authenticity of their experiences. But even that in itself is not enough: abductees must find the courage to tell their accounts without fear of social retaliation. Supporters must continue their efforts to communicate these accounts to the general public, and professionals of conscience must undertake the task of examining ever increasing evidence for the presence of these phenomena. Abductees’ experiences contain a wealth of evidence for the existence of an extended reality. There lies something deep, meaningful and profound in those experiences; something that is both real and true; something that can alter not only the current scientific paradigm but also our perception of humanity’s significance in the cosmos.
Our Stats Show There is Genuine Interest in this Subject
Editor’s Note: Although several thousand individuals read or scanned Dr. Bonenfant’s E-M Effects Questionnaire, unfortunately, only five to six individuals sent an email answering the complete questionnaire. The main reason for the low response numbers is due to the fact that the questionnaire was not published in the original article until midway through the timeframe allocated for this study. From these results, we have inferred that people are more likely to answer questions via a printed survey or a Survey Monkey type questionnaire where they can be completely anonymous as opposed to directly emailing and communicating with a researcher they may or may not be familiar with. Click here for more information about this subject.