Here’s the Wikipedia entry on Whitley Strieber. I’ve always been fascinated by that guy. In the 1980s, he was a well-known author of horror novels. In fact, “The Hunger” and “The Wolfen” got made into reasonably good films. Then:
On December 26, 1985, Strieber reportedly had an experience in which he believed he was abducted from his cabin in upstate New York by non-human beings of some kind. He wrote about these experiences in his first non-fiction book, Communion (1987). Communion is generally interpreted as a claim of alien abduction, but Strieber says that he draws no firm conclusions about the nature or source of his experience. He refers to the beings as “the visitors,” a name chosen to be as neutral as possible, and leaves open the possibility that they are not extraterrestrials and even that they exist only in his mind.
Pretty weird. I mean, the guy didn’t just write a book about alien abduction to get famous. He already was famous.
I remember Streiber on Johnny Carson in the 1987. Kind of surreal to remember Johnny asking a guest about his alien abduction.
Anyhoo, just a strange memory.