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Welcome to ICAR
"Straight Talk About UFO Abductions"
   
The International Center for Abduction Research (ICAR) is an organization devoted to the dissemination of trustworthy information about UFO abductions. The ICAR will provide accurate information to therapists and lay individuals who are interested in abductions, and help them cope with the variety of problems that arise from the use of hypnosis and other memory collection procedures. David M. Jacobs is the Director of the ICAR and there is a small Board.
   
 

A Personal Note:

I wrote most of the information on this web site based on more than 42 years of UFO research.  In addition, since 1986 I have conducted over 1,000 hypnotic regressions with abductees.  I have tried to be as objective and as "agenda free" as possible.  I have no New Age, spiritual, religious, transformational, or transcendent program to promote.  I try to stay as close to the evidence as I can.  However, there is no possibility that I have avoided error.  The majority of evidence for the alien abduction phenomenon is from human memory derived from hypnosis administered by amateurs.  It is difficult to imagine a weaker form of evidence.  But it is evidence and we have a great deal of it.  Still, readers must be skeptical of what I say and of what all others say in this tangled arena of alien abductions, hypnosis, popular culture, and memory.  Abduction researchers are mainly amateurs doing their best to get to the truth knowing that objective reality may elude them.

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.

 
 
Dr. Jacobs is the author of The UFO Controversy in America, Secret Life: Firsthand
Accounts of UFO Abductions
, and The Threat.  He is the editor of UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge.  See his brief bio by clicking here.  You can email him at: djacobs@ufoabduction.com.
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