The main arguments I have concerning why abductions are happening are many I therefore will take the best of those and hopefully you will come to see my point of view. The most important thing to do is take an analytical approach and not just a purely static one. By this I mean look at the current reports by individuals and the sightings of UFO's themselves as one thing. It's also valuable to remember this phenomena is not merely one of science, it is in-fact beyond what science can deal with to the extent the beings themselves are scientific. Any science can be made to fool or even totally cloak another. During history abduction phenomena's themselves have been reported, we have instances in the past of fairies, elves, goblins, all taking children and causing people to enter into a euphoric like condition. What we don't have is any evidence these events are real or can even be explained rationally. The trouble with that is it leads to doubt immediately instead of scientific interest. In order to understand the abduction scenarios and why they occur it is important to place ourselves in the position of these people and the aliens themselves. Now how can someone do that you ask? Through imagination and a little scientific theory. Piecing together the abductions is no simple task, hypnosis is often employed as a means to draw out lost memories. What is important here to understand? What can be of value? Let's examine a few assumptions I've made based on the available data, both of researchers and of abductees. According to David Jacobs, one of the better abduction researchers, the phenomena we are seeing had to begin somewhere around the 1890's he concludes this because of scientific analysis. He states that because the phenomena itself spreads through a family by its nature it continues into the children's children, etc. Knowing this he surmises the actual date of these events starting; all he did was work backwards through the family lineage looking for unusual reports of dreams, etc. The above example is to show you how science can play a role in examining this phenomena, however it also shows there is something to examine! If there'd been no data retrieved by hypnosis, no eye witness reports of UFO's, well then we couldn't have come to the actual figure of 1890 for the abductions to begin. This clearly demonstrates the phenomena itself is real, and while it doesn't fully show aliens as the cause it can show that it exists. I've recently spoken to a geneticist about the possibility of aliens actually existing, he explained if they did their physiology would have to be very different because chromosomes, etc. wouldn't have evolved the same way as on Earth. He of course can't tell me what they'd look like but he can explain life in an entirely different ecosystem (alien) would be unable to survive outside that ecosystem unless some technology came into play. What's that mean to us? It's obvious, we see technology in the abduction phenomena, it may be unusual and bizarre but it's there. The facts are we have a profile for UFO's, we have witness reports, and we know people have actually seen aliens & UFO's together. The link is made by us and not random. What about the fact these abductees claim to see beings very similar to us? Normally termed Greys these beings seem human-like in frame, almost child-like. David Jacobs again has come up with an answer based on his analysis and what we find is it makes perfect sense given the framework of the abductions. According to him the Greys are actually the first attempt to blend our species with the actual aliens an insect-like species. While at first we question the abduction s and all details surrounding them we must also ask ourselves do all these minor details working together form a picture of the whole? Let me use an example here: You come home to find your house robbed, there are things broken everywhere and drawers are open. Based on your experience this would clearly have been an intruder. You can however make certain assumptions which themselves are scientifically sound, for example... 1. The intruder was human 2. There may have been more than 1 intruder 3. Your expensive items may be missing 4. You should check everything thoroughly 5. They could still be there 6. Call the police and report the incident Just as the above are normal reactions to this situation we also can say they're assumptions based on experience but no less scientifically true. It just so happens this type of thinking can give us insights into what abductees really report is happening. Piecing together conclusions based on actual experience is not wrong, we do it everyday. If you employee this type of thinking you CAN see abductions are happening and realize they aren't just fantasy. You might mention abductees don't have evidence, the facts are they do. Evidence is something that can take many forms, this should include eye witness's, camera's, etc. While we don't have pictures of aliens we have the people who've seen them or are you saying someone that sees a robber commit a crime is invalid? They're precisely the same thing, it's not your job to determine why or who but just look at the facts presented to you. You make assumptions aliens cannot be real because you haven't seen one, the truth is others claim they have. I'd like to mention before James R demolishes me that while the abductions themselves are mostly recalled by hypnosis many are not, after the initial recall one should expect there to be less confusion around the events. It's important to note that the behavior we see in the reports of abductions makes sense, repressing someone's memories that you hurt them is logical and no one can argue that.