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The Nye Incidents
Authors Whitley Strieber and Craig Spector discussed their new graphic novel The Nye Incidents which concerns mysterious cases of human mutilation, which may be connected to alien abductions. The incidents in the book were inspired by a number of real life events. "Whitley had a story he was too scared to write," Spector said, explaining how he was brought in on the collaborative project.
A 2002 case in Pennsylvania that Linda Moulton Howe investigated involved a man whose unusually decomposed body was found in a separate location from his abandoned car, and was associated with a witness seeing a body floated up in a beam of light.Other cases involved homeless men dropped on rooftops in Northern New Jersey, said Strieber.
In their book, Spector said he focused on forensic aspects, setting up the question whether a serial killer was imitating aliens or vice versa. UFO researcher Dr. Roger Leir joined the program for a segment and noted that in the New Jersey cases, a medical professional told him the men were cut in a style similar to the cattle mutilations, with large amounts of hemoglobin found on the edges of the wounds. He also discussed the 'Chupa chupa' UFO attacks in Brazil, which took place in 1977. For more on the Nye Incidents, see Whitley's Journal entry: