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The seed of the alien-abduction belief is always a question. Such questions can seem small and insignificant: “Why did I wake up in the middle of the night unable to move?” “Why do I have frequent nightmares?” “What are these strange coin-shaped marks on my back?” “Why was I compelled to drive twenty-five miles out of the city last night?” Or they are profound and important: “Why do I feel so alone?” “Why am I different from everyone else?” “Why are my relationships so rocky?” “Why do I feel empty and depressed all the time?” The questions lead to a search for causes, and then, eventually, to belief in alien abduction. —Susan A. Clancy, Abducted