By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor
On April 20, 2018, Aileen Martin, a student at John F. Kennedy High School, claims to have been abducted by extraterrestrials and experimented on. The student was attempting to hack the Arecibo Observatory, located in Puerto Rico and they focus on scientific research, to send a message to extraterrestrials. She claims that she was not sure that she hacked into the system and sent a message hoping it sent. Martin said, “[I] went to bed thinking I achieved nothing but at like 2am I heard my dog barking and a bright light outside my window.” When her parents were interviewed they said they saw nothing but they did hear their dog barking and their daughter scream. They quickly ran into their Aileen Martin’s room and she was not there, they immediately called the police.
According to the Sacramento Police Department they, “worked tirelessly to find out what happened to her. We handled the situation and followed procedure. We are happy to say that she is back home with her family recuperating after spending a week at the hospital.”
Martin recalled what happened after she saw a bright light, she said that she saw a strange figure appear at the end of her bed and that is why she screamed. Aileen Martin then went on to say, “they must have injected me with something because the next thing I knew I was in a strange location and there were more standing around me, observing me.”
In recent years there have been more reports of alien sightings and people’s has risen. There have been strange lights in the sky and bright objects moving quickly across the sky. A study done by research group Glocalities, showed that 47 percent of 26,000 participants from around the world believed that aliens exist. 60% of those that said that they believe in aliens, said we should try and contact them (NY Post). When there is an alien sighting in the United States, the government claims that they are conducting tests with rockets or that it is missile practice. People have also been unbelieving towards the government claims and with Aileen Martin’s abduction they now do not believe the government’s claims whatsoever.
Aileen Martin said that she was unconscious for most of the time but that when she did wake up for small intervals of time before they injected her once again, she saw them walking around the room and some walking in the hallway. She also states, “they speak another strange language but when they spoke to me it was in english. It was a very strange and scary experience.”
Aileen’s story has blown up and become a worldwide story, news outlets around the world has picked up on the story and have reported on it. The government has yet to release a statement, but it seems that the people do not want to hear it. Martin is at home recuperating from the traumatizing experience and is expected to return to school in two weeks. Have you witnessed a strange event and think that it could be extraterrestrials, contact (916) 395-5090.