The Mojave Incident

It’s one of the most frightening alien abduction events of recent times yet few have heard of it. We spoke to Ron Felber, author of Mojave Incident.

When you think of alien abductees your mind immediately flashes the names Travis Walton, Betty & Barney Hill and Whitley Strieber, maybe even Samantha Mulder, sister of The X-Files’ Fox Mulder? You may also get the names Betty Andreasson or Antonio Villa-Boas if you’re particularly clued up. What you probably won’t think of are the names of Californian couple, Steve and Dawn Hess. Their experience and subsequent hypnotic regression is covered in a book, by crime author Ron Felber, called The Mojave Incident and it is a truly terrifying and, at times, mentally draining read. We spoke to Ron about the Hess’, their first meeting through a mutual friend and the hypnotic regression sessions where the truth of their experience was finally revealed. Before we get to Ron we’ll relate the incident itself that haunted the couple over the space of two years, pushing them to breaking point.

As Steve was pointing out various constellations Dawn drew
his attention to an even brighter object.

On the weekend of 20th and 21st October 1989 the young couple had scheduled a weekend trip to the Mojave foothills in Steve’s fathers truck, leaving their two small children in the care of his parents. The pair were looking forward to the trip and after a minor success on the slots at Whiskey Pete’s casino just inside the Nevada border, they were headed for the Midhills camping ground when inclement weather meant a night in the truck by the side of the road. By morning the fog and mist had cleared and they started on towards Midhills again. Situated between the New York and Providence Mountains, and 70 miles southwest of Las Vegas as the crow flies, the camping ground is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, with dusty uneven roads leading to a perfect retreat away from the bustle of city life…

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Ryan Sprague

It’s been quite the twelve months for screenwriter Ryan Sprague. His book Somewhere In The Skies: A Human Approach To The Alien Phenomenon is a very different beast to the usual UFO abduction books in that, as the title suggests, it focusses on the human aspects. What Ryan did is unique. Rather than stick to the tried and tested, and tired, clinical approach to the abduction phenomena he explored the emotional after-effects on the abductees with astounding and at times heartbreaking effect.

Not content with solely promoting the book though, he decided to launch his own complementary podcast radio show Somewhere In The Skies. Going from strength to strength and having clocked up a further 36 episodes since April at the time of writing, Ryan is primed to be one of the hottest new radio hosts in the alternative community.

SOYM: Let’s start with the book, what was the inspiration that compelled you to write ‘Somewhere In The Skies…’ from a human perspective?

Ryan Sprague: Endless books about UFOs have covered a UFO event, the time it happened, the place, and what the other proposes it may have been. I wanted to do something vastly different and actually contribute to progressing the UFO conversation. So I took a very personal approach. While I related UFO events, I focussed more on the individual having the experience. I wanted to know how the event was perceived by them, and how it affected their life in every way possible. Whatever is happening in our skies, it starts, and in my opinion, ultimately ends with the observer and experiencer. The human aspect of the UFO question should not be ignored, and can lead to some amazing discoveries. And perhaps equally as important; new questions being asked.

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