Chosen: Chronicles of an Alien Abductee
Alien abductions are the kind of thing most people have a healthy skepticism about. After all, when the main proof comes from the people who have claimed to be abducted, it’s difficult to give too much credence to what they might say. Sometimes, however, the proof they give is so compelling that even the heartiest skeptic must sometimes be convinced to believe that it may at least be possible. That is the case with Byron Lacy’s account in Chosen.
Lacy’s book is full of recollections not only of his abductions by various aliens, but also of how those abductions have affected his life. He tells them in such a straightforward, ordinary way, and with so many details, that it’s hard to be skeptical about his story. The details, too, are convincing enough to make anyone at least consider the possibility. After all, what other explanation could there be for a small child being healed of sarcoma after a doctor told his parents that they might as well have another child already as a replacement? What other explanation could there be for Byron’s numerous accounts of having “lost time,” or of his finding scratches and puncture wounds on his body, or of the memories that suddenly resurface about having been brought aboard an alien ship? These questions kept returning to my mind as I read, and I could think of no other answer except to believe that Lacy was telling the truth.
The one complaint I had about the book is the way Lacy presents his story. It doesn’t go in chronological order, which can make it rather hard to follow, and I sometimes had trouble telling when a particular chapter took place. If you stick with it, though, you’ll find a compelling story that I would recommend to anyone who has had even the slightest question about whether we really are alone in the universe.
Byron W Lacy