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Alien Abduction Symptoms – Terry’s Monkeymen Nightmare Turns Toxic

Alien Abduction Symptoms

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Aliens In The Bedroom

Alien abduction symptoms can be categorized by both physical and mental evidence however, the problem most abductees have is remembering what actually happened to them.

Terry Lovelace captured the imagination of a world audience when he recounted his alien abduction experience in 1977.

It became known as the Incident At Devil’s Den.


The incident occurred in a state park in Arkansas while he and his friend Tobias were on short excursion leave from the air force.

It’s now a big part of UFO folklore.

Alien Abduction Symptoms And A Lifelong Experiencer

What many people don’t realize is that Lovelace is a lifelong experiencer. His alien abduction symptoms morphed into reality.

As a young boy of six, he experienced several encounters with what he calls the monkeymen.

Through hypnotic regression in 1977, he was able to remember some of what happened to him during a period between 1962-64.

I’m not sure whether Lovelace will ever look back at his experiences as positive because hearing him recount them, they sound terrifying.

In the first two parts of this three-part series, we’ve looked at the night the monkeymen showed up in his bedroom and the flying saucer incident that followed in his backyard.

The final part involves probably his most terrifying experience during this period. It’s alien abduction symptoms to the core. Dreams but different that your average dream.

The Secret Terry Wasn’t Supposed To Tell

Symptoms Of Alien Abduction
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Alien abduction symptoms include missing time and memory lapse. Another is knowing something happened to you but you can’t quite “put your finger on it”.

Lovelace was worried about this latest nightmare.

“This was a dream I found disturbing. It wasn’t a screaming bloody murder nightmare, this was different. It seemed as real as what I had for dinner the evening before”.

“I didn’t want to admit it or even discuss it. It felt like a secret. One I wasn’t supposed to tell”.

“These dreams always involved a woman who looked like our neighbor, Sue. She was Japanese and widowed. She had married an American serviceman and came stateside with her husband”.

As you’re about to find out, the woman, or the name Sue, plays a big part in Lovelace’s memories of this real-life nightmare. In fact, he had a good reason for being afraid of her.

“On the times I went with the monkeymen, more and more of the memories come back each day. These were the ‘play dates'”.

“When the monkeyman extended his paw and pleaded with me to go with them I was certain I had gone with them in the past. Lately, when I took his paw into my small hand, sometimes it wasn’t a paw at all”.

“It was four very long fingers. Years later this image haunted my sleep. I’m sure I went but I can’t remember. When he took my hand, there would be a twirling sensation”.

“It was followed by a pop or crackling sound and a brilliant flash like the camera-flashes of the day used”.

The Alien Abduction Play Date

“The monkeymen took me somewhere strange. It was always the same room, brightly lit and there were other children there. There was a woman there and I called her ‘Sue’”.

“She had a resemblance to the real Sue, but I knew they were not one and the same.  She spoke to me and was always very kind and kept me from being so afraid in a strange place. These dreams returned in snippets”.

“I must have been around four or five when I first met Sue. These meetings were “secret” of course, not that anyone would believe a four-year-old”.

“I can’t recall much about how I traveled to the play date. My memory picks up in the playroom. On our play dates, we were always playing on the padded grey floor in a small room with a domed ceiling”.

“I recall there were four or five of us all together. I’d guess our ages were between three and six years of age. There was always a girl there who appeared to be around ten”.

“She had curly brown hair and wore a dress that was very short, like they made little-girl dresses back in the 50s”.

“I think she was there as Sue’s helper. In retrospect, I don’t think I saw her as she really was. I saw her as she wanted to be seen”.

“In addition to the girl it was usually the same four or five kids. We all played together. Usually, no one was frightened”.

On An Alien Craft And Out In Space

Terry Lovelace
Terry Lovelace promoting the book, The Incident At Devil’s Den.

“We never spoke and communicated with our minds as natural as any verbal conversation I’ve ever had. It was easier because there was never a chance of being misinterpreted or not getting the point across”.

“The domed ceiling provided light and no windows. There was one instance where the whole panel of the wall slid back, and the night sky was in front of us. But it was different”.

“The stars were more brilliant and there were many more of them. It was a treat to see and I believe it was a reward of some kind”.

“We were never offered food or drink. I don’t recall ever requesting a potty-break. It felt like I was part of this group. I belonged there. Whenever any one of us were frightened, we’d sit on Sue’s lap. We all sat cross-legged on the floor”.


“There were some toys, but I don’t remember much about them. At least not in detail. I remember the multicolored blocks”.

“Sue asked me to arrange them in certain patterns, like green, blue etc.  She was always quick to offer praise when a job was well done and encouragement when I screwed-up”.

The Alien Abduction Symptom Turns Toxic

Lovelace has just described what he called play dates. Kids were taken on board the monkeymen’s craft for play dates.

It seemed they were undergoing some sort of assessment. This was just a warm up. The real drama was about to begin.

Lovelace was afraid of the night as a child, especially when the monkeymen turned up. He had hatched a plan to take them out the next time they visited.

His plan was to hide his friend Ernie’s bayonet under his pillow and when his unwanted visitors came to get him, he would kill them.

Unfortunately, his plan went awry. He had forgotten to move the bayonet, which he hid under the mattress, and put it under his pillow.

And this was the night the monkeymen showed up again. Lovelace always knew when they were there. He said his heart always pounded and he felt eyes on him.

“My plan was to wait until the first one spoke, pull the bayonet from its sheath and thrust it into the chest of the monkey closest to my head”.

“The one that always asked me, ‘Terry, come play with us and we’ll have fun’”.

“Yeah, we’ll have some fun alright. Ernie’s bayonet through his chest. That’s the one I’d kill. Except for bugs, I’d never killed anything before”.


The Monkeymen Show Up Again

“I’m watching, waiting for a shadow to move or dart across a wall. Then it hit me!”

For the first time in all these weeks I’d forgotten to take the bayonet out from underneath the mattress”.

“For the first time in all these weeks, I failed to accomplish the routine…and they arrived!”

“My weapon was out of reach and useless. Did they know? How could they know?”

“I’d gone with the monkeymen once or twice in the past. Those memories were not very clear. But it was very clear the experiences were real and not a dream”.

“I had dreams about Sue, and I could tell the difference. That’s how I met Sue. I took the monkeyman’s paw and then I felt the twirling sensation and flash! I was in the playroom with Sue and the other kids”.

“This was no trip to the playroom. I felt a calm sweep over me and the monkeymen were there but didn’t speak. This was something new”.

“There was no polite conversation. I wasn’t being offered an invitation. Abruptly, there was the twirling motion. There was a flash and I found myself in a different room”.

“This was a new experience. Instinctively I yelled, ‘Sue, help me’. But Sue never came”.

“Just two very big insect-looking beings. The monkeymen were there too. They were the worker-bees. They still wore masks but they used hands instead of paws to subdue me”.

“I was naked and on a table. This tall insect-like being was a six-foot-tall praying-mantis. In my mind’s eye, I see them wearing white lab coats”.

“I’m sure it’s a detail supplied by my mind to help make sense of this or maybe they chose to appear in that form”.


The Spinal Examination

“I was immobilized. The table was still warm. Someone else had been here minutes before me. I doubted they warmed the stainless steel for my comfort”.

“I know I was screaming and remember filling my lungs with air but nothing would come out”.

“The small grey ones are all around me and placed me face down on the table. I was immobile, but I don’t recall straps or restraints of any kind”.

“The grey ones I don’t believe are living beings. I believe they may be a hybrid mix of machine and an organic entity”.

“They are not conscious beings able to determine their own actions and are also incredibly strong”.

“They wasted no time. Their very long fingers deftly manipulated stainless steel instruments of some kind. They did something to my lower spine. I’m not sure”.

“While my anxiety was managed slightly there was no control of the pain”.

“The pain ran from my tail bone straight up my spinal column and registered as a strong electric shock that came in pulsing shocks”.

“It was one every fifteen seconds or so. I screamed…I know that I screamed. The next day I was so hoarse I could barely speak”.

“In 1977 when I was 22 years old this scenario would play out again”.

“That’s all I can remember or I should say, that’s all I was allowed to remember. Sue had let me down. That only added to my hurt”.

“Whether by design but I think more by coincidence, the monkeymen stopped visiting. Something worse took their place. But I soon found out I didn’t suffer alone”.


Alien Abduction Symptoms Become A Reality

For Lovelace, hypnotic regression therapy had given him a peek into his past and the symptoms of alien abduction he was feeling were now confirmed.

Later, he would learn his cousin Gerald would go through similar experiences.

“Gerald was the only one in his household targeted for attack. He shared a bedroom with two younger brothers who never heard a thing”.

“I felt sorry for him because he had eyewitnesses that discredited his story with their silence instead of bolstering the truth”.

“I believed every word of Gerald’s story and it was chilling”.

“The three things I remember most clearly about this period, 1962 – 1964 were Sue, the flying saucer in my backyard and, of course, the monkeymen”.

“Those are hard memories. Ernie’s untimely death before he reached ten was the loss of my confidant. He was my best friend and best witness to what I was experiencing”.

“Years in the future, my friend Tobias will lose his life. Toby was the sole witness to our 1977 abduction from Devils Den State Park”.

“I’ve always wondered if their deaths were somehow tied to our shared experiences. I’m sure there’s an element of survivor-guilt that I’ve never properly addressed”.


Lovelace Is Sharing His Experiences With Others

We conducted a lengthy interview with Lovelace earlier this year and he gave a detailed account of his Devil’s Den incident.

Lovelace hopes it could eventually become a Hollywood production but has had no suitors yet.

Lovelace told of an incident which occurred more recently during the interview.

He provided some interesting proof. It could have just become another symptom of alien abduction but for some startling evidence he obtained, it actually took place.

We’ll be providing an excerpt of this account in a future post.


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Dean Caporella

Dean Caporella

A journalist, reporter, anchor and sports commentator for over 30 years I was mesmerized by the UFO topic when I was just 5 years old after watching the 1956 classic “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers”. Did I even understand it at that age? Oh sure. It scared the crap out of me but I was hooked even back then! Do I believe in life elsewhere in the universe? I think it was said best in the movie Contact…”The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space”….I think we’d have to be pretty arrogant to think we’re it”.

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