An Alien Abduction is a speculative fiction trope, as well as something that many people claim happens in real life. According to it, sometimes people are are abducted by aliens for unfathomable reasons. Frequently they initially have no memory of the event. This memory may be recovered under hypnosis.
There are also parallels to historic tales of abductions by fairies.
Event/News: 'Missing canoeist' has no memory
Game and Story Use
- Nearly mandatory in modern-day conspiracy games.
- May be used to justify superpowers for a character.