Happy Extraterrestrial Abduction Day!

abductionJust in time for Extraterrestrial Abduction Day, commemorated by Earthlings everywhere on 20 March, we bring you the list of the top ten most popular library items with the subject heading “Alien abduction”:

  1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977  movie)
  2. The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex
  3. Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens, by John E. Mack
  4. Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped By Aliens, by Susan A. Clancy
  5. Transformation: The Breakthrough, by Whitley Strieber
  6. Little Green Men, by Christopher Buckley
  7. Close encounters of the fourth kind : alien abduction, UFOs, and the conference at M.I.T., by C.D.B. Bryan
  8. The Light-Years Beneath My Feet, by Alan Dean Foster
  9. The Fourth Kind (2009 movie)
  10. Skyline (2010 movie)

For even more suggestions on library items one can borrow to get in the mood, see what FictionFinder suggests.

But in all of our excitement celebrating Extraterrestrial Abduction Day let’s not forget the most important item of all: How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction, by Ann Drufell (see cover). I mean, whether you are returned to Earth or not, the best outcome of any attempt by aliens to abscond with you is to not be abducted in the first place. At least, that’s what I’m thinking.

Roy Tennant works on projects related to improving the technological infrastructure of libraries, museums, and archives.