Judy Doraty was someone who, on the night of May 23, 1973, most definitely found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. On the star-filled night when her world was ripped apart, Doraty was driving home from a bingo game, outside of the Texan city of Houston. Also along for the game and the drive home were Doraty’s teenage daughter, her brother-in-law, her sister, and her mother. They had a great time. But, something was about to intervene in a terrifying way. As the drive progressed, the family caught sight of a strange, large and bright light in the sky. They were all perplexed – and even a bit concerned – by the fact that the object seemed to be shadowing them: wherever they drove, the light seemed to follow. At first, they thought it might have been a helicopter heading for Galveston’s airport, Scholes International Airport. But, a careful look revealed it was not a helicopter, after all. It was…something else. This was not a good sign. It only proceeded to get worse.
As Judy reached a darkened pasture in a rural part of the area, she brought the car to a stop and got out. The light in the sky – seemingly responding to her actions - suddenly came closer; much closer. In seconds, and to their complete amazement and shock, the light could now be seen for what it really was: a massive, circular-shaped craft which swooped silently and effortlessly over them. It then headed towards a nearby field and, as the group looked on, shot vertically into the sky and vanished in seconds. Or, that’s what seemed to have happened. Like so many people who have been subjected to the alien abduction experience, in the days that followed what was clearly a very close encounter, Judy began to realize that there had been more to the encounter than she consciously realized. Her dreams became outright nightmares. They were filled with terror and graphic images of UFOs. Fragments of disturbing memories were fighting to be freed from Judy’s subconscious. For years, though, Judy suffered in silence, with pummeling headaches and those awful dreams.
It wasn’t until 1980 – when Judy Doraty was hypnotized by Professor Leo Sprinkle of the University of Wyoming – that the full picture became clear. Just like Betty and Barney Hill more than a decade earlier, Doraty’s mind had been wiped to a huge degree. At least, until Sprinkle was able to retrieve some of that missing time. In her hypnotized state, Doraty recalled getting out of the car and then seeing a spotlight hit the trunk. This was no normal spotlight, however. Doraty said that the light seemed to have what she called “substance” to it. Somehow, the light lifted a struggling, squirming, brown and white calf into the air and from the same field near to where the family had stopped. Then, something very weird happened.
Although, under hypnosis, Doraty recalled being outside of her vehicle, and on the ground, it was as if her mind had somehow been relocated to the craft. She seemed to have recall of two very different things, but which were going on simultaneously. She told a horrific story: the calf was rapidly and systematically dissected and its body was dropped backed to the ground with a thud. Doraty also had vague memories under the hypnosis of her daughter having been abducted and examined, but by whom and why remained unclear. It was a trauma-filled experience which may have given Doraty a significant number of answers, but which hardly made her feel relaxed.
Under the hypnosis, and in terms of the violent mutilation and killing of the calf, Doraty said of the aliens that, “They’ve been testing, they’ve been here for quite some time and they test the soil as well as our water, as well as our animal life and vegetation. There’s a lot involved. More than just pollution. Their concern is loss of life. There is going to be a big loss of life due to this.” When questioned further, Judy answered that the loss of life would be due to “nuclear waste or testing.”