Missing Time

Missing Time: A Documented Study of UFO Abductions

Budd Hopkins

Originally published in 1981, Missing Time was the first focused study of an enigma that would captivate the world and challenge our understanding of the universe. The influence of Missing Time was such that its title is now deeply embedded into the lexicon of UFO studies—synonymous with that most controversial and troubling of topics: alien abduction.

At the time of its writing, Hopkins could not have predicted the impact of Missing Time, not only within UFOlogy, but in popular culture worldwide. The facts, stories, and theories presented by Hopkins laid the foundation for the first mainstream debates surrounding reports of human encounters with small, grey-skinned entities—non-human beings with hypnotic black eyes who came silently in the night for their own mysterious purposes. These vivid descriptions, as documented in Missing Time, would trigger buried memories worldwide in people from all walks of life—to the extent that the so-called “Greys” now represent the dominant cultural imagining of an alien lifeform.

Missing Time is a comparative study of individuals distinct from one another in their life circumstances, separated by geography, but connected by their shared experience of a disturbing mystery with profound implications. An essential addition to the library of any serious scholar of the anomalous, and of all who dare to explore the physical, psychological, and spiritual extremities of human experience.

About the author

Budd Hopkins (June 15, 1931 – August 21, 2011) was a pioneering author whose work laid the foundations for UFO abduction and experiencer research. He spoke around the world on his topic and appeared on numerous television and radio shows throughout his career. Outside of UFOlogy, Hopkins was a celebrated expressionist artist whose paintings and sculptures are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, and the British Museum, among others. 

Publisher: August Night Press 

Published April 20, 2021 

Pages Size: 6 x 9 inches / 229 x 152 mm 

ISBN 978-1-78677-151-3