HENDERSON, Nv. – A Nevada man who claims he was abducted by aliens from outer space last month says his extraterrestrial kidnappers attempted to convert him to Christianity while he was aboard their spacecraft.
Nigel Harshaw of Suffolk, England, who is in the United States on a temporary work visa, told Channel 13 Action News that on the evening of January 28, he was in his backyard assembling a grill when the incident occurred. “I just remember I was standing there with an Allen wrench in my hand and then in what felt like an instant, I was someplace else,” he recalled.
That “someplace else,” according to Nigel, was the inside of an unidentified flying object. The thirty-seven year-old IT consultant, who claims he spent nine hours aboard the spacecraft, says he was able to communicate with his alien captors. “Their language and speech patterns were unlike anything I’ve ever heard,” he said, adding, “Yet, somehow I was able to understand and interact with them.”
According to Harshaw’s account, the “human-like” beings did not appear hostile. “They asked me if I’d heard the good news. I told them, ‘I don’t know that I have.’ They said, ‘God loves you and He wants you to know and love Him. He offers you peace and joy and a fulfilled life.” Nigel, who is an atheist, said he was too frightened to say so at the time and instead did his best to appear open to their message.
“They told me that Jesus Christ visited their planet four hundred thousand years ago proclaiming to be the Son of God,” Harshaw recounted. He added that one of the beings presented him with an object that it described as a bible. “The last thing they told me before I was returned home was that Jesus is coming.”
Harshaw said despite being spared any physical harm, he was beside himself with terror throughout the entirety of the experience. “Honestly, I wish it had happened to somebody else,” he told Channel 13 Action News. On January 30, just two days after the alleged event, two “very stern” officials from the U.S. Air Force showed up at Mr. Harshaw’s Black Mountain home and confiscated the “bible-like” object. “They didn’t ask any questions,” he recalled. “They made it very clear what they were there for, and once they had it, they simply left.”
To add insult to injury, Nigel Harshaw was notified by the U.S. Department of State on Sunday that his temporary work visa has been revoked. He has until the end of the week to return to the United Kingdom.