These disappearances are so bizarre they really get you thinking that it’s something supernatural. I remember Paulides mentioning the case of a woman in France who had a “near miss” and almost went missing in the 1950s. He was speculating that maybe this is happening to a lot of missing persons. He didn’t give a lot of detail, so I combed the internet trying to find out about this case.
It seems a French woman was walking home along a riverside path one sunny day when out of the blue, there was a flash of light and then a pair of enormous black hands appeared right in front of her, overhead. She walked right into those hands, which grabbed her head like a vise and delivered an electric shock which paralyzed her.
It then proceeded to drag her at a high rate of speed through the bushes. She heard it laugh, the sound coming from way above her head, like it was extremely tall. After it dragged her through the bushes, which injured her pretty badly, it suddenly dropped her. After several minutes, she recovered enough strength to get to a nearby home. The homeowners called the police and they took her back to where the incident occurred. They found branches broken, fence posts ripped out of the ground, barbed wire broken and scorch marks all around.