In the Spring of 1988, Dr. Karla Turner, an English instructor at the University of North Texas, unexpectedly asked her class to objectively evaluate evidence on Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or UFOs. Despite describing herself as open-minded, she had limited interest in the paranormal. Karla believed that examining the evidence from an academic perspective would result in weak and inconclusive findings. She admitted that she had only looked at the evidence with a passing curiosity before assigning her students to evaluate it. Little did she know, this assignment would shatter her world and lead to her becoming one of the most tragic figures in the field of ufology. She fell victim to tin-foil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists, charlatans, and misguided crusaders for the truth, who were oblivious or indifferent to the harm they caused to many others like her.

From this one assignment, Karla Turner and her family would become embroiled in the alien abduction phenomenon, becoming abductees largely over night. Everyone that came into her life would offer confirmation through stories of their own. This is the story of one of the abduction phenomenon’s tragic figures, Karla Turner.

Sources & Links:

Into The Fringe: A True Story of Alien Abduction by Karla Turner

Taken: Inside the Alien-Human Abduction Agenda by Karla Turner

“51 – Ted Rice & The Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” by The Nonsense Bazaar

“Abductions in the Gingerbread House” by Karla Turner

Karla Turner’s Facebook Page run by Elton Turner

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Rob Kristoffersen is an amateur UFO researcher from the Adirondacks of Northern New York. He is the host of the podcast, Our Strange Skies: UFOs Throughout History.