Nebraska Police Sergeant Herbert Schirmer claimed that he was abducted by extraterrestrials in December 3, 1967, while in Ashland, Nebraska. His case was one of those investigated in the Condon Report. He flew to Boulder, Colorado and was examined under hypnosis by psychologist Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle of the University of Wyoming on February 13, 1968.
Under hypnosis he reported that he had seen a blurred white object
that came out of what he had at first mistaken for a truck because
of blinking red lights. The white object communicated mentally with
him, preventing him from drawing his gun. After hypnosis he said
that the beings in the vehicle were friendly, had bases in Venus,
and drew energy from power lines.
The commission's conclusion was "Evaluation of psychological
assessment tests, the lack of any evidence, and interviews with the
patrolman, left project staff with no confidence that the trooper’s
reported UFO experience was physically real." Sprinkle thought
Schirmer believed what he was saying and was not consciously
inventing the story.
It is widely believed that the events described by Schirmer were in
fact the result of sleep paralysis. Schirmer described the aliens
he encountered as reptilian beings or reptoids
. When Sprinkle asked Schirmer if he was in
fact probed by the reptoids, he confirmed that he was anally
probed. Following a full colonoscopy, no probe was found.