Linda Napolitano’s (or Linda Cortile’s) story is one of the most significant UFO cases of the twentieth century. The claimed abduction of Linda Cortile in 1989, also known as “The Manhattan Alien Abduction” or “The Brooklyn Bridge Case,” is even more contentious and even suspicious to many. Budd Hopkins, a well-known specialist in the field of UFOlogy, thoroughly researched her case. The purported presence of witnesses, including two security personnel and an unknown ‘global leader’ they were allegedly guarding, set Linda Cortile’s story apart from earlier abduction allegations.
The event occurred near the Brooklyn Bridge in November 1989. She was allegedly dragged from her bedroom window by grey humanoids while her husband slept next to her. Soon after the terrifying occurrence, she contacted Budd Hopkins, who went on to write a book called “The True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions,” which detailed the November 30, 1989, UFO incidents.
Linda Cortile and Budd Hopkins.
Hopkins began looking into the Cortile issue in February 1991, after receiving a letter signed by two security agents, according to Hopkins (Richard and Dan). Cortile was seen floating through an apartment window with three “odd individuals” before being transferred to a UFO. One of the guards felt bad for not assisting her and had a mental breakdown as a result.
After Cortile decided to undergo hypnotic regression while conversing with Hopkins, a clearer image began to emerge. She recalls becoming immobilized and seeing three non-human beings hovering in her bedroom, gray in hue and with large heads. She couldn’t contact her spouse because the aliens warned her to keep silent in their language. A blue ray from her apartment window (on the 12th floor) in Manhattan drew her in. She and three other aliens were levitating inside that beam till they arrived at a massive spaceship that opened like a clam.
“I’m on the verge of collapsing.” They take me all the way up to the top of the skyscraper. I’m hoping I don’t fall. I’m inside the UFO after it opens up like a clam. I’m seeing benches that seem like conventional benches. And they’re escorting me down a corridor.
Doors open in the same way that sliding doors do. There are a lot of lights and buttons inside, as well as a lengthy table. I’m not in the mood to get up from that table. Regardless, they get me on the table. They begin to say stuff to me, and I begin to shout. I’m still capable of yelling. One of them says something along the lines of “Nobbyegg.” He put his palm over my lips, so I guess they were attempting to tell me to remain quiet.”
Cortile had no recollection of what had transpired onboard the ship, but she did recall some type of medical exams and that she had gone through certain treatments. Furthermore, she remembered that one of the aliens had inserted something into her nasal canal, causing her to lose consciousness due to the excruciating agony. She was surprised to find herself lying next to her sleeping spouse three hours later. She took an x-ray of her head, and the doctor discovered something unusual wedged within her nose.
Since then, Hopkins and Cortile have been repeating the tale at UFO conferences. MUFON’s previous international director, Walter H. Andrus, labeled Cortile’s claim a “probably legitimate” example of extraterrestrial abduction.
Linda’s kidnapping is shown in this illustration.
“He understands what the ETs are wanting,” Andrus remarked. They have been using people in order to advance their species. Philip Klass, the ‘Sherlock Holmes of UFOlogy,’ is familiar with Cortile’s narrative as a former senior editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. Klass observed the creation of an extraterrestrial abduction cult among UFO enthusiasts in his 1988 book, ‘UFO Abductions, A Dangerous Game.’ The book investigates reports that ETs abduct young infants and take body samples, then impregnate young women with alien sperm and return to remove their unborn offspring for transplant to ET females.
Skepticism about UFOs.
Several editions of Klass’ UFO Skeptics Newsletter were devoted to the Cortile case, revealing implausibilities and serious inconsistencies in her narrative and Hopkins’ handling of it. Cortile, for example, later added to her narrative that her kid had been stolen by ETs two months prior and that the vessel that transported her to the East River had crashed.
Witnesses did not disclose any such event. Dan and Richard, the two accused security agents, have never been discovered, according to Klass, despite Hopkins apparently arranging for them to meet Cortile in her apartment. Dan snatched her from Manhatten Street and transported her to a CIA safe house, she subsequently said. Hopkins also claimed to have received a letter from the ‘third guy,’ the world leader who declined to come forward, according to Klass.
The roofline of Linda Cortile apartment complex, taken on 7-20-01 at the scene of the South St. abductions (Brooklyn Bridge abductions). Yancy Spence, a witness to the kidnappings, fired shots. He was with a member of the Intruders Foundation at the time, O.V. Kiminsky, who was there at Mr. Hopkins’ request. At a half-block distance, the camera was 35mm with a 50 mm portrait lens. Yancy Spence, an eyewitness to the Linda Cortile kidnapping, provided this image.
Hopkins was said to assume it was Javier Perez de Cuellar, the United Nations Secretary-General in 1989. Even some MUFON members were suspicious of Cortile’s tale, despite accumulating evidence to the contrary; Andrus termed it “the case of the century.”
Napolitano’s case, on the other hand, is met with suspicion. It was compared by some to the sci-fi novel “Nighteyes,” which was first published on March 1, 1989. However, there are 23 eyewitnesses who observed something weird that night.