The Multiple Alien Abduction Case of Houston, December 1992

Marcus Lowth
Published Date
April 7, 2018
Last Updated
December 5, 2021
Estimated Reading Time
6 min read
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Aliens, Abductions

The evening of 8th December 1992 is one that will leave several residents of Houston, Texas bonded forever. That night, each would share an experience – although they didn’t realize it at the time – that was quite literally out of this world. Although those involved were unknown to each other, they were all in attendance at a meeting of abductees on the night in question – organized by ex-CIA officer and UFO researcher, Derrel Sims.

A depiction of UFOs under the moonlight

Were multiple abducted from Houston in December 1992?

In total eight Houston residents were abducted that evening. All would report entering a strange light and in turn a small spacecraft. This would then take them to a larger spacecraft outside of Earth’s orbit. What’s more, all had long histories of alien abduction. Through investigations, it would appear as though they were part of some bizarre experiment.

Furthermore, following the discovery of the abductions and the revelations that multiple people from such a small group were involved, each was abducted again. This time all would remember “implants” being removed from their nose, again each on the same night. It was as if this action was a decisive response, which only made the case even more intriguing. As opposed to random incidents seemingly unconnected despite similar detail, the incident over Houston in December 1992 appeared to offer evidence of a very purposeful and planned operation.

Before we look at the incident in question, check out the short video below. It features news footage of Derrel Sims from a Houston television station.

The Controversial Methods Of Derrel Sims

Derrel Sims is a controversial person, even within the UFO community. He is on the one hand adept at the recovery of alien implants, with a rising catalog of (apparently genuine) unknown materials. However, many others are highly critical of his methods and claims. Some even use his CIA-background against him with insinuations of disinformation. Perhaps more damaging are those that accuse Sims of being an outright charlatan.

In the summer of 1992, Sims was the chief abductions investigator for Houston UFO Network (HUFON). [1] He would investigate the cases of a number of abductees in the Houston area. As part of his investigations, he would implement a plan to “establish communications” with the intelligence behind the abductions. Using several abductees with particularly long histories of abduction, hypnotic suggestions were placed into their subconscious. Sims’ plan was for these “suggestions” to kick in should an abduction happen again. The abductee, although they perhaps wouldn’t realize it, would ask questions and take in more detail of their surroundings. At least in theory.

In November 1992 one of Sims’ patients suffered an abduction (the HUFON file calls the subject DS92007PH). DS92007PH had also undergone Sims’ “hypnotic suggestion” treatment. It would appear this treatment was successful. The subject managed to keep a clear memory for a prolonged amount of time into the incident. According to the report, the subject was able to communicate with her abductors although they didn’t reveal anything of consequence. They began to “zap” her to maintain full control. The more time in their presence the subject began to feel herself “losing mental control!”

During her hypnosis session she would suddenly blurt out, “We know what you’re doing! We know about….!” She then was cut off as if her outburst had provoked her abductors to silence her.

Evidence of a “Clandestine” Mass Abduction?

The following month, for all the criticism of his methods, Sims would capture some remarkable results. In the days following the 8th December 1992, he began to notice that several of his patients had recently suffered abductions. More specifically, they were all abducted on the same night, and by their recollections, by the same abductors.

After suffering episodes of Post Abduction Syndrome (PAS), the abductees would independently give their accounts to Sims. These symptoms were often the sudden onset of intense dreams of “an abduction”, as well as nosebleeds and pains in the nasal cavities. None of the abductees were in contact with each other at this point. Their accounts, however, would be so similar they were almost identical.

One abductee (DS92009LT) would awaken to an intense irritation in her eye one morning in mid-December. Upon rubbing it, she noticed a small “dot” fall out – an apparent implant. Another abductee (DS92002DM) would also experience nosebleeds and signs of PAS. Each would contact Sims, who would hypnotically regress them. The details they would give would be repeated almost exactly by several other abductees over the coming weeks.

Subject DS92002DM was first regressed to the 10th December. He would awake to find several strange creatures in his room. They quickly moved to his bed and removed something from his nose. They then promptly left, and he fell back to sleep.

Sims then regressed DS92002DM back two days previously to the night of 8th December. The revelations were mind-blowing.

A depiction of a spaceship

Was the incident a case of mass alien abduction?

The Revelations of “Subject DS92002DM”

Again, DS92002DM was asleep when a bright flash awoke him. No sound followed, so he ruled out a thunderstorm. Suddenly, he noticed a “small gray alien” in the room. It was “wearing a harness (or) utility belt!” A voice entered his head from the alien, instructing him to follow him outside. He did so and could see a bright blue light shining at a spot on the ground outside his home. He stepped into the light and in an instant, he was in a large, round room.

Again, the voice entered his mind and told him to remove his clothes. He did so and then followed the creature down a series of corridors. He wasn’t sure how they moved through these corridors. Although he remembered walking at times most of the journey was made “by a means unknown!”

In one room, other alien creatures were present and would conduct a physical examination of him. It was then that he noticed another human in the room. This other person began asking questions of him. How did he know of previous abductions? Perhaps most bizarre, how did abductees find each other, and why would they want to meet?

A model of the human brain was presented to DS92002DM. He was asked to show where the “subconscious mind is located”. As these questions came he received a bizarre vision of another abductee (unknown to him but descriptions match Sims’ files of patent DS92007PH). He believed this other abductee was asked the same questions as he. The next thing he knew, the human was no longer there and he was moving into another room.

Visions of “Other” Abductees

This next room was also large and round, but the lighting, layout and even the furnishings were different. Several other alien creatures entered this room. As well as the gray aliens and the “human”, were two “tall brown aliens”. Questions filled his mind about the subconscious part of the human brain. He also continued to receive “visions” of other abductees. They were all in the same room, naked, yet seemingly unaware of each other as if in a trance-like state. He would recall his feeling that the abductors were “trying to access their minds” for information.

Perhaps even more chilling, and despite him not knowing how he understood, he would recall a debate between these different aliens as to “whether the experiment should continue” or whether it was compromised. As he was watching the scene unfold and the visions of other abductees continued, he suddenly thought “the other abductees don’t know there are others here!”

At this point, the human walked over to him, as if picking up on the thought, and took hold of his hands. This seemed to block any other activity he was picking up on. There was another small but intriguing point, however.

According to his regression, he was asked what he knew of “Project Prometheus” to which his reply was nothing. Interestingly or not, eleven years later NASA would launch Project Prometheus which would tackle nuclear-powered space propulsion. The naming of the project is most likely a coincidence. Given that nuclear propulsion would, in theory at least, give us the capability for long-term space flight, however, it is an interesting detail.

A depiction of a tunnel in a spaceship

A depiction of a tunnel in a spaceship

Human and Animal Museum of “Suspended Animation!”

There were also several reports of a large room, very much like a museum, that featured examples of numerous animals and humans from across the ages. These humans were from cultures across the globe and throughout time itself. What is perhaps more chilling, is that the impressions of the witnesses were that these “examples” were not models or even dead. They were alive and in suspended animation.

This is something that many other abductees have spoken of before. We have written, for example, of Betty Andreasson whose description of a “museum” was almost exact to those of the Houston abductions.

Does this suggest a long-term incomprehensible experiment by extraterrestrial intelligence? And if so, do these experiments only involve a select few, or might they be more widespread than most us dare to think? Perhaps of most importance, are they for the benefit of humanity? If reports of human and animal museums in suspended animation are accurate, what would the purpose be? Might these “examples” of humans throughout the ages provide DNA to populate another planet elsewhere in the reaches of space? Perhaps, another experiment. Another Earth.

It is certainly an intriguing case, as is the main researcher at the heart of it, Derrel Sims. It might be easier to dismiss Sims’ results and methods if it wasn’t for the glaring similarities to many other cases before and since.

The video below features Sims speaking about his theories and cases in a little more detail.



1 Abudctions in Houston, Houston UFO Network, December 1992

Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies, and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years of experience.

Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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  • Perry says:

    I feel I photo graph a platform space ship over Spring Tx To me it looks like it was trying to hide in clouds but I believe it’s real


    This article about the mass-abduction case in Houston in 1992 eerily reminds me of a strange dream I had back in ’88 or ’89…I, too, was being taken on a “tour” of a large spacecraft by beings that I still cannot clearly remember details of (although the mention of “two tall brown aliens” reminded me of some that I DO recall details of—-they were tall, wore what appeared to be BROWN ROBES, seemed to have human faces with thick beards)…that large chamber with seemingly frozen creatures–and humans!–my “tour guides” mentioned that they were “Samplers” of different planets in the cosmos (and looking at a crocodile in the chamber, it seemed as if one of the brown-robed beings was taking a “bite” out of the crocodile, although the croc did seem to react and thrash around for a bit)…then they shackled me in the chamber for a little while…it was at this time that I sensed that some sort of haze in the chamber allowed me to communicate mentally (telepathically?) with some of the creatures in the room, and to “hear” their thoughts—I remember seeing two deer, one doe and the other a fawn, with their fur and outer skin gone but hooked up to some sort of machine covering them with a transparent “glaze” of some kind, and the fawn was crying out mentally to its mother, wanting to leave this place, but all the doe could do was look down upon the fawn and emit a deeply sad reply of hopelessness in return. Next I gazed upon a manacled bear in the far corner of the chamber, and I concentrated my mental energy at it, willing fury upon it, willing it to break its manacles and then mine…this it did, and I directed it to free some of the others while I fiddled with some controls in the chamber. I somehow managed to open up a ramp which reached down to the surface, and together with the bear and two dogs and some others we escaped the ship. Some of the aliens followed us and tried to call the dogs to return, but although they were torn between their natural instincts and their new “masters’ command” ultimately they chose their instincts and dashed off into some nearby forest. I shouted defiance at the aliens and then ran off into the forest myself along with the few others who escaped with me. Next thing I know, I’m back in my friend’s room (who was playing video games there), and his other friends suddenly left the room…this is still my strange dream, by the way… Then he spoke in the alien voice, telling me of their ire at my escape. I replied with defiance again and promised to fight them forever…what followed over the next several weeks was a series of nightmares whereing I was doing that very thing–battling them in various ways–until one night they strangely asked me for help against one of their turncoat colleagues…equally strangely, I agreed, and together we brought down the turncoat, then I declared “peace”, and the nightmares stopped. I’ve thought nothing further of this strange dream until read thus article about the mas Houston abduction incident, which apparently occurred a few years after my dream, which oddly mirrored many of the same things THEY were witnessing…MY QUESTION IS, was my dream truly that, or was I myself abducted back in ’88/’89??? And If I WAS, then I wonder if any of those other abductees were told or found out about an earlier “escape” aboard that ship…???…

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