- The James Mortellaro Case
- March 9, 2004
- At any given time the Intruders Foundation simultaneously
conducts more than a dozen ongoing investigations. It is unusual for us
to publicly take a position on cases while investigations are underway.
Such investigations may take years, depending on a subject's willingness
and proximity to our office, the number of individuals involved, and the
types of evidence surrounding the case. As one would expect, we focus most
of our attention on cases which present multiple participants, eyewitnesses,
and physical and/or supporting medical evidence.
- One such case that appeared to meet all of these criteria
was that of Jim Mortellaro. (Our use of Mr. Mortellaro's real name is in
no way a violation of his confidentiality as he has voluntarily been using
his name over the internet and on radio broadcasts for a number of years.)
For some time now the Intruders Foundation has been investigating the case
of Mr. Mortellaro and seeking documentation which he had promised would
substantiate the case. This case was of great interest because of the alleged
medical injuries resulting from his abduction in 2001. Unfortunately, Mr.
Mortellaro has never produced credible evidence in support of these claims.
Furthermore, he provided us with two allegedly official documents which
have proved to be fabrications. Therefore, Budd Hopkins and the Advisory
Committee of the Intruders Foundation no longer consider this case worthy
- Though Mr. Mortellaro may in fact have had abduction
experiences and may have suffered physical trauma as a result of these
experiences, his questionable credibility has forced us to abandon his
- As always, the Intruders Foundation continues to apply
a detailed, cautious and methodical protocol to the consideration and investigation
of all potential abduction cases. We thank you all for your ongoing interest
and support of our work.
- ~ Budd Hopkins & The Intruders Foundation Advisory