Shepard states that he was basically raised by his grandparents in northern Michigan (he never does specify where), and has spent over 30 years trying to contact alien life with equipment that he built himself.
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Some say alien abductions are nothing more than fevered, unexplained night visions that make their victims believe they were the guinea pig of an interstellar joyride.
Others believe the stories as cold hard fact, that aliens are using humans to unlock all of the mysteries of the universe, which may or may not have something to do with an ultrasound probe in an uncomfortable place.