Well, we can now add Fran Drescher to the growing list of celebrities who claim to have been abducted by aliens (see Hagar, Sammy). The star of “The Nanny” is claiming that she was abducted by UFO occupants in junior high school and had an alien chip implanted in her that caused her to meet her ex-husband. Yeah…
Fran Drescher, whose “Happily Divorced” has been a hit for TV Land, believes that she was abducted by aliens while she was in junior high. She also, very seriously, says that said aliens planted a chip in her hand and programmed her to meet her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, who inspired the TV series.
“You know, it’s funny because Peter and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads,” she tells HuffPo. “We were both in junior high.”
Years later, they met and compared experiences. “We realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet,” she says, pointing out a small scar on her hand. “We both have this scar. It’s the exact same scar on the exact same spot.”
Jacobson doesn’t share her opinions. He suggests that Drescher got the scar from a drill bit or a burn from a hot beverage. “I said to him, that’s what the aliens programmed us to think,” Fran explains. “But really, that’s where the chip is.”
…It could explain some things.
Alien abduction stories are always a bit suspect for me. First off, I feel like most can easily be explained by sleep paralysis. Simply put, the brain shuts your muscles down when you sleep so that you don’t act out your dreams. But sometimes we wake up when our bodies are still paralyzed, and one can get the sense of being immobilized. And since the brain is still technically dreaming, hallucinations can occur, such as the feelings of an ominous presence nearby. The implanted chips, which are always thought to be extraterrestrial in nature, always turn out to be completely terrestrial in origin. They are weird, to be certain, but alien control devices? That has yet to be proven.