Thieves in the Night

Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions

by Joshua Cutchin

“Folklore has always warned of hidden dangers lurking in the shadows, otherworldly beings who seek to steal that which parents hold most dear. In the first book dedicated solely to the subject, Joshua Cutchin traces this primal concern from antiquity to the modern era—beginning with worldwide tales of faeries, changelings, spirits, demons, and monsters, before examining more contemporary phenomena such as Sasquatch kidnappings, alien abductions, and mysterious disappearances in national parks. Folklore, medicine, science, and spirituality come together for a uniquely scholarly perspective on the thieves in the night.”

From Anomalist Books

A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions

Table of Contents

Author’s Note

1. “THIEVES IN THE NIGHT”
An Introduction

2. “TOO BAD FOR HEAVEN & TOO GOOD FOR HELL”
A Primer on the Fae Folk and Faerie Abduction

3. “CHIEF VICTIMS OF THE FAIRY STROKE”
Risks, Methods of Abduction, & Destinations

4.“NOT YOUR CHILD, NOR IS HE A CHILD”
Changelings

5. “FRESH BLOOD AND HUMAN VIGOR”
Motivations Behind Faerie Abduction

6. “MASTERY BEYOND THE LIGHT OF THE CAMPFIRE”
Preventing and Thwarting Child Faerie Abduction

7. “THE ACORN BEFORE THE OAK”
Changeling Confirmation & Resolution

8. “MARVELOUS OR DIRE”
Restoration or Resignation

9. “HORRIFYING TO TRAGIC”
Medical & Psychological Perspectives on Changelings

10. “NOTHING MORE FAMILIAR”
Paranormal Child Abduction Worldwide

11. “GOING BUT NEVER GONE—COMING BUT NEVER HERE”
Modern Modalities of Paranormal Child Abduction: An Introduction

12. “A ‘TAGGED ANIMAL’”
Child Alien Abduction

13. “CHILDREN OF THE NORTHERN PEOPLES”
Risks, Methods of Abduction, & Destinations

14. “IT’S TIME TO TAKE IT”
Missing Fetuses

15. “WE NEED BABIES”
Motivation & the Hybridization Theory

16. “YOU ARE NOT WANTED HERE!”
Preventing, Thwarting, Confirming, & Resolving Child Alien Abduction

17. “JUST OUT-OF-FRAME”
UFOlogy, Hybrids, Faeries, & Changelings: An Intersection

18. “COME OUT TOWARDS THE WOODS”
Child Sasquatch Abduction

19. “AS A BABY IN MY CRIB”
The Crib Creepers

20. “STORM CHILD”
Missing 411

21. “WE NEED SHAMANS”
Seeking Answers

Acknowledgements
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author