posted on Apr, 27 2018 @ 11:37 AM
Antar has been around a good long while and I respect her question. You folks who are questioning her veracity are the ones that need to get an
education--not her. And in answer to your question, antar, yes, definitely, in many cases. I would never claim ALL cases, but the mental stability of
some of these people is painfully obvious. Dare I say t: Plain looking women with few social skills or education desperately seeking attention. That's
about it in a nutshell. And unfortunately, some of the more prominent "researchers" in the field seem incredibly naive about the issue. They are
amateurs dabbling in a field in which they have no expertise.
David Jacobs, for example, a history professor, got himself involved with what turned out to be a completely psychotic woman who made his life
miserable. I corresponded with Jacobs about this woman and it is obvious to me that she nearly drove HIM crazy with her accusations. And Budd
Hopkins, an artist, though earnest and honest, IMO, seemed totally oblivious to the possibility he was being deceived. I saw this happen once in a TV
call-in show at the height of his popularity. After outlining his research he received a call on the air from a woman who suspected she had been
abducted. He began asking her leading questions such as, "Do you have pock mars on your thighs which could mean skin samples were taken?" How could
she say anything but "yes" after a question like that. You could just hear in her voice the craving for attention. He got all excited and told her to
stay on the line and they would get her contact information to follow up. Oh, boy! Some attention at last! It was painful to watch.
Then you have the "aliens are demons and fallen angels" crowd like Betty Andreasson. These people think mentioning the name of Jesus will frighten the
aliens, aka demons, enough to leave them alone. These people are already immersed in their religious fantasies. Adding one more is no big deal. Add to
that the totally extravagant claims such as "20% of all Americans have been abducted" which is about 60 MILLION people and you begin to see the
absurdity of such claims. We have had way too much media exposure of these issues, enough to feed a great many people's 'lonely crowd' yearnings for
some attention. So, yes, antar, for the vast majority of these cases, it IS a mental illness and claims of being abducted need to be taken with a
large grain of salt. And the louder the protest, which you see here already, the nuttier the claims.