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originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: Regalius
I have never heard of anyone making contact with aliens purposefully and of their own free will. Yes, there are those that claim astral projection or telepathic communication with aliens at will but I am extremely skeptical of that because (1) They could be making it all up, (2) They COULD be in contact with someone or something that CLAIMS to be aliens but in actuality isn't, or (3) They may completely be convinced they have some sort of "special link" with aliens when in fact they are totally off their nut! There is another reason which ties into the 1st which is (4) They pretend it for some sort of gain, whether that be attention, money, etc.
The cases I have studied and pored over for hours on end that have ended up being the most believable IMO are the random encounters that occur with no expectation of seeing or experiencing anything to do with aliens or UFOs.
In other words: Don't call us, we'll call you!
originally posted by: Blue Shift
Abductions share many of the same elements as shamanistic encounters with quasi-real beings in an expanded reality. That being the case, one possible avenue of research would be to determine what might cause a person (or group of people) to experience a significant boost in their dopamine levels.