For a long time I believed that I had been abducted by aliens.
When I was a small child I had a terrible experience that I believed was some form of "demon-posession." I came from a devout Christian household
and this was what I believed had happened to me. For those who have experienced anything like this, you know how it changes your life.
Many years of holding the blankets tight, (even though I knew it wouldn't do any good), around my head, later, I saw the book Communion on a shelf at
the grocery store. I was in high school, (and yes, I still held the covers tight) and this book cover staring back at me took me straight back to my
I borrowed the book from someone who was reading it at my school. I don't think I got past the first two chapters. This book made me wonder if my
"demon-posession" could have been "alien abduction." The two have always been linked in my mind. The way I made my experience stop was by
demanding, in my mind, "In the name of Jesus Christ, go back to hell!"
Even up through college I would still get eerie feelings telling me I was overdue for a "visit." Those nights I would stay awake all night with
some kind of a weapon (usually baseball bat or hammer) staring at the door. I would dare them in my mind (since I was sure they knew what I was
thinking) to TRY and take me. My thoughts went something like, "Yeah, you may drag me off paralyzed, but I will MAIM one of you f@#$ers before you
do!" I was pretty sure that worked
Anyway, where I am going with this thread is that I have researched alien abductions more than anyone I know. It has had a very personal and a very
REAL impact on my life. You are probably NOT going to like my conclusions:
1. Aliens, demons, incubi, succubi, fearies, elves, witches, goblins, chupacabra, djinn, are all the same.
2. People suffer from sleep disorders. Some people have episodes more often than others, but almost EVERYONE at some time in their life will have at
least one episode of sleep paralysis and associated hallucinations.
3. A sleep disorder induced night terror is ABSOLUTELY the most terrifying experience you can imagine. This is because you are scaring yourself.
Whatever you are MOST terrified of, that is what your mind will produce. It is only cultural "flavor" that determines what is terrifying you.
4. Because your mind is causing the terror, it is also able to halt the terror. Someone else already mentioned the placebo effect. This is what the
mental praying, chanting, bargaining does. It alters the state of mind, and brings the individual out of the panic. You may notice that most of these
encounters end with the individual waking in their bed.
The following link has great references about this:
Alien abduction is a subject that excites many people so I realize that the above link may seem boring compared to the idea that beings from outer
space are snatching people up, or that demons are disguising themselves as space-travellers in order to usher in the NWO. But, from my point of view,
if you are being intellectually honest with yourself, you must admit that the sleep paralysis is a good fit.
Besides, it helps me sleep better at night (and yes, I still get "visits", just now my wife wakes me up when I start cussing at the aliens.)