posted on Mar, 21 2006 @ 10:55 AM
Originally posted by John White
Projection is possible onto anything: thats why its called projection: note how the above text in itself is projecting onto "reptillians"...
From a strictly psychological viewpoint, reptilians would be, of course, the perfect scapegoat. However, the article which I linked to above puts
forth several other interesting ideas as well.
For example, the author states: Most people, especially Americans, have no understanding of science. Therefore, it is easy to fool them with
theories that are nonsense.
He then goes on to point out that the "shapeshifting" that the Ickeites speak of is physically impossible.
However, he also points out that is someone was given some sort of hallucinogen, such as high doses of '___' and mescaline, then placed before actors
to shapeshift while the "patient' is told they are doing so, the person could probably believe it, especially if costumes were
used by the actors for effect. For example, someone could dress up as the queen of England, then pretend she was turning into a lizard lady, then
pretend to to be eating another actor, fake blood and all.
While Wilder (whose real name, I believe, is Jennifer Greene) could just be making the whole thing up, some sort of psychological experiment like the
above is at least possible. But this would only explain her
belief in it. I would still say that the others who believe in such stuff would do
so from a scapegoat mentality.