The following website is one of many that explains the phenomenon of alien abduction.
According to many psychiatrists this phenomenon can be explained by what is known as false memory syndrome
and a hypnagogic condition known as sleep paralysis.
It is believe it or not, possible to remember something that did not happen. Many alien abductees only become aware of
their experiences in a hypnotic trance,otherwise they would not have been aware that they had been abducted.
The famous case of Betty and Barney Hill which started this whole craze of alien abduction is a good example.
It was only under hypnosis that she became aware that she had been abducted by alien beings.
Why was she not aware of this before? If something extraordinary like this happened to someone then it would make it all
the more memorable an experience.
It's far easier to remember something traumatic or strange than it is to forget it,even if you wanted to.
So how is it that only under hypnosis that one can remember this?
It is a psychological fact that hypnotists can implant memories in a person by suggestions delibrate or not.
Perhaps just by asking them to go into detail about something will make someone think up and imagine details
that do not in reality exist.
For this reason hypnosis is questionable as a means of using as a tool to recover actual memories.
Also the fact that many of this encounters with the alien creatures occurs when the person is about to fall asleep
in bed or while they are asleep, leads one to question the reality of this.
Very few of these occurences have been reported when the abductee is awake at work,in school,at a concert,a picnic
or while engaged in some activity other than sleeping.
There is a condition known as sleep paralysis that according to some may account for these experiences also.
This phenomenon is characterized by a feeling of being awake but paralyzed and helpless. It can also be accompanied
by a sense of someone or something in the room but not seen.
Another symptom of this strange mental experience is that some have reported a heavy or crushing weight on their chests.
Which causes them difficulty in breathing and gives some the sensation of also being strangled or choked.
In the past this was attributed to visitations from the incubus and the succubus,evil spirits or demons that attacked people
In China this was also regarded as a nightly assault from ghosts.
These accounts of alien abductions have more in common with medieval delusions of demonic visitations by incubi,witches flying to a sabbat,perhaps
nocturnal visits from vampires,and other supernatural phenomena.
If these ufos have been around since ancient times as many claim then why is it that there haven't been more accounts of alien abductions
in the past? That is before Betty and Barney Hill had their famous encounter.
It's only after the start of the cold war that we have had these occurences.