reply to post by alien
Props to you alien - if I could give you applause I would!
When I first came to ATS I shared some very similar experiences and well...I dare say the "gimmee proof crowd" has gotten somewhat more belligerent
Missing time, ending up in places not remembering how you got there, miscarriages and a "fluke" pregnancy with twins one aborted spontaneously while
the other survived (and turns 20 on the 6th BTW)...there are more.
Ultimately I welcomed the additional insight from the skeptics as they were echoing my own thoughts and questions. To this day however, the
explanations still do not fit as "neatly" as I require them to.
Proof goes both ways, and for me the conventional and "rational" explanations were exhausted - I researched fanatically looking for the perfect and
most scietific/rational explanation(s)...some had merit to such a degree that I should have been satisfied. Still I am not satisfied. Still I
research. Still I look for the perfect explanation.
As someone who has experienced these things, I found that researching mental illnesses, sleep paralysis, sleep disturbances, etc etc to be more
convincing that they were NOT the perfect explanations.
So what is? Wass I abducted? Who the heck knows with 100% certainty? As far as the issues of mental health are concerned. It HAS to be considered
before it can dispelled.
Has anyone in your family taken psychological testing to rule it out? If not why? I took a series of tests and I can happily report that aside from
Panic and Anxiety and some interesting OCD and germ issues I am clear and free of any "mental health issue" that may dilute my awareness to the here
and now. Even reporting a belief in UFO's or aliens in these reports does not conclude one to be "mentally ill".
Hell I had my eyes checked, ears checked, head examined and a full physical when I was researching heavily into what I may have experienced. it's the
right thing to do IMO.
I cannot say I was not abducted or visited with 100% certainty nor can I say I was, but I have at least ruled out many (MANY) of the typical
physiological and psychological explanations for my experiences.
And yes it is an insult of sorts to be accused of being a nut job (PC term is Psychologically unstable yes?), nobody wants to think that others think
"less" of them or their capacity to grip reality.
rather than get angry at the skeptics for their natural question of mental health...thank them for the input and maybe do some checking into it. The
worst that could come of researching it is you add more skill and knowledge to your belief "IN" yourself and your experiences.
I am a skeptic BTW and a good one I figure. Rule nothing out is my motto. Learn, experience and educate.
In the end I lean more toward my having had experiences. For my own peace of mind I have looked at all aspects and continue to do so. The skeptic in
me demands it.
We have no idea the full capabilities of the human brain and even the full experiences of "being human" elude modern sciences. We can't rule out
what we don't know THAT is a fact and truthfully there is NO PROOF that alien lifeforms 1) do not exist 2) are not visiting us. In fact I would
venture to say that there is more proof that they do and are.
Really...you are the only one who needs to feel confident and satisfied in what you believe to be true, but please don't be afraid to explore the
multitudes of scientific and psychological facts and theories that "may" lead to explanations.
The worst kind of believer is one who is afraid to explore their beliefs for fear that there may be conventional/scientific/physiological or
psychological explanations for what they believe to be real or true.
Likewise the same can be said of the skeptics.
Personally I think everyone should have their heads examined routinely. It's very educational.