posted on May, 2 2009 @ 01:26 AM
Originally posted by da_beast_666
Those who claim to have been abducted by aliens may be neither crazy nor telling the truth. It might be better to think of them as sharing a cultural
delusion. They are similar to the people who have near-death experiences of going down the dark tunnel to the bright light, or who see Jesus beckoning
to them. These shared experiences do not prove that the experiences were not fantasies. They are likely due to similar brain states in the near-death
experience, and similar life experiences and death expectations. The alternatives are not either that they are totally crazy or that they really did
die, go to another world, and return to life. There is a naturalistic explanation in terms of brain states and shared cultural beliefs.
It is possible, too, that abductees may be describing similar hallucinations due to similar brain states, as Michael Persinger argues
Likewise, the ecstatic and contemplative accounts of mystics may be similar due to similar brain states associated with bodily detachment and a sense
of transcendence. Using electrodes to stimulate specific parts of the brain, Persinger has duplicated the feelings of the sensed presence and other
experiences associated with near-death-experiences (NDEs), OBEs, mystical experience and the alien abduction experience.
These states may be associated with sleep paralysis or other forms of sleep disturbances, including mild brain seizures. Sleep paralysis occurs in the
hypnagogic state or the hypnopompic state. The description abductees give of their experience--being unable to move or speak, feeling some sort of
presence, feeling fear and an inability to cry out--is a list of the symptoms of sleep paralysis
When Nova put out an offer to abductees to have scientists analyze and evaluate any alleged implants, they did not get a single person willing to have
their so-called implants tested or verified
This is essentially the answer. For centuries there has been a similar phenomenon wherein people have the repeated experience of being controlled by
a demon, usually that appears to them in bed at night.
Religious possession or supernatural visitations were the cultural contexts of previous centuries. With Science Fiction becoming a mainstream fantasy
genre, the more recent unexplainable visitations have become attributed to extraterrestrials.
Notably as the decades proceed, the aliens conform more and more to media
generated versions like the Whitley Streiber cover hairless elongated infant with huge dark eyes.
Not my role to go over the cases mentioned here. But outstandingly dismissable ones, Travis Walton turned out to be a fake, the Hills a tragic shared
On a conspiracy forum making these statements are tantamount to heresy, I know. But somehow as objective examination is applied to the incidents and
claimants, the evidence starts to fade in the sunlight.
This is not to say that most of the people involved are being intentionally deceptive. But like many reported cases by children of being taken to
underground caverns by adults, and being sexually abused, independent substantiatian attempts have found conflicting claims of locations, dates, etc
that essentially nullify the stories.
I’m sure to people involved in these type of incidents, the experience is very real and traumatic.
But the question remains, did something even resembling what they believe ever happen?