posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:44 PM
I have read a lot of threads on people who claimed to be abducted. I am not stating that is did or did not happen, just that there is never any real
evidence to back up the claim.
The one problem is that science has an answer to what is going on: sleep paralysis. There have been many experiments on the condition, and it can also
be genetic which would explain why family members share an experience. With a scientific reason for these experiences on tap, why would the scientific
community even contemplate there may be actual alien abductions?
Even narcolepsy is being used to explain some daytime/driving abductions. This takes a bit more to justify, but many of us have driven while extremely
tired and have experienced the phenomena known as road hypnosis. Again, that does not mean abductions while driving do not happen, just that science
has an explanation.
The problem is how to get scientific minds to look at the abduction phenomena without jumping to the sleep paralysis conclusion. This is the problem
ufologists and researchers have, not to mention the people who have these terrifying experiences. There needs to be a way to differentiate the
abduction and sleep paralysis, and one way is to find other evidence to support the abduction theory. Also, the person who claims an abduction should
go to a sleep clinic where they can monitor sleep patterns. If there are any medical problems such as sleep paralysis, it will show up during the
Another problem is as soon as sleep paralysis is mentioned, people who claim abduction think they are being questioned as to the reality of what
happened. The fact is they are correct in that evidence is needed to make such an extraordinary claim. The person who has such an experience should
not be ridiculed, but treated with dignity. They should understand that all medical and other explanations for the abduction experience must be ruled
out. Only then can the researcher claim sleep paralysis is not the cause of the experience.
Abductees and researchers should work together with sleep disorder specialists to rule out all other possible causes. The reality is sleep paralysis
is a real disorder, while there is no smoking gun proof that abductions are real.