reply to post by benpadiah
Note to Mods:
I have used the term “psychotic episodes” in this post to benpadiah.
I have used this in the strictest medical sense, not as a term of derision.
I have presumed to do this because in a previous thread, benpadiah volunteered the fact he produced these drawings whilst “in a mental
institution” & “heavily chemically sedated”.
Psychosis is a symptom or feature of mental illness typically characterized by radical changes in personality, impaired functioning, and a distorted
or nonexistent sense of objective reality.
Patients suffering from psychosis have impaired reality testing; that is, they are unable to distinguish personal subjective experience from the
reality of the external world. They experience hallucinations and/or delusions that they believe are real, and may behave and communicate in an
inappropriate and incoherent fashion.
At ATS, many of us try to discuss things in a rational manner based on sources, logic, evidence, etc…
That is to say, we try to “Deny Ignorance”.
I am still trying to understand the context of your UFO sketches & technical information, without which I feel I am ill equipped to discuss this with
Yesterday I asked you if you would provide your source for your UFO sketches & technical information.
You replied to me & stated the following:
Post by benpadiah on 5 April 2010
I designed these based on a sketch I made in 2003 while I was in a mental institution. I do not know where I got the inspiration for the original
sketch. I was away from my library, cut off from all human contact, and heavily chemically sedated.
To my mind, that leaves 3 options:
1. You intentionally fabricated all of this
2. You unintentionally fabricated all of this whilst experiencing psychotic episodes (medical term, not derision)
3. You have obtained this information from an external source.
I would be very grateful if you could let me know which of these 3 options is the correct option (many thanks).
If I know which option is correct, I will have a better understanding of the context of your UFO drawings & technical information & that will enable
me to discuss this more appropriately.
[edit on 5-4-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]