posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:33 PM
As far as unusedphoenix goes: I don't believe his story yet but I'm not inclined to disbelieve it either; I'm tossing it into the "let's wait and
find out more" pile for now. I also would like a moderator to go ahead and check if the other guy who came on used the same (or even a similar) ip
address as unusedphoenix, because it sure is suspicious.
If unusedphoenix is making stuff up I'm less inclined to say that he's pulling our legs so much as he's somewhat fritzed, whether from fear (of
something, not necessarily abductions) or just life stress. In addition, if he is narcoleptic the usual treatments for that can make you go a bit
nutso after awhile -- most of the time narcoleptics get prescribed some kind of amphetamine or amphetamine derivative, and those over time can lead
you into a sustained low-level version of dopamine psychosis.
My idea on the best approach was to take what he said at face value and offer suggestions to address his concerns, which were to find a way of getting
evidence. I'm not sure how good my suggestions were, but I figured that's the best approach under the circumstances -- constructive advice without
either behaving too credulously or reacting too negatively. My general rule of life is to always keep in mind which mistake I'd rather make, and when
dealing with people I'd rather be too nice than too cynical, even if it means I get taken for a fool sometimes.
Electric: if my advice is in fact dangerous/harmful, then I'm sad to have given it and would like to know what some actually helpful advice would be.
Any suggestions? (suggestions also welcome from people who know their stuff).
Everyone (particularly thegrey and radardog): same with the grey phobia, though I've since mostly outgrown it. When I was younger, though, some
pictures of them were absolutely terrifying; it seemed to depend a lot on getting the angles of the face/eyes "right" for them to be terrifying, as
a lot of the pictures didn't do anything. I'm generally not easily frightened or disturbed by much of anything, but certain "grey" pictures were
Once I got into my teens I basically forgot about the aliens/ufo thing for a while, but then I started getting crazy nosebleeds, usually once a day,
sometimes more, always in the same nostril and always without any real provocation; I mean, I'd just be sitting there, or out eating somewhere, or
sleeping, or whatever, and then my nose would start drip-dripping and I'd lose about a cup of blood -- it was severe enough that I started measuring
it. This lasted on-and-off for about four years, until I got my nose cauterized and it's mostly stopped (I get maybe 1 a month, tops, now), but while
it was going on I literally tried EVERYTHING to get it to stop: humidifiers, saline gel for the nose, various herbal remedies, etc., and looked into
every remotely possible reason for the nosebleeds.
Among those were of course the abduction scenario -- if you google frequent nosebleeds you'll eventually hit alien/ufo related links -- and so I
figured I might as well look into the possibility, since nothing else was working, either. The fact that I had that irrational grey-phobia was for me
evidence at least somewhat suggestive of an abduction (or at least alien encounter), but there wasn't anything else conclusive. The only other
"evidence" for an abduction/implant scenario in my case is that I'm somewhat more sensitive to EMF than most people; I have to ask my roommates to
turn off lights and appliances, sometimes, because they're irritating, and walking through magnetic things (like at airports or when you enter/exit
large stores) is pretty uncomfortable, though I'm not sure I can put my finger on the exact sensation.
Because I don't have any real evidence beyond what I've mentioned I've basically come to the conclusion that I've never been abducted, and if I
have I have no memory of it and it certainly doesn't seem to be at all an ongoing thing. But, I got interested again in the overall abduction
phenomena in investigating my own "case," so here I am. It does seem like "something" is going on with ufos/aliens, etc., but it's hard to get a
clear picture of what that "something" is.
One thing that'd be interesting to do, though, is to do a rigorous study and see what % of kids of what age groups have "grey phobia", and have a
good set of data to try to draw some conclusions from. It'd be particularly useful to do this comparatively to see the #s for, say, snakes or
spiders, so we'd have some kind of "phobia baseline" for our comparison. Now that that Rockefeller's dead, are there any big-money ufo researchers
who might put up the money for such a study?