I have had sleep paralysis on and off for most of my life. Most of mine were in my younger years when I wasn't getting much sleep, staying out late,
working overnight shifts and that kind of thing. Stress does seem to play a part and have also experienced it during those times. It has been about
a year since I have had one.
I have had some bizarre experiences but never one that included alien abduction. I do think that it is responsible for some percentage of the
phenomenon. I think this because a lot of the accounts do sound like what I experience minus the aliens.
Now I'm going to be (wildly?) speculative. As for the other accounts that don't fit into the sleep paralysis model, I do think they are related in
that they occur at night while sleeping. I don't think they are 'just dreams' either but what I think I see is a common thread in that these "beings"
are as elusive as any girl I have conjured up in MY dreams.
I understand the counter argument is that they don't all happen at night while people are sleeping. But I don't always sleep at night either and as
far as I know, there is no independent verification that that abductees were awake. Let's also add that people also "dream" while they are awake and
we call those "Hallucinations". Please throw out any negative connotation with that word.
Now let’s take Dr. John Mack's research where he concludes that these are real events insomuch as he could tell. Mack conluded encounters with
strange entities were real.
Now let’s compare that with Dr. Rick Strassman's research with '___'. When '___' was administered, his research subjects all experienced encounters
with strange beings that were similar to the the beings involve with alien abductions. Even though they knew they were on a drug, they felt that their
encounters were...real. Apparently Starssman couldn't get anywhere with his research until he treated these as "real" encounters and concluded that
these were also real encouters with real entities.
So '___' is some pretty powerful stuff because it is causing people not only "see" entities but also causing them to believe in the reality of these
things. Either that or it is allowing them a view into some other bizarre reality.
Let’s also consider that '___' occurs naturally, apparently, everywhere including in the human body and is related to the neurotransmitters involved
Structurally, '___' is analogous to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT), the hormone melatonin,
You can buy melatonin at any drug store or vitamin shop. It is usually marketed as a sleep aid.
'___' has been detected in the spinal fluid of dying patients just before the moment of death. So it seems to have something to do with the Near Death
Experience. Of course nobody can prove that this would have anything to do with alien abductions or UFO sightings since we can't attach a spinal tap
to people right before they have an abduction experience. But we can speculate.
So if we look at the commonalities, we could reasonably assume that these may be related. That is, sleep neurochemistry, '___' experiences and alien
Of course, I'm not the one experiencing this and it would be up to the person experiencing it to decide for themselves the reality of what it is. But
this is a fascination of mine and this is a public forum.
edit on 21-2-2013 by ZetaRediculian because: (no reason given)