reply to post by ATSZOMBIE
If you don't want to hear about peoples honest encounters with the unknown then YOU should not be on ATS.
I can't stand you people who always instantly go for"your crazy" or "you were on drugs/tired". You are telling this person they are crazy and then
saying "get off ATS and don't talk about it". THAT, Sir is suspect, why do you care so much to even reply to the OP? You must be SUCH a GOODGUY.
As for the OP, I have had similar things happen to me and people close to me, I can elaborate in another post if you like. Second, be prepared to have
hard working individuals try to dissuade you from speaking out in anyway possible. Be prepared to become a targeted individual because it will most
likely happen if the alien thing is true.
For the record: "Crazy" is not a medical determination. No physician will ever diagnose any subjects, under any conditions as "crazy".
"Crazy" is a societal stigma and has nothing to do with diagnostic determinations other than serving as an ugly label doled out by the untutored in
wrongfully associating any number of actually quite common items seen to and cared for under Psychology.
There are, in fact, a surprising frequency of subjects who present schizotypes which are quite capable of carrying on healthy, productive, rewarding
lives with no call or requirement for professional supervision, or even treatment of any kind.
Let's, for instance, look at Synesthesia
Subjects who present with Synesthesia have an entirely different experiential perception of the world around them than typical with everyone else.
They might feel music like rain, smell numbers, hear colors, as well as any other variety or combination of senses applied to anything and everything
It's a wonderful and fascinating condition.
Are they "crazy"?
Now, let's look at Schizotypy
In psychology, schizotypy is a theory stating that there is a continuum of personality characteristics and experiences ranging from normal
dissociative, imaginative states to more extreme states related to psychosis and in particular, schizophrenia. This is in contrast to a categorical
view of psychosis, where psychosis is considered to be a particular (usually pathological) state, that someone either has, or has not.
Uh-oh, there's that Schizophrenia word. Sounds scary? Sounds "crazy"?
Although aiming to reflect some of the features present in diagnosable mental illness, schizotypy does not necessarily imply that
someone who is more schizotypal than someone else is more ill. For example, certain aspects of schizotypy may be beneficial. Both the unusual
experiences and cognitive disorganisation aspects have been linked to creativity and academic achievement.Jackson proposed the concept of
‘benign schizotypy’ in relation to certain classes of religious experience, which he suggested might be regarded as a form of problem-solving and
therefore of adaptive value. The link between positive schizotypy and certain facets of creativity is consistent with the notion of a "healthy
schizotypy", which may account for the persistence of schizophrenia-related genes in the population despite their many dysfunctional aspects.
What was that?
Schizotypy could actually be BENEFICIAL?
In other words, someone can 'see' or experience aliens that aren't really there, as well as a variety of any number of sundry things, even across the
entire sensorium, all due presentation of some degree of schizotype, and still be quite healthy, and definitely not "crazy", because "crazy", once
again, is not a medical determination.
Additionally, for the record, the majority of instances of subjects reporting space alien contact experiences result either from presentation of a
schizotype, tumor delusions, and/or chemical inducement.
Note the term 'majority'. That doesn't mean ALL.
Note also zero mention of UFOs. UFOs are an entirely different and separate subject from space alien contact/abduction experiences.
Lastly, space alien contact experiences have been successfully and reliably reproduced in the lab, thus giving fairly strong indication (note;
indication) such experiences are highly likely entirely subjective experiences.
edit on 11/6/2013 by AliceBleachWhite because: (no reason given)