By Susan A. Clancy
They're tiny. they're tall. they're grey. they're eco-friendly. They survey our international with huge, immense gleaming eyes. To behavior their surprising experiments, they creep in at evening to hold people off to their spaceships. but there's no facts that they exist in any respect. So how may well an individual think she or he was once kidnapped via extraterrestrial beings? Or are looking to think it? to reply to those questions, psychologist Susan Clancy interviewed and evaluated "abductees"--old and younger, female and male, spiritual and agnostic. She listened heavily to their stories--how they struggled to provide an explanation for whatever unusual of their remembered adventure, how abduction appeared believable, and the way, having suspected abduction, they started to recall it, aided by means of advice and hypnosis. Clancy argues that abductees are sane and clever those that have unwittingly created shiny fake thoughts from a poisonous mixture of nightmares, culturally on hand texts (abduction studies all started basically after tales of extraterrestrials seemed in motion pictures and on TV), and a strong force for which means that technology is not able to meet. For them, otherworldly terror can develop into a reworking, even inspiring adventure. "Being abducted," writes Clancy, "may be a baptism within the new faith of this millennium." This booklet is not just a refined exploration of the workings of reminiscence, yet a delicate inquiry into the character of trust. (20051101)
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You feel terrified and helpless. You levitate, feel vibrations running through your body, see shadowy figures. It’s common knowledge that aliens leave strange marks on your body, such as bruises or scoop marks; that UFOs are seen at night from solitary cars on wooded roads; that when you’ve had an encounter 38 How Do People Come To Believe They Were Abducted By Aliens? with extraterrestrials, you’re unable to account for a period of time; that afterward you feel anxious or depressed, different from other people and from your former self.
Then where do we come from? The Big Bang they talk about—well, what about before that? And everyone gets worked up about how they’re taking people in secret, through walls. Why do we think that ETs, if they exist, would have the same laws of gravity or biology or whatever? Maybe another kind of being or life exists, one we can’t even imagine. Anyway, all I’m saying is that anything is possible and that there must be something going on for all these people to be saying the same thing. Attention, the wife says— they’re doing it to get attention.
I asked her if she thought the symptoms could have been related to sleep paralysis. “No—because, see, I wasn’t asleep when it happened. ” She was positive she’d been abducted. A fellow named Sam attributed his impotence to the same phenomenon. I asked him whether his recent prostate surgery might not be the cause. No, he said. 8 For a given set of symptoms or experiences—say, “having bad dreams”—there were countless possible causes, ranging from angels to ghosts, from indigestion to bio-tech firms out to steal sperm in the middle of the night.