While the history of alien abduction cases traces back decades, many of the claims were made during the 1950s and 1960s. However, some researchers believe that abduction narratives originated much earlier than this. In fact, some claim that the first cases date back to the ancient Greeks. In any case, it is important to understand the history of alien abduction claims in order to properly assess them.
Among the many reports of alien abduction, two cases involving multiple witnesses and substantial evidence stand out. The women in both cases had similar experiences, including missing time while driving and being abducted from their homes. They were also both unwilling participants in ongoing experiments that appeared to follow their family genetic lines. The reports of the alien craft, medical procedures, and ETs involved in these cases are also uncanny, as both witnesses independently described finding themselves on the same large craft.
In one such case, Kelly Cahill claimed that she was abducted by aliens on August 7, 1993. Her story was a classic alien abduction story, complete with lost time, strange spaceships, bright lights, and inhuman creatures. But unlike other cases, Kelly Cahill’s encounter was independently verified by multiple witnesses.
There have been many reports of dreams involving alien abductions. Some of these cases have been linked to a feeling of total paralysis during the abduction experience. These stories have also been linked to an unusual experience of dreaming with one’s eyes open. This unusual condition prevents the dreamer from executing dangerous moves and leaping out of bed. It can also cause the dreamer to experience hallucinations.
Other abduction experiences include tours of alien craft or forced medical examinations. Other abductees describe a mystical experience in which they are one with the universe or God. During these experiences, they are often unable to analyze the causes of these feelings. When these cases do end, the abductee must deal with the emotional, physical, and social effects of their ordeal.
The current research focuses on the psychological origins of these experiences. The research team recruited 10 abductees and collected the details of their experience. Seven of them also claimed that they were subjected to sexual intercourse with aliens. While these cases have not been proven by scientific evidence, they are a promising way to test the theory that alien abductions can be caused by mental or psychological factors.
While many alien abduction cases are unreliable, there are a few common characteristics. Most CEFTY cases contain a similar pattern of events. This sequence of events is based on the classifications used by J. Allen Hynek. Some of these features may be simulated behavior and sexual liaisons.
People who claim to have been abducted in a dream experienced a feeling of great terror. About 24% of these individuals reported that they felt paralyzed and suffered from great fear. These feelings are common to many people reporting abduction experiences. Researchers believe that these feelings were so real that the dreamer believed they actually experienced the aliens.
A common theme of abduction reports is the occurrence of sleep paralysis, a condition in which people are unable to move for seconds at a time. People also report undergoing extensive medical testing and probing, as well as tours of alien craft. Others report being taken to orbits around Earth and other planets. Regardless of the origin of the abduction experiences, these individuals report vivid hallucinations.
While the nature of these experiences is not entirely clear, it is generally believed that aliens visit the Earth from outer space. Patients with these reports often report experiencing post-traumatic episodes, abnormal behavior, and hallucinations. In many cases, the patient experiences a sexual encounter with an alien or other entity. Moreover, those who have reported alien encounters generally tend to engage in paranormal behaviors and may develop paranoia.
UFOs and alien abduction cases have been around for over fifty years. A real investigation is necessary to get to the bottom of these claims. The first step to determining the reality of these claims is to eliminate preconceptions and make an objective assessment. It is important to keep in mind that belief is not science.
People who hear an abduction report often label the experiencer as a nut-job or a dishonest hoaxer. While it is possible that some reports are actually true, psychologists have come up with plausible explanations of alien encounters. These psychological explanations involve psychological processes and personality traits.
The media can also influence abduction reports. Popular media coverage of alien abduction cases can make people more open to coming forward. In addition, the association of aliens and UFOs with gay issues can also affect the reports.
Psychic regressive hypnosis
Psychic regressive hypnotherapy has been used to recover past memories in cases of alien abduction. It works by guiding the patient back to the time of their abductions. When the subject is in a state of hypnosis, they are in a relaxed state, and this is conducive to reliving the experience. This technique is used to relive past memories and can help people recover from nightmares and traumatic experiences.
Some abductees only remember their experiences while under hypnosis. This phenomenon is called false memory syndrome, and it occurs when the abductee only remembers the experience after the hypnotist has put them in a state of trance. This phenomenon is similar to that of recovered memories of child abuse.
Several factors are known to predispose people to abduction. These include a previous history of hypnosis and a preoccupation with the paranormal or extraterrestrial. Furthermore, abduction experiences are typically characterized by altered states of consciousness. Some abductees report seeing uniformly-colored figures with prominent eyes, and experiencing pain and loss of control. The abductees may have been abducted by intelligent extraterrestrials from outer space.
While these cases may vary greatly, the general pattern of events is consistent. According to folklorist Thomas E. Bullard, a typical CEFTY (Complex Event Formatted for the Unconscious) abduction case includes similar features in a case. Some of these features are invasive physiological procedures, simulated behavior and even sexual liaisons.
A recent study has found that a significant percentage of abduction cases can be solved through hypnotic regression. Hypnosis can help subjects recall past experiences that were previously unrecognized. While it is possible to achieve this with past-life therapy, the goal is to bring the subject back to a state of consciousness that will facilitate the recollection of specific events.
Creating a modern phenomenon
Creating a modern phenomenon in alien abductance cases is not a new idea. Its origins date back to the 1930s, when psychiatrist John E. Mack became interested in the phenomenon. He wrote two books on the subject and interviewed over 800 people. He argues that many abductees are hucksters or just plain nut jobs. However, he also notes that the rates of psychopathy in abductees are similar to those in the general population.
The story of Betty Hill’s alien abduction is one of the earliest to capture widespread media attention. It was widely reported in the 1960s, but did not receive much attention until the 1970s. The Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction case, which was first broadcast on TV in 1975, became a prototypical abduction case. This case was the first to include a description of the aliens, making it one of the most infamous alien encounters.
While UFO reports vary widely, most cases fall into one of three categories: abductees, hybridization narratives, and betterment of humankind. The former category is dominated by “abductees,” and 60% of hybridization narratives contain explicit descriptions of physical examinations. Typically, the aliens are taller and lighter in color. Some reports also include sexual liaisons and simulated situations.
Most people who claim alien encounters profess some form of spirituality and/or faith in God. They come from a wide variety of denominations and religious backgrounds. Interestingly, those who claim to have encountered aliens also report higher levels of new age and occult practices than those who are born again Christians. However, their alien encounters often end when they mention Jesus or the Bible.