Abduction Trauma

The NIDS website has an interesting paper available on the physiological responses measured when ‘alien abductees’ relive their experience through script-driven imagery. This essay has been a cause for some discussion in the abduction community, with some saying that it shows evidence for the experience while others contend that it simply displays the human ability to make imagined events into a belief. The paper is titled “Psychophysiological Responding During Script-Driven Imagery in People Reporting Abduction by Space Aliens“.

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  1. Memories
    John Irving wrote, in Trying To Save Piggy Sneed, that we imagine memories better than we remember them. I do not believe that imagining a memory makes it any less real. There is a truth at the very heart of all memories; the trick is to approach them with the proper balance of objectivity and open-mindedness. Skeptics can’t do this, therefore are unreliable; on the other side of the coin, those who believe without question are also unreliable. Which leaves precious few people in the middle who can be trusted.

    “Read like a butterfly, write like a bee.” – Philip Pullman

    1. John Irving
      Hi Rico,

      I haven’t read Piggy Sneed but I read everything else that JI wrote and he is good on that sort of stuff.

      My memory is such that the older I get the better I used to be.

      I have found with me that my memory of stuff from my childhood, many many years ago, has now become my story. I have made a narrative of it, and thus it is no longer just a memory. It is my story and if those around me are lucky I will tell it differently each time.

      Other people may have a different story of those events, but they would also be true, but seen from a different perspective.

      I think it was Nietzche who said that no one would survive this cruel horrible world without untruths to help us.

      shadows

  2. Extra comment
    For some extra comment on McNally’s findings, see this item on John Mack’s website.

    Peace and Respect
    Greg
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    You monkeys only think you’re running things

    1. my theory
      I have a theory about this that I realise at my age I probably pinched from someone but can’t remember whom, but here it is.

      In the days that the scientists refer to before we became homo sapiens when we were only using the right side of our brain and before logic kicked in and wars began,we used the intuitive side,the spiritual side, and as Julian Jaynes says that was when we invented gods.
      Well I disagree up to a point. I think the right side of the brain was responsible for connecting us to things that we no longer know about due to the predominance of logic.

      This is why there are so many old tales of fairies and dragons and all sorts of wonderful creatures seen through the perspective of the times.
      Some people maybe have a recessive gene which enables them to see and experience things that others don’t.

      Maybe alien abductions are happening to everyone but most of us are not aware of it as we don’t have that intuition or second sight or spiritual awareness or interdimensional awareness.

      At night if I can’t sleep I sit at the computer and one of my dogs sits on a chair near me and growls threateningly at something over my right shoulder.It is as if someone is standing there but I cannot see the person, only the dog can.

      I used to have a parrot who did the same thing and it used to nearly freak me out.

      There is no wall behind me, so nothing in the wall, just a big empty space, yet the animals are aware of something there.

      What is it?
      What are they seeing that I am not?
      And yes I DO believe that they are seeing something.

      So although the abductees sound a little wacky, and I’m certain that some of them are, there is also the real possibility that they are experiencing something unreal to the rest of us.

      shadows

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