"Abductions" DO NOT exist :They are misinterpreted sleep phenomena

Etherman etherman at mdc.net
Fri Apr 17 17:00:23 EST 1998

Trevor (Not Trevor) wrote in message ...
>In article <3528F592.896 at micron.net>, m <mbackues at micron.net>
>>chkcorea wrote:
>>> That sleep paralysis theory is crap, it doesn't hold water.
>>> There are people who are having totally conscious abductuctions.
>>It appears to me that one reason for confusion with this, is that there
>>are multiple and related abduction phenomena, most of which take place
>>in dream states, and some which do not.
>>In any case, scientific mumbo jumbo which has more to do with faith than
>>true science doesn't adequately explain the dream experiences and 'sleep
>>paralysis' either.
>I can vouch fully for the 'reality' of lucid dreaming,

So can I.

>and have no
>problem _whatsoever_ with the theory that it's behind most abduction
>cases, especially with the obvious pointers of 'being paralysed' and
>somehow waking up 'miraculously' back in bed.

Then why is it that so many of the cases do not occur when the person
is in a sleeping mode (e.g. the Hill abduction)? Why the common imagery
(which can't be blamed on TV is the imagery goes back thousands of
years)? Yet these cases are indistinguishable from the cases you speak

>I don't agree. Wierd shit HAPPENS, of that there is no doubt. There is a
>_lot_ of inexplicable and scary stuff going on out there, but abductions
>(IMHO) are not one of them. As for UFO's, close encounters etc, I'd
>wager 99 percent of these are explainable...
>....but the scary thing are the 1 percent that seem to defy all rational

I think you're probably too optimistic.  The Condon Report couldn't explain
25% of the cases.  Project Blue Book only did somewhat better at 20%
(if I remember the numbers correctly). A highly conservative estimate
would probably be 10%.  And that's assuming that the explanations are
correct (many time they are demonstrably not).


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