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New PDF release: Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by

By Susan A. Clancy

ISBN-10: 067402401X

ISBN-13: 9780674024014

ISBN-10: 0674029577

ISBN-13: 9780674029576

They're tiny. they're tall. they're grey. they're eco-friendly. They survey our global with huge, immense sparkling eyes. To behavior their stunning experiments, they creep in at evening to hold people off to their spaceships. but there is not any proof that they exist in any respect. So how may well a person think she or he was once kidnapped by means of extraterrestrial beings? Or are looking to think it? to respond 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 give 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 recommendation and hypnosis. Clancy argues that abductees are sane and clever those who have unwittingly created bright fake thoughts from a poisonous mixture of nightmares, culturally to be had texts (abduction stories all started simply after tales of extraterrestrials seemed in movies and on TV), and a strong force for that means that technology is not able to fulfill. For them, otherworldly terror can develop into a remodeling, even inspiring adventure. "Being abducted," writes Clancy, "may be a baptism within the new faith of this millennium." This e-book is not just a sophisticated exploration of the workings of reminiscence, yet a delicate inquiry into the character of trust. (20051101)

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They don’t fit what happened. . ” Days later, browsing through the remainders in a local bookstore, he sees a book entitled Communion, by Whitley Strieber. He leafs through it and discovers, on page 27, that the author once had a sleep experience just like his. And just like him, Strieber was freaked out and was afraid to go back to sleep. And just like him, Strieber always had a tough time sleeping, and relating to women, and figuring out what he wanted to do with his life. And it’s a published book!

Though I’m far from suggesting that alien abductees tend to be psychotic or otherwise psychiatrically impaired, they do hold false beliefs— ones that appear to be natural by-products of their attempts to explain the unusual things that have happened to them. ) It baffled me that most of my abduction subjects had considered and rejected alternative explanations, ones that were more reasonable and more probable than an explanation based on aliens. Why choose the outlandish explanation? Given all the available explanations for sleep problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction, why choose the weird and disturbing one, the one that was likely to stigmatize them and cost them their friends?

I felt as though these people and I only seemed to speak the same language. We used the same words, but with different meanings. To them, “evidence” meant anecdotes (“A whole family in Pittsburgh say they were abducted together”), coincidences (“I was driving west, and I heard on the news that that’s where the UFO was sighted”), ambiguous marks on the How Do You Wind Up Studying Aliens? 27 body (“Sure, the bruises could have come from the construction site, but that Strieber book said the beings sometimes leave marks”), and feelings (“Pictures of aliens scare me”).

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