Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Neuropsychiatric explanation for Alien Abduction

Current Psychiatry has an article about Alien Abduction Experiences, which can be caused by several pscyhiatric and neurological conditions. Some cases are hypothesized to be secondary to sleep paralysis combined with hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations:

Full-body paralysis normally accompanies rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which occurs several times a night. Sleep paralysis is a transient state that occurs when an individual becomes conscious of this immobility, typically while falling asleep or awakening. These experiences can be accompanied by hypnagogic (while falling asleep) or hypnopompic (while awakening) hallucinations. An estimated 30% of the population has had at least one sleep paralysis episode. In one study, 5% of sleep paralysis patients had episodes that were accompanied by hallucinations.

During sleep paralysis episodes, individuals typically sense a threatening presence. Patients have reported beastly and demonic figures of doom: devils, demons, witches, aliens, and even cinematic villains such as Darth Vader and Freddy Kruger. Others have described this presence in terms of alien visitations or abductions.

Sleep paralysis and associated hallucinations can sometimes be treated by treating any underlying sleep disorders. Treatments for cataplexy, such as tricyclic antidepressants, are often effective for sleep paralysis.


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Alien Contactee said...

Did you ever think that it's possible that the aliens can induce sleep paralysis. After all, they had to have a way to subdue their victims to begin with.

I am an abductee and I was not taken from my bed. I was taken from a tent in the desert with my husband and his two kids (teenagers). How can four individuals all have sleep paralysis on the same evening.

Us four were camping out in the California high desert with our dirt bikes.

Over the years I've read everything there is to read on sleep paralysis and not just from the fear aspect but rather the chain reaction of affects taking place elsewhere at the same time such as the amygdala and the limbic system. Anything goes and if you're talking a civilization that can walk circles about what we know about our own bodies, anything goes.

Before Barney Hill passed away he stated that the following hypnosis could be released to the public after he passes away. For obvious reasons, which you will hear, he didn't want people feel sorry for him while he was alive. That's an odd statement in itself if you think about it. He was a genuine person and not one to claim any kind of glory along with his wife Betty. The following is an excerpt of his actual hypnosis.

Barney Hill hypnosis

You can take your alien abduction example and probably apply it to some people but when it comes to legitimate alien abductees, your words are simply a discouragement.

Trevor said...

Not all abduction accounts are during sleep. Actually, the better detailed accounts happen while the person(s) are awake (ex. Driving)

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