Friday, October 28, 2005

Abductees are nuts

Surprise, surprise, a survey of 19 individuals who claimed to be abducted by aliens indicates that, when compared to a control group, the alleged abductees have real problems.

The survey done by Professor Chris French showed that these individuals, at best, had rich fantasy lives. Some were suffering from sleep paralysis which often leads to hallucinations. French says that this rich fantasy live means “they often mix up what’s happening in their heads with what is going on in the real world.”

French is head of the Anomolistic Psychology Research Unite at Goldsmiths College. According to reports the study showed that abductees scored more highly than did the control group on the following traits:

• Paranormal beleif/experience
• Tendency to hallucinate
• Absorption (the tendency to become engrossed in experiences).
• Disssociative tendency (the tendency to enter altered states of consciousness).
• Fantasy proneness
• History of sleep paralysis

The surprise is that they had to do a study to figure this out.

The one good thing about these basket cases is that they have no impulse to impose their beliefs on others by force of law.


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