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Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

From: Gildas Bourdais <gbourdais.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 17:44:21 +0200
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 16:47:09 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 11:13:13 -0500
>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

>>From: Nigel Watson <valis23a.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:01:07 EDT
>>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

>>>From: Gildas Bourdais <gbourdais.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:45:45 +0200
>>>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

<snip>

>To refine the point, logic tells us that if mentally well
persons can undergo vivid, lifelike experiences which are
actually just reruns of SF stories, that ought to be easily
documentable. The most susceptible would be hard-core SF fans,
those who spend a portion of every day of their waking lives
reading, writing, viewing, or thinking about SF (not a
description of the Hills, of course). Is there any evidence in
the clinical literature that SF enthusiasts who are not mentally
ill fall victim to extraordinary SF-based hallucinations which
they confuse with event-level experience? Didn't think so.


Jerry, and all,

That's a really good point. But there is more to say about SF
authors and readers. I noticed since a long time that most of
them strongly dislike UFOs, with a few exceptions. I think they
see them as a kind of threat, or unloyal competion to the "noble
art" of science-fiction. However, things may be changing now,
with some SF production coming closer to the UFO lore, like the
series "Taken". What I find interesting to watch is signs a
possible change of mind of SF readers and film buffs regarding
UFOs.


Gildas Bourdais




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