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Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

From: Cathy Reason <CathyM.nul>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 20:36:33 +0100
Fwd Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 19:14:42 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

>From: Peter Rogerson <progerson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 18:44:40 +0100
>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

>The impossible level of detail is something which occurs in a
>number of cases of apparitions/hallucinations and suggests the
>essentially subjective nature of the experience.

"Impossible levels of detail" are also characteristic of
"flashbulb" perception and memory, which are associated with
emotionally vivid, threatening or shocking experiences. The
flow of time appears to stop and is replaced by a series of
vivid snapshots.

>My impression
>of Barney's experiences in the field is that remind me of the
>flashbacks associated with post traumatic stress, something
>which would definitely not have occurred to investigators in the
>early 1960s. The imagery is essentially human, the kamikaze
>pilot with leather jacket and scarf, the _evil Nazi officer_,
>the threatening cop etc. Maybe this stress was helping to cause
>his ulcer. As with many of these cases the Hill case, I suspect,
>can only be understood in the context of the totality of their
>lives, and the times in which they lived.

This is psychobabble. PTSD flashbacks do not produce projective
visual hallucinations. The nervous system doesn't work like


[Catherine Reason]

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