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Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:25:28 +0100
Archived: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:10:33 -0400
Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

>From: Jacquie Cosford <jacquiecos.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:04:17 -0400
>Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline

>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:46:56 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline

>Hello David, Joe, List

>I wasn't sure if to respond to your original post because it
>seemed to get quite heated.

There's no heat at this end, and the only real heat I've noticed
was from someone's library burning.

>However, it is interesting how the mind works and one that needs
>to be taken into account when investigating eyewitness accounts.
>I can only go by experience, and my own reactions to a sighting.

That's exactly what I am saying, that the way the mind works
needs to be considered when dealing with witness accounts.

>It wasn't until the object was actually over my head that the
>thought entered my head that it was a UFO, possibly
>extraterrestrial, and maybe an experimental aircraft or remote
>controlled vehicle.

Different people respond differently - I have seen reports which
turned out to be Chinese lanterns viewed from a distance, where
people claimed emotional effects and even communication.

>My mind tried to rationalize what was flying towards me, and
>came up with all sorts of explanations (these are split second
>thoughts). There was no adrenaline rush, no panic, and certainly
>no terror.

That is a common reaction. There are also numerous accounts from
people who mention that the hairs on the back of their neck
stood up, or that they got goose pimples while all this was
going through their mind.

>When it was over my head, I felt fear, but not in a terrorizing
>way, but rather still trying to rationalize it.

I have seen a variety of reported reactions, ranging from fear,
to wonderment, to a deep sensation of inner peace. Again, some
witnesses react in different ways.

>My sighting was reported, and Larry Fenwick from CUFORN took the
>info. We did speak on the phone, but he was very paranoid about
>phone tapping etc. which is also apparent in John Keel's book,
>The Mothman Prophencies.

>Is there some irrational fear amongst UFO investigators?

Certainly, in some cases;

- some are certifiably (and in one case I am aware of,
certified) paranoid.

- some seem to be afraid that questioning the objective accuracy
of witness statements will undermine the investigator's already
present conviction that the aliens are coming to save or eat us.

This is especially so when the witness is a "trained observer",
or an otherwise "credible witness" (why some people regard ex-
politicians as credible I will never understand).

>Not sure I've made any sense here.

You made perfect sense, thank you.



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