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Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:40:28 -0700
Archived: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:44:32 -0400
Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

>From: Joe McGonagle<joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:55:26 +0100
>Subject: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline

>"Dr. Alexis Artwohl, the author of Deadly Force Encounters
>listed the following statistics for Police Officers who were
>involved in situations where deadly force was used:

>84% experienced diminished sound (auditory exclusion)
>79% experienced tunnel vision (peripheral narrowing)
>74% experienced “automatic pilot” with little or no conscious
>71% experienced visual clarity
>62% experienced slow motion time
>52% experienced memory loss for part of the event
>46% experienced memory loss for some of their own behavior
>39% experienced dissociation; sense of detachment or unreality
>26% experienced intrusive distracting thoughts
>21% experienced saw, heard, or experienced memory distortion
>17% experienced fast motion time
>07% experienced temporary paralysis

>Many of the other features have a lot in common with what Jenny
>Randles dubbed "The Oz factor" in relation to UFO or other
>paranormal reports. I think there is a strong argument to be
>made that these features are simply caused by fear or excitement
>generating a surge in Adrenaline.

>I have little doubt that these perfectly natural and involuntary
>responses influence many witnesses' accounts of what they saw in
>UFO reports.

I've thought for some time that Randle's "Oz Factor" was the
adrenaline rush in a crisis and the psychological shock it can
create. Others might describe the situation as surreal, because
it is outside the realm of what we normally experience.

I've experienced this myself coming home one night and seeing burglars
going through my window (in my youth). Rather foolishly and without
thinking about the potential danger (the autopilot aspect), I also went
through the window to stop them and got a sense of extreme detachment
and slow motion time. (Luckily they fled out the back door.)

So, yes, our perceptions can be distorted in moments of high stress, but
it doesn't mean something didn't happen. I was being burglarized,
whatever psychological state I entered.

There was a recent plane crash at SF airport. I'll bet most of
the passengers and outside eyewitnesses experienced the "Oz
factor", but the eyewitnesses turned out to be pretty darned
accurate when more facts came out. According to one passenger,
when the tail struck and broke off, he saw some of the
passengers ejected out the rear, which he found unbelievable
(but turned to be true), and other witnesses spoke of the plane
seeming to cartwheel, with a video later showing the plane doing
a 360 on its nose before the rear crashed down again, again
pretty darn surreal.

David Rudiak

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