From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:29:00 -0300 Archived: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:49:45 -0400 Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of >I was doing some on-line research to try and account for some of >the effects of Adrenaline which might have relevance to ufo >reports, and came across the following: >http://tinyurl.com/oxcoct3 >(http://wallacesmedley.com) >"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 =84automatic pilot=89 with little or no conscious >thought >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 >Do you think this sort of information has a place in a civilian >self-defense class? If you answer =84no=89, I am sorry, but I must >disagree with you. >Granted, these are trained police officers, and as such, they >are going to react differently from most people. After all, they >run toward the sound of gunfire, where most rational humans >would run away." >I have my doubts that all of the symptoms were directly related >to Adrenaline. Bearing in mind that Dr. Artwohl obtained her >information from police officers who had been involved in >incidents which involved deadly force, I suspect that the >diminished hearing might be due to the sound of a gun being >fired nearby, and the tunnel vision possibly caused by muzzle >flash in relative darkness. at: >http://stresscourse.tripod.com/id11.html >I found a claim that "sharpened hearing" is a feature of >increased Adrenaline flow. >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. Hi Joe, I've had this experience on a few occasions; once while watching two train engines collide in a Terminal Yard, another when my spur kicked out while atop power pole, and about 15 years ago when my Cessna engine failed. Time slowed to a crawl, it seemed. But in all three cases there was reason for fear. The first, there would be an explosion, I was 30 feet away, the second I was sliding at speed down a 50 foot pole from the top and early instruction had informed us this usually ended in a broken back, the third; airplane engine failure over forest; see YouTube for various results. But these were sharply focused and obviously fear inducing events. I've had a couple of good UFO sightings (actually maybe three) but in each case there was nothing to induce fear. It was more like a "What the ****." event. In most cases similar to mine where the witness is caught off guard there is no fear, more in the nature of wonderment, I should think. The only cases I have investigated over the years where there was induced fear have been during Close Encounters, e.g. UFO right over the top of a vehicle and chasing/following it (Maritime UFO Files) or during the abduction scenario. I would suggest that though you have a case in some respects, the percentages would be low where the effects you mentioned would be a factor. Don Ledger Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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