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If so, please share your experience.
I had a friend who used to sleep (or maybe hes was being abducted by aliens never could tell lol) with his eyes open with a very strange expression on his face, the expression was stranger after more marijunana he smoked. But seriously I heard that alot of americans (I might well be wrong!) have some sort of abduction/angel experience far more than any other area why would this be! could it be because something in the enviroment is predisposing them to something like epilepsy ?Originally posted by megashawn
I don't know if I was abducted, but I do remember on glaring instance where I lost about 6 hours.
No one here knows and admits that they were abducted by aliens.Originally posted by russ_watters
No. No one has ever been abducted by aliens.
The same thing occurred to me many times. I don’t know how to call it, subconsciousness? When I got into that stage, I felt like I’m paralyzed and in the first few that I’ve experienced, I saw (not exactly but I though I saw) shadowy figure approaching. But it occurred to me many times that later I realized that those images are created by fear in my mind. What causes the fear, I don’t know. What I do know is that when I was in subconscious state, I felt very sacred, I heard noisy sounds (gets noisier as I loose my body control) and I realized and said to myself “this had happened before!!!” but couldn’t move or do anything.Originally posted by akhenaten
Some scientists have suggested that many alien abduction experiences are caused by a phenomenon called sleep paralysis. I experienced this properly for the first time about a week or so ago, while feverish from tonsilitis and I can see how some people might come to that conclusion.
I would describe the experience as being halfway between waking and sleep and accompanied by a total inability to move and a sense of anxiety and paranoia (understandably) - many people hallucinate figures around them with hostile intent. In my case, it seemed that someone threw the duvet over my face in an attempt to smother me. It was like dreaming I was awake when actually I was still sleeping. I managed to wake myself up after a minute or two and could confirm that no aliens had tried to smother me. I had had some other visual hallucinations earlier that night.
I guess this is hard for me to relate to since, as far as I know, reality has never betrayed me in such a way. I don't think I have ever actually hallucinated...except perhaps when I was on morphine in the hospital...at least I was told that I hallucinated but I don't remember a thing!Originally posted by zoobyshoe
Keep a cool, level head and I will
One good reason I wasn't inclined
to credit my experience with any
reality outside my own mind is
that there hasn't been any story
floating around the past 30 years
about "The Sniggering Man" or
whatever he'd end up being called.
In addition this only happened once. Other bouts with sleep
paralysis I've had were limited
to not being able to move. I can
imagine if someone had the same
hallucination of being surrounded
by vague aliens during several
instances of sleep paralysis they
would be more likely to credit the entities with an objective existence.
The third thing is it's too un-Occam's Razor.I just plain don't want it too be true because
it unnecessarily multiplies what
we have to deal with. Sleep para-
lysis accounts for it perfectly
well. Other people, in love with
the idea there is life elsewhere,
have no problem multiplying the
It's not so much that they're lying, as becoming victimized
by their preference for an im-
pressionistic view of reality.
Some percentage of these sleep
paralysis abductees are caught in
a different sort of psychological
bind. The hallucination, as I can
bear witness, is so utterly real-
istic while it is happening that
some people would rather claim it
was real than face the alternative
of not being able to trust their
own sences. This is a bigger pro-
blem than you would expect.
My work comes with occasional periods of incredible physical endurance - in the form of no sleep. Once after working a better part of 5 days straight - work 36 hrs, sleep 8, work 24, sleep 5, work 30 etc until you drop...which had better not happen before the system is running! Other people in the field have done the same or worse. On one occasion I was so tired that I couldn't remember which light is red, and which light is green. I could see the lights; but I could no longer make sense of the colors. This was the worst that I've ever had happen. However, I just remembered a guy who, after working nearly 100hrs straight, had a large piece of equipment break away and fall 40 or 50 feet; landing right next to him and missing by only a few feet. He told me that he just looked at the equipment and thought it was funny that it had landed so close to him. He knew he should be more upset but he just continued working. Later he noticed that nothing had ever fallen! Now that's a hallucination. Clearly some people can have waking dreams or something similar to this notion.Originally posted by zoobyshoe
People assume that there must
always be something "fishy" or
"off" about hallucinations that
will alert the experiencer to
their true nature. More often than
you would realize they satisfy
the criteria for reality with any
sence you use to test them.
The lucky hallucinator will
hallucinate something too out-
ragous to be real, and will be
able to put it into perspective.
I knew a guy, sleep deprived for
four days, who saw a huge white
rabbit sitting in a vacant lot.
He pulled the car over and told
his friend to drive.
People who hallucinate while
they are also delusional usually
can't tell the difference. They
are viewing things from the same
place we all go in our dreams
where impossible situations and
transformations can be accepted
without a second thought.
Simple. Moulder has the poster behind his desk: "I WANT TO BELIEVE."Originally posted by Ivan Seeking
Why do you think you can tell the difference between sleep paralysis but that others can't?
As opposed to:Originally posted by russ_watters
Simple. Moulder has the poster behind his desk: "I WANT TO BELIEVE."