Hypnosis is used to retrieve "lost memories" in cases of alleged [so called] alien abduction. In fact, I believe that this is how nearly all claims of abduction come to light. Typically, before the hypnosis session start, the person claims to have recurring dreams or other problems that led to therapy. In the popular media, this practice is blasted by critics as being unrealiable and completely useless. Now, I try to stay away from the alien abduction issue, but something in the news caught my ear. http://www.newsday.com/news/local/w...ct20,0,1735159.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork It seems from this and other sources of late that hypnosis can be useful in retrieving lost memoriies. Apparently it is really a matter of technique and certainty, and not that the practice is absolute nonsense, as is usually suggested.