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Alien Abduction or “Accidental Awareness”?

Kevin Dooley (CC BY 2.0)

Kevin Dooley (CC BY 2.0)

via Scientific American:

So then they roll me over on my back, and the examiner has a long needle in his hand. And I see the needle. And it’s bigger than any needle that I’ve ever seen.” So testifies Betty Hill, of her experience inside a flying saucer near Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, in 1961. Betty and her husband, Barney Hill, are the earliest known victims of alien abduction, and the 1966 bestseller The Interrupted Journey describes how they recalled the event under hypnosis. Their story includes nude medical exams and invasive probing—an alien abduction scenario many of us recognize from the TV shows and movies of the past 50 years.

But in 2008 a Columbia University psychoanalyst published “Alien Abduction: A Medical Hypothesis” which suggested that what is known as “accidental awareness under general anesthesia”—in which a patient awakens on the table during surgery—might lie behind stories of alien abduction.

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Confessions of an Alien Abductee (C4 UK TV)

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Ann Druffel’s classic tome for UFO abductees and their families

Disinfonauts may be interested in this TV show which suggests that the UK harbours a large subculture of people who claim direct contact with Extra Terrestrials, not unlike the one in the US.

It profiles a group called A.M.M.A.C.H. who run a helpline for alien contactees.

From the Channel 4 website:

Anomalous Mind Management Abductee Contactee Helpline, or AMMACH, the 999 for people who believe they have been victims of alien abduction.

The film follows some of the 100 members who use the helpline, including Simon, a town councillor who believes that in addition to his earthbound wife he has a family of alien children with an alien lover.

There’s also Chantelle, a housewife who’s been abducted thousands of times and wants her encounters to stop.

Marie is an accountant who believes that her DNA has been altered and that she may be part alien.

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