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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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Project 1794 – The U.S. Air Force’s Supersonic Flying Saucer

Have you ever wanted to build your own Flying Saucer? Well now’s your chance!

Benjamin Plackett, reporting for Wired’s Danger Room, details the recently declassified saucer schematics from Project 1794:

“Newly declassified materials show the U.S. Air Force had a contract with a now-defunct Canadian company to build an aircraft unlike anything seen before. Project 1794 got as far as the initial rounds of product development and into prototype design. In a memo dating from 1956 the results from pre-prototype testing are summarized and reveal exactly what the developers had hoped to create.

The saucer was supposed to reach a top speed of “between Mach 3 and Mach 4, a ceiling of over 100,000 ft. and a maximum range with allowances of about 1,000 nautical miles,” according to the document.

If the plans had followed through to completion they would have created a saucer, which could spin through the Earth’s stratosphere at an average top speed of about 2,600 miles per hour.

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Two Crashes and Bitchin’ Technology at Roswell

Picture: Roswell Daily Record (PD)

According to this story in the Huffington Post, there were actually two UFOs shot down near Roswell NM in 1947.

Curiously, the technology used to fly the UFOs (as described in the article) was contemporary with the technology used to shoot them down.

It would certainly be specular if the craft were extraterrestrial in origin. And it would be just as spectacular if the US Air Force employed 1980s-era weapons to disrupt 1980s-era flight technology in the 1940s.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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