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Posted on Friday, October 28 - 2005

Alien Abduction

Strange encounters of the alien kind have more to do with sleep disorders than little green men with a penchant for kidnapping, according to a study.A survey of people who believed they had had contact with aliens showed they were much more likely to experience sleep paralysis, a state where people are temporarily stuck between sleep and wakefulness and unable to move."When a person is in that state, they can see things and hear things and be convincedthey're real," said Chris French, head of Anomalistic Psychology Research at Goldsmith's College, London.

He added that often people will see bright lights and menacing figures and given the choice between truth and madness, many decide the experience was real. Sleep paralysis itself was not enough to explain beliefs of alien encounters on its own, according to the survey. Most "experiencers" already had an interest in the paranormal, the survey found. They also had "dissociative tendencies", meaning they could be almost oblivious to their actions for periods of time. The study was carried out by giving aquestionnaire to 19 experiencers and 19 others with no belief in alien contact. Professor French will discuss the findings at a talk at the Science Museum's Dana Centre tonight. Many who claimed to have had close encounters described being taken by aliens only to be subjected to painful medical examinations aboard alien vessels. Prof French said: "It makes people feel special. These aliens have travelled across half the cosmos for them. It's just a shame they're not more careful with their probes."Article Source

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Paul Hellyer calls out Hawking alien contact comments

Former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer is now claiming aliens have been visiting us for decades.Hellyer criticised Stephen Hawking"s recent comments suggesting we should avoid contact with extreterrestrials in case they turn out to be hostile by accusing him of spreading misinformation andclaiming that aliens have actually been visiting us for years. Accusing world famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking ofspreading misinformation about threats from aliens, former Canadian defence...

Canada "feared alien arrival"

The Canadian government released more than 9500 files between 2005 and 2007 pertaining to UFOs, from them it has been learned thatplans were made in the event of a UFO landing."Fewknow that the Canadian government chose to release its UFO files in 2005 and 2007. . Over 9500 files were released with no public consultation ornotification." View: Full Article | Source: AllNewsWeb...

Alien contact attempts date back 150 years

The desire to contact intelligent life on other planets is much older than the UFO craze and the SETI movement. Several 19th century scientists contemplated how we might communicate with possible Martians and Venusians.These early proposals- which predate by 150 years the first extraterrestrial message that was sent in 1974 - were based onvisual signals, as the invention of radio was still decades away. . In fact, as history sh...

Telescopes poised to spot air-breathing aliens

The upcoming generation of space telescopes will for the first time be able to detect "biosignatures" in the light from extrasolar planets, allowing us to directly determine whether a planet"s atmosphere could support life as we know it."Signs of life on planets beyond our own solar system may soon be in our sights. Experiments andcalculations presented at an astrobiology meeting last week reveal how the coming generation ...

Zecharia Sitchin : looking for alien DNA

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UN to appoint space ambassador

The UN are appointing an astrophysicist to be the world"s representative in the event of alien contact.Mazlan Othman has been assigned the position as the number of planets being discovered around distant stars is said to be increasing the chances of alien contact. "The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities,sustains the hope that some day human kind will receive signals from extraterrestrials," she said. If aliensever land on Earth there will no longe...

Alien hunters "should look for AI"

Astronomer Seth Shostak believes that we should be looking out for signs of an extraterrestrial artificial intelligence.The Seti astronomer believes that the time between an alien civilization developing radio communications and artificial intelligence would be quite short and that we should be keeping an eyeout for evidence of intelligent machines. A senior astronomer has said thatthe hunt for alien life should take into account alien "sentient machines". . Seti, the Search for Extrat...

Hawking warns of alien invasion threat

Stephen Hawking has said that any attempt to contact extraterrestrial life could be dangerous.In his new book "First Contact", Marc Kaufman cites Hawking"s comments to help him explore in detail the less common view that reaching out to contact an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization could prove disasterous and that doing so could constitute an invite for them to come toour planet and plunder all our natural resources. Stephen Hawking is warning that the SETI efforts to activ...

In search of the Wow! signal

A mysterious signal picked up by SETI in 1977 has remained one of the most tantalising ever discoveries.Robert Gray and others like him have spent many years attempting to duplicate the notorious signal. Picked up by a radio telescope in Delaware, it lasted only 72 seconds and intrigued scientist Jerry Ehman so much that he famously wrote "Wow!" in red inkon the readout. But whereexactly did the signal come from and could it have really come from an alien intelligence ? Late one n...

WikiLeaks UFO release fizzles

Newest release by Assange may disappoint those waiting for fresh, substantial evidence of UFOs.Julian Assange of WikiLeaks fame told The Guardian in early December that "it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the Cablegate archive there are indeed referencesto UFOs." Unfortunately, recent documents have stopped short of incontrovertible evidence; in fact, it brought to light four-year-old news that funding has been cut because of decreased general interest in the unexplained. ...


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