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Re: Solved Abduction cases?

From: Steven Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 16:45:55 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 18:21:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Solved Abduction cases?

>Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 12:25:15 -0500 (CDT)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Solved Abduction cases?

>>Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 21:47:34 -0700
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: Skye Turell <turel33@west.net>
>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Solved Abduction cases?

>>>I like Eddie, too. The question here is what does "pretty hard"
>>>mean? If you want to see a blatant example of leading, you have
>>>only to re-read John Mack. At one point, one of his witnesses
>>>won't go up a ramp during a hypnosis session, so he tells her to
>>>imagine she's a remote-controlled video camera and go up the ramp
>>>-- which she promptly does.

>>Without actually going back and rereading Mack, I fail to see why
>>using the camera device, *once the hypnosis subject has already
>>identified the presence of a ramp*, constitutes leading.

>>Skye Turell <turel33@west.net>

>Because it compels the "witness" to "see" or report something that they may
>or may not have seen. Now, we will never know for sure, will we?


Absolutely true, which is one of the reasons that hypnosis is
such a controversial tool.  But the technique employed by Dr.
Mack in the above comment is a relatively common one.  Terrible
memories are often difficult to confront, and many people learn
to push them into the deep recesses of their mind.  When trying
to help someone deal with an "issue" in their past, it is
sometimes necessary to tap their imagination to help in digging
for the truth.  Keep in mind that Dr. Mack was approaching this
from a therapudic perspective, rather than investigative.

While in Roswell this past summer I spoke with a psychologist who
had used hypnotism in the past and said it was both informative
and unreliable.  He had been involved in an accident
investigation where a pedestrian had been struck and run over by
a hit and run driver.  After the car passed over her, she leaned
up from the pavement to look at the car, but the authorities were
not able to locate the car.  The psycholgist was brought in and
used hypnotism to help add details to her recollection of the
vehicle and they managed to obtain a license plate number that
proved to be the key.  In the end they found the car with that
license plate and tests showed that blood on the undercarriage of
the car matched the victem.  On the face of it, this would seem
to validate hypnotism as a good tool, but it turns out that the
license plate number was the only detail that she had gotten
correct.  Her description of the car's color, body style and
manufacture were all completely wrong.

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