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Re: Solved abduction cases?

From: Chris Penrose <penrose@cmlab.sfc.keio.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 18:59:23 +0900 (GMT+0900)
Fwd Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 20:28:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Solved abduction cases?

>From: DevereuxP@aol.com [Paul Devereux]
>Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 02:15:28 -0400 (EDT)
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Solved abduction cases?

>As part of this research, we are doing a deep and wide literature
>search. This spans not only lucid dream material, but ranges
>though various other categories, contemporary and historical,
>even including certain archaeological and ethnological material.
>It is clear without any shade of doubt that THE UFO ABDUCTION
>REPORT MATERIAL IS ONLY A SUB-GROUP OF A MUCH WIDER LITERATURE.

I have had assorted lucid dreaming experiences throughout my life,
often during daytime napping, and when I was younger at the end of
sleep.  I am convinced this phenomenae exists.

Furthermore, it is possible that it is a literal explanation for
some reputed abduction experiences; however, there are documented
abduction cases involving witnesses, where the experience is
shared to some degree by groups of people.  Lucid dreaming is a
very tenuous explanation for mass or group hallucination.  In my
understanding, mass hallucination as an explanation is folklore
on to itself.

Perhaps Paul has some insight into some experimentally
demonstratable mechanisms that could account for groups of people
enter lucid dreaming states simultaneously, while still
telepathically interacting together and sharing, in essence, the
same experience.  Perhaps Paul's explanation will be "any group
abduction experience is a hoax".  This isn't a "straw man" Paul,
I just want to save you the trouble of saying this if you intend
to.  I am not being facetious, I am interested in any mechanisms
that could potentially explain group experiences.

Christopher Penrose
penrose@sfc.keio.ac.jp


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