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  1. 1. Alien Abduction Experiences Smita Dey Jason Kisser PSYC 493C University Of Maryland Baltimore County AAE (+)
  3. 3. Famous Supporters of Paranormal Activities Carl Jung Abraham Maslow William James Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan Mick Jagger John Lennon Daniel Aykrod William Shatner Kary Mullis AAE (+)
  4. 4. What is A.A.E., Who gets abducted, and Why? <ul><li>A.A.E. = Alien Abduction Experiences, also known as Alien Abduction Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>The kidnapping of humans by non-human creatures. </li></ul><ul><li>Most claim that they experience a medical exam of their reproductive system. </li></ul><ul><li>At this time, it seems to be at random, however according to experts, family lineage is a factor in abduction. </li></ul><ul><li>About 2% of Americans have abduction-like experiences. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Betty and Barney Hill <ul><li>1 st documented Alien Abduction </li></ul><ul><li>Sighted UFO from their trip from Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Barney stopped car to look at UFO with binoculars </li></ul><ul><li>Saw beings in the craft </li></ul><ul><li>Panicked and sped away </li></ul><ul><li>Heard beeping </li></ul><ul><li>Heard beeping again and was 35 miles south from their last location </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pascagoula Abduction <ul><li>Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were coworkers at a local shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing on Pascagoula Rive Bank near shipyard </li></ul><ul><li>Heard buzzing sound, saw flashing blue lights, and aircraft appeared </li></ul><ul><li>Three creatures seized them </li></ul><ul><li>Examined and scanned body with mechanical eye </li></ul><ul><li>Went to police, no one believed them </li></ul><ul><li>Secret footage in jail shows real terror </li></ul>
  7. 7. Travis Walton Case <ul><li>American logger abducted from National Forest in Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>His group of loggers reported sighting and his abduction </li></ul><ul><li>Walton showed up 5 days later, lost and confused </li></ul><ul><li>All loggers except one hated him, but all support his claims </li></ul><ul><li>Movie: Fire in the Sky </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hair of an Alien <ul><li>Peter Khoury </li></ul><ul><li>July 23, 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Woke up to two strange women at the end of his bed </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to engage in sexual activity </li></ul><ul><li>Khoury refused and fought back </li></ul><ul><li>Women disappeared </li></ul><ul><li>Went to the bathroom to uninate and found hair wrapped around his penis </li></ul>
  9. 9. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>John Edward Mack, M.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>Pulitzer Prize Winner </li></ul><ul><li>Studied abductees with intention to find mental illness </li></ul><ul><li>Concluded that abductees do not have a mental illness and are telling actual accounts of their experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Investigated Mack -> cleared </li></ul>
  10. 10. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack, cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Abduction </li></ul><ul><li>Abductions are random. </li></ul><ul><li>People of higher economic status are reluctant to come forward out of fear. </li></ul><ul><li>No mental illness accounts for abduction experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>No personality type associated with abductions. </li></ul><ul><li>Most abductions are similar and runs in families. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>HOW DO ABDUCTIONS BEGINS? </li></ul><ul><li>Begins at home, car , walking around in nature settings </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplained intense light, odd buzzing sound, unexplained apprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings of unusual presence or sight of aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Up-close sighting of craft </li></ul>
  12. 12. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>ABDUCTIONS BEGININGS cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Abductee is “floated” down the hall through walls, windows, and roofs </li></ul><ul><li>Numbed or paralyzed by touch of hand or instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Taken to spacecraft </li></ul>
  13. 13. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>INSIDE OF THE SHIPS </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from underside of ship or oval portal. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken into a small dark room [waiting room], then a larger brightly lit room with computer-like machines surrounding the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Many more aliens monitoring and carrying out procedures. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance of Aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Most common entity seen are small grey creatures </li></ul><ul><li>Two kinds: Workers and Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Workers/Small Greys: large pear shaped heads, 3-4 fingers, thin torso/legs, hairless, no ears, little holes for nose and thin slit for mouth </li></ul>
  15. 15. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Leader: slightly taller, like greys but more wrinkles </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is telepathic </li></ul>
  16. 16. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Abductee undressed or forced naked. </li></ul><ul><li>Abductee feels the aliens staring at their body and has a sense of “take-over” in their mind. </li></ul><ul><li>All parts of body are examined = most common area is the reproductive area </li></ul><ul><li>Abductees are impregnated by aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Human/Alien Hybrids are thought to be in existance. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Mack cont'd </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>APA has research that documents cases with different physical evidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts, scars, scoopmarks, and small ulcers after experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Implants </li></ul>
  18. 18. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>David M. Jacobs, Ph.D </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor in History at Temple University </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation on the UFO controversy in America in the 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Known for using hypnosis therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Abductees from all walks of life </li></ul><ul><li>Expert on hybrid theory </li></ul>
  19. 19. Important Figures in A.A.E. Subject Area <ul><li>Budd Hopkins </li></ul><ul><li>Painter, Founder of the Intruders Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Guru of AAE </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture at FortFest 20009 </li></ul><ul><li>Interview with him and Susan Swiatek </li></ul>
  20. 20. Budd Hopkins Interview 1. Why did you get into alien abduction research? 2. What is the most convincing piece of evidence you have come across 3. Why can't we persuade the masses? 4. Since you don't have the qualifications, how do you conduct therapy? 5. Against all the evidence you have presented, is there still a possibility that these people are not being abducted?
  21. 21. “ This mantra from the debunkers - extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence. I said you know what we should be saying is extraordinary phenomenon demands extraordinary investigation.” -Budd Hopkins FortFest 2009
  22. 22. Alien Abduction Experiences Debunking the Debunkers
  23. 23. Rosenhan Study <ul><li>“ Pseudopatients” </li></ul><ul><li>Institutionalized </li></ul><ul><li>Began Acting Normal </li></ul><ul><li>Released after “Admitting” they were insane and now recovered </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance </li></ul>
  24. 24. AAE AKA The Less Plausible <ul><li>Boundary-deficit Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Masochism </li></ul><ul><li>Factitious Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Electromagnetic </li></ul><ul><li>Psychopathology </li></ul>The More Plausible <ul><li>Sleep Paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>False memory </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy Prone </li></ul><ul><li>Hypnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Hoax </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sleep Paralysis The Argument <ul><li>20-30% of Population </li></ul><ul><li>Explains why people can’t move in bed </li></ul><ul><li>Many cases happen while in beds </li></ul>The Defense <ul><li>No proof </li></ul><ul><li>MANY cases where abductees weren’t even in bed </li></ul><ul><li>Betty and Barney Hill </li></ul>
  26. 26. Hypnotic Suggestions The Argument <ul><li>Many don’t remember anything until they undergo hypnosis </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;it is impossible, without other corroborative evidence, to distinguish a true memory from a false one.&quot; </li></ul>The Defense <ul><li>Not more hypnotically suggestible </li></ul><ul><li>As many as 33% not hypnotized </li></ul>
  27. 27. Screen/False Memory The Argument <ul><li>Memory is not perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Common in sexual assaults that story is made </li></ul>The Defense <ul><li>Not adequately tested </li></ul><ul><li>Only 4% of population </li></ul><ul><li>No signs of prior problems </li></ul><ul><li>Freudian concept </li></ul>
  28. 28. Fantasy Prone Personality The Argument <ul><li>Characterized as fantasy in modern society </li></ul><ul><li>Allows individual to escape life </li></ul>The Defense <ul><li>Tested on several instances </li></ul><ul><li>Bias in the questionnaire </li></ul>
  29. 29. Susan Clancy Her Studies <ul><li>Solicitation of Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Small Sample Sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Reproducibility </li></ul>Her Book <ul><li>Betty and Barney Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Media Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul>
  30. 31. Susan Clancy Her Studies <ul><li>Solicitation of Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Small Sample Sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Reproducibility </li></ul>Her Book <ul><li>Betty and Barney Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Media Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul>
  31. 34. Susan Clancy Her Studies <ul><li>Solicitation of Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Small Sample Sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Reproducibility </li></ul>Her Book <ul><li>Betty and Barney Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Media Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul>
  32. 35. Alien Abductions All Claims of Alien Abduction
  33. 36. Alien Abductions Hoaxes
  34. 37. Alien Abductions Hypnotic Suggestions
  35. 38. Alien Abductions Sleep Paralysis
  36. 39. Alien Abductions Fantasy Prone
  37. 40. Alien Abductions Screen Memories
  38. 41. Alien Abductions
  39. 42. Travis Walton The Story <ul><li>Logger on a crew with 6 others </li></ul><ul><li>Saw UFO </li></ul><ul><li>Walton was abducted </li></ul><ul><li>Couldn’t find him for 5 days </li></ul><ul><li>Reappeared thinking only hours had passed </li></ul>The Claims <ul><li>Sleep Paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>Hypnotic Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy Prone </li></ul><ul><li>Hoax </li></ul>
  40. 43. “ There is no way to prove that aliens don’t exist” (Clancy)