Many fears plague humanity, including alien abduction, however, studies point to a possible cause for these stories full of mysteries. Lucid dreams, those in which people are partially aware and able to control some actions, can explain various myths, such as alien abduction.
The allegations date back to the 19th century and always have dreamlike characteristics, that is, they trigger feelings of paralysis, terror and fear, a lot of fear. Some dream states produce these sensations and offer important clues around this subject that has spanned decades and decades. So, scientists decided to create an experiment to corroborate (or not) such suspicions.
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They led lucid dreamers to dream about ET’S, UFOs and any other element that referred to that. When the sleepers awoke and reported their dreams, they found they were very similar to the actual descriptions of cases involving the alien abduction.
During lucid dreams, individuals know they are dreaming and use this device to manipulate what happens within situations. In 2016, Consciousness and Cognition magazine reported that about 23% of people have lucid dreams monthly, while 55% only have once or twice in their lifetime. To arrive at those numbers, the team analyzed five decades of research related to sleep.
Recently, researchers at the Phase Research Center conducted a study of 152 adults who call themselves lucid dreamers, where they were instructed to dream about extraterrestrials. After the experiment, 114 participants stated that they were able to interact with these creatures from other planets, while 19% pointed out that the aliens looked like ‘ordinary people’.
Only one participant dreamed of something completely different from alien abduction: a little blue man with huge heads and bulging eyes. In addition, he claims that he was blinded by a strong light: “my vision disappeared and I felt dizzy and light”, he said.
Feelings such as fear, helplessness and paralysis can blur the line between what is real and what is dream, so it is acceptable for individuals to dream of something without knowing it, and believe it actually happened, says Michael Raduga. He also revealed to Live Science that for unknown dreamers “abductions are real, they just don’t know how to explain it.”
Many mysteries still surround the subject of alien abduction, will they ever come to a conclusion? In the meantime, studies reveal a little more about how the mind works.
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