Well, I voted that I believe but haven't had an encounter. Then I read the article. I still haven't changed my mind. This is why I believe. I've read all of Dolores Cannon's books. She has about 10 of them out. If you don't have one but are interested in the subject of regression hypnosis there are various places on the net to find them. Some of her best are Volumes 1-3 called The Convoluted Universe. She's taken thousands and thousands of people into regressive hypnosis over the past 40 years who all basically say the same things concerning ETs. They are not having out of body experiences. They are tapping into the subconscious mind. How does someone in the UK and someone in the US say the exact same thing only days apart without ever having known each other. How can they experience the same thing and recall the exact same things under hypnosis? One of the tests scientists use to prove a theory is getting the same results over and over again. She consistently has gotten the same results concerning aliens, abductions, implants, life after death, etc.... Her books cover Nostradamus (Vol 1-3), Jesus and the Essenes, aliens, Hiroshima, Life After Death, and much much more. I've also seen her live on different interviews. She always comes across as very believeable. She is just your average, garden-variety person. She went into this whole thing with no knowledge and has spent half her life putting different concepts about metaphysics in everyday laymen terms. She doesn't do past life regressions any longer. She concentrates mostly on what is called, "The Shift", which subject after subject says is about to occur. And it all ties in with aliens and what's been going on on this planet for years. It's very good reading and I highly recommend her stuff.
That is why I voted the way I did and why I don't believe that alien encounters are ONLY the product of OBEs. The people in this experiment may be able to explain their encounters in this way. And I've seen Michael Shermer find another plausible explanation that explained other's alleged experiences with aliens. And while these two examples are probably both correct, I don't feel it explains ALL the encounters people have had. I still vote "they're out there".....even if I've never seen or encountered one (that I can remember, anyways).
Edited by Mudpuppy, 07 November 2011 - 06:12 AM.