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Alien 'abductees' show real trauma

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Though alien abduction events are often explained by the frightening mental state of sleep paralysis, 'abductees' believe strongly enough that their encounter is real that they suffer post traumatic stress disorder. Researchers from Harvard say it's not enough for people to know it's all in their mind, the experiences feel very real to the person going through them. "This underscores the power of emotional belief," Professor Richard McNally, from Harvard University, said, noting that most of the abductees studied had prior new-age beliefs that might have lead to this interpetation of their frightening sleep paralysis experience.


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