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Abductee support group set up in the UK


Posted on Friday, 25 April, 2014 | Comment icon 135 comments

Accounts of alien abduction have been reported for years. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jason Rogers
The group aims to provide help to those who believe that they have been abducted by extraterrestrials.
Known as "The Anomalous Mind Management, Abductee, Contactee Helpline", or "Ammach" for short, the group is run by Joanne Summerscales who aims to give people a platform of support from which they can relay their experiences without fear of ridicule.

Despite the unusual nature of such claims there are still a surprising number of people who believe that they have, at some stage in their lives, encountered beings from another world. The traditional abduction experience usually involves a person being taken from their bed at night, subjected to medical experiments and then returned with their memories of the encounter distorted or erased.

"We aim to provide a safe platform for them to tell their stories without ridicule and fear," said Summerscales who has to date been contacted by more than 1,500 people with abduction experiences. "I do not believe everything I hear but if something strange happened to us we would want to have the ability to tell someone about it without fear."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (135)

Tags: Alien Abduction


 
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Comment icon #126 Posted by sam_comm on 1 May, 2014, 21:56
The "fooled by claims" is a correct characterization of the issue. The use of hypnosis regression therapy causes people to believe events as true even when they are not. It causes people to generate false memories of being molested as children. It has even caused the perpetrators of this method to fall into their own traps, which I call fitting. It has been used to destroy families and lives. What you do not have is evidence. All you have is stories and some of those stories are created by those pretending to research the experiences. Your have a good point here. That's why I cannot based my o... [More]
Comment icon #127 Posted by scowl on 1 May, 2014, 22:11
That we are dealing with a phenomena that can only be decoded by deep investigation. It's not a fingerprint and murder weapon exercise. You did ask! And what deep investigation are you doing other than watching youtube videos in your armchair during the evenings? To dig deeper and research wider. Not to limit oneself to classic and outdated thinking. You did ask. Gosh zoser, you forgot to link a bunch of youtube videos here. Smoke is subtle. When the fire burns fiercely the smoke becomes unseen does it not? Son, have you ever seen a building or a forest catch on fire. You'll see smoke for mile... [More]
Comment icon #128 Posted by scowl on 1 May, 2014, 22:17
In any case, if I get robbed in an empty street somehwere by an unidentified man, I may have no proof to offer to the police agent but only an acurate deion, a reconstruction of the event which may help the investigators to find a suspect. Yet crime records are full of such unsolved cases, but that certainly doesn't mean I and other victims are pathological liars, my experience the product of imagination. It did happen and all I ask is to understand the motive, the reason why I had to live this experience. The difference here is that we have prisons full of people who will admit to having comm... [More]
Comment icon #129 Posted by stereologist on 1 May, 2014, 23:52
Look for common details. Be a good detective. Listen to the case reviews by the experts; you know who they are. Where is the evidence to back up these tall tales?
Comment icon #130 Posted by stereologist on 1 May, 2014, 23:53
You won't find any. The best that can be found in the abduction phenomena is a few who claim that they have triangular marks on their thighs. By the very nature of the subject 'hard evidence' is difficult to find. There are other ways to pursue the subject though. Thus these are nothing more than tall tales.
Comment icon #131 Posted by stereologist on 1 May, 2014, 23:56
That we are dealing with a phenomena that can only be decoded by deep investigation. It's not a fingerprint and murder weapon exercise. You did ask! To dig deeper and research wider. Not to limit oneself to classic and outdated thinking. You did ask. Smoke is subtle. When the fire burns fiercely the smoke becomes unseen does it not? Yep. Some may well be resident here too. You are learning. Such as? First some basic English. The word is phenomenon, not phenomena. Second, there is nothing here but tall tales. There is no evidence to suggestion this is anything more than stories. There is no dig... [More]
Comment icon #132 Posted by stereologist on 2 May, 2014, 0:03
The lack of concrete, measurable proof is the weak point of the alien abudction phenomenon, on that we certainly agree. Though it's not uncommon that abductees may as a result of their experiences, demonstrate strange markings on their bodies, report previous UFO sightings in their lives corroborated by other witnesses (Mack, 1993). I've researched quite a bit about sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations. I can tell you that very rarely two persons will hallucinate the same things, the same way in familiar timeframe , even less form a consistent mosaic on the scale that is the abduction... [More]
Comment icon #133 Posted by stereologist on 2 May, 2014, 0:09
Your have a good point here. That's why I cannot based my opinion of this phenomenon on the sole ground of hypnosis therapy. But it's important to mention that researches have proved that real memories and so real accounts can be extracted by hypnosis. Reference: ( Barnier, A. M., McConkey ) as provided in Appendix A of Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens by John E. Mack. I must admit it seems to me far-fetched that hypnosis has significantly altered the mind of more than 800+ patients that have been studied over a decade of research, providing similar and consistant patterns, accounts rel... [More]
Comment icon #134 Posted by scowl on 2 May, 2014, 16:19
Second, there is nothing here but tall tales. There is no evidence to suggestion this is anything more than stories. There is no digging deeper. That is just horse pucky you are flinging about. Zoser believes that this phenomenon is so special, so unique, and so beyond the comprehension of most human brains that understanding it goes beyond such mundane details as evidence or antiquated practices such as science. As I've said before, these people don't want explanations. They want a new religion to believe in. They want to believe in a universe beyond ours where supernatural creatures can do m... [More]
Comment icon #135 Posted by zoser on 2 May, 2014, 18:36
And what deep investigation are you doing other than watching youtube videos in your armchair during the evenings? Listening to guys like this for a start he has devoted years to an abduction case : http://www.lindacortilecase.com/ Gosh zoser, you forgot to link a bunch of youtube videos here. Which one do you want? Just let me know Son, have you ever seen a building or a forest catch on fire. You'll see smoke for miles. Nah. I'm talking about a real fire. DYOR Well, going through recent real cases of abduction in my area, they tend to have witnesses, signs of struggle, forensic evidence such ... [More]


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