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In a recent experiment, lucid dreaming was used as a tool to enable volunteers to attempt contact with aliens.
A press release detailing the study, which was authored by Michael Raduga, Andrey Shashkov and Zhanna Zhunusova of the Phase Research Center in Moscow, can be viewed below.
Scientists publish results from an experiment, in which 152 lucid dreaming practitioners tried to contact 'aliens' while asleep. The most plausible reports were accompanied by fear and sleep paralysis, which are common for 'real' alien abduction stories.
152 volunteers were instructed to enter a lucid dream, and there to picture themselves experiencing a contact with 'aliens'. Of the participants, 114 achieved the goal, revealing unexpected similarities with 'actual' alien abduction reports. The study was conducted at Phase Research Center, a research unit of REMspace, devoted to the investigation of lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, etc. The paper was accepted in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Dream Research. Authors: M.Raduga, A.Shashkov, and Z.Zhunusova.
Lucid dreams are a form of REM sleep, during which a person becomes aware of their actions and can control the events unfolding in the dream. Millions of people experience it spontaneously. At the same time, people have believed in extraterrestrial civilizations for centuries. Books, films, and the media often describe flying saucers visiting our planet. Even Elvis Presley and John Lennon reported having come into contact with aliens. Many such stories are associated with sleep paralysis or awakening.
Russian researchers decided to check how intentional contacts with 'aliens' in dreams resemble real alien abduction reports. They conducted an experiment involving 152 lucid dreaming practitioners. The volunteers had to deliberately meet with aliens in a dream. As a result, 114 people reported a successful experience of communicating with 'extraterrestrial civilizations'. Someone even managed to talk to the aliens and board their space craft.
The researchers divided these 'contact reports' into two groups: absurd (dream-like experiences) and realistic (could be confused with reality). It turned out that fear and sleep paralysis, which is typical for many 'real' contacts with extraterrestrial civilizations, often occurred in the second group. This fact is the researchers' main finding, being a strong argument in favor of the dreamlike nature of many 'encounters.' if it is possible to do so deliberately, how often do such situations occur by accident?
Full report: https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/Onlinefirst
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