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Lucid dreaming study reports 'alien contact'

By T.K. Randall
July 17, 2021 · Comment icon 16 comments



Is it really possible to communicate with aliens through dreams ? Image Credit: CC0 Pixabay
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

Source: uni-heidelberg.de | Comments (16)


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Comment icon #7 Posted by Brandy333 1 year ago
I believe I know what they are talking about, although I haven't heard it called lucid dream.   You have to get yourself to a relaxed state of consciousness, and it's really quite simple.   I do it sometimes.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Nosy.Matters 1 year ago
A glimmering speck,, " ...could be confused .. "  
Comment icon #9 Posted by godnodog 1 year ago
I frequently used to have lucid dreams, thank god I rarely have them now, but the dreams still look very detailed but I do enjoy that.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Brandy333 1 year ago
Some people can do it alone, but if an instructor is used he/she guides someone into a relaxed state, where that person is not fully asleep but is aware of what is going on.   Then the relaxed person uses visualization to "see" what they want to happen.   If they want to meet an alien they visualize that happening.   I visualized my neighbor mowing my lawn and he did without me asking.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Seti42 1 year ago
The whole "alien abduction" phenomena has everything in common with sleep paralysis, many forms of seizures, and just plain old nightmares. Pretty sure those things are what is happening to people, and not them being taken onto UFOs by aliens or alien AI for examination and experimentation...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 1 year ago
Most of my dreams, no matter the insanity of the narrative, all seem to be real none of this “floating above it all knowing you’re asleep” or whatnot. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Timothy 1 year ago
Exactly. The study supports that some people attribute fantastical things to regular human physiology and known sleep related phenomena. Just dreams.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timothy 1 year ago
It depends on how you sleep. But if someone already dreams lucidly; you can try to give them mechanisms on how to do so on command/more frequently.  Eg. If I wake up from a dream voluntarily or deliberately and want to enter it again; I just close my eyes and picture a vivid part of the dream while breathing slowly and deeply. Usually I’ll fall back into the dream and in a more lucid state due to just falling asleep.
Comment icon #15 Posted by ufoguy 1 year ago
Sorry this explanation doesn?t explain all abductions? just like Travis Walton case? where his friends saw him get hit by a beam of light from a ufo.. and was missing for like a week I think..? Anyways Lucid dreaming ? That’s ?s not enough information to make that conclusion. Not buying it.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Bed of chaos 1 year ago
There's other sleeping disorders similar to sleep paralysis, like exploding head syndrome. Which I experienced for a few months. Many claim it's related to aliens or things like energy weapons. I don't blame them. It's scary af. Also some md's have prescribed anti stroke meds for this. During experience it did feel like some mini stroke (head spasms) very scary and uncomfortable. Anyway sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming often get lumped together. You dont necessarily need to induce SP to lucid dream. Or visualize to lucid dream. There's other popular induction methods.


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