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Alien Abduction Stories May Come From Lucid Dreaming, Hints To Explore

Lucid dreamingThe study suggests that humans are partially aware and able to control their dreams while they sleep, and may explain so-called alien abduction stories.

Allegations of such abductions date back to the 19th century; The circumstances of the abduction often seem fabulous and cause feelings of horror and paralysis. Certain sleep states are also known to elicit such feelings, leading Russian researchers to wonder if sleep experiments could provide clues to alleged extraterrestrial experiences. Scientists have encouraged lucid dreamers to dream of encounters with aliens or unidentified flying objects (UFO), and found that a number of sleepers were reporting dreams that resembled actual descriptions of alleged alien abductions.

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