Alien Abduction Experience, Part 1


Fire in the sky. Colin Anderson/Blend Images/Getty
Fire in the sky. Colin Anderson/Blend Images/Getty

What are we to make of alien abduction experiences? Scientific investigation points to a barrage of logical explanations for abnormal sensory experience, from sleep paralysis and temporal lobe anomalies to false memory encoding. Interpret it all within the confines of a sci-fi narrative and you have a revealing, kaleidoscopic view of the 20th century zeitgeist in all its wonder, hope, anxiety and yearning. Join Robert and Christian for this Stuff to Blow Your Mind two-part examination of paranormal experience in the space age.

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Michael Luckman director of New York center for U.F.O research holds up a mock-up of space alien in 1994.
Michael Luckman director of New York center for U.F.O research holds up a mock-up of space alien in 1994.
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Topics in this Podcast: aliens, Alien Abductions, psychology, Skepticism