Saturday, August 6, 2022

Blog post #2. UFO: Abductions & Projective Testing

    UFOs are the most interesting subject when discussing the paranormal and even government entities. I have seen the case of Travis Walton's abduction on television and didn't know what to think of it. Despite having his coworkers as witnesses, it's hard to prove he was abducted by something otherworldly. However, he seemed very convinced. Lecture 8 also discusses recalling events and I was most surprised to learn that hypnosis does not enhance accurate recall. Many people who have trouble remembering certain events often resort to hypnosis, especially in criminal investigations. 

    One person, in particular, used hypnosis to try to recall specific details and to prove his naysayers wrong, physicist Bob Lazar. Lazar has made allegations regarding UFOs as well as the government that make us question what is real and why should we trust Uncle Sam since they hinder so many details from us. In Bob Lazar's documentary: Area 51 & Flying Saucers, he admitted to going to a hypnotist to recall everything he could while trying to make himself seem credible. Lazar said he recalled technical things but after learning that hypnosis can increase a false recollection, I'm not so sure if I or anyone else can really believe Lazar's allegations going forward. Despite learning this, I enjoyed his documentary and appreciate his side of the story. 

1 comment:

  1. Without more scientific bases evidence and data there is truly no way to determine the existence of UFO's and extraterrestrial life. Hopefully with time and advanced technology we can uncover more information of this topic in the upcoming years. However, my question is how scientist could possibly convince people of UFO's without scaring our entire society. I also wonder what kind of evidence people would require after so many rumors and close calls. Perhaps we will never know the truth.