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On Jun 6, 2020, at 3:18 PM, UFOVIKII UFOVIKII@aol.com [AlienHunterSupport]
Very long but interesting article on Mack and some about Clancy..both from Harvard.
Sent in two parts for anyone interested.
Alien Abductions: The Real Deal?
What leads people to believe they’ve been abducted by aliens?
By Kaja Perina, published March 1, 2003 – last reviewed on June 9, 2016
But for every Rael, there are hundreds of workaday individuals who claim to have been abducted by aliens. These individuals do not flower into gurus; they struggle alone with memories of unintelligible messages, temporary paralysis and humanoid creatures hovering over their beds. Their stories don’t always check out, but their minds do: Psychological tests confirm that abductees are rarely psychotic or mentally ill. Some 3 million Americans believe they’ve encountered bright lights and incurred strange bodily marks indicative of a possible encounter with aliens, according to a recent poll.
It is a quandary that polarizes researchers at Harvard University. One embattled psychiatrist, John Mack, M.D., argues that these experiences cannot be understood in a western rationalist tradition of science; researchers in the department of psychology, Richard McNally, Ph.D., and Susan Clancy, Ph.D., counter that the explanation–though multifaceted–is hilarious in its fundamental simplicity.
CNN, WHO FAKED THIS CASE AND REPORT I AM MENTIONING, CAME TO MY HOME FOR 2 DAYS TO SEE EVIDENCE I WOULD PRESENT WITH AN ABDUCTEE FOR AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE CLAIMS. Ever since this (and an event with CNN TURK, I called them Fake News. I will not allow them to be in any news media I am part of anymore.
I BROUGHT CLAYTON LEE (A THERAPISTS), AND HIS WIFE. HERE IS THE STORY:
Here is a short explanation of how this interview with CNN came about. The initial lengthy phone call by the Producer “Kathryn” led to a multitude of questions, to wit:
DS: What do I owe the honor of this call?
We are doing an abduction piece for hard news and are interviewing the 3 most prominent UFO/Abduction researchers we could find.
DS: Who are they, in your opinion?
Dr. David Jacobs, Assistant professor at Temple University, Budd Hopkins, and you, Mr. Sims. You seem to be the one with the real physical evidence.
Are you familiar with Dr. Susan Clancy’s work?
DS: Yes, I wonder if she is familiar with ours? The reason I say this is that if she isn’t, then I am sure her paper / book will surely be skewed from the “missing evidence” and procedures we do that she may not be familiar with. Otherwise, she has written a fairly decent work on sleep paralysis! What would that have to do with alien abduction?
(Silence on the other end of the phone)
…then…I win the argument 60% of the time based on her logic and testing!
60% of these abductees are wide awake during events. We can argue about the other 40% now.
In Brazil those numbers are higher for wide awake contact.
Well, I think she is showing that these events seem to be perpetrated by sleep paralysis and not any aliens from space coming after someone!
DS: What makes you think that the entities come from Space? That seems to be another assumption that is not even strongly supported by anyone yet.
She did tests on Abductees and non-abductees to check differences.
DS: So did we.
She is a Scientist!
DS: She is not in the Hard Sciences, if I am correct. She is in the psych field of research, as I understand it. Among the true Hard Sciences, they refer to the “ologies” as “what is needed for the lame to walk between the disciplines”. I guess that the food chain of whether you are credible or not exists for them (the ologies) too. Smiles.
How did you first get interested in UFOs?
DS: You might say I was a “captive audience” since 3-½ years old. My interest in UFOlogy has gone on since 1952 at my first abduction. I started investigations of Scientific Anomalies (which included UFOs), with a psychologist, in 1964, when I was 16.
You are an Abductee too, aren’t you, Mr. Sims?
DS: Yes, Kind of! I mean by that…that I was from the tender age of 3-½ until age 17. For 13 years, my events continued until they ended violently at age 17.
What did you see?
The beings I saw had large round eyes and pure white skin. I never knew anything about wrap-around eyes on these beings. I actually wondered if people were telling the truth about that when I first heard it.
What one might want to consider with researchers, investigators, and others involved in this field is this: In a court of law, if you weren’t there, didn’t see it, experience it, or were a part of it, you are not an eye witness! Your testimony at that point is 2nd hand or even 3rd hand statements…that may help govern the direction of information etc, but the fact is “you weren’t there”. You can collect the data, make assessments, and be the best at doing this…but in the final analysis, your information is not 1st hand in the sense that you “know” what really happened.
I was there. I do have a sense of what happened to me. I have not had hypnosis or other memory recovery techniques used on me. I have what I do have of memory from conscious events. There is some that is quite veiled from me to this day.
As I have mentioned Dr. Jean Mundy, Professor Emeritus, Long Island University, who teaches on a Ph.D. level and has vast experience on this level, has made it abundantly clear that these persons who claim that these are hallucinatory states are obviously wrong. Every case must stand on its own merits, of course.
Dr, Susan Blackmore in England has stated that these “states” are duplicated with some of her electronic equipment. This is obviously true. The question isn’t, “Can someone induce you to have a similar state via drugs they want to inject into you or attaching some electrodes to your head and turning up the voltage?” (Besides…when did all these abductees go in secretly, and get on her equipment or find some psychopharmacologist’s drugs, so they could all take them and have the similar experiences?) The question is what caused the event(s) to begin with. The evidence against this electronic wizardry abduction idea is overwhelming.
I will say only that I have this propensity to “wake up” at different times when I was in some phase of my events. This has created a major shock for me to find out where I was and what was happening to me. I, for lack of a better term, “was switched on” at the end of the first event. This, of course, exposes the fact that I may have been “switched off”.
In another event, at age 16 …I was hunting in broad daylight. Abduction still occurred then.
You see it is not sleep paralysis that is occurring here. Any good investigator knows the difference between hallucinatory altered states, sleep paralysis, and psychopathology involving hallucination.
This is (for me), not a psychological debate.
Any good investigator will first determine if the person making these claims is actually an abductee. Years ago, when I had the opportunity to present a CME offering to 250 physicians and other professionals in the medical field at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek California, I outlined methods and procedures that my colleagues and I pioneered and use. These include the use of graphological analysis, symbolic profiles, a specialized questionnaire, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques, experimental memory recovery techniques…and even the use of hypnosis methods utilized in information retrieval.
The memory recovery techniques like regressive hypnosis, would be used, if needed, at the end of the case, not at the beginning.
The physical evidence should be there. It should be corroborated by other individuals, or by other peripheral data, where possible. I ended up after my first (consciously remembered) abduction with a scoop mark and a story I was suppose to buy into. It was, “You fell on the porch and cut yourself.” The problem with the sham programs of the alien presence is they just do not work. Where is the blood? Where is the scab? Why a smooth dipped scar? With a scoop that big on a 3-½ year olds shin, I think I would remember falling. We found the scoop marks on our tested abductees. Pathology exam shows solar elastosis on the smooth part of the scoop. That means a high level of Ultraviolet light has been concentrated only in that one small spot. How does this occur?
My contacts ended when I was 17. The event was horrific and violent. The occasion left physical evidence on the home, an object (left), and me with an indelible image of a set of beings that I had never witnessed prior to living in Alamogordo, New Mexico (White Sands Missile Range and home of Holloman AFB). No further events ever occurred to my knowledge.
I don’t know the “why” of it all? I know a bit of how! and a bit of whom! I still have a lot of questions.
There was physical evidence of the events and certainly there was no sleep walking or sleep paralysis there. I am most familiar with the sleep paralysis explanation, and in fact, an RN, co-authoring a book with me on evidence, has had “abduction events” and has a nice write-up on various altered states she has had on various meds during surgery, to sleep paralysis, to various other states as well. This is a fascinating piece she wrote. It is most instructive and illuminating.
Are you aware of other evidences we discovered in 1960 & 1992? They involve a very rare, apparent embedding of foreign objects (not native to the human organism) into the body. Fluorescent traces of a substance that appears to be left by the entities (once physical contact is made) is found embedded in the body on occasions.
We have some of these anomalous objects in situ (currently) and have some fluorescent samples being checked for us by some independent scientists and technicians.
I have developed a CLASSIFICATION OF ALLEGED ALIEN IMPLANTS AND ALIEN EMBEDDED OBJECTS. This will show up in my continuing writings and books.
You mean you instituted medical procedures/protocols for surgical work on abductees?
Your team actually did surgeries?
DS: Yes. I had an MD that advised me in San Francisco, later I brought on a Podiatrist, but he was asked to step down due to some medical / legal entanglements with the state of California. Now we have two cardio vascular surgeons who (and brain surgeon, on occasion to advise) do the surgical work we need done.
We have had some interest generated at the University level, and certainly by individual scientists, MDs and others. (Most of these professionals wish to keep their names out of the mix but are happy to assist in our efforts to determine what these substances may truly represent.) There are some pretty goofy ideas about what they may be or not be, but the fact is that most of those claims are very unfounded, and we are still “looking” at this point.
Why are you using Dr. Susan Clancy, exclusively? Don’t you want Balance in your report with Psychologists?
What do you mean?
DS: Dr. Jean Munday, Professor Emeritus, Long Island University has already done a definitive study on these “abductees” and the alleged hallucinatory states they encounter. Her assessments are far from Dr. Susan’s! They are quite complimentary toward these real events that happen to these abductees. The fact is that this clear-headed professor teaches what hallucination, memory recovery, etc. really is and what is going on “in people” during those types of events, and she does so on a PhD level. You may find it to your advantage to interview her for this part?
I have a system of postulates that I use as a baseline for my work.
What is that system?
First Postulate: UFOs are real.
Second Postulate: If UFOs are real, then there must be occupants.
Third Postulate: If UFOs and entities are real, then the Human/Alien encounters that result are possible abductions, are as reported, and the alien is tampering with the mind and/or body, and with our earth in some visible or invisible ways.
Fourth Postulate: If the alien is tampering with the mind and/or body and the earth in some visible or invisible ways, it is imperative that we give attention to the discovery of those ways, the gathering of physical evidence, the collation of collected data, and what it means.
5TH POSTULATE: Bringing the Invisible to Light: The Nexus Team: The Hunters pursue.
As you know, everyone thinks that once you have been in the CIA you are there forever, so I have to ask these questions.
DS: This is obviously not true…ask Frank Agee, Marchetti etc. This is where my debunkers really went wrong. You cannot call the CIA and get a listing of secret CIA personnel. One internal UFO debunker tried that one already. I can prove my involvement…and my termination.
I held a TOP SECRET CLEARANCE in the US Army and the CIA. Under the D.O.D. That clearance is removed under administrative authority and now is a SECRET CLEARANCE.
I worked as a part of the Military contingent bodyguard to Vice President Agnew (when he came to Korea, in the 3 flying bordellos…helicopters, as I called them). I was escort and guard to Mr. Helms (then Director of CIA, and Mr. Karamasines, then Deputy Director the Company).
I was not a CIA agent and never claimed to be one. What people think of as a CIA agent is really what is called a “case officer”. He is at the lowest end of the food chain (in the spying part of the business). He acquires “assets and agents”. A real CIA agent is someone hired, acquired, or obtained by hook or by crook to give over secrets, documentation, or pertinent data needed by the headquarters via the chief of station in the country where they work. These people sometimes know they are paid informants, many times these assets do not know how or what they are being used for.
I was not Mr. Super spy and all of that and never claimed to be. I did do some spying on some of the company people, at one time, on orders from the chief of security in our sector. I did not like this and felt like if we can’t trust our own, we are in trouble. I know you need internal controls and checks; that was not what this was. I am unable to go into details.
Have you done any work for them since the 70’s?
DS: Absolutely not. We did not part on good terms.
Have you done any work for them that relates to the UFO’s?
DS: I did not work for them on UFO related material. I did find out some things that I found fascinating concerning things that could be related. I did some UFO investigations and abduction cases (while in the CIA) but not for them. I am somewhat private and would not permit the company to know what I knew, at the time.
Later at a Houston UFO network meeting 6 years ago, a man was in the audience and identified himself (to me later) as CIA. I usually do not buy into that one “claim”. People who are in don’t tell (obviously) and those who are not in, but claim the connection, tell everybody. After you get out, you have to be kind of careful what you disclose. I decided to tell the UFO community of my past (limited) involvement. I thought this was the only decent thing to do. Debunkers (in the UFO community) had a heyday. People who were or are paranoid, think I am really “one of them” and am spying on the UFO community. If I didn’t care so much for my friends out there, I would laugh. I told one man, “If I’m spying on you and the UFO groups; why would I tell you that up front? Kind of dumb, huh?” He agreed. “But I still think you’re spying on us,” he retorted.
If the CIA (and it isn’t them anyway) wants to know anything about our conferences, all they have to do is order the tapes, we don’t have any secrets. You can read the secrets of UFOlogy in every book, hear it in every conference and see it on every video. What is the big secret we have? I have yet to figure that one out.
How did you get interested in the Implant area?
DS: I have had several ideas about this since I was 3-½ and at age 14, I had a procedure performed on me. My own experience validated my ideas.
What were those ideas?
DS: My suspicions were that the “procedures” performed on some of these people and myself included, are in fact true. The question to me is why?
There are so many obvious questions.
There are so many obvious wrong answers.
Like they are just doing genetic experiments on us to find out what makes us tick. Wrong! They already know that. The reasons they do things is that “they” are up to something they will not tell anyone. What they will allow you to know is what they are not doing or some goofy stuff that you are supposed to swallow as the truth. Some people buy it…hook line and sinker.
David Jacob’s books, Secret Life and Threat, along with the excellent book, UFO Danger Zone by Bob Pratt are good starting places to show you that what you see in the cosmic magic act may not be what is really going on. David Copperfield has nothing on these guys (the “aliens”).
Can we come with you to Arkansas to watch you work with your abductees?
UNFORTUNATELY, THEY (CNN) DID NOT INCLUDE MOST OF MY ANSWERS TO DR. SUSAN’S STATEMENTS. MOST ABDUCTIONS OCCUR IN WAKING STATES…NOT WHEN FOLKS ARE ASLEEP.
As many of you already know, there are other evidences we look for that were not discussed in the show. This is not because they were not shown or illustrated. They were. Forensic UV / IR light sources were used as well as a plethora of color photos of evidence, and other supportive methods and illustrations were given, on film.
The CNN crew, and producer were at my home for 2 days filming. They saw so much evidence, stats, and other supportive data that they were a bit overwhelmed and made statements like “we had no idea!” etc. It is curious that those statements didn’t get into the mix …I suspect that the unevenness of the data would not be fair to Dr. Susan? That wouldn’t appear fair and balanced, would it? I mean, like let the data and finds, like water, seek their own levels. CNN nor anyone else needs to artificially inflate the uneven playing field to make it appear “fair”. We are Most used to that kind of Cliff.
I think Budd’s statements alluded to this pretty clearly.
The two clients of mine, in this shoot, were both daylight abduction cases. (Duh, why did I do that)? The two cases obviate the necessity of Dr. Susan’s arguments of sleep paralysis. (I wonder if she has that condition too, (or her colleagues) and if so, do they dream of alien abductions!
I discussed this with the CNN producer, over the phone for over an hour. Then I sent her to our media consultant Ms. Jolene Rae Harrington & my conference designer, Ms. Pat Gray. This led to CNN wanting to go with me to Arkansas over the weekend to film two Abductees I was meeting with. I said absolutely not.
So, they flew into Houston to do the shoot in my home. The CNN hired crew (some of which had done a History Channel show prior this year) was gracious and kind.
The Producer “Kathryn” and CNN’s Gary Tuchman assured me, my family, and our staff numerous times, that this was not going to be a lampooning of us or this amazing subject of abductions. They stated “we wouldn’t fly in here and spend all this time to shoot something that wasn’t important. We are most impressed with your work”.
This comment came from the CNN onlookers: “What if you are confronted with…you led those people in your hypnosis sessions here”?
Are you a therapist?
No he said.
Do you have any special training in memory recovery techniques or have some. Special ratings in hypnotherapy?
No he retorted.
Then dont suppose you know anything about what I do. I brought a psych profile on the abductee…do we get to see one on you?
My retort was: You didn’t ask for forensic standards to be instituted when you asked for this session. You also know, clearly, that we do not employ hypnosis as a first line or even 2nd line of memory retrieval. Your constructing a narrative here that doesnt exist.
What we do is offer this (after the case is over) to the client if they so desire.
Our purpose is 1) to see if times/dates, weather conditions etc can be coordinated with services (like weather services). I mean, what was the weather like at 3 am on April 25th, 1998? The abductees are remarkably clear on many of these questions and verification can be obtained from weather (we are working on some other GOVT sources), if one chooses to check out their “times and places” listed in their alien abduction scenarios.
The 2nd reason is that we like to see if the story varies from the evidence gathering, conscious memory recall, and from other conscious memory recovery techniques we may employ…as opposed to the “hypnotically refreshed memory” recovery. We simply want to know if it memory or recall, so to speak.
The 3rd point I offer you is a psych report on my abductees here. This is from a psychiatrist. It states that my client is perfectly sane and normal.
The 4th point is that there was and is a police report on missing persons. These two boys disappeared on a main street near their home…at 11 am. They were found that night by a lady who saw the missing boys on the news…she asked the boys if they were the missing boys? The children were confused with her question. They were confused, but not missing, in their view.
When the Police arrived…they were still looking for the kidnapper/abductors…! The fact is they never found one, nor did the children ever report a “Man” taking them anywhere. They did describe the abduction scenario.
Point # 5. This was not the first time the child disappeared and ended up in another part of Houston, without a mode of transportation or a culprit for kidnapping.
This was just the first section of what they (CNN) filmed.
They (seemed) pretty impressed and filmed a 2nd segment on my P.I. work, family, and investigative techniques I use as a former police officer.
I assume? that the other part will be on the news as well at some point.
Here are the locations of this show:
CNN’s Gary Tuchman looks at the phenomenon of people claiming they were abducted by aliens (December 16)
Skywatch International also has it on their A/V page
Derrel Sims is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnotic Anesthetist, Certified Master Neurolinguistic Practitioner, International Speaker, Licensed Private Investigator in the state of Texas and Researcher of Alleged Human/Alien Encounters. His discoveries of the alleged Alien Implantation (Circa 1960), and Fluorescence (Circa 1992) found on abductees following reported contact by alien entities are but two finds that his Medical/Scientific Team explores. In 1994, a writer reviewing his work originated the name, “Alien Hunter”. This name is his trademark in confronting the Alien Agenda.
Some of Mr. Sims’ work is reviewed in the Royal Society of Chemical Engineers and other media.
Mr. Sims’ primary work is gathering physical evidence from cases of alleged human/alien contact. Professionals in various fields then review this data.
He is an Advisor/Investigator for the PARSEC organization. This is an Italy based organization of Medical Doctors, Physicists, Psychotherapists, and other professionals who invited Sims to come on board in 2000 to use his skills to complete professional investigations in Psychological and physical evidence in this work.
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In a bid to get Sims to interview for the movie trailor, “X-Files: The Movie”, the Director of the shoot told Sims, “If there really was a Mulder, you would be him.” You have investigative approaches that are unique among all the people we have interviewed.”
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There is no claim made here, as to what an “Alien” is, as this seems to still be a hotly debated and ambiguous subject. Sims also makes no claim to what an “Alien Implant” is…as this has never been satisfactorily established. There is no smoking gun by anyone, concerning these phenomena. Our original evidence and subsequent findings do not support that absolute. To say so is shortsighted and the burden of proof is upon the claimant.
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NOW I WILL COMMENT ON DR. JOHN MACK’S ISSUES HERE BELOW.
Mack, of Harvard Medical School, is a long-time champion of alien abductees and a paranormal philosopher king of sorts. His 1994 bestseller, Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens, drew international attention with the argument that “experiencers,” Mack’s term for the men and women he has debriefed, probably are being abducted by aliens.
IT IS A LOGICAL POSSIBLITY ONCE THE OTHER EXPLANATIONS SEEM TO FAIL.
More recently, McNally and Clancy introduced alien abductees to the laboratory to study trauma and recovered memory in an experimental setting. They believe their subsequent findings explain the entire abduction experience, including abductees’ refusal to accept the fact that transcendent, technicolor encounters with aliens are no more than five-alarm fires in the brain.
Will Bueche, a 34-year-old media director, has long had nighttime paralysis and visions that “have no resolution and seem out of place.” For years, he considered them merely suggestive–until he began witnessing beings while wide awake. Some abductees had far more traumatic encounters. Peter Faust, a 45-year-old acupuncturist, believes he endured years of sexual probing by hooded creatures who implanted chips in his anus and stimulated him to ejaculation. After eight hypnotic-regression sessions with Mack, and a battery of psychological tests in the early 1990s, Faust concluded that he is yoked to a female alien-human hybrid with whom he has multiple offspring.
I DO NOT PROVIDE THESE PSYCHO ANALYSTS WITH OUR CONTROVERSIAL CASES AS JOHN MACH SEEMS TO HAVE. JOHN IS A DECENT MAN AND HAS BETTER CREDENTIALS THAN THESE FOLKS IMO. HE IS KIND AND HELPFUL TO THOSE WHO HAVE THESE EVENTS.
The abduction narrative is a strange hybrid in its own right: humiliating surgical invasion tempered by cosmic awareness. Experiencers travel through windows and walls, tunnels and space-time to reach the starship’s examining table, where young women’s eggs are extracted and men’s sperm are siphoned off. Despite waking bruised and violated, abductees say their love for beings in the alien realm can surpass any human bond and generate a sense of oceanic oneness with the universe that rivals the experiences of a world-class meditator. Faust says he “realized we’re not alone in the universe. There are beings out there who care about us. But getting to this point is a long, arduous journey, with a lot of people who want to deny your experience.”
AND RAPE OR VIOLATE US AND CAUSE US TO HAVE “HYBRIDS” SOMEWHERE YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO FIND THEM?
Personality-driven explanations for why people with no overt psychopathology report alien encounters have proliferated apace with blockbuster movies about aliens. Psychologist Roy Baumeister, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University, argues that abduction reports are made by “masochists” who unconsciously want to relinquish control of their lives. The loss of control is manifest in humiliating encounters with an alien race. To be sure, there is a surfeit of elaborate sex in abduction reports; one study found that among abductees, 80 percent of women and 50 percent of men reported being examined naked on a table by humanoid beings. In fact, many abductees blame aliens for sexual dysfunction and emotional disturbances.
THIS IS A REASONABLE STATISTIC.
Psychologists have long surmised that abductees may be inclined to fantasy and “absorption,” the propensity to daydream or be enthralled by novels. Both alien abductees and garden-variety fantasizers report false pregnancies, out-of-body experiences and apparition sightings. Some psychologist s speculate that people like Will Bueche and Peter Faust are simply “encounter-prone” individuals with a heightened receptivity to anomalous experience. Whatever the case, Bueche and Faust found a willing listener in John Mack.
Mack has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School since 1955, and in 1982 he founded the Center for Psychology and Social Change, located in a yellow clapboard house just beyond the university’s campus. The Center aims in part to study anomalous experiences, and has its post office box in Cambridge, but the building lies just within neighboring Somerville. The address is a fitting line of demarcation for a clinician who straddled conventional science and altered states of consciousness long before the publication of Abduction.
SO BRICKS AND MORTAR MAKE THE OTHER POSITION VALID? WHAT KIND OF NONSENSE IS THIS
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Mack founded the department of psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital in 1969; a program that has long attracted innovative, Eastern-oriented psychiatrists. In 1977, Mack was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for A Prince of Our Disorder, a biography of Lawrence of Arabia. “Mack is in dynamic communication with the humanities,” says Eugene Taylor.
I AM SORRY DID WE FORGET TO LIST THE DEBUNKERS PULIZTER PRIZES AS WELL?
Mack has embraced traditions from Freudian psychoanalysis to the guided meditation of Werner Erhard. In 1988, he began to practice Stanislav Grof’s holotropic breathwork, a technique that induces an altered state by means of deep, rapid breathing and evocative music. Mack believes he retrieved memories of his mother’s death, which occurred when he was 8 months old. “I was raised in a tradition of inquiry,” says Mack. “If you encounter something that doesn’t fit your worldview, it’s more intellectually honest to say, ‘maybe there’s something wrong with this worldview,’ than to try to shoehorn your findings into an existing belief.”
THIS POINT OF THE HINT OF MACK’S PSY OPS BACKGROUND *WHICH MOST FOLKS NO NOTHING OF” IS MISSED BY THE DETRACTORS. IF THEY HAD KNOWN OF THAT POSSIBLITY, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE VULNERABLE.
At 73, Mack appears regal despite his slightly stooped gait. His handsome, deeply lined face and flinty blue eyes are quietly compelling; he quickly earned a reputation for emotional succor among the abductees he interviewed. Abductees including Faust and Bueche cling to him like acolytes, often parroting his theories.
Mack used hypnotic regression to retrieve detailed memories of 13 encounters with aliens, all chronicled in Abduction. He has now interviewed more than 200 abductees. He says that he ultimately endorsed abduction reports largely because he found his subjects to be mentally competent. Some were also highly traumatized and most were reluctant to come forward and appropriately skeptical about their experiences.
PAS OR PTSD DOES REQUIRE AN EVENT THAT ACTIVATED THE BASIS FOR TRAUMA. YOU DONT WAKE UP WITH PAS (POST ABDUCTION SYNDROME)
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Mack defends the use of controversial techniques such as hypnotic regression because he prizes the experiential narrative over empirical data.
IMO, THIS IS A PRIMARY BULLET FIRED AT JOHN’S WORK AND OTHERS WHO CHOOSE TO USE MEMORY RECOVERY IE HYPNOSIS AS THE MAJOR AND OFTEN FIRST LEVEL OF INVESTIGATION. IF YOUR GOING TO USE MEMORY RECOVERY TECHNIQUES LIKE HYPNOSIS (AKA REGRESSIVE HYPNOSIS) USING IT AT THE END OF YOUR INQUIRY WOULD BE MORE USEFUL IMO.
YOU COULD USE IT TO VERIFY THE REPORTED FACTS OF THE CASE (IE WHAT WAS THE WEATHER LIKE ON THE DAY OR TIME OF CONTACT. ONCE THIS CLAIM OF WEATHER AT THE INSTANT OF THE EVENT IS MADE, LATER, AT THE END OF THE INVESTIGATION YOU CAN USE MEMORY RECOVERY TO FIND OUT WHAT THE “REGRESSED ABDUCTEE” SAYS ABOUT THE WEATHER AND YOU CAN GO CHECK IT WITH WEATHER SERVICES.
THESE TYPE OF EVIDENCIARY FINDS WILL SUPPORT THE CLAIMS OF THE ABDUCTEE IF VALIDATED.
IE WHAT WAS THE WEATHER CONDITIONS OF MAY 23 1999? DOES ANYONE KNOW? NOT LIKELY. MANY ABDUCTEES WILL KNOW “IF” THE HYPNOTIST IS GOOD AT HIS JOB.
THERE ARE OTHER MEMORY RECOVERY TECHNIQUES WE USE (OTHER THAN HYPNOSIS, PER SE) TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION, I HAVE DEMONSTRATED THESE AT VARIOUS SETTINGS IN CALIFORNIA. I INCLUDE THEM BELOW.
To debrief an abductee is to be “in the presence of a truth teller, a witness to a compelling, often sacred, reality.” Mack says he was jolted when his subjects reported receiving telepathic warnings about man’s decimation of natural resources. “I thought this was about aliens taking eggs and sperm and traumatizing people,” admits Mack. “I was surprised to find it was an informational thing.”
BOTH, POSTIONS, IMO, MISS THIS IMPORTANT ELEMENT. SOMEONE WANTS TO MANIPULATE THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THESE PEOPLE. THIS IS VERY CLEAR FROM MANY OF THESE CAPTIVES.
THE PRIMARY “VICTIMS’ AND CARRIERS OF THIS EVANGEL ARE COMMONLY CALLED “CONTACTEES. THESE PARTICULAR FOLKS SEEM TO BE TARGETED TO PROMOTE THESE “SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS OF OFTEN DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES”…TO WIT
GLOBAL WARMING, PLANETARY EVOLUTION, GLOBAL INEQUALITIES, AND THINGS INVOLVING MAJOR SOCIAL ISSUES.
The faculty of Harvard Medical School, for its part, was dumbfounded that Mack believed he’d stumbled on anything more than an underreported cluster of psychiatric symptoms.
THERE IS NO KNOWN PSYCHOPATHOLGY KNOWN HERE. MACK MAKES THIS PERFECTLY CLEAR.
From 1994 to 1995, Arnold Relman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine, chaired an ad-hoc committee that conducted a 15-month investigation into Mack’s work with abductees. “John did good things in his career and gained a lot of respect. His behavior with regard to the alien-abduction story disappointed a lot of his colleagues,” says Relman. The investigation ended with much tongue-wagging but no formal censure. Mack was, however, encouraged to bring a multidisciplinary approach to his study of the phenomenon. “No one is challenging John’s right to look into the matter,” sighs Relman. “All we’re saying is, if you do it, do it in an objective, scholarly manner.”
MORE TO THIS INFORMATION:
In the spring of 1999, Mack invited astrophysicists, anthropologists and a Jungian analyst who studies anomalous experience in the wake of organ transplants to the Harvard Divinity School, where they brainstormed with mental health professionals and abductees. One participant was Harvard psychology professor Richard McNally, an expert on cognitive processing in anxiety disorders.
McNally told the assembly that “sleep-related aspects of the experiences might be correlated with different parts of the REM cycle.” He was referring to the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, but he hesitated to speak bluntly about it. Many abductees deem sleep paralysis too mundane an explanation for their experiences, so McNally didn’t use the term, for fear of “alienating” the very subjects he wanted to recruit.
Sleep paralysis is a common phenomenon–up to 60 percent of people have at least one episode, in which the brain and body momentarily desynchronize when waking from REM sleep. The body remains paralyzed, as is standard during the REM cycle, but the mind is semi-lucid or fully cognizant of its surroundings, even, according to a Japanese study, if one’s eyes are closed. The experience can’t be technically classified as either waking or sleeping. For an unlucky handfu l of people, fleeting paralysis is accompanied by horrifying visual and auditory hallucinations: bright lights, a sense of choking and the conviction that an intruder is present. The Japanese call it kanashibari, represented as a devil stepping on a hapless sleeper’s chest; the Chinese refer to it as gui ya, or ghost pressure.
Sleep paralysis with hypnopompic hallucinations (those that occur upon waking) can be so unexpected and terrifying that people routinely believe they’re stricken with a grave neurological illness or that they’re going insane. When faced with these prospects, aliens no longer seem so nefarious.
But sleep paralysis and abduction don’t always go hand in hand. Consider the case of “Janet,” a 52-year-old copy editor in Chicago. Eleven years ago she endured a terrifying out-of-body experience while lying in bed. Janet saw her head strapped in a vise as a group of men looked on. Fuzzy images were projected onto the back of Janet’s eyes, visions she likens to “a 3-D hologram engraving something into my head.” Her first thought on waking was of a brutal sexual assault she’d once read about. McNally believes it is the sense of powerlessness in being immobilized that triggers associations with invasive sexual procedures.
Janet experienced terror and helplessness in the wake of these messages she could not decipher, and sought the help of numerous therapists. But she says she “never thought this had anything to do with aliens. I thought it was something arising from the depths of my subconscious.”
Why, then, do some people who experience violent hallucinations upon waking or falling asleep conclude that they have been abducted? One possibility is that people embellish their experience in the course of hypnotic regression. But McNally and Susan Clancy speculate that alien abductees aren’t just amenable to suggestion under hypnosis; instead they actively create false memories. They drew this conclusion while studying one of the most contentious issues in psychology today: false memory syndrome.
The question of whether or not people repress traumatic memories was thrown into high relief 15 years ago, as psychotherapy patients increasingly recovered memories of sexual abuse, often through such porous techniques as hypnotic regression and guided imagery. Some cognitive psychologists, including McNally, argued that people rarely repress memories of abuse or trauma; if anything, they are more likely to recall the incident. Sexual-abuse victims rema in silent “not because they are incapable of remembering, but because it’s a terrible secret,” says McNally. Other professionals argue that traumatic memories are easily repressed through specific dissociative mechanisms.
In 1996, McNally and Clancy became the first researchers to examine memory function in women who believed they had recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. They found that these women were significantly more likely to create false memories of nontraumatic events in a lab than were women who had always remembered being sexually abused, or women who had never been abused. (The findings are outlined in McNally’s book, Remembering Trauma, publish ed this spring. See review, page 81).
False memory was assessed by asking subjects to study semantically related words (such as candy, sugar, brownie and cookie) and then identify them on a list that includes false targets such as “sweet;” words that are thematically similar but not previously presented. Members of the recovered-memory group were by far the most likely to believe they’d seen the false targets.
But McNally and Clancy could not ascertain whether the women had in fact been sexually abused. Since it is unethical to create false memories of trauma, the researchers did the next best thing: They amassed a group whose recovered memories were unlikely to have occurred. Those people were, of course, alien abductees.
McNally and Clancy assembled a group whose members believed they’d recovered memories (usually under hypnosis) of alien abduction, along with a repressed memory group whose members believed they’d been abducted but had no conscious memory of the event. (This group inferred their abduction from physical abrasions, waking in strange positions or sometimes just from their penchant for science fiction.) There was also a terrestrially bound control group who reported no abduction experiences.
The recovered and repressed memory groups exhibited high rates of false recall on the word-recognition test. Those with “intact” memories of abduction fared worse than those who believed their memories were repressed.
But could this type of false recall be a function of memory deficits incurred through traumatic experiences? No, says Clancy: “Real trauma survivors exhibit a broad range of memory impairments on this task. Recovered-memory survivors–whether the trauma is sexual abuse or alien abduction–exhibit just one impairment on this task: the tendency to create false memories.”
False recall is a source-monitoring problem, an inability to remember where and when information is acquired: You think a friend told you a piece of news, for instance, but you actually heard it on the radio. “Human memory is not like a video recorder,” says Clancy. “It’s prone to distortion and decay over time. This does not mean that abductees are psychiatrically impaired. I don’t think they should be considered weird. If anything, they’re just more prone to creating false memories.”
Subjects whose personality profiles indicated a high level of absorption or inclination to fantasy were the most likely to perform poorly on the word-recall task. Furthermore, says McNally, every abductee in the recovered memory group described what appears to be sleep paralysis.
Clancy and McNally outlined their findings in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology last fall, whittling the abduction phenomenon down to an equation of sorts. Susceptibility to creating false memories, coupled with a disturbing experience like sleep paralysis and a cultural script that allows for abduction by aliens, may lead one to falsely recall such an encounter. “You don’t necessarily have to endorse these experiences to create false memories,” says Clancy. “You may have just seen ‘The X-Files’ and thought, ‘That’s crap,’ but then you have an episode of sleep paralysis that freaks you out, and the show is still in the back of your mind.”
And among people wavering about whether or not they’ve been abducted, hypnosis can push them to embrace this interpretation. In a 1994 experiment that simulated hypnosis, psychologist Steven Jay Lynn asked subjects to imagine that they’d seen bright lights and experienced missing time. Ninety-one percent of those who’d been primed with questions about UFOs stated that they’d interacted with aliens.
Still, if the abduction experience is a misinterpreted bout of sleep paralysis, why do abductees invest it with such emotion? A videotape of a tearful Peter Faust undergoing hypnotic regression is so powerful that Mack says he stopped showing the footage; it freaked out even nonabductees, causing many to erect “new defenses.” Terror in the face of potentially false memories was one issue McNally hoped to study with abductees. This question brought him, in part, to the Divinity School conference. “I wanted to know whether people really have to be traumatized to produce a physiological reaction.”
McNally collected testimony from 10 subjects with recovered memories of abduction then confronted them with the most frightening details of their own accounts–from violent trysts to swarms of aliens around their beds. Six out of 10 subjects registered such elevated physiological reactions, including heartbeat and facial muscle tension, that they met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Interestingly, subjects with PTSD react physiologically only to their own traumatic experiences, but the abductee group had heightened responses to additional stressful scripts, such as the violent death of a loved one. They even reacted to positive scripts, such as viewing their newborn infant for the first time. Such reactivity, coupled with high levels of absorption, has been linked to the ability to generate vivid imagery, according to McNally. In other words, abductees are more likely to experience a traumatic–or positive–scenario as real, in part due to their fertile imaginations. They will then react to it as such. “Emotion does not prove the veracity of the interpretation,” McNally concludes.
For McNally, the most telling difference between abductees and survivors of “veritable” trauma is not physiological but attitudinal. Experiencers unanimously state that they’re glad they were abducted. “There’s a psychological payoff,” says McNally. “This makes it very different from sexual abuse.” Trauma survivors of all stripes cite positive spiritual growth, but, “no Vietnam vet says, ‘Gee, I’m glad I was a POW.'”
It is understandable that memory lapses, as measured by poor performance on a lab test, pale in comparison to communication with unknown beings. And while abductees may feel assaulted by aliens, they also feel special. For that reason, “They are not trying to demystify their experience,” says McNally, whose deconstruction of sleep paralysis for one woman was met with a polite smile and the exhortation that he should “think outside the box.” When McNally finally broached the term “sleep paralysis” at Mack’s conference, he says, “There was an awkward silence, as if someone had belched in church.”
“I’m not personally interested in what Susan Clancy found,” admits Bueche, for whom the memory test was “50 bucks and free Chinese food.” I don’t need evidence or proof. Most experiencers are well beyond that. This is about what you can learn regardless of whether it is physically real or interdimensional or something grand that the mind is generating.”
Mack counters that no combination of sleep paralysis and the Sci-Fi Channel explains phenomena such as alien sightings by school children in Zimbabwe who are wide-awake. “It doesn’t even come close,” he says. Mack’s second book, Passport to the Cosmos, chronicles abduction as a cross-cultural phenomenon; he finds evidence of sexual and ecological parallels to American abduction reports on almost every continent.
Mack is currently at work on his third book, which examines the clash between “scientific materialism and a nonrational point of view.” He increasingly distances himself from the question of whether or not aliens exist in the physical world, focusing more on a “consensus reality” that precludes us from even entertaining such a possibility. “We void the cosmos of other intelligence unless it can be proven,” states Mack. On the work of McNally and Clancy in the psychology department, a stone’s throw away, Mack says, “We’re in different firmaments.”
IN MY VIEW EVIDENCE IS THE KEY TO THIS DILEMA.
I HOPE THIS HELPS IN SOME WAY.
THE ALIEN HUNTER.
MORE ON MEMORY AND HOW IS ALTERED, MISREAD OR MISUSED:
MORE COMMENTS ABOUT MEMORY AND RECALL:
MEMORY IS JUST THAT…MEMORY.
RECALL IS SOMETHING THAT YOU FIND THERE THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY MEMORY…IE YOU WERE HYPNOTIZED TO THINK YOU WERE JOHNNY CASH…(YOU ARE NOT JOHNNY CASH)…
OR IN THE CASE OF AN ABDUCTEE OR MORE TO THE POINT, A CONTACTEE, WHO BOUGHT INTO THEIR SCREEN MEMORY…(IE RECALL “INSTALLED MEMORY” FOR THEM TO NOT FIND OUT WHAT THE REAL MEMORY IS…
OFTEN HYPNOTISTS WILL HYPNOTIZE THE “SCREENED MEMORY (RECALL) AND THEN THE HYPNOTIZED PERSON IS BUYING INTO THE RECALL (ED), NON MEMORY.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE… MUST BE OUR BASELINE…NOT OUR BYLINE. WHAT WE FIND IS “IT” UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE.
IN ISTANBUL: 2000 RECALL (NOT REAL EVENT MEMORY), AND MEMORY IS NOT THE SAME THING.
I WAS ASKED BY DR. JOHN MACK, MD, CHIEF OF MEDICAL PSYCHIATRY, HARVARD, TO COMMENT ON WHY “HE CAME UP WITH CONTACTEES AND WE CAME UP WITH ABDUCTEES”.
MY ANSWERS WERE KIND BUT SHARP.
SOME INVESTIGATORS AND EVEN RESEARCHERS HAVE A “BENT” ON WHAT THE PHENOMENA “MUST BE”. I AM, PERSONALLY, STILL FINDING OUT A LOT. I WARN PEOPLE NOT TO TAKE “SPOON FED” THINGS FROM ABDUCTEES / CONTACTEES/ EXPERIENCERS/ AND PARTICULARLY THE ALIEN, AS THE GOSPEL TRUTH. (PART OF IT MAY BE TRUTH, MIXED WITH OTHER THINGS). THIS MAY BE DUE TO INTENT, METHODS, QUESTIONING, AND EVEN INCORRECT USEAGE OF HYPNOSIS.
IE. A COMMON TECHNIQUE IS USED BY MANY HYPNOTISTS TO SHIELD THE PERSON FROM “HARMFUL MEMORIES”…IT IS A TECHNIQUE OF DISSOCIATION. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT YOU SAY? WELL, IT IS A TECHNIQUE WE USE IN THERAPY TO DESTROY, DEFRAGMENT, OR CORRUPT BAD MEMORY EVENTS, TO MAKE THEM LESS DIFFICULT TO THE CLIENT/PATIENT.
IS THIS THE RIGHT WAY TO PROCEED WITH “MEMORY” RECOVERY?
I AM NOT CASTING DISPARAGING STORIES HERE…I AM SAYING THAT SOME STANDARDS OUGHT TO BE “UNDERSTOOD”, RECOGNIZED AND UNIVERSALLY EMPLOYED WHERE NECESSARY.
DOES THIS AFFECT A CASE “IN MEMORY”…WHO KNOWS.
THERE ARE VARIOUS METHODS OF MEMORY RECOVERY…AND THERE ARE GREAT WAYS FOR A CASE TO PROVE ITSELF “VALID”.
IF ONE DOESNT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEMORY AND RECALL, THIS KIND OF STUFF CAN HAPPEN,
ONE MUST BE AWARE OF SCREENS THE ALIEN INSTALLS, BLOCKS TO KEEP YOU FROM MOVING FURTHER…AND WORST OF ALL (AS I TOLD DR. JOHN MACK IN ISTANBUL),
THE SCREEN DREAMS THAT CAN OCCUR WHEN YOU HYPNOTIZE FOLKS “IN RECALL” AND NOT MEMORY….
IN THE END…YOU END UP BUYING THE STORY, AND THE CONTACTEE (USUALLY) DOES TOO, AS YOU ARE AN AUTHORITY FIGURE IN THEIR LIFE NOW.
MY BOOK ALIEN HUNTER: EVIDENCE IN LIGHT, COVERS THIS “MORASS OF ALIEN AND HUMAN CONVOLUTED ISSUES AND ASSUMPTIONS”.
IN KANSAS CITY (2010)
WE ALSO USE HANDWRITING ANALYSIS AND OTHER TOOLS TO EXTRACT WHAT THE “WRITER IS CAPABLE OF AND DOES” AND WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED TO THEM VIA THAT DATA.
IN HOUSTON 1992:
AGAIN, THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I DONT USE HYPNOSIS FIRST IN A CASE…I LIKE TO SEE THE EVIDENCE AND WHAT THE PERSON CAN RELATE IN VARIOUS MODALITIES…
HYPNOSIS IS USED (USUALLY) AFTER WE HAVE A CASE FINISHED AND WANT TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE MISSED…OR CAN BE CORROBORATED IN SOME WAY.
IN MY VIEW, IF YOU DONT USE MANY TOOLS, YOU MAY BE LIKE THE PROVERBIAL GUY WHO SEES EVERY PROBLEM (ABDUCTEE) AS A NAIL AND THEY ONLY HAVE A HAMMER (LARGE OR SMALL)…TO USE ON THE NAIL (CLIENT).
“MEMORY VS RECALL ” IN CALIFORNIA IN 1996
I DEMONSTRATED THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEMORY AND RECALL IN A CONF. FOR MUFON, IN CALIFORNIA YEARS AGO. I HYPNOTIZED A HYPNOTIST…AND SHOWED THE PEOPLE HOW SHE WAS FABRICATING (EVEN THOUGH SHE BELIEVED THE STORY).
THEN I “DID NOT” HYPNOTIZE AN ABDUCTEE WHO HAD A POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE WITH A NORDIC…SHE WAS IN “LOVE WITH HIM” WHAT EVER HE WAS…(THIS WAS ALL CONSCIOUS MEMORY). THEN I USED A MEMORY RECOVERY TECHNIQUE (CONSCIOUS) TO BRING BACK “FIRST EVENT MEMORY” AND WHEN THIS WAS DONE, SHE SCREAMED HER HEAD OFF…AS SHE REVIEWED THE REAL “MEMORY” AND NOT THE RECALL OF THE “NORDIC”.
AFTERWARD, SEVERAL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND A PSYCHIATRIST WANTED ME TO STAY AND TEACH THE TECHNIQUES AND HYPNOTIC WORK WE USE.
(THINK THEY MIGHT BE HAVING THE SAME DIFFICULTIES).
ON ART BELL (1996?)
I SPOKE ON THE DANGERS OF HYPNOSIS, AND THE CLEAR NON DANGERS OF HYPNOTHERAPY.
YOU CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY POSITIVE CALLS I GOT FROM THIS LONG INTERVIEW. I GAVE CASE SITUATIONS OF PHD’S IN CALIFORNIA BEING SUED IN MASSIVE SUITS FOR “FALSE MEMORY SYNDROME” CASES, THAT WERE COMPLETELY INCORRECT.
RECALL (NOT REAL EVENT MEMORY), AND MEMORY IS NOT THE SAME THING.
JOHN MUIR MEDICAL HOSPITAL:
I WAS ASKED TO SPEAK TO 250 DOCTORS AND SURGEONS ON MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF ALLEGED HUMAN ALIEN CONTACT: IMPLANTS. THIS WAS A CONTINUING ED FOR THE DOCTORS. IT WAS A PAID POSITION. 3 DOCTORS CAME ONBOARD TO ADVISE ON OUR WORK.
IN TEXAS: Under Medical supervisors (M.D.s) and under direction of Psychologists, we had good ethics and common grounds to work from.
AFTER WORKING 4 YEARS IN A HYPNOTHERAPY CLINIC IN HOUSTON, I HAVE SEEN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING…Here I used NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Time Line therapy, etc..and a host of modalities to help folks.
WORKING IN THE OPERATING ROOM USING HYPNOTIC ANESTHESIA, I HAVE LEARNED SOME EFFECTIVE THINGS TOO…
DERREL SIMS R.H.A.,CM. Ht.
Registered Hypnotic Anesthesia Therapist & Certified Medical Hypnotherapist
FOR THOSE MORE “THERAPEUTICALLY” INTERESTED…
HERE IS A NICE STATEMENT FROM A THERAPIST. HE INTERVIEWED ME ON RADIO, RECENTLY:
You deserve a lot of credit for this! You have a completely new opportunity here Derrel! This is what I mean when I said “I get it!”
You have a chance to reinvent hypnosis as well as change history. You have broken through a perceptual barrier and have reinvented Abduction Intervention. If you refine this process, develop the procedures and and do the demonstration of the efficacy in the use of this technique, you will redefine an entire skill set for the entire UFO community. Derrel you will also have redefined the process for gathering intelligence data for every agency around the world as well as Police and Behavioral Science.
This is so much bigger then you might realize. It also has huge application in law enforcement, the intelligence services, court testimony, and last but least the forensic application of behavioral science. You can do something with this technique that has never been possible before Derrel. You can demonstrate the true guilt or innocence of any person who is accused of a crime. The basis of all prosecution is to determine the “intent” of the accused. If the intent was artificially induced upon the accused by a false memory then they were not operating under their own “will”. Thus, the intent was never there and these individuals may have been operating as an extension of a greater evil. The only way to really tell if a subjects intent was his own then is to use the “Sims Technique” to determine if an outside force was in effect during the commission of any felony crime involving loss of life, rape, or kidnapping. All Capital crimes need to include the diagnostic screening you have invented as a mandatory step before trial.
In the hunt for Aliens, Derrel Sims has straightened out and given traction to the slippery road of justice to balance the scales and achieve truth by redefining Forensic Science with the refinement of Hypnotic investigation. The creation of a diagnostic “scale” to measure the reliability of subject reported narrative description in case events is the new Richter Scale and point of origin for criminal prosecution in Police Science.
I think 2011 is going to be an important year Derrel!!
JOHN EDMONDS, MSW
THERAPIST GIVES OPINION OF “DERREL SIMS, R.H.A., CM.Ht.” WORK IN HYPNOTHERAPY AND NLP IN REFERENCE TO THE ALIEN ABDUCTION PHENOMENA.
I GAVE A 2 HOUR INTERVIEW FOR TUKLO (PHD) ON THE RADIO SHOW, WITH HIS BROTHER, A THERAPIST, JOHN EDMONDS, MSW, WROTE THIS AFTER HE INTERVIEWED ME.
HE WROTE THE STATEMENT BELOW.
NOW THIS IS A NICE STATEMENT FOR OUR NEW BOOK ON INVISIBLE IMPLANTS. INVISIBLE IMPLANTS COVERS WHAT THE ALIEN DOES THAT IS INFINITELY MORE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH THAN ANY OF THE PHYSICAL OBJECTS WE HAVE UNCOVERED IN 24 SURGERIES TO DATE.
THE LAST SURGERY WAS PERFORMED IN FLINT, MICHIGAN, WITH MY SENIOR WISCONSIN INVESTIGATOR, STEVEN MECOZZI, PRESENT AND SECURING THE FILM, IMPLANT AND LEGAL FORMS.
Statement to Derrel Sims, R.H.A.,CM.Ht.:
Derrel Sims “The Alien Hunter” has developed the only model for Alien Abductee investigation that accounts for not only detection of physical implants, but can correctly identify the presence of implanted false memory. This diagnostic technique is utilized as a screening tool to detect implanted false memories.
The level of sophistication of this technique is the only methodology capable of the detection process before the memories are triggered in the subject forcing the subject as well as the practitioner to operate at a significant deficit as a result of the consequences.
As a result of this remarkable tool, Derrel Sims is the only professional currently performing this type of work who along with his team are qualified to perform truly effective, ethical, hypnotherapeutic intervention with alleged Alien Abductees.
Due to the strategy Derrel Sims utilizes in his work he is the only professional practitioner currently qualified to lead this ongoing inquiry. All other strategies of investigation are now obsolete and could expose both the Abductee subject as well as the practitioner to unnecessary harm as well as ethical question for not having the training to utilize the Sims strategy for recognition of implanted hypnotic suggestion.
All practitioners currently conducting Abductee hypnotic investigation, regression, and research should refrain from such work until they become certified by Mr. Sims in this Leap forward in hypnotherapeutic diagnostics. Mr. Sims technique is as important to this type of work as the MRI is to modern radiology.
JOHN EDMONDS MSW
THEN FROM MY ATTORNEY:
John did a great job on his interview and statement, and whoever gave me a little mention below, I thank you! John’s writing and interviewing skills are very good. I think the statement he gave was right on target concerning implants and correctly identifying the presence of implanted false memory.
I wrote up a little note below for anyone who feels they don’t need an expert or expert training. I listed some definitions and added few legal notes. Makes for great reading when you are in the bathroom if nothing else.
In my opinion, there is no reason anyone else, other than Derrel Sims should even attempt this kind of procedure without Derrel’s direct supervision or being properly trained By Derrel Sims personally to utilize the Sims’ Strategy for recognition of implanted hypnotic suggestion.
An expert authority (Derrel Sims) should be required when performing this procedure because of the nature and sophistication of this technique and just plain out for everyone’s safety.
Definitions of Expert/Authority- according to:
There is a reason people are called an expert.
Expert definition- Having, involving, or demonstrating great skill, dexterity, or knowledge as the result of
experience or training, characterized by or confronting to the technical or ethical standards of a profession or relating
to or requiring special knowledge to be understood.
There is a reason people trust an authority.
Authority definition- An expert whose views are taken as definitive, an accepted source of expert information or advice.
There is always a concern for medical malpractice.
Simple definition of medical malpractice-
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical practitioner acts in a negligent manner while treating a medical or
psychological condition. Malpractice can occur from an action taken by the medical practitioner, or by the failure to
provide an expert in the area of practice to perform or assist during the procedure provided to the patient or abductee.
Medical Malpractice can become a possible legal concern for those who are not trained to utilize the Sims’ Strategy for
recognition of implanted hypnotic suggestion.
Medical malpractice could also be a concern for those performing a procedure without a proper expert direction
or guidance, leading to possible medical, legal, or ethical problems. Other problems could consist of: obsolete
methods or lack of new procedural methods that possibly could expose both the abductee/s subject as well as the
practitioner to unnecessary harm.
Medical Malpractice cases are one of the highest paid types of cases filed by plaintiffs in the United States each year.
Over 42 Billion a year is paid out to plaintiffs for medical malpractice claims more than any other lawsuit available to
United States citizens.
There could definitely be some legal issues and ethical issues present by a practitioner who is not properly qualified to perform a procedure such as this one, which could cause irreversible consequences for the abductee or the practitioner.
I am certainly no expert in this field, but can attest to the fact that if you are not one hundred percent qualified to do a procedure such as this, that from a legal standpoint of view, one should not attempt this type of procedure without the proper guidance or training because the end result could be devastating.
Do yourself a favor, either get the training, or get the expert: Derrel Sims (Alien Hunter)
Steven Mecozzi MSLS/JD legal Mediation/Arbitration
Legal Practitioner-Criminal, Medical Malpractice, and Family Law.
Administrative Law-Probate Law, Bankruptcy, Real estate, and Contractual.
COURT CASE (IN CASE YOU THINK THIS STUFF IS MADE UP);
This is the case involving my friend’s ex-husband, Jeff Hollowell, that sets a precedent in Wisconsin
Parents awarded $1 million from lawsuit, blamed therapists for false allegations
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011
Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011 01:01
A Dane County jury granted $1 million to Dr. Charles and Karen Johnson, who claimed mental health care providers led their daughter to falsely accuse her parents of sexual and physical abuse Sunday.
In 1991, Charlotte Johnson, who opposed the lawsuit, confronted her parents about memories of sexual and physical abuse.
Recovered memory therapy is said to be a controversial approach that therapists use to help patients recover alleged repressed memories.
In 1996, the Johnsons sued Roger Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc and Heartland Counseling Services in Madison. The couple also sued Madison therapist Kay Phillips, Oconomowoc therapists Jeff Hollowell and Tim Reisenauer and the therapists’ insurers, according to court records.
The Johnsons claimed their daughter’s treatment was negligent, caused emotional distress and breached a contract to provide appropriate care.
The jury found Hollowell and Phillips negligent, but Reisenauer was found not negligent. The lawsuit against Rogers Memorial Hospital was settled out of court prior to the verdict.
Johnson’s attorney, William Smoler, of Hausmann-McNally S.C., has argued five cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the past 10 years. These cases have resulted in new laws and rights for people who were the victims of practitioners implanting false memories of childhood abuse, according to Hausmann-McNally’s website.
The verdict came after a two-week trial and 10 hours of deliberation. The case was brought before the Wisconsin Supreme Court twice.
Dr. Charles Johnson is a former Madison physician and Karen Johnson is a former nurse. They currently live in St. Louis.
AN ABDUCTION CASE IS LIKE AN ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE TO ME….
Derrel W. Sims, R.H.A.,CM. Ht
An abduction event is like an archeological site to me.
Why would you call some amateur archeologist, who likes to tinker with a backhoe or picks and shovels, to open up an amazing find? Many of these well-intended individuals do not know the difference between recall and memory. If the alien has installed a screen saver memory (an illusion whose design may be to confuse and hide real events) and your Hypnotherapist accepts it as well, then you will think it is memory. Hence the “positive experience” demanded by some therapists.
The “real bones” of the event may lie dormant for the rest of your life, though you sense something is missing and even wrong.
On the other hand, getting a trained psychologist or psychiatrist or other medical professional to do this work, is almost as confusing. They may come with a pencil/pad and/or a scalpel to the site instead of picks and shovels. What good is this really to the abductee? Now you have a professional doing the same thing.
When all you have is a hammer, you tend to see everything as a nail.
Here they might be using professional skills, not yet honed to the unique needs of the abductee, and never get to an understanding of what really happened long ago. Calling a person from a non-related field to do the work of another might be an error and the professional may be working in an area they do not know a great deal about. In fact, you may be evaluated as MPI, ritually sexually abused, co-dependent, bi-polar manic-depressive with other diagnoses, which may be true in part, based on what actually happened to you.
PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome) may be the proper label for many abductees but begs for an answer as to what is the cause; PTSD does not happen without an event. With the identification of a specific traumatic event in an individual’s life, a diagnosis of PTSD and a plan of therapy is developed to reduce the symptoms. In Vietnam, it was related to war related memories; with molestation, it was memory of a molester and no one questions the event as being made up. In an alien abduction, if the event is discovered at all, both the client and the therapist often question it.
Regardless of whether you find someone to use the steam shovel approach (which I am sure no one does) or the pad/pencil and/or scalpel method (which all seem to do), you must find the training necessary for the kind of experiences that have reportedly happened to these people. It is a great disservice to them if this is not done.
I use a multimodality approach to memory retrieval, utilizing both conscious and unconscious retrieval systems. The purpose of such work is to determine which data is memory and which data is recall. Recall is not memory. It is important to determine if there is a mixture or if the data is separate. There is reason to use caution in selecting the right method for the individual.
Several systems of memory retrieval are used involving specialized questioning techniques accessing various parts of the visual, auditory, tactile and other sensory modes.
Hypnosis has its place as a memory recovery technique. If used, it is used in conjunction with physical techniques or to gain details that assist to prove or disprove a part of a case. The truth of the matter is, I rarely use hypnosis, which is only a part of my forensic standards for memory retrieval. It is my purpose to provide hard evidence to this phenomenon. Hypnosis is only done if the person requests it, if he is looking to find substantiation in something else, for a clearer answer, or if emergency assistance is needed for the person in the form of therapeutic intervention. In any event, this memory retrieval system is encouraged as a last in this series of approaches, if used at all.
I use several conscious memory retrieval techniques in the questioning of claimants with the potential of implants. One of my favorites is Hypnotic Linguistics to extract subconscious memory from a conscious person. The question can further be substantiated by way of a specialized questionnaire, written tests, evaluations of various types and of course, the physical evidence (X-rays, MRI, or CT Scans of the suspected areas in question).
Strong emphasis is placed upon support group participation, friendships, and continuing therapeutic contact with the participant as needed/desired by the abductee.
Written for The UFO Encyclopedia,
Edited by Bill Birnes & John Schuessler
to be published by Simon & Schuster
SIMS, DERREL, (a.k.a. “THE ALIEN HUNTER”)
Though known for animated presentations laced with homespun humor, abduction researcher Derrel Sims has a serious message: aliens are deceptive, and in pursuit of their own agenda with little regard for human casualties. In 1994, a journalist dubbed the controversial Texan “the Alien Hunter,” a name that aptly characterizes Sims’ pro-active approach.
Sims dates his interest in UFOs from his first encounter with “aliens” when he was 4 years old. He credits his fully-conscious recall of numerous abduction events with providing his first clues to the nature of the phenomenon, though his own visitations ended violently at age 17. From 1968-71, Sims served in the army as a Senior Military Police Officer and in a top-secret capacity with the CIA. A dispute over his refusal to conceal his religious faith from the civilian population resulted in a congressional investigation. According to Sims, “The CIA and I did not part on good terms,” and he refers to the incident to refute allegations that he is still working for the intelligence community.
He married his high school sweetheart, Doris, in 1970, and settled in Houston, Texas, where they both trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines. Sims received certifications as a Hypnotherapist, a Master Hypnotist, a Medical Hypnotherapist, a Hypno-anesthesia Therapist and a Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming. Sims was also licensed as a private investigator, and continued to hone skills that he would use in his pursuit of the elusive alien predator.
When Sims came to believe that his own 5-year-old son was a victim of alien abduction, his “alien hunt” began in earnest. He formed Saber Enterprises, and began counseling abductees free of charge, while at the same time gathering physical evidence of their experiences. He became Chief of Abduction Investigations for the Houston UFO Network, and while heading the HUFON support group, claimed to initiate alien contact through the use of hypnotic suggestions inserted into a volunteer’s subconscious. The purported result was a spectacular double “mass abduction” in December of 1992, involving 7 individuals in two states, and offering numerous points of verification.
By 1995, Sims had collected an assortment of artifacts, either expelled naturally from the body or from previous surgeries, which he suspected were of extraterrestrial origin. He orchestrated the first public removal of alleged alien implants in Camarillo, California, with two surgeries, and then three more in 1996. Test results from Los Alamos Laboratory and New Mexico Institute of Technology revealed some of the objects to be “meteoric in origin” with unusual elemental composition. Sims emphasizes that additional testing is still needed, and has stated unequivocally that though the purpose and function of the implants remains unknown, “they’re not tracking devices.”
Sims also discovered the phenomenon of fluorescence on abductees. In some cases, a black light shined on the skin following an abduction reveals subdermal traces, usually of brilliant green and occasionally forming specific patterns, which Sims speculates could be a kind of alien “secretion.”
In 1994, Sims addressed an American Medical Association Conference on “The Medical Complications of Alleged Human/Alien Contact”. As part of his continuing work to refine methodology among mental health practitioners dealing with abductees, he accepted an invitation to join PARSEC, a European organization of medical professionals. Sims relies on a “Dream Team” of international consultants from a variety of academic, medical, and scientific disciplines to assist him in his on-going research. His contributions to ufology are featured in exhibits in the UFO Museum in Haiku, Japan, and the Roswell UFO Museum in New Mexico. He is a member of the International Association of Counselors & Therapists, and the National Board for Hypnotherapy & Hypnotic Anesthesiology.
article prepared by: Jolene Rae Harrington
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