X-FILE AND AMERICANS
“The truth is out there but the lies are inside your head.”
Nobody has really seen them but it seems that many believe that aliens have visited the Earth. The dramatic situation with this kind of thoughts towards the exterritorial civilization is especially recorded in the USA, very well known for the phenomena of X-files and alien abduction claimants.
According to National Geographic poll from the 2012, almost 77% of Americans are sure that aliens have been on the Earth and 30% of Americans accuse the goverment for covering the facts, according to the latest polls. It is not the problem the belief in the existence of alien life but the problem is mixing the reality with imagination and coming out with the stories beyond imaginable. Then, it is the time for the X-file zone and the incredible confessions of people that we will never be convinced if they are enjoying the parallel world in their heads or the reality is simply hidden for the rest of us.
Alien abduction claimants or abductees and experiencers are the people who have claimed they have been abducted by aliens, brought to exterrestrial surroundings for the purpose of medical experiments. The main focus of all researches by aliens, according to the claims, was on the reproductive system of the humans. This element is very basic in many science fiction movies, produced by Hollywood, that shows us the fragile nature of the human race and its vulnerability in another possible dimension.
The first known tale about the abduction by the UFO has been started in 1961, the case of Betty and Barney Hill. They were driving from Montreal to Portsmouth when they spotted that UFO is following them. They claimed they had seen the strange creatures behind the windows of the UFO craft but they haven’t realized how they got 35 miles away from the Indian Head in the White Mountains where the UFO had been noted by them in the first moment. That was the beginning of the American obsession with the UFO existence on the Earth and particularly across the USA.
The couple has never given up on the claimants they have been the first victims of the aliens invasive testing. The both of them accepted the hypnotherapy that has confirmed they had experienced some form of abduction but also opened the space for many debates for and against UFO abductions. Since then, the theory about aliens that kidnapped humans, in this case, Americans are the part of the urban legend. You cant miss the point or the person that somehow has had the contact with the aliens. If you don’t believe in such things, you don’t share the American heritage and popular fascination with the guests from the galaxy.
Day by day, the abductees are coming from the different social and intellectual levels, shaping the public opinion of the USA, that is very weak in forming the rational response on the explosion of irrational fears. As I have already mentioned, the discussion is not about the existance of aliens and scientific provements of it, it is rather about the personal claims and fictional ideas about the imaginary things that are interfering with our daily life. That was the main trigger for many scientists and researchers to stand up against those claimants and offer the constructive explanations for the situations those claimed they had suffered.
First of all, it could be so called sleep paralysis with very vivid dreams. Then, some psychiatrists stated that many of those people suffer from paranoid thinking and that their senses for rational and irrational are merged into one so the border lines are hard to be found. If you add to it the fact that many do not treat their different stages of psychosis, you will get the scenario for some cheap UFO scenario.
Nearly million Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens. Does it mean that all of them are mentally disturbed or affected with terrible level of paranoid psychosis ? No, it simply means that some experiences cant be explained in the scientific way but it definitely doesn’t also confirm the claims of the people that they have been taken by the non -human forms. Dr. Stuart Appelle, psychology professor at SUNY Brockport is researching this phenomena for years and finds himself a bit confused with the numerous the same experiences of claimants:“Many people feel that the consistency, in and of itself, is strong evidence that people are reporting real experiences.Even the sequence is the same.Most abductees report being taken from their bedrooms, or after they are stopped in their vehicles along an isolated strip of road.Generally, this is followed by a period of amnesia.The next thing they know, the UFO is gone and they’re back in their car traveling down the highway, and an hour or two has passed and they can’t account for it.When the ‘memory’ returns, either spontaneously or through hypnosis, abductees claim to have been aboard a spaceship or in an unusual environment.Typically, they are subjected to various physical and psychological examinations, carried out by beings that look not human.Most abductees describe aliens similarly; gray, about 4- or 5-feet tall, with disproportionately large heads for their bodies, and very large, almond-shaped eyes.” Dr. Appelle is one of the rare experts that believe that these stories have a real background. He thinks that all offered science solutions for UFO experiences are failed to answer on the core of the happenings and he still insists that highway abduction can not be covered with paranoid nature or sleeping paralysis, that are very vague. It must be something deeper, that doesn’t have yet the documented explanations.
On the other side, I am wondering myself why is this kind of alien abduction massive recorded in the US but not so much in other parts of the world? Should we assume that aliens are more attracted to America than to Europe, Asia, Africa or even Australia? Now and then, we have some childish tabloid stories from the UK or Norway about the alien abduction but the big picture is still missing. The American love for aliens is never ending. Everything starts and ends with them and the goverment that hides something from people. Sometimes, Fox Mulder is an iconic figure because he sees things beyond the menu that is served to us and the problem with the modern US is that almost everyone believes that could be Fox Mulder that solves the mystery of the century. When the science can not give us the answers we need, we reach out to the zone of the 6th sense.