Friday, December 10, 2004

Electrical brainstorms busted as source of ghosts

"In the past, scientists have claimed that religious or out-of-body experiences result from excessive bursts of electrical activity in the brain. In the 1980s, Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at the Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada, began exploring this idea through a series of experiments."

What this article doesn't mention is Persinger's fascinating theory that alien abduction experiences are induced by EM fields. Or that UFO sightings are concentrated in areas prone to tectonic "earthlights," phenomena often sighted near faults and preceding earthquakes. According to Persinger, someone exposed to an earthlight would enter a trance-like epileptic state and experience "alien" imagery -- and honestly perceive the event as UFO contact.

Of course, if the Earth itself is an organism, earthlights might be a way of expressing the planet's collective unconscious through human mediums.

Going even further, Albert Budden insists that man-made EM fields are also a culprit in many so-called hauntings and close encounters -- and suggests the popularized "alien face" is somehow wired into our brains.

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