Priests Of High Strangeness – II
“This is excerpt #2 from the rough cut of “Priests of High Strangeness: Co-Creation of the Alien Abduction Phenomenon.” Producer/Director: Carol Rainey. The series of excerpts focuses on the controversial research techniques used by some well-known alien abduction investigators.
Their subjects certainly are having inexplicable and baffling experiences and the researchers do offer the therapeutic, healing benefits that come from any empathetic, willing listener.
But what have we actually learned about the phenomenon? The how, the why, the who, the where, and when? Coming out of the humanities and arts, the few researchers making the most lurid claims are simply extrapolating far beyond what their actual data or evidence can support. The tools used–primarily hypnotic memory retrieval–are also so unreliable that the testimony based on hypnosis is not allowed in the U.S. courts.
This segment looks at the obligation an abduction researcher has to ensure that his subject is trustworthy–starting with the factual details of his/her past and present life history as they are presented to the researcher over a period of many years. It also suggests reasons why both researcher and subject, when their story is challenged, only redouble their efforts (along with the efforts of stone-throwing friends) to speak with absolute authority about the soundness of the questioned case.”