Three quarters of ‘lucid dreamers’ say they have encountered aliens and UFOs in their sleep
- Alien Abduction Stories and UFO Encounters May Be Due to ‘Lucid Dreaming’
- 114 out of 152 participants say they had an alien and UFO encounter after one or more lucid dreaming attempts
- 61% say they’ve ‘encountered aliens, while 28 percent say they’ve encountered UFOs’
- About 55% of adults have had one lucid dream in their lifetime, 23% of people have it once a month
Tales of alien abductions and encounters with UFOs may be the result of nothing more than “lucid dreaming,” a new study says.
One hundred and fourteen of the 152 adults analyzed by the Russia-based Phase Research Center (PRC) say they had an alien and UFO encounter (AUE) after one or more attempts to have lucid dreaming (LDs).
Of those 114 people, 61 percent say they have “encountered aliens, while 28 percent say they have encountered UFOs.”
“As for the successful cases, 20% were close to reality in terms of the absence of paradoxical dream-like events,” the authors wrote in the study.
‘AUEs can be deliberately imitated and can be seen as very close to reality. In theory, random people can spontaneously encounter AUEs during REM sleep and confuse the events with reality.’
Four percent of respondents said the aliens were “invisible,” while 19 percent said they “looked like regular humans.”
One hundred and fourteen of the 152 adults who participated in a study say they had an alien and UFO encounter (AUE) after one or more attempts to have lucid dreams
61% say they’ve ‘encountered aliens, while 28 percent say they’ve encountered UFOs’
Thirty-nine percent of respondents said they had experienced visual contact with ‘aliens’, while 26% of those with LDs managed to ‘talk’ to aliens, but had no physical encounter with them.
Twelve percent spoke to aliens and had physical interaction with them.
Ten percent said they had ever been in a UFO and three percent flew on a UFO.
The dreamers were instructed by the researchers to “find or summon aliens or UFOs,” according to the study, and to remember the events, regardless of whether an interaction occurred.
Some respondents had exceptionally detailed dreams, including a woman who told researchers on February 18, 2019, that she dreamed of “small men with smooth skin of blue color, human height, with non-standard large heads and huge, bulging eyes of black color .” ‘
Another participant, a man, said he wanted to hear aliens and “almost immediately I started hearing their unnatural growls.”
‘Two azure-colored organisms stood on either side of the lens. Each had a huge oval eye, arranged vertically. They had no limbs; they were just pulsating bodies hovering 5 cm above the floor. Both aliens stared at me as they continued to make noises, which I heard even outside the door. After 8-10 seconds a lot of thin tentacles reached me from the body of one of them.’
About 55 percent of adults have had one lucid dream in their lifetime, while 23 percent of people have it once a month
Lucid dreaming is quite common throughout society, which may help explain why there are so many people believe they have been kidnapped by UFOs.
About 55 percent of adults have had one lucid dream in their lifetime, while 23 percent of people have it once a month, according to one Analysis October 2020 of the Sleep Foundation.
Twenty-four percent of the group say they have “experienced fear or” [sleep paralysis].’
In an interview with Live SciencePRC lead researcher and founder Michael Raduga said these people may be a microcosm of people who believe they have actually been abducted by aliens.
The “abductions are real” to these people, Raduga told the news station, “They just don’t know how to explain it.”
The research is published in the International Journal of Dream Research.