Belief in ET abduction isn't alien, says Kelley-Romano
Associate Professor of Rhetoric Stephanie Kelley-Romano has interviewed many people whose deeply held personal beliefs help give meaning to their lives.
And, by the way, these people think they were once abducted by aliens.
In 2006, Kelley-Romano published her Ph.D. thesis, “Mythmaking in Alien Abduction Narratives,” in which she drew from 130 interviews with people who believe they’ve been abducted by aliens.
One of her conclusions is that people who believe they’ve been abducted have woven a collective myth that acts as a kind of religion. [More...]
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