Some people say that they have been abducted by extraterrestrials. We obtained responses to 608 true–false questions from 52 self-reported abductees and compared their responses to those of 75 non-abductee controls and to 26 simulators whom we asked to respond “as if” they had been abducted. The entire question set, as well as a subset of 65 questions identified by discriminant analysis, differentiated among self-reported abductees, controls, and simulators. This result helps to define a state of mind that we call the UFO Abduction Syndrome.
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