The 911 emergency equivalent for the United Kingdom, 999, receives some rather interesting calls, as you would expect.
But recently they received a call reporting a UFO sighting. You won't believe what it actually was:
It was the moon. Or, perhaps this man was creating an alien encounter from his own imagination. A recent study reports that people who say they've been poked, prodded and probed by creatures with bulbous heads and large, slanted eyes says that it's really just an out-of-body experience.
According to lead researcher Michael Raduga, more than half the volunteers experienced at least one full or partial out-of-body experience, and seven of them were able to make contact with UFOs or extraterrestrials during these dream-like experiences.
Raduga designed the experiment to test his theory that many reports of alien encounters are actually instances of people experiencing a vibrant, lifelike state of dreaming. If he could coach people to dream a realistic alien encounter, he said, that could prove that reports of such encounters are really just a product of our imaginations.
In order coach participants into experiencing and alien abduction, Raduga, who founded the research center, told them to "separate from their bodies" when they woke in a half sleep. If they were able to then dream about being separate from their body -- you know, when you see yourself in the dream -- they were told to find some aliens. And some apparently did.
Daily Mail reports a few volunteers' experiences:
Craig, said, 'I took a nap from 10:40am to 11:20 am. I was having difficulties in falling asleep so I thought nothing was going to happen. After awhile I must have fallen asleep as I noticed a floating type of sensation.'
'I told myself to go see aliens. The next scene I was near a mountain in a clearing with trees around it. There was a space ship. There were two aliens with helmets on. They also had a type of robot with them.
'It was about 7 ft tall and was silver in color. The aliens did not appear to be friendly. When the alarm went off I felt like I was 100 miles away and it was difficult to come back to the physical body.'
Another volunteer reported, 'I made myself open my eyes and I saw a typical-looking extraterrestrial at the other end of my bed: it had a huge head with large eyes, a small body with thin arms, and dark-green skin.'
So what is more believable? Conjuring up alien experiences in your mind? Are they real? Or are they the moon?