UFO Conjectures

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Alien abductions:carbon monoxide poisoning


When one studies the accounts of so-called alien abductions (by UFO occupants usually), one will find many of the attributes that accompany carbon monoxide poisoning, as garnered from various health-sites:

Flulike symptoms, fatigue
Shortness of breath on exertion
Impaired judgment
Chest pain
Abdominal pain
Visual changes
Memory and walking problems

Some of the sources of such poisoning:

Anything that burns coal, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, or wood
Automobile engines
Charcoal grills (charcoal should never be burned indoors)
Indoor and portable heating systems
Portable propane heaters
Stoves (indoor and camp stoves)
Water heater that use natural gas
Gas water heaters
Kerosene space heaters
Charcoal grills
Hibachi grills
Propane stoves
Cigarette smoke
Propane-fueled forklifts
Gas-powered concrete saws
Indoor tractor pulls
Swimming behind a motorboat
Spray paint, solvents, degreasers, and paint removers

Investigators of the alien abduction phenomenon would do well to check the stories of abductees (experiencers) for details which might show that abductees were not taken aboard an alien spaceship and medically examined but, rather, had hallucinations evoked from past experiences, brought about by their proximity to carbon monoxide.

The above, along with psychical (psychological) illnesses, should account for most if not all alien kidnapping tales.


  • Anyone claiming anything extrodanary should have to have
    physical evidence to back that claim up. The abduction phenomenon
    is a controversial theory / experience not supported by all UFO researchers.

    It should be noted however that Carbon Monoxide poisoning usually
    causes death. Also why is there no history of reported abductions coming from emergency rooms(from people who suffered exposure) ?

    Food for thought.

    Mark R.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, March 30, 2007  

  • Mark R:

    It might have been better for us to put in the post that "mild" (almost undetectable) carbon monoxide poisoning produces symptoms that mimic the alien abduction experience.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, March 30, 2007  

  • As a neurologist, I can say this is a very simplistic explanation for a most complicated phenomenon. It does not account for the similarities among accounts, down to some very random details. The list of symptoms and signs you list is very broad and nonspecific. CO poisoning often produces characteristic findings on brain MRIs, not to mention blood tests. The few times medical evaluations have been reported on such "experiencers", no such abnormalities have been found. CO poisoning, like many neurotoxins, often produce prolonged neurologic impairment when death does not occur. These include numerous types of cognitive problems, motor problems, and others. These are not the type of sequelae observed in those claiming to be UFO abductees. Such toxic exposures also do not account for the well documented "paranormal" effects that often start to plague these experiencers, including sudden psychic ability, markedly increased episodes of synchronicity, poltergeist phenomena, and others. Delerium caused by such things as toxic exposures, infections, or drug use produce disorganized thinking patterns, and would not be responsible for the highly regular stories recounted by vast numbers of people separated by time and space.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, March 30, 2007  

  • There a number of possibilities for the abduction experience, including "it actually was an alien abduction."

    For us, we've cited the psychological possibility, the fabrication possibility, and the physiological possibility (mild carbon monoxide poisoning).

    The remnant memory and collective hallucinatory elements have also been addressed, by persons more able to do so than us.

    But until investigators of the phenomenon dig into all the details of each account, the minutiae that is often overlooked because the fantastic aspects are more intriguing, we will not have a solution to the events.

    For us, the cranky psychical aftermath of the "experiencers" allows for something other than a bizarre episode that normally would produce a kind of epiphany (as we've stated elsewhere).

    The chemical alteration of the mind from CO is, for us, a palpable possibility, in some instances, maybe many instances.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, March 30, 2007  

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