UFO Conjectures

Friday, April 23, 2021

Another possibility for some UFO sightings or encounters?

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About 10 years ago my oral surgeon neighbor (at our lake home) told me that he had a loss of identity recently where he didn’t know who he was nor anything about those around him (his family). It was an odd, temporary event that he didn’t understand but didn’t pursue for an explanation. He thought I might have a psychological answer. I didn’t.

A year or so after his episode, I went out the front door of our home in town, to get mail from the box in front.

As I returned to the house, I wasn’t me – the me writing this. I walked in the front door and told my fellows, who were raking leaves, that someone has left a bag of leaves on our front porch/walkway.

The bags of leaves were theirs and I had passed them on my way to the mailbox.

Then I asked who left the mess next to the fireplace, a pile of books I had placed there the night before.

After a few minutes of rambling speech, making no sense, they took me upstairs to my room about which I made questioning remarks, and they put me to bed.

A few hours later, I was up and back to being me – the me writing this.

My son Josh, a neuroscientist, when I told him about the episode, said I had a neurological malfunction called Transient Global Amnesia, a somewhat rare malfunction of the brain:


Thinking about this – which I’ve covered in papers and material here and elsewhere – I’ve often wondered if persons who felt they had been abducted by UFO aliens and what they recalled after the short-lived event was an accumulation of “mangled” past and current events from memory or imagination derived from past readings, TV shows, movies, or other cultural activities with relative connections to the UFO phenomenon or extraterrestrial associations.

The missing time is “actual” – one is really gone during the disorder, And the insertion of unusual materials, while not part of my experience, does occur and is easily recalled after the fact.

Or do experiencers (abductees) exchange places with their other selves from elsewhere for that so-called period of missing time? And the events they think they experienced were actual, or concoctions created from the misfiring synapses that took place?

Did a me from another reality or dimension get access to my being for a short?

A study of this rarified neurological disorder might be examined as one possible explanation for so-called UFO kidnappings.



  • Very interesting post. My first guess about your surgeon neighbor was that he had briefly entered a fugue state. I was not aware of transient global amnesia (TGA) until I read your post but now I wonder if fugue states are simply extended TGA episodes (so fugue states may be to TGA what schizophrenia is to schizophreniform disorder).

    Unsolved Mysteries once ran a segment on so-called walk-ins. These are people who claim to be a new self that has taken the place of the old self that was in human body they now occupy. If I recall correctly this was supposed to happen by way of swapping of souls.

    I suppose the major challenge to the TGA hypothesis for abductions are those abduction cases involving more than one person.


    By Blogger Martin Black, at Friday, April 23, 2021  

  • IF "Transient global amnesia (TGA)" and/or "schizophrenia" disorders, were to even, halve the number of witnesses, as an explanation to an event experienced, by such disorders of this kind, then, how would one explain the remainder of witnesses,that do not have a disorder of any kind,and know what they saw!?..

    I'm thinking of a Pilots response, to a near miss..........?

    By Blogger Daniel, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • Or, it's Invasion of the Body Snatchers... Someone had to say it.

    By Blogger KRandle, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • But they lose control eventually, don't they Kevin?

    (Otherwise they still have me under control -- which seems to be what a few visitors here think.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • Trying to keep nuts and bolts UFO encounters separate from "psychological" episodes is impossible (I know, I've tried); they seem to be all part of a strange mix. I hope the Star Pod people bring the real Rich back someday so we can all figure this out.

    By Blogger Ron, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • Hahahahaha Ron....

    I really am worried that me isn't me.

    I liked BK Whoppers before, not so much now.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • Fast-food burger antipathy isn't a sign of interdimensional psyche-swapping. Fries would be another matter.

    By Blogger Ron, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

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