SEX, SATAN, AND ALIEN ABDUCTIONS
Compared to other cortical areas, the most complex, vivid hallucinations, including out-of-body dissociative experiences, have their source in the temporal lobe and the hippocampus and amygdala appear to be the responsible agents. Moreover, the amygdala, hippocampus, and temporal lobe play a significant role in the production of REM sleep and dream activity (Hodoba, 1986; Meyer, Ishikawa, Hata, & Karacan, 1987), and become disinhibited in reaction to hallucinogens such as LSD, and are thus implicated in the production of LSD-induced hallucinations (Baldwin, Lewis, & Bach, 1955; Chapman, Walter, & Ross, 1963; Serafetinides, 1965). Hence, under conditions of extreme emotional stress and trauma, the hippocampus, amygdala and temporal lobe may become abnormally active, and victims may experience extreme sensory distortions and hallucinations, including out-of-body phenomenon.
Due to the development of these fear-induced sensory-distorting hallucinatory states, trees, animals, and inanimate objects may even assume demonic likenesses and/or be invested with satanic intent. These horrible hallucinations and sensory distortions may also be committed to memory. Later, the victim may recall the "hallucination" and believe they were set upon by demons, witches and the like, and/or that they were abused in Satanic rituals, or abducted and painfully probed by demonic aliens.
Consider the Walt Disney version of "Snow White." When the woodcutter, who been ordered to cut out her heart, urged Snow White to flee for her life, she panicked and ran into the darkening forest in near hysteria. And, as she ran and stumbled darting in tears here and there, the trees became demonic, growing eyes and wicked mouths, and gnarled arms and hand which stretched out threateningly toward her. Overcome with terror, she collapsed to the forest floor, sobbing uncontrollable.
Now, perchance, had Snow White later recalled this frightening misadventure, she may well have explained to skeptical listeners that demons had emerged from the forest, and threatened to snatch her away. and, she may truly believe this happened, for it is what she truly experienced and what she now truly remembers. Of course, the skeptics, charlatans, foolish psychologists from academic settings who have never examined a patient, and the defenders of pedophiles and those who abuse children, would have us believe that some evil therapist implanted a "false memory;" even though in fact, there is absolutely no credible evidence that complex "false memories" can be implanted in a normal individual in the absence of drugs, hypnosis, or severe duress. Unfortunately, just as there are charlatans conjuring up evidence for "false memories" there are also exceedingly poorly trained psychotherapists, who are likely to mistake the remembered hallucination as a real Satanic event, or an alien abduction, and may then provide treatment for what they believe to be an otherworldly condition, when, at least in the above instance, this is clearly not the case.
It is noteworthy that many of those reporting alien abductions, have a history of sexual molestation or severe emotional trauma, or temporal lobe epilepsy (Mack, 2009). And, as detailed in chapters 28, 29, and/or above, stress, sexual trauma and sexual activity activates the amygdala as well as the temporal lobe--structures which are associated with the production of complex and exceedingly frightening hallucinations, including those of a demonic, religious, and sexual nature including naked women, demons, ghosts and pigs walking upright dressed as people.
Hence perhaps it is not surprising that some children who were sexually abused, sometimes report that they were subject to bizarre sexual rituals that involved demonic (Satanic) activities (which is not to say that in some cases this may in fact be the case). And perhaps it is not surprisingly that those with histories of severe abuse, and/or who suffer from seizure disorders, may believe that demonic-like aliens lifting them into the air and took them to a room of vast proportions--descriptions which are identical to those of at least some patients during temporal lobe stimulation, and at least some individuals who are severely frightened and/or who died only to return to tell the tale.
Of course many come back to life and can remember absolutely nothing that may have occurred after they died. Loss of memory following extreme stress and severe emotional trauma is not at all uncommon.