Past-life identities, UFO abductions, and satanic ritual abuse: the social construction of memories.

@article{Spanos1994PastlifeIU,
  title={Past-life identities, UFO abductions, and satanic ritual abuse: the social construction of memories.},
  author={N. Spanos and C. Burgess and M. F. Burgess},
  journal={The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          433-46
        }
}
People sometimes fantasize entire complex scenarios and later define these experiences as memories of actual events rather than as imaginings. This article examines research associated with three such phenomena: past-life experiences, UFO alien contact and abduction, and memory reports of childhood ritual satanic abuse. In each case, elicitation of the fantasy events is frequently associated with hypnotic procedures and structured interviews which provide strong and repeated demands for the… Expand
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