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  • Frits Westra
    Supernatural Support Groups: Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual Abuse Survivors? Copyright: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion September 14, 2004
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      Supernatural Support Groups: Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual Abuse
      Survivors?

      Copyright: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
      September 14, 2004

      http://www.nidsci.org/articles/abductees.php

      Christopher D. Bader
      Baylor University

      ABSTRACT

      In the 1980s two different groups emerged that exhibited a strikingly
      similar combination of the
      quasi-religious and psychotherapeutic—UFO abductees and ritual abuse
      survivors. Both movements
      focused upon healing members from victimization they experienced at the
      hands of beings of often
      supernatural power. Further, both movements attempt to use techniques
      developed in psychotherapeutic circles, such as hypnosis, art therapy, and
      role-playing, to recover “repressed” memories at the hands of these
      abusers. This paper presents the results of surveys of fifty-five UFO
      abductees and fifty-one ritual abuse survivors. Both UFO abductees and
      ritual abuse survivors are compared to the general population in terms of
      their gender breakdown, age, race, marital status, education, and
      occupation. It is determined that the demographics of these two fledgling
      movements closely mirror those of other NRMs.

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