UFOs: Potential threat to cranial electrotherapy stimulation
My wife and I recently bought this neat gadget that claims to alleviate pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, all of which we have. It’s called the Alpha-Stim®. It looks neat and it is neat.
The Alpha-Stim® uses microcurrent, at a level similar to electrical currents that appear to run through our body and brain all the time. When used on the brain, the approach is called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES). No one is quite sure why this additional tiny source of current helps, but in a limited number of peer-reviewed scientific studies, it does seem to work. Damn. I thought maybe a handful of patients might end up looking like this:
Electrotherapy actually has been around for at least 2000 years. In 46 AD, a physician instructed his patients to stand on a live black torpedo fish for relief of a variety of medical conditions, including gout and headaches. One of those patients may have looked a little like this:
Unfortunately, when my wife and I were busy conducting CES in our living room, a program came on the TV about The Shag Harbour UFO Incident. I realized at that point that UFOs play hell on electronics. What if a UFO came while we were self-administering CES? I might end up looking like this:
And, of course, I started Googling “UFOs” and “electrical problems.” According to the UFO Digest, one witness saw a “cone of light,” his car radio inexplicably shut off, and the vehicle’s engine and headlights died. The cone of light then transported the stalled car over 1500 feet before disappearing, leaving the automobile on the roadside.
The witness reportedly said:
“Everything [in the car then] came back to life, and I found myself staring into a dark but starry night. In the sky above, [at an altitude] of some…[6000 feet], I could see a cylinder-shaped light heading toward a nearby mountain range…the whole ordeal lasted a matter of seconds, but they seemed endless.”
J. Allen Hynek, in a 1974 book, described some characteristics of Close Encounters of the Second Kind, which apparently include electrical problems:
“The physical effects reportedly include tangible marks on the ground that can remain in evidence for days or even months, and come ostensibly from physical contact of the craft with the ground, scorching or blighting of things (particularly plants and trees), discomfort to animals as evidenced by their behavior, and such physical effects on the human observer as temporary paralysis, numbness, a feeling of heat and other discomfort.”
At that point, I was numb and paralyzed, and my anxiety and depression had worsened. Further reports on the Alpha-Stim® and UFOs will be transmitted when they become available. At this writing, it is possible that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was abducted by aliens. I don’t think I’ll sleep tonight.
Posted on March 19, 2014, in Cultural observations, Medicine, Paranormal, Pop culture, Science, Technology and tagged Alpha-Stim, CES, ECT, microcurrent, MUFON, neurology, psychiatry, UFO Digest, UFOs. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.