The Reliability of UFO Witness Testimony
Author: Vicente-Juan BALLESTER OLMOS, Richard W. HEIDEN
Title:The Reliability of UFO Witness Testimony

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Preface: Leonard S. NEWMAN
Foreword: Vicente-Juan BALLESTER OLMOS, Richard W. HEIDEN
Editor: Vicente-juan BALLESTER OLMOS, Richard W. HEIDEN
Related names: Jean-Michel ABRASSART, Thomas D. ALBRIGHT, Félix ARES DE BLAS, Amy BADFIELD DOUGLASS, Vicente-juan BALLESTER OLMOS, Carles BERCHÉ CRUZ, Manuel BORRAZ AYMERICH, Thomas Eddie BULLARD, Tim CALLAHAN, Ricardo CAMPO PÉREZ, James T. CARLSON, Jorge CONESA-SEVILLA, Luiz Augusto L. DA SILVA, Surabhi DAS, Marcel DELAVAL, Oliver DODIER, Frédéric DUMERCHAT, David FORREST, Christopher FRENCH, Ignacio GARCÍA CABRIA, Miguel GUASP, Richard F. HAINES, Peter HUSTON, Jochen ICKINGER, Stephanie M. KELLEY, Alexander G. KEUL, Stanley C. KRIPPNER, Hélène LANSLEY, Marc LEDUC, Ulrich MAGIN, Eric MAILLOT, Leonardo B. MARTINS, Claude MAUGÉ, Daniel MAVRAKIS, Subhash MEENA, Craig R. MYERS, Joe NICKELL, Richard NOLL, James E. OBERG, Susan J. PALMER, Xavier PASSOT, Hans-werner PEINIGER, Julio PLAZA DEL OLMOS, Gary P. POSNER, Tim PRINTY, Thomas RABEYRON, Michael RADUGA, Carlos REIS, Raoul ROBÉ, Jean-Pierre ROSPARS, Josè RUESGA MONTIEL, Scott R. SCRIBNER, Matthew J. SHARPS, Cláudio Tsuyoshi SUENAGA, Wim VAN UTRECHT, Nigel WATSON, Gregory J. WHEELER, Luise WHITE, Robert R. YOUNG
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Vicente-Juan BALLESTER OLMOS, Richard W. HEIDENIntroduction 9-18

Leonard S. NEWMANForeword 19-22

I. Case Studies
Vicente-Juan BALLESTER OLMOSMemory Games: A False Recall Episode
Tim CALLAHANThe Phoenix Lights: The Fallibility of Human Perception and Memory
James T. CARLSONMissile Flights and Fantasies
Peter HUSTONMeeting the Abductees: Betty Hill, Richard Price & Others
Alexander G. KEULInvestigating Ball Lightning Eyewitness Report
Eric MAILLOT, Jean-Michel ABRASSARTVery Close Encounter with a UAP in Levitation
Claude MAUGÉThe Raël Rael, UFO Contactee and the Last Prophet
Craig R. MYERSThe MUFON-ian Candidate: The Gulf Breeze UFO Case as Political Contest
Joe NICKELLThe Pascagoula Abduction: A Case of Hypnagogia?
James OBERGMisinterpretations of Fireball Swarms from Satellite Reentries
Susan J. PALMERWhen Testimony Becomes Testament: The Case of Raël, UFO Prophet, and the Question of Witness Reliability
Gary P. POSNERThe Legendary Cash-Landrum Case: Radiation Sickness from a Close Encounter?
Tim PRINTYThe Weinstein Catalog: Ufological Bullion or Fool's Gold?
Josè RUESGA MONTIELThe Changing Case of Próspera Muñoz: An Abduction Remembered Over 41 years?
Wim VAN UTRECHTLunar Terror in Poland: A Doctor's Dilemma
Nigel WATSONOn The Credibility of the Barney & Betty Hill Abduction Case
Robert R. YOUNGMetamorphosis: Claimed Witness Accounts of the Great Lakes Fireball Of December 9, 1965

II. Psychological Perspectives
Thomas D. ALBRIGHTOn Eyewitness Reports of Extraterrestrial Life241
Jorge CONESA-SEVILLAClose Encounters of the "Other" Kind: On the Psycology of "Alien Abdcutions"257
Oliver DODIERDissociation and Alien Abduction Allegation266
David FORRESTAlien Abduction: Takeaways275
Christopher C. FRENCHHypnotic Regression and False Memories283
Stanley C. KRIPPNERAliens, UFOs, and Personal Schemas295
Hélène LANSLEY, Thomas RABEYRONClinical Approach to UFO Sightings and Alien Abductions299
Claude MAUGÉManuel Jimenez and the Perception of UFOs: Hypotheses and Experiments313
Subhash MEENA, Surabhi DASCognition and Memory Distortion Behind UFO Testimonies331
Giulio PERROTTAClinical Evidence in the Italian Phenomenon of Alien Abduction339
Scott R. SCRIBNER, Gregory J. WHEELERFrom "I Witnessed..." to Established Hypothesis: UFO Cultures and Contexts355
Matthew J. SHARPSForensic Cognitive Science and the UFO Phenomenon368

III. On Witness Testimony
Manuel BORRAZ AYMERICHUFOs: The Role of Perceptual Illusions in the Endurance of an Empirical Myth387
Thomas E. BULLARDCalibrating the Instrument: How Reliable Is Eyewitness Testimony?402
Ricardo CAMPO PÉREZBizarre Accounts: Remarkable Missile Sightings from the Canary Islands in the 1970s419
Luiz Augusto L. DA SILVASome Considerations About the Behavior and Reliability of UAP Eyewitnesses433
Marcel DELAVALUFO Myth Propagation Before the Arrival of Social Networks440
Richard F. HAINESWitness Reliability: Accuracy - Reliability of Pilots - Personal Honor447
Jochen ICKINGERMemories Are not Documentaries: The Weakest Link in the Chain of UFO Evidence454
Ulrich MAGINThress Simple Tests of Eyewitness Reliability467
Daniel MAVRAKISReliability of UFO Witness Testimony in Extreme Close Encounters: "Abductees" and "Contactees"472
Richard NOLLSatanists, Aliens and Me488
Xavier PASSOTThe UFO Testimony Reliability from 2000 GEIPAN Reports497
Julio PLAZA DEL OLMOSData are Worth a Thousand Accounts504
Cláudio Tsuyoshi SUENAGAThe Objectivity of Witnesses and the Subjectivity of Testimonies513
Luise WHITEAliens Are Good to Talk With524

IV. Empirical Research
Carles BERCHÉ CRUZAlien Delusions: Some (Real) Clinical Cases531
Stephanie KELLEY-ROMANO, Amy BADFIELD DOUGLASSMemory Distortion in a Social Judgement: People who Report Contact with Aliens are More Susceptible537
Hans-werner PEINIGERIt Was as Large as the Full Moon551
Hans-Werner PEINIGERWhen a Fire Balloon Transforms in a UFO556
Michael RADUGABedtime Alien Abduction Stories: A Checklist to Detect its Dreaming Nature562
Raoul ROBÉFantasy Imagery and UFO Testimonies570
Jean-Pierre ROSPARSAbilities and Limitations of Eyewitnesses Assessed on Atmospheric Entries of Meteoroids and Artificial Satellites585

V. Anthropological Approach
Ignacio CABRIAInside a Spaceship: Cognitive and Social Adpects of an Alien Contact605
Frédéric DUMERCHATAlien Big Cats and UFO Testimonies: Similarities and Questions615
Carlos REISBelief in Aliens and the Imaginary: A Transdisciplinary Approach632

VI. Metrics and Scaling
Vicente-juan BALLESTER OLMOS, Miguel GUASPMeasuring the Subjectivity of UFO Testimony651
Marc LEDUCThe Reliability of the UFO Sighting Story656

VII. Epistemological Issues
Félix ARES DE BLASOn The Fallacy of the Residue673
Leonardo B. MARTINSScientific Case Studies: Research Guidelines for Dealing with the Lack of Reliability of UDO/UAP Testimonies681