CONFESSIONS OF AN ALIEN ABDUCTEE Channel 4 9pm

(21 Posts)
McBalls Sun 16-Jun-13 23:50:39

Um...yes that's what I said.
Believing in aliens does not indicate mental illness but fully believing that you interact with aliens probably does.

scottishmummy Sun 16-Jun-13 17:47:06

no.posssesion of views that are factually incorrect doesn't= mh issues.at all
eg plenty folk believe in mediums/spirituality but aren't classified mentally ill
it's the nature and degree,impact of beliefs upon behaviour/mood that determine if mental illness

McBalls Sun 16-Jun-13 16:48:00

I thought mental illness of some sort was fairly likely actually. Of course possession of bizarre belief does not = MH issues.
Believing aliens exist is a bizarre belief but believing you are visited/abducted/experimented on by aliens is delusional. Huge difference.

FruOla Sun 16-Jun-13 16:37:48

I agree with scottishmummy, those people didn't have to be/don't appear to be mentally ill (but how would we know?) - they just had some rather bizarre beliefs which, I think, were connected to other aspects of their lives.

scottishmummy Sat 15-Jun-13 23:08:20

no,possession of a bizarre belief doesn't mentally ill

AmadeusRocks Sat 15-Jun-13 22:25:57

All mentally ill IMO - didn't watch it all, it bored me.

FruOla Fri 14-Jun-13 18:53:50

I watched it last night (Thurs) SNORTING MY SILLY HEAD OFF during the entire programme grin ... until it got to the last 5 minutes when they described the earlier history of the people who were featured.

Without 'spoiling' the programme to those who haven't watched it yet, I could see why those sad people were using 'alien abduction' as a way of escapism - even though they genuinely believed the 'alien' aspect of their lives.

I loved the 'bonkers' aspect of it though wink

SoleSource Thu 13-Jun-13 22:42:04

LOL Scottish

never a truer word written

scottishmummy Thu 13-Jun-13 22:38:15

sweet Jesus.the aliens could pick anyone,barack,notaries of science,literature
but no they chose that lot
hmmmm

SoleSource Thu 13-Jun-13 22:32:50

I'm watching now on plus 1

DNA testing for Alien DNA hmmmm

starsandunicorns Thu 13-Jun-13 22:11:59

Am watching it now on plus one omg! Going to record it to watch with dp on weekend

VitoCorleone Thu 13-Jun-13 22:05:17

I would still think they are nutters

Oldandcobwebby Thu 13-Jun-13 21:59:29

Quite so, Mrs Meg.

MrsMeg Thu 13-Jun-13 21:54:48

If these people were talking instead about an encounter with god, then most people wouldn't think they were nutters.

The fact that an alien encounter is more plausible is besides the point I suppose

VitoCorleone Thu 13-Jun-13 21:40:13

That camera man is making me laugh.

And is that woman hiding an alien in her hair??

Chickengirl Thu 13-Jun-13 21:37:29

I can't decide if it's a spoof either.

LizzieVereker Thu 13-Jun-13 21:32:38

I'm starting to wonder if it's a spoof now...

weirdthing Thu 13-Jun-13 21:32:37

I'm too scared to eat KFC ever again...

blueemerald Thu 13-Jun-13 21:28:35

Kentucky!

Lurleene Thu 13-Jun-13 21:13:38

Crikey, no wonder his 'earth wife' doesn't want to be filmed. She should start a thread in AIBU.

'My husband is shagging an alien. I don't like it but he says it's not cheating when it's with an alien. I would like him to stop AIBU?'

SoleSource Thu 13-Jun-13 21:02:36

this should cheer me up

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