Close Extraterrestrial Encounter Syndrome (CEES) is thus an Adjustment Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, a reaction to a close extraterrestrial encounter (CEE), remembered or repressed into the unconscious, which substantially alters patterns of daily living or social relationships in a mildly disorienting or unsettling way, and has four or more of the following 20 associated symptoms.
These symptoms may include:
1) repeated anxiety/ unexplained restlessness after an anomalous event, (such as one involving nocturnal lights, viewing a UFO, a sense of a foreign presence in the house, or an unexplained detour from one's ordinary driving route);
2) phobic reaction to phenomena consciously or unconsciously associated with a CEE, (such as an accurate sketch of an extraterrestrial face);
3) repeated sleep disturbance or nightmares with UFO/Star Visitor/Encounter themes;
4) obsessional "Dreams" or daytime thinking about UFO's, Star Visitors or CEEs (Close Extraterrestrial Encounters);
5) compulsive behavior (e.g., reading voraciously about the UFO and ET topics;
6) unexplained moodiness or irritability after an anomalous UFO/close encounter incident;
7) preoccupation with body symptoms/marks associated with a CEE, (such as tiny scoop marks, or laser scars which don't bleed or hurt and which heal very quickly, or inexplicable bruises noted upon wakening consistent with being from a Star Visitor firm hand grip, or episodic ringing in one ear, or other episodic resonance vibrations felt in a particular body zone, such as the upper nasal sinus cavity or the occipital lobe region);
8) experiencing an unexplained substantial period of "missing time" following an anomalous incident, (such as being paced at night by a "car" with a single powerful headlight, or sitting down after dinner to watch television, immediately noticing an unusual pattern on the screen, and "waking up" at 09:00 the next morning unable to remember having watched TV or going to bed, etc.);
9) the sudden, unexplained onset of feelings of social non-ordinariness (i.e., that one is out of sync with the world, or that the world no longer seems to be as it used to);
10) cosmic awareness (thinking about the Earth as a living whole, instead of confining one's perspective to neighborhood or town or country; or thinking about the Earth as just one among many inhabited planets) which enters with unusual frequency into one's daytime thinking;
11) suddenly feeling an affinity for other CEE experiencers one reads about or hears interviewed on television, or feeling a strong attraction to Star Visitors as somehow familiar;
12) a sense of receiving telepathic messages or repeated gifted intuitions, presumably from a Star Visitor source;
13) a sense of one's mind space being episodically entered into and shared with an extraterrestrial being;
14) the onset of, or marked increase in, psychic/ESP ability, (such as clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, or telekinesis);
15) onset of attraction for a spirituality or religious practice based on the in-dwelling of the Supreme Source in all nature, and resultant reverence for all lifeforms as related;
16) sense of longing for the primary-contact Star Visitor one has dealt with during one or more Encounters;
17) an obsessive sense of having a mission (clear, vague or unconscious) derived from the CEE, and related to the Star Visitor's messages;
18) a sense of strong "pull" to travel to a specific area, either with an intuition of an impending close encounter there, or for an unknown reason, (which turns out to be a CEE);
19) having a extraterrestrial perspective to the Earth's situation, or feeling a genetic heritage partly derived from extraterrestrial sources, or having a sense of having come from off-planet, or having somehow had an extraterrestrial as one parent, and
20) having a sense of one's destiny as off-planet, or feeling a "pull" to go "home" to an extraterrestrial planet one was shown by the Star Visitors, or to "rejoin fellow" Star Visitors elsewhere in the galaxy.
Then, there are those experiencers who are suffering from major symptoms of a Complicated Close Extraterrestrial Encounter Syndrome (CEES).
Most often this is because they are still dealing with residual emotions from an earlier, severe, human-caused trauma, for which they have not yet completed a successful course of psychotherapy. In such instances, the Star Visitor contacts cause an abreactive exacerbation of previous, human-caused Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Other preexisting disorders which predispose an experiencer to develop major symptoms after an encounter are: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, severe Histrionic Personality Disorder, and/or severe Dependent Personality Disorder. For such multi-challenged persons the therapist will need to consider longer-term psychotherapy and prehaps other special measures.
Such therapy will need to deal with both the human-caused traumatic issues and the emotional exacerbation and turmoil resulting from
Star Visitor contacts. Special care will be needed to keep distinct the issues stemming from the human-caused trauma, from those issues stemming from the Star Visitor contact itself. It cannot be expected that the experiencer who has had previous human traumas will initially be able to keep the two events separate. In fact, in my research experience, such experiencers almost always confuse the feelings coming from their extraterrestrial encounter with the residual feelings from their human trauma. And this is to be expected. The reason such confounding of close-encounter feelings with feelings from human trauma occurs is because the human trauma is often extremely intense, catastrophically unexpected, out-of-the-norm, and extremely intimate. The unresolved human traumas most likely to cause flashback emotions after a close encounter are: an aggressive kidnapping, childhood sexual molestation, childhood or adult rape, or Satanic Ritual Child Sexual Abuse ordeals. Such human traumata leave the victim with deep feelings of being intruded upon intimately by an unwanted other person, feelings of being overpowered in a frightening way, feelings of loss of the usual protective boundaries between what is personal and what is socially shared, and feelings of loss of distinction between where self ends and where another person begins (intimate invasion). Because extraterrestrial encounters often involve the sudden appearance of one or more Star Visitors without warning in an unexpected location, such as one's bedroom at night, their appearance can feel, at first, like an invasion.
The Star Visitors' use of mental telepathy, and their facility for reading the experiencer's thoughts and the contents of their mind, can feel, to a previously- traumatized person, like an old, familiar, and unwelcome intrusion into what is (in our culture) one's private space. Here we have the clash of two cultures, polar opposite in their assumptions. In human culture, (Western modern industrial culture, anyway,) the assumption is that one's thoughts and living space are private, because individualism is prized. In Star Visitor cultures researched thus far, it appears that living space and thoughts are inevitably shared, because of the automatic, two-way nature of the mutual telepathic ability of all members of their society. They live in a shared mind-field "commons".
There are other aspects of some close encounters which may also cause traumatic flashbacks. Sometimes a Star Visitor will cloak him/herself (yes, they have gender) by imposing on the mind of the experiencer the borrowed appearance of a familiar family figure, so that the experiencer believes (and misremembers) that it was Dad, or Uncle Henry, or Grandma that was actually in the bedroom the night they woke up with a presence in the room.
If that close encounter also includes a scientific-medical exam, with the experiencer on her back, paralyzed or held in place by force-field ankle or wrist restraints, and if palpation of the pelvic or buttocks areas, or a gynecological procedure is part of the process, and the experiencer has only sketchy recall of the encounter, their memory may put together the fragments remembered and come up with the pseudo-memory that Dad, or Uncle Henry, or Grandma pinned them down in their bedroom and molested them. I had discovered at least five instances of such pseudo-incest memories in an 86-case research sample, and eminent Harvard psychiatrist John Mack reports more.
Then, there are those minority of cases, perhaps 45%+, of persons who are the victims of pseudo-Alien abductions. These abductions (MILABS) are staged by human rogue Cabal mercenary operatives to extract information, test exotic technology, and create victims for anti-"alien" propaganda purposes. These MILABS may include: drugging, narco-hypnotism, psychological and physical abuse, interrogations, threats, rape, or torture, and mental reprogramming in exotic unfamiliar settings with bizarre pseudo-"Aliens" (costumed Cabal mercenaries, or hallucinations brought on by hypnotic drugs the mercenaries administer).The federal Department of Health and Human Services under President Clinton had been collecting reports from these victims.
Differential diagnosis of CEES from schizophrenia is relatively straightforward. Genuine experiencers do not have bizarre, grandiose, somatic, religious, nihilistic or persecutory delusions because of a simple Close Encounter. , (Although the clinician must distinguish such reports as telepathic communication by Star Visitors from schizophrenic thought-insertion delusions.) Likewise, schizophrenic auditory hallucinations, where "the voices" criticize or command, must be distinguished from audible-sounding Star Visitor telepathic communication. And genuine mere experiencers are not incoherent, nor locked into illogical thinking or loose associations, as schizophrenics so often are. Also, experiencers' affect is anything but blunt or flat. Nor is their behavior grossly disorganized, as the schizophrenic's so often is.
Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as Factitious Disorder with Psychological Symptoms, provide differential diagnosis challenges, because many attention-seeking Borderlines and Factitious Disordered are now hopping on the "Abductee-As-Victim" bandwagon. Further, they have been exposed to enough media or support-group exposure to be able to cleverly mimic experiencers. But persons who have had genuine encounters generally lack the marked mood-shifting, stubborn anger, history of intensely unstable relationships, gnawing identity disturbance, impulsivity patterns, and chronic acting-out to enliven an empty life, which are the hallmarks of Borderline Personality Disorder persons.
Likewise, the Factitious-Disordered person's chaotic array of symptoms and stubborn clinging to "victim" status do differentiate them from the generally well-functioning experiencer who genuinely wants to understand their experiences and come to feel resolved.
The differentition of Delusional Disorder - Paranoid Type from CEES is more exacting, because a Delusional Disordered could, and sometimes does, have a single-topic delusion of extraterrestrial visitation, and otherwise can be functional. However, the characteristically-disproportional, consuming paranoia of the Delusional is quite different than the sometimes-afraid reaction of some experiencers. And Delusionals are refractory to reality-based educative counseling, which experiencers are able to use to master their misgivings and uncertainties about their encounter.
Frontal-Lobe Epilepsy may produce transient organic hallucinations, which can infrequently include "seeing" Star Visitors. But the emotional lability, impulsiveness, intellectual rigidity, or social disconnectedness often also seen in these Organic Personality Syndromes distinguishes them from genuine experiencers, who are usually psychologically indistinguishable from the general population.
In my view, working therapeutically with persons who have experienced a genuine personal Star Visitor encounter can be interesting and rewarding work.. The opportunities for learning, moving past shock, and growing are immense. Yet clinical skills will be tested in this arena. And the need for vigilance to screen out the false and imitation presentations will always be present. And traditional sources of professional and colleague support are only beginning to encompass this reality. Until then, one may find modern support up-to-date clinicians and experts.
One hundred years ago psychiatry was not an accepted discipline. One hundred years from today, people will marvel that Psychology and Psychiatry once excluded Star Visitor close-encounters as delusions.
- Richard Boylan, Ph.D., MSW, CCHT
Dr. Richard Boylan is a retired psychologist, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, university instructor, certified clinical hypnotherapist, and researcher into Star Visitor-human encounters.
Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
Psychologist, researcher, educator
Richard Boylan, Ph.D., Councillor of Earth