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Experts have proven it – people who have seen UFOs or had close encounters wit aliens are just as sane, sound-minded and responsible as other people!

There is evidence smashes the notion that people who report close encounters with UFOs or extraterrestrials are wild-eyed wackos with overactive imaginations.

They are, in fact, every bit as stable as the general population.

Psychologist Dr. Nicholas Spanos and PhD candidate Patricia Cross from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, ran a scientific study in which they tested the mental health of 49 people who have reported seeing alien spacecraft. Some of the test subjects, in fact, said they not only saw UFOs, but also had actual contact with aliens.

The researchers compared the results of the tests with those of 113 so-called normal people.

“We gave both groups a battery of the standard psychological tests that evaluate mental health,” says Dr. Spanos. “There was no difference in the scores of the two groups.”

Miss Cross said, “We wanted to see if there was any truth to the idea that witnesses to UFO phenomena are psychologically unbalanced. Our study shows that they are very normal.”

Dr. Spanos says that while some of the UFO stories reported by the test subjects can be attributed to planes or hot-air balloons, many of the accounts simply can’t be explained away.

“The subjects we tested who had reported contact with the aliens weren’t attention-starved people with low self-esteem. Most of them were upper-middle class, white-collar professional people who had hesitated to tell others what they had seen for fear that they’d be thought crazy.”

Maybe since the Spanos-Cross study has been published, people will feel less inhibited about reporting unusual sightings.

“We’re only saying we believe these people are telling the truth and our tests prove they are not insane,” says Dr. Spanos.