Podcast Season 1 Episode 8: Experience your own alien abduction

Chances are that you’ve never met an alien. But lots of people are convinced that they have. Sleep researcher and Guru contributor Isabel Hutchison chats with editors Ross and Stu about her pet theory that may explain night time visitations. And talking of pets, in the mid-section, Guru’s vet Artem brings us back to Earth with a bump as he gives the top 7 similarities and differences between dogs and humans. Take me to your leader… Woof! 

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956 by Dallas1200am, on FlickrThere are countless alien encounter stories out there. In this episode, Dr Stu picks one and asks the team for a logical explanation. Isabel Hutchison, who spends her days looking at people’s nights, thinks she has the answer. Telling us all about sleep paralysis, she draws some uncanny comparisons between this peculiar condition and the even more peculiar alien stories.

Read the alien abduction story in full online here.

All this talk of aliens might well set off your weird-o-meter. But what about dogs? Are they just as weird? Veterinarian Artem Cheprasov offers us a fun interlude by telling us seven things most people don’t know about our four-legged friends.

This episode is the last in the season… but wipe that tear from your eye because we’ll be back with a new season in two shakes of an antenna. Something you want to hear? Got any suggestions or feedback? Don’t be shy: info@gurumagazine.org

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Article by Stuart Farrimond

March 10, 2014

Doctor Stu is editor of Guru Magazine. He originally trained as a medical doctor before deciding to branch out into lecturing, writing, editing and science communication. He drinks far too much coffee, eats lots of ice cream and has a bizarre love of keeping fit.
You can check out Doctor Stu’s blog at realdoctorstu.com or his poncy personal website stuartfarrimond.com. Here's his .


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