Paranormal Survey Results
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PARANORMAL SURVEY

El Paso Community College

Honors Project - Introduction to Sociology

December 4, 2005
By Sharon Cornet

(NOTE: This was the first attempt, without ANY prior training,
for a small project in Sharon's Intro to Sociology class.
Please forgive the lack of social science methodologies and the apparent prejudices
due to many years of being only a UFO/abduction researcher and investigator.
It was this project that made me want to go into the Social Sciences,
and where I first began realizing how much is lacking within the minds
of researchers/investigators regarding the topic of the paranormal.

... Sharon 1/1/11)

 

ITEM CONTENTS

Objective | Method | Process | Statistical Data | Discussion | Conclusions

CHARTS

Results/Totals | Analysis | Comparisons

SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

UFO/Alien Experiencers

 

OBJECTIVE:

There were several questions that I was seeking answers to when I began this paranormal survey project.  I wanted to know the percentage of average people who believed in, or had experiences with the paranormal and/or spiritual, and what common factors, or differences there might be between them.  I also wanted to know if paranormal experiences affected peoples' spiritual and/or religious beliefs, and if so, how.  I was curious to know if certain types of people (e.g. young/old, religious/nonreligious, etc.) were more, or less, inclined to have paranormal experiences compared to those who did not have such experiences.  I was also interested to know if certain types of spiritual or paranormal experiences were more prevalent than others in the lives of the general public.  Additionally, since I have experience with studies in ufology and alleged alien abduction research I was curious to see if any trends I've noticed in the past could be verified or falsified via the data collected in this survey, that being specifically having to do with both cultural (spiritual/religious) and biological factors (genetics).

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METHOD:

I began by creating a simple one-page survey, starting out with questions on basic demographics (to put people at ease) before going into the more paranormal-specific questions.  I tweaked the questions themselves, and put them into an order that I felt would give me the best results; for instance, I chose to ask people if they believed in UFO's after having asked them if they had seen a UFO before, or knew anyone who had seen a UFO.  The reason for this particular move was to eliminate bias, based on beliefs, right up front.  Some people, if they believe (or don't believe) in something it may alter their answers following that question.  By sticking with questions regarding the facts, first, it then opens up the door for their beliefs to follow.  I've found, through my research and investigations into the paranormal (a long-term hobby of mine, which was actually my first experience with ethnographic research) that this approach often works better and allows the data to flow more freely from people I interview.

I decided to separate my study into three sections/groups:

  1. Oral surveys, in which I would ask questions in a semi-structured interview – via convenience sampling – so they could answer me.  I would hand-write their answers on the survey forms.

  2. Class surveys (hard copy - same questionnaire as above) handed out to my sociology class, which they would fill out in class and deliver back to me.

  3. Control group surveys (an email group I currently have with people from all over the United States who are already interested in the subject of AOP - Anomalistic Observational Phenomena), which would be emailed out and returned to me - filled out by the recipients - electronically (same questionnaire as above).

Even though a control group is typically one where the subjects being surveyed do not know anything about the subject, to compare it with a group who does, in this case, these two groups are reversed, so that the group(s) being studied don't know much about the subject at hand, and the control group is highly involved regarding the subject (that being the paranormal).  This gave me a standard in which to measure the answers (variables) of the noncontrol groups.

Over the course of the semester I collected the data from all three survey groups and produced charts in Excel for results/totals for each group (separately), analysis (showing percentages for averages), and comparisons (between the control group and the (combined) oral and class survey groups).  This gave me easy access to all the data, at a glance, and allowed me the opportunity to draw conclusions and formulate a written summary on my final report.

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PROCESS:

I began with the oral surveys, and via convenience and quota sampling methods I chose people in the cafeteria of El Paso Community College.  Out of the 10 surveys I administered, I made sure to include both male and female participants in equal measure (5 males/5 females), select people from different age groups to get a age-stratified sampling, and approached people with different racial/ethnic backgrounds for variety.  The sample distribution was closely aligned to the population ethnic make-up of El Paso,that being about 75% Hispanic, and the rest (including Anglo, Black, and Asian, etc.) falling under nonHispanic origin.   Asking the questions orally worked out well at first, but I discovered that one of the questions on matching and/or conflicting experiences compared with religious beliefs weren’t clear unless it was worded differently. 

When I moved on to the email (AOP) control group surveys I decided to only send it to a few people as a pre-test survey.  It became obvious right away that this type of questioning wasn’t working out well at all, so added in more questions, removed some, and changed others to clarify the process for the remaining people in the control group (totaling 19 people in all).  After implementing the changes the emailed survey process worked out much better, although I found that by doing the survey via email some people would skip questions, or were not willing to answer some of them, or would go into very lengthy explanations as to their beliefs and/or experiences rather than a simple “yes” or “no.”  This required more follow-ups to be sure that the answers they provided were thorough, and properly recorded, into my charts.  It was time consuming to have to go over many of the surveys more than once for my data input process, although email did provide a quick and efficient way to copy and paste answers into the Excel charts and not have to type every single one into the program. 

By the time I finished with the control group I realized that there were some other questions that I had in mind, and wanted to know, out of curiosity (on left/right handedness, left/right brain dominance, etc.) so I added them in at the last minute before printing out the hard copies for the class survey group.  I took these to my sociology class and administered it to the students.  A total of 19 people filled out the survey and returned it back to me, during class.  The total time for administering the survey this way was approximately 10 minutes, as compared to 5-10 minutes each for oral surveys, and perhaps 3 minutes (and least twice - for Phase I, and Phase II) for the AOP control group via email.

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STATISTICAL DATA:

I have narrowed the final analysis down to two groups:

1.                  Oral/Class Group, i.e. the "general public" (29 people total)

2.                  AOP Email Control Group (19 people total)
 

The data below is a synopsis of what was found when comparing the final results between both groups.

73% of the Oral/Class group is below age 30

74% of the Control group is above age 46
 

Males and females in both groups were nearly equal to each other.
 

73% of the Oral/Class group was Hispanic, with an additional 10% Caucasian-mixed

63% of the Control group was Caucasian-mixed, with an additional 21% Caucasian-Native American mixed
 

87% of the Oral/Class group is single (not married)

47% of the Control group is single (not married)
 

Although more people (59%) in the Oral/Class group watch TV shows on UFO’s/paranormal OFTEN, compared to the Control group (47%), the latter did not once put “I never watch” in for an answer, whereas the Oral/Class group did (10%).
 

10% of the Oral/Class group has seen a UFO

63% of the Control group has seen a UFO, with an additional 16% saying “maybe” they have, but were unsure
 

28% of the Oral/Class group knew someone who had seen a UFO

100% of the Control group knew someone who had seen a UFO
 

62% of the Oral/Class group believe in the existence of UFO’s and aliens, with an additional 3% saying “maybe”

100% of the Control group believd in the existence of UFO’s and aliens
 

48% of the Oral/Class group believe that aliens could abduct humans

100% of the Control group believe that aliens could abduct humans
 

0% of the Oral/Class group knew someone who claimed to have been abducted by aliens

84% of the Control group knew someone who claimed to have been abducted by aliens
 

0% of the Oral/Class group believed they had been abducted by aliens

37% of the Control group believed they had been abducted by aliens, with an additional 21% saying “maybe” or “unsure”
 

The Control Group was 10% more likely to believe that demons exist (84%) than the Oral/Class group
 

35% of the Oral/Class group had experienced, or knew someone who had experienced demons

63% of the Control group had experienced, or knew someone who had experienced demons
 

31% of the Oral/Class group had seen/sensed/heard an angel

79% of the Control group had seen/sensed/heard an angel
 

65% of the Oral/Class group knew someone who had seen/sensed/heard an angel

84% of the Control group knew someone who had seen/sensed/heard an angel
 

Neither group thought that angels were physical (only) beings at all.
 

52% of the Oral/Class group thought that angels were spiritual beings

84% of the Control group thought that angels were transdimensional/inter-dimensional beings
 

13% of the Oral/Class group had had an NDE (near death experience)

42% of the Control group had had an NDE (near death experience)
 

48% of the Oral/Class group knew someone who had had an NDE

84% of the Control group knew someone who had had an NDE
 

87% of the Oral/Class group believes in an afterlife

100% of the Control group believes in an afterlife
 

35% of the Oral/Class group believes that when someone comes back from the dead that their “spiritual gifts” are enhanced

68% of the Control group believes that when someone comes back from the dead that their “spiritual gifts” are enhanced
 

48% of the Oral/Class group has seen/sensed/heard a ghost

63% of the Control group has seen/sensed/heard a ghost
 

76% of the Oral/Class group believes in ghosts

84% of the Control group believes in ghosts
 

51% of the Oral/Class group were Catholic, with 10% claiming to be “Nondenominational” or “Nondenominational Christian,” 7% as Christian, and 10% claiming to have no religion at all

54% of the Control group claimed “Nondenominational but Spiritual” beliefs, with an additional 21% being Christian, 10% Metaphysical, and 10% Multi-denominational, and only 5% claiming to have no religion at all
 

11% of the Oral/Class group has changed their religion before

74% of the Control group has changed their religion before
 

5% of the Oral/Class group gave no answer, and 5% just stated they “dropped” their religion (not naming which religion)

69% of the Control group said their prior religion was Christianity, and 5% used to be Catholic
 

53% of the Oral/Class group said their FAMILY was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime

11% of the Control group said their FAMILY was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime
 

11% of the Oral/Class group said their CHURCH/RELIGION was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime

16% of the Control group said their CHURCH/RELIGION was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime
 

21% of the Oral/Class group said their LIFE EXPERIENCES was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime

26% of the Control group said their LIFE EXPERIENCES was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime
 

5% of the Oral/Class group said that TOPICS READ/KNOWLEDGE was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime

16% of the Control group said that TOPICS READ/KNOWLEDGE was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime
 

5% of the Oral/Class group said their PARANORMAL/SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime

16% of the Control group said their PARANORMAL/SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES was the leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime
 

52% of the Oral/Class group wished they could see/experience angels

42% of the Control group wished they could see/experience angels
 

18% of the Oral/Class group wished they could see/experience ghosts (48% already had)

0% of the Control group wished they could see/experience ghosts (perhaps because 63% already had)
 

10% of both groups wished they could have an NDE experienc
 

13% of the Oral/Class group wished they could see a UFO and/or aliens (remembering that 10% have ever seen them, and 0% have been abducted)

32% of the Control group wished they could see a UFO, with 5% wishing to see an alien (remembering that 37% already claimed to have been abducted and 21% thinking “maybe” they have)
 

63% of the Oral/Class group did NOT want to see/experience demons (almost all participants said due to FEAR of them, or because they were EVIL) as their #1 concern

47% of the Control group did NOT want to see/experience demons (for the same reasons as the Oral/Class group) as their #1 concern
 

10% of the Oral/Class group did NOT want to see/experience aliens/abduction as their #1 concern

21% of the Control group did NOT want to see/experience aliens/abduction (37% already had, and 21% thinking “may be” they had) as their #1 concern
 

47% of the Oral/Class group are introverted

37% of the Control group are introverted
 

53% of the Oral/Class group are extroverted

63% of the Control group are extroverted
 

95% of the Oral/Class group are right-handed

79% of the Control group are right-handed
 

5% of the Oral/Class group are left-handed

10.5% of the Control group are left-handed
 

0% of the Oral/Class group are ambidextrous

10.5% of the Control group are ambidextrous
 

31% of the Oral/Class group are right-brained

26% of the Control group are right-brained
 

11% of the Oral/Class group are left-brained

11% of the Control group are left-brained
 

58% of the Oral/Class group are balanced-brained

63% of the Control group are balanced-brained

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DISCUSSION:

From my experience (both personal, and in the field/investigations and research) I’ve found that most people tend to think ethnocentrically, that if a person has paranormal experiences then they are “weird” or that something is “wrong” with them, perhaps they are “evil” or inclined to “demonic influence,” or have an “overactive imagination,” or are possibly “delusional.”  These comments very often appear to come from religious fundamentalists, although (minus the “demonic” or “evil” terminology) skeptics and atheists have also likewise judged/pre-judged in the same manner.  Many who have not had these experiences don’t understand them, if for nothing else, due to sheer ignorance, or perhaps fear of the unknown, or just a disbelief in such things.  The data from these surveys brings out some fascinating facts about people, their alleged paranormal/spiritual experiences, education levels, age differences, and even ethnic or racial backgrounds.  Here, based on this, we can see that things are not always as they were once thought to be.

Based on the data from this survey, we can possibly (and generally) conclude these things:

People at the age 46 and above tend to have experienced more paranormal/spiritual experiences than people under 30, and only about 13% of people between the age of 31-45 have had such experiences.  If the term “older is wiser” and “older is more experienced” is applicable, then this also seems to be the trend concerning paranormal/spiritual experiences.  Older people are also usually thought of as more stable than young people, and interestingly, these are the ones most likely to be experiencing the unusual.
 

Single people are thought of as “less stable” than married people – if true, then more stable people are apt to have paranormal/spiritual experiences.
 

Hispanics (in this survey) don’t have as many paranormal/spiritual experiences as Caucasian-mixed people do (which is probably more due to age rather than racial/ethnic identification -- I know plenty of experiencers (more mature) who are Hispanic, but most Hispanics in this survey were under the age of 30).
 

1/5 of the Caucasians who are mixed also have Native American blood in them (Cherokee is named the most, but statistics also show that Cherokees tend to outnumber other tribes according to the 2000 Census, so this may be coincidental). 
 

People who claim to have seen a UFO, or think they may have seen a UFO, have the common ancestry of Irish (61%), English (50%), Scottish and/or German (44%), Native American/Cherokee (22%), French aor Russian (17%), Dutch, Mexican, or Polish (11%), and any these: Spanish, Icelandic, Jewish, Italian, Czech, Finnish, Lithuanian, Chinese, Indian, and Welsh (5.5%)
 

People who claim to have been abducted by aliens, or think they may have been abducted, have the common ancestry of English (63%), Irish (63%), Scottish (63%), and Native American/Cherokee (25%), and other Caucasian (German, French, Russian, Italian, Mexican - 25% each, and any of these combinations: Jewish, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Lithuanian, Chinese, Indian, Welsh – 13% each).

The one full-blood Hopi does not claim to have seen a UFO, nor been abducted by aliens.

NOTE: A MUCH larger study would have to be done to see if these numbers hold true across the United States, as well as in the accompanying countries.
 

Almost 4/5ths of those (surveyed) who show outward interest in the paranormal think they may have, or have definitely seen a UFO, whereas only 1/10th of the general population (surveyed) has seen a UFO.  We do not know if UFO sightings precede or come after such interests in the paranormal.
 

Nearly 1/3rd of the general population (surveyed) knows someone who has seen a UFO, but ALL of those (surveyed) who show interest in the paranormal knows someone who has seen a UFO.
 

2/3rds of the general population (surveyed) believe that UFO’s and aliens exist, even though only 10% of them have seen one.  This number of “believers” has risen significantly over the last few decades.

of the general population (surveyed) believe that aliens could indeed abduct people.  This is the majority of those who believe that UFO’s and aliens exist.
 

Alleged alien abductees are very likely (84%) to know other alleged alien abductees, whereas non-alien abductees tend to not know anyone (0%) who has been abducted.  Birds of a feather flock together?
 

Up to 2/3rds of those who experience paranormal events think they have, or may have been abducted by aliens.
 

28% more people who have had paranormal events, compared to the general population (surveyed), has experienced, or just knows someone who has experienced demons or “evil entities.”
 

Paranormal experiencers are 48% more likely to have seen/sensed/heard an angel than the general public (surveyed).
 

Paranormal experiencers are 32% more likely to believe that angels are transdimensional/inter-dimensional beings, rather than just spiritual beings.
 

Paranormal experiencers are 29% more likely to have had an NDE (near death experience).
 

Paranormal experiencers are 36% more likely to know someone who has had an NDE.
 

Paranormal experiencers are 13% more likely to believe in the afterlife (100% of those surveyed).
 

Paranormal experiencers are 33% more likely to believe that when someone comes back from the dead their “spiritual gifts” are enhanced.
 

Paranormal experiencers are 15% more likely to have seen/sensed/heard a ghost.
 

Paranormal experiencers are 8% more likely to believe in ghosts.
 

No one who is a paranormal experiencer used the words “New Age” or “Wicca” for their belief-system; not that they aren’t, just that they did not claim to be such, with over half of them denying to belong to any particular religious denomination at all (while still maintaining a very definite “spirituality” in their lives, most often distinguishing it from religion/religiosity).  Only 10% of the general population (surveyed) claim to be “nondenominational,” pointing to a definite increase (44%) in that status if one is inclined toward paranormal/spiritual experiences.  Evidently, the more one experiences the paranormal, the more likely they are to leave their religion and adhere to a more spiritual (nondenominational) belief-system.  The factor of age was not calculated into this particular variable.
 

63% of paranormal experiencers have changed their religion/belief system.

5-10% of the general public changes their religion/belief system, meaning that 90-95% of them stick with the religion/belief system that they were taught, exposed to, or brought up with. 

Over 2/3rds of paranormal experiencers leave Christian-based organized religion (although most still believe in God, and keep some of the Christian faith-based beliefs) and adopt a broadened spiritual faith that is less formal and/or restrictive.
 

Of both groups, church/religion is only about 13.5% likely to be a leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs.
 

Paranormal experiencers are only 11% more likely than the general public (surveyed) to have knowledge, or topics/subjects in which they’ve read about, to be a leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime.

Paranormal experiencers are only 11% more likely than the general public (surveyed) to have actually had paranormal/spiritual experiences, to be a leading factor in their religious/spiritual beliefs and growth over their lifetime.

Evidently reading and learning about the paranormal, and experiencing it through paranormal events/occurrences, are NOT the main causes for people to altering or growing in their religious/spiritual belief systems.
 

Life experiences appear to be the #1 reason (about 1/4th) why people are altering their faith, in both groups.  Family has a way of influencing that process (42%) for the general public (surveyed); however, paranormal experiencers tend to stand on their own rather than be stick to a particular religion just because their family members practice it.
 

Paranormal experiencers have no (0%) interest in seeing/experiencing ghosts, perhaps because 63% of them already have).  Why seek what you already know?

The same is not true of the general population (surveyed), where 1/5th of them do have interest in seeing/experiencing ghosts, even though nearly half of them already have.
 

24% more of paranormal experiencers would like to see a UFO/alien compared with the general population (surveyed).
 

Paranormal experiencers are 16% more confident (less fearful) concerning demons than the general public (surveyed).
 

Over double the amount of paranormal experiencers, compared to the general public (surveyed), did NOT want to see or experience alien abduction, perhaps due to the fact that up to 2/3rds of them claim they already had.
 

Paranormal experiencers are more likely to be extroverted, and the general public more likely to be introverted.

Paranormal experiencers are more likely to be left-handed and ambidextrous than is the general public; while the general public is more likely to be right-handed compared to paranormal experiencers.
 

5% more of paranormal experiencers are right-brained compared to the general population.

5% more of paranormal experiencers are balanced-brained compared to the general population.

Both groups are equally left-brained (11%).

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CONCLUSIONS:

Of all the statistical data that was collected and analyzed there are two things that stand out as major differences between the two groups – racial backgrounds (biology), and religion/spiritual beliefs (cultural), especially concerning alleged alien abductees.  The fact that there were none in the Oral/Class group who claimed to have been part of that particular scenario was intriguing by itself. 

Concerning the cultural aspects of religion/spiritual beliefs:

It has become obvious that having paranormal experiences is not nearly as influential in the propagation of people dropping their previous religion, and adopting new faith/beliefs, as previously thought.  My original thoughts were that paranormal experiences themselves, and perhaps knowledge/awareness of such (cultural factors), may have been the leading factors in drawing people away from organized religion into a "more spiritual," and less restrictive path.  This is not the case at all, at least not for the majority of cases covered here in this survey (not in either group).  In fact, almost equally between the two groups, it is peoples’ daily life experiences that is the leading factor for people altering their faith.  The trend for the control group is that many start out as Christian (including Catholic) and wind up becoming nondenominational/spiritual in practice and beliefs.  Not agnostic, nor atheist, but more spiritual in nature, with an almost ill-feeling toward man-made organized religions in general.  Many of the participants gave very strong remarks against the system of religion (take your pick), and the fallacies they believe fill them.  They consider this opinion a by-product of their personal spiritual growth, which they’ve experienced internally, as well as through education.  There appears to be a strong link in the Oral/Class group for not changing their religion or faith, with many in this group being Catholic and having strong family influences and ties.

Concerning the biological aspects of racial backgrounds:

The limitations of this study include some of the following factors.  When I began this survey, comparing the general public (Oral/class group) with the paranormal experiencers (AOP Control group), I did not know how much of the biological/ethnic background information would actually come out.  I set up the questionnaire to find out as much as I could, but I still focused more on the questions regarding beliefs, actual sightings and experiences, religious implications, and other data than I did genetic (racial) background information.  Most of the Oral/Class group (the "general public") wound up having Hispanic backgrounds, but then it must be taken into account that this survey was done in El Paso, TX, right on the border of Mexico, with El Paso having a 75% Hispanic-American population to begin with, so this was in line with comparable demographics for this area and time.  However, the paranormal aspects within this group - on all accounts - were lower than that of the Control group, but then the ages of the Oral/Class group were also lower (younger) as well, indicating a possible lack of experience (yet) with the paranormal.  A much larger study nationwide (and perhaps internationally) would be necessary in order to compensate for and balance out these factors.

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RESULTS/TOTALS:

PARANORMAL SURVEY QUESTIONS

ORAL SURVEYS

TOTALS

1. Name

10 PEOPLE TOTAL

2. Age

33.4 mean age

UPDATE includes birthdate

Lowest age 17, Highest age 72

3. Gender

50/50 male & female

4. Genetic Background (list all that apply)

5 Hispanic, 2 African American,

1 Cajon, 2 Caucasian (mixed)

5. Marital Status

7 Single, 3 Married

6. Are you the first born, middle, last, or only child in your family?

2 First, 1 Middle, 5 Last, 2 Only

7. Occupation (if any)

2 Professors, 4 Lower-Upper Level

1 Retired, 3 Unemployed

8. School Major (if any)

5 in school, 5 out of school

3 Degreed

9. How often do you watch TV shows or movies on UFO's,

1x/3 mos or more: 3

paranormal topics, and the like?

2x/yr: 3,    1x/yr: 2

Never: 2

10. Have you seen a UFO?

2 yes

UFO WITNESS

8 no

11. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen a UFO?

5 yes

5 no

12. Do you believe in the existence of UFO's and aliens?

8 yes

2 no

13. Do you think that aliens could abduct humans as is claimed

8 yes

by some people?

2 no

14. Does someone you know ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens?

15. Do you think that you or someone you know has ever been

10 no

abducted by aliens?

POSSIBLE ABDUCTEE

THIS QUESTION (#15) WAS DELETED IN FINAL SURVEY!

16. Do you think that you have ever been abducted by aliens?

SELF-CLAIMED ABDUCTEE/EXPERIENCER/CONTACTEE

17. Do you believe that demons exist?

7 yes, 2 no

1 unsure

18. Have you or anyone you know ever had any experience with

2 yes

demons?

8 no

19. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard an angel near you?

3 yes

7 no

20. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard an

6 yes

angel nearby?

4 no

21. Do you believe angels are physical, spiritual, or inter-

7 spiritual

dimensional beings?

2 inter-dimensional

1 n/a

22. Have you ever had a near death experience?

3 yes

7 no

23. Has anyone you know claimed to have had a near death

7 yes

experience?

3 no

24. Do you believe in the afterlife?

7 yes, 2 no

1 unsure

25. Do you believe that if someone comes back from the dead

4 yes, 5 no

 their "spiritual gifts" are enhanced?

1 unsure

26. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard a ghost?

5 yes

5 no

27. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard

9 yes

a ghost?

1 no

28. Do you believe in the existence of ghosts?

9 yes

1 no

29. What is your religion (if any)?

4 Catholic, 1 JW, 1 none, 1 N/A

2 nondenom., 1 Logical positivism

30. Do any of your beliefs in the paranormal (or any of the topics

5 yes, 4 no, 1 neutral

these questions covered) MATCH or CONFLICT with your

religious beliefs? (if so, which one(s)?)

UPDATE includes only the "conflict," with "match" eliminated

31. Have you ever changed your religious beliefs before (joined a new

religious group, dropped a religion/group, etc.)?

32. If YES to the above, what was your prior religious belief(s) compared to now?

33. What has been the leading factor in your spirituality/religious beliefs

and growth over your lifetime?

Church/organized religion     Family influence     Friends/People I know

Life experiences      Paranormal/Spiritual experiences 

Topics I've read and/or become knowledgeable about     Other

34. If you could choose to see/experience one of these topics in

Angels 3, Ghosts 2, UFO's/Aliens 3

this questionnaire, which one would it be?

1 Afterlife (NDE), 1 none

35.  Why?

36. Which one of these topics would you LEAST want to

Demons 7, Ghosts 1

see/experience and why?

37.  Why?

Afterlife 1, Alien Abduction 1

38. When you were a child were you mostly an extrovert or an introvert?

39. Are you right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous?

40. Are you right-brained, left-brained, or balanced-brained?***

 

PARANORMAL SURVEY QUESTIONS

1. Name

2. Age

UPDATE includes birthdate

3. Gender

4. Genetic Background (list all that apply)

5. Marital Status

6. Are you the first born, middle, last, or only child in your family?

7. Occupation (if any)

8. School Major (if any)

9. How often do you watch TV shows or movies on UFO's,

paranormal topics, and the like?

10. Have you seen a UFO?

UFO WITNESS

11. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen a UFO?

12. Do you believe in the existence of UFO's and aliens?

13. Do you think that aliens could abduct humans as is claimed

by some people?

14. Does someone you know ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens?

15. Do you think that you or someone you know has ever been

abducted by aliens?

POSSIBLE ABDUCTEE

THIS QUESTION (#15) WAS DELETED IN FINAL SURVEY!

16. Do you think that you have ever been abducted by aliens?

SELF-CLAIMED ABDUCTEE/EXPERIENCER/CONTACTEE

17. Do you believe that demons exist?

18. Have you or anyone you know ever had any experience with

demons?

19. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard an angel near you?

20. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard an

angel nearby?

21. Do you believe angels are physical, spiritual, or inter-

dimensional beings?

22. Have you ever had a near death experience?

23. Has anyone you know claimed to have had a near death

experience?

24. Do you believe in the afterlife?

25. Do you believe that if someone comes back from the dead

 their "spiritual gifts" are enhanced?

26. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard a ghost?

27. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard

a ghost?

28. Do you believe in the existence of ghosts?

29. What is your religion (if any)?

30. Do any of your beliefs in the paranormal (or any of the topics

these questions covered) MATCH or CONFLICT with your

religious beliefs? (if so, which one(s)?)

UPDATE includes only the "conflict," with "match" eliminated

31. Have you ever changed your religious beliefs before (joined a new

religious group, dropped a religion/group, etc.)?

32. If YES to the above, what was your prior religious belief(s) compared to now?

33. What has been the leading factor in your spirituality/religious beliefs

and growth over your lifetime?

Church/organized religion     Family influence     Friends/People I know

Life experiences      Paranormal/Spiritual experiences 

Topics I've read and/or become knowledgeable about     Other

34. If you could choose to see/experience one of these topics in

this questionnaire, which one would it be?

35.  Why?

36. Which one of these topics would you LEAST want to

see/experience and why?

37.  Why?

38. When you were a child were you mostly an extrovert or an introvert?

39. Are you right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous?

40. Are you right-brained, left-brained, or balanced-brained?***

CONTROL GROUP SURVEYS

TOTALS

19 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

54.1 mean age

Lowest age 23, Highest age 84

10 males and 9 females

1 Cauc-Hispanic, 1 N.A., 1 Cauc-Jew

12 Cauc-mix, 4 Cauc-N.A. mix

9 Single, 10 Married/Partnered

8 First, 5 Middle, 3 Last, 3 Only

1 Professors, 10 Lower-Upper Level

6 Retired,  1 N/A,  1 Semi-retired

9 Degreed,  6 Trained

1 N/A,   3 None

Weekly (as much as possible): 9

1-2x/yr or so: 10

Never: 0

12 yes

4 no,    3 Unsure/Maybe

19 yes

0 no

19 yes

0 no

19 yes

0 no

16 yes, 3 no

-

7 yes, 4 unsure/maybe, 7 no, 1 N/A

16 yes, 2 no

1 unsure

12 yes

7 no

15 yes

4 no

16 yes

3 no

3 spiritual

16 inter-dimensional

0 physical

8 yes

11 no

16 yes

2 no

1 unsure

19 yes

0 no

13 yes, 4 no

2 maybe/perhaps

12 yes

6 no, 1 unsure

16 yes

2 no

1 unsure

16 yes

1 no, 2 unsure

4 Christian, 1 none, 2 Metaphysical

10 nondenom/spiritual, 2 Multidenom

4 yes, 15 no

14 yes

5 no

13 Christian, 1 Catholic, 5 N/A

5 Life Experiences, 3 Church

3 Topics read/knowledge, 1 N/A

3 Paranormal/Spiritual Experiences

2 Family, 2 Other

8 Angels,   6 UFO,   1 Alien

2 NDE,   2 Other

9 Demons,   4 Alien (abduction)

2 NDE,   2 Ghost

1 Any is OK, 1 N/A

7 Introverts, 12 Extroverts

15 R-handed, 2 L-handed, 2 Ambidextrous

5 R-brained, 2 L-brained, 12 Bal-brained

 

PARANORMAL SURVEY QUESTIONS

1. Name

2. Age

UPDATE includes birthdate

3. Gender

4. Genetic Background (list all that apply)

5. Marital Status

6. Are you the first born, middle, last, or only child in your family?

7. Occupation (if any)

8. School Major (if any)

9. How often do you watch TV shows or movies on UFO's,

paranormal topics, and the like?

10. Have you seen a UFO?

UFO WITNESS

11. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen a UFO?

12. Do you believe in the existence of UFO's and aliens?

13. Do you think that aliens could abduct humans as is claimed

by some people?

14. Does someone you know ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens?

15. Do you think that you or someone you know has ever been

abducted by aliens?

POSSIBLE ABDUCTEE

THIS QUESTION (#15) WAS DELETED IN FINAL SURVEY!

16. Do you think that you have ever been abducted by aliens?

SELF-CLAIMED ABDUCTEE/EXPERIENCER/CONTACTEE

17. Do you believe that demons exist?

18. Have you or anyone you know ever had any experience with

demons?

19. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard an angel near you?

20. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard an

angel nearby?

21. Do you believe angels are physical, spiritual, or inter-

dimensional beings?

22. Have you ever had a near death experience?

23. Has anyone you know claimed to have had a near death

experience?

24. Do you believe in the afterlife?

25. Do you believe that if someone comes back from the dead

 their "spiritual gifts" are enhanced?

26. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard a ghost?

27. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard

a ghost?

28. Do you believe in the existence of ghosts?

29. What is your religion (if any)?

30. Do any of your beliefs in the paranormal (or any of the topics

these questions covered) MATCH or CONFLICT with your

religious beliefs? (if so, which one(s)?)

UPDATE includes only the "conflict," with "match" eliminated

31. Have you ever changed your religious beliefs before (joined a new

religious group, dropped a religion/group, etc.)?

32. If YES to the above, what was your prior religious belief(s) compared to now?

33. What has been the leading factor in your spirituality/religious beliefs

and growth over your lifetime?

Church/organized religion     Family influence     Friends/People I know

Life experiences      Paranormal/Spiritual experiences 

Topics I've read and/or become knowledgeable about     Other

34. If you could choose to see/experience one of these topics in

this questionnaire, which one would it be?

35.  Why?

36. Which one of these topics would you LEAST want to

see/experience and why?

37.  Why?

38. When you were a child were you mostly an extrovert or an introvert?

39. Are you right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous?

40. Are you right-brained, left-brained, or balanced-brained?***

CLASS SURVEYS

TOTALS

19 PEOPLE TOTAL

-

23.74 mean age

Lowest age 18, Highest age 59

9 males & 10 females

16 Hispanic, 1 Caucasian (mixed)

2 Hispanic (mixed)

18 Single, 1 Married

8 First, 4 Middle, 5 Last, 2 Only

7 Students, 2 working students

1 Unemployed, 9 misc.

All in school, misc. majors

1x/wk or more: 4         1x/mo: 3

1x/3mo: 3              1x/6mo: 1

1x/yr or less: 7      Never: 1

1 yes

18 no

3 yes

16 no

10 yes          1 maybe

8 no

6 yes

13 no

19 no (ALL)

-

19 no (ALL)

NO EXPERIENCERS

14 yes              4 no

1 maybe       

8 yes

11 no

6 yes

13 no

13 yes

6 no

8 spiritual

10 inter-dimensional

1 n/a                  0 physical

1 yes

18 no

7 yes

12 no

18 yes

1 no

6 yes

13 no

9 yes

10 no

14 yes

5 no

13 yes

1 no                5 maybe

11 Catholic     2 Christian

1 nondenom. Christian        5 none

1 yes

17 no

1 unsure

2 yes

17 no

17 n/a,   1 no answer,  1 dropped religion

2 Church/Organized Religion

10 Family Influence

4 Life Experiences

1 Topics I've Read/Knowledge

1 Para/Spiritual Exp.          1 Other

12 Angels                            3 Ghosts

2 Afterlife (NDE)                1 Other

1 Alien

2 Aliens                4 NDE's

11 Demons            2 none

9 introverts            10 extroverts

1 Left-handed         18 Right-handed

6 R-brained   2 L-brained   11 Bal-brained

 

PARANORMAL SURVEY QUESTIONS

1. Name

2. Age

UPDATE includes birthdate

3. Gender

4. Genetic Background (list all that apply)

5. Marital Status

6. Are you the first born, middle, last, or only child in your family?

7. Occupation (if any)

8. School Major (if any)

9. How often do you watch TV shows or movies on UFO's,

paranormal topics, and the like?

10. Have you seen a UFO?

UFO WITNESS

11. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen a UFO?

12. Do you believe in the existence of UFO's and aliens?

13. Do you think that aliens could abduct humans as is claimed

by some people?

14. Does someone you know ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens?

15. Do you think that you or someone you know has ever been

abducted by aliens?

POSSIBLE ABDUCTEE

THIS QUESTION (#15) WAS DELETED IN FINAL SURVEY!

16. Do you think that you have ever been abducted by aliens?

SELF-CLAIMED ABDUCTEE/EXPERIENCER/CONTACTEE

17. Do you believe that demons exist?

18. Have you or anyone you know ever had any experience with

demons?

19. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard an angel near you?

20. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard an

angel nearby?

21. Do you believe angels are physical, spiritual, or inter-

dimensional beings?

22. Have you ever had a near death experience?

23. Has anyone you know claimed to have had a near death

experience?

24. Do you believe in the afterlife?

25. Do you believe that if someone comes back from the dead

 their "spiritual gifts" are enhanced?

26. Have you ever seen/sensed/heard a ghost?

27. Has anyone you know claimed to have seen/sensed/heard

a ghost?

28. Do you believe in the existence of ghosts?

29. What is your religion (if any)?
 

 
 

30. Do any of your beliefs in the paranormal (or any of the topics

these questions covered) MATCH or CONFLICT with your

religious beliefs? (if so, which one(s)?)

UPDATE includes only the "conflict," with "match" eliminated

31. Have you ever changed your religious beliefs before (joined a new

religious group, dropped a religion/group, etc.)?

32. If YES to the above, what was your prior religious belief(s) compared to now?
 

33. What has been the leading factor in your spirituality/religious beliefs

and growth over your lifetime?

Church/organized religion     Family influence     Friends/People I know

Life experiences      Paranormal/Spiritual experiences 

Topics I've read and/or become knowledgeable about     Other
 

34. If you could choose to see/experience one of these topics in

this questionnaire, which one would it be?

35.  Why?

36. Which one of these topics would you LEAST want to

see/experience and why?

37.  Why?

38. When you were a child were you mostly an extrovert or an introvert?

39. Are you right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous?

40. Are you right-brained, left-brained, or balanced-brained?***

COMBINED DATA FOR ALL THREE GROUPS

TOTALS

48 PEOPLE TOTAL

37.1 mean age

Lowest age 17, Highest age 84

24 males, 24 females

21 Hispanic, 2 African-American, 1 Cajon, 4 Cauc-N.A. mix

15 Cauc-mixed, 2 Hispanic-mixed, 1 N.A., 1 Cauc-Jew

34 single, 14 Married/Partnered

18 First, 10 Middle, 13 Last, 7 Only

3 Professors, 14 Lower-Upper Level, 2 Working Students

7 Retired, 1 Semi-retired, 4 Unemployed, 9 Misc, 1 N/A

24 In school, 12 Degreed, 6 Trained, 3 None

2 Out of school, 1 N/A

1x/wk or more: 13,   1x/mo: 3

1x/3mo: 6,                1x/6mos: 14

1x/yr or less: 9         Never: 3

15 yes

30 no,  3 Unsure/Maybe

27 yes

21 no

37 yes      1 maybe

10 no

33 yes

15 no

16 yes,   22 no

10 no

7 yes, 4 unsure/maybe, 26 no, 1 N/A

37 yes, 8 no

2 unsure, 1 maybe

22 yes

26 no

24 yes

24 no

35 yes

13 no

18 spiritual

28 inter-dimensional

0 physical,   2 n/a

12 yes

36 no

30 yes

17 no

1 unsure

44 yes,  3 no

1 unsure

23 yes

22 no

1 unsure,  2 maybe/perhaps

26 yes

21 no,  1 unsure

39 yes

8 no

1 unsure

38 yes,  3 no

5 maybe,  2 unsure

15 Catholic, 12 Nondenom/Spiritual, 7 none, 2 Metaphysical, 1 N/A, 1 JW

6 Christian, 1 nondenom Christian, 2 Multidenom, 1 Logical positivism

10 yes

36 no

1 neutral

1 unsure

16 yes

22 no

13 Christian, 1 Catholic, 17 N/A, 1 no answer, 1 dropped religion
 

12 Family Influence,   9 Life Experiences

5 Church/Organized Religion,   4 Paranormal/Spiritual Experiences

4 Topics Read/Knowledge,   1 N/A

3 Other

23 Angels,   11 UFOs/Aliens,   5 Ghosts

5 Afterlife/NDE,   3 Other

1 None

27 Demons,   7 Alien (abduction),   7 Afterlife/NDE

3 Ghosts,   1 Any is OK,   3 N/A

 

16 Introverts,   22 extroverts

33 R-handed,   3 L-handed,   2 Ambidextrous

11 R-brained,    4 L-brained,   23 Bal-brained

TOP

ANALYSIS:

ORAL SURVEYS

ANALYSIS

TOTALS

ORAL SURVEYS

10 PEOPLE TOTAL

Age 17-30: 5

-

Age 31-45: 1

33.4 mean age

Age 46-60: 2

Lowest age 17, Highest age 72

Age 61+: 2

50/50 male & female

5 Hispanic, 2 African American,

50% Hispanic, 20% African American

1 Cajon, 2 Caucasian (mixed)

20% Caucasion-mixed, 10% Cajon

7 Single, 3 Married

70% single

30% married

2 First, 1 Middle, 5 Last, 2 Only

20% First,  10% Middle

50% Last,   20% Only

2 Professors, 4 Lower-Upper Level

1 Retired, 3 Unemployed

5 in school, 5 out of school

3 Degreed

1x/3 mos or more: 3

30% often

2x/yr: 3,    1x/yr: 2

50% rarely

Never: 2

20% never

2 yes

20% yes

8 no

80% no

5 yes

50% yes

5 no

50% no

8 yes

80% yes

2 no

20% no

8 yes

80% yes

2 no

20% no

10 no

100% no

7 yes, 2 no

70% yes,  20% no

1 unsure

10% unsure

2 yes

20% yes

8 no

80% no

3 yes

30% yes

7 no

70% no

6 yes

60% yes

4 no

40% no

7 spiritual

70% spiritual

2 inter-dimensional

20% inter-dimensional

1 n/a

10% n/a

3 yes

30% yes

7 no

70% no

7 yes

70% yes

3 no

30% no

7 yes, 2 no

70% yes,   20% no

1 unsure

10% unsure

4 yes, 5 no

40% yes,   50% no

1 unsure

10% unsure

5 yes

50% yes

5 no

50% no

9 yes

90% yes

1 no

10% no

9 yes

90% yes

1 no

10% no

4 Catholic, 1 JW, 1 none, 1 N/A

40% Catholic, 10% JW, 10% n/a

2 nondenom., 1 Logical positivism

20% nondenom, 10% Logical positivism

5 yes, 4 no, 1 neutral

50% yes

40% no

10% neutral

Angels 3, Ghosts 2, UFO's/Aliens 3

30% Angels,   20% Ghosts

1 Afterlife (NDE), 1 none

30% UFOs/Aliens,   10% Afterlife/NDE

10% none

Demons 7, Ghosts 1

70% Demons,   10% Ghosts

10% Afterlife/NDE,  10% Alien abduction

Afterlife 1, Alien Abduction 1

 

EMAIL: CONTROL GROUP SURVEYS

ANALYSIS

TOTALS

AOP - CONTROL GRP SURVEYS

19 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

Age 17-30: 2

Age 31-45: 3

54.1 mean age

Age 46-60: 7

Lowest age 23, Highest age 84

Age 61+: 7

10 males and 9 females

1 Cauc-Hispanic, 1 N.A., 1 Cauc-Jew

5.3% Cauc-Hispanic, 5.3% Hopi, 5.3% Cauc-Jew

12 Cauc-mix, 4 Cauc-N.A. mix

63.1% Cauc-mix, 21% Cuac-N.A. mix

9 Single, 10 Married/Partnered

47% single

53% married

8 First, 5 Middle, 3 Last, 3 Only

42% First,   26% Middle

16% Last,   16% Only

1 Professors, 10 Lower-Upper Level

6 Retired,  1 N/A,  1 Semi-retired

9 Degreed,  6 Trained

1 N/A,   3 None

Weekly (as much as possible): 9

47% often

1-2x/yr or so: 10

53% rarely

Never: 0

0% never

12 yes

63% yes

4 no,    3 Unsure/Maybe

21% no,   16% unsure/maybe

19 yes

100% yes

0 no

0% no

19 yes

100% yes

0 no

0% no

19 yes

100% yes

0 no

0% no

16 yes, 3 no

84% yes,   16% no

-

7 yes, 4 unsure/maybe, 7 no, 1 N/A

37% yes,  21% unsure/maybe

37% no,   5% n/a

16 yes, 2 no

84% yes,   11% no

1 unsure

5% unsure

12 yes

63% yes

7 no

37% no

15 yes

79% yes

4 no

21% no

16 yes

84% yes

3 no

16% no

3 spiritual

16% spiritual

16 inter-dimensional

84% inter-dimensional

0 physical

0% physical

8 yes

42% yes

11 no

58% no

16 yes

84% yes

2 no

11% no

1 unsure

5% unsure

19 yes

100% yes

0 no

0% no

13 yes, 4 no

68% yes,   21% no

2 maybe/perhaps

11% maybe/perhaps

12 yes

63% yes,   32% no

6 no, 1 unsure

5% unsure

16 yes

84% yes

2 no

11% no

1 unsure

5% unsure

16 yes

84% yes,   5% no

1 no, 2 unsure

11% unsure

4 Christian, 1 none, 2 Metaphysical

21% Christian, 54% nondenom/spiritual

10 nondenom/spiritual, 2 Multidenom

10% Metaphysical, 10% Multidenom, 5% none

4 yes, 15 no

21% yes

79% no

14 yes

74% yes

5 no

26% no

13 Christian, 1 Catholic, 5 N/A

69% Christian, 5% Catholic, 26% n/a

5 Life Experiences, 3 Church

26% Life Experiences,  16% Church/Religion

3 Topics read/knowledge, 1 N/A

16% Topics Read/Knowledge,  5% n/a

3 Paranormal/Spiritual Experiences

16% Paranormal/Spiritual Experiences

2 Family, 2 Other

10.5% Family

10.5% Other

8 Angels,   6 UFO,   1 Alien

42% Angels,  32% UFO,   5% Alien

2 NDE,   2 Other

10.5% NDE,   10.5% Other

9 Demons,   4 Alien (abduction)

47% Demons,   21% Alien abduction

2 NDE,   2 Ghost

11% NDE,   11% Ghost

1 Any is OK, 1 N/A

5% Any is OK,   5% n/a

7 Introverts, 12 Extroverts

37% Introverts,   63% Extroverts

15 R-handed, 2 L-handed, 2 Ambidextrous

79% R-handed, 10.5% L-handed, 10.5% Ambidextrous

5 R-brained, 2 L-brained, 12 Bal-brained

26% R-brained, 11% L-brained, 63% Bal-brained

 

CLASS SURVEYS

ANALYSIS

TOTALS

CLASS SURVEYS

19 PEOPLE TOTAL

Age 17-30: 16

-

Age 31-45: 2

23.74 mean age

Age 46-60: 1

Lowest age 18, Highest age 59

Age 61+: 0

9 males & 10 females

16 Hispanic, 1 Caucasian (mixed)

84.1% Hispanic, 5.3% Caucasian-mixed

2 Hispanic (mixed)

10.6% Hispanic-mixed

18 Single, 1 Married

95% single

5% married

8 First, 4 Middle, 5 Last, 2 Only

42% First,   21% Middle

26% Last,   11% Only

7 Students, 2 working students

1 Unemployed, 9 misc.

All in school, misc. majors

1x/wk or more: 4         1x/mo: 3

53% often

1x/3mo: 3              1x/6mo: 1

42% rarely

1x/yr or less: 7      Never: 1

5% never

1 yes

5% yes

18 no

95% no

3 yes

16% yes

16 no

84% no

10 yes          1 maybe

53% yes,   5% maybe

8 no

42% no

6 yes

32% yes

13 no

68% no

19 no (ALL)

100% no

-

19 no (ALL)

100% no

NO EXPERIENCERS

14 yes              4 no

74% yes,   21% no

1 maybe       

5% maybe

8 yes

42% yes

11 no

58% no

6 yes

32% yes

13 no

68% no

13 yes

68% no

6 no

32% yes

8 spiritual

42% spiritual

10 inter-dimensional

53% inter-dimensional

1 n/a                  0 physical

5% n/a,   0% physical

1 yes

5% yes

18 no

95% no

7 yes

37% yes

12 no

63% no

18 yes

95% yes

1 no

5% no

6 yes

32% yes

13 no

68% no

9 yes

47% yes

10 no

53% no

14 yes

74% yes

5 no

26% no

13 yes

68.4% yes,   5.3% no

1 no                5 maybe

26.3% maybe

11 Catholic     2 Christian

58% Catholic,   11% Christian

1 nondenom. Christian        5 none

5% nondenom Christian,   26% none

1 yes

5% yes

17 no

90% no

1 unsure

5% unsure

2 yes

11% yes

17 no

89% no

17 n/a,   1 no answer,  1 dropped religion

90% n/a, 5% no answer, 5% dropped religion

2 Church/Organized Religion

11% Church/Organized Religion

10 Family Influence

53% Family Influence

4 Life Experiences

21% Life Experiences

1 Topics I've Read/Knowledge

5% Topics Read/Knowledge

1 Para/Spiritual Exp.          1 Other

5% Para/Spiritual Exp.,   5% Other

12 Angels                  3 Ghosts

63% Angels,   16% Ghosts

2 Afterlife (NDE)            1 Other

11% Afterlife/NDE,   5% Other

1 Alien

5% Alien

2 Aliens                4 NDE's

10.5% Aliens,   21% NDE

11 Demons            2 none

58% Demons,   10.5% none

9 introverts            10 extroverts

47% introverts,   53% extroverts

1 Left-handed         18 Right-handed

5% L-handed,   95% R-handed

6 R-brained   2 L-brained   11 Bal-brained

31% R-brained, 11% L-brained, 58% Bal-brained

TOP

COMPARISONS:

Because the class surveys were very high in younger (below age 30) participants I chose to combine the data from that group with the oral survey group to ensure that the data was not too skewed, or off-balance regarding the general public.  I wanted it to be as representative as possible, even though I had to take into account that 75% of El Paso is Hispanic, and that the majority of students would, in turn, be Hispanic.

COMPARISON

COMPARISON

ORAL/CLASS COMBINED SURVEYS

AOP - CONTROL GRP SURVEYS

Age 17-30: 21     73%

Age 17-30: 2     10%

Age 31-45: 3      10%

Age 31-45: 3     16%

Age 46-60: 3      10%

Age 46-60: 7     37%

Age 61+: 2          7%

Age 61+: 7        37%

14 males,  15 females

10 males,  9 females

29 PEOPLE TOTAL

19 PEOPLE TOTAL

73% Hispanic, 7% African American, 3% Cajon

5.3% Cauc-Hispanic, 5.3% Hopi, 5.3% Cauc-Jew

10% Caucasion-mixed, 7% Hispanic-mixed

63.1% Cauc-mix, 21% Cuac-N.A. mix

87% single

47% single

13% married

53% married

35% Firstborn,  17% Middle-born

42% Firstborn,   26% Middle-born

35% Last-born,   13% Only-child

16% Last-born,   16% Only-child

Info not included

Info not included

Info not included

Info not included

59% often  (How often watch TV shows on UFOs/paranormal?)

47% often

31% rarely

53% rarely

10% never

0% never

10% yes  (Have you seen a UFO?)

63% yes

90% no

21% no,   16% unsure/maybe

28% yes   (Has anyone you know claimed to have seen a UFO?)

100% yes

72% no

0% no

62% yes,   35% no   (Do you believe in UFOs/aliens?)

100% yes

3% maybe

0% no

48% yes   (Do you think aliens could abduct humans?)

100% yes

52% no

0% no

100% no   (Does someone you know claim to have been abducted?)

84% yes,   16% no

100% no   (Has you or someone you know been abducted by aliens?)

-

100% no   (Have you been abducted by aliens?)

37% yes,  21% unsure/maybe

37% no,   5% n/a

74% yes,  20% no   (Do you believe demons exist?)

84% yes,   11% no

3% unsure,   3% maybe

5% unsure

35% yes   (Have you/someone you know experienced demons?)

63% yes

65% no

37% no

31% yes   (Have you seen/sensed/experienced an angel?)

79% yes

69% no

21% no

65% yes   (Has someone you know . . . an angel?)

84% yes

35% no

16% no

52% spiritual   (Do you belive angels are . . . ?)

16% spiritual

41% inter-dimensional

84% inter-dimensional

7% n/a,   0% physical

0% physical

13% yes   (Have you ever had an NDE?)

42% yes

87% no

58% no

48% yes   (Has anyone you know had an NDE?)

84% yes

52% no

11% no

5% unsure

87% yes,   10% no   (Do you believe in the afterlife?)

100% yes

3% unsure

0% no

35% yes,   63% no   (Are NDEers spiritual gifts enhanced?)

68% yes,   21% no

3% unsure

11% maybe/perhaps

48% yes   (Have you seen/sensed/heard a ghost?)

63% yes,   32% no

52% no

5% unsure

80% yes   (Has anyone you know . . . a ghost?)

84% yes

20% no

11% no

5% unsure

76% yes   (Do you believe in ghosts?)

84% yes,   5% no

7% no,   17% maybe

11% unsure

51% Catholic, 3% JW, 3% n/a, 20% none, 3% nondenom-Christian

21% Christian, 54% nondenom/spiritual

7% nondenom, 3% Logical positivism, 7% Christian, 3% n/a

10% Metaphysical, 10% Multidenom, 5% none

20% yes   (Do your beliefs in paranormal match with your religion?)

21% yes

73% no

79% no

3% neutral,   3% unsure

(Have you ever changed your religion?)

11% yes

74% yes

89% no

26% no

90% n/a,  5% no answer,  5% dropped religion

69% Christian, 5% Catholic, 26% n/a

11% Church/Religion  (Leading factor in spiritual/religious growth?)

16% Church/Religion

53% Family,   21% Life Experiences

10.5% Family,   26% Life Experiences, 

5% Topics Read/Knowledge

16% Topics Read/Knowledge

5% Paranormal/Spiritual Experiences

16% Paranormal/Spiritual Experiences

5% Other

10.5% Other,   5% n/a

52% Angels,   18% Ghosts   (Which would you choose to experience?)

42% Angels,  32% UFO,   5% Alien

13% UFOs/Aliens,   10% Afterlife/NDE

10.5% NDE,   10.5% Other

3% none,   3% other

63% Demons,   3% Ghosts   (Which choose NOT to experience?)

47% Demons,   21% Alien abduction

17% Afterlife/NDE,  10% Alien abduction

11% NDE,   11% Ghost

7% none

5% Any is OK,   5% n/a

47% introverts,   53% extroverts

37% Introverts,   63% Extroverts

5% L-handed,   95% R-handed

79% R-handed, 10.5% L-handed, 10.5% Ambidextrous

31% R-brained, 11% L-brained, 58% Bal-brained

26% R-brained, 11% L-brained, 63% Bal-brained

TOP

Lastly, below, I am including the statistics (comparison chart) for all three groups.  The sub-group of alleged alien abductees (pulled out from the AOP group), the AOP Control group, and the Oral/class group.  You can see the numbers for yourself!

COMPARISON

COMPARISON

                                      COMPARISON

ABDUCTEES ONLY

AOP - CONTROL GROUP SURVEYS

                            ORAL/CLASS COMBINED SURVEYS

 

 

 

Age 17-30: 1     13%

Age 17-30: 2     10%

Age 17-30: 21     73%

Age 31-45: 1     13%

Age 31-45: 3     16%

Age 31-45: 3      10%

Age 46-60: 3     37%

Age 46-60: 7     37%

Age 46-60: 3      10%

Age 61+: 3        37%

Age 61+: 7        37%

Age 61+: 2          7%

4 males,  4 females

10 males,  9 females

14 males,  15 females

8 PEOPLE TOTAL

19 PEOPLE TOTAL

29 PEOPLE TOTAL

63% English/Irish/Scottish,   25% N.A./French/German/Russian

5.3% Cauc-Hispanic, 5.3% Hopi, 5.3% Cauc-Jew

73% Hispanic, 7% African American, 3% Cajon

13% Spanish/ Jew/ Italian/ Mex/ Czech/ Polish/ Lithianian/ Chinese/ Indian/ Welsh

63.1% Cauc-mix, 21% Cuac-N.A. mix

10% Caucasion-mixed, 7% Hispanic-mixed

50% single/divorced/widowed

47% single

87% single

37% married/partnered        13% n/a

53% married

13% married

50% Firstborn,   25% Middle-born

42% Firstborn,   26% Middle-born

35% Firstborn,  17% Middle-born

12.5% Last-born,   12.5% Only-child/adopted

16% Last-born,   16% Only-child

35% Last-born,   13% Only-child

1 n/a,   3 retired,   1 Journalist,   1 Geologist

Info not included

                            Info not included

1 Spiritual counselor

 

 

1 Property Mngr/housekeeper

Info not included

                           Info not included

 

 

 

37% often

47% often

59% often  (How often watch TV shows on UFOs/paranormal?)

63% rarely

53% rarely

31% rarely

0% never

0% never

10% never

75% yes

63% yes

10% yes  (Have you seen a UFO?)

12.5% no,   12.5% maybe/unsure

21% no,   16% unsure/maybe

90% no

100% yes

100% yes

28% yes   (Has anyone you know claimed to have seen a UFO?)

0% no

0% no

72% no

100% yes (30% were adamant)

100% yes

62% yes,   35% no   (Do you believe in UFOs/aliens?)

0% no

0% no

3% maybe

100% yes

100% yes

48% yes   (Do you think aliens could abduct humans?)

0% no

0% no

52% no

 

 

 

100% yes

84% yes,   16% no

100% no   (Does someone you know claim to have been abducted?)

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100% no   (Has you or someone you know been abducted by aliens?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

63% yes,  37% unsure/maybe

37% yes,  21% unsure/maybe

100% no   (Have you been abducted by aliens?)

0% no

37% no,   5% n/a

 

87% yes,   13% no

84% yes,   11% no

74% yes,  20% no   (Do you believe demons exist?)

 

5% unsure

3% unsure,   3% maybe

63% yes

63% yes

35% yes   (Have you/someone you know experienced demons?)

37% no

37% no

65% no

 

 

 

87% yes

79% yes

31% yes   (Have you seen/sensed/experienced an angel?)

13% no

21% no

69% no

100% yes

84% yes

65% yes   (Has someone you know . . . an angel?)

0% no

16% no

35% no

 

 

 

25% spiritual

16% spiritual

52% spiritual   (Do you belive angels are . . . ?)

75% inter-dimensional

84% inter-dimensional

41% inter-dimensional

0% physical

0% physical

7% n/a,   0% physical

50% yes

42% yes

13% yes   (Have you ever had an NDE?)

50% no

58% no

87% no

87% yes

84% yes

48% yes   (Has anyone you know had an NDE?)

13% no

11% no