In close encounters and UFO sightings (and some Bigfoot sightings), people have reported the smell of sulfur (a rotten eggs smell). Now scientists have learned that that hydrogen sulfide, which produces this odor, can alter consciousness without causing physical harm, by causing a state of suspended animation. This could also be a clue to the phenomenon known as missing time.

When mice breathed the gas, they went into a hibernation-like state. Their activity level fell dramatically, and they moved only when the researchers touched them or shook their cages. After the mice returned to breathing normal air, they quickly returned to normal.

Art credit: Dana Augustine

A lot of the people who recognized the face on the cover of Communion, when it was published almost 20 years ago, feel that their experiences have been ignored?by scientists, by the government and by people in the UFO community. One place this DOESN’T happen is here, at and on Dreamland, where we take the SCIENCE of UFOs very seriously?although we ARE interested in fiction!). Whitley was one of the first people to bring global warming to human consciousness and we keep you informed about crop circles as well. But we can persevere in these important endeavors only with YOUR help. You need us, but we need you too, so support us: subscribe today.

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.