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The Outer Limits of Belief

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Science  25 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5752, pp. 1280-1281
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121309

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Abducted. How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens. By Susan A. Clancy. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005. 191 pp. $22.95, £14.95, €21.20. ISBN 0-674-01879-6.

The author's consideration of people who believe they have been abducted by aliens illuminates the ease with which people can remember events that never happened.