Professor of English at Cal State Long Beach.

Performed an experiment with a clinical hypnotist upon eight subjects selected on the basis of having no UFO knowledge or experiences. Under hypnotic regression, the “imaginary abductees” provided a coherent abduction narrative which closely resembled classic abduction cases. This correlation went from larger factors such as saucer shapes down to obscure and bizarre details.

Alvin Lawson’s findings are in his essay What Can We Learn from Hypnosis of Imaginary Abductees? California State University at Long Beach, English Department, May 1977

(cited in Messengers of Deception, 46).