Socio-Psychological hypothesis (Ufology)

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The Socio-Psychological hypothesis (SPH), or psychosocial hypothesis (PSH), is a hypothesis in ufology that proposes some UFO contacts are best explained as being culturally shaped visionary experiences, as opposed to being direct encounters with otherworldly or interdimensional forms and craft.

Further Reading

  • Carl Jung, "Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies" (1958)
  • Michel Monnerie, "Et si les ovnis n'existaient pas? [What if ufos do not exist?]" (1977)
  • Bertrand Méheust, "Science-fiction et soucoupes volantes [Science-Fiction and flying saucers]" (1978)