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Off topic, but I'm always OT...

The latest skeptic argument I've heard explaining away crisis apparitions, end stage of life communication and the like is they are nothing more than waking state lucid dreams.
I had never heard of such a thing, so I looked it up. Sure enough, waking lucid dreams are real.

The problem with using them to explain away after death communications is 1.) In lucid dreams, the dreamer is fully aware of the fact that they are dreaming. In ADC's, the experiencer insists the event was real. 2.) Lucid dreams, like all dreams, ultimately make little sense when viewed from an everyday world perspective. After death communications make total, sometimes 'realer than real' sense to the individual experiencing them.

I just had to toss this out there.

Haven't heard that one. But I wonder how waking lucid dreams would account for the fact that crisis apparitions typically take place at a time when the percipient has no reason to suspect that the communicator/apparition has just died. (This is what makes them "crisis" apparitions; the crisis is the death of the person whose apparition is seen.)

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