For a number of years, I was a research subject of "alien abduction" researcher, Dr. David M. Jacobs, of Temple University. He conducted ninety-one hypnotic regressions with me during thirty-seven hypnosis sessions, from December 2004 through February 2007.
During that time Dr. Jacobs' behavior towards me as his research subject became increasingly bizarre and psychologically abusive.
I have provided information about Dr. Jacobs' work with me here, as I believe that it is matter of public interest. I hope that by providing this information, that I can help to prevent similar abuses occurring to other research subjects in the future.
I am one of many people who have had experiences throughout their lives that cannot be explained in conventional terms. My own experiences fit patterns which, in our culture, are often explained as "paranormal", "UFO" or "alien abduction" experiences. I have an agnostic view of these cultural explanations; I am neither a "believer" nor a "skeptic". However, I think that the underlying experiences giving rise to these explanations are both real and anomalous, whatever their actual origin.
In order to gain a deeper understanding of my own experiences, I compiled a detailed chronological record of them. For a period of one year, I collected additional physiological data relevant to some of the theories about the "alien abduction" phenomenon, to correlate with them. Once my action in regard to Dr. Jacobs', in my opinion, misconduct towards me as his research subject is concluded, I will publish my research on my anomalous experiences on this website.
Another former research subject of Dr. Jacobs, who is known in Dr. Jacobs' work as "Brian Reed", has courageously spoken out on the Paratopia show about his experience as Dr. Jacobs' research subject.
I would like to extend my thanks to the wonderful people in the UFO community who have helped me through a difficult time, and who continue to do so.
Brian Reed helped to sustain me through the long period when no one wanted to hear. He is assisting me in ways that I cannot divulge, but which are incredibly courageous, driven by his high integrity. I owe him a debt I can never repay.
(Listen to Brian Reed's interview on the Paratopia internet radio show at Paratopia 94: Brian Reed Vindicates Emma Woods.)
Kim Carlsberg did so much in first bringing the serious ethical issues involved in Dr. Jacobs' work with me as his research subject to the attention of the UFO community. She displayed such courage, integrity and humanity in the process. I am forever grateful for what she did.
(See Kim Carlsberg's beautiful website at Close Encounters Publishing.)
Jeremy Vaeni and Jeff Ritzmann immediately recognized the important ethical issues involved, and the wider implications for "alien abduction" research. They produced six shows on it on their internet radio show, Paratopia, including interviews that they conducted with Brian Reed, Nancy Birnes and myself. In addition they both talked about the matter on the Future Theater radio show and the Binnall of America internet radio show, and published video commentary on it on YouTube. In the first edition of Paratopia Magazine they published an important article on "alien abduction" research by Carol Rainey which included an overview of my case, and an article that I wrote on the protection of experiencers as human research subjects. Jeremy Vaeni wrote an excellent and thought provoking article on what occurred for UFO Magazine, and he spoke about it on the Overnight AM radio show and the Dreamland and The Black Fridays internet radio shows. I am truly indebted to them for their ethical and humane response, and for the integrity with which they have shone the light of public scrutiny on these important issues.
(Jeremy Vaeni and Jeff Ritzmann conduct informative and in-depth interviews with guests from within and without the paranormal field on Paratopia.)
Bill Birnes, Ph.D., and Nancy Birnes provided substantial coverage of the issue in UFO Magazine, and allowed me to post a statement on the UFO Mag Blog. In addition, they interviewed Jerry Vaeni and Jeff Ritzmann, as well as myself, about it on their radio show, Future Theater. Dr. Birnes gave insightful commentary on the matter on the Overnight AM and Coast to Coast AM radio shows, and Nancy Birnes provided thought provoking insights on the Paratopia internet radio show. I am extremely grateful to them for their objective investigation of the events.
(Bill Birnes and Nancy Birnes interview guests every week "for a wonderful two hours of talk" on Future Theater.)
(UFO Magazine contains many salient articles related to UFO research and investigation.)
(The UFO Mag Blog has posts by many well known writers in Ufology.)
Lan Lamphere addressed the issue on his Overnight AM radio show, interviewing Jeremy Vaeni, Bill Birnes, and myself. In addition he analyzed one of the audio clips that I provided in a spectral analyzer. I am truly indebted to him.
Debbie Kauble and Glen Means addressed the issue on their internet radio show Strange World. I am appreciative of their objectivity and recognition of the important ethical issues involved.
Alfred Lehmberg wrote a very interesting article on the situation for UFO Magazine, and he talked about it on the Future Theater radio show and the Thresholds Into Other Realms internet radio show. In addition he wrote about it in Alien Views on the News..., and has given me both public and private support. I am extremely grateful to him for his help.
(Read Alfred's Lehmberg's interesting and informative blog at Alien Views.)
F.B. has given me support and advice over such a long time. It has meant so much.
M.F. took a courageous action out of integrity that has helped me. I will always be grateful.
J.M. helped me without my even knowing about it. I am forever indebted to him.
R.H. listened to what I said with a clear head and integrity, at a time when no one wanted to know, recognizing what I was going through. He helped to maintain my faith that there are people in the UFO community who can be both objective and humane.
Gary Haden published a series of extremely well researched and insightful posts on the complex issues involved on his former Speculative Realms blog. He kindly allowed me to archive some of these posts on this website. In addition, he made a substantial offer of help that I cannot divulge at this time. I am very grateful to him for his support.
Carol Rainey provided a perceptive and thought provoking opinion on the events at Jeremy Vaeni's request, and allowed him to read it on the Paratopia internet radio show. She subsequently wrote about my case in an important article on "alien abduction" research in Paratopia Magazine, and spoke about it on the Paratopia and Spectrum Radio Network internet radio shows and the Future Theater radio show. I am very appreciative of her objectivity and generosity.
(See Carol Rainey's beautiful website at Carol Rainey.)
Regan Lee wrote about the issue in a number of thoughtful posts on her The Orange Orb blog, and on the Women of Esoterica, UFO Proletariat and UFO Mystic blogs. I am thankful for her understanding and support.
(See Regan Lee's interesting blog at The Orange Orb.)
H.P. has given me both public and private support, as well as invaluable practical assistance. His kind emails and wonderful sense of humor always manage to lift my spirits. He has helped me more than he knows.
Christian Fedor Flores-Cordova recognized the serious ethical issues involved and published information and audio related to it on Facebook. He subsequently conducted an interview with me on his former internet radio show Encounters. I am very grateful to him for his support.
Dr. Tyler Kokjohn generously shared his thoughts and opinions on the matter with me. I greatly appreciate his feedback and support.
(Dr. Tyler Kokjohn publishes videos on scientific research in general, and thought provoking critiques of UFO research, on YouTube at ReWinky's Channel.)
Whitley Strieber discussed the controversies over the research of both David Jacobs and Budd Hopkins on his Dreamland internet radio show with Jeremy Vaeni. I appreciate his objectivity and even-handed appraisal of the issues.
Margie Kay, the editor of Un-X News Magazine (formerly UFO Midwest News Magazine), created an article about my case formulated from the text of various sections of this website (she cited me as the author as I wrote the text on this website, although she made the article.) I appreciate her publicizing of the issue.
(Un-X News Magazine contains interesting articles on UFOs, paranormal events, and more.)
Jack Brewer of The UFO Trail blog and the former UFOmania forum wrote about my case on his blog, and generously set up an area of the forum to facilitate discussion of the issues raised by my case. In addition he shared his interesting ideas with me. I value his analytical approach and support.
(Jack Brewer publishes well researched and informative articles on various aspects of Ufology on The UFO Trail blog.)
Matt Graeber conducted an in-depth written interview with me, and wrote an article about my case, that were published on Gary Haden's Speculative Realms blog. In addition, he shared his interesting thoughts with me. Although he is a skeptic and has a different view of anomalous experiences than I do, I value his kindness and humanity.
Many people have contacted me privately, and have offered their support, help and advice, for which I am indebted.
A number of radio and talk shows have asked to interview me. Although I have only participated in five interviews on the issue, on the Paratopia, Future Theater, Overnight AM and Encounters shows, I nevertheless appreciate their offers.
I am grateful to the many people who have addressed the matter in blog posts, forum comments, and on Facebook. Their public recognition of the ethical issues involved, and of what they have meant for me personally, has helped to keep up my morale.
Thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart.
In early April 2010, Dr. Jacobs published a defamatory statement about me on his website. Although I use the pseudonym "Emma Woods", he used the derogatory pseudonym "Alice" to refer to me, in an attempt to make people associate me with 'Alice in Wonderland'. In addition, he has defamed me on the Red Ice Radio, Paracast and Coast to Coast AM radio shows. I have presented a rebuttal to his statements here.
Many people now know that while Dr. Jacobs was conducting hypnosis with me, that he put hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), and that I should take medication for it.
This is an audio clip of Dr. Jacobs putting the hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had MPD:
Naturally, a lot of people have questions about this, and would like to know what happened.
This is a short explanation of what occurred. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me about it.
1) I was Dr. Jacobs' research subject between 2004 through 2007, and he investigated my anomalous experiences using hypnosis.
2) During that time, Dr. Jacobs told me that he was in danger from "hybrids/aliens" because of his "alien abduction" research, and in my opinion, his behavior became quite bizarre and paranoid.
3) Dr. Jacobs also believed that those "hybrids/aliens" could read my mind (and the minds of other abductees) because it is well documented that the communication that abductees remember having with "aliens" (whatever the actual cause of the phenomenon is), is primarily telepathic.
4) Consequently, while Dr. Jacobs had me under hypnosis, he planted suggestions in my mind that I had Multiple Personality Disorder. He did this ostensibly to try to fool the "hybrids/aliens", not because he really believed that I had MPD.
5) Dr. Jacobs ostensibly believed that the "hybrids/aliens" would read my mind, see that he had a new theory 'that everyone telling abduction stories was actually suffering from MPD', and that the "hybrids/aliens" would therefore lose interest in him.
6) Dr. Jacobs told me that he actually believed in "alien abduction". He said that he believed that his life was in danger from the "hybrids/aliens" because he knew that they had a "secret" program to infiltrate Earth by using "hybrids" to blend into human society.
7) Dr. Jacobs was ostensibly trying to use my mind as a shield to protect himself from "hybrids/aliens", whom he said he believed would use mind control on him, or even possibly kill him, to stop his "alien abduction" research.
8) I am of the opinion that, deep down, Dr. Jacobs knew that he was not really in danger from "hybrids/aliens", because I do not think that he would have put his family in danger in order to do his "alien abduction" research.
9) Dr. Jacobs did not ask my permission before he put the suggestions in my mind that I had MPD, and I did not know that he was going to do it.
10) I realized at the time that Dr. Jacobs' suggestions were intended for the "hybrids/aliens" benefit, but because I was hypnotized, they still affected me.
11) After Dr. Jacobs had brought me out of the hypnotic state, he continued to reinforce to me that I must keep it in my mind, so that the "hybrids/aliens" would believe it.
12) I tried to deal with it by making light of it at the time, but it nevertheless frightened me.
13) Dr Jacobs is not a medical doctor. He is a historian. Even if he had really believed that I had MPD, which he did not, he would not have been able to diagnose it.
14) Gary Haden has since published on his former Speculative Realms blog additional information about Dr. Jacobs putting hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had MPD.
15) In my opinion, Dr. Jacob's actions were the self absorbed and unethical actions of a researcher so involved in his fantasy world that he lost total regard for my well-being, and had no concern for the injury and ramifications that those hypnotic suggestions might ultimately have on me.
16) This is not a character assassination of Dr. Jacobs. I am merely trying, in the only way that I know how, to make my story known, so that others will not suffer the same abuse from Dr. Jacobs, or from any other unethical researchers.
17) Unfortunately, the phenomenon is still so suppressed by society, that there are few places people can turn to for help. There appear to be no effective regulations in place to protect vulnerable experiencers of the phenomenon. It seems as though word of mouth is the main protection that we have at this time.
Dr. Jacobs made various threats to try to intimidate me into not talking publicly about his misconduct towards me. This included a threat that he would reveal my identity, thus breaching my confidentiality as a subject of sensitive research.
Dr. Jacobs told me, while I was his subject, that he had begun to receive communications from his webmaster and research subject, Elizabeth Smith's (pseudonym), computer via email and AOL Instant Messenger which she claimed were written by alien-human "hybrids". I came to the opinion that Elizabeth had written the communications herself. Dr. Jacobs, however, maintained that he believed that they were written by "hybrids".
After I had raised a number of inconsistencies in Elizabeth's claims, Dr. Jacobs told me that he had received a warning from a "hybrid" named "Jay" on instant messenger saying that it was dangerous for him to work with me as there were "hybrids" around me who were very concerned about "security". I subsequently chose to end my association with him.
This is an audio clip of Dr. Jacobs reading me the transcript of the warning that he told me that he had received from an alleged "hybrid" named "Jay" on AOL Instant Messenger about working with me.
Dr. Jacobs subsequently threatened to reveal my identity as his research subject if I made public the content of the warning that he told me that he had received from the alleged "hybrid" on Instant Messenger. This is an audio clip of him making that threat.
It is now known that while Dr. Jacobs was conducting hypnosis with me, that he engaged in extensive leading and suggestion.
Dr. Jacobs has studied the literature on hypnosis, and he has written about it in his books. He knows that the use of leading and suggestion during hypnosis causes people to confabulate false memories. As his use of it was so overt, in my opinion he had to have been aware of what he was doing.
In my opinion, Dr. Jacobs' actions amounted to the systematic implantation in my mind of false hypnotic memories, including of violent assault and rape, which fit his theories.
I was not aware of what Dr. Jacobs was doing to me while I was hypnotized, and I only realized that he had done this much later, when I listened to all the recordings of the hypnotic regressions.
Dr. Jacobs aggressively planted in my memory under hypnosis the suggestion that hybrids were going to contact me, have sex with me and dominate me.
For example, in the following audio clip from my eighth hypnosis session, Dr. Jacobs told me directly while I was hypnotized to expect to be dominated by a "hybrid", saying that that if I were to remember the "hybrid" having a conversation with me, that he would be the one who was in control and that I would be in a "second class situation".
In the following audio clip from my eleventh hypnosis session, Dr. Jacobs told me directly while I was hypnotized that "hybrids" had sexually assaulted another research subject of his and had threatened to kill him.
In addition to leading me while under hypnosis, Dr. Jacobs talked to me in the discussions just before he put me in the hypnotic state about what to expect to remember. For example, in the following audio clip from the discussion at the beginning of my fourteenth hypnosis session, he told me that "hybrids" often sexually assaulted "abductees" and were in a "total power situation" over them.
During my twenty-eighth hypnosis session, Dr. Jacobs suggested to me while I was hypnotized that I wear a chastity belt that he would send me, ostensibly to make it harder for "hybrids" to have sex with me. He said that he had found one in a sadomasochistic sex shop that had nails sticking across where the vaginal opening is. Although he did not send me the chastity belt, he told me that he had bought one for another research subject to wear.
Gary Haden published on his former Speculative Realms blog an in-depth two part analysis of the hypnosis sessions that Dr. Jacobs conducted with me, containing audio from my actual hypnosis sessions.
To try recovering from the intensive hypnosis that Dr. Jacobs conducted with me in such an abusive and incompetent manner has taken several years out of my life. It has been very painful to go through.
I have also had to cope with bullying and threats from Dr. Jacobs to try to prevent me from speaking out, including a threat to reveal my identity in public.
In addition, I have been subjected to wholesale defamation by Dr. Jacobs as he has tried to cover up what he did to me.
Dr. Jacobs has used his influence and connections in the field to try to suppress my voice, and I have been treated as a pariah by some people in the UFO field because I have dared to question his conduct in public.
Dr. Jacobs' close friend and "alien abduction" research colleague, the late Budd Hopkins assisted Dr. Jacobs in this.
Thankfully, a number of people within the UFO field have now begun to look seriously at Dr. Jacobs' abuse of his research subjects, and to raise it publicly within the field.
By making public what Dr. Jacobs did to me as his research subject, I hope that it will also help other subjects, who, for one reason or another, have not been able to come forward themselves with concerns that they might have.
In the long run, I hope that by making this matter known, that it might prevent abuses like this from occurring to other people in the future.
Carol Rainey has written a brave expose of the most well-known alien abduction researcher, the late Budd Hopkins.
Ms. Rainey's article is an act of courage, as she was married to Budd Hopkins for ten years and was co-author with him of Sight Unseen. However, after she investigated the scandal of Dr. David Jacobs' research, she felt like she had to say something, and to speak her truth no matter the cost.
The article is the cover story of the new Paratopia Magazine, and it has been released as a free preview.
Dr. Tyler Kokjohn, a noted scientist and Professor of Microbiology at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, has written an important article in Paratopia Magazine on alien abduction research.
So moved was Dr. Kokjohn by Ms. Rainey's article exposing the work of Budd Hopkins, that he stepped forward to show us what real scientific standards and practices look like when it comes to research involving human subjects.
The article has been released as a free preview.
According to George P. Hansen's website, he was "professionally employed in parapsychology laboratories ... at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, and ... at Psychophysical Research Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. ... His papers in scientific journals cover mathematical statistics, fraud and deception, the skeptics movement, conjurors in parapsychology, and exposés of hoaxes." (The Trickster and the Paranormal by George P. Hansen: About The Author)
Mr. Hansen has published various articles critiquing Budd Hopkins' investigation of the Linda Cortile case, that are consistent with Carol Rainey's expose of Mr. Hopkins' methodology.
I have presented here a selection of supplementary links that may be relevant regarding the participation of experiencers as human research subjects in Ufology.
Jeremy Vaeni and Jeff Ritzmann of the Paratopia internet radio show conducted a thought provoking interview with Emory University Professor of Psychology, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, about the inherent dangers of using hypnosis as a memory retrieval tool.
Jack Brewer published on his The UFO Trail blog a particularly interesting and extremely well researched two part post on involuntary human research subjects.
Doug Mesner published on his The Process Is ... blog a series of excellent posts on the confabulation of false memories under hypnosis, including of alleged satanic ritual abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder.
In addition, Doug Mesner wrote an open letter to Ufology which Jack Brewer published on the former UFOmania forum, on how to spread public awareness of the problem of false hypnotic memories, and to influence relevant new licensing standards and oversight from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and mental health licensing boards. Mr. Mesner has kindly allowed an archive of the letter to be published on this website.
Dr. Tyler Kokjohn produced a great video on the need for audiences to ask questions of controversial alien abduction researchers who lecture in public.
Prior to conducting hypnosis with me, Dr. Jacobs asked me to sign what he told me was a Temple University Research Consent Form.
Section 1 of the Research Consent Form states that I will be participating in "scholarly historical research". Temple University is cited in section 2 of the form in a manner that implies that the research is being conducted under the auspices of the university:
“I understand that my participation is voluntary, and that I may stop at any time. (Non-participation in this research or withdrawal from this research will not prejudice future interactions with the researcher or Temple University.”
Section 5 of the form states that I am a "research subject", and that I can obtain information about my rights from the "Office of the Vice Provost for Research of Temple University".
In September 2008, I filed a complaint with Temple University about Dr. Jacobs', in my opinion, misconduct towards me as a researcher.
In October 2008, Temple University told me that after a "through [sic] review and inquiry into the matter of breach of confidentiality and misconduct" that "no breach of confidentiality" was made, and that no further action was required or planned in the matter.
However, at no stage did Temple University speak to me about the substance of my allegations, or ask me for the large volume of evidence that I have substantiating them, including the recordings of all of the hypnosis sessions that Dr. Jacobs conducted with me. In my opinion it is therefore clear that they did not carry out a thorough review of it.
In August 2009, I filed a complaint with the United States Department of Health & Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) about Temple University’s, in my opinion, failure to properly investigate my complaint about Dr. Jacobs’ misconduct.
I was informed by the OHRP that in response to my complaint to them, that Temple University had made a case to them that Dr. Jacobs was not conducting "research", but that he was just taking "oral history", and that therefore the OHRP did not have the mandate to investigate it through the university.
The OHRP told me that they had accepted Temple University’s characterization of Dr. Jacobs' work as not constituting "research", and that therefore that they could not investigate it.
However, although the OHRP determined that they could not investigate Dr. Jacobs' work through Temple University, they were nevertheless concerned about it. They told me that they would ask Temple University to investigate it voluntarily.
To facilitate this, the OHRP asked my permission to forward to Temple University all of the material that I had provided to them with my complaint, which I gave them. I understand that the OHRP subsequently forwarded Temple University copies of my submission to them, which contained detailed information about Dr. Jacobs' misuse of hypnosis with me, as well as access to the recordings of the hypnosis sessions.
I did not receive any communication from Temple University after the OHRP had written to them about this, and had forwarded the material on to them.
Consequently, on January 6, 2010, I called Richard Throm, the Program Manager & Coordinator of the Temple University Institutional Review Board, to ask what Temple University was intending to do about the OHRP’s request to them to investigate the issue voluntarily.
At that stage, Mr. Throm responded that Dr. Jacobs was not conducting "research" but that he was just taking "oral history", and that because of this, that they could not investigate my complaint.
I raised with Mr. Throm the fact that Dr. Jacobs had asked me to sign a form citing Temple University which stated that I was a "research subject", and that I could obtain information about my rights from Temple University.
Mr. Throm’s response was that the form that Dr. Jacobs had me sign, that cited Temple University, was "unauthorized" by Temple University.
At that stage I said to Mr. Throm that I thought that Temple University was putting people at ongoing risk of psychological abuse by Dr. Jacobs, as he was presenting himself as a scholarly academic researcher conducting research under Temple University, and that he was leading people to believe that by participating in his research, that they would be research subjects of Temple University.
Mr. Throm informed me that Temple University had told Dr. Jacobs that in future he was to remove all references to "Temple University" and to "research" in his work with people.
I asked Mr. Throm whether Temple University would put in writing the fact that the forms that Dr. Jacobs had me sign were unauthorized by the University.
Mr. Throm responded that Temple University would send me a written statement saying that the forms were unauthorized by Temple University. He told me that Dr. Jacobs and I could then "duke it out on the net".
However, Temple University subsequently declined to do so, saying that I should seek my own legal advice on the documents.
In my opinion, it is not acceptable for Temple University to simply leave a research subject who has been egregiously psychologically abused by a faculty member to "duke it out on the net" in order to try to protect themselves.
In early 2010, after having tried unsuccessfully to have Dr. Jacobs’ misconduct investigated by the appropriate civil bodies (Temple University and the OHRP), I decided to make it more publicly known about as a matter of public interest.
On January 25, 2010, as part of my effort to make the issue more publicly known, I sent the letter presented here, and the attachments noted, to the faculty members of the Department of History at Temple University.
Gary Haden published on his former Speculative Realms blog an in-depth editorial on Temple University's response to the issue, which contains scans of the relevant documentation.
In early April 2010, Dr. Jacobs published an extremely dishonest and defamatory statement about me on his website, in which he referred to me as "Alice", in a derogatory attempt to make people associate me with 'Alice in Wonderland'.
I have published a rebuttal to Dr. Jacobs' defamatory statement at:
In his defamatory statement Dr. Jacobs says:
"In late January 2010, she e-mailed the dossier to every member of the Temple University Department of History, even including retired members. The Chair of the History Department forwarded her material to the University’s legal department (her e-mails fit the Pennsylvania criminal harassment statutes)."
However, I sent the letter to the faculty members of the Department of History at their publicly available email addresses as listed on the Temple University website at:
It would be standard practice for the Chair of the Department of History to forward any such letter to the University's legal department. This does not mean that my letter fit any criminal harassment statutes, in spite of Dr. Jacobs’ attempt to imply otherwise.
In his defamatory statement Dr. Jacobs continues:
"Temple also sent her a letter saying it would no longer respond to her."
Contrary to what Dr. Jacobs claims, I have received no such letter from Temple.
Although Mr. Throm told me that Temple University had instructed Dr. Jacobs that he was not to refer to "Temple University", or to use the word "research" in his future work with people, Dr. Jacobs continues to present himself publicly on his website as an academic researcher. His Biography states that he is "Associate Professor of History at Temple University", and a glowing description of his research portrays him as a competent expert who abides by a "strict scientific and ethical research methodology." In his public interviews he is routinely introduced as an academic researcher and professor at Temple University. This includes his appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio show, in which the host, George Knapp, introduced Dr. Jacobs as an "academic researcher", and as being associated with Temple University.
I have not found any statement on Dr. Jacobs' website that alerts members of the public to the fact that Temple University does not consider his work to be "research", and that therefore his subjects are not protected by Temple University's Institutional Review Board. Neither am I aware of Temple University having taken any steps to alert members of the public to this fact.
Temple University is, in my opinion, leaving vulnerable members of the public open to serious psychological abuse, by Dr. Jacobs using his association with the university both to procure research subjects, whether he explicitly states this in his forms or not, and to help cover up his misconduct after the fact.
In my opinion, Temple University's failure to investigate and deal appropriately with such clearly abusive and dishonest conduct by a faculty member, including his use of his academic status and Temple University's name both to facilitate his perpetration of that abuse, and to attempt to cover it up, is a disgrace.
I have presented here links to a selection of additional articles, blog posts, and comments related to Dr. Jacobs' work with me as a research subject, as well as to Carol Rainey's expose of the work of the late Budd Hopkins.
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