Dr. Michael Johnson is no stranger to alien and UFO-related experiences. However, this is the first time that he’s going public in such a manner as now, and we are honoured to be one of the first ones to have interviewed him in this capacity. Dr. Johnson is a retired Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and professor, having received his BA from Earlham College in Richmond Indiana, and MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. Following his medical residency in psychiatry, Dr. Johnson served as a “Lieutenant Commander” and “Staff Psychiatrist” at a US Naval Hospital, subsequently moving to Boston to become the “Psychiatrist-in-Chief” at the Massachusetts Osteopathic Hospital, before eventually taking the position as Staff Psychiatrist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Cambridge.
Following the acquisition of the title of “Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry” at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Johnson received the Robert H. Ebert Teaching Award for Harvard Medical Associates. He also received the Harvard Macy Scholar Award and the Solomon Peer Recognition Award while teaching. Dr. Johnson was a proud member of the Harvard Longwood Residency Neurosciences Task Force, the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, and the Science Advisory Board at Ott Light Systems Inc.
During Dr. Johnson’s 35 years in Boston, he saw a broad variety of clients, ranging from nationally and internationally known figures in astrophysics, sciences, arts, education, and business, to persons serving in the most fundamental levels of our culture. Dr. Johnson’s first contact with abduction experiences was just after a fellow renowned Harvard physician, Dr. John Mack, referred one of his abductee patients to him. After hearing of the abductee’s experiences, Dr. Johnson continued to research the phenomena and has gathered an incredible amount of material. From ever-advancing neuroimaging technology, to increased professional interest from across the world, Dr. Johnson has been at the forefront of the medical investigations of abduction.
During this interview, we begin by exploring Dr. Johnson’s experiences from the beginning. When did he first come across the Alien Abduction Phenomenon? What makes a case particularly believable or compelling? How much is “real,” and how much is merely a psychological anomaly? Furthermore, how has the abduction experience evolved over time?
We then explore how certain experiences might have geographical correlations. Furthermore, what about the involvement of psychedelics? Is what we see under certain influences “real” or “all in our heads”? How have ancient civilisations interacted with psychedelics in the past? Could certain substances facilitate our communication with “other-worldly” entities? Also, what about the treatment of mental disorders? Could this type of research help with general psychiatric experiences? What is the exact relationship between substance-induced psychedelic experiences, and involuntary experiences? What does ayahuasca and DMT teach us about these topics?
This subject-matter is beyond fascinating, and Dr. Johnson provides us with a wealth of information. We have so many more questions to ask him, and are excited to be interviewing him again very soon.
We look forward to you joining us again for the second interview, but, for now, enjoy this interview!