Outline Jazmine
I. Introduction
A. Background

Format for Outline

I. Introduction

A. Background (give us some interesting background information about your topic)

  1. Interesting bit #1: there are certain forms of lighting that make you thing that its an alien craft.
  2. Interesting bit #2: some people suffer from illnesses that cause them to think there is a chip in them.
  3. Interesting bit #3: some people suffer from sleep deprivation which causes hallucination.

B. Thesis Statement:aliens are a symptom of fantasy syndrome.

II. First subtopic: fantasy syndrome

A. First Point:fantasy syndrome is a syndrome that is not genetic, anyone can have it it can start anywhere between childhood and adult hood.

  1. supporting evidence #1:for example, marshall applewhite , a man of a successful life claimed to be a messenger for higher intelligences along with one bonnie lu trousdale nettles.

B. Second Point:it is an illness that can be acquired at any age. in some cases, having an imaginary friend during childhood, in others you might have experienced UFOs or you might've had out of body experiences.

  1. supporting evidence #1:studies show that a person who is an excellent hypnotic subject or who claim to have received messages from higher intelligences do have fantasy syndrome.
  2. supporting evidence #2:studies also show that people whom claim to see apparitions, are also fantasy prone.

II. Second subtopic: whitley streiber

A. First Point: Whitley Strieber is an author whos story , he claims, is true.

  1. supporting evidence #1:some of his fictional works, like the communion he claims is true.
  2. supporting evidence#2: he says it is a first hand account of his encounters with alien creatures. he said his mind was flooded with images of anxiety, doubt, and despair.

B. Second Point: is it a hoax or is it a serious illness.

  1. supporting evidence #1: Ernest h. taves was reading though Strieber's story, and decided that Strieber was either mentally ill, or he was trying to fool his readers and his publisher.
  2. supporting evidence #2: streiber is suffering from physical problems, and he is alienated from his wife.

IV. Third subtopic: Henry James senior

A. First point: Henry James was sitting in his chair one afternoon when he felt an evil invisible presence, like Strieber his mind was flooded with images of despair,doubt, and anxiety.

  1. supporting evidence #1:Henry too, wrote an account about his encounter with an alien creature.
  2. supporting evidence #2: his son, henry james jr., dealt with the lingering threat of the events in his fictions, the turn of the screw, and the jolly corner.

B. Second Point: i think it is fantasy syndrome.

  1. supporting evidence #1: it was a presence, not something that was seen.
  2. supporting evidence #2:his mind was flooded with images of despair, doubt and anxiety. which must mean that he was getting scared, not that the "alien creature" put those images in there.

V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper: are aliens real? or are they a symptom of fantasy syndrome….

A. 1st Point: fantasy syndrome is an illness that is not genetic, anyone can acquire it.

B. 2nd Point: Whitley Strieber is an author who's alien encounter story he thinks is true.

C. 3rd point: another author by the name of hennery James senior was sitting outside in his chair one afternoon when he felt an evil presence, his mind was also flooded with despair, anxiety, and doubt, like streiber.

D. Interesting Ending: but, there is till a possibility that maybe, just maybe, this is a cover-up of something even bigger…….

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