a reply to: Baddogma
Well then. Six years, and 228 pages later - I must say this has to be a record for Best Tended Thread!
I suppose a (re)introduction of sorts is in order. I havent been here in some years, as life has taken me in a series of more mundane directions. I
should preface by saying that there are three distinct types of knowledge: 1. The things we know. 2. The things we know
we dont know. 3. The
things we don't
know we dont know.
SO. I recall back in '14 His last "bombshell" thread and thinking to myself "Cool Story, Bruh." I didnt make to much of it. Fast forward to the end of
last week, when I awoke just before sunrise (not uncommon for me) remembering in vivid detail His story, and left with a burning desire to Get To The
Bottom Of It. One week later, and I have read through all of His posts that I can find, the scholarly thread (which hit a dead-end), the Weird Cali
Thread (only 40 ish pages in on that one so far), and this whopper of a thread. I've spent most of my free time reading this one; and only just
Now, I know the things I do know. I have 32 open tabs to research topics I know I don't
know (Thank you, BASS); and a realization of the gaping
hole that is The Things I don't know that I don't know.
My own personal experience with this phenomenon goes back over thirty years ago to the late 80's, when as a child I saw something in the sky I couldnt
explain, became scared, and ran home: Three yellow / green lights flying low 'n slow in a triangle formation. Anecdotal at best; and I dont recall
much else about it. On the more esoteric side, I do not dream; by choice. Around the same time as my "sighting" I began hearing voices as I fell
asleep. In time I was able to distinguish between two separate types. One are human - bits and snippets of other people's conversations (or possibly
their dreams?); like playing back a recording. The other type were directed *at* me; intended to frighten me. I learned fairly quick how to shield my
thoughts to prevent intrusion of either type; and nowadays the only time I experience "interference" from either of the two is when I am completely
exhausted, and dont have the energy to focus on putting up the metaphoric "Keep Out" signs before drifting off to sleep.
I do know firsthand that we have tech that has been tested and used in theaters of war which is also frequently used above US soil; (and thats all
that I will say about that publicly) so it stands to reason that where there is one instance; there are more.
I....don't know what to make of all of this. Geometry notwithstanding, i've never been very good at various schools of math. I cant be certain that my
chosen research topics will yield understanding of what I know I dont know; or not.
If anyone is still around from the beginning that has info that isnt fit for public consumption and would like to share; to help me connect the dots
as it were - please feel free to share privately!! This gaping hole of what I dont know I dont know isnt going to fill itself - likely ever.