Been a lurker since about 2007. Decided to join a few days ago.
I'm still not sure what led me to join, I was perfectly content to browse "anonymously".
Anyway, it's around about midnight on easter saturday here, I'm finishing off a bottle of whiskey, and I'm bored. Perfect time to introduce myself,
I'm from queensland, just to let other aussie members now. Born and raised in Australia.
I've always been interested in the unexplained. Alternative topics and conspiracy theories fascinate me. Maybe my christian upbringing had something
to do with it. I'm not a christian, never really was. But if "god" does exist, I'm yet to meet him, or see any sort of proof that a "god" even
My father is a christian. My mother was not. Because of this they eventually divorced.
I went to live with my father.
Then my father remarried. I guess this is where it all started for me.
I've read the bible. A lot. I know it better than a lot of "christians" I've met.
I knew that my father getting a divorce was a sin.
I knew that his getting remarried was a sin.
I remember one time when I was sitting in the back of his car, listening to my father and his new wife trying to convince themselves that their
divorce and subsequent new marriages were somehow acceptable in the eyes of their god. I knew that the bible forbids divorce. I knew that the bible
forbids a divorcee to get married again. His new wife was also a divorcee. According to the bible they were adulterers, but according to them, they
did nothing wrong.
I guess it all made me extremely cynical. The constant hypocrisy and judgemental attitudes.
I guess it made me wonder what else is out there. And I've been searching ever since.
And for the record, I have seen a UFO. It was one of the flaming ball type ones, and I remember the event clearly.
I was at a skate park at night with my father and brothers. I was just standing around on top of a ramp, and something in the sky caught my eye. I
looked up, and it was a ball of fire. Just normal fire colours, orangeish. But it seemed to be slowly cruising along in the sky, going nowhere in a
hurry. If I had to guess, and judging by the distance it appeared to be from where I was standing, I would say that it was doing no more than 60km/h.
It could have been going a lot faster, and just been further away, but if that was the case then it would have been enormous.
And it was really quite strange. Because this was back in the days when BMX was extremely popular in Australia, when companies like GT Bicycles were
at their peak. There were heaps of other people around, including a person standing right next to me. There was NO WAY that I was the only person to
see this giant ball of fire in the sky. Yet, no-one else mentioned it. Not the guy standing next to me, none of my family. I also did not mention it
to anyone else for that matter. Furthermore, I do not even remember where it went or what happened to it. I remember looking up at this fire in the
sky and being acutely aware that I couldn't be the only one seeing this, and then next thing my focus was back on the ramp in front of me,and it was
like it never even happened.....
Edit - Do I believe in UFO's, or to be more specific, extraterrestrials?
Well, I believe I've seen a UFO. I think that if you read both sides of the story, there is more evidence to support their existence than evidence to
the contrary. But I have yet to see any evidence that makes me believe that little grey or green men exist.
My view on the reported sightings of flying craft performing impossible manoeuvres? I believe that these craft are man-made.
The fact that there are so many sightings of flying triangles within the United States leads me to believe that these triangles are just one of many
toys that America has gained from operation paperclip.
edit on 4415 by symphonyofblase because: Adding more info