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posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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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, maybe.
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 exists.

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.
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posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: symphonyofblase

Well that's a detailed intro! Welcome to the non-lurking side of ATS! It is difficult to have your thoughts and opinions challenged. It turns out to be the best thing because you can grow so much from it...if you allow it.

Good Luck!



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: symphonyofblase

Welcome to ATS. I am a new member myself... I think it takes a while to get used to the place. But enjoy



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: noeltrotsky

Blame it on the whiskey.

But seriously. I went through the other new member intro threads, thought they were a bit lacking.
No offense to any fellow newbies.
I thought it better to give some background info than a simple generic greeting.



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: symphonyofblase

Welcome, not a lot of traffic today. I'll give you an S&F, but cannot find the star banner
edit on 1C152015-04-04T09:37:27-05:00SaturdayAmerica/Chicago2 by ICycle2 because: Because I can



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Thanks!

I'm pretty used to it. I've spent a lot of time here in my lurking days.
This forum has changed a LOT since I discovered it. Spent a lot of time on the sidelines observing.
I know who's who



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: symphonyofblase


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".

Another infiltrator, code named lurker…

Welcome "anonymously", this site is full of lurkers like yourself…



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: ICycle2

I've noticed that. Must be cause of the easter weekend.
Though the weather is horrible in my state, I would think that a lot of people in my area would have stayed home.



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

No I'm not like them.



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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I have yet
to do a intro

I agree with Op
most are lacking

don't trip in da wata



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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Welcome to ATS fellow Aussie. Although I might not be so welcoming during Origin time. Lol. I am originally from Sydney but now reside in Perth. I'm also new here and treading lightly.

I have experienced some weird stuff too and found this site during an Internet search of paranormal phenomenon.

Hope you find some interesting threads here, but most of all I hope you enjoy your stay.



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: Twenty38

I was born in New South Wales mate. Casino, to be more specific.
But as for the origin, I don't follow sports. Don't get me wrong, I love playing sport, and I was on pretty much every high school team back in the day. I just don't like sitting on the sidelines watching, so to speak.


Edit: thanks for the welcome.
edit on 4415 by symphonyofblase because: I'm being polite, leave me alone



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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Welcome to the madness from W.A,originally from Sydney aswell lol



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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Welcome to the land of the loonies symphony!
Good intro. Looking forward to your future posts.
All the best.
B. V. H



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: symphonyofblase
a reply to: intrptr

No I'm not like them.

Like "other lurkers"?

Welcome anyway…



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Well, I was cryptically referring to ATS members and how I see some of them interact with each other nowadays, compared to back when I found the site. Things here have changed a lot over the years and it seems that "trolling" has become a recreational pastime these days.



posted on Apr, 4 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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Welcome to crazy town.

Enjoy your padded room and straight jacket.



posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: symphonyofblase

And I have observed that some new members include "lurker" in their opening sentence in intros. Better change the code word, you guys have been spotted (rolls eyes).

Of course I'm a troll…

Isn't anyone who disagrees with the main stream called a troll?



posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Nah, I think the most commonly-used word is "crazy"
Something to suggest a mental deficiency



posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 04:16 AM
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welcome
WA here

oh the hypocrisy of most Christians, who seem to be completely blind to doing it almost as if brainwashed *strokes chin*
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