posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 11:16 PM
Dear ATS community,
"I remember the days when I was a young kid growing up, reading ATS, dreaming about blowing up" Lol, But seriously,
I remember way back in the day when I would boot up Windows 98 and scour the internet. This site wasn't even a forum yet, but there was still a ton
of cool information about roswell, UFO's, area-51, the aurora plane, and other mysterious topics. I was constantly intrigued, and kept coming back to
read hoping to get in touch with a deeper understanding of the world.
It all started with the "Space Binders" I had as a kid. They were these one page inserts you would collect in the mail with gorgeous pictures of
the cosmos and information about space travel. There was a tiny section devoted to the mysterious. Eventually, that led me here, and I am very
grateful that it did! When the site became a forum my life changed forever.
ATS has made me a better person, it is undeniable. All of the insanely smart contributors on this website have taught me a great deal about the
world, in one way or another. The discourse, the discontent, the skepticism, the methodologies, the information; all of it has made me a better
learner and a cautious investigator. Most importantly, the knowledge base I have acquired here has helped me squash some of the nonsense being passed
around social circles in my life. As far as i'm concerned, that ends up helping everyone ever, everywhere!
Even though there are the ups and downs, the truth seekers and the naysayers, the hoaxers and the trolls (maybe even NSA 'paid shills'!), I still
have enjoyed reading each person's perspective. Finding out there are others that I can relate to has helped me through some really rough times.
Some of you are excellent writers too by the way! Some of the headlines have been the funniest things I have ever read, and some of the info has been
the most important stuff I have ever learned!
ATS has always been one of my top favorite websites, I figured today's the day I let you all know.
I want to personally the ATS community: Thank you all for every post ever, Thanks to the mods for keeping it real, and Thanks to webmaster(s) for
keeping it going. This site is worth reading through in entirety, every page, every post.
I have learned a lot from the ideas contributed by each one of you! You all have truly made me think differently. Even if this doesn't make front
page or no-one really cares, whatever. TLDR: Lurker says "lol. thanks"