posted on Sep, 26 2015 @ 11:40 AM
I was sat in my mates back garden back in 2005 and we both seen an oddly bright star in the sky. We was sat watching it for about half hour because we
knew it looked odd. We was joking, saying imagine if it's a UFO. I was about 17 at the time (my mind frame and environment wouldn't allot my brain
to even begin to comprehend the possibility of UFO's, aliens or secret military aircrafts)
Then all of a sudden, this bright star split into four parts, one part went south East, author south West, one North East and the other north west.
They moved very slowly, for.about 10 minutes and then stopped.
Me and my friend was in absolute awe, we could not believe what we was seeing. We didn't have camera phones or a camera, we was ill-prepared for what
we were witnessing.
We sat there for a couple of hours watching it and gave up after a while, went to bed talking about it and even looked out of the window to see if it
was still there, which is was.
The next day we talked about it and told a few friends, asked a few people if they seen the same thing but to no avail and people were saying we had
smoked too much bud, which we probably did but trust me it wasn't the bud!
A few days later I started to Google what happened, trying to see if anybody else in my area had seen it too, but to no avail. I started reading about
experiences other people had, and there was very simular ones, one that was on this very site back in 2005. This is how I found ATS.
ATS flooded my mind with information, information that I could never imagine reading. There was a point in my life where all I would do was read this
website, nearly every article posted on the new thread board was interesting, alternative news. UFO's, secret society's, lost and ancient societies,
new world order, political conspiracies and conspiracies in general.
All I did for about three years was read, read, read. I could never imagine posting and mingling with these great minds. I would favorite members here
like Skyfloating, mikesingh, protoplasmictravelller, Arken, undo, Isaackoi, gortex, zorgon, trueamerican, theredneck, corruptionexposed and a handful
more whose names I have regrettably forgotten, everyday I'd check to see if they had posted anything so I could get my fix.
These people were like...I dont know...wizards, demi gods or someshing to me. They helped me learn so much, I can't explain how greatful I am for the
knowledge and pursuit of knowledge that they embedded into me at such a young age. And also how greatful I was to have a website, Above Top Secret,
facilitate these great minds and help people pursue actual above top secret information which one couldn't attain on normal sites.
I would look forward to the time I'd get home, jump I'm bed and read my self to sleep after reading a thread and researching the background, id
genuinly chase the rabbit hole every night, learning something new everyday.
It is without a doubt, a great, hurtful feeling I get now when I visit this website. What was an eager to learn and be a part of the community which
helped me, is bow anger and confusion at how the website has changed for the worse.
Near every members name I posted above has been banned or disappeared into nowhere. The last past 3 years of this site has seen the foundations of ATS
turned upside down. ATS stood for deny ignorance, yet embraces people who avidly post nothing but. I'm not talking one sided here, yes it's
prodomantly hate on Muslims but there is a couple of anti Christian threads which pop up from time to time.
A couple of years ago, them threads would have been closed, shut down before the arguments started or before a search engine picked it up and
attracted the wrong crowed
ATS has changed from conspiracies, alternative news, new world order, UFO's and ancient societies, to political news about America, middle east
issues and hate thread about religions, prodomantly towads Muslims. This can not be argued, merely go to a time jump website and visit the statistics
on on ATS, you will see that over the last 3-4 years the post content on politics, religion and middle east has nearly taken over UFO'S and general
Why have the owners allowed this? What I and many others, pre-2011, joined for is not here anymore. Are you happy with this, the direction which it
has changed, the audience you have attracted and members you have lost?
I genuinly would like an answer to this because I feel like I was part of a community which has been maybe a little bit betrayed with the direction it
has gone. I know I'm not alone on this, right?
Who is to blame? The lack of moderation orand their political feelings? The owners? The members and the content? I truely believe that it's down to
the moderation of the site. Its like the new members have pushed out the old and become more vocal, bringing the content of actual above top secret
news down and getting no attention, because now the user Base is prodomantly here for American political news.
No doubt I'm going to get an asshole on here saying "leave then" but it's not as easy as that. ATS, to me, is like one of them sentimental things,
like an old pillow or a random object you've had for years which would be wrong to throw away. Instead you want to get rid of the problem before you
contemplate giving up on it. I'm already at the stage where I don't visit it as much I'd rather not throw it away yet but... Maybe that's the best
thing to do