OP, please don't take this post as a personal attack. I give you my word that it's not. I just want to explain how I feel about this type of post.
It's sometimes difficult to make a post like this without it seeming harsh, so please forgive me in advance.
To me, it looks like a bug. C'mon, man. I don't know you, so I don't know anything about your familiarity with the subject of "UFO" videos. I do
know that MANY of the above posters, including myself (with humility), ARE familiar with the subject. Like REALLY, REALLY familiar with it. Many of
them have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of videos like this, and devoured every book, writing, post, or video that we can get access to. It's why
we come here. ATS is one of the great wells of information. A lot of these guys, and girls, REALLY know this subject.
I can't speak for any of the other members here, but I can try to explain to you (the OP) why I believe you are getting a lot of negative
To a LOT of normal folks, the concept of ETs, UFOs, "Other" life, etc. presents the ultimate question. THE ultimate question. Many of the members
here, including myself, have an almost overwhelming desire for the answer to the question. I am SO disgusted and frankly pissed off that said
question hasn't been answered with 100% certainty.
I became (obsessed?
) for those answers at a young age, probably around 10 years old, in the mid 1970s (Yeah, I'm 50 years old), when I checked out
a book on the subject (Kehoe's book, I think, but I could be wrong) from the "Bookmobile" that many years ago frequented these parts.(I know, look it
up if you don't know what a "bookmobile" is, haha). My Grandfather owned a small rural or "Country" store, so the bookmobile driver used his parking
lot because of the customer traffic in and out.
Then came Spielberg's Close Encounters, and lots of other movies, and I was hooked. Then, in the summer of 1983, I acquired a C64, and later, a
I became a BBS sysop by the mid 1980s, first for a short time on the C64, then on a 80386 PC clone with the wonder of all wonders, a Us Robotics 9600
baud HST modem, and discovered Fido-net, Usenet, and other discussion forums like it, and mirrored some of the discussion forums. Then I started
reading those discussion groups, found out about names like Lazar, Friedman, Keyhoe, Betty and Barney Hill, the abduction phenomenon, Streiber, Bud
Hopkins, Kevin Randell, Roswell, and many, many others.
Of course, even to people who had what now could jokingly be considered an "online presence", the Internet was not easily accessible in the beginning,
unless you were in college. The web was years away anyway, and to me, at my age, it was a treasure trove of information that only drove the desire for
answers to higher and higher levels. The amount of information available, although minuscule by today's standards, was absolutely astonishing to a
15-20 year old kid.
Then, by the late 1990s, a lot of people, myself included, REALLY HONESTLY believed that those answers were about to be answered. Every day I would
think "Today might be the day!". It was all gonna come out. Yep... Any day now.
Then the internet exploded, and honestly, information almost became cheap. So we all KNEW, WITHOUT A DOUBT that answers were JUST around the corner.
Yep... Surely couldn't be longer than 6 months. Any day now...
Yep... We're about to get those answers. Any day now...
The world was changing at an incredible rate. Things that were unthinkable only a few years earlier, were actually happening.
Yep... Right around the corner. I mean, the FRAKKING BERLIN WALL came down. East and West Germany no longer existed... Yep... Any day now... The
Soviet Union fell! Oh, we're on the verge of the truth now!
Then came Hoagland. Started off interesting, then BOOM. Ding, ding, ding! He goes full blown nutjob...Yep... Almost there...Any day now...
Then the Phoenix Light incident happened. Yep. Any day now...
Then Greer starts the "Disclosure project". A freaking LOT of people come forward, especially ex-military personnel, calling for congressional
hearings, and a real investigation into all this. Greer. Greer. Yep... Any day now.
Greer. Wow. To have started off the way he did, and seemingly making honest-to-God real progress the like of which had not been previously seen, and
then to fumble the ball and go full metal jacket NUTJOB. Look up "Nutjob" in Webster's dictionary. There HAS to be a picture of Greer.
Fast-forward to 2016. And now, the world seems to be racing toward the edge of a cliff at breakneck speed, and we still don't have anything even
RESEMBLING a concrete answer, and speaking for myself and probably many others, we are pretty pissed off, and really frustrated, because 35 years ago,
I would have pretty much bet everything I had that we would have had those answers LONG ago.
You see, when a member posts a thread entitled "Video of UFO Traveling at Supersonic Speeds!", even though because of all the hoaxes, CGI, videos of
birds, bugs, planets, ice crystals, and every other kind of absolute and complete BULL# that has been posted in the past, and from previous experience
ALREADY KNOW that it's going to be the same bull#, there is that tiny voice in the back of our brains that says maybe, just maybe this is gonna be the
one, and that tiniest inkling of excitement manifests itself, we watch the video...
And it's the same bug, bird, planet, cloud, RC helicopter, airplane, ice crystal bull# that it always is.
I still hang onto a perhaps foolish belief that we are gonna get those answers, but I'm sorry my friend, this ain't it. But I'll throw you an "A" for
the effort. Keep on looking, my friend. Please! Stay with it. We'll get there. It's just around the corner...
Yep. Any day now...
So, my ATS extraterrestrial truth-seeking friends, does that about sum it up? How do YOU feel about still having such a bottomless slime-pit of
uncertainly? I CAN'T be the only one who feels like this can I?
Or is it just me?
Maybe that's it. Very well could be.
Yeah. It pisses me off. Not your post
, my supersonic UFO/insect/bird video posting friend, but just the apathy of the public on this issue,
and the lack of any solid answers. You keep doing what you are doing, because honestly, other than the OP Topic being (IMHO) a teeny bit too
sensationalist, you honestly never know what is gonna happen when ANY info is posted, and you damn sure didn't do anything wrong.
Yep... Any day now.
Sorry for my somewhat rambling, stream of consciousness writing style. Sometimes I think so much faster than I type, that it can come out a bit