a reply to: whyamIhere
I am a painter and I work outside a lot. My standard uniform is cut offs and a T-shirt. My phone doesn't even fit in my back pocket and I don't
typically have other pockets. After having three different phones smashed in various ways, I stopped taking my phone out there entirely. Plus, when
I'm painting and glance up at the sky, I've got a palette in one hand and a brush in the other. If I catch a glimpse of something moving really fast,
I'm not going to have time to stow my tools and get the paint off my fingers so I can fiddle with my phone. I'm glued on what I'm watching because if
I look away, I'm going to miss it.
I ran for my binoculars a few weeks ago because I saw something moving slowly enough that I decided to make a sprint into the house...but I didn't
care about getting a pic. I wanted to see this sucker close up before it disappeared. I actually did get a photo, but it was tiny and far away and
shows no detail...just like it looked to my eyes from that distance. If I trotted that out, people would be crying drone or balloon or the
ever-popular lens flare. I can assure you it was none of those things.
Honestly, though, if someone ponied up a clear closeup in perfect lighting of an obvious alien craft, someone on this forum would scream it was
shopped. At least one person would refuse to believe it...and I'm betting it would be one of the ones who cry loudest about no one ever having photos
for proof. Show them a photo and they still won't be satisfied.
Know why? Because they don't really want photos from other people's sightings. They want to see something real and tangible for themselves. In person.
And somehow, that translates to this incessant demand for more proof, better proof, proofier proof.
I've spoken to a lot of people who have claimed to have seen a UFO. And I think the smug ones, the ones who sneer at people for not being prepared
24/7 to capture a random UFO sighting at a moment's notice, have never actually witnessed a true UFO sighting. And somewhere in the back of their
minds, they realize this. And so they feel compelled to rip the testimony of other witnesses to shreds...this is true whether said accounts come with
accompanying photos or not. And the only thing that is ever going to satisfy those people is for them to experience a truly unexplainable sighting.
When you see one, your brain knows it...even if you don't consciously realize it. And cameras are going to take second fiddle to keeping your eyes
glued on something that most people won't witness in a lifetime. Smug and superior is the very last thing a person feels when they witness something
I really like the old photos too. I've seen lots of those that I believe are the real deal. Of course I've seen some new ones that are pretty
compelling, too. But it's so easy for people to fake things now that I am wary of most photos and footage...especially on YouTube. It really is a
bummer...takes some of the magic out of the whole thing when you've got to ask yourself if it's just another phony image.