originally posted by: muzzleflash
You could list a few 'innocent things' that it could have been, to at least give an idea.
Otherwise I could turn that around and say "there's a billion reasons it was definitely the MIB, too many for me to bother listing even one." That
sure will convince everyone won't it?
And I'm not paranoid. I generally go through my days without worrying about much at all, except maybe basic stuff like what to eat tonight (eg -
chicken or a salad?). Anytime I have something I need to deal with I think it over and decide on a course of action.
I almost never feel like anyone is after me or watching me or anything weird like that.
I usually feel really alone and isolated and ignored.
That's kinda the opposite of paranoia now isn't it?
It is more about the context of the paranoid line than actually saying you're paranoid.
You had a very vivid experience with the Marvel Hero's event. Being so vivid and that you believe you experienced it would honestly put anyone on
You see a guy in a van you find to be of a strange design, in a remote location which you also find strange after you you believe you were
If you had not had the 'abduction' experience, would you still make the same connections that it's 'the man' spying on you?
Also we can be paranoid without realizing it, or acknowledging it. Even the most sturdy, stable and logical among us.
As for innocent explanations? ok here goes:
Could of misidentified perfectly normal equipment on the vehicle. Just because you do not recognize it doesn't make it anything nefarious.
Seen some of the vehicles storm chasers use?
Example of a 'Storm Chaser'
Now it looks nothing like a vehicle most people would be familiar with. Nothing out of the ordinary about it though.
It's loaded with equipment for a specific, rational task.
But the average person who saw such a thing and did not know its purpose would probably think "WTF?" and start thinking what it could be. "I think I
just saw a black ops military vehicle".
It's the type of conclusion any one could make. They would be incorrect, but they would certainly tell friends and family about this weird # they saw
and experienced but could not correctly explain, now imagine that same person had just recently had a rather vivid experience. That would no doubt
influence their perception of said vehicle.
I own a 3DR Solo quad copter. I cannot fly it in the suburbs as doing so is illegal. (Not to fly over other people property, roads or people
themselves that kind of thing.) Plus footage and photos of the suburbs is boring.
So I drive to extremely isolated and photogenic location to fly.
These are the types of areas that you'd think the chances would be a billion to one of running into someone.
Yet I often encounter people at these places. say like you, 3-4 times in a year.
(Which lets admit is not really that rare, 4-5 people in a decade though? That would be. But that's a matter of perception)
My drone just seems to be a magnet of fascination those unfamiliar with them. Be just about to fly and suddenly a hiker will appear, or an elderly
couple on their retirement nationwide tour.
Reactions from them vary from complete awe at such amazing tech. (The Solo is a 'smart' drone that can pretty much fly itself, has a unique look
unlike most drones like DJI phantoms people are used to.)
To outright paranoia that I am up to something completely nefarious.
If I had a dollar for every time I have had someone approach me asking 100 questions and accusing me of breaking laws or spying on them.....
These people not understanding what it is I have and are doing, gives them the impression I am doing anything but what I am doing.
I have had people turn up and act weird then leave also. More than likely because they too thought they would not encounter a stranger with weird
equipment in their special spot 'nobody else knows about'.
And if I am already flying here I am holding this weird thing with big black square panels (antennas) and a Tablet display on top just standing there.
They don't see the drone because it's 120m up and about 1k away. I'm watching its live feed and flying by that. But for them I am just some extremely
tall (6foot 7 inches) weird looking guy just standing there holding some weird device.
Would love to be a fly on the wall when they go home and tell their friends and family about what they saw. lol.
Thing is all involved are doing nothing wrong, and are nothing but regular bipeds doing whatever they are doing.
What matters though is how each perceives what they saw and experienced.
On the other end of the spectrum, I myself have turned up to places I expected to be alone and there has been other people. I am actually a shy
person. When I turn up and decide whether to stay or go it probably makes me look weird to. It's just one of my quirks, not proof I am a man in black
More often than not though, if people see the drone they will be fascinated and approach me and ask a bunch of questions. Those people are able to get
true perspective of me and my actions and I they and theirs.
So maybe the situation you experienced is the same. Guy could of been a meteorologist or some other scientist with some equipment you're unfamiliar
with, just out to do some experiments, or look at the stars with some funky equipment, or even some new stuff he has, wanted a remote location as to
not be interrupted while they do what they do as with me and my flying.
Then all of a sudden they see you and like me being shy don't know how to react. I know my size and even my sadly bad teeth can be intimidating and
weird people out. I have no idea what you look like, you could of looked like a serial killer or a Sasquatch to this guy and he decided to go
He could of simply been going to go camping or fishing and just got an early start.
You could of easily misidentified some kind of storage on the roof. Or other quite innocent equipment.
You said "4am", so I am assuming it was dark? I mean bit hard to star gaze when it's not. (why exactly if I may ask were you yourself only starting to
stargaze at 15 minutes after kicking back around 4am?)
He probably thought "WTF is a guy doing here at this time of the morning?
Gotta admit it would be weird for most people to encounter someone at that time of the day in the middle of nowhere. Did you have a tent and campsite
setup? A clear indicator of what you were doing there? I ask as I get the impression you like sleeping under the stars.
For me it seems like you had a weird experience, something so strange but you are convinced it happened. That would make anyone start seeing anything
slightly out of the normal as connected. You're only human after all.
For all we know that guy is having a discussion on a another forum somewhere right now saying:
"Hey guys, I went to chart star 'X' this morning as the best time to do it as you know is 5am due to the Earths rotation. Went to location 'X' because
it is away from light pollution and I go there all the time because it's isolated. But I freaked out when this scruffy looking bushy bearded serial
killer type appeared out of nowhere. I kind of freaked out and decided to get the # out of there, didn't get a good look at him but it could of been a
edit on 15-10-2017 by AtomicKangaroo because: typos as usual. probably more in there lol.