originally posted by: Xcalibur254
I just came across this site today and while I haven't looked around extensively from what I've seen it looks like there's more than enough here to
keep me interested. For now I'll probably spend most of my time in the Aliens forum as that's what originally drew me to this site. It's a topic
I've been interested for most of my life and I'm always up for having intelligent discussions on the matter. Other than that I'm a fan of
literature and am currently working on getting my degree in English. I also have a great love for music, primarily metal, but I've found something in
every genre that I like. Along with this I also play guitar. Finally I'm a huge movie buff. In conclusion I hope to get the chance to have some
intelligent discussions with all of you.
That was my first post on this site ten years ago. Technically it's been nine years and 364 days but I knew I wouldn't have an opportunity to get
this posted over the weekend. Since then I changed majors from English to Psychology. Graduated college. Went in to pharmacy. And then left pharmacy
to brew beer professionally. Pretty much the only constant throughout those ten years (other than still listening to metal) is ATS. With the exception
of a brief break in 2009 (apparently) ATS has been a part of my daily routine since 2008. I may not be the active member with the most time on the
site. I mean we still have people from the days that ATS was simply the pet project of a British kid named Simon. And I may not be the most prolific
member. But I do feel like I have had an impact.
While I will highlight some of the threads that I consider to be my best work, I also want to draw attention to the threads and users that have left
an indelible mark on me.
I guess the best place to start is what originally drew me to the site. Back in late 2005 an amazing story took the UFO community by storm. That story
went by the name of Project: Serpo. The story goes that back in 1947 a UFO crashed in near Roswell, NM. The occupants of that UFO came from the planet
Serpo. The US government then set about repairing the vehicle and in 1965 12 astronauts made their way to Serpo. According to the story two either
died on Serpo or on the way there. Two remained on the planet. And the remaining eight returned home in 1978. What really sold this story was that
even big names were coming out in support of the story. For example, Whitley Streiber talked about meeting with a man that was seemingly on the Serpo
exchange team. In the end, it was the ATS community that kept pulling the thread, discovering inconsistencies in the story, and ultimately debunking
the whole thing as a hoax.
While I wasn't a member when all of this was going down it was the first ATS thread I read. And as soon as I saw that this was a community that was
willing to work together to get to the truth I knew that this is where I belonged. Fun fact: Years later I also won an ATS shirt because I remembered
SO's post in that thread that pretty much broke the whole thing open. If you haven't read the Serpo thread it's definitely worth the time. To this
day I still hold that thread up as the epitome of what ATS is supposed to be.
Project Serpo: Postings by "Anonymous" -- Breaking news?
After that I made my posts (I think it was 20 at that point) and posted a few threads. But after the Serpo thread the first one that really drew me in
to the site was undo
's topic on Stargates. This was really my first intro to the whole
Ancient Alien theory and undo’s research absolutely blew me away. Since then I’ve definitely backed away from the AA theory and me and undo have
butted heads at times but I still consider this my first real ATS thread.
Stargates are real
Shortly after I discovered undo’s thread what may be the greatest thread in ATS history was posted. Sadly I never participated in the actual
discussion. At the same time though it presented the most amazing story. I’m talking about
’s thread on Untersberg. As much as the previous two threads drew me in to
ATS, if there is only one thread you read this weekend. It should be this one.
I could go on and on describing ATS’ greatest threads but it would take forever. Instead we’ll jump ahead to 2010-2012, This is pretty much the
time period where I did my best work. During this time we were dealing with Nibiru, Elenin, and 2012. And I tried to debunk every one of those
The Maya and 2012 - timeline and references
: This may very well be my proudest moment
on ATS. Even when I posted it I recognized it as my masterpiece on here. Then a few minutes after it was posted it was closed and pinned as THE thread
on 2012. It didn’t end there though. I was recommended to be named the 2012 Subject Matter Expert for it. That was right around the time SMEs were
being phased out but it still made me proud.
Confessions of a "Paid Shill"
: This was my next major thread. Throughout the run up to 2012 I was regularly labeled a shill. I eventually decided that I needed to explain
why I was on ATS. To this day this pretty much remains my philosophy.
The Truth About Nibiru
: This is probably the last great thread I made and ultimately my most flagged. There’s not much to say about it. Much like my 2012 thread it
laid out the the reasons the doomsday theories were wrong.
I won’t lie. Since the 2012/Nibiru/cosmic doomporn theories died off I’ve been pretty much coasting. There are definitely some interesting threads
posted. But at the end of the day there really isn’t anything like the great threads like I came up on. So I encourage you all to look back at ATS
Past and read the threads available. To start you off I will name some of the users that have greatly impacted my time on here: