posted on Jun, 26 2006 @ 06:59 AM
The tinfoil hat is synonymous with aliens, people that believe in aliens and conspiracy theories in general. We even joke about it amongst ourselves.
And the fact remains, that it is a joke. I am yet to meet an ATS member that truly believes in the power of the tinfoil hat. (I have my suspicions
about a couple, but we won’t go there.)
But the truth is a “healthy” believe in extra terrestrial life and/or an interest in UFO’s is a sure way to spark ridicule from the “general
public”. When you say, “alien abductee” an image of redneck “trailer-trash” comes the mind. (I hate using the terms, but it’s true, no?) A
drunken middle aged man that sounds a lot like Ozzy Osbourne when he tells his story. We know that’s “stereotyping” – not really your average
abductee… When I say, “Guy XYZ believes in aliens”, you imagine a teenage boy, with the looks of a geek, a replica lightsaber, the complete
Startrek DVD collection and an acne problem. Yes?
But where did it all go wrong? When did aliens and UFOs become the laughing stock of the paranormal world? I’m not sure, but it has a lot to do with
hoaxes and psychologically disturbed individuals. Maybe Billy Meyer and his friends are one of the main reasons why the average person thinks UFOs are
IMO even our own ATS aliens and UFOs forum contributes to the joke that is us – believers. Take a quick look through its history. Proof the Queen is
a reptilian. I’ve got the smoking gun picture! (Insert hoax here). I saw a hovering light over my house. Jesus is an alien because he walked on
water. Reptilians are running Wal-mart (Ok, I just made that one up.)
Then we’ve got ridiculous questions… I don’t want to offend anyone, so I’ll make one up as illustration. Do aliens eat eggs for breakfast?
People ask questions about aliens that are just plain ridiculous. How would anyone here know that? We can guess: Aliens have this thing about anal
probing… Eggs come from an anus… So they probably values eggs and use it as a currency.
Then it’s the absurd threads that go on for weeks with hundreds of replies, and the really significant threads get overlooked. Why? Probably because
we don’t have the insight to ponder the ideas?
What happened to a scientific approach? Why don’t we contribute to the “alien conspiracy” idea like we contribute to everything else in life?
With pride, truth and logic. Are we so hungry for info on aliens that we would sink to the mud pits of our imagination just to feed our curiosity?
I ask you fellow ATS member, how would you repair dignity to the alien interested folks? There are some serious UFO-investigators out there,
scientists, that must suffer the under the same laughter and ridicule. Is it because you choose to wear a tinfoil hat? Maybe you are waiting on the
edge of your seat for disclosure, but will any government disclose something that is thought of as a joke? Isn’t it time we pick up the standards a
notch? The ET and UFO information pool is dirty. Is it too late to clean it up? Are the state of UFO affairs beyond repair?