posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 09:01 PM
Originally posted by RiotComing
Unfortunately, the Internet crowd are a tough lot to please. I'm guilty myself of making a cheap jibe, but it's only out of sheer amazement for an
Not really - it's just a matter of how easy it is to hoax stories on the internet, so those looking for the "truth" have come to develop a criteria
to filter out the hoaxes. You've laid that out well, right here:
Until all the facts are on the table, I'm on the fence with this one. But as the member 'Hydden' says on the other forum link, people are dying to
believe a story like this.
That's exactly right. Until the facts are on the table... The current state of the matter is this - we're watching all avenues of "verification"
very closely. There are several people close to this story who are likely to be the ones to verify his claims. We're watching for word that the
evidence has been handed over, and when we hear that, we'll be quick to report it.
The problem is - so far there's no word there's any such evidence handed over. There are rumors of "witnesses"....the problem with witnesses are
that they aren't evidence unless their credentials can be validated. If he offers a witness to the Vietnam event, hopefully it won't be some
"covert ops" soldier who's credentials can't be verified (that's not evidence...). However if the witness is obviously ex-military, with records
that can be verified - that
is evidence! I hope that's what turns up.
To answer the question...where do things stand? Right now, as far as we know, no evidence has been offered.
As I posted last on the thread you quoted:
I think if Duncan is telling the truth (and he very well could be) - then validation certainly isn't impossible. It'll just be where and when he
wants it to be. Again - if the story is true, that's perfectly fine with me - at least eventually we'll see the truth of it.
I do hope it isn't "proof" in the form of some unverifiable "covert ops witness" who's credentials can't be verified. lol I'm sure, if it's
true, the scans, x-rays, and medical analysis will be verified by medical experts as valid. That's what I'll be waiting for.
I can understand why Duncan, if telling the truth, might get upset by immediately being asked for "proof"....it's the nature of the beast and I
don't blame him for getting insulted by those questions. I just hope, in good time, they are answered and the truth does come out. When it comes to
validating a true story - nothing's impossible. The only thing that's impossible is validating a hoax.
Let's hope this story is eventually proven true.