posted on Apr, 18 2007 @ 11:54 AM
Regarding the dinosaur photos, I'll do my best. There are a number of photos, i.e. the dinosaur, a primitive man, the Asket photos, some photos in
space, on/above Mars, etc. that caused problems because they look to be faked. When one reads the early Contact Notes where Meier is describing some
of the scenes that he is photographing, they're quite convincing narratives. And, with such things as the Jupiter (Venus, Saturn and two planets
beyond Pluto) information, it ultimately was proved to be extremely accurate...well after Meier first published.
But as Meier's photos and films drew greater attention, and attempts to kill the man failed, it seemed that the next best means of attacking him was
to destroy his credibility. It appears that certain things, like the dinosaur photos, presented the perfect opportunity. Add to this that it's said
that Meier may have put certain photos in his binder to show the closest things to what he saw (if he didn't photograph them) and you have the
makings of a mess, no two ways about it.
If that was all to the Meier evidence then I, among others, would not have spent such a long period of time researching the case - what would there be
to reasearch? But let me digress just a little to try to make a point.
It can be argued that the majority of people who are fascinated with, let's say Indiana Jones-type, adventures have to content themselves with either
fictious movies, etc. or reading about the lives of real adventurers. Today, more than ever, everything is predigested and fed to a largely lazy,
open-mouthed bunch of consumers who rarely think for themselves. Point being, it's easy to look where the magician wants you to look - and the
magician in this case ISN'T Meier. And, since when and wherever humans are involved things can and WILL get screwed up, what better way to keep
people from being "distracted" by something of monumental importance than to aid the normal human screw ups with some well-crafted, deliberate
disinformation such as photo manipulations?
But let's take it a step further and presume (even though I don't) that Meier himself, in some moment of bad judgment or indigestion, went to the
trouble to fake a handful of photos, how do we explain the hundreds of other irreproucible, non-hoaxed photos and films and little things like the
metal alloy samples and still irreproducible sound recordings? How disturbing. We can't simply throw the baby out with the bath water - if we do want
to find and know the truth of the matter.
So, to get back to my analogy, we get to become adventurers and discoverers in our own right. We get to deal with the obstacles of public opinion and
intense skepticism (professional and otherwise) and find the answers for ourselves. They lead to some surprising places and to the reason for my often
criticized statement that this isn't so much about UFOs and ETs as it is about us and our survival. The UFO/ET part is quite flashy, so much so that
unless there are some wake up calls and bumps in the road we may stay dazzled too long with it and dwell in escapist fantasies - as is the case with
much of the UFO/ET phenomenon - rather than get nudged on, either to want to wash our hands of the whole thing (which may be better than fanticizing
anyway) OR start to get to where the "treasure map" is really trying to lead us; the "treasure" here being the rather non-sexy idea of
self-responsibility and complete taking back of the power that we (humans collectively, individually) have blithely given away to outside earthly
forces in the forms of religion, politics, governments, "leaders", cults, sects, gurus, masters, etc., as well as imaginary things like "angels",
That my answer won't satisfy everyone is a given; it's just what my thinking has led me to. After all, I do also know the man, members of his
family, the investigators, other photographers, witnesses, etc.
Each person still must consider ALL the evidence and make up their own mind.