The following "story" is the produce of an unethical, patently flawed attempt at a study that exudes the lowest form of deceit. Before you read the
HOAX/"story" you will see the admission of the individual who attempted (and FAILED miserably) to fool this community after his ploy was falling to
AboveTopSecret.com is the place where anyone who is willing to abide our Terms and Conditions is welcome to present their experience/story or theory.
We pride ourselves on offering a civil and courteous "ear" to those who would seek to honestly engage our Membership, we don't tolerate or suffer
fools and deceivers.
What you are about to read is the tawdry work of one who sought to abuse our courteous community and was ultimately handed his hat.
U2U from Ghost Raven to Springer:
sent: 6-26-2007 at 10:28 PM
This was a completely fabricated story. I am not just some jerk who wanted to waste everyone's time, however. I actually was -- as I hinted in my
first few posts -- studying how internet hoaxes get started. In fact, I thought that I had left more than enough hints in those posts for everyone who
has been around for a long time to figure out what I was doing. In other words, I did not intend to be a malicious liar. Heck, I even picked a
storyline that would be patently absurd.
At every stage in this tale I intended to write up an ending 'summary' that would state what I learned/noticed during the hoaxing. My idea was to be
a 'friendly' hoaxer who could point out holes in the system... while trying to entertain everyone.
I decided to deliberately dive the thread into the ground, however, when people started talking about hunting me down, having the police arrest me, or
going off into the woods. If I really was a horrible jerk I could have easily kept the community spinning for weeks. In fact, I had material written
up that would have won a lot of people over. When I decided to end it, however, I decided to do it in a way that would allow everyone to watch what
happens to a thread even after it has been debunked. Again, even in the end, I was experimenting.
Was this a bad thing? Not if you think practice makes perfect.
At any rate, I'd be willing to post a reply on the thread that will show how I constructed the hoax, how I altered it, and what I was looking for
tomorrow (if you'd like). As much as some people may hate me... keep in mind that, unlike certain other big hoaxes, I did kamikaze it and I am
willing to explain it.
Anyways, have a nice night and feel free to copy this message to the thread.
Let me begin this post by saying that I realize, as a new member, many people will be very skeptical of what I am about to say. I also realize that
in the past ATS has been the recipient of several hoaxes/scams that went on for months before being uncovered, so I do not expect anyone to believe
what I am going to reveal in its entirety (though what I am about to say is the truth). I accept this and acknowledge that skepticism is necessary in
any quest for the truth. I only hope that the moderators on ATS will give me the time to disclose the information I have before they make the mistake
of categorizing it as a hoax.
First, let me describe how I found this site and why I chose to post here. To be clear... I did not 'find' this site as much as I have been
monitoring it for 5+ years. I am well aware of the personal battles, hoaxes, and accurate information that has appeared here over the years. I know
what ATS has gotten wrong and right. Why do I know this? Because part of my position with the government involves monitoring sites like these in
hopes of 'feeling out' the public's possible reaction to topics like UFOs/ET presence. I did not create a membership beforehand because I have
always been a listener. Now, however, there is something I need to speak out about. Please heare me out:
About four months ago my job description changed dramatically. Whereas before I had been led to believe that ET Presence was a hoax designed to
mislead America's enemies, I was suddenly (and with a dramatic demonstration) informed that ET Presence was real and that, as someone who specialized
in cultural affairs, I would be tasked (among others) with preparing local and state governments for disclosure. Though this was surprising in and of
itself, what came to terrify me was the revelation that the ETs (though they are called 'Visitors' within the government) are actually not --
entirely -- the evil villians the public has, through popular culture, come to see them as. They are, it turns out, extremely detached and interested
in us purely for scientific reasons. Our government -- or parts of it, namely the military -- have decided, however, to treat the Visitors as
hostiles. My new job, as was described to me and apparently others, was to convince local governments that the ETs were hostile invaders so as to
further the military's agenda regarding ETs. In other words... I was to write up 'spin' and propaganda that would help win the country's leaders
over to our new 'war effort'.
This shocked me because I felt that it would lead our people into a dangerous and possibly world-ending situation. I feel that we cannot possibly
defend against the Visitors (at least in a 'fighting' situation) and that the motives of the military are simply wrong-headed. Don't get me
wrong, though: I know that our military leaders are well-meaning and honestly do see the Visitors as a threat... I just think they're wrong.
Anyways, what ATS needs to know is that, around early August, a 'false flag' operation will occur that will make the ETs/Visitors look like they are
attacking america. Do not believe it. We cannot allow ourselves to be drawn into a war with an enemy like that.
Sorry that I cannot verify my position as I have a family and assets that would surely be taken from me if my identity were revealed.
[edit on 6-26-2007 by Springer]
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