reply to post by sawyer
Your point concerning the speed with which Grandma was laid to rest was a big red flag in my mind as well.
There's room for a logical answer to your question, but I'm going to wait for the OP's explanation before I expose my thinking on the matter.
It's important to note: explaining the reasoning for our questions BEFORE they're answered, gives a would-be hoaxer wiggle room to deduce an
appropriate answer, that is, if we're being gamed here.
I would prefer to let the OP explain in his own words first, and let the chips fall where they may.
A few questions then, for the OP:
Ranbo/Steven, please, answer to the best of your ability and as many as you can, the questions I'm about to pose to you.
Remember, we're trying to determine the veracity of your claims and proceed from there to help you, if we can.
I apologize if you find these questions difficult or superfluous, please bear with me and allow me to thank you in advance for your cooperation.
What was the estimated time of the first encounter?
Why do you think he looks like Crispin Glover, the actor who played Willard?
Can you estimate the height and weight of this individual?
Where was your Mom at the time?
Is your room well lit?
Which way does the tv face? Was it still on?
Do you normally drink a lot of coke? Why would you have one if you were trying to sleep?
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
Does anyone else besides you and your Mom live there with you?
How long did it take for the police to arrive? What kind of questions did they ask? How long were they there? How many were there?
Do you have your own computer?
How do you access the internet?
When/where did you learn Photoshop?
Can you tell us Steven, are you close to your Mother?
Were you close to your grandmother?
From what side of the family was your grandmother, fraternal or maternal?
Was your grandmother well known in your community?
Is your father a part of your life?
Without naming your community, what would you estimate the population to be? Is it a big city? A small town? Is it rural? Suburban?
What kind of store were you going to?
Is part of a large chain, or a "mom and pop" type operation?
Why were you riding your bike in the middle of the road?
Why do you think the car didn't honk at you, since you were in it's path?
Have you told your friend about these events?
On which side of the street did you see the man?
At the ceremony for your Grandmother, why do you think you had no tears?
When you went outside to sit on the car, was there anyone else with you?
Where was the car parked?
Where were you seated on the car?
When did you first notice the approach of this individual?
How close did he get before you ran?
Did you notice any odd smells in his presence?
How far did you run?
Which way did he go?
How would you describe his voice?
Why did you ask him "what are you" instead of asking "who?'
How did you get home?
What's the name of the particular scratcher game your mother played and won?
How soon will she receive the money?
What games do you have for the XBox 360?
Do you have or play any other games?
If so, what are they?
Are you any good at 'em?
I look forward to your response to this post, and again, I apologize if some of these questions seem pointless or prying, I'm only trying to help you
and our community determine the truth.
To my fellow members of the ATS community, I would beg your indulgence on this matter and to refrain from speculating here on the reasoning behind my
questions, until such time as the OP has been able to post his response.
[edit on 18-9-2007 by goosdawg]