Well, IMHO it's sad that this has happened.
I believe that Jose would have had allot to offer to this board as time progressed.
I'm sure there will be a few members rejoicing their victory and many who won't.
I'm also sure that if one reads from the first page and wades through the rhetoric of wordage and the off topic comments on this thread and the
other threads one will find that there were a few who were, it seemed in my eyes, out to get his goat from get go.
Watching the events play out their course, it reminded me of when I was much younger, we would take a stick and keep poking at these snapping turtles,
just poke, poke, poke... knowing darn well that sooner or later they would get sick of it and snap back at the stick even harder then what we were
poking them and of course they always did.
Unfortunately, being a noob (which I understand is no excuse) to the board I believe Jose did not fully understand how to respond or ignore these
comments "ATS style", some which to me it also seemed would not only rant in this thread but would follow his every move across to the other threads
to post their barrage of non topic colorful comments. At least IMHO that is what it seemed like and the threads seem to show that.
I have watched how new visitors to this board and threads are treated and engaged and this is the first time it seemed to me that these comments were
more geared towards a poster due to who he is with pretentious comments then to what he was posting or the subject at hand.
All that I'm saying is that to me it is a great loss for a chance of receiving input and engaging a serious researcher and presenter in the field of
study in which I am very interested in and have devoted a great deal of my life to understanding and that his input would have been very welcomed
above the normal...hey dude did you hear about this sighting or that sighting or the typical here's the link to the information I found, and of
course the it's a hoax...no it's real back and forth Posts!!
Jose has had many one on ones with numerous witnesses and has first hand knowledge of events that I surely would have liked to have engaged in
discussions on at a future date with him but it looks like that will not happen, at least not here on this forum.
I feel that the warm welcome that Jose received from some was less then courteous and that if this is the way that ATS members welcome higher profile
members then few will follow in Jose's footsteps if this is the example and treatment they have instore.
With so many members reading between the lines yelling profiteer and such, second guessing and making up motives as to why he was here when it was
apparent from the start that he was trying to put a stop to the personal attacks that were being left unchecked from Gridkeeper and calling for the
same information and validation on a subject and evidence that has been presented to us and tolerated without verification or validation for quite
Yea, maybe Jose U2Ued in a manner that was unacceptable, Maybe he thought that, that was what the U2U's purpose was for, I don't know and I won't
second guess his intentions but I'll bet, just like when I was much younger...there was a bit of poke, poke, poking..before it got that far.
Oh and Jose,
Thank You for coming through on Your Word and giving us access to photographs for analysis that we would not have been able to have access to