posted on Feb, 8 2004 @ 01:11 PM
I like the idea. I want to do a King's Peak trip this summer, but it's right in my back yard.
I'd be willing to go anywhere, though, and I love the desert.
Another thing to consider is timing. For one thing, it probably isn't too safe to be hanging out in the desert in the middle of July. Also, as
prior service military, I know that the fiscal year for the military (all branches) run from October to October, so you see an increase in training
(spending) towards the end of the fiscal year in order to justify an equal or increased budget the next fiscal year. I think our best bet for
catching a glimpse of something moving would be at or near the end of the fiscal year.
I think it would probably work best under an innocent premise. I think we should have at least four people, for witness in case we're harrased by
security, and for corroboration in case we capture any photos or footage and require redundant testimony. It should be like a camping trip or a
mountain bike trek and I think all mood or mind altering substances should be left at home this time, for credibility's sake. I really don't think
we'd need to bring anything more than cameras and digicams and good cell phones - maybe even the ones with cameras in them in case we were
compromised we could transmit photos to the ATS server for safe keeping.
I say we form an ATS field study group, get off our asses and go prove some of this stuff! Develop a plan and implement it, ie. MAKE IT HAPPEN!
WHAT SAY YOU?
Maybe we could fanagle a little funding from ATS or other interested parties, too!