posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:53 AM
I've been here for years.
My wife dislikes it; she says that the more time I spend on ATS, the more negative I am. Plus, I'm looking at taking a job next year, that will
dictate that I no longer post on ATS.
Since this question is in the UFO forum, I'll focus my answer on that topic. When I came here, I was beginning to reach the conclusion that I have
since accepted whole-heartedly: that there has been little if any meaningful contact between humans and extra-terrestial biological entities.
Further, I'm convinced that there is "something" behind the observed phenomena. Most of it is mistaken identities of natural atmospheric
phenomena, military craft, and suggestible observers. The remaining instances, say 5%, are genuine. But they don't represent 'nuts and bolts
spacecraft' from another solar system. I believe they are caused by intelligences that have been "haunting" our planet since before humans were
here. I am becoming convinced that these entities feed on human attention, and conform themselves to our expectations to keep us focused on them.
I think UFO phenomena are an historical continuation of the fairy encounters our ancestors had with little green men(!) with big heads that want your
blood and want to steal your babies(!) who abduct people at night and eventually will steal their souls if permitted. The main difference is, our
ancestors developed a body of folklore for controlling their encounters with the entities, whereas our "space mythology" doesn't permit us to build
up a useful body of folklore to help the victims of this phenomenon.
But no, I don't believe in aliens, benevolent or malevolent, from other stars. In fact, if you look at the philosophy of an anti-gravity drive for a
spaceship, it would not work beyond our planet's "gravity-well." So when the entities claim to have traveled here using
anti-gravity....they must be manifestly lying; or at least repeating what we expect to hear.
ATS has helped me, along with the works of Charles Hoy Fort, to begin formulating my own "unified theory of paranormal phenomena." For which I am