Originally posted by Pilot
There is really no way to PROVE a story like that on a forum, even with pix and videos and transcripts and any other kind of medium-people will call
Oh.. on the Contrary... (and BTW.. I'm speaking as a UFO field researcher, not as a mod)
Lets imagine that the story is true, and the Original Poster really wants to perform a service to the community... (I mean really.. who amongst us can
say that we've had our car smash into an alien craft), wouldn't you want to do everything conceivable to prove a story like that? Seriously... what
good does it do any of us to just have a very brief and sketchy minimalistic detail of an event without moving forward on some form of
If this had happened to me, before I had even posted anything at all on ATS (because we are the optimal site for any type of querying and skepticism
on most topics because "we do attempt to deny ignorance" by some of the most astute people in the world),,, I know that I better have all my facts
straight and attempt to be as truthful and forthcoming as I can, because otherwise.. why am I even speaking about the event???
Again.. with that said, if this had happened to me;
(1) I would've first grabbed a tape/digital recorder and would try to remember everything I could starting with my my driving minutes before the
accident. I'd try to remember as much in verbatim the circumstances and the event as it unraveled before me. How long it may have taken before I was
aware of my situation being out of the ordinary. I'd try and remember exactly what vulgarities were "spat out" at me by the alien and what he/she
looked like, etc. I would then listen to it and try to imagine myself at the moment again to see if anything else may have been left out as I'm
listening to my recording. I would drive myself (or have someone drive for me that exact route.. again with my taperecorder and try to recall the
event. I would photograph the area that I hit the craft and search for any possible debris, etc. I'd bring a Geiger counter and other devices to
check the area out with and treat it as a 'crime-scene' (I mean we were abducted weren't we, and that is a crime..right?).
(2) I would attempt to sketch a drawing of the craft, the alien, the inside interior of the "disinfectant room". Written down what the weather was
like and all other pertinent information surrounding a UFO event.
(3) I would have someone inspect me for unusual marks or discoloration on my body and photograph any that may be there. And if there was anything
unusual I would go straight to a doctor to have the area medically looked at so that there would be official medical documentation of it.
(4) I would take numerous photos of the the car and then of the bumper.
(5) I'd inquire with neighbors if they had heard or seen anything at all during those hours. I'd search the newspaper and all local news outlets
(IE: radio, TV etc.) if anyone had made any reports.
(6) I'd call the local authorities to see if anyone had reported anything strange in that location during those hours. I'd then make a report with
(7) I'd contact a UFO reporting center and make my official report with them on the incident.
(8) I'd take the bumper in to be analyzed by an established laboratory to see if anything could be garnered and analyzed.
(9) I'd seek a hypnotherapist to see if I had any repressed memories of the incident, and I would have it documented as well in both audio and
And anyway.. that's where I would start before I would even think about then coming to a board and offering up for scrutiny and examination by
everyone else.. (and obviously I'm not giving the whole itinerary of things I would be doing) I mean what is my goal here? Is it to offer the world a
fantastic story/event that I can back up with whatever my investigation has left me with.. Or am I seeking some form of Digital-ego satisfaction with
a lack-luster and sketchy story? Seriously.. if I had even the smallest amount of proof that I had some strange metallic pieces in my bumper.. what a
incredible find that would be. Or if I had some spittle from when the Alien was spatting vulgarities and some of the was on my shirt or pants..
Again.. What an incredible discovery.. One could make a ton of money simply on the "talk circuit" not to mention the book and movie deals.. Remember
Fire in the Sky, the Travis Walton Story, this would be as big if not bigger than that I would guess..!
Personally.. If this 'had' happen to me.. there would be a few choice associates I would call immediately and tell them about the event and have
them help me try to find/seek some answers... and it would probably be month's if not years before I felt I could publicly declare anything about the
event and where the investigation had led me.
Even after all that I had done along with the photos and lab results, copies of my report to authorities and reporting center, medical records.. even
then.. if nothing were to be conclusive.. I alone would've felt that I had done as much as humanly possible to try and find some answers... And even
if there were still members that did not believe that the event had happened, I would be taken more seriously regardless of how incredible the story
may be, because I attempted to "prove" that something did indeed take place... Would everybody be happy with that? Nope, but there would be more
supporters than skeptics, and even the few skeptics would have to admit that I had tried to find out "Something", even if nothing turned up because
I had a paper and person trail that could be backtracked...
Now I realize that this poster may have just had an accident and maybe he's still dazed and confused. And perhaps that's even another avenue we
should be looking at rather than the claims being made, but he certainly has had his share of strange events happen to him lately such as in his post
I'm being stalked by a scientologist!!!
But I'd just like to point out that Vimes Introducing Vimes
(AKA "Sir Samuel Vimes
Duke of Ankh Morpork Commander of the City Watch, Ambassador to Uberwald and Black Board Monitor" ) made a post below on page four (his last
sentence) that I think sums up how we should be considering his current account;
Has anyone read Necromonicon?
"No one knows for sure, unless someone can come up and provide some substantial evidence..."
And I agree wholeheartedly.. because extraordinary claims do require extraordinary evidence... And the burden of proof lies upon the one making the
claims.. otherwise.. well most of us have already shared our opinions haven't we now..
And BTW you posted on page two (2) of this current thread in a reply to "IgnoreTheFacts " by saying (and I quote):
"sniff sniff i smell jealousy, your just jealous cause nuthin weirds ever happened to you, well, to each his own, i was the same, untill it
happened to me... i dont care who on here believes me or not, i had an experience and a story to tell, believe it, dont believe it, diss me or
I can almost guarantee you that no one here is jealous of you and your story... worried and concerned.. is more probable
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