posted on May, 7 2008 @ 12:25 AM
First some background:
While looking into the Mystery Airship Flap of 1896-1897
i came across the phrase "Liars Club" in in one of the eyewitness reports.
An account by Alexander Hamilton of Leroy, Kansas supposedly occurred about April 19, 1897, and was published in the Yates Center Farmer’s Advocate
of April 23. Hamilton, his son, and a tenant witnessed an airship hovering over his cattle pen. Upon closer examination, the witnesses realized that a
red “cable” from the airship had lassoed a heifer, but had also become entangled in the pen’s fence. After trying unsuccessfully to free the
heifer, Hamilton cut loose a portion of the fence, then "stood in amazement to see the ship, cow and all rise slowly and sail off." Some have
suggested this was the earliest report of cattle mutilation (In 1982, however, UFO researcher Jerome Clark debunked this story, and confirmed via
interviews and Hamilton's own affidavit that the story was a successful attempt to win a Liar's Club competition to create the most
outlandish tall tale).
This is the only time I have ever heard of such a club. My question is, do you think they still exist? Are there clubs out there hoaxing events as
part of a competition that we don't know of? Are you aware of anything like this?
Maybe this could explain one of the reason we see so many hoaxes on this board, and hoaxes in general?
I would love to hear your opinions on the idea.