reply to post by polomontana
When talking about high ranking officials they always seem to be "former". Unfortunately one cannot put credibility into words just because someone
used to hold a position of importance. For one we can't tell how much of the info that the person gives is either
A. Simply hear say within the ranks themselves, and over time spun into "truth"
B. If that person is bored/want fame/delusional and from that wants to spread "info" about something that fits the universe in which the person
previously moved around in and now know that a lot of us interest ourselves in.
Believing someone purely on a statement and taking it at face value is dangerous, not only for ones own humility but also the community as a whole.
Everytime a believer comes off as believing strongly in an incident and that incident turns out to be a hoax not only he but the cause loses
As for friends, I have a recent experience. Some mates of mine know I'm into this thing, I've been very open about it. So one day my best friend for
the fun of it ( I learned later) asked if anyone saw that "thing" moving across the sky there. I was preoccupied and didn't look up, but later
asked him to tell me more about it. He put up a long story which seemed sincere and I believed him and started talking about similar incidents. The
funny thing was I almost turned him that night xD
Anyways, that night ended without any "disclosure" from his side, and it wasn't till two weeks later that we talked again and he said it was a
I was mad at him, best friend and all, but it opend my eyes to the posibility that some people, even friends will put up such things because they
themselves don't believe or don't worry about it and they see it as a bit of fun.
Think about all the kids that have pirated versions of Adobe AE, who are playing around. The ufo hoax is probably one of the easiest things to fake in
AE. A few masks and motion track the footage and you got yourself a nice looking ufo.
The only way to get a pad on the shoulder for that first attempt to use the program and probably the best is to get us gullible suckers to fall for
I'm not saying that nothing is going on, nor that all disclosers are liars. I'm saying that we have to remain vigilant in our quest for not only
knowledge but also complete and total disclosure.
We are not only fighting foolish hoaxers but I bet there might be a few official types throwing a simple hoax in once in a while to ridicule the
That's why we can't afford to take face value on things like this. If we can be spun so severely in everyday events like Iraq/Iran/Oil then we can
certainly be spun even more in such an intangible world as UFOs where our best arguments are blurry videos, kooks, cgi and what not.
Okhams razor not only applies to physics but also our world. Let's sift through all the rubbish, get it out of the way and start chaining events
together in a way that leaves little or no doubt that something is off, and needs to be explained with other words than "we have no comment on
I want to believe, just not at the cost of my humility or sanity