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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Yes, this is why polygraphs have always been controversial, never sufficiently reliable, and rarely admitted as evidence.
Think about it:
Question #1: "Do you know if the 'Boo' tape has been edited, manipulated or changed in any manner?".
Was Stan being asked if he KNOWS? Or was he being asked if the tape was edited, changed, or manipulated? Two different questions and he was only given the option of giving one yes or no answer.
A more useful question would have been "To the best of your knowledge and recollection, was the tape edited, changed, or manipulated?"
Question #2 "Prior to the Boo tape being shot, do you remember making fake reports?"
Again, was Stan being asked if he REMEMBERS? Or was he being asked if he ever made a fake report?" He could answer, "yes I remember" and "no I have not made any fake reports".
More useful question is "To the best of your knowledge and recollection, have you ever made a fake report?"
Question #3 - "Is the Boo tape a hoax?"
Again, is Stan being asked if the tape itself was a hoax perpetrated by him or someone he knew or did not know? Or was he being asked if the alleged "alien in the window" a hoax? He only knows what he taped. He can not say definitively that someone else did not perpetrate a hoax against him. And it is known that elements within the U.S. government are fully capable of perpetrating that kind of hoax or building false evidence around a legitimate and authentic event in order to discredit the entire event.
If Stan would have refused to take the test, then people would say it's because he's a liar. I've heard that he was also invited to delay the test so that the pretest interview could be done properly with more time but that the examiner added that if Stan delayed the test then people would say he was a liar.
So both the circumstances and the questions are highly suspect. In a court of law, Stan, his witnesses and the video itself would be admissable but but the polygraph test would not, especially given that he was medically unfit to take the test.
A better source of information on the entire UFO/ET reality can be found at www.disclosureproject.org
This polygraph would be useless even if he passed the test with flying colors.