posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 10:09 AM
The simple answer is YES - a lot of other things have also badly damaged ufo credibility.
Further thoughts on this....
a) it used to be "the camera never lies" - now nothing can be further from the truth. Whether it be still or video, almost anything can be created
and to most people passed off as real.
b) we are saturated with video and pictures, even the most "incredible stuff" on film. Even if some filmed for real a ufo and alien en#er in great
quality -- no-one would believe it --- in this way those who want to hide the UFO issue have won....
c) There is a lot of genuine stuff out there that is just discarded becuase it is "poor quality" - catching something on the mobile phone whilst
out walking the dog is more credible than a perfect picture.
d) It is not just CGI, it is the whole power of image and video manipulation right there in everyones hands on a computer (if you have a computer) -
does not require excessive skill either
e) wild hoaxes just makes people dismiss the real stuff
f) 30 years ago I made "chinese laterns" with wire and tissue paper and wool soaked in oil - worked well - set a top of tree on fire though... they
are nothing new... more modern versions are light sticks inside helium balloons, sliver helium baloons in shapes and so on...
g) There were old photo technqies as well if someone wanted to really fake something - I did one as a joke when I was at school - even had the
negative - was perfect even when scrutinised - was actually a drawing pin as a ufo... tops of streetlights make good ufo.s etc...
I for one have good reason to belive that UFOs are very real, both made by man (secret military stuff), and not from earth. I also have good reason to
believe than many people do see real unusual things, and have encounters - most of which we never hear about - or they get dismissed as fake - when
they are real.
I like to hear about and see every UFO/USO film, picture/story.... and weed out the fake from the non-fake... some we will never know what is real.
My bottom line? We must NOT let the fakehide the truth of the real ... but that is what is happening all too often now.
Yes - it is now impossible to prove anything, witnesses are dismissed out of hand too. If I videoed a conversation with an alien outside his craft I
can guarentee that it would not be taken seriously.
Many times I have bought up something "real" as "real as it can be" on ATS and people just jump up and down and demand proof - and no matter what
is presented from anyone - it gets dismissed out of hand. That is the victory of the disinformation people, through technology and mindset - we
have to get real stuff back into view somehow - genuine stuff...