I was along the same lines, until I thought about it a bit. Once I got here, I considered myself pretty open-minded. I do believe in UFOs (as being
not from our neighborhood), the paranormal, etc. But I've always just believed in what had some solid proof. I didn't believe in 98% of crop
circles, most abduction cases, and so on. But I still believe in all these things, I think we are not nearly as smart as we think we are, and that
we'll find later that we are laughable in our actual knowledge, and our inability to accept certain things as being true.
But once I got here, I was astounded by the sheer... scale? of some of these ideas. The 9/11 theories, the NWO theories, fema trains, alien lizards
in huge bases, you name it. And many of these ideas, which SHOULD have mountains of evidence to prove they were true IF they were true, did not. Yet
people believed them. This surprised me honestly. And I found I went from being a 'believer' to a debunker, more often than not.
My responses to most threads were a polar opposite of what I thought I'd be involved in when I first arrived. It was surprising. And to be called a
disinfo agent more than once made me chortle. Many of the posts I read were vastly lacking in common sense. I mean, pages and pages supporing things
like... huge planentary objects in our solar system, caught on a cellphone, yet no single telescope or other witness saw it. And it was apparently
gone the next day, since not visisble to anyone. I boggled at the lack of plain common sense. So I feel compelled to respond to these threads,
because in my mind, it doesn't help things like ufology when such radical and inane theories get serious discussion.
And while that surprised me, and I found myself taking a different tack here, I decided that: this is the focal point for all ideas, from more
serious ones to very farfetched ones. So it stands to reason we'll see a lot more of the ridiculous here. Here, you'll see more hoaxes, and more
ridiculous ideas, supported wholeheartedly. But I still think this is the best place to be on the forefront of both breaking info and obscure cases.
I've found some things out here I had no idea about previously.
I'll continue to support the things I believe in, but will also 'debunk' that which I feel is ludicrous. I still think it's hilarious that I go
from 'believer' to 'disinfo agent,' something I never pondered. But it's hard sometimes to not reply to such (in my mind) hilarity and outright
ridiculous ideas. I do feel there is an abundance of people who will believe anything without a real shred of proof. There is also a healthy
population of people that think everything is explainable. And they will debunk absolutely everything, no matter how outlandish the debunking theory.
I guess you can expect that here... the extremes at both ends.
Still a fun place to be, I do like it here.
[edit on 5-5-2009 by fleabit]