I've noticed a phenomenon here on ATS since becoming a member. Threads started by relatively new members who claim either to be ET's,
extradimensional beings, or be in contact with either of these opening threads promising that they will either provide all the answers concerning
extra terrestrial life, and our place in the universe, and/or give a date when undeniable proof will happen, CONTACT.
The most famous case was Skipper1975
(who has since been banned) and the
[HOAX]GFL spaceship DID NOT APPEAR on Oct.14th, 2008[HOAX]
thread, which got 104 flags
and received 6279 replies (and made the Mod's lives a living hell).
Currently we have ET_MAN
Warnings From The Benevolents!
thread, where he promises to have every answer to every
question (but claims we are not ready to handle it all at once, so he is dealing it out one small tidbit at a time), but also has given a date when
contact will occur, October, 11, 2011. This thread currently has 73 flags and 870 replies in just five days
!!! This member joined ATS on May
8th, and other than the obligatory 20 posts necessary to start a thread, has not posted on any other thread since.
So, I have two questions.
The first being the title of this thread, are these people disinfo agents, just plain nuts, sociopaths who just get off jerking believers chains, or
possibly for real?
The second is why do so many members buy into this, when each and every time these threads end up in the [HOAX] forum?
[edit on 1-7-2009 by JaxonRoberts]