As to the people here talking about the ridicule aspect, let me toss this out there...
There are some things in life that are unexplained. Some people will try to take advantage of that, and garner a little fame/fortune/jollies out of
... taking advantage of it.
How many people have profited from making doom and gloom prophecies over the years? And yet there are SOME things which have been spoken of
before-hand that did come true.
Does the fact that there were some there who took advantage of people's fears negate the fact that some things have come to pass?
No. in fact, in most of the cases, the ones who did prophecy correctly, got MORE attention, because of the failures.
Same thing can be said as to the crop circle phenomena. I would not have gained any interest in it whatsoever, if it were not for a couple people I
had heard, years ago, who were ridiculing the subject. Being an open minded person, I started to look into them, and lo and behold, found some
NOT EVERYONE HAS AN OPEN MIND. That's the important thing to remember. Some people are closed off from the get go, and will remain that way
forever. Some might be skeptical but will look into it after hearing someone joking about it, or ridiculing it. SOME will be fanatical about it from
the beginning, and become nothing more than fodder for those who will be ridiculing the subject, and only serve to make things "that much worse".
Am I making sense with all of this? I hope so, because reading through the posts in this one humor thread alone, i see people of all 3 types already
EDIT TO ADD :
By the way, to the OP, I do not include this thread in and of itself to the whole taking advantage aspect i was speaking about here. I personally
found your thread extremely humorous and see your points with it all. There are some out there who take their belief in this subject to such an
extreme that they will muddy up the rivers of information with their fanaticism, which covers up, in and of itself, any ability to truly debate the
"oddities" that are found in some circles.
I don't think I am far off base in thinking that you're not completely closed off to that aspect, am I?
If so, I still found it funny
[edit on 12-7-2009 by Jomina]