(Sorry to everyone who's already posted in this topic, slight hiccup with my account, and I had to re-post this.)
Hello to everyone at ATS. It's a pleasure to be here with you all. It's a wonderful site. I have been lurking for some weeks, but finally decided to
sign up today, as I can't keep my mouth shut any longer.
It has taken me a long time to get here, but it was pretty inevitable that I would start posting at a place like this sooner or later.
My journey has been a long one, it all started some time around the late 90's when I first read Fingerprints of the gods by Graham Hancock, leant to
me by my cousin. Some years later, someone on a Star Trek forum recommended The 12th planet by Zecharia Sitchin... pretty amazing stuff. I mentioned
it to the cousin who had initially recommended Fingerprints of the gods and started this ball rolling in that direction, only to be accused of
"blasphemy". What an absolutely curious reaction. I had mentioned it only as an interesting theory, not a fact, apparently even mention of such
things is abhorrent to some people. Since then, I've kept my thoughts to myself, for fear of upsetting friends and family's chore believes. This
site should provide a much needed outlet.
I think it's important to mention I don't simply swallow everything I read without question, and take most things with a large grain of salt. My
drive is probably that I've always gotten a tremendous kick out of contemplating the strange. I have been a sci-fi and space fanatic since childhood.
I do think this whole area of alternative history, alternative archeology, forbidden science, etc, are easily the most fascinating and riveting
subjects I've ever come across. I think it's so exciting to think of all the things out there we may not be privy to. Life really is as Shakespeare
would have it: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Where am I at now? Finally, I stumbled across the massive body of work by Project Camelot - which has completely blown my mind, and makes even
Sitchin's stuff look tame. I don't know what to make of them, they and their guests are just so out there... I am nevertheless fascinated. I've
almost completed their entire archive of interviews, just a couple or so left.
So, here I am, a relative newbie to alternative thinking, conspiracy theories, and the like, but I have a feeling I'm going to become a fixture here.