Originally posted by Zarniwoop
If you don't have any expectations, then why did you spend so much time looking at hundreds of moon pictures? Why do you spend any time on this
thread? You must have some expectations. I sense you are disappointed by investing so much time and finding nothing. By being here, you are still
looking for something... Hopefully something will turn up here that interests you
When I first started I was trying to verify whether the authors of the books featuring NASA photos and making claims had found something in the photos
that could pass scrutiny. They didn't.
Then in FATE magazine a few individuals such as Jack Swaney:
"Where did this lunar observer get these unusual ideas? He had read letters describing similar observations in the Report from the Readers section of
Fate magazine. These letters were written by Jack Swaney. According to Mr. Swaney, in the November 1984, issue of Fate, a formation that stretches for
200 miles across the surface of the Moon is ``a mass of twisted metal plates, broken-up constructions, and bizarre bits of machinery.'' To most
amateurs this area is known as the Caucasus Mountains. The Carpathian Mountains are composed of similar artifacts. I do not know how Mr. Swaney
decided the Moon was so unlike our conventional view, but a 1976 book by George Leonard, ``Somebody Else is On the Moon,'' echoes the theme."
"He finds structures on the moon that move, are covered and uncovered and such through his 60 mm telescope..."
and a couple others would submit letters to the editor of FATE magazine with sketches they made, etc. They were all daydreaming and couldn't see thr
difference between reality and their fantasies. So to answer your question(s), I did not have expectations because I never accepted the concept that
there were alien structures or anomalies on the moon and checking the authors' published photos against my NASA publications satisfied my confidence.
And I participate in these threads because it's fun watching the tyros present their
fantasies. Trust me I'm not looking for anything
because I do not waste my time that way. It was frustrating, though, to be honest, seeing John Lear suckin' in his blind followers who kept begging
him for more and he must have been laughing his butt off at the crazies. I wasn't one of them, of course.
Originally posted by The Shrike
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
I have on many occasions posted something initially that I thought was strange, but then explained it as a natural occurence. That is also part of the
fun for me.
Fortunately, I have not had to retract anything I posted and all I had to add was a clearer description if needed.
You just said the same thing I did... in slightly different terms. Do you consider further analysis a "retraction", or feel "fortunate"
enough not to have ever changed your original point of view on a photo?
I cannot remember this happening. I posted a thread recently where I corrected an assumption. That was that someone had claimed to have found an
opening on the moon. I looked at the photo and saw a pyramid casting an appropriate shadow. Someone here countered saying it was the top of a
mountain. Well, it was a pyramid-shaped mountain top! But I didn't retract what I said I found.
Yes, you mentioned previously that you were a lunar anomaly hunter since the 80's, which I have respect for However, it appears you are a
just a bit bitter about finding nothing you consider worth while for your efforts. Kind of reminds me of the movie "National Treasure"... you are
playing the part of John Voight, are you not? Come on... you saw the ending, right?... join the persuit. We could use your experience!!!
I don't know why you think that my words denote bitterness. Far from it. Not finding anything was a verification of my original assumption. I
would have loved to have played Jon Voight just to get close to Helen Mirren! My experience is meaningless to those who have made up their mind. I
keep an open mind and will look at all claims. So far, no one has found anything of note but they still see something in their selection of
overpixelated or blurry photos. Something keeps them goind but I think it's in the wrong direction. I pooled my energies to try veryfing and I was
Pretty soon I'm going to be offering my NASA publications in eBay as they've served me well and I no longer need to refer to them.
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