posted on Feb, 25 2010 @ 05:30 PM
I created this thread to pose a discussion on some recent threads here that seem to have no basis in reality. From time to time a thread will pop up
in the Aliens forum by individual(s) who swear they see aliens but post nothing but blurry non-descript pictures. This is not to suggest that anyone
is being deceitful.
For many of these threads, the poster just seems to be seeing what he/she wants to, and after the ATS machine scrutinizes the data, the OP slowly
comes back to reality. However...
Every now and then you will find a poster who refuses to face reality:
I have witnessed this 'phenomena' on more threads than I care to count (mostly on Mars and Aliens threads). Refusal to respond to pertinent
questions, posting vague, blurry photos, ignoring data, acting paranoid, non-sensical sentence structure/subject matter, etc...The behavior presented
by such individuals is consistent w. Schizophrenia
and schizo-affective disorders.
Growing up, one of my best friends developed the disease and often, these posts mirror the delusional nature of his disease.
As a disclaimer, I do believe we are being visited by ET life. But how do we draw a line here? Is putting these threads in the Hoax forum enough? I
feel these people are mentally sick and need help.
MOD NOTE: Snipped reference to a specific member. We do not do that here at ATS.
[edit on February 25th 2010 by greeneyedleo]