posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:44 PM
I've seen quite a few researchers come and go from the UFO scene over the years.
There is fairly rapid turnover in this field.
Many people have left when they have lost interest, quite a few have got as far as they think they can and give up, others consider that they have
reached a satisfactory conclusions while a few have left due to developing certain religious beliefs.
I've lost contact with a relatively small number of experienced researchers because they have been banned from forums in which I participate.
I feel valuable input may potentially have been to ATS (and to my research and possibly the wider UFO research field) as the result of the banning of
at least one individual.
I will not dwell on any particular case, since I think this is against the rules here on ATS and quite frankly I don't even know the reason for that
individual being banned.
Instead, on this - the first day in a new year - as someone that is looking around the UFO research scene at the moment in some despair, I'll simply
ask the moderators of ATS to give a bit of thought to whether there are any members whose contribution was valued by them prior to them being banned
that should be given the benefit of a New Year amnesty and invited to return if they should wish to do so.
I don't think identifying potential candidates would involve any great effort - the only people I'd really be concerned about are ones whose names
would spring to mind quite readily to the Three Amigos.
If this idea does not appeal to the management and moderators of ATS, perhaps (in the spirit of the holiday season and in the hope of reducing, just a
touch, some of the bitterness and rivalry that pervades the field of UFO research) having given a bit of thought to relevant individuals, the
management of ATS could at least send some of them an email wishing them all the best for the New Year and their continued efforts in relation to UFO
research in whatever form that research takes in the future?
All the best,