posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 10:46 PM
I was just at Wikipedia reading about why the article on BEKs was deleted. It seems the reason highest on the list is that originally, the very first
BEK account (by Bethel) was placed on a message-board or old usenet group board online which is not the most legitimate place to call a "source." It
doesn't matter that Bethel was a journalist of apparently reasonable reputation at the time or even now - it's that almost all commentary,
discussion and writing about BEKs stems from that usenet post of Bethel's in 1998.
I can't find the wiki-page anymore (I'm sorry - I crashed my browser with too many open windows about an hour ago so I lost the link) but I
originally found it from the url it was at when it was still published and that was posted on a different forum... the published url quite naturally
led to some links about which wikipedia members and authors flagged the article (3 nominations for deletion) to be trashed.
In any case, there were good reasons why the article was deleted from wikipedia, however, I study lore, urban legends, etc., and believe that ALL
ACCOUNTS about BEKs are worth checking out. I can't quite believe that an "unexplained" topic that has so much attention all over the net was
deemed worthy of deletion and that the discussion page concerning the deletion had links for others to write, if possible, a BETTER, more legitimate
article on BEKs to replace the one that was deleted lol
(how will another member know whether or not he/she is writing the same details or not if there is no copy left of the old article?)
How the public reacts to these accounts/stories is as important to me as whether or not BEKs exist or not. I'm a little upset that I can't find the
link anymore to the discussion on why the article was deleted - that was important, too, as it showed more of the general public belief and comments
on phenomena that is difficult to understand and verify... The fact that BEK accounts keep being posted online tells many things about society,
community, possibly even a phenomena we need to pay attention to...
And now I'll stop rambling on and on.