posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:43 PM
Someone once noted that if you accused someone of having no sense of humor, they would react more strongly than if you called them a racist. Everyone
thinks they have a good sense of humor.
The same might be said for memory. Everyone think they have a great memory, and if you question their recollection of events, even their childhood
recollection, you might as well have questioned their sanity.
But research shows that memories, especially childhood memories, can very easily be created with only simple suggestions. See
Scientific American September 1997, vol 277 #3 pages 70-75
The researchers told the students that the study was about how people remember shared experiences differently. In addition to actual events
reported by parents, each participant was given one false event, either an overnight hospitalization for a high fever and a possible ear infection, or
a birthday party with pizza and a clown that supposedly happened at about the age of five. The parents confirmed that neither of these events
actually took place.
Hyman found that students fully or partially recalled 84 percent of the true events in the first interview and 88 percent in the second interview.
None of the participants recalled the false event during the first interview, but 20 percent said they remembered something about the false event
in the second interview. One participant who had been exposed to the emergency hospitalization story later remembered a male doctor, a female nurse
and a friend from church who came to visit at the hospital.
In another study, along with true events Hyman presented different false events, such as accidentally spilling a bowl of punch on the parents of the
bride at a wedding reception or having to evacuate a grocery store when the overhead sprinkler systems erroneously activated. Again, none of the
participants recalled the false event during the first interview, but 18 percent remembered something about it in the second interview.
For example, during the first interview, one participant, when asked about the fictitious wedding event, stated, "I have no clue. I have never heard
that one before." In the second interview, the participant said, "It was an outdoor wedding, and I think we were running around and knocked
something over like the punch bowl or something and made a big mess and of course got yelled at for it. "
There are many other studies on the way that your mind can create false memories
Given this, and the fact that the main evidence for the chemtrail theory is people supposedly remembering bluer or clearer skies, and shorter
contrails (to an extent that contradicts known science), wouldn't it be reasonable to question those memories? Is it not possible that those memories
might have been prompted to some degree - either by an idealizing of blue skies from happy childhood summers and family photos, or from the suggestion
of contrails being shorter, a suggestion raised or reinforced by a peer group.
How much do you trust your memory?