You can get an insight into the psyche of people who make up stories like this. It already happened on ATS many months back, though I don't expect
anyone followed it up or knows about it.
Some person came on various boards to promote a site portalreports.webs.com claiming that they had a message from "The Agency", which was supposed to
be some Govt agency fighting wars on our behalf in space or something like that.
About a month ago the maintainer of the site fessed up and explained why he did it. He said that he was a computer programmer (Leonard from Adelaide,
Australia -- I may have changed some of the details) and that he'd been having dreams which he thought referred to something real. He knew no one
would take his dreams seriously, so he made up the story about "The Agency" and pretended to have found the website and been the first to log in.
Eventually he made predictions on his website about UFO's over the whitehouse and said there would be no retractions. People lost interest when the
"prophecies" never came true. He dug himself into a hole. The site lay dormant for many months until one day Leonard ripped it all down and posted up
a long explanation for why he had done what he had done. If you go there today it looks to have partially reverted to telling people to spread the
message of "The Agency", which as we now know, exists only in Leonard's head.
Leonard did say he didn't believe in space aliens and didn't know what these UFO's were supposed to be precisely, but knew they weren't aliens. Not
quite sure what he meant on this score, but anyhow, that is what he said.
To ATS's credit no one much took him seriously and the mods gave a warning that the site had been set up to take personal details from ATS members. (I
don't know if this is true or not -- Leonard said nothing about trying to scam ATS members.)
The only reason scams like this work is that there are sufficiently many gullible people out there who will believe just about anything with almost
zero evidence, and when even the evidence presented is circumstantial and flimsy at best.
All I can say is, stop falling for obvious scams like this. Don't even pay attention to these people. They are liars and frauds and everyone knows
And sorry Leonard. I know you feel like you did the right thing by coming clean, and you quite possibly think it was the right thing to put up the
site in the first place to "warn people". But at the first moment you realised that your "prophecies" were not coming true, you should have repudiated
them. You know why I would say that, so I won't go into details.
edit on 31-8-2011 by XtraTL because: Added more info
edit on 31-8-2011 by XtraTL because: I remembered some more things L