posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 07:18 AM
This thread has been a really fantastic read so far - enough to break me out of hiding to respond!
As a child growing up, I always just knew
that the government was covering up the presence of extraterrestrial life. The Roswell incident is
certainly one example of this, but I (perhaps naively) always thought "Who says 'life' looks like us? Maybe the aliens are so 'alien' and
terrifying that it really is better we don't know?". I wasn't an X-File type (although I did love the show), I just accepted certain realities that
I really knew nothing about.
Then, my catalyst. Like for so many of you, the attacks of Sept 11 occurred, and completely changed my worldview. My roommate, best friend, and I sat
in our room horrified at the images on the TV. First one plane hits one of the World Trade Center buildings. Then a second one hit the other!
Wait.....did anyone else see the TV blink at the exact wrong time???
Then even more bad news - a commuter jet was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon! No wait, it was a cruise missile! Just kidding about all that, it
How much worse can it get? First the Twin Towers, and now WTC7 just collapsed!!!!! Wait...nothing touched the building....how did all 3 buildings
collapse on themselves....??
It took ages before the emotional shock wore off, but once I started thinking rationally about some of these inconsistencies, the blinders
Life hasn't been the same since (in more ways than one). While I occasionally wish for the blissful innocence of youth, I am eternally grateful for
the knowledge I have gained through the years.