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What particular incident turned you into a Conspiracy Theorist?

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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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No incident in particular; I'm just a suspicious person by nature. Probably started being suspicious of the government and the zionists from around the age of 10.




posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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What one particular incident made you decide to look at alternative views and dare I say it, become a Conspiracy Theorist?


The first time I listened to Art Bell, was the root to my conspiracy theories. I am actually quite surprised that many others do not share this with me.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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JFK's assassination the very moment that Jack Ruby had access to Lee Harvey Oswald to shoot him.....

....and I've waited and waited then computers were born!



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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Hmmm this is an interesting thread.....I get to talk about myself then! (my favorite subject!)


Well for me there was no single episode or event....I came out of the womb with a fascination of Fortean Subjects...and it's only a short hop, skip and jump into conspiracy land, since so many Fortean subjects intertwine with conspiracy theory. "Fortean" by the way, simply means unexplained phenomenon, or little understood phenomenon....it can range from the Loch Ness Monster, to frogs raining out of the sky, to UFO's and little green men. People started using the term in honor of Charles Fort who cataloged such phenomenon...

I honestly can not remember a time when I was not fascinated by such subjects.....In time I have grown far more skeptical of many of them, but my fascination surrounding them has not lessened at all. Though, I'm much more skeptical than I was as a child, I don't identify fully with those who call themselves "Skeptics"....nor do I identify with some of those who mislabel themselves as "Open Minded" ......I think both involve belief systems more so than them being personifications of the Ideals inherent in the titles.

To be a true "Skeptic" to me means to be skeptical of skepticism itself rather than always defaulting to a skeptical point of view.....and to be truly "Open Minded" means to be open to a skeptical viewpoint rather than always defaulting to a 'True Believer' stance which most (but not all) that call themselves 'Open Minded' generally are in actuality.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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Mine was a realization that there was knowledge that was being kept from us. Specifically, it was more of a knowing feeling that the ancient civilizations knew things about the human mind that could set us all free. I personally believe they knew how to fully access their spirit and find a personal connection to God. I'm just looking for truth, like all of us here...



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Born the tear of Roswell, i have been fortunate enough to part the veil on the usual childhood mysteries pretty early.Always into ufos i have seen the cover up since childhood.
(I remember my mom crying as they announced the end of the korean war......My dad was a victim of the Winnipeg riots back in the thirties, and told tales of dragging the mounties down off of their horses so they could not read the "riot act" and start shooting the men.
As a boy he warned me about Gun Control, and confiscation which he was sure would come about eventually.
(This is back in 55)
Always leary of the PTB.when JFK went down i knew there would be no really free or fair elections after thaat.
The Gulf of Tonkin brought the war with it, and i knew deep down it was phoney......
Finding out Pearl harbour was encouraged, even helped along by Rosefelt soured me totally on goverment.
After that its been easy to spot the phoney propaganda ploys the gov boys enact to spur the people.
Knowing how truely controlled and managed the lives of most people are these days makes life a lobly proposition betimes, and ATS is balm to me....my friends are all here.....



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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911



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Well, I don't think it was any ONE event for me. I've just been lied too a lot by people who were supposed to be my friends. And when I was about 12-14 when I started paying some attention to politics, I noticed how much politicians lied to us so I pretty much said "Screw it, everyone lies..."



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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I feel silly but it was the 2012 theory that got me interested in all of this conspiracy stuff


Now that I've been here for a while, I go here practically every day as you'll always read something interesting that you won't find on mainstream news. It's practically my source of daily news

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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Great question! I suppose I was born questioning everything around me- since I was a child, I was always gravitated towards extraterrestrials, the occult, the supernatural, the story behind the stories. The X-Files really got my interest going as I was growing up. I was removed from conspiracies for many years after that. But the one incident that really propelled me back into conspiracy theories was the mass UFO sighting in New York City last year. It was so obvious to me that it was an authentic sighting, yet so frustrating that so many denied it. I joined ATS the exact day of the sighting, October 13th, 2010.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:17 AM
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Well i've never fit in anywhere and always knew i was diffrent. I never followed the crowd in its thinking or fashion or anything. I always believed in life outside our own and the supernatural always dragged me into the occult. The unknown is very interesting. Then i discovered this site several months ago and just now recently joined. The event that dragged me here was probably Billy and his alien buddies. Was interesting reading about people who had contact....and how the pleidians were always beautiful. I kinda still want to meet them lol



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:18 AM
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My personal investigation that I have carried out about 911, that led me a lot of places.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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born questioning everything and believing nothing. its a gift and a curse.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 04:55 AM
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The day I was handed a white paper from a contact at the Home Office. That basicly explained that Asylum seekers had more rights, could claim more benefits and should be treated in a lenient manner in the eyes of the law than British subjects. It further went on to explain that compliance with these measures would strengthen the upcoming intergration program and bonds with foriegn policies.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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For me it was the death of Diana Princess of Wales (Princess Di)

I remember watching the live news that day, and thinking, what have they done to her now....

Even all these years later, Im still not 100% convinced it was an accident.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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I had something happen one night with my girlfriend when I was 23 that absolutely convinced me of Alien Abduction, we both were never the same again. That was the turning point for me.
Then a few years after I was with 3 friends in San Francisco and we all saw a UFO hovering over a building and beaming some light down.
My own experiences added to what others have told me made me feel the government has to be hiding things if so many experience these things.
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 06:13 AM
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Mine all started after capturing my first UFO on tape. After alot of research on abductions and reading stories led me on to 2012 everything else. You can check out my footage below for anyone that's interested. I can't post a direct link to the footage as youtube is blocked at work, but thats my page.

My Footage

J

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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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 was AA77


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 really came off.

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.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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Seeing three ETs standing over my bed multiple times when i was young, seeing the ET Craft all my life, over 55 times now with many with witnesses. Then having black military helicopter hover over my house multiple times, with witnesses, while having anti-ET police stalk me like a bunch of LOSERS, "kicked my dog", bug my place, then came to my work place, Coffee shop, where they then sat down and i called them out sceaming everyone i saw a UFO the other day over my house, in front of a whole store full of people they then promplty stood starring at me, i then said what you goona do. They then swiftly headed for the exit. All that, over my whole life led me no nothing is real and is all BS. I would have wrote everything down which id love to do in detail, but id be hear a month..



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Like some others it was Coast to Coast with Art Bell. back in 95.

Chariots of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken. Then Forbidden Archeology by M. Cremo, then Sitchin's works. I was drawn to it all because of the Atlantis Legends. All three authors went against what we've been taught in schools. Don't remember how I stumbled onto ATS.

Since reading the works of these authors I've questioned everything, including their own books. Sometimes it doesn't sit well with me. In the back of my mind there's a voice telling me to Question everything.
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