I don't know whether I'm happy or sad that I totally missed this thread yesterday. Everyone has the right to post something for review. It doesn't
have to be on ATS, but no matter where it is posted, it WILL get reviewed. It is human nature.
We all want to know the truth behind everything. Well..at least most of us do. Greeneyedleo has the hardest job...in my opinion on ATS. She is stuck
whether by choice...or maybe punishment...lol....moderating the UFO forum...among others.
But this place is like trying to referee a soccer match not played by the teams themselves, but by large quantities of the respective teams drunken
hooligan fans. And she does it mostly by herself.
How dare people come into this thread or any other and knock on her for pointing out OBVIOUS
discrepancies in the story and/or pics. And for
the record, she didn't immediately assume anything here. She presented her opinion, then ASKED the OP how he could explain her questions. To which
the OP basically said he didn't have to prove anything to anyone.
SkepticOverloard is right. It floors me that so many people on ATS were suckered into this thread by something that appears to be such a blatant hoax.
And that's before pulling the EXIF data out of the pics. Just LOOK at the images. The lighting is all wrong. The shading is inconsistent. The timing
is off. The OP claimed he just held the button down and took as many pics as he could, yet there is what? 30 seconds of time missing. And his only
answer to that was some obscure court case...which hasn't yet been verified either where iPhone times were supposedly screwed up.
ATS provides us a place us a place to discuss topics such as these. Yet people persist in trying to "bite the hand that feeds them." Everyone here
is entitled to their own opinion. Yet when presented with overwhelming evidence that something isn't right with a series of pictures or a story or
whatever, instead of being upset with the person trying to pull one over our eyes, they will immediately attack the moderators or owners of the site
as trying to impede free speech. Or some other BS like that.
Now, before anyone tries to claim that I am perfect and am just sucking up to the mods, I myself
have had a thread of mine
on this same topic moved to the hoax bin. But I never came
out and claimed it was in fact extraterrestrial in origin. After several days and many pages covered, ATS as a group came together and found out the
video was captured by some people who were witnessing an R/C aircraft practice the night before a performance. Or something along those lines. I still
think there should be a forum called disproved or something like that...so everything that is debunked isn't labeled as a hoax, but there was never
any intention on my part, nor on the people who filmed the video's part to defraud or try to put one over on anyone.
Now I'm not saying the OP from yesterdays thread was trying that either, but he never actively partook in the investigation either. When asked direct
questions from mods...since he claimed to have been the one making the pics, he basically refused to answer them, then went off about his dog. Other
members either vehemently backed the OP or refuted him, often without paying any attention to any evidence produced either way. But seemingly based on
their own personal beliefs. And as to the argument that this could have been an honest mistake of mistaken identification on the OP's part, I don't
buy it at all. Which is probably why he is no longer with us. Simply because on the huge time difference in the photo's after he claimed to have made
them all at the same time with a single button push. Furthermore, while the first 2 photos are exactly the same in location, the 3rd one has a minute
GPS discrepancy in it. Meaning the photographer MOVED. Since they aren't blurry, this probably means the images were NOT all taken at once with a
single button push.
Now...I'm not saying we should or should not believe everything posted. But we are going to analyze everything posted. And it is very unfair to
anyone involved, especially those who donate their time refereeing this forum to make personal attacks simply because their opinion is more rational
than someone else's is.
With that said though, to anyone who tries to pull one over on ATS....you're time will probably be short here...This is why the scrutiny is so high
now. Too many fake images or videos have come about from people trying for their 15 minutes. What I believe or anyone else believes is irrelevant. We
are looking for the truth here at ATS. And it will come out...one way or another.