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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:30 PM
Greetings to all forum members and posters.

I am a 57 year old guy that has a open mind to most thoughts but not to all thoughts.I have always loved and been fascinated by science all my life;having studied astronomy now for 50 years .I grew up in a small New England town with my mom and 3 sisters .I have seen a near total eclipse in the 1960s and hope to see the total solar eclipse visible here in Maine in 2024.
I heard the knock of a dying person and saw the ghost of my Aunt when I was 10 years old and it opened my mind,ears and eyes to the mysterious world that has no scientific explanations but occurs to many people around the world.Not sure if i have seen a true ufo in the sky but have always been fascinated by their sightings and possible origins;whether of this world or one superior to ours.
Live here in Maine with my soon to be wife and our two spoiled rotten cats near Maine's biggest city Portland.
Have seen many forum sites but this one seems to be the "real deal' and I hope my posts are interesting and maybe somewhat thought provoking ;but will be my honest thoughts on many topics posted here.I love anything that makes me think and challenges my mind;and I welcome any comments that may or may not agree with me.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:37 PM
Welcome to ATS. Looking forward to seeing you around. And hopefully you'll share some of your expertise in astronomy with us.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:47 PM
reply to post by kewlskyguyjim

Welcome! I am new here too...just joined yesterday. I look forward to hearing what you have to say! And, If you have any astronomy-type pictures, please do share them.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:51 PM
Hey there! Welcome from a younger ( 24) yet not so new member

Always glad to have fresh minds bringing their ideas to the table!

I look forward to your many contributions.

Hope to see you around.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:11 PM
Glad to meet you and welcome to ATS. If you ever need to make a phone call you can use this one. I can assure you that it's not wiretapped.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:16 PM
Welcome Home....look forward to your posts....


posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:27 PM
Good to have you aboard. Be careful, that first step is a doozy
Welcome and enjoy.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by kewlskyguyjim

Welcome, and all those things we say. But get to the good stuff...tell us about the ghost of your aunt (or start a thread after you have your 20 posts and describe the experience. That thread may get more people talking about their own experiences with the Casper-like beings
Enjoy your play here.

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