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Originally posted by Mandrakerealmz
reply to post by Shino
lets say you have a crashed UFO and you reverse engineer it. Now you have technological superiority over everyone! If you keep people thinking aliens dont exist and dont bother looking for them. Then you keep (for now) your tech superiority.
Although one must hold back an entire species to properly do this..... Something that can never be forgiven. Yet America does it anyway :/
Originally posted by Shino
Aside from wanting to trick a few people, what is there to actually gain from creating a good hoax? Fame? If you went public with your name and face, you'll almost certainly be the subject of ridicule. So the smart thing to do would be not to reveal your identity, but if you didn't, then you would get no fame. What about fortune? Who in this day and age, thanks to the advancement of digital manipulation, will buy footage or photos?edit on 21-5-2012 by Shino because: clarification
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by Shino
Many people who scream hoax about the topics on this forum haven't asked themselves this question...
Good thread, and will hopefully help people understand stuff. Most people accused of being hoaxers might actually believe what they are saying, and aren't just intentionally pulling stuff out of thin air to get a rise out of others.
Don't you think that people who advocated stuff like the earth orbiting the sun or not being flat were hoaxers to everyone else at the time?edit on 21-5-2012 by VeritasAequitas because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cavalryscout
Sometimes a hoax isn't meant to be a hoax.
Somebody may find a student film or a video of some guy messing around with a special effects program and mislabel it.
How fun is it though to just mess with people sometimes.
I wrote a story / thread in a forum once about how some creepy guys got into my home and looked at my computer files then I used the trick link at the end the link that shows your own user profile. It was just funny how many people fell for it.
I don't know. Is that a hoax or a joke or a....?