Every now and again a member leaves ATS, drops off the radar so to speak. We see it quite often, other members will inquire into their whereabouts,
sometimes the missing member turns up, sometimes they don't.
So with that in mind, i wonder how many people here would be missed if they suddenly didn't exist on ATS any more? Actually, i need to reword that,
would people even know who you were if something happened to you?
I ask because, and forgive me for having to keep this rather sketchy, but a friend of mine died a while back, and silly as this sounds, i have no idea
if he was a member here.
For the few years i knew him, mainly from my local pub, we have talked about conspiracies. He was far more educated in general that i am, but also
when it came to CT's, he was really into them in a major way. He once lent me his hard drive to watch any of the 80 gigs of conspiracy documentaries
he had on there.
However the subject of ATS only came up a few times, usualy me saying that i'd read something on here and then we'd discuss it. In all those years, he
never asked my username, and i never asked his. I think it was a bit of mutual respect for each others privacy.
In the later years, we didn't see so much of each other, he travelled a lot and was also involved in a new relationship, but what changed majorly was
that he became quite aggressive and aggrieved when talking about conspiracy theories. I remember him talking about a friend who had just started
working for Sky, he went off on one about News Corps in a major way. I know he had a go at someone else, also a friend about working with KBR. This
was so far against his normal character, very much a peace loving hippy type.
Anyway, a few months ago, we heard that he'd been found dead in a hotel abroad. I'll leave any more details out of it, to be honest we didn't get any
more details other than he was found dead.
It's been laying on my mind since then that he could have been a popular member of ATS and no-one knew. I don't even want to post his real name
because i don't want to cause the family any more heartache.
I think all i want to say is this...whilst i totally respect that many here want to remain anonymous, have you ever thought that maybe some members
here would really miss you when you go? Maybe just a pm to a fellow member saying, "Hi, my name is so and so, if you ever see me disapear from
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