posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:21 AM
I'm very dismayed by the knocking and debasing of folks who pose legitimate questions or possible explanations for the so-called anomalies in these
and numerous other photos. Someone asks a question you don't like, so you avoid it completely by branding it as "STUPID"? This is a childish
response at best as we are taught in elementary school that the ONLY stupid question is the one not asked.
Someone else comes up with a plausible explanation for an artifact in a photo, but they are deemed as unqualified to make that supposition in your
opinion? Who IS qualified, in your mind? Is it only someone whose theory comes closer to yours? Is everyone trained in satellite image interpretation
automatically suspect if they weren't self-taught and looking only for alien craft?
It truly seems that healthy skepticism has been beaten into submission by unhealthy credulity of the most far fetched theories available. One of the
reasons I even started lurking here years ago was because of the cooperative, honest search for answers that was taking place. People were courteous
with each other and if someone was an expert in their field, especially if it could be applied to the topic at hand, they were afforded the
consideration and benefit of the doubt, not accused of being part of some imagined conspiracy.
Yes, conspiracies exist and are often in place to dupe the gullible, but they aren't at the root of every dubious explanation on Earth!
Charge-coupled device cameras are infamous throughout the television and video industry for producing artifacts of the most spectacular type, and do
explain so many strange objects in videos and photographs.
Personally, I'd really love to see actual footage and/or photos of alien aircraft and I believe that someday we will have the chance to do so, but
this isn't that chance.
I know some folks just want so desperately to believe that we are being visited on a daily basis, or even at all, that they'll cling to anything that
might bolster their faith, and that's fine too! Just don't tear down those who don't see the same things you do simply to make yourself feel
better. Common courtesy is becoming more and more UNcommon in our society, we shouldn't let it run rampant here on ATS.
Sorry about the novella, it wasn't my intent to pontificate...