Yeah after reading your 'headteacher must have told them into drawing things they didnt' see idea which you pulled out of thin air we can certainly
agree on that..
Show me where I made any such claim or just quit polluting this thread with your totally unfounded remarks, uneducated and totally uninformed
analysis of the psychology of hoaxes.
The intellectual paucity of your whole stance is only surpassed by your blinding ego that thinks, you assessing your own ability to draw and
extrapolating that to all children, without presenting any evidence you could even hold pencil properly at 9 years old, let alone draw a likeness of
anything, actually constitutes a coherent hypothesis.
If you want a stark example of how young people wish to please those in positions of authority, you need look no further than the first case DNA was
ever used in in Leicestershire, just down the road from where I live.
2 girls were murdered, the hallmarks of both killings leading the police to suspect the culprit was the same person in both cases. In the second case,
they arrested and questioned a young guy who was the last person to claimed to seen the second victim. Within a fairly short time span they had a full
confession from the guy that he had murdered the second victim. Convinced that he had killed both they sent his DNA to be the first ever checked by
the scientists who developed the technique and guess what? The scientists said 100% impossible he killed either girl. As you might imagine the police
really didn't want to believe the scientists however, the scientists persisted. See, that's what you have when an older person in a position of
authority interrogates/questions a naive younger person. The younger person often is desperate to be seen to be giving the "right" answers to the
extent, in that case, they confessed to murder they knew they hadn't committed. That case was one of those that led to the wholesale change in the way
police interviews were conducted
That you think there is any connection between you copying pictures of an object, that were literally 10s of thousands of images of all, over the
world for years to the point, probably 70% of the world's current population under 60 could draw it, with a one off incident that lasted a relatively
short time shows just you haven't even thought through the most basic of methodology.
So lets consider what you might expect if it was a hoax.
Well these were kids, if it was a hoax you'd expect their drawing to provide convergent evidence in order to support each other's story, not as they
did in this case, slightly divergent evidence. If the case was genuine that is exactly what you'd expect, different kids seeing slightly different
things and more importantly, remembering it, at a later date differently, which is totally contrary to what you have claimed, which suggests you
simply don't have a clue what you are talking about.
Some 30 years later, it would seem only 1 of the kids is willing to go on camera to speak about the incident, and not one, so far, has broken ranks
and said. "We faked it" even though, you can bet your bottom dollar the makers of that documentary were looking for exactly that.
That doesn't mean they saw a spaceship and some even saw aliens, what it means is, some 30+ years later it would seem, to a person, they still think
they did and that is all.
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