posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:16 PM
reply to post by Rubicant13
My dear ATS friend, I am not attacking the existence of paranormal phenomenon but that much better examples exist than this specific list of old and
My research confirms work by others that people around the world experience various bizarre events everyday, yet less than 1 in 500 widely report
their experiences and perhaps 1 in 100 of these successfully capture their experience with a camera. Does this imply that only less than 1 in 50,000
events are credible, certainly not, photographs becomes useless without a solid witness statement confirming the witness saw or experienced something
at the same time. In fact, today, a good witnesses statement without photographic evidence is often more credible (but of less scientific value) than
a well documented experience because very few hoaxers ever attempt to present a case without secondary evidence (pictures sell today, stories sell
Regarding the Overtoun Bridge animal suicides, Dr David Sands with the Scottish SPCA investigated several years ago and hypothesized that odors from
mink found living in the foliage adjacent to the "suicide zone" and the fact that dogs cannot see the perilous drop before jumping the wall is at
least a plausible explanation. While experiments support Dr. Sands theory, he is also quick to acknowledge that direct observations are lacking.
See links here:
Dog Suicide Bridge Scotland TV Documentary
A plausible theory, yes, but a rigorously confirmed explanation, no.
Thank you for facilitating discussion of these strange matters.