posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:38 PM
I've been lurking here at ATS for almost a year now. Lately there have been several times that I've wanted to comment in different threads, so I
finally decided to take the plunge. Plus, it was kind of bugging me that I couldn't see anyone's avatar.
I've always had an interest in conspiracy theories. I can't remember exactly how I "discovered" ATS. I was probably looking into some topic
involving the unexplained. Such things have always fascinated me. My time lurking here has pretty much confirmed my position as an "I want to
believe" skeptic. I would love to think that in this world where humans think they know everything, there really are UFOs, bigfoot, Nessie, or what
have you. However, I won't ever really believe in any of these things until I see evidence that leaves me no room for doubt. In the meantime, I'm
perfectly happy thinking "What if....?"
Having said that, since I've been visiting the site, I've spent far less time reading about those type of topics than I had imagined. I'm drawn to
many different forums and topics here. I especially like reading about ancient and lost civilizations and different takes on current events. I also
love reading about dreams, prophecies and predictions, although I wouldn't say that I buy into most of them being truth. Anyone who has visited ATS
for more than a few weeks knows how most of those predictions turn out. Still, I find it quite interesting to read about them. Although I enjoy in
the topics of politics and religion as well, sometimes those threads turn me off. There are too many sweeping generalizations made and too many
people who think that their opinion is the only right one. What a boring world this would be if no one had any differences of opinion!
I'm glad that I finally decided to come onboard, and I look forward to "talking" with you all!