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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
It is a burden some of us must shoulder. Even worse are the skeptics and naysayers who call us crazy, hysterical, ignorant, superstitious, and just downright inept and loony. The skeptics will never know until something like this actually happens to them, which honestly, I hope happens to no one! It's a bit of a gift and a curse to have an experience like this.
The curse comes from being alone in your experience. I have never been able to talk about this with anyone outside of ATS really--and even then, who genuinely believes? who can genuinely empathize? If they did, how could we even know it?
pearls before swine, but don't ever let anyone instill doubt into you--not into your story, not into your character.
edit on 26-9-2012 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NightFlight
You'll be OK. The most important task you have now is getting rid of your fear. You really have nothing to fear.
I'm curious. Did you have any thoughts cross your mind as the "creature" was in your sight? Thoughts like 'poor thing, did his friends leave him in the woods last night?' or do you miss your friends? If so, the creature may have given you a gift of extra perception for having sympathetic feelings for it. The creature may have bolted after realizing it wasn't alone and went looking for its friends with renewed fervor without any more fear.
I tell this with some experience from 1973. It took over twenty years to realize I had nothing to fear. Never did.
Originally posted by unb3k44n7
reply to post by okyouwin
My mind didn't make anything up. I was awake, under no notable amounts of stress before my sighting, and under no influence of any drugs or alcohol, or otherwise altered level of consciousness. I know what I saw. I have no "preferred belief" as you like to call it. I'm also not religion-affiliated and am a skeptic at heart. I search for information and the truth and usually sit on the fence when it comes to anything controversial until I am bestowed with sure proof and evidence of how and why something is and how it works. But thank you for you reply. It's okay that you made the comment you did because I don't expect you to believe the story in all honesty. Because there is no way you can truly "believe" these exist until you have seen them and felt them with your own two eyes, only then can you KNOW. Thank you again for your input, okyouwin.edit on 26-9-2012 by unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)edit on 26-9-2012 by unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)edit on 26-9-2012 by unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)
And about the fairies and goblins etc. purported in our history. I am just saying, that you should think about what our history really entails. These creatures MAY have existed. You don't REALLY know you if they did or did not exist, do you? You weren't there... we're you? *wink* Our history has many instances of written word, pictographs, hieroglyphs geoglyphs, and ancient artifact and other types of documentation on creatures any other beings. Giants have been mentioned, angels, cyclops, just to name a few. These MAY have been actual things that our ancestors did not properly know how to describe, with the communications and vocabulary they had at the time. Our ancestors might be describing actual being that indeed DID actually exist.edit on 26-9-2012 by unb3k44n7 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by okyouwin
Take some drugs, alter the physical chemistry of this organ and see what kind of realities it wants you to believe. Dreams themselves are dug induced so we can see this mind thing is designed to be the trickster. Through the process of our development we learn to assign values and priorities to our experiences based on how they comport with the physical realities we encounter.