posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 08:04 PM
Originally posted by MDDoxs
I did not mean to make it about the money. Though I am sure you will agree that funding for these endeavours in a serious and continual constraint.
A fraction of that 10 million could be used for more worth while purposes, which is the sentiment I was trying to get across. The equipment and
resources you use can't be inexpensive
Yes.. The price of equipment is very expensive, but I generally try and buy it myself as I've found in the past that when you get sponsored, that
there is usually some form of agenda or problems in ownership of photos/video and/or other evidence that might turn up. One of the reasons why I've
maintained a relationship with ATS for so long is that they have always been (for the most part) 'up-front' with me and allowed an neutral stance
with regards to what has been presented. They have always tried to put the community first which I've always respected when it came to presenting
investigations and possible evidence. They've also been patient with me when real-life actions/events step into the plans.
But yes, equipment is costly and what I've not been able to purchase, I try and construct myself (DIY). For example the BigEar Parabolic Mic I wanted
to use is extremely expensive (see here)
, and with some ingenious cannibalizing of some older equipment
that I had, was able to make what is perfectly good for out in the Woods (without sacrificing size or frequencies) for 80% less. But some equipment
can't be DIY'd so I have to just save up for it..
Believe it or not, some older analog equipment works better than the new digital stuff (which I haven't quite figured out why yet). For example in
the Gilliland's Ranch (pre)Investigation, Analog tape equipment caught sounds and video that the digital video (which was recording side by side the
analog cameras) did not. Now why is that? there has been plenty of conjecture as to the why's.. and if it had only happened once or twice, one could
factor in an easier explanation. But when it happens over 7 times on different days and hours with different "brand new unused tape" (in different
cameras no less), well then you have to factor in some huge 'head scratches' when trying to label an answer.
but I'm going off-topic.. Needless to say, I'm hoping that my current investigations will not be that badly bruised by a bunch of YaHoos with guns..