About a month ago I tested the water with a post on how people felt about producing PDFs on the UFO topic from some of the better quality threads here
on ATS. Many of these threads are often buried deep within ATS and despite their detailed content, sometimes get very little attention.
We can debate the reasons why a "look at this rather grainy Youtube video" post etc. gets more attention all day? It’s almost certainly to do
with the brevity of these subjects producing more spontaneous replies. Even if the content matter is usually disappointing. However that's for
Anyway the general idea is that these PDFs can be read easily on tablets, pads, or smartphones and stored for posterity. They can also provide a good
starting point for new and existing members wanting to familiarise themselves with the finer details of specific UFO topics (or indeed any topics on
I did create an example file from some of my own UFO posts which is still available here :
Now as it’s around the time of yet another anniversary of that intriguing incident at Roswell in 1947 ,I thought I’d take the liberty of creating
a PDF from a few of the posts on the topic here on ATS.
There are many more posts that could have been included but I decided to keep the size down and used just a few. I’ve also left out the replies.
However web links are contained to explore the threads in more detail. Perhaps you’d like to star and flag them as well if you find them of
Here is the link to the PDF file
To download the file simply click this link and then click
the link to ATS Roswell.pdf
With a massive thank you and credit to Gazrok, A51Watcher and Rising Against for the content used :
The Case for Roswell by Gazrok
The Day Before Roswell by A51Watcher
This is Why I believe the Roswell Incident was a Conspiracy by Rising Against
................................................Now one of the best contributors to ATS for UFO information, and also a fellow Brit IsaacKoi,
suggested I should include the creation process for such a PDF in case other members wish to get involved.
So I’ll keep this simple at first.
Software Used :
Microsoft Word 2007 (or above) - this is probably familiar to many people and provides an easy “Save As” option to a PDF file.
Paint Shop Pro 7 - (this was a free edition I got from a PC mag) – however anything from mashable.com...
used for basic editing/creation of graphics. The only time I needed it was to create the “Roswell” logo and graphics for the front page.
Creating the PDF
I’ll assume familiarity with MS Word here.
1. I used one of the existing templates and then tweaked the fonts, background colours and headings.
2. I created the “Roswell Logo” for the header in Paintshop Pro (although this could be done in Word with more limited results).
3. I also created a few graphics for the front page . Again these could be done with any free image editor.
4. Then it was simply a process of 'Copy and Paste' from the selected ATS threads and using Headers and text formatting to tidy up the document.
5. Finally I inserted a Table of Contents, a function of Word that works in a PDF, and saved the file as a PDF.
There are many sites on the internet providing a free upload facility. Hopefully ATS will eventually allow us to do so here?
After all that I hope you enjoy reading the PDF which has some solid contributions from our fellow members.
It’s been 66 years now since the USAAF announced they’d found a flying disk and then refuted it shortly after. Reading this PDF and the original
threads will hopefully help you draw your own conclusions as to what crashed to Earth during the summer of '47 in New Mexico?
If this proves popular then maybe we can continue with the process? Ultimately creating a library of files of some of the best written, informative or
simply entertaining threads ever to grace ATS?
What do you say fellow ATSers?