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Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you

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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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Greetings,

Since the early '80s I've participated in BBS discussions, but they were usually local. I've typically avoided forum websites on the 'net since the mid to late '90s. I found that the climate of most forum-based 'conversations' is hostile, and people spend more time trying to find a way to debase and insult you and your thread than lending substance to it. But, I'm older now (and my skin is a bit thicker), and I've learned to take those types of things with a grain of salt.

My serious interest in UFOs and conspiracies was sparked in the late '80s when I worked with Robert (Bob) Dean in Tucson, AZ. He was a fount of information that tantalized my young adult mind. Subsequently, I was introduced to Bob's good friend, Wendelle Stevens, and found him to be a interesting man as well. I realize there is a lot of controversy over Bob & Wendelle, but I've found them to be reliable, passionate, and honest about what they experienced and had come to believe. Controversy over anyone who claims to 'know' seems to be a constant in this field.

At the time, I was just eating it all up. I had not developed the skepticism that is essential to objectively scrutinize the stories of UFO witnesses or conspiracy theories. After reading a lot of UFO material, I began to see patterns. I began to understand that authors like Brad Steiger and Ruth Montgomery are in business for themselves, truth or absolute craziness of what they're writing be damned.

I think the book that really led me to be more skeptical was the 1st edition of Above Top Secret, by Tim Good. Because he approached the subject analytically I finally saw that the sensationalist, mostly fantastic, reporting by a lot of authors was garbage without substance. I think I was rejecting the paranormal aspect of the phenomenon and embracing the physical. Of course, what most people experience seems to blend those two together. But, like the famous quote says, sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from magic. The most fantastic I was able to accept are the theories of physicist and author Jacques Vallee, and his ideas of dimensional travel.

I've had personal friends and co-workers confide in me their stories of UFO sightings. One co-worker was visibly upset about a sighting he had. I've seen one UFO myself, and it definitely did not look terrestrial. I remember Bob Dean telling me, "It appears that if you take an interest in them, they seem to take an interest in you". I haven't found this necessarily to be true, but it's an idea with merit.

In any event, I've been perusing the boards here for a while. I'm mostly a lurker, but chime in when I feel the necessity.

Regards,

Synallaxis
edit on 30-7-2013 by Synallaxis because: Italics not allowed in thread title.




posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Oh im so sorry your threads twenty six minutes long and has been overlooked. This does happen, it doesnt mean we re being rude, sometimes threads go under the radar. Anyway,
WELCOME.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 07:52 PM
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Bumping this thread. Now im cross, where is everyone?, shame on you especially the ufo nuts.
Give the guy a hello, for gods sake.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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Mod, you must be reading please show up and say hello. Im not making a fuss about nothing, introduction threads are very rarely ingnored completely.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:33 PM
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Greetings. I hope to read some of your posts soon. It seems you've met some very interesting people. I like Mr. Dean, though while he shares what resonates as an experiencer, he also talks about how humanity is not ready for disclosure and sometimes it seems he has to say that, its something they make him say IMO. For this world needs to be freed from all the lies and bondage. Unbelievable planet with a huge gap in technology and wealth and knowledge.

Yes, if you go under the stars with the right intent and a good heart, the curtain can lift a bit. Its a part of seeking.



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:35 PM
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Welcome to ATS!

I'm more on the side of current events and news type threads, but I wonder into the UFO info from time to time.

Hope you enjoy the site, be careful it can be addictive! lol



posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the kind replies! I hope I'm able to contribute.

- Synallaxis



posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 03:41 AM
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Welcome!


You're my kind of people! Click my signature for more interesting UFO stories.



posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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Sounds like you are still willing to go wherever the evidence might lead. I like that. Welcome, indeed, and see ya' around.



posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 08:19 PM
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Welcome
so glad you joined us
Have a welcome fruit basket

Enjoy your stay



posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 09:16 PM
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Hi! Welcome friend.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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there coming for all of us!



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Welcome! *steals from the fruit basket* Don't give any of that to the trolls!



posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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I couldn't agree more with you.



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