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What Originally Brought You To ATS?

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posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 12:23 AM
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posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: putnam6

Excellent list man!

Don't forget about when Putin was "missing".

Or the observatory about a year ago.


Forgot all about the observatory that was a huge thread, funny how things can go off the rails, or just completely disappear

Remember the BP oil spill got so huge we needed its own folder and all the over the top proclamations from all sides quite frankly



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 12:44 AM
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Way back in 2003 or 2004 I started looking into 9/11 conspiracy theories and stumbled across this site. At the time I was a young and naïve airman in the Air Force. It made it difficult to believe that our government was truly capable of, at the very minimum, such negligence. I lurked for awhile in the UFO forums but ultimately gave it up when I started deploying every year overseas.

Then, in 2009 I was drawn back here from an event that happened on the base I was stationed at, Pope AFB in NC. Our wing commander was mysteriously removed from command for reasons that weren’t being made public. All we got told was that his boss lost trust in his ability to command. A google search took me down a rabbit hole and back to here. I lurked for a few years before finally creating an account.

Found out later on, or at least heard from someone with knowledge, that the wing commander was forced out of his job after beating the wife of a high ranking army general in the BX parking lot on Ft Bragg. Also heard from someone else he was being investigated for an inappropriate relationship with a female airman. Not sure.
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posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: Locutis1704

I'll give ya one guess on the why...


Back in 2004, Alex Jones (yes really) told me to check out this intriguing UFO conspiracy site called ATS. I joined, mostly lurked for a few years then lost interest, lost account. Came back a few years ago.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 01:12 AM
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It was 9/11 for me too. Also threads about black eyed children and O negative blood.

ETA: I lurked for a million years before I “joined” this site.
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posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: Locutis1704

This is about the 5th or 6th time I have answered this question.
My son is a member here and I checked the web site out.I wanted
to make sure he wasn't posting anything that would have the FBI
knocking on our door looking for him.I liked what I saw and joined
that same day.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 02:46 AM
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I became an existentialist in my late teens and less than ten years later watched that manner of perception carry me into being an amateur eschatologist. As part of my study program I have always used an experiential approach, that of not just reading about things but more diving in an experiencing communal gestalt as it develops in concert with certain eschatological parameters. With that in mind I was interested in the number of ''outliers'' that were posting here when I joined and decided to join and share as best I could digitally in the 2012 build up . All the other places at that time seemed to be orthodox in their approach to that moment while those here seemed freer to treat the whole 2012 question from a broader frame of mind and experience.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 03:11 AM
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Illuminati.
My ex husband fell down a rabbit hole of research and wouldn't shut up about it. I was blissfully ignorant in the matrix. This site popped up in my research and I was hooked.
13 years later...almost 14...and I'm still here.
Husband is long gone though.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 04:10 AM
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Chanced tuned into Coast to Coast, then just by luck someone mentioned ATS..forgot about the exact subject matter but perhaps something to do aliens, which was a bazaar topic for me at the time.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 04:21 AM
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stumbled across astral projection a long time ago and it led me here because there was a couple big threads back then about it.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 04:51 AM
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Aliens of course. The first time I remember posting on ATS, was about the radiation containment leaking from the Japanese nuclear plant. I worked for hours, really thinking hard about the problems and that post. Phage informed me that I had designed the worlds largest pipe bomb. I have been hooked ever since.

I love the fact that we have members all over the world, and that our members often times, give better, “on the seen reporting” than I can get from a National news service. Of course some of us are quirky, some are angry or sad, and in some cases intoxicated. Over the years I have come to love my visits here.

I’m a veracious reader, nearing retirement, I read nearly every thread every afternoon. Also I am a 63 year old dyslexic, I still work math problems in my head from left to right. I have had a life long struggle with getting my thoughts on paper, writing a few post a week helps with my terrible spelling.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 04:59 AM
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My mother bought me a laptop in 2010 ........ never having used any technology

before I said to my daughter "What on earth do I do with this" and she said just

google names or queries. So I just started entering names....... and this came up

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I was gobsmacked.....257 pages later and the rest is history.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: Locutis1704

the aliens.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 06:15 AM
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posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: Locutis1704

Aliens, ufos, and john titor.

Since then, mostly just reading BS.

Still....entertainingly pointless



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 06:17 AM
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a reply to: Nickn3

That was a pretty big pipe bomb.

Phage would know



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: Locutis1704

I joined in 2007 because of Q.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Locutis1704

I joined in 2007 because of Q.


Back when he was just q. He wasn’t a Q till 2015.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 08:18 AM
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I'd been lurking as a non member for years, mostly for alternative news. I used to be a die hard skeptic about a lot of the more "out there" subforums but still enjoyed reading them. I've done a lot of experimentation with Tesla patents and am a pretty big UFO conspiracy buff, you know the type. It's hard making friends around here since most people have a rigid and defined notion of how certain things work, which is about 20% fairy tale and 20% "but muh kwontum fissiks". I've found it's not the morons you need to worry about, it's the people who think they have it figured out because of what they read on the internet or that half an electronics book from 1995 that they never finished. So the people who could understand what I've been literally proving of Tesla's, what I've been literally proving about programmable materials, they don't want to hear it. Imagine that the most valuable things you know are a bunch of stuff nobody wants to hear, things you could prove but shouldn't to those sorts of people. So I shut up and am happy to do my private research, occasionally checking the site to laugh at the political left's crybaby threads and read the science forum asteroid mission posts.

I do enjoy the site and a lot of the folks here, even the ones that take politics too seriously, but there are a few folks who just want to stroke the wrinkles on their brain and don't care about adapting to anything you could put in front of them which becomes a hurdle to that or their political tribalist subscriptions. I've been studying electronics and optics for over 15 years, I've sold three patents in those fields, but I wouldn't help a few folks here troubleshoot a string of Christmas lights for all the tea in China. I think it's funny I've shown my experiments to master machinists and they can understand it, I've shown it to other electronics engineers and they can understand it, others have done some of the exact same before me and shown everyone, but some dudes on the internet know it's impossible. Gotta laugh when that happens, and let em enjoy it being impossible for them I guess. Thank God we have all these D grade physicists that know so much about electrical engineering, what would the energy industrial complex do without them. Anyways, that's why I joined...and why I don't post much.



posted on Dec, 18 2020 @ 08:39 AM
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LOL! I signed up so I could avoid the dang advertisements interlaced with posts (which drove me crazy). I didn't think I'd be here long back then. I discovered ATS because it kept popping up on two or three subjects I was researching at the time.

The rest, as they say, is history.




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