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Got any heroes/favourites among researchers?

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posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 11:19 AM
I'm curioius to know about people you think bring out the most well researched and plausible information in the fields that ATS is about.

I'm mostly talking about "household" names, i.e. people who have written books, made movies, appear on the radio and such.

I'm currently revising my opinions on some of the people I have really respected and thought brought forward extremely exciting information, which after researching it some more, don't seem to hold up.

So, before I get in to who my favourites are or were, I'd really would like some of your opinions and feelings.

This to be able to expand my sources of information.

If there is a similar thread, I'd would like your pointers to that one too.

Otherwise, fire away.

Who do you like out there (dead or alive)?

EDIT: this involves all fields of researchers, UFO, political and so on...

[edit on 15-9-2009 by Jimea]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 11:38 AM

Jesus Christ

he is everyones hero. whether they know it or not.
you asked.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 11:53 AM
I am very pleased you started this thread. If there are others similar to it, I haven't noticed them yet.

I have to say, there is no way I can give an unqualified answer. It seems to me that there are a couple of problems with the distinction of people who have researched and or revealed concrete and otherwise hidden truths.

Some information could only have been gotten if an insider was willing to share the information. Other information is simply scattered to the four winds, impossibly co-mingled with irrelevancies, or couched in a framework which makes it impossible to speak of without carrying extraneous baggage with it.

Some speakers and researchers are courageous, others luck, and a few are reluctant.

But why should it be a matter of heroism to speak truth?

I can't idolize people who are media celebrities because the association brings questions which diminish the messenger.

I would have to say, at least for now, Aaron Russo is among the more prominent recent examples of people who simply were driven to share the truth. He expended his time, resources, and energy; putting his career on the line, and maybe more - just to speak truth.

But such persons are more numerous than one might think. However, in a real sense without notoriety and celebrity status the 'heroes' end up anonymous.... I like those anonymous heroes most of all.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 12:20 PM
Albert Eienstine,Wernher von Braun, and Michio Kaku. I watch and read anything I can about them...


posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 12:54 PM
My Short List of heroic researchers:

Hershel Shanks, Editor for the Biblical Archeology Review
Seymour Hersh, Reporter and Pulitzer Prize Journalist for The New Yorker
Joseph H. Peterson, Researcher & Editor
Robert Eisenman, Archaeologist, Scholar
Charles Lane, Editor for The Washington Post
David Barstow, Investigative Reporter for The New York Times

Honorable Mention:

The late John Allegro, Philologist
The late Jack Parsons, Rocket Scientist

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:01 PM
Immanuel Velikovsky (he was ostracised, pilloried, villified .. and since he died, umpteen 'scientists' and writers have shamlessly plagiarised his theories, presented them as 'original research' and made a fortune off Velikovsky's back)

See Velikovsky's 'World in Chaos', 'Worlds in Collision' and other titles. Don't know if they're still in print. You might find them at the Book Repository (free postage worldwide) or on Ebay, etc. Worth the effort to track them down.

If you don't have these next guys on your list or on your bookshelf, here's another you might have to search for .. but again, well worth it. They were the fathers/grandfathers of much of what today is being carted out/plagiarised and sold as 'new thought':

Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier's book, "Morning of the Magicians".

Lyall Watson: numerous titles. Some of Watson's speculations were later revealed as possibly over-credulous on his part, but he covered a lot of ground, much of it rewarding to the reader. He held degrees in a number of the sciences and was a prolific writer, very entertaining and informative .. another father/grandfather to the 'new age'

Colin Wilson. Numerous titles. Wilson's endless enthusiasm for the lesser-discussed aspects of 'life' plus his prolific output, have spurred millions to dig below the surface of the human experience and see beyond materialistic existence. Wilson has no boundaries -- he'll expound on anything at all. Always entertaining and informative as well as providing readers with a jump-start to further research

Bruce Cathie Cathie, a New Zealander, was a commercial airline pilot who, after various experiences (personal and related) postulated a theory (math based) re: a world energetic power-grid that's accessed by extraterrestrial craft for earth expeditions. Cathie also theorised that man has weakened the theorised energy grid, and that the many UFO sightings during recent generations in particular, result from extraterrestrials' attempts to repair the damaged grid in order to return the cosmos to its previous harmonised state. Etc.

T. C. Lethbridge. A personal favourite amongst favourites, although his books are much slimmer than those of writers nominated above. Lethbridge, as is often stated upfront, was a Cambridge don with strong academic base. Almost from the outset, he proved himself to be a bit of a maverick through his often unorthodox approach to 'academically sacred' subjects. Ostracised and often discredited, Lethbridge was finally freed by early retirement to pursue his more unorthodox interests, such as the 'reason' for ghosts' appearance under certain conditions and at certain locations. Water, was Lethbridge's answer . . proximity to water, very often subterranean water.

Lethbridge is famous also for his work with pendulums and for anyone with an interest in pendulums and related subjects, a reading of Lethbridge is very useful and reassuring, imo. As an aside, Lethbridge did a lot to popularise pendulums within recent generations and helped make semi-acceptable their use in archaeology. Great read, great mind

D. Scott Rogo Check his titles. You're probably familiar with at least some. If not .. mind-opening. He was one of the original of the newer writers to research Out of Body Experience, survival of bodily death and all the states between. As usual, others have capitalised on Rogo's original research and work, particularly after his murder.

John. G. Fuller. You'll have read a lot of his work or will at least be familiar with his titles: ' The Interrupted Journey' (the Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction which launched a thousand others and alerted the world to the then still rarely known 'alien' issue), 'The Airmen Who Would Not Die', ' The Ghost of Flight 401', ' Arigo .. Surgeon of the Rusty Knife' ... and of course, the immensely thought-provoking, 'The Ghost of 29 Megacycles' .. plus others.

And then, for when you're in the mood to track down their now largely out of print books (mostly from the 60s, 70s and later, as with the writers above):

Robert Scrutton: ' The Other Atlantis'
* Ruled a huge island - continent north of Britain called Atland - the 'Old Land'
* Colonised as far as India, Peru, Egypt and Greece - founded the Athenian state and gave the world democracy
* Bred real-life heroes, adventurers and priestesses who later became mythical deities like Neptune, Odin and Freya
* Used Britain as a penal colony
*Were all but destroyed in a cosmic cataclysm in 2193 BC

Also wrote 'The Secrets of Lost Atland'

John A. Keel. You're undoubtedly familiar with his work on the West Virginian Mothman, but possibly less familiar with his works about UFOs and the paranormal

Pierre Honore

Peter Tomkins & Christopher Bird -- their books are staples:
' Secret Life of Plants' and 'Secrets of the Soil', for example, written a few decades apart, from memory. Did you know, for instance, that ordinary rock-dust can regenerate a forest or grow you more than enough fruit and vegetables to feed your extended family ? Rock dust -- why weren't you told, huh ? Think the Chemical barons had anything to do with suppression of such simple yet life-altering information ?

Stuffing cow-horns with cow manure and burying it at specific phase of the moon and facing specific direction for up to six months ? Why would anyone do such a thing .. right ? Then why would they remove that now fragrant cow manure and mix it with water ? Bio-energetics ? Increased, nutritious crops ? Could this be possible? And more astoundingly, could 'ignorant peasants' in dark Europe have been doing it for years, humming as they stirred the mixture and not giving a damn what 'civilised Westerners' were doing meanwhile with their empty-foods, credit-cards and porn?

If you don't even bother to read this for your own sake, at least buy the book and put it aside safely for your children.

Will try to pop back later with other authors who were expounding about every possible topic you'll ever find on ATS, plus more ... forty and more years ago

.Edited for a bit of tidying up

[edit on 15-9-2009 by St Vaast]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:16 PM
Great, this is what I was looking for with this thread.

Just popin in to say that, will return shortly with some of mine, some who used to be, and more.

Thx guys!

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:07 PM
For research on Tesla and UFO:

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:13 PM

Not a household name as of yet but I admire and respect our very own.


[edit on 15-9-2009 by Becker44]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 04:21 PM
Present: Michio Kaku
Past: Carl Sagan

Both have the vision and skill to take the unimaginable and explain it in terms that the "everyman" can understand and marvel at.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 02:48 AM
Very nice input here, I got some reading to do, following up on some names I wasn't too familiar with.

I agree on Aaron Russo as one of my favourites, he seems to almost have stumbled upon a whole bag of worms, and decided to do something about it.

He was very articulate and had alot of things to expose, and did so, in a very approachable way.

Another one I'm currently reading up on, having bought all of his books, is Joesph P Farrell.

I really enjoy how detailed he is in his research, and not draw, like many others, definitive conclusions when he doesn't have 100% proof or facts, but merely outline the different possibilities.

I was wondering a little what you think about people like Bill Cooper, John Lear, David Icke and Richard C. Hoagland ?

I have been following them for a while, and a couple of them swing from being right on the money, or a complete fraud or a wacko, in my view.

But the more you read, listen and compare, some of the wacko one's, have shifted to seemingly being right on the money, and vice versa.

I enjoyed reading Jack Parsons name, as there is quite alot of speculation on him, regarding O.T.O. and Crowley and such.

Looking forward to see how this thread evolves, and I'll return with a list of my favourites, and comment on their work, and why they are my favourites.

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