posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 10:32 AM
As a long term reader of ATS I've become quite disturbed by the number of so called 'insiders' populate these boards. Every minute or two a person
pops up claiming to have seen stuff in Area 51, they claim to have insider info re UFO's, hell some even claim to have worked with ET or have a
'friend' that has.
In all seriousness if this was all true then the USO phenomenon is easily the worse kept secret ever. But what baits me the most is that if you
challenge these people as to who they are talking about suddenly it all becomes very hush hush cloak and dagger and they refuse to divulge their
And how do I know they have a source, because they blab about having a source at the drop of a hat. It really irks me that these people want to be
seen as reliable people yet there's almost never any clear or even a tiny bit of evidence that these people really do have genuine input other that
what they have read on other forums and reused it to sound like an authority.
Why does it irk me?
Well it's destroying the genuine aspect of this whole affair, you can't claim to know something and then refuse to give details and still expect
people to hold them in any position. I've seen people claiming to be in contact with just about every apparently known race and a million others.
I've seen many who claim to have insider links and at he drop of a hat throw that line into a thread and to be honest it comes across as utter tripe
in most cases, I'm not trying to tar and brush people but I have become oh so bored of hearing claims without any background proof.
Well the expected responses are "well you can believe me or not"..It's a NOT in this case...
The other response being "I'd be putting someone in danger"....Well if you knew someone that important and were blabbing about it on an open forum
then I guess they were already in danger.
Unfortunately forums are open to young people whose fun in life is to inhabit forums making absurd claims as a joke for their friends, forums are also
common area's for many people who suffer from mental health issues that genuinely believe what they post.
Am I attacking people who say they flew with people who saw UFO's, hell NO, I'm really only talking about those who make incredibly complex in the
know claims, stuff that can never be proved nor want to offer proof of it.
I'm just trying to read a forum where it's hard enough to claim you have seen a UFO as it is without it being bastardised by outrageous claims which
only serve to make everyone look like a fully paid up nutcase. Thankfully the forums are also full of REAL talents on both sides, take Phage or
Internos for instance, exceptionally clever people whose work is based upon the factual side. I can read their stuff knowing I'm not going to get
some outlandish claim but pointers to evidence I can evaluate for myself.
For me, if you claim to be in the know but refuse to detail it then do me a favour and keep it to yourself....
[edit on 21-11-2009 by Mclaneinc]