I have an odd sense of humor but thats probably, and inadvertently, the funniest comment I've read on these forums..
As for the hositilty, it's more likely frustration. On this sort of issue, theres typically the folks that are wide eyed prey to the musicmen, and those that just can't understand how people are so easily convinced.
You should certainly enjoy your interest, but don't take offense when people rip you for taking it so seriously. Thats the bane of UFO, ghost and Bigfoot fans. And yes, you guys are rightly lumped together.
However, bigfoot are in the here and now, yet have been around for thousands of years which is why they intrigue me so much. Plus, i find it illogical that all the reported sitings and casts of tracks are the result of lies and hoaxes. It makes no sense. I mean who would go to all the trouble to fake dermal ridges for a cast and then drive hundreds of miles and years later, fake the same prints in the middle of nowhere? You would have to accept this as well as the PG film as being the work of hoaxers, the likes that have never been seen before or since in human history!!!
You believe in ghosts and UFO's but that doesn't interest you? after all, you know people that have seen ghosts, and you have seen a UFO yourself, so it seems those things would carry as much weight with you as Bigfoot, which you have not seen, and are only aware of through second hand accounts..
To your credit, you have a great imagination.
Meanwhile, the facts of established science suggest that the existence of Bigfoot is about as likely as the possibility that the oft-fabled horde of winged monkeys will come flying out of Miss America's butt on live national television.
In about a month I will be 58 years of age. Do you think I care about being mocked for my interests? What I find mildly amusing is why some folks get so upset when others have an interest and belief in these subjects. Nobody can rule them out simply because they don't have a first hand experience with something. Again, I saw a UFO and know what I saw was something I have never seen before or since that defied the laws of what is known. So what do I care if anyone else doesn't believe or mocks me. I find it kind of funny, as they really don't have a clue if they think they know everything they think they do.
Eyewitness testimony may often be unreliable but is a fact that it is admissible in a court of law, so you cannot simply summarily dismiss THOUSANDS of eyewitness reports as all being fabrications, along with the castings of tracks, hair samples, and other physical evidence, PG Film, and casts, Freeman film and casts, the Sierra Sounds recording, and many others (some of which I do acknowledge are bogus). Well, on second thought I guess you can dismiss all of this if you ignore the odds of something being hoaxed better and more often than any other single subject that is known and by thousands of hoaxers!
Last edited by Baltimore Ravens Lets Go!; 12-07-2012 at 03:09 PM.
Most civilians are completely unable to determine speed and altitude with any degree of accuracy. Indeed, their claims are often wildly inaccurate. That is established fact. I am sure you believe these claims are true even though you have no logical way of knowing if they are true.
Putting your "observation" into a database does not make it any more true. Subjecting you to a polygraph or hypnosis will not somehow make it any more true. And if you trip over an oddly shaped piece of aluminum and claim that it fell off the UFO that doesn't make it true either.
And if you can't see how the above directly relates to the original subject of this discussion, well, then there is really no hope for you.
It was barely above the tops of power lines and trees which is why I guessed it was flying less than 100 feet. That is about all I can say, other than I have never seen anything like that before or since, nor has my friend. it went by so fast I cannot even say the shape of it but it wasn't all that big - about the size of a compact car like a Triumph or MG or slightly smaller. It had multiple color flashing lights, but the most astonishing thing was the speed and how near to the ground it was traveling.
This siting occurred over 35 years ago and my friend and I still talk about it when we see each other at class reunions. Neither of us has any idea to this day what we saw. He asked me if I had seen it as it was so unreal, we both agreed had we seen it alone we would have thought we were hallucinating.
It was something I will take to my grave not knowing but it really doesn't bother me as much that I don't know what I saw. If I could I wish I could trade that experience for seeing an actual Bigfoot/Sasquatch.
Last edited by Baltimore Ravens Lets Go!; 12-07-2012 at 04:18 PM.
Last edited by OldBay; 12-07-2012 at 05:14 PM.
Theres some sort of "law" that Mr. know it all-know nothing could reference for me, I think Spock once alluded to it, that says the most obvious answer is more likely.
In other words, if you see something in the sky you can't identify, YOU automatically think it's likely an alien, rather than considering that it might be something man-made, as in experimental aircraft, or just something YOU are not familiar with.
It's like the folks that think it's the ghost of Aunt Ester when a door slams or the TV goes on or off by itself. The more likely explanation is not ghosts, but what fun is that, right?
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