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The Boy Who Cried Wolf - UglyNRude - 07-16-2011 07:44 AM
As I look at claims from the Cryptozoology , the UFOlogists and the Paranormal field I see that, to many its about showing numbers not the truth. How many false reports do we need as proof something exists? Does showing balloons prove UFO’s exist? Do taking reports of shapes or noises from an 8 year prove a bigfoot exists? How about all the poor photography or pictures that are explainable with common sense, do they prove the other side? No but that is what appears to be happening in all three fields. People are using false information to prove something exists. I would rather see people with no evidence on their team pages then the evidence I am seeing. Its 2011 enough with the ORBs its been shown how it happens and how we can eliminate them but many cling to them as proof. We see people say we left our jobs in the city to go camping and we heard strange howls, it must be a bigfoot isn’t evidence. Listen to coyotes, owls, and fox calls, many strange noises aren't strange unless its new to you. So before you try padding your page with numbers remember your credibility would be better with no evidence instead of false evidence.
Many of the teams out there leave me shaking my head, they don’t know photography but will argue that lens, flare, mists, orbs are paranormal. Do they look at how or why they capture this? No they want it to be proof so they claim it is. Taking a picture of a mirror at an angle will show something at an angle, but people forget this and claim the lamp with the round globe is a shadow person. I admire those that will post a picture and ask for real opinions it shows they really want to know.
So before you post that next picture of an ectoplasm look deeper at it, what could be causing the strange white mists around that plate of HOT food. Common sense may help you find out.
I want to thank a large bigfoot site for inspiring this as 70% or more of their claims I read are from children or young teens. They have shown in the past they are after numbers not the truth. I am not saying teens aren't reliable but a noise in the woods doesn't make it a bigfoot. the feeling of being followed as you walk down a path at dusk doesn't make it a bigfoot or a ghost.
So the next time you decide to promote that paranormal experience or UFO or bigfoot sighting remember an old story.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
RE: The Boy Who Cried Wolf - scarygirl67 - 07-16-2011 08:18 AM
VERY well said! It's not supposed to be about finding "evidence" it is supposed to be about finding the truth whatever that may be. And as my son recently found out, crying "wolf" will only get a lot of people looking at you like you're full of it..even if that ONE time, you may be telling the truth. (you also may have to write "I will not lie about anything anymore because then no one will believe me" fifty times...or maybe that's just my son.....)