"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." (Sir Walter Scott)
Truer words were never spoken. Those of us who research UFOs and alien accounts are always looking for evidence, real evidence. But not all evidence is good evidence.
There have been dedicated researchers who have been all over this world looking for that same evidence. Oftentimes, they spent their own money and received little credit, but still they pushed on. Why?
There is a mystery that just won't let us go. The great mystery of what is flying through our skies... what is happening above us.
While dedicated investigators, researchers, and writers hunt for the illusive truth, we also have people, who for some reason, find satisfaction in presenting false evidence, making others look foolish, and thereby discrediting a serious look at UFOs.
Case and point - the recent report of an extraordinary event in the skies of Canada. Here is what happened.
On May 26, we first reported what was advertised as an extraordinary event that occurred in the skies over Canada, check out The Western Canada Spiral. This report was discussed on many UFO related forums and blogs across the Net.
Well, in no time, the man who took the video came forward and said that he hoaxed it, see Canadian UFO Spiral Hoaxer Comes Forward - Reporter Fired.
The lady who wrote the article was fired for publishing the event with a fake video. We have no evidence that she was aware of it when she wrote the report. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
Shortly thereafter, the videographer reversed his claims, and said the video was real. Which one is it?
While discussion was still underway about the first video, another video was published. This time, according to the sources, this was the real thing. See Is This the Real UFO Canada Spiral Footage?.
Well, guess what? Now, so-called experts have ripped this video to shreds, saying it was totally created on a computer graphics program. Check this out at Second Canada Spiral Video also a Hoax.
What comes next? Or, is this the end of spending useless time investigating an outright hoax. I know I'm through with it, but at least we can learn a few lessons from it.