Monday, March 29, 2010

Fake Stories on the Internet

March 28, 2010 By Stephen Ellis

Why do people do it? Why do people fake photographs, fake news stories and, intentionally, mislead the public?

Sometimes I think many people are just psychotic and trying to gain fifteen minutes of fame by alleging patently false things such as they were kidnapped by aliens. One woman in Madagascar even claimed that she was pregnant with an alien’s child. It’s absolutely “sick”.

Then, along come some people like me who are naive enough, even after a little research, to conclude that it’s true…when a little more research would have shown it as a scam.

In my February 28, 2010 article, I printed a story that was totally false: What I reported was the information that had been published, but the background story of its discovery was not true: I reprinted a picture of a cave drawing ostensibly recently discovered on a cave wall in the jungles of India by a team of archeologists. In my opinion, it showed a man in a space suit, a saucer-like object and a worm-hole.

Before I wrote about it, I confirmed it with the “Archeology Daly” newspaper on-line. Everything seemed to be in order…but it wasn’t!

A little more thorough research revealed that the drawing was found on a cave wall in the northwestern part of Australia in 1891 by a team of archeologists working for the Joseph Bradshaw Foundation and the Society for the Vela; both societies have impeccable reputations and have uncovered many ancient cave drawings.

The foolishness of it all is that, although the newly published photograph showed only about half of the full cave drawing, the truth would have had far greater impact and is far stranger than the fiction: According to the numerous reports I quoted, the drawing was about 3,000 years old. According to the Joseph Bradshaw Foundation, the drawing is more like 30,000 years old!

The portion of the cave drawing that is not shown (and not available to me yet although I have requested it) shows the same thing plus another extremely important symbol of two unusual spirals splitting off from each other. The importance of the spirals is that they are duplicates of spirals that can be found in the mountains of Peru at Nazca where theorists believe an ancient air strip was built.

The question is: Who is the real culprit? Me, for believing the report published in numerous on-line sites and writing an article about it…or the people who created the fantasy about it being recently discovered in the Hoshangabad District of Madhya Provence in India? (Why make-up such elaborate details?)

What the “sickos” are trying to convince us of is far less intriguing than the truth.

The truth is that the drawing was an Aboriginal cave drawing dating back thousands of years and is not the first Aboriginal drawing depicting things coming from the sky. There are many Aboriginal drawings that could be interpreted as alien visitations although none that I have seen are as definitive as this one. Aborigines legends often talk about visitors from the sky.

If these time-wasters who make-up these stories and doctor photographs would spend as much of their time researching the truth as they do falsifying stories and doctoring pictures, they might find everything they are really hoping to find. Truth is always more powerful than fiction.

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