Very interesting story that varanus_komodoensis has their and thanks for sharing it Vampirate.
I wish i could think otherwise, in the terms of conspiracies and all that ya no lol, but these stories often disturb me to my core. Because, how many times do people have to be told about these stories before they actually believe that these things are happening, ya know, and start taking things like this seriously.
Sure many of these stories come from unreliable sources in terms of mentally credible people, but i have to mention that often many people whom have altered the cognitive functions of the brain through chemicals,natural means or otherwise, intentionally or serendipitously may be open to receiving alternative types of stimuli because of the frequency in which theirs minds may be operating on which would be effected by these kinds of things.
varanus_komodoensis, in her/his story brought up an excellent point though , which was she was in a 100% sound state of mind and if i may summarize further, practically states that a lot of people may straight up hallucinate, have hyper sensitivity and or because of a number of other issues, allows a person to believe that they've witnessed extra terrestrial activities of many kinds.
Their is those also, who contrary to all those points above refrain from using drugs, do not have a history of visually associated mental conditions and are of a credible nature...
But still even in some irrefutable cases in terms of human credibility, people still choose to not acknowledge truth.
Sounds like theirs something interesting in the area where you live varanus_komodoensis, oh how these kinda stories cant help but make me think of global situations though
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