AS THIS SITE approaches 600,000 views since January 12th, I’d like to share with you the lessons I’ve learned over the past two months. It’s been a real learning experience and I’ve discovered some things about human nature.
People Speak Different Languages: Lost in Translation
Misunderstandings abound. I’ll often go to a site that’s linked to Strange Sounds in the Sky and to my horror I’ll discover the person discussing my analysis completely missed the point. I use a lot of subtle sarcasm that’s completely missed in translation. As I read the article I get worried when it’s obvious they use my site as proof of the end of the world. My post Did You Hear the News? Lil’ Ol’ Me is Behind All the Strange Sounds in the World! (here) had someone commenting that I admitted to hoaxing and why did I do it. I was baffled by this and realized they probably didn’t get the sarcasm in my headline. If I write for easy translation I’m afraid it will be rather flat.
People are Paranoid and Jealous: Discussing Conspiracy Theories Leads to Accusation of Being a Conspiracy
Early on I was attacked as being part of a conspiracy or viral marketing scheme just because I started my site before the Conklin video hoax. Proof was cited as being my private domain registration. I was attacked as being an expert even though I’m guessing. Obviously this site debunks videos and makes zero dollars. Any ads are put there are by WordPress. See post here.
People Create Hoaxes: This Disgusts Me
Lately I try to stick to news supported or multiple witness videos. The reason for this is because to my continued disgust, people are still cranking out false sky noise videos. I disregard about 90 percent of videos because they smell of dead rat. The sophistication of these videos has increased to a point where it’s a tough call in most cases. I have said it before and I will say it again. Hoaxes muddy the waters in our pursuit of truth. That’s what we’re doing here. We’re being entertained as we seek clues about the origin of and connections between these strange sky events. Often when I click on notifications of videos they will have been removed by the owners. My guess is they realize they’re going to get some unwanted attention for making a deception.
People are Stubborn
How many times have I written a piece debunking a video only to receive comments talking about how scary it is. We thoroughly, one hundred percent debunked those stupid Kiev sound videos and yet people refuse to believe they aren’t real. I want to believe these videos are real but they just aren’t. Of course many videos I do believe are real, but you can decide that for yourself.
MUCH MORE AFTER THE JUMP….
People Like Polls
We can learn a lot about readers by creating polls. Let’s start with the quick poll to the side. I will list the questions and respond.
Your posts are generally informative and useful without bias. It’s important to explore explanations. 81.4% (560 votes)
Lucky for me this is the top vote because I wouldn’t be doing a good job if it wasn’t. I’m glad I can continue to blog about these public videos and have people enjoy them. Thank you.
Your site is scary, I only look at the videos and don’t read the posts. 2.76% (19 votes)
This is probably mostly people who have a difficult time with my language and nuances. This is definitely not a good thing because if it scares them they aren’t reading the posts. Often the post presenting a disturbing video is calmly analyzed. Not sure how to make people read them and they might as well head over to Youtube where there is no analysis.
I think all the videos on this site are hoaxes but I find it very entertaining. 10.17% (70 votes)
This is completely acceptable, but I would ask those people that think every video on this site is a hoax to really read the articles and study the videos before coming to that conclusion. I’m sure some are definitely fakes but certainly not all.
You’re messing with people’s heads and you have an agenda. It’s not worth discussing. 3.2% (22 votes)
This is the one that really irritates me. And what exactly is my agenda? I join the reader in my interest and concern for strange sky events. I don’t try to scare but I present and analyze. It’s simply a very cool subject for me. Why is this site any more real than UFO sites. Do they scare you? If not why? The government has done a great job of convincing people that only wackadoodles believe in UFOs. They apparently haven’t gotten to strange sound videos (yet).
This site scares people therefore you need to take it down right now. 2.47% (17 votes)
At least in the US we have something called free speech. I put a disclaimer at the top of the poll telling people not to read this site if they’re prone to panic. One commenter said that someone out there reading this blog will have to take an extra xanax tonight. All because of me.
My answer to that would be why not take an extra xanax when watching the news with it’s coverage of earthquakes, tsunamis and deadly tornados. Or how about avoidable disasters such as Fukushima radiation, deadly chemicals from the gulf oil spill now in the air, fracking destroying ground water, all the animals washing up and falling from the sky………. Reading about harmless yet scary sounds in the sky is supposedly cause for medication, yet the real horrors in the world don’t require any. When sky sounds harm someone and it’s in the news then we’ll get a little worried. Until then don’t read this site if you can’t handle discussing unexplained and harmless noise.
Total Votes: 688
To close, I want to say thank you for your kind words and it pleases me that you enjoy this site. Also I appreciate your contributions in links to recent sky events as well as your theories. As time allows and if I can find convincing videos I will post them for your review.