Originally Posted by Khtiraa
Steph, If you want to study an elaborate hoax, read about the Ummo Letters. It took place in France during the 60s and 70s and involved a Spanish psychologist and a small group of scientists who convinced some that they were ETs living among the people. There is still a cult in Brazil, The Sisters of Ummo or something like that. This turns out to be a research project into human paranoia, set up by Dr. Jose Luis Jordan Pena.
The Serpo hoax doesn't come close to the sophistication of the Ummo letters. The only thing I can say about Serpo, is that it might be a government dis-info. project to muddle things or hide some truth in plain site.
People have been known to do some wild and crazy things!
As for Serpo, I don't think the government is behind it. If the government is hiding something, the last thing they want is another conspiracy theory. I think when it comes to disinfo on the governments part, it's more of a debunking tactic to get people to veer away from the UFO phenom all together. Something like this only gets people more riled up and enthusiastic about the issue. IMO...it's either 1) Some smart *** skeptic who has way too much time on their hands, who will eventually come out and say..."Ha ha, the jokes on you." Or 2) A UFO buff who likewise has too much time on their hands, who must of thought we didn't have enough to talk about on the subject so created this new fantastic story that would certainly get us all buzzing. I'm sure in either case their thinking was..."let's see how fast this gets around the net, how big it gets, and how many people will fall for it".
This kind of thing really makes me angry. This is exactly why so many people refuse to take the subject seriously. It's these junk heads that ruin it for the rest of us. People assume that if some of it is a bunch of bologna, then all of it must be a bunch of bologna. Therefore anyone who believes any of it, must be completely off their rocker.