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Old Yesterday, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Can you name one other declassified CIA document that is fake or purposely done as a joke?
Why, yes, I can.

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingr...000800040003-6
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM
 
Location: PRC
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I have the book "The Men Who Stare At Goats" written by Jon Ronson a New York Bestselling Author and documentary filmmaker. Filed under History/Social Science.

Written "For John Sergeant & General Stubblebine"

In the first words of the first chapter he claims this is a true story. Nowhere on the book covers does it say "Fiction".
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Old Today, 01:08 AM
 
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I have the book "The Men Who Stare At Goats" written by Jon Ronson a New York Bestselling Author and documentary filmmaker. Filed under History/Social Science.

Written "For John Sergeant & General Stubblebine"

In the first words of the first chapter he claims this is a true story. Nowhere on the book covers does it say "Fiction".
Yep, its telekinesis technically.
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Old Today, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Yep, its telekinesis technically.
More likely it is simply Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/men_who_stare_at_goats!
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Old Today, 07:15 AM
 
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In the first words of the first chapter he claims this is a true story. Nowhere on the book covers does it say "Fiction".
Megalodon: The Shark That Lives didn't have a disclaimer that it was "fiction" either. In fact, it completely masqueraded as a documentary. It wasn't. It was utter fiction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...g-it-up-again/

That doesn't discount the CIA's experiments in parapsychology. That has all been fairly well documented. It does not mean that every book that comes out or every person interviewed on the Art Bell Show is genuine.
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Old Today, 08:42 AM
 
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Megalodon: The Shark That Lives didn't have a disclaimer that it was "fiction" either. In fact, it completely masqueraded as a documentary. It wasn't. It was utter fiction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...g-it-up-again/

That doesn't discount the CIA's experiments in parapsychology. That has all been fairly well documented. It does not mean that every book that comes out or every person interviewed on the Art Bell Show is genuine.
It isn't only that but about 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness each year (https://www.nami.org/learn-more/ment...by-the-numbers). Some of that group will write books and are famous and respected. There are also many people in this world that would love to make money and some have no qualms about deceiving other people. When it comes to TV today we have seen that we cannot trust the people that we used to trust. We now know that many of their productions are simply designed to play to a selected audience and have nothing to do with finding the truth - they just want to keep their funding.

It would be impossible for us to sort all this out without evidence and corroborating witness statements. Even that is simply a starting point. What was 'simple' years ago is now very complicated.
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Old Today, 02:03 PM
 
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Megalodon: The Shark That Lives didn't have a disclaimer that it was "fiction" either. In fact, it completely masqueraded as a documentary. It wasn't. It was utter fiction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...g-it-up-again/

That doesn't discount the CIA's experiments in parapsychology. That has all been fairly well documented. It does not mean that every book that comes out or every person interviewed on the Art Bell Show is genuine.
That is whats known as a 'mockumentary', there have been a few of these done, a recent one involved Mermaids.


They may not state that its complete fiction, but if you watch the credits, I would bet they mention writers, story creators, etc.
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