I wasnt refering to Paul or anyone in particular with my "idiot" comment just that it makes you look silly when u claim to see a monster! There will always be a shadow of doubt surrounding the claim.Simon M wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 amI agree, which is why I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt - especially if they've put time & effort into locating evidence. Paul's obviously done this.
Having said that, it's also clear that some people - while not hoaxers - are prone to an extreme form of wishful thinking. They want so much to prove something to others that they'll manage to convince themselves they've done so.
I don't doubt that these creatures are terrifying and potentially deadly. I have no reason to think Paul is being dishonest about his encounter(s) but the minute your results are under scrutiny of this kind, any and all questions need to be addressed. At this point, the silence has becoming deafening.
Like Shaz said, Paul must be feeling pretty upset about all this, but the questions being asked aren't unreasonable.
I think Simon you are talking about confirmation bias which is probably more likely to occur to those that have had an encounter.