bergeredearcadie 29 Jan 2012 5:09 pm wrote:
I will tell Ben that if he presents me with objectively certifiable evidence of his tomb, I will rectify my criticism with all the publishing might I can mobilize and become his greatest fan.
Can i ask you something?
Im not being funny or anything, and i kinda like you but:
1) Why would you be on top of Ben's list to 'supply certifiable evidence' to, after what you and your friends did via your website and the phone call?
2) Why does Ben have to justify anything to such researchers - most of whom seem to deal in fakery and misleading/misrepresentation themselves, or rub shoulders with such people?
And btw - it wasnt Ben who said the filmed Loch Ness was 'something'. According to Ben, it was the investigators at the Loch Ness place who called together a meeting of 7 people to decide whether it was something to look into or not. Of that 7, one person didnt think it was anything.
Ben left the tape with them - he effectively gave it to them - and about a week later they contacted him and said they didnt think it was anything after all. End of.
And tell me, how does videoing something in the Loch Ness prove that the tomb in the Aude valley isnt real?
How about not treating Ben like he has been convicted by a gaggle of RLC jurors
I am glad Andrew posted this story this week, I have reproduced it on my website with his kind permission as I couldn't agree more with him that this nonsense has got to stop. The accused is making us all look like fools. Like Andrew I removed you from the article Sandy.
What I did with my friends through my website and over the phone (to Jean-Pierre Giraud of DRAC of Montpellier and later to his sucessors) is checking the claims of Team Hammott. Because I did so, already in 2008 I knew that the tomb, the bottles and the 'parchments' were poorly made forgeries. All we had to do was to conclude the bleeding obvious. I think Ben needed (in fact needs) to justify himself because he is making money off the backs of the people that believe his lies.
The Loch Ness story is relevant because it is a well documented precedent that follows an identical pattern.
Personally I don't think the Rennes genre is full of people you can't trust and people trying to make money over other people's backs. I found some of my best friends while researching this mystery. Most of them never post on forums or have blogs. Some of them do and they are utterly enjoyable company - including our valued webmaster here. We share the love for history, for France, the land, the stories and this delicate local mystery that has more facets than the biggest diamond. (scuse the cliché)
Had to get that off my chest. That's not a treasure chest. And it's not buried anywhere yet either. And that is true. I can prove it.