|Truth is a funny thing. What one culture holds to be true, maybe discarded by another culture as erroneous. Individual people and believes are not much different and can vary due to personal experience and the like.|
What I am interested in, is fact and object evidence. They are the foundations of “Western thought” when describing the concept of truth.
This maybe an insight into the divisions you are seeing when “camps” are seeking the “truth.”
Personally, I think we need to move beyond this blame game. It is a side track to the “truth.”
We have enough objective evidence and investigation to draw a conclusion. More anonymous photos, more anonymous explanations by phone, email or on a forum has not and will not add credence to the Drone case. The only missing piece to the evidence “story” is a witness.
You cannot take photographs and a story to court, you need a “body” or person. Without the person (in this case, the witnesses)… you don’t have a case. One can debate fake photos all day long as being real... to the uninformed, it is just an endless debate that has tempting arguments on both sides. But without the person who took the photos, in today’s world of CGI and Photoshop, the photos alone are meaningless.
Since we do not have any of the myriad of witnesses, all we can do is to check the stories against the photos… which have been done. What do we discover? Deception.
Chad claimed he took his photos in Bakersfield… as supported by the DRT, the photos were actual taken near San Jose (near the Big Basin area). That is deception.
Raj claimed to have taken his photos in Capitola… but the street light in one of the photos does not exist in Capitola. Hmmm, another deception.
Ty claims the Drone he and his bicycle friends watched (and photographed) just basically hovered in one spot, even as he took photos. But on examination of the photos, there is a point where the Drone appears to quickly approach him (it did not just stay on one spot). How could he not remember that? More deception? The list goes on and on.
With the lack of history for the line of custody of all photos, Photoshop tags, evidence of tampering and CGI… How does one sustain the “truth” and veracity of the Big Basin Drone as the only solution in the face of the known facts and evidence?
It would seem to me, the burden of proof solely falls on anyone claiming reality in this case... but without a witness, LOL.