However, it is those ideas that tend to ruin what credibility we have, and those ideas that make the truth even harder to find. If people opened their minds to the ideas that not everything is as it seems, and that life is far more complicated that some would believe, some of our theories would be studied a little closer, and who knows what answers would be found.
I was reading some discussion posts today on Amazon and among them was a post about One of the folks posting offered this bit of advice, and I have to admit, it is very true. He said,
What all this means is that when someone starts to get close, like the JFK Conspiracy for example, "new" information is suddenly found, that distracts the investigator. Sometimes that information is true, but it is information that won't help, but will instead, confuse. It may take the investigator down another road, one that leads away from the truth. Ask anyone who has spent time investigating the ancient mysteries, or even more recent ones like Oak Island for instance. The ideas and theories that abound as to the whereabouts and description of the treasure are so vast and varied, no one is sure of what is fact and what is fiction. Almost like when the searchers come close, a sudden tunnel opens, flooding their dig, something unexpected that has to be dealt with, but so often takes the searcher away from their original dig.
History is full of these types of obfuscation, history texts differ on dates, names, events, depending on who is telling the history, and who is reading it. Mysterious societies are the same. Someone closes in on the Priory de Sion, and suddenly another book appears, with a different history, or a different theory, sometimes one that is more plausible and perhaps more truthful, without actually providing the truth. But the deed is done, the mission a success, the investigators then go off trying to validate the new information, often losing sight of their original findings. And if all else fails, and the person(s) get too close, something happens to discredit the person, and their theory becomes that of a paranoid, crazy person.
This is the stuff that makes this work so difficult, so hard to trace, so hard to prove. Back to Oak Island for a minute, one treasure hunter discovers something, and is perhaps on the verge of making a major discovery, suddenly, another party starts digging somewhere else, trying to convince anyone that will listen that they are in the right place. Even the clues that are found, like the stone tablet that was supposedly found indicating a treasure lay some distance beneath it. Really? Or was that stone put there to keep someone busy digging in that spot, digging for nothing, while the real treasure lies somewhere else. Typical magic, obfuscation, you look over here, while I do my magic over here......
As my header quote says, "Wherever there is fiction, there is some truth." Meaning sometimes we know more than we realize, but we don't believe it, and therefore dismiss much of it. Often the real truth is dismissed quickly as the investigator goes off in the wrong direction.