I once had a random stranger (I was working in retail at the time) inform me, without any inducement, that he had served in the Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, having volunteered on 8 December 1941, and then served in Europe and the Pacific during World War II, in Korea during the Korean War, and in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, having been variously a Ranger, a UDT swimmer, a Paratrooper, the coxswain of a landing craft, and innumerable other duties.OpanaPointer wrote: ↑08 Sep 2020 18:12Really? In 1965 a trusted neighbor gave me all forty volumes of The Congressional Investigation into the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He had bought them the day they were available from the GPO.
"There's a smoking gun in there somewhere, boy. You're smart, you can find it."
Early in 1969 I advised him that I hadn't found any smoking gun. He was disappointed but not disabused.
When I was leaving for the Navy that Spring he revealed that he was a veteran, having served with George Washington at Valley Forge.
So, no, there is no "too lunatic" when it comes to conspiracy advocates.
He had also been abducted by aliens and as a result could control the minds of squirrels, which power he used to drive the poor little devils to suicide under the wheels of his car.
I am not making any of this up.