Welcome and thank you for taking the time to introduce yourselves. @Emma, I certainly do not condone any pilot bashing (don't assume that's not my background
), but suggesting a very plausible pilot-murder suicide scenario is certainly not bashing and indeed warrants serious discussion. Unfortunately, as we have learned since the early 80's and quite recently, this is not something that can be so readily discounted.
I was made aware of the thread on Reddit, so I will answer a few of the questions posed:
By conspiracy theories (or theories defying reason, logic, or current understanding) I do mean UFO's, black holes, Diego Garcia, a connection to MAS17, or pretty much anything Don Lemon has said on air (kidding about the last one!). Again, the intent is to maintain a serious and professional discussion.
As to who I am, I can assure you of one thing, I am not Mr. Simon Gunson (in fact, I had never heard of him until I read the Reddit thread). I will tell you that I am not someone you know or have ever head of. I have no other web presence related to this event and I am merely a concerned and interested party that wants to open a forum where experts, professionals, and well-intentioned individuals from a range of disciplines can provide expertise, criticism, review, and discourse. I, myself, will do my very best to remain impartial and steer this discussion forward while remaining on task.
I do have my own working theory, based on the available evidence, of what happened to MH370, but as any good scientist I will continue to question my findings and critically revise my theory as new evidence becomes available.
As a note, I have removed my post linking to Mr. Gunson's photo album, as I am now aware that it is not a totally objective or impartial resource. Although, this does not mean that posting, sharing, or discussing any associated information is discouraged—I just don't feel that this source lives up to the standard of what I personally would like to post.
While I maintain this site, I fully intend it to be an open forum whose direction and progress are shaped by its membership. This is not a forum for expressing my personal views or advancing any specific agenda or theory. I hope we can all contribute to create a resource that we can be proud of!