If one chooses to dive into the topic of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and the extraterrestrial hypothesis, they would no doubt be overwhelmed by all of the credible evidence that’s now available in the public domain pointing to the fact that; not only are we not alone, but planet Earth has been visited and is being visited by intelligently controlled extraterrestrial spacecraft.
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)
Reports of strange and unexplained objects in our atmosphere go back for centuries. In modern history, the topic began attracting some serious attention when mass UFO sightings were occurring in the 1940’s and 50’s. The rate of incidents were so high that they could not be concealed, and President Truman was forced to make a statement about them on national television. He stated that the topic of UFOs is discussed at every conference that the administration has had with the military. He said that there are always things like that going on. (source)
“At this time, the reports of incidents convince us that there is something going on which must have immediate attention. Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitudes and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major US defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles.” – Memorandum for Director of Central Intelligence. Subject: Unidentified Flying Objects. Date: 2 December 1952. Reproduced at the CUFON 1952 CIA Ufo-related Document Sampler that you can view here.
UFOs have been well documented since the large wave of sightings began in the 1940’s, a wave that continues all the way up to the present day. With the recent release of previously classified documents, they’ve left the realm of conspiracy theory and have been verified as real phenomenon.
“Behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.” – Former head of CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, 1960 (source)
These objects are constantly tracked on radar and visually confirmed, one great example out of hundreds of similar incidents from the past is illustrated by a declassified four page U.S Defence Intelligence Agency report describing a particular encounter in great detail.
“As the F-4 approached a range of 25 nautical miles it lost all instrumentation and communications. When the F-4 turned away from the object and apparently was no longer a threat to it, the aircraft regained all instrumentation and communications. Another brightly lighted object came out of the original object. The second object headed straight toward the F4 at a very fast rate of speed. The pilot attempted to fire an AIM-9 missile at the object but at that instant his weapons control panel went off and he lost all communications.” (1)(2)
According to official declassified documents, this type of occurrence is quite common.
To read more about what happens when military jets are scrambled to take a look at a UFO, click here.
“I must say that if your listeners could see for themselves the mass of reports coming in from airborne gendarmerie, and from the gendarmerie charged with the job of conducting investigations, all of which reports are being forwarded by us to the CNES (National Center for Space Studies), then they would see that it is all pretty disturbing.” – Former French Minister of Defense, Robert Galley (Dolan, Richard. UFOs For the 21st Century Mind: New York: Richard Dolan Press, 2014))
The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis
“An extraterrestrial influence is investigating our planet. Something is monitoring the planet and they are monitoring it very cautiously.” (source) – Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), and 2008 presidential candidate
“There is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, by other civilizations. Who they are, where they are from, and what they want should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation and not be the subject of ‘rubishing’ by tabloid newspapers.” (source) – Lord Admiral Hill-Norton, Former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star Admiral of the Royal Navy, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
The extraterrestrial hypothesis is just that, the belief that these UFOs are intelligently controlled extraterrestrial spacecraft. The extraterrestrial hypothesis has actually dominated most thinking on flying saucers and UFOs during the 1950’s and 1960’s at all levels of government.
“Today we cannot produce machines that fly the same as UFOs do. They are flying by means of artificial fields of gravity. (I’d like to mention that there is a video of Dr. Brian O’leary, NASA astronaut and Princeton physics professor alluding to this same idea, you can view it here) We cannot take credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone, we have been helped by people from other worlds.” – 1954, Professor Herman Oberth, NASA Space Scientist, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and aeronautics. (3)
“Decades ago, visitors from other planets warned us about the direction we were heading and offered to help. Instead, some of us interpreted their visits as a threat, and decided to shoot first and ask questions after.” –Former Canadian Defense Minister, Paul Hellyer (source)
“My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed surveillance. I have interviewed several hundred witnesses in selected cases, and I am astonished at what I have found. I had no idea that the actual UFO situation is anything like what it appears to be. I now regard the extraterrestrial hypothesis as the one most likely to prove correct.” – American physicist, former Senior Physicist at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics and professor in the department of meteorology, University of Arizona (Dolan, Richard. UFOs For the 21st Century Mind: New York: Richard Dolan Press, 2014)
It’s not just statements like these (above) that lend more plausibility to the extraterrestrial hypothesis. It’s thousands of pages of documents released by dozens of governments that document people’s supposed encounters with UFOs and various types of extraterrestrial beings. These documents show that governments have been investigating this topic for decades, as well as the people who have claimed to have contact with other worldly beings. For example, HERE are some documents that were released by the UK government in June 2013 that detail just that. (4)
There are also various statements from hundreds of high level political and military personnel who believe that these objects are extraterrestrial in origin. You can read more about that here.
“Some reliable and fully technically qualified people have reached the conclusion that ‘these phenomena are obviously the result of a high technical skill which cannot be credited to any presently known culture on Earth.’ They are therefore assuming that these objects originate from some previously unknown or unidentified technology, possibly outside the Earth.” – Swedish Air Force Intelligence Service, From a (Top Secret) classified report in November of 1948…declassified in 1997…USAFE Item 14, TT 1524 available at the National Archives, Washington D.C. (Dolan, Richard. UFOs For the 21st Century Mind: New York: Richard Dolan Press, 2014)
Who And Why?
If intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations are visiting our planet and interacting with some of the population, and possibly a “shadow government,” then anybody claiming to know who they are with one hundred percent certainty is probably lying, or should at least be met with a great deal of skepticism.
That does not mean that we cannot ask this question, examine it further and dive into greater depths regarding the strangeness that surrounds this subject.
A large number of individuals have reported coming into contact with benevolent humanoid extraterrestrials. Some of them whom look almost exactly like us. Others have reported the typical ‘grey’ alien, from tall to short. Others have reported reptilian type beings and various versions of humanoid beings who resemble us to some extent. The list is fairly large, but it seems many do believe that there are several types of races who are of “service to others,” as well as some who are simply “service to self.”
Some have reported beings who care for our planet that want to see us turn things around. That we are headed in a direction which is leading us to a place where we don’t want to go. Apparently, groups have expressed a great deal of disappointment with regards to the way we treat our planet and each other. There are reports of beings interacting with the government as well as others choosing not to interact with them. The list goes on and on. Some might just be observing us, studying us and other life on the planet, who knows?
UFOs tampering with, and possibly shutting down our nuclear weapons over many decades has lead many to believe some groups are telling us to get rid of them. You can read more about that here.
Other cases are abduction claims, far different from simple contact claims. These range from individuals who claim that they were abducted against their will, experimented on, used in an alien/human hybridization program where their sexual organs were used. Some have claimed to have been shown their hybrid child years after the experience. Some of these individuals have had terrifying abduction experiences, others have felt they were being used as a part of something that was nothing to fear. Regardless, it is quite strange and again, the number of accounts and the similarities between the stories are remarkable. There is also the case of possible alien implants, you can read more about that here.
This is a very diverse question and full of lots of information. It would require decades of study. This is just a brief description of what various people have claimed to have experienced. I’d also like to mention that intelligence agencies/governments have had a history of investigating cases, which include investigating people who have claimed to have, or have had real legitimate experiences. For decades, it seems these agencies have been trying to answer the same questions that have been brought up in this article, I wonder what they’ve found out.
Individuals have claimed that beings come from various places throughout the cosmos. For example, Former Canadian Defense Minisiter Paul Hellyer said that:
“At least 4 known alien species have been visiting Earth for thousands of years. Many are benign and benevolent, and a few are not. They come from various places, for a long while I only knew about ones that came from different star systems, the Pleadies. There are extraterrestrials that come from Andromeda, and ones that live on one of Saturn’s moon’s.” (source)
Others have reported beings that come from the Orion constellation, from the Sirius star cluster and various other places.
One of the most common arguments when it comes to intelligent extraterrestrial vehicles visiting our planet is that it is impossible. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. We still have much to discover, and an intelligent race that could possibly be millions of years ahead of us technologically might have already figured out how to travel long distances in a very short period of time.
“There is another way whether it’s wormholes or warping space, there’s got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it out of the vacuum, and the fact that they’re here shows us that they found a way.” (source) – Jack Kasher, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Nebraska.
At our current level of technological advancement, traveling vast distances in shorter time spans has been pondered. Reality today seems to be far more complex than it used to be, especially with all of the groundbreaking discoveries of quantum physics. One of them is the fact that space is just the construct that gives the illusion of separate objects. Quantum entanglement also supports this idea, this could possibly be one explanation of how UFOs could travel thousands/millions of light years in a very short period of time. Could they bend space, take shortcuts (wormholes) and more?
There is also what’s known as the Alcubierre drive. To travel faster or at the speed of light we might not need a craft that can travel at that speed. The solution might be to place a craft within a space that is moving faster than the speed of light! Therefore the craft itself does not have to travel at the speed of light from it’s own type of propulsion system. (5) You can read more about the Alcubierre drive here.
Kurt Godel was the first person to find a solution to Einstein’s equations that allowed for time travel. Since then:
“Physicists and mathematicians have discovered hundreds of other types of solutions of Einstein’s equations which allow for time travel. There are no laws of physics that prevent time travel.” – Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist. (source)
Einstein also suggested that space time twists, changes and distorts. There are also several other considerations like stargates, multiple universes, multiple dimensions, string theory, super string theory and more that could provide even more theoretical explanations.
It’s also important to remember that with space, time is not what our brains and our common sense tell us.
The list goes on and on and these are all questions that can be expanded on and discussed provided numerous sources and references, but that would require hundreds of pages.
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Dolan, Richard. UFOs For the 21st Century Mind: New York: Richard Dolan Press, 2014)
(3) Schuessler, John L., “Statements About Flying Saucers and Extraterrestrial Life Made By Prof. Hermann Oberth, German Rocket Scientist.” The American weekly article also appeared in the Washington Post and Times Herald, pg. AW4, and Milwaukee Sentinel. (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Pm8xAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MRAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5451,3094226&DQ=hermann+oberth&hl=en)
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