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UFO's - Are They For Real?

Updated on October 24, 2018

Are UFO's Real?

Every so often, there will be a news story about a UFO sighting and invariably, various questions go out such as, 'Have you seen them?', and, 'Do you believe in UFO's?', among others.

Well, they certainly are a mystery, and perhaps the real question should be, 'Are any of the UFO's spacecraft from other worlds?'.

I've always been interested in astronomy, science fiction, and the idea of alien beings, whether they, like us, are confined to their home world, or if they are, or have been, coming here. I've also read and have seen documentaries on UFO's and possible alien visitations. And here's what I've found.

The pictures in UFO books are often not clear, and it's possible that some are hoaxes, and some could be real. Many can be duplicated, especially today, with photo shop, and I often find that many of the pictures look as if someone threw a round object, like a hubcap, into the air and skillfully took the picture. Others often are pictures of rounded clouds, often lenticular clouds. Most of these are probably not UFO's, or specifically, alien craft, BUT, considering the technology needed for a journey to another star, it is certainly conceivable that the aliens, if they want to stay hidden, could certainly make their craft look just like a cloud. And one picture that I've seen in a number of UFO books is one taken in October of 1957 or 58, of a very white, 'too bright' cloud over the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexico. According to experts, the 'cloud', is too bright to be a normal cloud. It may not be an alien craft, but it is certainly unusual enough to be noted.

There seem to be two main extreme groups where the subject of UFO's, and alien visitations are concerned. One group believes anything that cannot be instantly explained is automatically an alien visitation. All UFO's, in their eyes, are alien spacecraft without a doubt, and all pictures in UFO books are of genuine alien craft. And the Roswell incident is absolute proof that an alien ship crashed and that the government, at the very least, has possession of both the craft and the alien corpses. Some believe that there may be live aliens in custody as well.

The other group not only doesn't believe that UFO's could be alien visitations, but refuses to believe that anything could be unexplained, and if it is, they don't believe that it could exist. As far as they are concerned, those who even mildly believe that some UFO's could be alien craft, are absolutely crazy.

What do I think? Well, first of all, I do believe that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe and that we could have been visited, and could be visited now, by alien beings. Do I know for sure? No, of course not. So far, all the evidence I've seen, heard of , or read, has been either through others' accounts, pictures that were not clear, and my own sightings, which, while I absolutely know I saw something unusual, I cannot rule out other reasons for them any more than I can rule out the possibility of what I saw as being alien craft. But I definitely do keep an open mind, especially when the universe is so large and we only partially know about our own planet! I would find it incredibly profound if we did indeed find that we were all alone in this vast universe!

Twice, I've seen what I would call bonafide UFO's. One night, in a suburb of Los Angeles, me and my cousin were outside. He said, "Look at that!" I looked up and, being a hazy night, I couldn't see what he was looking at at first. Then I made it out. It looked like a hazy 'V' shaped cloud, moving very slowly southward. It didn't change shape, and it wasn't very prominent. It eventually moved on and disappeared, but not like a cloud would have that changes shape as it does so. Later, I thought that this could have been a flock of birds migrating south, but some things I noticed say that it wasn't so. First, Los Angeles is too far south for most migrating bird routes, and those that do go further, are often out over the ocean. More likely is that areas as far south as Los Angeles are the birds' destination. Also, while the 'V' shape is often depicted in pictures, birds rarely stay in this formation for long. Now living in the Portland, Oregon area, I do see flocks of Canada Geese migrating in the fall and, while the flocks do often form a 'V' shape, they rarely make a 'perfect V', and rarely stay in this formation very long. Also, I did not hear any honking or other bird sounds when I saw the UFO. In Oregon, you often hear the geese before seeing them, even when they are high up.

The other 'true' UFO I saw was while stargazing from Santa Barbara, California. It was a brilliantly clear night. And suddenly my cousin, another cousin, spotted it first and pointed. I looked up and saw it, too. It looked like something twirling, and was luminous, but did not leave a trail, like a meteor would, nor did it look to be on fire, or have glare around it, the way both a meteor or falling space debris from a satellite or rocket would. It went quickly across the sky from northeast to southwest and abruptly disappeared in the constellation of Cygnus, never reaching the horizon. All this in the space of about 3 seconds. It was not a plane or helicopter and made no sound as it moved.

Other times, I've seen things that I thought were UFO's, only to see that they were planes, or other things. Sometimes, I've seen small planes in the air at such angles that their wingspan resembles a flying saucer and, due to cloud conditions, it's easy to see how a person could be mistaken when they think they've seen a flying saucer.

But, if some of the accounts I've read are indeed, true, then these people certainly did see something that cannot be explained, and quite possibly, they did see an alien craft.

And Roswell? I did read a book by Kevin D. Randle, a science fiction author who was also in the Air Force Reserve and is an authority on alien abduction. In the book, "Operation Roswell" , he includes in an 'author's note', in which what he says gives credence to the idea that an alien craft was indeed recovered during the Roswell incident.

As for myself, I do not believe that it was 'just a weather balloon' . I do have two theories. One, that an alien craft did crash there, possibly yielding alien bodies as well as alien technology. or, that there was a crash of an alien craft somewhere else, and Roswell was set up as a diversion. In either case, this would mean that there is an alien craft that did crash here on our world and there are officials who know about it and are keeping it under wraps.

And as for the possibility of old and primitive art and structures, such as petroglyphs, the Nazca Lines, and the pyramids, being evidence of alien visitations? I truly am not sure. I've heard arguments on both sides that sound reasonable, and I truly wish I could have been there when each of these structures were built or art created to know if they were purely human based and engineered, or if they were indeed with alien help or through alien influence.

So, for now, while there is much evidence, it seems to be more circumstantial. But, if there are aliens and they are indeed visiting, I'm sure that someday, we'll have 'it', the evidence that cannot be denied or hidden from the population at large. In the meantime, keep watching the skies.

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      8 years ago

      i know they are real because i have a picture of a ship triangular with a greenish glow on the bottom that has a purple tint .i caught it on my phone camera whilst taking a picture of the sun for my background then a few days after that the picture just disappeared from my phone never to be seen again so i know for a fact they're out there and some are probably around us in every day life just disguised thats what i think.

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      9 years ago

      Hi ive been around for awhile they using tha clouds its gettin to weird ufo is true

    • myway720 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      One thing for sure, there are a lot of factors that are blurring this issue, but somewhere, there is an answer and I'm fairly sure it isn't what governments have said so far. Thanks for reading and for your comment.

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      Window Pain 

      9 years ago

      Okay, here goes...

      I’ve been looking into this for quite a while. Here’s a summary of the theories currently popular amongst the believers.

      1) There are currently dozens of alien species visiting us; Greys (tall & short),there are short aliens with broad monkey-like faces, the Nordics (tall, almost human-looking), the Reptilians, and some who are completely indistinguishable from us Earthlings.

      2) Some say they are from nearby stars. Others say the “fold-into” our space from another dimension.

      Here’s one that really makes you think... The Greys and the Nordics are both us, human beings... from two different futures of Earth. They each travel back to our time because some great event is about to occur and each species wants to ensure it goes their way. This feeds perfectly into the 2012 end-of-the-world craze, as well as alternate timeline realities which are believed to split-off from some event.

      Here’s another... the United States military has been working with cooperative aliens for quite a while now, and the US has developed space craft capable of zooming around our solar system. The Phoenix Lights incident was most likely an American vessel. It makes psychological sense that the huge space craft are Americans who are a) going nuts with the new technology and b) building huge craft as a symptom of insecurity [Hummer owner = small penis].

      Watch ‘Project Disclosure’ hosted by Dr. Steven Greer. The endless parade of high-raking and completely believable military whistle-blowers is incredible.

      Basically you have to ask yourself a couple of straightforward questions;

      a) Over 150 million people have seen UFOs. Do really think each and every one of them is a liar? Including airline pilots, military pilots, police officers, colonels, generals, on and on.

      b) Would the United States ever relinquish superiority in space? Never. Yet where is the space program? Just bumming rides from the Russians? Not a chance that is the true capability of the United States.

      c) The United States’ black budget, over the last decades, has dumped trillions of dollars into “preparations”. For what?

      Currently the ‘secret’ is being maintained by human nature. News media cannot ever report any UFO story without the weatherman or sports guys making a joke, and then the anchor saying he’s not falling for this crap. And that’s how every UFO story is handled by the media.

      Secondly, people themselves. In their arrogance they firmly believe God made them (and not their neighbors) as the ultimate creation. So of course there’s no such thing as aliens. These folks refuse to even acknowledge that there could be ANY life in the universe.

      Arrogance and ridicule keep the secret. And those are two commodities we humans can produce in endless quantities.

    • myway720 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Hi Rorshak! I agree, it would be great to have undisputable evidence. Too many UFO pictures are blurry or don't give enough info or detail to be able to tell if they are alien craft or not.

      Thanks for reading and for your comments!


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      rorshak sobchak 

      10 years ago

      I believe that life exists on other planets. It is an exciting thing to think about. It would be nice to know that we as humans are not alone. It would be nice to see some solid evidence.

      rorshak sobchak

    • myway720 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Hi Rafken! You could be right, though, with this in mind, some of the truly unexplained UFO's that have been seen could have been the result of mistakes or malfunctioning equipment on the aliens' part.

      I'll check out the hubs you mention.

      Thanks for your comment and for reading!


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      11 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      I think we probably have been visited by aliens, but I don't think any of the UFO sightings are of aliens. They are obviously far more advanced than us, as they must travel at speeds that exceed that of light. Either these guys would want us to see them and we would have no doubt. Or they don't and we won't. I think you might like some of my hubs, where I discuss these things more. Good hub.

    • myway720 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Hi Paul and Peterxdunn. Thanks for your comments.

      Paul, I agree that it is certainly possible that aliens might have a completely different phisiology and might breathe different gasses or even be 'life as we don't know it'.

      Again, thanks both of you for your comments and for reading.

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      11 years ago from manchester uk

      Hi MyWay

      They are real. They are here and more and more people are sighting them all the time.

      Even the Vatican has said that it is ok to believe in UFOs.

      You have the right attitude to UFO sightings - that is - check out every conceivable thing that it might be that you're looking at, and if it still remains unidentified then its a UFO.

      All the Best.

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      11 years ago

      Hi Days Leaper! I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say, if theres been UFO sightings that are infact 'true', then of course we aren't the most intelligent. Also, what physically proves that planets that are nothing like ours, cannot support life? organisms on this planet have adapted to our planet, why shouldnt other organisms on other planets be able to adapt to theirs? maybe the organisms on other planets breath helium, maybe even Carbon dioxide that we cannot breath, whos to say and be true, with proof, that they cant possibly breath other gasses that what is here.

    • myway720 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Hi mr williams! I included the picture to show how real clouds can be mistaken for UFOs, and the cloud is both spectacular and unusual in it's own right. I do wish I could have been there for many UFO sightings of the past, to see with my own eyes. I might still not be able to have determined for myself if the UFO's that were seen were 'true' UFOs, but it still would have been fascinating to have been there. Thanks for your comment!

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      mr williams 

      11 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Great hub. That actually is a cloud. Its known as stratocumulus or altocumulus lenticularis. Very informative though

    • myway720 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Hi! Thanks for reading and for your comment! It's hard to say currently, if there is hard evidence of contact being kept secret. Possibly the only way we'll find out if we are not alone is if contact occurs in a way in which the government could not possibly hide it, such as a huge ship arriving at some major city, especially if cameras are rolling for some outdoor event, such as a pro or college football game, possibly ensuring that millions, both in the city and worldwide, would see it.

      Again, thanks for your comment.

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      days leaper 

      11 years ago from england

      In a universe of billions upon billions of countless stars, stars like ours will, do exist. Our own obviously supports life. Thus it is entirely concievable that there is other life out there. Only our Arrogance would claim us as the most intelligent. It may turn out to be arrogance to think that ours is the only type of planet that can support intelligent life.

      If there is and it has been sought and found why would we the common public be told? The hysteria it would cause would be trouble. On the other hand not being prepared for something also can cause trouble so we're kept guessing while the investigating goes on. And what if we were in contact with a more powerful set up? Wouldn't it be better to give them what they wish without starting a mass uproar?


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