UFO's-Yes or No?
I have seen two "UFO's" in my life, neither were explainable, and both had fighter jets in the area shortly after the sighting. I have done lots of amateur astrophotography over the years and am pretty knowledgeable about the stars and so on. I am up in the air as to whether they are extraterrestrials, or government planes.
I think they are a lot of things, which is part of the reason this topic rarely gets taken seriously. Some are true unknowns, some are experimental military aircraft, some are normal things mistaken for something else, and some are anomalous personal experiences of another reality.
So it starts out complex, then gets worse. We know that the military used the UFO phenomenon for years as a cover for weapons development tests and as a way to train CIA agents. US military and security personnel disseminated so much disinformation over the past 50 years that it is nearly impossible to tell what is real and what is lies inside the U.S. anymore.
Outside the US, many countries are taking UFO sightings seriously, especially since there is a consistency to the unknowns. Large triangular craft, giant silent craft (the size of several football fields), and balls of light that appear to behave intelligently are consistently seen the world over. Some sightings have involved hundreds of people, even entire towns.
So I say--with the above stated reservations--that yes, something unknown is happening in the skies and has been for a very long time. For a good factual account of the best cases to date, check out Leslie Kean's recent book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record.
I too have seen many a strange objects in the sky that could never be even remotely man made or natural. One night as I was out with a boyscout camp I was 13 at the time, My friend and I had been talking about different stuff and we both looked up at the stars. A nice clear night, no clouds, and you could see the moon clear and bright. I happened to be looking toward the moon when I saw something dart in front of it, Stop, hovered there a moment, and then shot straight in another direction.
So, yes I believe there are things that are yet to be discovered "out there" As we send out probes and different things out to the outer reaches of our universe, so too are other intelligent beings sending out probes and what not out to us. We may be intelligent, but there may be a species out there that are able to break through the limitations of time and space to travel the universe. We are not alone, we are being visited.
The other possibility could very well be, these UFO's could be time machines that they are from the future and they are us just checking back on our progress, or modifying our current time line, to better humanity for the future. (that is a very deep thought and very disturbing as well.)
Yeah, UFO believers are not taken seriously, mostly because a lot of the more extreme push lens flares, venus, meteors as serious sightings(government shills destroying the credibility?).
I am torn between wondering why they would visit us, versus assuming it is alien teenagers on spring break.
I go back and forth too, and was just about to chalk it off to imagination and myth when I read Kean's book and switched back to the ET hypothesis again! It's too bad the government goobered up ufology. It will take longer now to sort any of it out.
I definitely believe so and even though most are sceptical until an official recognition will emanate soon, don’t hold your breath though…It will always be a dualistic case for those who know and believe against those who will not believe or know and cover it up.
In saying that there have been numerous incidents where fantastic evidence has momentarily flashed upon our media outlets, for-instance the UFO that was chased down the M5 motorway by two RAF jets in the UK sometime back in April 2010.
Also there have been countless other examples for the UFO phenomenon that really is a matter of believing what you are seeing these days, as most are now video footage's.
So my answer is a big fat YES!
I used to believe that the whole UFO thing was a cover for secret vehicles, space weapons, etc but due to very real life experiences I have had no choice but to change my mind - UFO's are very real and some of them are piloted by people that live off-world. I believe I have seen one of these people in the flesh (and no it wasn't the typical abduction scenario or anything remotely similar).
I had an abduction/strange experience many years ago. Don't talk about it much. Was it a grey or other type?
I guess you could say it was a grey or perhaps a human/alien hybrid, he looked much more like us than the typical 5-ft alien grey portrayed in the media. He was about almost 6-ft I guess (I have written about the experience).
Interesting. One of the ones that was maybe a result of the abductions where people report reproductive experiments? I'll try and look up your hub on it.
My mistake, it's called "The Extraterrestrial/UFO Presence: Alien Eyewitness Account - Aliens Walk Amongst Us"
There have been reports of UFOs and USOs (unidentified submerged objects) throughout history PRIOR to modern advancements in technology. I would say it would be quite vain to imagine we're the only planet with life that exists in all of space, and I would imagine it quite vain to assume that even if we aren't alone, that we're the most technologically advanced out there as well. So it's plausible that extraterrestrial life could exist and could be an explanation for the UFO/USO sightings that have been recorded throughout our history. I wouldn't say its very probable, but it isn't entirely outside the realm of possibility.
However, I would say that in most recent history (since the invention of aircraft and submersibles), the bulk of UFO/USOs are probably government experimental technology. That's the most reasonable and most probable explanation - some might be legitimate UFOs, but I would say the major percentage are our own design.
On three occasions in the summer and fall of 1965-1967, I witnessed an Unexplained Aerial Object. Two of those were in the middle of Long Island, New York not far from the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the other was on Fire Island. All were at night. Thirty years later and 8 days before the Phoenix Lights mass UFO sighting, I had my only daytime sighting. That was on a rooftop of a building in the South of Market area of downtown San Francisco. This sighting involved several small (just over a foot long) gun metal gray oval shaped UFOs that flew by me in two groups while an unmarked helicopter hovered above the scene and at a lower altitude than he should have been.
As a result of my first few sightings I began writing on the subject in 1995. What I became most interested in was the distribution of reports in time and space. I have confirmed to my satisfaction that there is a 5+ year cycle, a 776 day cycle (occurring when mars is closest to the earth), and a 3.19 year cycle that I discovered while researching UFO crashes; which is what I was doing when I had my 4th and last sighting. That last encounter as well as the Heaven's Gate suicides threw me for a loop and my writing slowed down on that topic and then stopped not long after. I didn't pick up where I left off till just over a year ago.
What I have found in my studies is that besides being out and about which is necessary to see a UFO to begin with, you need to look at the best potential locations to be at based on a high frequency of reports in locations with a below average population density. In other words, metro areas usually have more sightings because there are more potential witnesses for any UFOs or IFOs. The same can be said for Independence Day and Saturday nights. More people out and about equals more potential witnesses equals higher sightings numbers. This of course doesn't mean that those are the best places or days to view one because the higher numbers weren't due to there being more UFOs. So if anybody would like to see a UFO, pick a time when UFOs rather than people are at a premium. In general, the more remote one is from large groupings of people in time or space, the better. If I were to pick a time and place in 2013 to be for witnessing a UFO, I would say July 7 or 8 and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Oh, and UFO's? Yes!
There are many UFO cases and sightings every year. Most of them can be explained, but, there is a handful of cases that defy explanation. I like the older cases, especially pilot and military sightings. For, me, these cases and sightings show that some UFOs defy any logical explanation. I also believe that governments take this subject more seriously than they let on. Government documents that have now been released, show that they were really concerned about UFOS, and what they could be.
This subject should be taken seriously, but it is hard when we have so many hoaxes and frauds
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