The subject of UFO's is ridiculous. Bring UFOs up with a good friend, and see how long it takes for them to insert a "little green men" or "anal probing" joke. Personally, I don't blame them. I didn't take UFOs seriously for 28 years. It wasn't until the Stephenville, Texas "Lights" incident in January 2008 that it truly captured my attention. Despite its name, there was a substantial amount of evidence in addition to just "lights" in the Stephenville incident:
- There was witness testimony from over 50 people including policemen, pilots, and respected people in the society
- Witnesses saw an actual craft, not just lights
- Radar data indicated something very, very large was moving slow (20 mph) but sped up to over 1,000 mph in an instant.
So I was hooked. What the hell WAS that thing? It WAS something, wasn't it?
My perception of UFOs has evolved over time: At the beginning I thought UFO's were all misidentified natural phenomena (meterological phenomena, strange lighting effects from jets, etc)... Then I began to think some UFO's were high-tech, top-secret government projects... Now I truly believe that some UFO's are visitors from another planet.
After two years of reading books on the topic, watching documentaries and engaging in debates, logic has forced me into the embarrassing position that I think extra terrestrials are visiting earth in space ships.
There is plenty of evidence. This includes millions of witnesses worldwide, physical evidence, photographs, videos, corroborative radar data, and testimony from hundreds of high level military and government establishments. We have every possible type of evidence in our hands except the UFO's themselves. We have far more evidence then what would be needed to win a case in court.
So, why do most people think intelligently controlled UFOs cannot exist?
A vast majority of people in the US think that life exists elsewhere in the universe. But why is it so hard to believe they have visited earth by now? Here's a rundown of the most common responses I've heard from skeptics.
"The earth is much too far away from any other solar system for travel between them to be possible."
Ok - You're right. If we ASSUME that ET's are traveling here with our means of transportation (car, truck, rocket, sailboat), then sure - traveling that distance would be impossible. If you were able to ask a similar skeptic 500 years ago whether they thought a human could journey across the Pacific Ocean in just a matter of hours, I think you would get a similar response.
What I don't think people understand is we don't need to explain HOW ET's got here - we just need to determine IF they are here. One hundred years ago the Wright Brothers built the first plane out of wood and cloth. 100 years ago! Just imagine what we could be capable of 100 years from now.
The second response I get is something like this:
"Well if aliens are here, why don't they just land their UFO, jump out and say - HERE WE ARE!"
This statement assumes they want us to know they are here. But, what if they do not want to announce their presence for reasons we may not know or understand? There have been times when western researchers have stumbled upon remote tribes that have had zero contact with the outside world. Did these researchers land their helicopters, whip out their iPhones and show the tribe their new App? I don't think so. Instead, its rather logical for these western researchers to have little IF ANY contact with this remote tribe in an attempt to preserve their culture, traditions, and way of life. However, what if the western researchers determined the collective actions of the tribe were leading to its own destruction? Would the western researchers interfere then? I have no idea, but it's interesting to think about.
[side note: here is an interesting clip on uncontacted tribes, lots of great parallels here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBvfm6AMCgU&feature=popt00us00 ]
What I have concluded, is that the only thing that makes us think the existence of UFOs is ridiculous is that our government says they do not exist AND there has been a enormous effort to hide this from the public.
So ask yourself - what would it take for you to believe UFOs existed? Would you have to see one, yourself? Would that even be enough? It's easy to see how little traction this subject gets with the public, because far more people never see UFOs than do. But if 99% of the population has never seen a UFO, does that mean they do not exist? I've never seen Moscow - but I know it exists.
Also ask yourself this - if UFOs were real, and you were the only person at the top whose decision it was to inform the public or not - would you tell the world the truth? Honestly, I'm not sure I would. Would it cause a mass hysteria? We've got enough problems as it is.
How could the government come forward with this information? What would they say? "We have an important announcement for the citizens of the US, and the world. Aliens exist, and have made contact. We do not quite know WHY they are here, WHAT they are doing, or any of their motives. We DO know that they are flying their spaceships all around the world and there is nothing we can do to stop them."
When I say the government is keeping this information a secret - I do not mean the government, as a whole. I am referring to a small sector of government that is top secret, and is keeping everyone else in the dark. Including the President.
All I know is that the more you look into the UFO phenomena, the more difficult it is to ignore the evidence. The purpose of this blog is to share what I think is the best collection of evidence available, and to argue that the existence of UFOs is far from ridiculous - in fact, it is logical.
Thanks for reading - and please share your thoughts and comments!