The government has denied their existence for decades. Popular media portrays UFO's as science fiction, and their believers as crackpots. Yet images of them have been seen in cave paintings, in religious artworks and elsewhere for centuries. Many people don't believe they exist, but then again most people never look up and watch the sky. So, before everyone laughs and says I'm crazy, let's look at the evidence.
The 509th Bomb Group was the first unit to be nuclear armed. This unit was thought highly enough to be given the task of dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These men obviously knew their stuff.
In July 1947, the intelligence department of this unit gave a press release. The 509th declared to the world publicly that they recovered the remains of a “flying disk.” This was in Roswell, New Mexico and is known as the Roswell Incident – the most famous case in 'UFOlogy.' The following day, after the arrival of General Ramey, the Army Air Corps retracted their previous press release and issued a new one saying they recovered a weather balloon.
I find it impossible to believe that the renown 509th Bomb Group could mistake the wreckage of a weather balloon as that of a UFO.
After the Roswell incident, and their split from the Army, the Air Force started Project “GRUDGE” to investigate UFO sightings. Unlike Project “SIGN” before it, “GRUDGE” was not allowed to acknowledge extraterrestrials as the explanation of UFOs. As a result, nearly one third of all the reports investigated by Project “GRUDGE” were officially labeled “Unexplained.” Yet others are obvious examples of trying to “explain away” the truth. Who would mistake Venus, a planet you can barely see with the naked eye, as a UFO? The final report of Project “GRUDGE” is available from the National Archives for $0.50 per page (I was quoted $125.00 for the entire document), or from www.majesticdocuments.com as a series of 8 downloadable PDF files for free. Project “GRUDGE” was superseded by Project “BLUE BOOK.” which was another attempt to disprove UFOs. Even in Project “BLUE BOOK” one in 18 cases are “Unidentified.”
Another document from the National Archives is a statement from the Air Materiel Command. It states that the Air Materiel Commands official opinion regarding UFOs is that “The phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious.”
The military are not the only ones who know about UFOs. The FBI knew about UFOs since the '40s. J. Edgar Hoover, while head of the FBI, said in a report concerning a recovered disk, “The Army grabbed it and wouldn't let us have it for cursory examination.” That document is available for free download from the FBI website under the Freedom of Information Act. The handwriting at the bottom is that of J. Edgar Hoover himself.
In the 60's, USMC Major Donald Keyhoe publicly admitted that the Air Force had a Top Secret estimate that UFO's are in fact “Interplanetary Spaceships.” This would contradict the USAF official position that they do not exist.
Several US Astronauts have reported sightings while in orbit. NASA video has captured UFO's during missions, which it usually explains away with 'logical' explanations while the video itself typically disappears. In the US there was a federal law passed at the request of NASA that allowed the government to “quarantine” private citizens who where “extra-terrestrially” exposed. This law was officially repealed in the late 80's or early 90's.
President Jimmy Carter reported a sighting. He asked the Air Force to investigate, but they never got back to him about it. President Ronald Reagan, on 5 different occasions, mentioned the unifying effect it would have on the world if it knew of a threat of extraterrestrial origin. One of those speeches was while addressing the United Nations. President Clinton asked Webb Hubbell, head of the Justice Department during his administration, to investigate the UFO phenomena (i.e. "What do we know about it?") The Air Force refused to cooperate with Hubbells investigation.
Congressman Schiff of New Mexico says “he was given the run-around” by the Air Force when he requested information on the UFO phenomena.
The governments of Russia and Mexico openly acknowledge the UFO phenomena and advocate further investigation into the subject. France has gone so far as to make all of their records regarding UFOs publicly available on the internet for free. The United Kingdom has stated “UFOs do not pose a security threat to the realms.”
In 1999 the COMETA Group, a private group of French government officials and scientists, released a report urging diplomatic action with the United States on the UFO issue through the European Union.
This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. With the mounting evidence, how can we refuse to acknowledge it? How can we deny it? The truth is out there. It is time for the government to come clean, for full disclosure. Only through legitimate scientific research and discussion will we determine just what UFOs truly are.
- Majestic Documents.com: Documents from the National Archives
- The Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law - NASA (Title 14, Section 1211 of the CFR)
saratoga on April 10, 2015:
I think there are aliens. UFOs are around the world right? but find it hard to believe that none of the many idiots that run other countries don't come out and state it.
Chad from London on December 11, 2012:
Very nice hub page, good information
anonymous on October 26, 2012:
Very nice site!
Sparkster on August 28, 2011:
Official government documents have also been released by FBI, NSA & MoD. Both France and Ecuador have released ALL of their files. France openly admit that they believe flying saucers could be of extraterrestrial origin due to their propulsion system. And who writes these documents? Government officials right?
Over 450 government officials have been taking part in Dr Steven Greers Disclosure Project since 2001 and it's thanks to this that these documents are now being released, MoD plan to release all theirs by 2012.
Disclosure Project participants all agree that governments are in possession of free energy technology that comes from a more advanced extreterrestrial race.
Check out the claims of Cliff Stone, Bob Lazar, Jesse Marcel, Boyd Bushman, Ben Rich, John Lear, Gordon Cooper, Gary McKinnon, Donna Hare, Ed Mitchell, Buzz Aldrin, etc.
Even Neil Armstrong once claimed they were being watched by someone more advanced all the time they were on the moon by someone who obviously didn't like them being there. He later retracted the statement.
Interesting Info on August 24, 2011:
UFOs do exists because it means unidentified flying object. With this said, an unidentified flying object could be a man made air or spacecraft which the observer cannot "identify" being only because he or she had never seen such object and therefore cannot identify it. Any test aircraft which the public is not able to identify could be considered unidentified. However, it does not mean that it came from outer space.
The term UFO is exactly what I just specified and that is an unidentified flying object. Now one could argue that an air or spacecraft not of earth would more accurately be described as an alien unidentified aircraft or perhaps alien UFO.
However, there is no substantial evidence which is widely known to be credible, where as to show valid proof that there are alien aircraft identifiable or unidentifiable.
However, one could argue that our own existence could open the theory that it is highly probable that if life exist on earth that their must be life in some other galaxy or planet. I would actually argue that the microscopic life found off of this planet is evidentiary support that life outside of earth does in fact exists.
However, this does not support that the speculation that there are living beings similar to humans which exists. Nor does it discredit it. We simply do not know.
There are some questions to ask yourself. What if there were or are living intelligent beings not of this earth? I think it to be a very fascinating thought. Is the world ready for this information.
Information to entertain your thoughts could be found within the government archives. There archives are free for you to view. The CIA holds the information available as part of the freedom of information act.
If you ask the question, are intelligent life forms from outer space real? The answer will be "I do not know." However, the website I listed is an actual government website full of reading for everyone based on the freedom of information act.
Sparkster on August 14, 2011:
Fantastic research, I love the way you've actually dug all this information directly out of the official government documents.
However, I think it's pretty low of MoD to actually charge a fee for these documents and make money from them. Where's the 'freedom' in the FOIA eh?
Zachary on January 26, 2011:
I am doing a research paper on UFO sightings if you could tell me some of your sightings E-Mail me at LZebra69@gmail.com
Sranunta Lamduan from Bangkok, Thailand on January 16, 2011:
Just want to believe it exists.....
Matt on October 15, 2010:
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The UFO recovered was a Nazi prototype, they had an actual flying version which was released prior to then end of the war, which went along with the jet propulsion they discovered. Hitler had hoped his "super weapons" would stall the retaliation long enough to reach his political agenda. If you don't believe me you can look at diagrams and drawings of the Nazi "flying saucers." Aliens? Not quiet. But definitely something the government isn't going to want people to get their hands on. Besides, if people had found out that the Nazi's were in US soil it would cause mass pandemonium.
reo1471 on October 07, 2010:
Toroidal spinning vapor vortice rings with luminous aura.
This phenomenon is spiritually manipulated from above.
Remember these words.
Small round circles with dots inside like frog spawn.
UFO`s are very real.Shock is about to come to everyone.
God Bless your readers.
jelly on June 23, 2010:
hiaa i dnoo if its true some1 help mee
phil on May 28, 2010:
As a 9 year old i witnessed my first sighting i was just 30 ft away, what i saw has stayed with me. After that i have had another 6 sightings of various crafts some mid distance and some far, on the 28 4 10 i had a huge craft fly down my road and over the top of me it was the famouse orange fire ball that is being seen all over the world, in every country at different times by different people at different hights, but all the same description. if 10 people witness a car accident on a pedestrion road you will get 10 different reports to what happened, what is happening all over the world is PROOF, just in my area if sightings of this fire ball flying around had been rappes murders or knif attacks, southend on sea area would have been a hub for the worlds reporters, call yourself journalists, you are a bunch of one cell pricks, where are your bollocks, its time to be liberated from the lie.
Taurie M. on May 25, 2010:
Thank you soo much for typing this up =D!! I can honestly say, in all of my almost 18 years on earth, I've never had such an urge to uncover the truth. I can handle not knowing where black holes lead, or what dark matter really is, but when someone (or even a group of people) holds back information that is benificial to others I find it completely wrong. It irks me to no end x.x!! I believe I saw my first ufo this past march when my cousin and I were finding constelations. I thought it was a meteor at first until a couple months later when i saw a real meteor. The thing i saw before was moving waaay faster, plus it didn't have a "tail". Ever since that night i've been searching for answers. I think you've helped me come closer, thank you =)
zak on May 18, 2010:
i love u f o :)
bentdon on May 12, 2010:
wether ornot there are ufos or not if you see one then you've seen one the beief is all on you
alex.c on April 22, 2010:
here's a better proof, A UFo stands for un-identified flying object, anything that's flying and is unidentified is therefore a un-identified flying object of a UFO, there have been flying objects which were unidentified, therefore ufo's eithier exist or used to exist and something start existing for short amount's of tim.
jeffrey on April 19, 2010:
solar captain what was the name of the colonel that you mentioned. I'am writing a paper for school and i'am trying to get info the colonel name would be great the article was very interesting. if anyone can send more proof of ufo that would be great the more their is the more knowledge there is for the public
katie k. on January 21, 2010:
Im writing an essay on UFOs and how i believe that they are watching us and observing our every move...I don't think theres proof because I think they are so knowledgeable and experienced with technolagy that most people have witnessed more evidence and they came up with some edvantion that can erase u ever seeing what you've witnessed with your very eyes.ALIENS AND/OR UFOs
aga on January 19, 2010:
this is good but ther is no pics of the ufos
claudius on January 03, 2010:
ufo's are real i saw one with my own eyes they are hideing from us what's really happening maybe you think its fake but the history is not fake
jeff jeff jeffery on May 04, 2009:
this article will make a huge difference in how my essay is viewed as being credible
nazishnasim on April 16, 2009:
I really appreciate the lengths you have gone to, to write such an informative hub. I am a little obsessed with aliens too (my brother thinks that I look like one :/).
I have dived in the pool of you fans. Happy hubbing!
mike king from california on September 02, 2008:
I like your approach to research. I'm signing up as a fan. Your writing is good too. it takes a dedicated interest in a subject like UFOs because the armed services have successfully run a smear campaign against anyone who speaks up.
I read a fully researched book a few years back about UFO files. These are kept by the air force under the direction of a colonel, who, upon retirement, revealed the extent of the cover up. Not only that, he conformed every detail of the Roswell incident, including the incredible so called alien autopsy. I thought perhaps this was one of several phony stories added to local recollections so as to blow the whole thing off as bunk. We know strong arm tactics were used to shut every one up in the town.
This same AF officer revealed how the government had used reverse engineering to glean secrets and those were leaked to various companies to develop, like computing, semi-conductors, guidance systems, the "wing" bomber, which is now being used as the stealth technology,and more things we don't know about. It is strange that not long after the Roswell incident new technology arrived on the scene.
I don't think there is a conspiracy to hide the information from the public. However, they must be concerned at the highest level to blatantly lie in the face of evidence of those who interacted in some way with the crafts or their passengers.
I have seen three in my lifetime, two of which were later confirmed as unidentified. One over Los Angeles caused power failures that cured themselves when the aircraft passed. One wazs off the beach oin Long Beach. It hovered in and out of the landscape, seeming to disappear and return at will. There are all the other events recorded on video tape, and the accounts of hundreds if not thousands who observed without a camera, and whose accounts are dismissed or diminished and get nowhere. I would love to be around to see what happens by the year 2099 and beyond.
Keep up the good work. thanks for the post
Mk solar captain