If, in fact, we are able to find life or to answer the question 'Are we
alone?' then that certainly is grand enough and noble enough to be the
enduring legacy of our civilization.
Russia and the U. S. have announced they are
definitely planning several space machines. So it's quite possible that
the first space ships or satellites may encounter other interplanetary
machines, manned or otherwise. Our space devices may even be closely
approached by such alien machines...
- Maj. Don
Keyhoe USMC, November 29, 1957
We have no proof, But if we extrapolate,
based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come
to the conclusion that ... other life probably exists out there and
perhaps in many places...
Armstrong, Oct 21, 1999.
Statistically it's a certainty
there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out
there. I believe they're so advanced they're even doing interstellar
travel. I believe it's possible they even came here.
evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that
indeed an alien craft did crash and that material was recovered from
that crash site,
says Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon in the Apollo 14
mission. Mitchell doesn't say he's seen a UFO. But he says he's met
with high-ranking military officers who admitted involvement with alien
technology and hardware. Cooper told a U.N. committee recently, Every
day in the U.S.A., our radar instruments capture objects of form and
composition unknown to us. Cooper speculates that public
skepticism toward UFOs will shift dramatically.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper and Ed Mitchell
in an interview.
I have been over the years very
skeptical like many others. But in the last ten years or so, I have
known the late Dr. Alan Hynek - who I highly admire. I know and currently
work with Dr. Jacques Vallee. I've come to realize that the evidence
is building up to make this a valid and researchable question. Further,
because my personal motivation has always been to understand our universe
better, and my own theoretical work has convinced me that life is everywhere
in the universe that has been permitted to evolve, I consider this a
very timely question... By becoming more involved with the serious research
field, I've seen the evidence mount towards the truth of these matters.
I rely upon the testimony of contacts that I have had - old timers -
who were involved in official positions in government and intelligence
and militiary over the last 50 years. We cannot say that today's government
is really covering it up - I think that most of them don't know what
is going on anymore than the public...
-Dr. Ed Mitchell Apollo 14 Astronaut,
MSN Interview 10/98.
It followed us during half of
our orbit. We observed it on the light side, and when we entered the
shadow side, it disappeared completely. It was an engineered structure,
made from some type of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner
hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were
openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The object stayed
very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed it to be
23 to 28 meters away.
Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev commenting on a UFO sighting that occurred
while en route to the Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979.
At no time, when the astronauts
were in space were they alone: there was a constant surveillance by
.-Astronaut Scott Carpenter-Carpenter
photographed a UFO while in orbit on May 24, 1962. NASA still has not
released the photograph.
...I've been asked about UFOs
and I've said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other
-Commander Eugene Cernan, Commanded
the Apollo 17 Mission-The quote is from a 1973 article in the Los Angeles
Unknown objects are operating
under intelligent control... It is imperative that we learn where UFO's
come from and what their purpose is...
Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter Director, Central Intelligence Agency
This 'flying saucer' situation
is not at all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomena.
Something is really flying around. The phenomenon is something real
and not visionary or fictitious.
Gen. Nathan Twining Chief of Staff, US Air Force, Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
has been requested to assist in the investigation of reported sightings
of flying disks...
John Edgar Hoover Director FBI 1924-1972
You now face a new world, a world
of change. We speak in strange terms, of harnessing the cosmic energy,
of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces
of some other planetary galaxy." "The nations of the world
will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war.
The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack
by people from other planets.
General Douglas MacArthur- Oct. 8,
We have, indeed, been contacted-perhaps
even visited-by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion
with the other national powers of the Earth, is determined to keep this
information from the general public.
Victor Marchetti, former Special
Assistant to the Executive Director of the CIA, in an article written
by him for Second Look entitled "How the CIA Views the UFO Phenomenon
Vol 1, No 7," Washington, DC, May, 1979.
In any case, the Air Force has
arrived to the conclusion that a certain number of anomalous phenomena
has been produced within Belgian airspace. The numerous testimonies
of ground observations compiled in this [SOBEPS] book, reinforced by
the reports of the night of March 30-31 , have led us to face
the hypothesis that a certain number of unauthorized aerial activities
have taken place. Until now, not a single trace of aggressiveness has
been signaled; military or civilian air traffic has not been perturbed
nor threatened. We can therefore advance that the presumed activities
do not constitute a direct menace.;The day will come undoubtedly
when the phenomenon will be observed with technological means of detection
and collection that won't leave a single doubt about its origin. This
should lift a part of the veil that has covered the mystery for a long
time. A mystery that continues to the present. But it exists, it is
real, and that in itself is an important conclusion.
-Major-General Wilfred de Brouwer,
Deputy Chief, Royal Belgian Air Force, in SOBEPS'
Vague d'OVNI sur la Belgique - Un Dossier Exceptionnel, Brussels: SOBEPS,
More than 10,000 sightings have
been reported, the majority of which cannot be accounted for by any
scientific explanation... I am convinced that these objects
do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nation on Earth."
"I can therefore see no alternative to accepting the theory that
they come from some extraterrestrial source.
Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force
Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, printed in Sunday Dispatch,
London, July 11, 1954.
The evidence that there are objects
which have been seen in our atmosphere, and even on terra firma, that
cannot be accounted for either as man-made objects or as any physical
force or effect known to our scientists, seems to me to be overwhelming...
A very large number of sightings have been vouched for by persons whose
credentials seem to me unimpeachable. It is striking that so many have
been trained observers, such as police officers and airline or military
pilots. Their observations have in many instances... been supported
either by technical means such as radar or, even more convincingly,
by... interference with electrical apparatus of one sort or another....
-Lord Hill-Norton, Chief of Defense
Staff, Ministry of Defense, Great Britain, 1973; Chairman, Military
Committee of NATO, 1974-77; quoted from his foreword to ;Above
Top Secret by Timothy Good, Morrow & Co's Quill Books, 1988.
At one stage
we even thought it might be necessary to take evasive action to avoid a
McDivitt commenting on an orbital encounter he and Ed White had with a
;weird object with arm-like extensions which approached their
capsule. Later in the flight they saw two similar objects over the
with people of stature-of military and government credentials and
position-and heard their stories, and their desire to tell their stories
openly to the public. And that got my attention very, very rapidly.... The
first hand experiences of these credible witnesses that, now in advanced
years are anxious to tell their story, we can't deny that, and the
evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident, and that
indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that
Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut-from a taped interview.
Government hasn't maintained secrecy regarding UFOs It's been leaking out
all over the place. But the way it's been handled is by denial, by denying
the truth of the documents that have leaked. By attempting to show them as
fraudulent, as bogus of some sort. There has been a very large
disinformation and misinformation effort around this whole area. And one
must wonder, how better to hide something out in the open than just to
say, 'It isn't there. You're deceiving yourself if you think this is
true.' And yet, there it is right in front of you. So it's a
disinformation effort that's concerning here, not the fact that they have
kept the secret. They haven't kept it. It's been getting out into the
public for fifty years or more.
Mitchell, from the same interview.
I was testing
a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about
10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a
kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high. As I got closer
it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter.
But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn't look like a balloon
anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time, I realized
that it was suddenly going way from me-and there I was, running at about
300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a
sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing
turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.
Mercury astronaut, in a 1951 interview.
Female Cosmonaut: ;I'll
take it and hold it with my right hand. Look out the peephole! I have
Male Cosmonaut: ;There is something! If we do not
get out the world will never know about this!
-From the final
transmission of a pair of Cosmonauts whose scheduled seven-day mission was
interrupted by a malfunction of unknown origins. This piece of
conversation was recorded on February 24, 1961 while they were trying to
repair the damage. The two Cosmonauts were never heard from again.
It is time for the
truth to be brought out... Behind the scenes high-ranking Air Force
officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official
secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying
objects are nonsense.... I urge immediate Congressional action to reduce
the dangers from secrecy about unidentified flying objects.
Director Vice Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, signed statement to Congress,
August 22, 1960.