A group of ex US Air Force officials has gone out on a very long and thin limb, suggesting that the US has made some sort of first contact with intelligent life not of this world. This group does not, however, portray the typical headline chasers of so many past UFO stories. Usually, the average UFO sighting is witnessed by a lonely individual living in a remote area, and the story at times is accompanied by tales of abduction and experimentation.
Six members of this group, though, are former military officers, so many people tend to consider their testimony more credible. The officers and one ex-enlisted individual report that they think the US has been visited by interplanetary travelers. No experimentation, though.
These voyagers on more than one occasion purportedly sought out and interfered with the operational status of nuclear missile sites, making the entire flight of nukes go “off-line.” The American government prefers to keep this sort of close encounter away from public awareness and scrutiny, though. The respectable group of professionals is suggesting that the US government is engaging in an active cover up of human to alien communication.
How accurate this assessment is remains to be seen, as the government has not made any statements to refute or acknowledge the validity of the allegations. What sort of alien encounters have been widely known throughout history that may or may not support the group’s assertions?
Mile Wide UFO
In 2007, Ray Bowyer, a captain flying for Aurigny Airlines near Alderney, England, witnesses what has been described similarly by many simultaneous witnesses a cigar-shaped or long oval craft that was brilliant white. Another identical craft was spotted minutes later farther off in the distance. These crafts were so large; they were roughly estimated to be around a mile wide. These travelers had no nuclear fixation, but were witnessed by many unrelated individuals.
In 1965, thousands observed a fireball streaking across the sky over six states and Ontario, Canada. Reports say that the object was about the size of a small car, shaped like an acorn and had characters similar to Egyptian hieroglyphics on the sides. Per local witnesses of Kecksburg, PA, the alleged craft was swiftly picked up by the US Army and taken away. The authorities said no object was found at the crash site. No nuclear base itinerary for this alien expedition, but the government did seem to be involved in a cover up.
First Contact, or Just Hoaxes?
Many individuals like to believe in alien life on far away worlds. Others think it is foolish and arrogant to consider the human race to be the only intelligent life in the known universe. Most UFO sightings end up as either debunked hoaxes or weather-related phenomena. But one thing is certain, though: If intelligent life does exist on other planets, they must not want to talk with us, because they always fly away without trying to communicate with the population.
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