By Dennis BalthaserThe debate whether UFOs exist or not has been discussed for decades, and the simple answer has always been yes they do exist. If it’s flying and is unidentifiable it’s a UFO. The more complex question I suppose, is trying to ascertain what it is that is flying and unidentifiable. Over and over many of the reported UFOs have in fact been identified, creating the term IFO, (Identified Flying Object.) The bigger question however seems to be whether it is something terrestrial, developed or created on earth, by us or some other country, or is it from somewhere “out there”, perhaps in our own galaxy, a distant galaxy or somewhere else in the universe.
For years we’ve heard from the “naysayers” that claim UFOs can’t possibly be from “out there” because of the vast distances they’d have to travel, the propulsion systems they’d have to use, and the fact that our own military and government dispute their existence. Those type excuses have lingered on for years by many that always have the same excuse, and don’t bother bringing anything new to the table. I basically believe that those type individuals are living in a box, thinking we humans know everything. The truth of the matter is the fact that if these unknown craft being seen are manned, their technology and knowledge would transcend ours by hundreds, maybe thousands of years, because we can’t go out there yet. That egotistical attitude has prevailed for many years by many scientists, astronomers, debunkers, and others that always seem to have all the answers.
Fortunately for those of us seriously interested in the subject of Ufology, there is support for the existence of UFOs from many impressive sources, which I will share with you. As with all of my research however, there are some individuals that claim extraterrestrial UFOs do exist, but I have to question their claims based on their record, lack of scientific data, omission of references, etc. That list of individuals would include Bob Lazar of Area 51 fame, Phil Schneider about the Underground Dulce New Mexico base, Lt. Col. Phil Corso, with no references for his best selling book “The Day After Roswell”, Tony Bragalia about Roswell, and several others. I am hopeful that in time new information will surface, which will allow me to retract my current views on those mentioned above.
Below are listed some quotes from individuals that I feel are from more credible sources. These sources also indicate that the possibility of UFOs being from “out there”, and real, has been suggested for many years.
“UFOs are real as the airplanes that fly over your head…I’m so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just had to say something.”-Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defense Minister, September 25, 2005, at the U. of Toronto
“Maximum security exists concerning the subject of UFOs.”-Allen Dulles, CIA Director, 1955
“It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings. 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.”-Admiral Hillenkoetter, first Director of the CIA, February 27, 1960
“I certainly believe in aliens in space, and that they are indeed visiting our planet. They may not look like us, but I have very strong feelings that they have advanced beyond our mental capabilities”.-Senator Barry Goldwater, Arizona, 1965
“I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources.”-John W. McCormack, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1965
“In my official status, I cannot comment on ET contact. However, personally, I can assure you, we are not alone.”-Charles J. Camarda, (Ph.D.), NASA Astronaut
“Of course it is possible that UFO’s really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the Government is hushing it up.”-Professor Stephen Hawking
“There are many reasons to believe that UFOs do exist. There is so much evidence from reliable witnesses.”-Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, March 28, 1954
“The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously.”-Mikhail Gorbachev, Premiere of the Soviet Union, May 4, 1990
“I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth.”-President Harry Truman, April 4, 1950, White House Press Conference
“In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think, how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask is not an alien force-President Ronald Reagan to a full session of the United Nations, September 21, 1987
ALREADY among us?” “There are only a handful of people who know the truth about this.”
“Given the millions and billions of earth like planets, life elsewhere in the universe without a doubt, does exist. In the vastness of the universe we are not alone.”- Albert Einstein
“I am aware that hundreds of military and airline pilots, airport personnel, missile trackers and other competent observers have reported sightings…These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.”- Col. Joseph Bryan, CIA 1960
“The vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.”- The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, Jesuit Director of the Vatican Observatory, 2008
“Mankind has long wondered if we’re 'alone' in the universe. (But) only in our period do we really have evidence. No, we’re not alone.”-Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, at the National Press Club, 2009
There are many more quotes available by notable individuals, making similar comments that not only are UFOs real, but that most believe the occupants operating those craft are likely from somewhere “out there”, (wherever out there might be).
Listing these comments will not change the view of those against the possibility of other life forms existing in the universe, while for me as a UFO researcher, I have assurance that the search should continue. Granted it’s an “up-hill” battle, but worth it if it proves we are not alone in the universe.