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Unidentified Flying Objects – the reality, the cover-up and the truth

Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs as they are commonly known, have been witnessed by millions of people all over the world and have been recorded in history books, myths, legends and traditions for thousands of years. However, many accounts that are recorded in ancient texts are dismissed as mere myths and legends, while UFO sightings that have taken place in the last few centuries have been classified as misinterpretations of natural phenomena, illusions, or conspiracy theories.

History has shown us time and again that a plethora of so-called ‘myths’ have their basis in reality. It is possible, and indeed likely, that stories and legends were a way for people to explain real—and perhaps perplexing—events using the knowledge and beliefs of their time. In support of this theory, a number of events described in mythology, which were once considered mere fairy tales, have now been proven through archaeology to have existed. A famous example is the city Troy, which is central to Homer’s ‘The Iliad’. Long considered to be a city of myth, Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of the actual site in 1868 elevated it to a place in history. Nevertheless, the remainder of The Iliad is still viewed as a myth and fantasy without any serious attempts being made to investigate whether or not there may be more truth behind the tale.  The same goes for many accounts of ‘flying machines’, which we find reference to in countless mythologies from numerous different cultures around the world.

Many cultures contain pictorial and written records of ‘flying machines’, yet these are usually dismissed as myth and legend

Many cultures contain pictorial and written records of ‘flying machines’, yet these are usually dismissed as myth and legend. ( Wikimedia Commons )

It is common to see people selectively decide what is real and what is not and all of this on the unsubstantiated assumption that ancient people were primitive and had little to no knowledge compared to us today. On the contrary, many ancient civilizations, like the Sumerians, Indus Valley, and Egyptians existed with complex social structures, legal systems, art, astronomy, mathematics, and technology, some of which is still not fully understood today. The Antikythera Mechanism, for example, is a 2,200-year-old mechanical device that is still not completely understood despite decades of research by top scientists around the world.

Ancient Astronaut Theory

The topic of flying objects and supernatural beings from out of our world is one in which we find multiple references in mythologies.  All of these myths and legends, along with archaeological evidence such as rock art depictions, have created a wave of theories that gave birth to the ‘Ancient Astronaut’ perspective, which links all of these ancient references and depictions to UFOs, and posits that extra-terrestrials visited Earth and made contact with humans in antiquity and prehistory, influencing the development of human cultures, technologies, and religions.

Unfortunately, there are numerous charlatans who have tried to ‘cash in’ on this movement for profit or publicity, or who have diminished it with caricatures of little green men, resulting in the ancient astronaut perspective being widely criticized and attacked for its lack of credibility. Consequently, what is in fact a plausible and possible explanation for what we see in ancient art and texts, is now rarely examined by scholars, who fear being ridiculed or having their professional career seriously undermined.

UFOs in art: Battesimo di Cristo, 1710; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

UFOs in art: Battesimo di Cristo" 1710; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge ( Wikimedia Commons )

UFO sightings in recent history

But let’s leave the ancient past for a while and examine just the last 80 years of human history. Millions of people all over the globe have witnessed unidentified flying objects. Many have been recorded in detailed reports witnessed by police, pilots, astronauts, government officials, pilots, military personnel and, of course, ordinary citizens. Some of the more well-known cases were witnessed by thousands of people at one time. Historical records make it evident that UFO appearances magnified during and after World War II, including the example of the famous ‘ Foo Fighters’ .

While most sightings can be explained either by celestial phenomena, airplanes, planets, weather phenomena, military exercises, or in some cases drug use or mental instability, there still exists a small percentage that cannot be accounted for by any of these explanations. This is what makes the phenomena important and not to be ignored, particularly considering that sightings are frequently reported around military bases and airfields and are therefore, at the very least, a matter of both national security and air safety.

It is an undeniable fact that there are cases of unidentified objects in our skies. It has been acknowledged by the major governments from all over the world simply through the very fact that official research has been conducted on the matter in the US, UK, Russia, Europe, China, South America, and many others. All of this research, in every single case, concluded that there is a percentage of phenomena that cannot be explained.

In the past decade, many countries have declassified their UFO research files, releasing thousands of documents through the Freedom of Information Act and making numerous UFO cases available in the public domain. One recently released document from the UFO files in Britain, revealed how Churchill, concerned about the UFO issue, ordered a shutdown of information for at least 50 years to prevent mass panic and the potential to undermine religious beliefs. The document in question was also published on the BBC news site in 2010.

By doing careful research on the topic, passing over obvious scam and fake stories, it is clear to see that unidentified flying objects do exist. So the question is not whether they exist or not, but rather, what are they? Are they of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin? And what is their purpose?

UFOs and the limits of science

Many prominent scientists have already stated that other civilizations must exist in the Universe, and that it would be statistically impossible for this not to be the case. However, with our knowledge of science and technology today, we cannot yet support the means for  interstellar travel, and since we have not discovered intelligent life in our solar system, the assumption is made that there must be no way that extra-terrestrials could have travelled to Earth. However, this argument is of course flawed because it is based within the framework of our own understanding of the universe, and does not take into account the capabilities of civilizations that may be millions of years ahead of our own.  It also hinges on the following assumptions:

  1. We know everything about physics and reality and therefore there is no way that such distant travel can be achieved.
  2. We are using our means to try to contact other civilizations (e.g. SETI’s attempts to pick up radio or communication signals) and since we don’t perceive any signals of OUR type, nothing must exist.
  3. We are looking for organic forms of life exactly like us and for planets with the exact same conditions as ours.

It is clear that these arguments show the arrogance of mankind, a mankind that may just be an infant in the Universe. And this is not new. During the history of humanity, in every single period of time, we believed that we knew the truth, only to have it replaced later on by new ‘knowledge’.  

There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement,
Lord Kelvin, 1901, physicist

Quantum physics, still a relatively new and unexplored field in Science, has shown that reality could be completely different to what we believe it to be. Powerful telescopes have shown distant planets in solar systems that could possibly sustain life. Theories of wormholes and warp drives have shown that at a theoretical level we could achieve interstellar travel. Yes, we would require incredible amounts of energy to even think of trying to achieve something like this, so according to our standards today it is impossible to achieve, but in theory it can be achieved.

“It now seems quite clear that Earth is not the only inhabited planet. There is evidence that the bulk of the stars in the sky have planetary systems. Recent research concerning the origin of life on Earth suggests that the physical and chemical processes leading to the origin of life occur rapidly in the early history of the majority of planets within our Milky Way galaxy–perhaps as many as a million–are inhabited by technical civilizations in advance of our own. Interstellar space flight is far beyond our present technical capabilities, but there seems to be no fundamental physical objections to preclude, from our own vantage point, the possibility of its development by other civilizations.” Carl Sagan, Ph.D. (Late Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Cornell University)

Reluctance to engage with the UFO subject

The reason that the scientific community is not dealing seriously with UFOs is because the topic has been extensively ridiculed both by the media and in academic circles, with false information spread everywhere.  For similar reasons, military personnel, astronauts, pilots, and other categories of professionals do not want to talk because, either they have been forced to sign confidentiality agreements, or because of fear that their careers would be destroyed. This is why we have seen many examples of ‘death bed confessions’.

One such case was with astronaut Gordon Cooper, who told the world about his experience encountering a UFO during his flight in the Mercury capsule in 1963. Before he died he stated: “for many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists in astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us”.

While great efforts have been made to ridicule and disparage anyone who lends support to the existence of UFOs, the fact remains that there are numerous high-profile cases that are supported by solid evidence, and which should not be dismissed.

Recorded UFO sightings with extensive witness support

Below I present a very limited list constituting strong evidence for the existence of unidentified flying objects in the last 60 years.

November 1942 – LA Incident, known as the Battle of Los Angeles

It all happened in the early hours of February 25 in 1942. An aircraft flew over LA County that sparked an air raid alert (it was in the midst of WWII). Searchlights and guns were locked onto the aircraft for about an hour. The picture below appeared in the LA Times in a story about the Battle of LA It clearly shows a night time defensive response to an air raid. The aircraft was not hostile and obviously was not damaged by the attack. The Government stated that the craft they were shooting at was unidentified.

The Battle of Los Angeles UFO Incident

The Battle of Los Angeles UFO Incident

December 1980 – Rendlesham Forest Incident , Suffolk UK

This incident involved a group of American servicemen stationed at a military base in Suffolk that contained a storage centre with nuclear weapons.  There had been three consecutive night of sighting objects in the sky over the base, in some cases shining a light down upon the nuclear weapons storage. On the third night, approximately two dozen servicemen were sent into the forest to investigate one set of mysterious lights. The men reported seeing a spacecraft on the ground in close proximity to them and three extra-terrestrial beings. One serviceman claimed to have touched the craft.  The whole incident was filmed and photographed by one of the servicemen, but all photos and videos were removed by the US military. When the British Government released the UFO files, the Rendlesham incident papers were missing – as reported on BBC .

Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Suffolk UK

Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Suffolk UK

November 1986, Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 over Alaska

In November, 1986, a Japanese crew of a jumbo freighter aircraft witnessed three enormous unidentified objects while flying over Alaska, USA. This sighting gained international attention when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it was going to officially investigate this sighting because the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Anchorage, Alaska, had reported that the UFO had been detected on radar. The UFOs in this case were tracked on both ground and airborne radar, witnessed by experienced airline pilots, and confirmed by a FAA Division Chief.

Illustration of the object, with the Boeing 747 airplane on the right

Illustration of the object, with the Boeing 747 airplane on the right. Credits: UFO Reporter

April 1990 – Belgium UFO wave, Petit Rechain Belgium

The Belgium UFO wave began in November 1989. The events of 29 November would be documented by no less than thirty different groups of witnesses, and three separate groups of police officers. All of the reports related to a large object flying at low altitude. The craft was of a flat, triangular shape, with lights underneath. This giant craft did not make a sound as it slowly moved across the landscape of Belgium. The Belgium UFO wave peaked with events on the night of 30/31 March 1990. On that night, unknown objects were tracked on radar, chased by two Belgian Air Force F16s, photographed, and were sighted by an estimated 13,500 people on the ground – 2,600 of whom filed written statements describing in detail what they had seen. Following the incident, the Belgian air force released a report detailing the events of that night.

Belgium UFO wave, Petit Rechain Belgium

Belgium UFO wave, Petit Rechain Belgium

March 1997 – Phoenix Lights , Arizona, US

The Phoenix Lights (also identified as "Lights over Phoenix") was a UFO sighting which occurred in Phoenix, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico on Thursday, March 13, 1997. Lights of varying descriptions were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. Witnesses claim to have observed a huge square-shaped UFO, containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident; he later called the object "otherworldly."

Phoenix Lights, Arizona, US

Phoenix Lights, Arizona, US

October 2004 – Osaka airport, Japan

On the night of August 30, a cluster of multi-colored lights was seen floating in the sky above Osaka. Several people reported to Twitter that they saw a group of lights forming a triangular shape and flashing green, red and white in the night sky above Izumi city in Osaka Prefecture. The sightings caused a commotion on Twitter after one user wrote: “Everyone in Osaka, go outside! There’s a UFO!” prompting others to grab their cameras and snap up photos of mysterious luminous object.

Osaka airport UFO Incident, Japan

Osaka airport UFO Incident, Japan

November 2006, O-Hare Airport, USA

At approximately 16:15 CST on Tuesday November 7, 2006, federal authorities at Chicago O'Hare International Airport received a report that a group of twelve airport employees were witnessing a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering over Gate C-17.

The object was first spotted by a ramp employee who was pushing back United Airlines Flight 446, which was departing Chicago for Charlotte, North Carolina. The employee apprised Flight 446's crew of the object above their aircraft. It is believed that both the pilot and co-pilot also witnessed the object.

Several independent witnesses outside of the airport also saw the object. According to the Chicago Tribune's Jon Hilkevitch, "The disc was visible for approximately two minutes and was seen by close to a dozen United Airlines employees, ranging from pilots to supervisors, who heard chatter on the radio and raced out to view it."

O-Hare Airport UFO Incident, USA

O-Hare Airport UFO Incident, USA

May 2007, UFO Fleets, Lima, Peru

The incident took place on May 2007 at 14.00 local time in Lima Peru. A series of moving lights resembling an armada of flying objects appeared in the skies. The story was reported on the news and was seen by thousands of people.

UFO Fleets, Lima, Peru

UFO Fleets, Lima, Peru

July 2010 – Xiaoshan Airport , China

An unidentified flying object that disrupted air traffic in Hangzhou for an hour on Wednesday, 10 th of July 2010. A flight crew preparing for descent first detected the object around 8:40 p.m. and notified the air traffic control department. Aviation authorities responded within minutes, grounding outbound flights and diverting inbound ones to airports in Ningbo and Wuxi. Eighteen flights were affected. A spokesman from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) confirmed to ABC News that the matter is under investigation. He declined to disclose further details. A day after the sighting, however, an anonymous source told China Daily that authorities already discovered the identity of the UFO after an investigation but could not publically disclose the information because "there was a military connection."

Xiaoshan Airport UFO Incident, China

Xiaoshan Airport UFO Incident, China


Many would say that the above examples constitute irrefutable proof that extra-terrestrial UFOs exist. So why isn’t the public told about it?  Imagine the implications that disclosure would have and what it would mean. Acknowledgment of extra-terrestrial civilizations having visited Earth would mean that many of the myths and legends of the past are in fact based on reality. It would suggests that humanity has been influenced for millennia by other-worldly beings, beings that in the past were considered gods. Disclosure would entirely topple the status quo and the balance of powers in society, and turn upside down what we know about the history of mankind.

The acknowledgement of the UFO phenomena is an event with the power to bring a global revolution in every sector of our lives today – technology and energy supply, communication and environmental concerns, society and religion.  Is this what governments and corporations are afraid of – a shift in balance and their loss of their positions of power and control? Or is it that the powers that be are afraid of re-writing our human history?

“When the long awaited solution to the UFO problem comes, I believe that it will prove to be not merely the next small step in the march of science, but a mighty and totally unexpected quantum leap.”  Dr J. Allen Hynek, Scientific Advisor to the U.S. Air Force

By John Black

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There are so many documented UFO observations. Like here in the declassified audio recording (including transcript) from the Edwards Air Force Base incident in 1965. Where things are said out in the open.

Also what's interesting are the observations before the airplane-age. Like in the autobiography of this monk who describes the "wisdom lights" in the sky on a mountain.

I think that any UFO evidence to have credit is for it to have some documenter reference points. There's been not much new in the field recently and because of that too many spiritual UFO encounters, that are a subjective experience. But that's an individual experience but for the benefit in the public arena - there has to be some well documented evidence. So I hope the shift in ufology goes back into the stuff that you hang hold up and point to for everyone to see.

I have never discovered a giant skeleton, an out of place artifact or seen a Bigfoot.However, I did have  an experience that disleveled my sense of reality to such a degree as to open my mind up to such posibilities.

    I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the town of Pinole and during the month of September of 2006 my wife, teenage son and myself were in our backyard. It was a warm, pleasant afternoon with a clear, cloudless sky. My wife had glanced causualy through the grove of eucalyptus behind our property line and saw an object in the horizon just above the treeline, coming our way. She spoke up, saying "what is that?" We all looked up and saw what appeared to be a somewhat rectangular object making its way towards us, no faster than a small private airplane and also at an altitude common for such craft. The craft was completely silent. It could not have been much bigger than a 40 foot container. As it got closer to us we all comfirmed that it was without wings and could not detect any means of propulsion. My wife ran into the house and brought out a small pair of binoculars and after looking at the object herself handed them to me. The object was close enough to see quite a bit of detail and its relatively slow speed made it easy to follow with the binoculars. I remember seeing a shape close to an elongated diamond, however with the fore and aft tips bobbed so as to make it a six-sided object.,almost like looking at the underside of a rubber raft. I was able to see its surface which appeared to have a dark grey, matte, metalic skin, made of sections with visible rivets not unlike conventional aircraft construction. Even at its closest, it was silent, no propeller, no jet intake or exhaust and no condensation trail. There were no numbers or markings anywhere to be seen. I have a working knowledge of physics and have a broad range of understanding of what is technically possible and that fusilage did not have a shape capable of creating lift. It was too fast and silent to be a lighter than air craft. It traveled directly over us and disappeared in a north/ north east direction. Since then I have made a point of looking at UFO reports whenever they come up and to this day have not heard of one described like this one. My wife and son have seen other objects before and after, but this was my one and only so far. I sometimes wonder if some-one forgot to turn on the cloaking device  and we got a glimse of it.



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No matter how big a skeptic a person may be, when they have an experience that involves UFOs, Ghosts or other “unusual” phenomena theirs world view changes. I saw a distant UFO in 1966 when I was 13 and looking at the planets with some friends. We saw a point source light moving across the sky from west to east. We decided it must be the recently launched Echo satellite reflecting the sunlight . (The sun had just recently set.) We kept an eye on it and just after it passed the zenith a strange thing happened. It made a 90 degree turn to the north. After about 6 seconds it made a 90 degree turn to the east, the sped up and was gone in a few seconds.

As I said earlier, this was very distant and only seen as a point source of light. But, it was now obvious that it was not the Echo satellite and I don’t know of any planes that can turn or accelerate like that. So.. It was a UFO and I am assuming not man made. The acceptance of this as a possibility has certainly changed my world view.

I do have another story about a fellow I worked with who had immigrated from Iran at the time of the revolution. At lunch the topic of UFOs came up. He revealed that he had been a pilot in the Iranian AF and was one of those sent to interecept a UFO near Tehran. (There have been several TV shows that covered this since then.) Too long a story to really get into, but in his telling of the story it noticeably affected him emotionally. I believe he had an experience that changed his life too.


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This is a pretty awesome article. People need to take into consideration that our physical selfs are probably percieveing some of these UFOs differently from what the really are.

Peace and Love,


When my aughter was 12, she was member of a junior aircraft club. She loved airplanes, wanted to be a pilot, so she never missed once. She could identity airplanes and tell you exactly everything about it. I never understood the fun of it, but what the heck., she was happy.  

Once a year they went camping and every night three teens had to stand watch outside under the supervision of one of the leaders. In the morning the had to tell about the planes they saw in the night. Of course they could not tell what kind of planes just from seeing them, but based on what they knew about the routes the planes took, they could say enough about the planes. What fun.

One night they all saw a ufo hoveriing not that far away. It looke like a giant pencil stub. For a long while it hung there without moving.  My daughter later said that she felt like anyone in the stub could see them clearly, something she didn't like at all.

After a while the ufo shot straight up and disappeard in a very short time. 

The leaer of the group told them not ever to talk about what they had seen. He said: "Before you know what happens, they will lock us all up, never to be seen again". So they didn't.

She told me about it but I also kept my mouth shut for many years.

Years later I saw a drawing of the pencil stub.  In the article  it was mentioned s a type that was not seen so much.


Sunny Young


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