Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Are we all alone?
Are we all alone in our galaxy, which contains 200–400 billion stars, at least that many planets, and of which 10 billion of those are habitable? I don't think so, but my opinion is not based on any scientific fact nor have I ever seen an unidentified flying object (UFO).
I brought this up because last month was the 65th anniversary of the 1947 UFO controversy where it was reported that an extra-terrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants had crashed, and the dead occupants were taken to a place that was called Area 51. Even though the United States Air Force issued a press release stating that a flying saucer had crashed, they quickly recanted saying that it was a high-altitude surveillance balloon, and the space aliens were actually crash dummies that were on board.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Richard French said they were actually two crashes. This story is coming from a person whose job it was to debunk UFO stories. Lieutenant Colonel Fred said that the first UFO was shot down by an experimental U.S. airplane that was flying out of White Sands, New Mexico. The airplane was equipped with an electronic pulse type weapon that disabled the alien spacecraft's electronics, causing it to crash.
Mr. French said he was told about the second UFO crash a few days after the first one by another military officer, a confident source from the White Sands Proving Grounds. They think the second UFO was trying to recover part and survivors of the first crash.
Another retired officer, Army Colonel John Alexander, who had access the 1980 official documents and UFO accounts, disputes the claims of retired Lt. Colonel Richard French. Mr. Alexander said that they were still developing pulse- power weapon systems in the 1980s, so it couldn't happen. In the 1960s,they had a laser system but the range was extremely limited, and they didn't have operational laser systems in that time-frame.
It shouldn't be a surprise that we would have conflicting stories coming from the military, and the civilians involved in the controversy. And there’s another story about an ex-CIA agent name Chase Brandon, who found a box at CIA headquarters in the 1990s labeled Roswell. Mr. Brandon opened the box , read the material and looked at the photographs and said, “ it was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet."
I would be interested to know if any president of the United States knows the exact details of the alleged crash in 1947. I'm equally puzzled as to why some credible sources say religion would be destroyed if they knew that there are creatures coming to earth from other universes.
I tend to believe NASA Astronaut Scott Carpenter when he said, " At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there was a constant surveillance by UFOs." I've heard stories from a relative and a friend who have claimed to have seen a UFO, and I don't have a reason to doubt them, but that's a puzzle I hope we solve before I leave this Earth.