UFOs in the USA

“The truth is out there.”

Although the “Star People” have been visiting North America for millennia, Native Americans have a much different relationship with extraterrestrials than that of Americans (at least, for the most part). The main reason for this is because during FDR’s second term in the White House, on Devil’s Night in 1938, Orson Welles directed The Mercury Theatre on the Air live radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’s novel The War of the Worlds. More importantly, by mimicking a news broadcast, the show was so realistic-sounding (for its time) that many listeners were fooled into thinking that a Martian invasion was actually underway here on Earth. To make matters worse, the widespread confusion caused by the controversy led to tremendous outrage, the likes of which the country hasn’t seen since.

In line with this, according to Captain Edward Ruppelt, the military’s files often mentioned the panicked aftermath of the broadcast by Orson Welles as a possible reaction of the public to any confirmed evidence of unidentified flying objects from an extraterrestrial civilization. This led the federal government to implement a longstanding cover-up policy, specifically regarding the public perception of extraterrestrials (ETs) and unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Simply put, the government took it upon itself to conceal rather than reveal anything that it knew about advanced aliens and their high-tech vehicles.

As a perfect example of what I’m talking about, on February 24th of 1942, the “Great Los Angeles Air Raid” began in the midst of WWII. This was initially believed to be an attack made by Japan, but the subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles was really aimed at extraterrestrial spacecraft, at least one of which was successfully shot down. However, later, at a press conference shortly afterward, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox called the incident a “false alarm”. More importantly, FDR put out (now declassified) internal memos about the recovered extraterrestrial spacecraft.

That very day, the White House issued a top-secret memorandum for the “Special Committee on Non-Terrestrial Science and Technology”. Moreover, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated that “non-terrestrial know-how in atomic energy must be used” and that America should “take every advantage of such wonders that have come to us”. Three days later, FDR put out another top-secret memo in which he wrote, “atomic secrets learned from the study of celestial devices” regarding material in possession of the Army may be of “great significance toward the development of a super-weapon of war”.

Not long after that, Allied aircraft pilots began encountering unidentified flying objects. The term “foo fighters” was initially used to describe a specific type of UFO that was being reported by the 415th Night Fighter Squadron. As part of this, the term “foo” was borrowed from Smokey Stover by a radar operator named Donald Meiers. In regards to this, during a mission debriefing on the evening of November 27th of 1944, Fritz Ringwald, the unit’s S-2 Intelligence Officer, stated that Meiers and Ed Schleuter had sighted a red ball of fire that appeared to chase them through a variety of high-speed maneuvers.

Of course, it wasn’t just military pilots who saw UFOs. For instance, on June 24th of 1947, while piloting a small aircraft near Washington’s Mount Rainier, a civilian aviator named Kenneth Arnold saw nine blue glowing objects flying exceedingly fast in a tight “V” formation. He secretly described the UFOs to the military as crescent-shaped with a scalloped trail edge and a clear canopy over the cockpit, but all he reported to the media was that the motion of the vehicles was similar to a saucer being skipped across a body of water. This led the mainstream media to coin the now-ubiquitous phrase “flying saucer”. Then, there were hundreds of reported sightings, during what came to be known as “UFO mania”.

In the midst of this, a spaceship crashed in July of 1947, near Roswell, New Mexico. The military then issued a press release stating that a “flying disk” had been recovered from the crash site. This became front-page news, leaving people shocked at the revelation that we are not alone in the universe. However, the day after that, a cover-up began when the Air Force retracted the statement. The official report that followed was that a high-altitude weather balloon and a few crash test dummies were found, not a spaceship with a crew of four aliens. This approach set the tone for the way in which disclosure would become discouraged in everything from the airline industry to the Air Force. The latter of which Truman formed on September 18th, along with the CIA, specifically in reaction to the crash near Roswell.

With that being said, in the name of national security, the US Air Force launched an official military intelligence program to collect information on unidentified flying objects. The UFO investigation unit was first called Project Sign (from 1947 to 1949), then Project Grudge (from 1949 to 1952), and finally Project Blue Book (from 1952 to 1970). As part of this, the team primarily operated out of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where recovered crash-site meta-materials, such as memory metal, could be reverse-engineered by workers in the “Foreign Technology Division”. There are allegedly even alien bodies kept in cold storage within a containment facility in the lowest level of the underground portion of the base.

This sort of thing is undoubtedly why Edward Ruppelt, the first director of the project, characterized the Air Force’s public behavior regarding UFOs as “schizophrenic”, being alternately open and transparent, then secretive and dismissive. He also revealed that in 1948, Project Sign issued a top-secret “Estimate of the Situation” concluding that flying saucers were not only real but probably extraterrestrial in origin. According to Ruppelt, the document was ordered destroyed by Air Force Chief of Staff Hoyt Vandenberg. Thus, Project Sign’s final report, published in 1949, stated that while some UFOs appeared to represent actual aircraft, data were insufficient to determine their origin.

Along with this, according to The Washington Post, the number of UFO sightings reported to the Air Force jumped more than sixfold, from 23 in March of 1952 to 148 in June. That summer a rash of UFO sightings was reported in the skies over Washington DC. In response to this potential threat to national security, the press and the public demanded immediate answers. People wanted to know if the unexplained radar blips they were hearing about were from Soviet aircraft or a Martian armada. Either way, Americans were seriously worried about the possibility of being invaded. In the midst of it all, major newspapers were reporting multiple credible sightings by civilian and military radar operators and pilots, alike.

As part of this major wave of sightings, shortly before midnight on July 19th of 1952, an air-traffic controller at Washington National Airport, named Edward Nugent, spotted seven slow-moving objects on his radar screen. At the same time, two more air-traffic controllers at National spotted a strange bright light hovering in the distance that suddenly zipped away at incredible speed. At nearby Andrews Air Force Base, radar operators were getting the same unidentified blips, which were slow and clustered at first, then racing away at speeds exceeding 7,000 mph. Of course, once the radar operators at National saw the objects buzz over the White House and Capitol building, F-94 interceptor jets were immediately scrambled into action.

The next day, newspaper headlines across America read “Saucers Swarm Over Capital”. The public panic over the sightings was so great that President Truman demanded answers. In response to this, the Air Force immediately called a press conference, which was the longest news event since the Second World War. In typical fashion, Major General John Samford dodged specific questions about what pilots and radar operators had seen in the skies over the Capital, returning again and again to a lame excuse relating to temperature-inversion theory. Still, the Air Force’s press conference worked exactly as planned. The official report claimed that the sightings were a kind of mirage, and the masses just accepted that as being a fact.

It seems that no matter what, there’s always some kind of excuse given by the government as to what people really saw in a given UFO sighting. This has included things like swamp gas, hoaxes, mass hallucinations, atmospheric phenomena, weather balloons, and misidentified aircraft, to name but a few. To make matters worse, in January of 1953, a scientific committee was put forward to determine what to do about the UFO craze. In the end, they recommended that a disinformation campaign should be undertaken in order to reduce public interest in ETs and UFOs, thereby minimizing the risk of swamping Air Defense systems with reports. Along with this, the committee also concluded that all civilian UFO investigation groups should be closely monitored.

A few weeks after that, the Air Force issued Regulation 200–2, ordering officers to publicly discuss UFO incidents if and only if they were judged to have been solved. More to the point, they were given specific instructions to classify all of the unsolved cases. Then, UFO and ET investigative duties started to be taken on by the newly formed 4602nd Air Intelligence Squadron of the Air Defense Command. As was to be expected, they were tasked with investigating only the most important UFO cases having intelligence or national security implications. Of course, these were deliberately siphoned away from Project Blue Book, leaving the team to only deal with the more trivial reports.

Regardless, in the late 1960s, a man named Clifford Stone joined the Army. Eventually, he was given a rather unusual assignment, being appointed to the UFO crash site recovery unit. His job was to psychically “interface” with any of the different extraterrestrial species that he encountered during recovery missions. This required him to be familiar with dozens of different kinds of ETs, all of which were meticulously cataloged by the military. As such, his job as a telepath and empath made him an invaluable asset, but it also made him a liability during the interrogation of aliens. Nonetheless, this put Stone in a position to get to know some of these beings on a first-name basis. For instance, Stone’s favorite extraterrestrial is named “Korona”.

Along with this, on July 16th of 1969, the Apollo 11 NASA mission landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, but they weren’t alone. That’s because, unbeknownst to most people, there’s a huge extraterrestrial base on the dark side of the moon. More to the point, in preparation for encountering the inhabitants of that lunar facility, American astronauts and ground control used scripted delayed broadcasts of the landing mission to censor the audio and video footage, in order to remove portions of the supposedly “live” feed. This was done to prevent the world from realizing that there are aliens actively working on the moon. The lunar landing mission was also an extension of Project Horizon which was a plan to put our own base up there.

This was and is all part of our strengthening surveillance state, which works closely with extraterrestrials. This was made public in the 1970s. As part of that effort, two filmmakers named Robert Emenegger and Allan Sandler went to Norton Air Force Base to make a documentary in 1973. They reported that Air Force Officials suggested incorporating UFO information in the documentary, including as its centerpiece video footage of a UFO landing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The men were even given a tour of Holloman AFB, having been shown where government officials conferred with ETs. Around that same time, they also found out that the military had “been monitoring signals from an alien group with which they were unfamiliar, and did their ET guests know anything about them? The ETs said no”.

Even more incredibly, in May of 1989, a world-class whistle-blower with the highest possible security clearance (Cosmic Top-Secret) named Bob Lazar appeared in an interview, with his face hidden. He appeared on TV with investigative reporter George Knapp on Las Vegas station KLAS, to discuss his employment at “S-4”, a subsidiary facility that exists near Area 51. He claimed that the secret site consisted of concealed aircraft hangars built into a mountainside. He said that his job was to help with the reverse-engineering of one of nine flying saucers, which were extraterrestrial in origin. Lazar said that the propulsion of the spaceship ran on an antimatter reactor and was fueled by a chemical element with an atomic number of 115, which at the time had not yet been produced by humans. This is proof enough that Lazar was telling the truth.

Bob Lazar even claimed that during joining the program, he read briefing documents describing the prehistorical and historical involvement of Earth with extraterrestrial beings described as “grey aliens” from a here-to-fore undiscovered planet orbiting the twin star system Zeta Reticuli. Unfortunately, in an effort to cover this up, and discredit what Lazar was saying, the government erased his academic records from MIT and Caltech. They also destroyed his employment records from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, within Los Alamos National Laboratory. The problem is that he is mentioned in multiple New Mexico newspaper articles from the summer of 1982, which focus on his interest in jet-powered cars, proving that he was there when he said he was.

A decade and a half later, one of the most significant UFO sightings in history occurred when the “Phoenix Lights” were widely sighted in the skies over Arizona and Nevada, beginning on March 13th of 1997. They were witnessed by thousands of Americans between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm MST. What they saw was a triangular set of lights seen to pass over the state, followed by a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area. That is to say, the imagery of the Phoenix Lights falls into two categories: images of the triangular formation seen prior to 10:00 pm MST in Prescott and Dewey, and images of the 10:00 pm MST Phoenix event. Almost all known images are of the second event. In spite of this, the Air Force claimed that the lights were just flares dropped on a training exercise at the Barry Goldwater Range.

Fife Symington, who was serving as the governor of Arizona at the time, was one of the witnesses to this incident. At first, he denied that the event was extraterrestrial in nature, staging a sensationalized propagandist press performance. He literally brought in an assistant dressed up as an alien (in handcuffs), jokingly claiming to have caught the culprit responsible for the sightings. However, he later recanted his story, claiming that the unidentified flying object was in fact “otherworldly”. Still, the damage was done. Fortunately, thanks to politicians such as Harry Reid, the government is now slowly beginning to disclose the truth about close encounters of every kind, after decades of top-secret research and development. As part of this, from 2007 to 2012, the Pentagon ran the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program.

Then, about a year after the AATIP ended, the production company CHD2, LLC held the “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” at the National Press Club in Washington DC, from April to May of 2013. As part of this, lobbyists paid former US Senator Mike Gravel and former US Representatives Carolyn Kilpatrick, Roscoe Bartlett, Merrill Cook, Darlene Hooley, and Lynn Woolsey $20,000 each to preside over panels of academics and former government and military officials tasked with discussing unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and extraterrestrial biological entities (EBEs). Of course, this did more than just popularize the new nomenclature. It was a major step leading us closer to full disclosure and maybe even open contact in a human-alien alliance.

At the same time, we are no closer to understanding why every nuclear missile base and power plant in the nation has been visited by EBEs in UAPs at some point in the past. We basically have no idea what it is that draws aliens to particular hot spots such as American military bases and Native American reservations? More to the point, since ufologists still need to find the answers to this and so many other questions, to this very day, the Navy is actively engaged in detecting UAPs, with the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. The military even released a highly compelling video in 2015. In addition to this, the Navy actively monitors lakes and oceans for unidentified submerged objects (USOs), as well. For instance, at the underwater laboratory AUTEC.

More importantly, the reports that have been made about sightings, along with the all-important work done independently by MUFON, have resulted in invaluable data in the field of ufology, giving people precise predictive power. For example, since the waves of modern UAP sightings consistently follow a precise exponential pattern of increased visitation, it’s easy to see when the next big wave will occur if the rate of growth remains consistent. That is to say, in October of 2035, “flying saucers” will presumably return to our skies in the next major “flap”. Granted, the UAPs and EBEs seem to come in peace, so at worst they merely present us with an air safety issue. Of course, Deep State spin-doctors will probably say otherwise, possibly even enacting a false flag operation with reverse-engineered black-budget vehicles that only appear to be from another planet.

On the flip side of this, if different species of aliens are all coming here to promote peace (as would seem to be the case with at least most of them), and it’s only the military-industrial complex that wants war, then how will that end for us? Think about things like Reagan’s “Star Wars” project and Trump’s Space Force compared to what highly advanced aliens would certainly have to be capable of to come here from their distant homeworlds. Still, it seems inevitable that the US government will claim that EBEs are more of a threat than the Russians and Chinese combined, dragging us into an epic interstellar war that we would surely lose. Plus, as DARPA makes terrestrial technology indistinguishable from extraterrestrial technology, I wonder how that will affect our society? After all, we do pose a serious threat (particularly nuclear, as well as environmental), especially to ourselves. Yet, at the same time, we are also in the process of moving from a type 0 international civilization to a type 1 interplanetary civilization. The question is, are we ready for what comes next?

An Eclectic Autodidact Polymath Writer and Researcher

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