The fear of the UFO taboo

As I have written in the past, I have witnessed a UFO (Greece, early ’90s). While I do not claim that it was the product of alien intelligence (the “Aktion” US and NATO military base is only 25 khm away from the sighting), the fact that the craft could hover without making any noise at all and accelerate so fast is obviously a pretty weird thing.

What really bothers me though is how information about such sightings is being repressed by officials here in USA. The US military had a pretty big problem in their hands in the ’50s and ’60s with all the sightings and almost-mass-hysteria that followed, and because they couldn’t stop all these people from going public, they adopted a very clever defense mechanism by making the UFOs a matter of embarrassment and ridiculousness. By the ’90s, no major newspaper or respectable TV News channel would report on that stuff. It has become a taboo of sorts.

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Chicago Tribune made the leap and reported on a UFO sighting on Nov 7 by United Airline workers and managers. It’s a normal, less-interesting than most, sighting. What makes it interesting though is how the companies and organizations that the sighting was reported on handled the matter:

Like United, the FAA originally told the Tribune that it had no information on the alleged UFO sighting. But the federal agency quickly reversed its position after the newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

So basically, you have to drag them to court before they admit there was even a UFO report by their employees, let alone releasing their data! Kinda makes you wonder what’s going on here in terms of freedom. I have blogged in the past (1, 2) that I am against of making public any potential information regarding existence of aliens-on-Earth as of yet, but there is one thing keeping a military and strategic secret for the well being of our civilization, and another treating your citizens like they are crazy or nobodies. A balance must be found.

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Andrew wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 3:14 AM PST:

I certainly don’t blame governments, news agencies, etc. from being more than a lot skeptical.

A lot of these people discredit themselves, they don’t need Big Brother doing it.

You should listen to Coast to Coast AM sometime. For entertainment purposes only, of course.


Thom Holwerda wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 7:02 AM PST:

The reason real newspapers and media don’t care about UFOs is because 99% of the people claiming to have seen one are weird freako nutjobs with “I want to believe” posters above their beds who wear alien t-shirts. They are not really reliable sources of information.

No offense, Eugenia, but the only reason real media don’t pay attention to this stuff is because it’s 99.99% nonsense with no scientific proof whatsoever– whether you’ve seen one or not.


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Eugenia wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 8:24 AM PST:

> The truth must be told! Civilization won’t collapse if aliens exist.

Mike, 25% of the Americans think that Jesus will come in 2007. And you want me to believe that “everything will be alright”? It will be alright for you and me, not for many others. Many people still think that God created the world just 4000 years ago and the older rocks and skeletons archaelogists found are devil’s work.

> The reason real newspapers and media don’t care about UFOs is because 99% of the people claiming to have seen one are weird freako nutjobs

Thom, you are talking with prejudice about all this. I am not a nutjob, neither is president Carter, neither the many NASA astronauts, neither many respectable professionals who have seen UFOs. In fact, most of the “UFO researchers” out there, who are the real nutjobs and are looking at the sky all day and night, have never seen one. Newspapers could have just as easily only report on sightings from respectable men. The point of the matter is, UFOs are real. I know it, I witnessed it. I don’t claim that it was aliens though and most other witnesseses don’t either.


Jg wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 8:44 AM PST:

“I have blogged in the past (1, 2) that I am against of making public any potential information regarding existence of aliens-on-Earth as of yet”

Oh. I’m really not on your side there. I don’t believe in aliens-on-Earth, but if that really were true, i think freedom of information is more important than our own “well being”. I don’t care if a war could explode on Earth, i value more my freedom to get the knowledge of what’s going on that my freedom to stay ignorant in peace.

We fought the French Revolution to get democracy and freedom. US Soldiers fought the WW2 to protect their own freedom from the nazis. I don’t care whatever could happen if such information was going public. It NEEDS to be known. The USA priorities are looking weird. For some people it looks it’s more important to know about Bill Clinton getting a blowjob than to know if there’s life in the universe and if they are threatening us or not.

But, anyway, i don’t believe in aliens UFOs having a journey on earth. I’m on the scientific side of the issue : there is no way, NO WAY, to travel faster than the speed of light. And the speed of light ain’t enough to travel from galaxies to galaxies.
There’s no life in the solar system. Even if there was life outside the solar system, they can’t get in our homeland anyway.


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Eugenia wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 9:24 AM PST:

>i think freedom of information is more important than our own “well being”

I guess we are having a difference of opinion then. For me, order and peace is more important than having posession of a potential dangerous truth. I mean, let’s say that someone you truly respect tells you that aliens exist for real. You will still have to pay your taxes and drive your kid to school. But for others, this will be earth shattering. They can’t deal with this. Did you actually read the two blog posts of mine I linked above?

>NO WAY, to travel faster than the speed of light

I agree with this. It’s just that if they exist, they don’t use that method, neither they are jumping from other galaxies. But this is not our topic here.


mikesum32 wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 10:04 AM PST:

>There’s no life in the solar system.

And here I thought I was alive.

There’s bacteria on Mars.

>NO WAY, to travel faster than the speed of light

No way we know of, yet.

It was said man would never fly. It was said man couldn’t break the sound barrier. It was said man would never walk on the moon.

Don’t be so sure the light barrier can’t be broken or bypassed.


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Eugenia wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 10:12 AM PST:

Guys, please stay on topic, which is the way organizations are dealing with the issue of UFO reports (reports which are very real). I will not allow a “do aliens exist” conversation in this blog though, because it’s exactly the same as the “does God exist”: it has no conclusion, just a long debate. I prefer conclusions.


Thom Holwerda wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 11:05 AM PST:

Show me the proof that they are real. They are just as real as god. Many claim to have seen him, yet nobody can actually give any scientific definitive proof of his existence. Until that happens, UFOs are in limbo for me, just as (a) god. Whether you have seen one or not.

Hence serious newspapers do not care about this stuff. Makes perfect sense. I would not even READ a newspaper with UFO stories in them.


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Eugenia wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 11:25 AM PST:

You can choose to not believe that these sightings are real. I do, because I have seen one. Besides, valid photographs and videos exist. Now, if these UFOs are natural phenomenon, or weather balloons or US aicraft or aliens, it’s a completely another matter altogether. This is not what I am discussing here, but instead I am discussing the sighting itself, the reports and nothing else. There are no pictures or videos of God by people who claim they have seen Him. But there are COUNTLESS such media about UFOs. So, don’t put them in the same bag, because they are not the same at all.

Your reluctance to even consider that these people are not liers and that they have indeed witnessed technology that doesn’t officially exists, is very disturbing on your part.


mikesum32 wrote on January 3rd, 2007 at 12:34 PM PST:

>For me, order and peace is more important than having >posession of a potential dangerous truth.

You, who is brutally honest, would like to be lied to ?

Now I’ve seen everything !

The truth must be told! Civilization won’t collapse if aliens exist. Government secrets are used to cover up crimes more than for legitimate purposes.

What we need is honesty and transparency in government?

What are you doing ? Why are you doing it ? Do the people need you to do that ? Is it working ?


Rick wrote on January 4th, 2007 at 1:09 AM PST:

Nothing is being repressed. Once there is some hard evidence, then everybody will know.


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Eugenia wrote on January 4th, 2007 at 1:47 AM PST:

Rick, did you actually read the article? There was infromation being repressed by United Airlines and FAA that there were REPORTS of a UFO over the airfield. Only after the newspaper THREATENED them the two organizations acknowledged that reports were indeed filed by several employees! We are not talking here about repressing information about alien activity, we are talking about repressing information about the reports themselves!

Why is everyone who replies in this blog post comes over with an “alien undertone” to whatever they say, instead of sticking to the facts and the topic which is NOT the aliens but the witness REPORT? It’s the repressing of the report itself that I have a problem with, NOT if aliens exist or not. I care about the citizen’s freedom and their right to report the UFO sighting without being treated this way by UA/FAA.

It seems that my readers only care to present their opinions about aliens over here instead of the topic at hand, and so I am closing down this discussion.


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