Do UFOs Exist?
By TJ Elias
Do UFOs Exist? Of course UFOs exist! In fact, most of us have seen Unidentified Flying Objects on several occasions. Have you have ever looked up into the sky and saw something flying or maneuvering that you did not know what it was? That was an 'Unidentified Flying Object'. Unless it is 'identified', it is categorized as 'unidentified'. Often, these UFO sightings can be determined to be terrestrial in nature, meaning that they come from this planet and are probably man made.
When most people hear the term UFO, Extraterrestrial UFOs are what come to mind. ET UFOs are different from terrestrial UFOs in that they would be from another planet, not of this earth. The focus of this article is to establish the existence of terrestrial UFOs.
Now we have a basis to understand the difference between terrestrial and extraterrestrial UFOs. In our current post-flight era, it is easily conceivable that the governments of the world could have aircraft so sophisticated that an average person may not recognize them as man made or terrestrial in origin. It is even possible that some of these aircraft may even be so secret and advanced that trained military pilots and ground operators could be unaware of them or their capabilities. This could result in sightings of these aircraft being reported as UFOs.
Many UFO sightings can be legitimately explained as bright planets, weather and atmospheric anomalies or man made objects such as observation balloons or human aircraft. Not all UFO sightings can be so easily explained or identified.
What are the sources and purpose of terrestrial UFOs?
Terrestrial UFOs can have several explanations, from secret projects to spy equipment. The governments of the world have been creating and testing defensive and offensive technologies for many years. Often times, the public would not be made aware of these technologies until the governments are ready to disclose the information. For example, the SR-71 Blackbird jet has been in use by the US Air Force since at least the early 1960s, but it was not made public until the late 1970s. That's about 20 years of operational secrecy, not to mention the prior years that were used to develop and test the SR-71. Even today, the capabilities of the SR-71 are classified. The movie Fire Fox (starring Clint Eastwood) eluded to many of its capabilities.
The SR-71 is a phenomenal aircraft considering that it was designed and built using 1950's technology. With the rate of technological advances that have been made since that time, imagine what is most likely being secretly flown and or being designed now.
How can the governments of the world keep secrets?
The primary way governments keep secrets is information control. The governments own and/or control almost all of the systems and technologies (i.e. Radar systems, electromagnetic disturbance detectors, etc.) capable of detecting activity and collecting information. They also control how that information is released. Allegedly, the US government used Project Garnet and Project Old New Moon for this purpose.
All sensitive jobs require security clearances and non-disclosure agreements of job details. Employees and contractors desiring to keep these jobs or of ever getting similar assignments in the future, usually will not breach these agreements for fear of retribution.
Cover-ups are also used by governments to keep secrets. A future article will explore cover-ups in more detail.
Why would the governments keep secrets?
Secrets are an essential component of power; power to defend oneself, power to surprise an enemy. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union was based in a large part on secrets. Many technologies were developed by both sides to guard secrets. Then more sophisticated technologies were developed to break the secret of the opposition. The concepts are espionage, counter-espionage, counter-counter-espionage and so forth. This concept is no different than having secret strategies in sports or business. A successful business would not publicize their internal weaknesses or a new product that is being developed; doing so could give a competitor time to prepare a counter measure.
What are the secrets that the governments are protecting?
Here are some examples of secrets that over the years have been and still are protected: the atom bomb, hydrogen bomb, rocket propulsion, super-sonic jets, space flight, electro-magnetic warfare, chemical & biological weapons, and psychic technologies.
Much of the Cold War technology race was accomplished using some of the top scientific minds of the time. Many of these people were acquired at the end of World War II, in a US government operation called Operation Paperclip. Operation Paperclip was an American initiative to recruit German scientists at the end of the war. The Soviet Union had a similar initiative at that time as well.
As a result of the technological advancements made in our post-flight history, the answer is Yes, UFOs can and do exist!
One thing that must be guarded against in any such study is the trap of implicitly assuming that our knowledge of Physics (or any other branch of science) is complete. (See: USAF Chapter 13)
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