"It is true that I was denied access to a facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, because I never got in. I can't tell you what was inside. We both know about the rumors (concerning a captured UFO and crew members). I have never seen what I would call a UFO, but I have intelligent friends who have."
Barry Goldwater - US Senator, US Air Force General and candidate for President , quoted from his letter dated April 11, 1979.
"Armstrong had indeed reported seeing two UFOs on the rim of a crater. The encounter was common knowledge in NASA but nobody has talked about it until now." "...all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin. Every time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered absolute silence."
Maurice Chatelain (former) Chief - NASA Communications Systems, 1979
"Neil Armstrong relayed the message to Mission Control that two large, mysterious objects were watching them after having landed near the moon module. But his message was never heard by the public - because NASA censored it."
Dr. Vladmimir Azahzha, Soviet physicist and mathematics professor.
"In this field [Ufology], prejudice will take you farther from the truth than ignorance..."
Bang Wen-Gwang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Astronomical Research Society, 1981
"I still do not know why the high order of classification has been given and why the denial of the existence of these objects [has been perpetuated]."
Dr. Robert Sarbacher (on his involvement with secret government programs dealing with UFOs), Nov. 29, 1983
"I know other astronauts share my feelings....And we know the government is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs. I had a good friend at Roswell, a fellow officer. He had to be careful about what he said. He made it clear to me that what crashed was a craft of alien origin, and members of the crew were recovered. It wasn't a weather balloon, like the Air Force cover story." "Every day in the U.S.A., our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us."
"For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists and astronauts. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public."
Colonel L. Gordon Cooper, Mercury/Astronaut, address to the UN in 1985
"As far as my Air Staff is concerned, we believe implicitly that the unexplained UFOs are from some civilization beyond our planet."
Air Commodore David Thorne, Director General of Operations letter to Timothy Good, Oct. 24, 1985
"Most scientists have never had the occasion to confront evidence concerning the UFO phenomenon. To a scientist, the main source of hard information (other than his own experiments' observations) is provided by the scientific journals. With rare exceptions, scientific journals do not publish reports of UFO observations. The decision not to publish is made by the editor acting on the advice of reviewers. This process is self-reinforcing: the apparent lack of data confirms the view that there is nothing to the UFO phenomenon, and this view (prejudice) works against the presentation of relevant data."
Peter A. Sturrock, "An Analysis of the Condon Report on the Colorado UFO Project," Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol.1, No.1, 1987
“I wish to bring to your attention a very real and dangerous situation that threatens not only us, the world, but our very existence as a race. No longer can the United States be in the position which it found itself in 1947. This was realized in January 1950 when President Truman made a decision to go ahead with a defense program exceeding in scope and cost of the Manhattan Project.”
Dr. Edward Teller, memo to President Reagan
"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. I occasionally think how quickly our differences, worldwide, would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world."
Former President Ronald Reagan, while sharing the stage with former Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, 1988
"His Excellency recognizes the importance of the [UFO] matter, to the extent that within the Ministry of Aeronautics there exists a Bureau in charge of studying the matter, receiving, analyzing and archiving chronologically the phenomena observed in Brazilian airspace that comes to the attention of this Ministry."
Air Force Colonel Sergio Candiota da Silva, Assistant to the Minister of Aeronautics Dec. 19, 1988
"The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously."
Mikhail Gorbachev, former USSR leader. Reply to workers in the Urals. 'Soviet Youth' May 4, 1990
"I believe it is a reasonable time to take the UFO problem seriously as a reality... I hope that this Symposium will contribute to peace on earth from the point of view of outer space, and take the first step toward the international cooperation in the field of UFOs. From the point of view of 'people' in outer space, all human beings on earth are the same people, regardless of whether they are American, Russian, Japanese, or whoever."
Toshiki Kaifu, Prime Minister, Japan Letter to Mayor Shiotani, June 24, 1990
"Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called 'expert' tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown."
Dr. Jacques Vallee, astrophysicist, computer scientist 1990
"We're not dealing with mental projections or hallucinations on the part of the witness but with a real physical phenomenon. Reports of anomalous aerial objects (AAO) appearing in the atmosphere continue to be made by pilots of almost every airline and air force of the world, in addition to private and experimental test pilots. This paper presents a review of 56 reports of AAO in which electromagnetic effects (E-M) take place on-board the aircraft when the phenomenon is located nearby - but not before it appeared or after it had departed.
"Reported E-M effects included radio interference or total failure, radar contact with and without simultaneous visual contact, magnetic and/or gyro-compass deviations, automatic direction finder failure or interference, engine stopping or interruption, dimming cabin lights, transponder failure, and military aircraft weapon system failure."
Dr. Richard Haines, Chief of Space Human Factors Office, Ames NASA Research Center International UFO Symposium Proceedings, 1992
Jaques Vallee reveals from his diaries how the government has deliberately misled the scientific world, the media and the public regarding their information on UFOs and paranormal research:
"I have followed this rule of silence for the last thirty years, but I have finally decided that I had no right to keep them (diaries) private anymore... They provide a primary source about a crucial fact in the recent historical record: the appearance of new classes of phenomena that highlighted the reality of the paranormal. These phenomena were deliberately denied or distorted by those in authority within the government and the military. Science never had fair and complete access to the most important files.
"The thirteen years covered here, from 1957 to 1969, saw some of the most exciting events in technological history... Behind the grand parade of the visible breakthroughs in science, however, more private mysteries were also taking place: all over the world people had begun to observe what they described as controlled devices in the sky. They were shaped like saucers or spheres. They seemed to violate every known principle in our physics.
"Governments took notice, organizing task forces, encouraging secret briefings and study groups, funding classified research and all the time denying before the public that any of the phenomena might be real. The major revelation of these Diaries may be the demonstration of how the scientific community was misled by the government, how the best data were kept hidden, and how the public record was shamelessly manipulated."
Dr. Jacques Vallee, astrophysicist, computer scientist 1992
In a published article in April 1995, Chatelain dropped the bombshell revelation that, "...the Apollo Moon Mission found 'several mysterious geometric structures of unnatural origin' on the Moon".
Maurice Chatelain - former NASA Director of Communications
"...if the United States Air Force did recover alien bodies, they didn't tell me about it either, and I want to know."
Bill Clinton, President - United States of America, Oct. 1995.
"I know other astronauts share my feelings...we know the government is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs."
Col. Gordon Cooper, Mercury/Gemini Astronaut, Jan 14, 1997
"...the General Staff of the Polish Army have had a special division which gathered and evaluated all information about UFO sightings and close encounters with aliens since the early 1980s".
Col. Zdzislaw Czekierda, Spokesman, General Staff - Polish Army, 1997
Hare said she saw a NASA technician air brush a UFO out of a space satellite photo and "that it was done routinely".
Donna Hare - photo labs, Johnson Space Center - Houston, TX. 1998
"I've talked with people of stature - of military and government credentials and position - and heard their stories, and their desire to tell their stories openly to the public. And that got my attention very, very rapidly... the first hand experiences of these credible witnesses, now in advanced years and anxious to tell their story. We can't deny that, and the evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident, and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that crash site."
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut from a taped interview in 1998.
"If you suppress the truth it becomes your enemy...if you expose the truth it becomes your weapon. I had the evidence that a crash did happen. I ask [you] this: 'Were you there with me? Did you have the clearances?' They can't answer these questions. They simply criticize with no evidence."
Colonel Philip Corso - National Secuirty Advisor Eisenhower Administration; former head of the Foreign Technology Desk, United States Army Research and Development; 1998 video interview, shortly before his death.
"Sometimes we actually got lucky enough to score a hit with a missile before the UFO could take any evasive action, which an army air defense battalion did with an antiaircraft missile near Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany in May 1974. The spacecraft managed to crash-land in a valley. The craft was retrieved and flown back to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada."
Col. Phillip J. Corso, U.S. Army from "The Day After Rosewell", p127, 1998
"Initially I was skeptical about this reality but I believe today that the force of evidence commands an honest, scientific look at the facts. The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from the crash site."
Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 1999
"If we extrapolate, based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that ... other life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places."
Apollo Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Oct 21, 1999.
"Whatever did or did not happen at Roswell in 1947 will ultimately prove to be a rounding error when the implications of this phenomenon become widely known."
Joseph Firmage, International Space Sciences Organization, 1999
"I'm fairly convinced that we have discovered life on Mars," Clarke told Buzz Aldrin. "There are some incredible photographs from [the Jet Propulsion Laboratory], which to me are pretty convincing proof of the existence of large forms of life on Mars! Have a look at them. I don't see any other interpretation."
Arthur Clarke ~Feb 27 2001
On March 6, former astronaut and senator John Glenn appeared on the sitcom Frasier and gave a remarkable soliloquy: "Back in those glory days, I was very uncomfortable when they asked us to say things that I didn't want to say, and deny other things. Some people asked, you know, 'Were you alone out there?' We never gave the real answer. We've seen things out there, strange things. But we know what we saw out there. And we couldn't really say anything, the bosses were scared of this. They were afraid of 'War of the Worlds' type stuff, about panic in the streets. And so we had to keep quiet. And now we only see these things in our nightmares or maybe in the movies. And some of them are pretty close to being the truth." Aldrin did not comment.
Senator John Glenn - former NASA astronaut March 6, 2001
In another statement Wednesday, Donna Hare, said that Apollo astronauts saw an alien craft when they landed on the moon, but were told not to reveal it. Hare's source was a man who had been quarantined with the astronauts.
Donna Hare, former NASA contract employee (reported by ABC News, May 10, 2001)
Former Air Force Maj. George Filer III told reporters that when he was at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, an alien craft came down, and an alien got out and was shot by a military policeman.
"Our security police went out there and found him at the end of the runway dead," Filer said.
"They asked me to brief the general staff," he said, but was later told not to. He said he would tell the story in front of Congress. Filer says he also chased an alien ship over England when flying for the U.S. Air Force. "I personally have observed a UFO both visually and on radar."
George Flier III, Major, USAF (reported by ABC News, May 10, 2001)
Diane Reme interviewed VP Dick Cheney on the first part of her show. A caller asked about UFOs. His reply was something to the effect that '...if I ever was briefed on UFOs it would be classified and I wouldn't be able to talk about it.' Diane Reme followed by asking, "Is there an investigation going on in this administration regarding UFOs?" And he said 'Ummm....I have not come across the subject since I've been back in govt since Jan 20th. I've been in alot of meetings, but none of them about UFO's as i recall." Dick Cheney, VP, USA. April 11, 2001. (25 min into the show at: http://www.wamu.org/dr/) As my friend commented, "Once again, Cheney is either suavely regurgitating another lie - or - he's telling the truth, which means he's clueless. Either position is unacceptable for a man in his position, given the critical 'energy /environmental /extraterrestrial situation' now facing all humanity."
"The astronauts are very controlled by military secrecy oaths."
Clark McClelland - NASA June 6, 2001
"Gradually, I began to accumulate cases that I really couldn't explain, cases reported by reliable, sincere people whom I often interviewed in person. I found that the persons making these reports were often not acquainted with UFO's before their experience, which baffled and thoroughly frightened them. Fearing ridicule, they were often reluctant to report the sighting and did so only out of a sense of duty and a tremendous desire to get a rational explanation for their irrational experience."
"The UFO phenomenon exists, and this fact alone should represent a challenge to science and not a roadblock. We have a responsibility as scientists to support those who accept this challenge even though we may not ourselves be inclined to pursue the matter. In any event, ridicule of those who do consider this subject should not enter, for ridicule is certainly not a part of the scientific method."
Dr. J. Allen Hynek "Are Flying Saucers Real?"
"UFOs are conceived and directed by intelligent beings of a very high order, and they are propelled by distorting the gravitational field, converting gravity into useable energy. There is no doubt in my mind that these objects are interplanetary craft of some sort. I and my colleagues are confident that they do not originate in our solar system...perhaps not even in our galaxy." It is my thesis that flying saucers are real and that they are space ships from another solar system."
Dr. Herman Oberth, the father of modern rocketry
"One of the principal results of my own recent intensive study of the UFO enigma is this: I have become convinced that the scientific community, not only in this country but throughout the world, has been casually ignoring as nonsense a matter of extraordinary scientific importance..."
James E. McDonald, Senior Physicist, Institute of Atmospheric Physics; Professor - Dept. of Meteorology; University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
"No agency in this country or Russia is able to duplicate at this time the speeds and accelerations which radars and observers indicate these flying objects are able to achieve... there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds."
Admiral Delmer S. Fahrney, former head of the Navy's guided-missile program (New York Times)
"50,000 virtually reliable people have reported sighting unidentified flying objects… From available information, the UFO phenomenon appears to have been global in nature for almost 50,000 years. This leaves us with the unpleasant possibility of alien visitors to our planet, or at least of alien controlled UFO's. The best thing to do is to keep an open and skeptical mind, and not take an extreme position on any side of the question"
USAF "Introductory Space Science", Volume II - Deparment of Physics, USAF
"I've talked with people of stature-of military and government credentials and position-and heard their stories, and their desire to tell their stories openly to the public. And that got my attention very, very rapidly.... The first hand experiences of these credible witnesses that, now in advanced years are anxious to tell their story, we can't deny that, and the evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident, and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that crash site."
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut from a taped interview.
"The time will have to come when we realize that we're not the center of the universe. The galaxy may be teeming with life. There may be millions of civilizations."
Richard Terrile, Astromomer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"We're way, way past time for bringing this information to the public, acknowledging it and entering into the sort of discussions at the highest levels of congress and the government - to make this information available to the public. It's far, far past time for this. If we don't do it here, I don't know when we'll ever going to be able to do it."
" I think our representative democracy is in danger....I think events are moving so fast, so very rapidly, that no one is really on top of it, and if we don't get the people mobilized here to demand that we get to the bottom of these issues we're talking about today...we're not going to have an opportunity forever. This is a key issue that we are talking about."
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut Jan 5, 1998 on the Art Bell Show
As the Federal Government continues to deny the existence of other worldly life forms, the American people only lose trust in the Federal government. The truth is, the knowledge that we are not alone is buried deep within our cellular memory. We already know the truth. This alone accounts for the deep fascination with all things which deal with this topic.
Dr. Heather Anne Harder
"Characterized by fantastic tales and an utter lack of research into possible explanations. 'I have no doubts' is the most common figure of speech...and they are doubtlessly sincere, if arguably deluded." James Oberg, NASA
"It is difficult for those to see
whose paycheck depends on them not seeing."
"All truth passes through three stages: first, it is ridiculed; next it is violently attacked; finally, it is held to be self-evident." Schopenhauer
"Scientists and skeptics? They spend more time and energy explaining the uninvestigated...rather than investigating the unexplained." George Knapp