“I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth.”
–President Harry Truman, April 4, 1950 White House press conference.
“For the next two or three days the saucers passed over the base daily. Sometimes they appeared in groups of four, other times as many as sixteen. They could outmaneuver and outflank us seemingly at will. They moved at varying speeds—sometimes very fast, sometimes slow—and other times they would come to a dead stop as we zoomed past underneath.”
— Astronaut Gordon Cooper, describing his first direct encounters with UFO’s while serving as a military pilot in Germany.
“These (gray aliens) were living, breathing creatures, just as mortal as you and I. They had feelings, they had families. They had a cultural society. The one thing they didn’t have was hate, hostility. They had anger, from what I observed—and I don’t know how to explain it better than stating—it was an intellectual anger. They could not… comprehend how a species such as us, that had such great potential to do such wonderful and marvelous things, could do such horrible and nightmarish things to one another.”
–Master Sgt. Clifford Stone, ret., who testified that he encountered “gray” aliens while working in a US Army unit that retrieved crashed extraterrestrial vehicles. 2001
“I suspect that we have, indeed, been contacted—perhaps even visited—by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion with the other national powers of the earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public.”
–former CIA official Victor Marchetti quoted in “How the CIA Views the UFO Phenomenon,” Second Look, vol. 1, no. 7. Washington, D.C. 1979.
“We alone cannot take credit for our recent advancement in certain scientific fields. We have been helped.”
–Dr. Herman Oberth, NASA German rocket scientist. When asked to identify the helpers, Oberth replied, “The people of other worlds.”
Imagine the following. You go to a science museum and proceed to the hall of ancient civilizations. There, you walk among scenes of primitive life: crude shelters, fires, and rudimentary handicraft. As you bend close to look at semi-apes with small skulls and big jawbones, a powerful stench overwhelms you. Suddenly, it hits you—this is no ordinary museum. When you approach the displays they turn to life, transporting you to the actual scene of such events: the smoke, the fear and the passions of a cruel but beautiful landscape.
How would you feel?
Your experience would be similar to what aliens might feel when visiting the planet Earth, with one exception. Some aliens could be expected to have advanced to a level that is many times beyond the difference between you and the semi-apes in the museum.
- How could aliens be multiply more advanced than laser surgery, semiconductors and jet flight?
- Wouldn’t they at least sympathize with our literature, our legal institutions and our charity?
They probably would, yet some might be pained to see humans make the same mistakes that they, themselves, made thousands, if not billions of years earlier. They might want to hint at a better way of life. No doubt, some would want to help us evolve more peaceably.