Fatima Bader Professor Henry Eng1010 Spring 2014 UFOs: Are They Real? UFOs, what are they? Where do they come from? Just about everyone in the world has heard of people witnessing strange things in the sky, or stories about people being abducted by aliens. UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) are not a recent phenomenon; they have taken place in literature, films, television, and even in the bible, when prophet Ezekiel said that he saw a great cloud with flashing lights surrounded by a bright light, and the middle looked like a glowing metal.
Extraterrestrial Visitation - The Truth is Out There Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's...a UFO?! For many years, the question of extraterrestrial visitation is one that has puzzled everyone from the media crazed public to the most ingenious scientists.
Do UFO's Exist or Not For half a century the subject of UFO has been discussed by scientists, ecologists, politicians, and common people around the world. It seems paradoxical, but the main question of their discussion concerns existence or non-existence of UFO itself, so many people is not sure that the very subject of their debate really exists. I share the opinion of those who do not believe in UFO saying that this phenomenon has not been scientifically proved, and everything its adherents operates is conjecture and fantasy, and disconnected stories of those who allegedly have seen UFO are far from scientific explanation of the event. On the one hand, the very name UFO, which stands for Unidentified Flying Object uncovers the truth. Eyewitnesses do not know what exactly they have seen.
The first reason that is going to be addressed, is the secrecy and Government coverup of UFOs. "National Security Agency, or NSA, an acronym often assumed by insiders to mean 'NEVER SAY ANYTHING' , (Stacey 40) " has been blamed for millions of UFO governmental cover-ups around the nation. "Our problem is with government secrecy, because it widens the gap between citizens and the government, making it much more difficult to participate in the democratic process (Stacey 40)," says Steven Aftergood while addressing UFO secrecy. The UFO enigma, or as it is formerly know as the "'Cosmic Watergate' : the ongoing cover-up of the government's knowledge about extraterrestrial UFOs and their terrestrial activities (Stacey 36)" is believed to be started during the Nixon administration, which is still under alot of scrutiny. The Nixon Administration also established the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] in the 1970s', it opened the door to alot of truth and more coverups. "
At least 90% of UFO sightings can be identified as conventional objects, Although time consuming investigations are necessary for such identification. The objects most often mistaken for UFOs are bright planets and stars, peculiar clouds, birds, aircraft, balloons, kites, aerial flares, meteors and satellites. Between 1647 to 1969 at total of 12,618 reports have been received concerning unidentified flying objects, of which 701 of the reports (5.6 percent) were listed as unexplained. Some people claim that they have been abducted by extraterrestrials. A Harvard professor has taken these "abductees" and puts them in a hypnotic trans.
However, do you believe that thousands of crop circles could be created every year by hoaxers? Similar to crop circles, UFO sightings are also controversial. Many pictures are easily faked with basic photography. Are all of the enormous number of pictures, video footage and sightings fake? Do you believe that none of the evidence collected related to extraterrestrial activity is legitimate?
There is one incident in particular that really hits home when talking about the subject, the UFO incident of Roswell, New Mexico. Around June 25th, 1947 a pilot, Ken Arnold had reported strange objects in the sky while flying near Mt. Rainer, Washington. He stated that they flew like "saucers being skipped over water." This was where the term "Flying Saucers" derived from.
The Effects of UFO's on People Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO's) or flying saucers. The effects of extra terrestrial sightings can have an adverse effect on people if influenced the wrong way. No solid proof has shown that UFO's are real, but many sightings cannot be proven otherwise.
“It 's highly unlikely we 're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the next two decades.” (Gates) With all these compelling theories and stories it’s hard not to believe that there is extraterrestrial life somewhere out in the universe amongst the billions of stars. While some may still be skeptical about life outside earth or they just fear the thought of creatures unlike humans roaming the universe it’s unlikely that we are not alone in this world. Aliens are something that is becoming more realistic with all the evidence and encounters people are reporting. It’s a fact of life we are not the only things floating along in this universe.
Or a group of Teenage pranksters somehow built a catapult that launched a huge metal Acorn across 6 different states? With this in mind surely it is not hard to believe that: Aliens, Do, Exist. We may never know what lays beyond our night sky. It may be nothing, or our Government may be hiding everything from us, perhaps our President is behind these cases as well. This is the mystery that will trouble us for generations, but using evidence such as the LA shooting back in World War II, It is easy to gleam that: Aliens, Do, Exist.