Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a UFO?
For the first time in history, the United States government is admitting to the existence of unexplainable, other-worldly entities, opening up a big can of alien abduction worms that have been dismissed in the past, due to lack of credulity.
It was late in the month of June, 1947, when rancher W.W. “Mac” Brazel discovered pieces of wreckage on his ranch in Lincoln County, New Mexico, located about 75 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico. The debris was so strange that he collected some of the material and took it into town to the county sheriff, George Wilcox. The good sheriff then turned the material over to Colonel William Blanchard, the commanding officer of the Roswell Army Airfield (RAAF).
The following day the RAAF stated, “The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when…the Roswell Army Airfield, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a strange disc…the Roswell Daily Record ran a story about the crash…but US officials quickly reversed themselves on the “flying” saucer claim, stating that the found debris was actually from a weather balloon.” (Janos 2021). (https://history.com/news/roswell-ufo-aliens-what-happened)
Since that time, rumors of dead aliens pulled from the wreckage abound, amid covert operations and elaborate coverups. Very hush hush.
It was the dawn of the Cold War, a time of geopolitical tension that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, and the American people lived in fear of the atomic bomb. The time was rife with undercover spies and treasonous espionage.
It wasn’t until 1994 that Uncle Sam finally came clean and admitted to a coverup concerning the Roswell incident, saying, “…the wreckage came from a spy device created for a until-then classified project called Project Mogul. The device…was designed to float furtively over the USSR, detecting sound waves at a stealth distance…to monitor the Soviet government” (Janos 2021).
Ardolia Jones, a journalism major at Oklahoma City Community College, is a believer in UFOs. Jones confessed to witnessing an orb-shaped ship hovering over his neighborhood in 2003. Jones believes that aliens are piloting these mysterious ships because the way they can maneuver defies the law of physics.
Comparing space exploration to exploration of the deep, dark ocean depths, Jones relayed, “There is a lot we don’t know about what is out there in the universe or the bottom of the ocean because only a little of it has been explored”.
Jones isn’t the only believer here at OCCC. Emily Wheatley is the Division Secretary for Arts, English, and Humanities here on campus, and, although she has never seen a UFO, she said, “I’ve seen Starlinks across the sky at night, and it looked just like UFOs, it was really cool.” Starlinks are part of the constellation of satellites operated by “Starlink”, that provides high-speed internet to remote places.
When asked if she believes that there is life on other planets, Wheatley gave me a conspiratorial smile, and said, emphatically, “Yes, I do”. Perhaps she knows something that we don’t.
On May 17, 2022, for the first time in over 50 years, a House panel held a public congressional hearing on Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs. But they no longer refer to them as UFOs, rather, they are called Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, or UAPs.
Rep. Andre Carson, chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, and Counterproliferation, opened the hearing by saying UAPs “are a potential national security threat, and they need to be treated that way” (https://apple.news/AaEjKphOZQVa02X).
I think we have all seen “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, the science fiction horror story about aliens coming to earth and taking over our bodies, so we pretty much know what we are geared to expect from an alien invasion.
We are all of us familiar with the pear-headed, oblong eyes of the little green men from Mars, and the greys, who hail from a galaxy many, many light years away, with their elongated bodies and pincer-like fingers.
The case of Barney and Betty Hill, probably the most well-known case of alleged alien abductions, led the Air Force to launch “Project Blue Book” – a shadowy initiative that aimed to investigate domestic UFO sightings-and also presented a template for all the UFO abduction stories that followed in the decades to come” (https://allthatsinteresting,com/alien-abductions).
A lot of the victims of alien abductions in the past have been reluctant to recount their experiences, for fear of disbelief and ridicule, now these same victims may at last be able to tell their truths without fear of being dismissed as fruitcakes and crackheads.
Now that our government has admitted to the possibility of alien ships, victims of past alien abductions may be able to shed some light on exactly what these UAPs ultimately want from us lowly earthlings, and as to what lengths they will go to to get it.