UFOs: We Are Not Alone


OUTLINE

I. THINGS IN THE SKY
A. THE FIRST DOCUMENTED SIGHTING
B. THE FEVER SPREADS
1. PILOT ENCOUNTERS
2. THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY

II. DENTS IN THE EARTH

III. UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENON
A. THE WRITING ON THE WALL
B. GEODES

IV. WHAT ABOUT RELIGION?
A. THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE
B. THE ANCIENT GREEKS
C. THE AMERICAN INDIAN

V. CONCLUSION


WE ONCE BELIEVED THAT THE EARTH IS THE ONLY PLANET IN THE UNIVERSE THAT
SUPPORTS LIFE. TODAY THERE IS OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT NOT ONLY SUGGESTS, BUT
SUPPORTS THE VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT WE MAY SHARE THE UNIVERSE WITH OTHER
INTELLIGENT BEINGS.
ON JUNE 24TH, 1947, WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE REMAINS OF A DOWNED MARINE
C-46 TRANSPORT LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE MOUNT RANIER AREA, A YOUNG IDAHOAN
BUSINESSMAN NAMED KENNETH ARNOLD SPOTTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD CHANGE HIS LIFE
FOREVER. JUST NORTH OF HIS POSITION FLYING AT AN ALTITUDE OF 9,500 FEET AND AN
UNPRECEDENTED AIRSPEED OF 1,700 MPH HE SPOTTED NINE CIRCULAR AIRCRAFT FLYING IN
FORMATION AND ACCORDING TO HIS ESTIMATE THE AIRCRAFT WERE APPROXIMATELY THE SIZE
OF A DC-4 AIRLINER ( JACKSON 4).
THIS ACCOUNT WAS THE FIRST SIGHTING TO EVER RECEIVE A GREAT DEAL OF
MEDIA ATTENTION. THIS SIGHTING GAVE BIRTH TO THE PHRASE "FLYING SAUCER" COINED
BY A REPORTER NAMED BILL BEGRETTE. ALTHOUGH NOT THE FIRST UFO SIGHTING IN
HISTORY, KENNETH ARNOLDS ACCOUNT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE FIRST DOCUMENTED UFO
SIGHTING. THE FOLLOWING DAY MR. ARNOLD DISCOVERED THAT IN ADDITION TO HIS
SIGHTING THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHERS IN THE MOUNT RANIER AREA THAT SAME DAY
(JACKSON 6).
WHEN MOST OF US THINK OF UFO SIGHTINGS, WE PICTURE AN UNEMPLOYED, HALF-
CRAZED, ALCOHOLIC HICK LIVING IN A TRAILER PARK IN THE MIDDLE OF SMALL TOWN, USA.
OFTEN TIMES THIS DESCRIPTION, ALTHOUGH A LITTLE EXAGGERATED, SEEMS TO FIT
FAIRLY WELL. IN THE PAST, WHEN THE AVERAGE PERSON SPOTTED A UFO THEY WERE
QUICKLY DISCOUNTED AS A KOOK OR CON-ARTIST IN SEARCH OF EITHER ATTENTION OR
MONETARY REWARD. IT WASN\'T UNTIL MORE REPUTABLE FIGURES IN OUR SOCIETY BEGAN TO
COME FORWARD THAT WE STARTED LOOKING AT THIS ISSUE A LITTLE MORE SERIOUSLY. AN
ARTICLE WRITTEN IN 1957, ENTITLED " STRANGE LIGHTS OVER GRENADA" WRITTEN BY
AIME\' MICHEL DESCRIBES JUST SUCH AN ACCOUNT:

AT 10:35 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER THE 4TH, 1957, CPT. FERREIRA ORDERED HIS WING TO
ABANDON A PLANNED EXERCISE AND EXECUTE A 50 DEGREE TURN TO PORT. FERREIRA WAS
ATTEMPTING TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS BRILLIANT, PULSATING
LIGHT HANGING LOW OVER THE HORIZON. WHEN THE TURN WAS COMPLETED HE NOTICED THAT
THE OBJECT HAD TURNED TOO. IT WAS STILL DIRECTLY OVER HIS LEFT. THERE WAS
ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT THE ORANGE LIGHT WAS SHADOWING THE F-84S. FOR ANOTHER
10 MINUTES, IT FOLLOWED THE JETS WITHOUT CHANGING DIRECTION OR APPEARANCE. THE
PILOTS WATCHED AS FOUR SMALL YELLOW DISCS BROKE AWAY FROM THE LARGE RED OBJECT
AND TOOK UP A FORMATION ON EITHER SIDE OF IT. ALL AT ONCE THE LARGE LUMINOUS
DISC SHOT VERTICALLY UPWARD WHILE THE SMALLER DISCS SHOT STRAIGHT TOWARDS THE F-
84S. IN AN INSTANT THE FLAT DISC SPED OVERHEAD IN A HAZY BLUR AND VANISHED.
WHEN CPT. FERRIERA WAS QUESTIONED BY PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE INVESTIGATORS, HE WAS
QUOTED AS SAYING: "PLEASE DON\'T COME OUT WITH THE OLD EXPLANATION THAT WE WERE
BEING CHASED BY THE PLANET VENUS, WEATHER BALLOONS, OR FREAK ATMOSPHERIC
CONDITIONS. WHAT WE SAW UP THERE WAS REAL AND INTELLIGENTLY CONTROLLED AND IT
SCARED THE HELL OUT OF US. (32)

THIS IS ONLY ONE OF LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF PILOT ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN
DOCUMENTED AND CROSS VERIFIED BY OTHER SOURCES. TO DATE THE PORTUGUESE
GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN NO OFFICIAL POSITION AS TO WHAT THE LUMINOUS DISCS WERE.
THE UNITED STATES HAS HAD MORE THAN IT\'S FAIR SHARE OF UNEXPLAINED
AERIAL OBJECTS. IN FEBRUARY OF 1960 THE N.A.A.D.S. (NORTH AMERICAN AIR DEFENSE
SYSTEM) SPOTTED A SATELLITE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN ORBITING THE EARTH. THEY KNEW
THAT IT WASN\'T A SOVIET SATELLITE BECAUSE IT WAS ORBITING PERPENDICULAR TO THE
TRAJECTORY PRODUCED BY A SOVIET LAUNCH. IT ALSO HAD A MASS ESTIMATED AT 15
METRIC TONS, NO EVIDENCE OF BOOSTER ROCKETS AND TRAVELED AT SPEED THREE TIMES
FASTER THAN ANY KNOWN SATELLITE. THE SATELLITE ORBITED FOR TWO WEEKS AND
DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE. BEFORE ITS DISAPPEARANCE, THE OBJECT WHICH
APPEARED TO GIVE OFF A RED GLOW, WAS PHOTOGRAPHED OVER NEW YORK SEVERAL TIMES
(JACKSON 19).
LIGHTS IN THE SKY AREN\'T THE ONLY EVIDENCE THAT SUGGESTS WE MAY HAVE
COSMIC COMPANY. IN THE BOOK "A HISTORY OF UFO CRASHES," THE AUTHOR KEVIN D.
RANDAL GIVES DETAILED ACCOUNTS OF NUMEROUS UFO CRASHES IN HISTORY. PERHAPS THE
MOST