Ufo\'s: Fact Or Myth?


Deep Throat: A military UFO? Mr. Mulder, why are those like yourself, who believe in the existence of extra terrestrial life on this Earth, not dissuaded by all the evidence to the contrary? Mulder: Because, all the evidence to the contrary, is not entirely dissuasive. Deep Throat: Precisely. Mulder: They\'re here, aren\'t they? Deep Throat: Mr. Mulder, they\'ve been here for a long, long time. Said on the hit show The X-Files. Writ. And prod. Chris Carter (FOX)
Radars pick up strange signals everyday and some of the spacecraft are not recognizable. Are there strange crafts from outer space carrying little green men, or are they special government crafts, remained to be kept a secret? Maybe both. Who really knows for sure?
UFO\'s, unidentified flying objects, are a curiosity to all of us, even if you don\'t believe they exist. UFO\'s first appeared over 103 years ago. (Andy 28) A craft apparently crashed into a windmill tower and exploded in Aurora, Texas. Some of the material that was recovered had strange hieroglyphic symbols on it. Since 1897, there have been thousands of sightings all over the world. From California to New Zealand and Sicily.
The most famous crash in UFO history was the crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, in which an Army base issued a press release saying it had found a flying disk. (Fox 48) There are about 500 residents who are still living who reportedly witnessed the alleged alien spacecraft crash in New Mexico. The Army originally said the Roswell incident was the result of a radar reflector from a weather balloon hitting the Earth. (Associated Press A.6)
The government later admitted the explanation was false, but refused to say what had happened. Five bodies were removed from the craft and they were described as small with large heads with skin an orange/yellow color. The Army found strange debris which consisted of a foil like substance, balsa wood like beams, and a strange sort of string, which the sheep would not go near. (Andy 30)
Forty-nine percent of the people polled in a current Life poll think that the U.S. Government is withholding information from the public about the existence of UFO\'s. (Fox 56) The U.S. Government has been trying to debunk any existence of UFO\'s. There have been hundreds of requests made by the government in order to learn more about these alleged UFO\'s, for instance, the Freedom of Information Act Requests, which have requested all documents pertaining to Unidentified Flying Objects or the UFO phenomenon and all documents pertaining to Unidentified Aerial Objects, or UAO\'s. (Greenwald 3)
Have you ever had memory lapses? Strange markings on your body you\'ve never seen before? You might have the symptoms of an alien abductee. Many psychiatrists think alien abduction is actually sleep paralysis, hundreds claim they\'ve had experiences similar to alien abduction. (Fox 54) People who have actually claimed that they have been abducted, don\'t think that\'s always the case.
On November 5, 1975, a group of loggers who were exploring the mountains of northern Arizona observed a strange, bright light in the sky. They drove closer, to take a closer look at the craft. One of the loggers, Travis Walton, got out of the truck and as he walked toward the object, he was struck by a beam of light.
His friend, Mike Rogers, thought that he was dead and fled in fear. After driving for a short distance, the other workers in the truck forced him to go back and look for Travis. When they got there, there was no sign of the object or Travis. They reported the encounter to the police the next day and the police thought that they had made up the story to cover-up the murder of Travis Walton. For five days, the authorities mounted a manhunt in search of Travis or his body. The police requested that the men take a polygraph test to clear their names. The first test was inconclusive, but the second said that they were, in fact, telling the truth. (Kosmo 5)
On November 10th, five days after the abduction, Travis\'s brother-in-law received a phone call from Travis and he went to pick him up a few miles outside of the town of Heber. When he found him, he was naked,