So here is a random topic for you.
I have been doing a little bit of brushing up on all topics (some nonsense, some not so much) over on Netflix the last couple of weeks. And when I say brushing up, I merely mean watching documentaries on some or other topic that takes my fancy on the day. I've watched 'Supersize me' (again) and the one about our planet, looking back from 2055 and how we managed to destroy the earth with our continuous overuse of its natural minerals/gases and our huge carbon footprint that's basically killing everything. There was 'The Bridge' which was absolutely fascinating, which is about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco that is on record as being the site with the most suicides in the world and there are quite a few others that I won't go into detail , but the one that I want to blog about is the one that I watched last night entitled 'I Know What I Saw'
Its about people who claim to have seen UFO's. The thing about this documentary, is it doesn't interview regular guys on the street. It interviews Army Captains, Pilots, Senators and people we would consider rational and of important standing. All these people have actually seen something. In 2008 (not 100% sure of the year) there was a conference held in Washington DC where all these people came together and told their story and this 1.5 hour documentary goes to show (and re-enact) what happened in most cases. It does talk to some regular citizens too - there was this particular case is Arizona a few years back where 100's of people saw something in the sky that nobody could explain yet the US Government tried to explain it away as a joke and basically couldn't answer (or wouldn't).
There was one story of a pilot in the Iranian army who flew up in his fighter jet and tried to shoot at one and then explains what happened next. In almost all cases, there is someone else to backup the story of the one who is telling it.
In most cases, there seemed to be 2 particular themes. One, the craft was huge and boomerang (triangular) shaped. It made absolutely no noise. (In some cases the craft was mere inches away from the witness). It travelled with such speed that if you blinked your eye, it would be gone and was able to make 90 degree turns in an instant. When I say huge, one person described it as been big enough for commercial aircraft to land on it. This one seemed to be the more common of the two. The other was cigar (or rectangular) shaped. All accounts of these were that they were very high in the sky and were seen by commercial aircraft.
There is video and photo evidence to back up many of the stories too.
Not one of them spoke of actually making contact with any alien beings.
Now, what the host of the documentary said many times was that in 95% of cases, most could be explained away as man-made, or lies, or something that could be explained thereby making them non UFO. But that there remained 5% of cases that were simply this. Unexplained.
With the freedom of Information act much documentation has now become available in archives and elsewhere around the world where what was once considered 'Classified' is now available for anyone to see. It also appears that many countries are now preferring to cease keeping accounts like this secret (France being one of them) and on interviewing a Gentleman who works for France's equivalent of NASA, he freely admits that there is something unexplained out there.
So what do you think? I have always openly admitted that I do believe there is something out there even though I have never seen anything strange in the skies myself. I have always said that I feel it would be arrogant of us to assume that we are the only intelligent life form in the entire universe - and we cannot even fathom how huge the universe is. Or, could it be more like what a colleague of mine suggested today, that various world governments were constantly developing new and improved craft/technology in case they needed to defend themselves in a war, hence keeping it secret from the world?
He claimed, that if there was intelligent life out there, why haven't they made contact with us yet. Good point I guess. But then I asked him, how do you know they haven't already? It would make sense to keep things such as this secret from the population. Could you imagine the mass hysteria if we knew there was a life form out there, infinitely more advanced than us, that could wipe us out if they so choose? If I was the Powers-That-Be, I would certainly have to think long and hard before I admitted such a thing to the masses.
Just my thoughts...
But what about you, do you believe?