So why does UFO disclosure even matter?
Knowledge is power and UFOs are real. Under any circumstances, the time has come for government agencies to declassify UFO-related materials so the public can come to terms with the full scope of the issue and consider the implications. Some countries have already begun to declassify some case files, but so far the United States has not adopted a policy of full UFO disclosure.
Even though some former and current public officials have openly discussed support of the UFO disclosure movement, the official policy still remains that there are no signs of E.T. visits or a UFO cover-up. This is a clear case of official policy contradicting the evidence, and comes across as a direct lie to anyone that has done extensive research on UFOs. Would the government of a country really directly lie to its citizens? (See: Snowden, NSA Scandal).
UFO disclosure matters for a number of reasons, but four come to mind.
- If UFOs are secret government projects ==> That means some technologies have been locked away in classified black projects for nearly seventy years. Based on the reported characteristics of some UFO sightings, these technologies could have profound societal impacts in the areas of propulsion and energy generation, with possibly other applications. So why haven’t we seen these technologies released?
- If some UFOs are extraterrestrial ==> That means we are not alone in the universe and that humans are really one branch of a family that spans the galaxy, possibly the whole universe. This idea could completely redefine what it means to be a citizen of planet Earth. In the famous words of Ronald Reagan, “I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.“
- If UFOs are all psychological or hallucinatory phenomenon ==> We have a major problem on our hands if so many seemingly credible individuals are making astonishing claims about UFO sightings and interaction. Furthermore, this suggestion does not seem to mesh with the many cases of credible UFO sightings corresponding with confirmed radar tracking.
- If UFO researchers are all just con artists ==> Than this is perhaps the greatest single conspiracy of all time to defraud people of the world for….. why exactly? You can argue it’s for the money, but is speaking about UFOs really all that lucrative a profession? And there are also all of those pesky UFO documents that have been declassified through the various government agencies.
In any case, the full truth has been withheld for far too long, and the time for full UFO disclosure is now. The first flying saucer sightings were reported in 1947, with reported sightings of cylindrical and cigar-shaped objects even before that. That means this topic has been shrouded in secrecy for 70+ years without the chance of a true and honest debate by the American people. How can the American people be expected to make the right choices when they don’t even have an understanding of the full scope of the situation?
But even if it turns out that somehow magically UFOs are somehow just hallucinatory, is believing that there are technologies that exceed our current understanding of physics really a bad thing?
Recently, there have been some promising developments that suggest it may be possible to travel faster than the speed of light. The Alcubierre Warp Drive concept would basically manipulate spacetime in a way that effectively allows you to travel faster than the speed of light while staying consistent with Einstein’s theories of relativity. Perhaps the 100-Year Starship Plan, whose stated goal is to achieve the technologies needed for interstellar travel within the next 100 years, will make use of this concept to achieve its objective. Full UFO disclosure could possibly help us reach these goals even faster.
We haven’t even discussed the reports of direct misinformation that has allegedly been spread by agents to mislead the public and destroy the credibility of genuine UFO researchers. I guess it is not too far of a stretch from another Edward Snowden document leak that suggest disinformation is a part of the game plan. Nor does this include potential psychological implications of denying the truth and flat out lying for so long. What are the benefits of such a policy?
At least some public officials are still advocating for UFO disclosure and there are several growing movements with a powerful message. At a 2002 press conference, John Podesta, former Obama campaign director and Clinton White House Chief, spoke out in support of UFO disclosure. He stated he did so because “the American people, quite frankly, can handle the truth…”
In closing, UFO disclosure matters because there are profound technological and societal benefits to full transparency, and the benefits of the current system of secrecy are uncertain. We do know there are potentially some profound societal costs under the existing system, however. If the official policy is to cover up and/or deny many UFO incidents, there may be some psychological impacts as well.
So do you think UFO disclosure will ever happen? If so, when?