Secret Access: UFOs On The Record
UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record



 
Secret Access: UFOs On The Record
UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record

 
UFOs constitute a widespread international cultural phenomenon of the last 60 years and nuclear weapons appear to be the major factor behind the beginnings of UFO sightings. Gallup polls rank UFOs near the top of lists for subjects of widespread recognition.

There has been little mainstream scientific study of UFOs, and the topic has received little serious attention or support in mainstream scientific literature therefore scientists are of little help.

Most governments appear to be suppressing some knowledge of UFOs but it is currently unknown how much information governments may have about this topic.

It is believed that governments are suppressing this information because of fears of lack of power. In other words, most governments appear to be sweeping the topic under the rug.


Some believe the earliest documentation of alien visitation to Earth exists in prehistoric cave paintings and petroglyphs, where drawings of strange humanoid figures feature distinctively non-human attributes and anatomy, including helmets and other accoutrements too advanced to be from the ancient world.

Arguably, this is the first evidence in what would become a centuries-long worldwide enigma that has exploded into popular culture, but has yielded little tangible proof.

From the prehistoric drawings through the Roswell incident, reports of strange and unexplainable sightings in the skies have become part of an unofficial historic record.

With the proliferation of video and photo technology in the modern era, reports of these events along with visual evidence have only increased.

95% of UFO sightings are false, resulting either from misidentification or deliberate hoaxes. But the other 5% cannot be dismissed; SECRET ACCESS: UFOS ON THE RECORD focuses on those 5%.

Based on the newly published book UFO's: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, this two-hour special explores sightings that are supported by numerous creditable sources, from Air Force and commercial pilots, FAA officials, investigators, military Generals and NASA officials as well as hard data: photos, film, radar and audio recordings.

This evidence presents a startling look at the very real possibility of alien visitation.


The extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH) is the hypothesis that some unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are best explained as being extraterrestrial life or non-human aliens from other planets occupying physical spacecraft visiting Earth.

The early 1950s also saw a number of movies depicting flying saucers and aliens, including The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The War of the Worlds, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), and Forbidden Planet (1956). Despite this, public belief in ETH seems to have remained low during the early 1950s, even among those reporting UFOs.

A poll published in Popular Science magazine, in August 1951, showed that 52% of UFO witnesses questioned believed that they had seen a man-made aircraft, while only 4% believed that they had seen an alien craft. However, an additional 28% were uncertain, with more than half of these stating they believed they were either man-made aircraft or "visitors from afar."

Thus the total number of UFO witnesses who considered the ETH viable was approximately 20%.

 
Reports of UFOs have occurred for many years and it is believed that many reports of UFOs have been suppressed by various organizations.

The tactics used to suppress the UFO phenomenon are: removing or destroying evidence, ridicule, threats and by controlling money.

It is also possible that some truths have been purposely mixed with lies to further cloud the UFO phenomenon.


"There is scientific evidence that strange objects are circling our planet. It is lamentable that governments have drawn a veil of secrecy around this matter."

–– Professor Gabriel Alvial, Cerro Calan Observatory, quoted by Reuters on August 26, 1965


Within a few years, belief in ETH had increased due to the activities of people such as retired U.S. Marine Corp officer Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, who campaigned to raise public awareness of the UFO phenomena.

By 1957, 25% of Americans responded that they either believed, or were willing to believe, in ETH, while 53% responded that they weren't (though a majority of these respondents indicated they thought UFOs to be real but of earthly origin). 22% said that they were uncertain.

During this time, the ETH also fragmented into distinct camps, each believing slightly different variations of the hypothesis.

The "contactees" of the early 1950s said that the "space brothers" they met were peaceful and benevolent, but by the mid-1960s, a number of alleged Alien abductions; including that of Betty and Barney Hill, and of the apparent mutilation of cattle cast the ETH in more sinister terms.

Opinion polls indicate that public belief in the ETH has continued to rise since then. For example, a 1997 Gallup poll of the U.S. public indicated that 87% knew about UFOs, 48% believed them to be real (vs. 33% who thought them to be imaginary), and 45% believed they had visited Earth.

Similarly a Roper poll from 2002 found 56% thought UFOs to be real and 48% thought they had visited Earth. Polls also indicate that the public believes even more strongly that the government is suppressing evidence about UFOs. For example, in both the cited Gallup and Roper polls, the figure was about 80%.