UFOs... Are We Alone?
By Charles Hopkins
Published 01/2/2008 | Science and Technology
UFO (Unidentified Flying Object.) Just the mention of those three
little letters spreads fear, wonder or laughter. Seems either you
believe it or not, there is no middle ground.
Have you ever wondered why? What is it about UFOs that holds us so mesmerized?
Ever since the time of Alexander the Great in 329 BC, sighting of
unexplained lights and objects in the sky have been reported. In 1235
AD, the Japanese army spoke of strange lights in the nighttime sky,
more lights were seen in Nuremberg, Germany and pilots in WWII noted
lights dancing amongst both the Allied and Axis aircraft.
These WWII sightings gave rise to the term UFO (Unidentified Flying
Object) and saw governments worldwide gathering thousands of accounts
documenting UFO sightings and close encounters.
As the number of sightings grew, a new study arose called UFOlogy
otherwise known as the scientific investigation and classification of
unidentified flying objects.
Not only did eyewitnesses report sightings, some even reported
being abducted and studied, being implanted with objects or having
objects removed from their bodies, even impregnated (although this has
never been proven).
Perhaps the most famous incident of a UFO sighting, Roswell New
Mexico, has brought with it accusations of a government cover up,
accounts of men in black threatening those who spoke out about what
they saw, and especially in the past few years, a rise in public
interest of the events.
Why does the mention of UFOs stir such an interest with us? Is it
the curiosity about the technology? If these aliens can travel through
space at such speeds, what else do they have?
If we can prove that there is intelligent life out there, it would
help to answer one of life's greatest mysteries... are we alone?
Besides the wonder that UFOs bring with them, there is also the
fear factor. We've all seen the cattle mutilations, heard the stories
of humans being experimented on and left sick or dying. What else can
Despite all of the proof that UFOs exist, there are still thousands
if not millions of people across the globe that scoff whenever the
subject emerges. These skeptics will tell you that these accounts are
made up to gain attention or that they are coerced (especially if made
Photographs also no longer offer proof of UFO sightings. They can
be digitally manufactured easily by using a computer and a drawing
No matter what your position on the idea of UFOs, you cannot
dismiss the fact that there have been and continue to be reports of
strange happenings throughout the world and these will always cause
wonder and amazement among us.