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UFO Institute Has Chapter In Colorado Springs

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 09:10:27 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 09:10:27 -0500
Subject: UFO Institute Has Chapter In Colorado Springs

Source: KXRM-TV FOX21 - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA



UFO Institute Has Chapter In Colorado Springs

Reported by Rachel Regalado


Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs and their alien pioneers
have been a popular topic of discussion for thousands of years.
The mystery and wonder that surrounds them has left many
wondering if they really exist. And there is one place in
southern Colorado that is exploring the options.

Talent, science-fiction movies, books, and comics were extremely
popular 50 years ago. But now with modern technology and space
travel it has become harder to believe in the existence of
another life form living in the stars. Not everyone is ready to
give up on the existence of aliens and one international
organization is coming to Colorado Springs to help keep the
mystery alive.

A few believers share their thoughts and stories with FOX21

"What I saw was not a helicopter. It was to far away to tell
what it really was."

"It's pretty unexplainable. It's just one of things you have to
experience it."

"It's that fascinating mystery, the big answer we all want to
get solved."

"It's one of those things, you never will be ready for it, it
will just happen to you."

"I think there is something out there, I do. I am convinced of

On a quiet Tuesday night UFO enthusiasts and curious on-lookers
gather to talk about the "unknown." UFOs, aliens, extra-
terrestrials, flying saucers, and crop circles are the topics of
discussion. These are members of the UFO Institute. Lieutenant
Colonel Steve Alexander is the founder and leader of this
Colorado Springs chapter. He said, "We are international and
much bigger than a club in Colorado Springs."

Originally founded in the early 90's, Alexander is back from his
military duties and is ready to once again night watch and star
gaze. He said, "I was always fascinated with life on Mars, the
War of the Worlds thing and it just stayed with me." On this
clear night members wear their UFO Institute hats proudly as
they discuss recent UFO sightings and personal experiences with
"unidentified flying objects." For many this is more than fact
versus fiction. Scott Leedye is also with the UFO Institute
International. He said, "There was green and red lights in the
sky and no it wasn't the echo of police cars coming after us. So
it was pretty unexplainable."

Others share similar stories of UFO sightings and encounters,
but not all believe. The United States Air Force conducted a
study from 1947 to 1969 called project blue Book. For 22 years
over 12,000 UFO sightings were studied and analyzed. 700 of
which were deemed un-identified. The project closed its doors in
1969. Their conclusions were as follows: "There has been no
evidence indicating that sightings categorized as "unidentified"
are extraterrestrial vehicles."

Many do not agree. "I would like to know what NORAD sees each
night at 200,000 feet above the planet going on." NORAD could
not comment on the project or UFOs in general. Some of the
analysis and data from the study can be found on the Federal
Bureau of Investigations website. Some of which is blacked out
from public view. "Unless someone is sneaking out information in
full camo, belly crawling all the way I doubt they will get us
any information any time soon."

So the mystery remains open, although Alexander said for some it
is not a mystery. "There will be people in our group who believe
they have been abducted." Fact or fiction, UFOs remain a
popular topic of interest and discussion. All that is left to
ask is do you believe?

Alexander said everyone is welcome to join the UFO Institute.
For more information you can e-mail Steve at

The group meets at the Police Operations Center on the third
Tuesday of every month.

For more information on Project Blue Book click on the link


Updated by Kelly Brown


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