From: Robert Hastings <ufohastings.nul> Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:19:55 -0500 (EST) Archived: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:22:11 -0500 Subject: UFOs And Nukes - Chapter 8 Re: Did Unknown Intruders Erase ICBM Target Codes? It seems that the report generated some legitimate discussion. I would like to respond by posting a few excerpts from my book - rather than re-inventing the wheel, which I don't have time to do. I will begin by inserting the first installment below. Its relevant to one of Kathy Kasten's first questions on this particular thread. I will begin organizing a couple more installments, probably signifcantly shorter than the one below, and forward those later today. Robert UFOs And Nukes - Chapter 8 Visitors In situations where irrefutable, empirical evidence for a given point of view has yet to materialize, one is still permitted to express an opinion, or propose a hypothesis about the topic at hand, as long as one has extensively researched that topic. In a previous chapter, I attempted to objectively describe the UFO phenomenon, as it has been reported and recorded over the past six decades. Here, however, I openly express my own opinion about the nature of the UFO enigma, and begin with one fundamental premise: Based on the available data, limited though it may be, the phenomenon which has confronted and confounded us for so long, can best be explained as encounters with beings from another world or, perhaps, many worlds. Indeed, if nothing else, the radar data alone suggest that this scenario has merit. I defy anyone to present verifiable evidence that the U.S. government, or any other government, was flying an aircraft in 1952 which could travel thousands of miles per hour, instantly make a right-angle turn, then continue on its way, unfazed by the impossibly violent maneuver. All of those things actually occurred in July of that year - more than once - and were verified by expert radar operators during the now-famous UFO over flights of Washington D.C. At the time, the Chief Civil Aeronautics Administration Air Traffic Controller at National Airport, Harry Barnes, publicly confirmed that multiple radar tracks of unknown targets had correlated exactly with pilot reports of various UFOs' positions and flight paths. Barnes further confirmed that the UFOs had performed literally 90-degree turns, as well as 180-degree course changes - that is, instantaneous reversals of their direction of flight, with no turn per se. No known aircraft is capable of these feats, even today, nearly 60 years later. However they were achieved, it appears as if gravitational and inertial forces were suspended, resulting in no adverse effects to the craft or their presumed pilots. If this were not enough, one of the UFOs over Washington D.C. was tracked as it traveled at 7,000 miles per hour! At the time, the fastest American and Russian jet fighters could fly just under 700 m.p.h. Although there now might be an experimental aircraft at some secret base in Nevada capable of these fantastic speeds and maneuvers, in 1952, humans had not yet built such a craft. After all, if we, or the Soviet Union, or any other nation, had our own UFOs decades ago - which were capable of executing right- angle turns at 1000 m.p.h., or instantaneously hovering in mid- air - why would we, or they, continue to manufacture fixed-wing aircraft which require, in some cases, a half-mile to turn in the air, and really long runways to roll to a stop? Moreover, if either the U.S. or the Soviets possessed an advanced aircraft of the type that over flew the nation's capital in 1952 then, at some point during the nearly 50-year- long Cold War, that aircraft would have certainly been unveiled in the most menacing manner possible, just as each country periodically flaunted its latest nuclear weapon systems, during that anxious era's recurring episodes of mutual saber- rattling. If either of the superpowers had an aircraft that could travel thousands of miles per hour, and literally fly rings around the other's own airplanes, neither government would have waited until the nukes started falling to reveal such a weapon. Instead - if an American or a Russian UFO actually existed - the government possessing it most likely would have hoped that merely revealing its existence would be so intimidating that the enemy would stand down and reevaluate his own plans for nuclear war. In an alternate, far more harrowing scenario, a superpower's UFOs, if they existed, could have been used preemptively, as a low-altitude platform to deliver nuclear bombs. Such an unexpected first strike - involving neither ICBMs, whose launch would be detected by long-range radar, nor high-altitude strategic bombers which would also be tracked - could have potentially neutralized the other's ability to launch its own nuclear weapons. Therefore, a nation possessing UFOs might conceivably be immune from nuclear attack. In any event, neither the "flaunt-your-stuff" nor the "hit-'em- first" scenario ever played out during the Cold War era, providing additional evidence, in my view, that the mysterious intruders we call UFOs are not advanced manmade aircraft. Whatever their actual origin, the objects over Washington D.C. in 1952 were explained away by the U.S. Air Force as optical illusions and false radar returns caused by a weather phenomenon known as "temperature inversion." However, this official explanation, hastily issued by public relations personnel at the Pentagon - and undoubtedly designed to calm public anxiety - was empirically discredited by meteorologists long ago. Therefore, given the validity of the still-unexplained and utterly amazing radar data - in this, and hundreds of other UFO tracking cases - I suggest that bona fide UFOs are most likely craft piloted by beings from one or more technologically- advanced civilizations in our galaxy. Not knowing the motivations of these beings, it is difficult to tag them with a label. Are they explorers? Scientists? Conquerors? Saviors? Or only nosy neighbors? For the moment, let's just call them visitors. If they are indeed here and intend to reveal themselves to us one day, humankind will have entered into a new era, from which there would be no going back. Childhood's End, as one author aptly called it. To say that the changes would be profound is an understatement. To truly know, once and for all, that humankind is not alone in the universe would transform every one of humanity's collective self- concepts, in addition to providing the long-sought, elusive answer to anyone who has ever looked up at the stars and wondered about the existence of other worlds. However, there are also other, less mystical considerations. If proof of alien visitation is realized, there will also be immediate and quite possibly dire consequences: For example, will the public panic, in every country? Even if only one in a hundred did so, that's still a lot of humans running amok. Will Wall Street and other financial markets crash, and banks fail, as people rushed to withdraw their money while awaiting further developments? Will other catastrophic consequences, even short- lived ones, cause human civilization to teeter on the brink? We simply do not know. The assumption that Earth is being visited by aliens immediately requires that one go back to basics and ask several fundamental questions: Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they get here? Why would they want to visit? Why have they not completely revealed themselves to us and, if they ever do, what will the reality of their existence and presence here mean to humankind? Of course, there are even more questions: Are the beings piloting the UFOs from more than one planet? If so, do they all have the same agenda, regarding humans? If not, should we welcome one race but fear another? If all of this were not enough to ponder, given our own cutting-edge theories about the cosmos - involving parallel universes and other exotic concepts - we may also have to ask whether the visitors are from our own physical realm or possibly from another dimension of reality about which we have no knowledge. Many questions, but no answers as yet. It seems evident that we will not have those answers until the visitors themselves provide them. A coordinated announcement by world governments, regarding the reality of extraterrestrial visitation, would start the ball rolling. However, even if such an announcement were to occur at some point, we may be disappointed to learn that our leaders know little more about the precise origins and motivations of the visitors than does the person on the street. At the very least, one would think that the U.S. government might share some of its classified information on UFOs, however limited its value, in conjunction with such a dramatic public announcement. On the other hand, that information might conceivably exacerbate public anxiety, rather than helping to alleviate it. If this were judged to be the case, then much of what our government, and other governments, know about UFOs might remain hidden indefinitely. Of course, we cannot rule out the possibility that some other government would be more forthcoming than our own, despite the discord this might cause. Nevertheless, given Washington's pronounced lack of candor on UFOs thus far, this particular scenario is entirely likely. After all, since when has any policy ever been completely agreed upon by every major power on Earth? The policy relating to the disclosure of the presence of aliens will probably be no different. Regardless of the imponderables, including what world governments may or may not know or do in the future, I argue that a public, grassroots effort must be made in the interim to understand - as best as possible, using the data gathered so far - the nature and intentions of those who pilot the UFOs. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. 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