Unidentified Flying Objects

Unidentified Flying Objects

Unidentified Flying Objects

Unidentified Flying Objects

UFO stands for unidentified flying object. A UFO is an object that is sighted in the sky that appears to be abnormal, unusual and cannot be identified as a recognizable object by the observer.

A UFO can be anything that is readily unidentifiable. UFOs are objects that tend to have characteristic and qualities that are unfamiliar and remarkable. They may come in unusual shapes and possess incredible speed, bright light and are able move with agility. Many objects reported as UFOs in the first instance turn out to be identifiable objects, but there are reported sightings of UFOs that are indeed objects that cannot be identified.

The actual term ‘UFO’ is quite new and was first used in 1952 to describe these objects sighted in the sky. Often they have been termed ‘flying saucers’ or ‘flying disks’, due to the appearance of some sighted UFOS,  and alien spacecraft, because of their qualities that make them appear not to be from Earth. Back in the late 19th century and early 20th century sightings of UFOs were reported as ‘mystery airships’, and during World War II the term ‘foo fighters’ was used to describe UFOs by American fighter pilots.

Each year, there are many UFO sightings. The first most publicized sighting of a UFO happened in the United States in 1947 and was reported by Kenneth Arnold, a private pilot. In fact, it was from this incident that the terms ‘flying saucer’ came to the fore to describe UFOs. Many of reported UFO sightings turned out to be mistaken and they turn out to be a man-made object or a natural phenomenon. They turn out to be aircraft, balloons, and different types of clouds, light phenomena like mirages, meteors, comets and planets viewed from afar in the sky. Some UFO sightings can also be the result of hoaxes.

However, there are a small yet still significant number of UFO sightings that have not been explained, and are indeed reports of Unidentified Flying Objects. There at about 5 to 20 per cent of sightings reported that are yet unexplained. Many reports of sightings are from trained observers including pilots and military personnel.  The number of UFO sightings has reportedly been on the ride during recent years, with about 500 sightings being reported each month.

UFOs are generally believed to be objects that are extra-terrestrial in origin. In other words, UFOs are said to be alien spacecraft.  This is because the objects that are sighted as UFOs display unconventional technological characteristics, including the object’s flying qualities and appearance, which neither belongs to a natural phenomenon or human invention. For this reason it is believed that UFOs are not objects from Earth, but rather, from outer space.

Apart from the extra-terrestrial hypothesis on UFOs, there have been other hypotheses including the inter-dimensional hypothesis which claims that UFOs are objects that have crossed over from other dimensions or a parallel universe. There is also the psychosocial hypothesis which accounts for UFO sightings as the result of misinterpretation due to popular culture influences. Another hypothesis is that UFOs are advanced or experimental military aircraft that possess the unique characteristics ascribed to such sightings.

Area 51 Aliens

Area 51 Aliens

Area 51 Aliens

Area 51 Aliens

Area 51, also known as Dreamland, was finally and superficially acknowledged by the U.S. government on July 14, 2003 with the vague concession that the USAF has an “operating location” in the near vicinity of Groom Lake. But to Area 51 Aliens aficionados, it is a secret airbase that is located within the Nevada Test and Training Range and situated 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas.

But purely from a location standpoint, how secret is this base? Even most school kids recognize the name, not to mention UFO researchers, and every military power in the world can legally demand to fly over the base upon request under the international “Open Skies Treaty”.


It is what transpires inside Area 51 that is the subject of much debate.

The extreme secrecy surrounding Area 51 is further compounded by exceedingly tight but mostly unseen security, rumored to be armed guards provided by the Wackenhut Corporation, under strict orders of shoot to kill. The Board of Directors of the Wackenhut Corporation includes well known intelligence officials, such as Frank Carlucci (former deputy CIA Director), Admiral Bobby Ray Inman (Former deputy CIA Director among other titles) and William Casey (former CIA Director). However, reconnaissance satellites have captured images of the base and can easily be viewed online.

Nevertheless, Area 51 Aliens have remained the key point of discussion as the 1947 Roswell alien incident has been repeatedly recounted and analyzed. To this date, there is still no absolute proof that the Roswell incident actually involved the presence of “aliens”, who were rumored to have been deceased upon the “UFO” crash. But incidental anecdotes prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that something, possibly sinister, is occurring inside the well defended walls of Area 51.

With the CIA recently starting to declassify some top secret programs undergone within the base, some former Area 51 workers have stepped forward with their stories about their time spent at the base, giving a glimpse into the top secret operations to Area 51 Aliens/UFO researchers and the general public.

* Thornton “T.D.” Barnes: Former special projects engineer at Area 51 As a NASA electronics engineer, he worked on the first rocket plane, the X-15, and also participated in the development of the A-12 Oxcart, which can go up to speeds of 2,200 MPH at 90,000 feet and only flashing lights can be seen due to the high speed. Barnes contended that this contributed to the notion that Area 51 was an extraterrestrial safe haven. He personally did not witness any aliens, alien spacecraft or underground facilities.

* Harry A. Martin: Former fueling supervisor for the spy planes He did not observe anything out of the ordinary

* James Noce: No report of aliens either, but he recounted an event that could have compared to the Roswell incident. After the crash of an A-12s, he flew to the crash scene and encountered a local sheriff’s deputy and a vacationing family that had taken pictures. The witnesses were told not to discuss the incident to anyone or suffer dire consequences. Large sums of money were also offered to the deputy and the family.

Although no evidence was presented to either confirm or deny the existence of Area 51 Aliens, Stanton T. Friedman, a nuclear physicist who had previously worked on highly classified projects noted that highly classified also meant highly compartmentalized and that only individuals directly involved with “aliens” would have any knowledge in that respect.

The only person to have made a claim of working directly with alien spacecraft is Bob Lazar, a former physicist at a facility designated as “S-4″ at Area 51. After his 1989 declaration, all of his employment and school records mysteriously disappeared.


Latest development in the Area 51 Aliens saga:

In 2010, the Labor Department declared that former Department of Energy employees who worked at Area 51 between January 1, 1958 and December 31, 1999 will be eligible for compensation due to exposure to toxic materials at the facility. The DOE controlled Area 51 until 1999 and lawsuits have been filed.

Will this finally provide the proper answer to Alien 51 observers about the existence or non-existence of aliens on earth and are ufos real?