I have recently seen stories of varying length and detail on all major cable news networks on this subject. They are noticeably absent the typical past treatment, which was more akin to how they might report on something out of the National Enquirer (e.g. with plenty of mock).
Larry King has done at least 3 shows in the last year. It is notable that these shows were heavy on credible scientific or military guests sharing their knowledge or first-hand accounts.
The shows were not-so-heavy on the perpetually-dismissive professional skeptics (the so-called 'debunkers', if you will), who in years past got away with hyperbole and ad hominen attacks on anyone daring come forward.
Here is a report this week from CNN's Miles O'Brien, focused around former Air Force fighter jet pilot Milton Torres. :
The difference from general media coverage in years past is that reports now focus on an increasing number of extremely credible people disclosing their first-hand knowledge of such unexplainable sightings or encounters, spanning the last 50 or so years.
In particular, numerous revelations are coming out from former military personnel who appear very serious and objective in their statements. If you have ever known some of these 'old school' military men they are very straightforward, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is people.
They are not the types of people given to lying or embellishment when recounting their experiences, in fact quite the opposite. I have found many of them often to understate their recollections, whether of war or service.
The common thread running through almost every instance of these disclosures from aging military or government veterans is that they had been ordered, almost invariably by intelligence agents either within the military or working with military commanders, never to disclose what they saw or experienced.
Obviously these were men who took their oaths seriously and complied. Now many of them say (or it would seem) they are too old to care and feel they must unburden themselves and inform the public that the things they saw were real.
Many believe what they saw involved extraterrestrial intelligence or technology because the objects' physical feats were so incredible as to be utterly impossible with any known human technology anywhere on this planet as it now exists, or even in a distant science fantasy future.
This type of deceitful paternalism is bull shit. It has for decades been the stock-in-trade of some of the most nefarious and secretive of sorts we have ever seen in our government.
The UFO issue is undeniably overlaid by the ubiquitous (and wholly phony in most instances) claims of "national security" used to justify levels of secrecy paralleled in history only by totalitarian regimes.
The Disclosure Project is a nonprofit research project working to fully disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems. We have over 400 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret.On Wednesday, May 9th, 2001, over twenty military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific witnesses came forward at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to establish the reality of UFOs or extraterrestrial vehicles, extraterrestrial life forms, and resulting advanced energy and propulsion technologies. The weight of this first-hand testimony, along with supporting government documentation and other evidence, will establish without any doubt the reality of these phenomena.
The Disclosure Project's testimonials can't be dismissed as the insane ramblings of Ozark morons who saw little green men in their back yard, after downing a fifth of paint thinner.
Sure, in the past many UFO accounts or alien abduction stories and the like were often heard from people of questionable mental state or motives. The lack of credible witnesses was not because they didn't exist but because of the prevailing social and professional stigma associated with daring make any such disclosures.
Perhaps more than orders to stay quiet, this fear of being ostracized or written off as crazy, if one dared breathe a word of such experiences, kept many otherwise credible people silent.
Any airline pilot will tell you what taboo it is to formally report any such unexplainable sightings in the course of duty, much less publicly. For this particular sector of professionals who spend their lives in the air, none is about to risk their career and livelihood to go public with accounts of bizarre UFO's they saw while flying the friendly skies.
What I think we are now seeing is a floodgate gradually opening, to such an extent and of such veracity that these revelations can no longer be dismissed or mocked as the work of deranged attention-seekers, etc.
The more credible first-hand witnesses that come forward, the more others may be emboldened to come forward without fear of negative repercussions. This is a good thing, if only to counter the secrecy mania from our government that surrounds this phenomenon.
Unfortunately, the government's secrecy is such that even if its denials were, in fact, true its credibility is so low as a result that many will never believe it.
One area that drew my particular attention to the Disclosure Project was energy. The founder and other key figures believe, rightly, that if the United States Government is, in fact, in possession of technology as described by these many government witnesses the potential positive implications for humanity would be staggering.
The energy technology required to realize such technological feats as described by witnesses would be light years ahead of anything we know. Such technology would solve the world's energy problems overnight.
Where this all leads? Well, who's to say? But I think anyone with an imagination would be intrigued to know. I certainly am.
For some very compelling and strange accounts from government witnesses, check out video testimony at the National Press Club news conference in 2001 (for one in particular go to 1:06:10 - Major General George Filer (USAF - Retired) :