Thursday, October 23, 2008

UFOs? Extra-Terrestrials Visiting the Earth?

Alitalia pilot Achille Zaghetti thought it was a missile. Mr Zaghetti was at the helm of a jet from Milan to London's Heathrow Airport on the evening of April 21, 1991, when a flying object streaked across his field of vision.

"At once I said, 'look out, look out,' to my co-pilot, who looked out and saw what I had seen," Zaghetti wrote in his report. "As soon as the object crossed us I asked to the ACC (area control center) operator if he saw something on his screen and he answered 'I see an unknown target 10 nautical miles behind you.' "

(USA Today reports "U.K. releases UFO files, dispels some mysteries")
Does the unexplained existence of unidentified flying objects support arguments many have made about intelligent, extra-terrestrial beings visiting our planet?

Dr. Edgar Mitchell, an astronaut who traveled to the moon on Apollo 14 and who became the sixth man to walk on the moon, suggested during a radio interview NASA personnel who had contact with extra-terrestrial aliens described them as "little people who look strange to us." He contends that real life extra-terrestrials are similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head. Dr. Mitchell is a strong proponent for the existence of extra-terrestrial life.

Dr. Mitchell explained, "It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it."

In a statement, a spokesman said: "NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe.

"Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue"

I'd thought the UFO craze had passed but it seems to be lurking in the shadows ready to come fully alive. UFO enthusiasts are jumping on this like ravaging dogs. Is my skepticism blinding me of very exciting news?
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