Every person who made these statements took his own reputation in hand and courageously risked it by saying what he or she did. Even President Reagan’s ironic comment may have cost him some support.
“The Phenomenon is real and we should approach it seriously and study it”– Mikhail Gorbachev, 1990
“Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control… It is imperative that we learn where UFO’s come from and what their purpose is.” – Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter Director, Central Intelligence Agency 1947-1950.
“We have contact with alien cultures.” – Astronaut Dr. Brian O’Leary
“The American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the U. S. Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this subject.” – Gerald Ford
“I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs,” Carter said at a Southern Governors Conference. “I’ve seen one myself.” “It was the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. It was big, it was very bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon.. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure, I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky- Jimmy Carter
“I was in a plane last week when I looked out the window and saw this white light. It was zigzagging around.” “I went up to the pilot and said, “Have you ever seen anything like that?” He was shocked and he said, “Nope.” And I said to him: “Let’s follow it!” “We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light.” “We followed it to Bakersfield, and all of a sudden to our utter amazement it went straight up into the heavens.”
“With control of the universe at stake, a crash program is imperative. We produced the A-bomb, under the huge Manhattan Project, in an amazingly short time. The needs, the urgency today are even greater. The Air Force should end UFO secrecy, give the facts to scientists, the public, to Congress.”
“Once the people realize the truth, they would back, even demand a crash program… for this is one race we dare not lose…” – Maj. Don Keyhoe, Director-NICAP, 1953
“I have no feelings, truthfully. My association with MJ-12 has left me dead inside. I feel myself still cold and calculating. I never let anyone get close to me. I feel like a human robot. I have killed mercilessly and lied for the good of the country, or so I believed at the time.”
Col. Steve Wilson, USAF (ret.) revealed that he was in charge of Project Pounce, the unit tasked to retrieve downed UFOs and prevent civilian access to them. He also revealed the designations and manufacturers of U.S. antigravity craft.
“The things I have seen are beyond human understanding and totally unbelievable. I only have a desire to help humanity somehow through what is bound to come soon.”
Note: We will never know the full story of Col. Wilson, as he passed away in 1997, before he could tell the world his amazing story.
“It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared completely. It was an engineered structure, made from some type of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters away.” – Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev commenting on a UFO sighting that occurred while en route to the Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979.
“At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.” – Astronaut Scott Carpenter–Carpenter photographed a UFO while in orbit on May 24, 1962. NASA still has not released the photograph.
“At one stage we even thought it might be necessary to take evasive action to avoid a collision.” – Astronaut James McDivitt commenting on an orbital encounter he and Ed White had with a “weird object” with arm-like extensions which approached their capsule. Later in the flight they saw two similar objects over the Caribbean.
“The U.S. Government hasn’t maintained secrecy regarding UFOs It’s been leaking out all over the place. But the way it’s been handled is by denial, by denying the truth of the documents that have leaked. By attempting to show them as fraudulent, as bogus of some sort. There has been a very large disinformation and misinformation effort around this whole area. And one must wonder, how better to hide something out in the open than just to say, ‘It isn’t there. You’re deceiving yourself if you think this is true.’ And yet, there it is right in front of you. So it’s a disinformation effort that’s concerning here, not the fact that they have kept the secret. They haven’t kept it. It’s been getting out into the public for fifty years or more.” – Dr. Edgar Mitchell
“I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high. As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn’t look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going way from me — and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.” – Donald Slayton, Mercury astronaut, in a 1951 interview.