Former U.S. President Barack Obama Talks UFOs and Aliens
On an episode of the Late Late Show with James Corden, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, appeared to discuss several interesting subjects. The May 18, 2021 episode really grabbed headlines when the show’s bandleader Reggie Watts asked Obama about aliens. Obama, ever the intelligent speaker, mentioned jokingly “there is a lot about aliens I just cannot tell you on the air.” He said he specifically asked about aliens when he first entered office in 2009.
He asked, “where are the labs with the aliens and stuff.” Obama (again jokingly) claimed his people did some digging for him but there was nothing to report. But what is true, he claimed, is that “we have videos and images of objects flying in the air that we simply do not know what they are.” Obviously, Obama is not lying here as we do have many reports and videos of UFOs. The real issue people miss is that the presence of a UFO does not equal the presence of extraterrestrials.
You might laugh at conspiracy theories, and you have every right to do so. However, conspiracy theories are not always crackpot crazy talk from a dude high on meth and bath salts. Rather, some are based on very real concepts. The issue with many is that they might be based on something real but take on a life of their own. Conspiracy theories often never work out because of this. People want things to fit the exact crazy talk that fits their conspiracy.
In reality, the truth is often much less glamorous. While the real story can at times be just as amazing as the conspiracy, possibly bigger, this is rare. This is especially true concerning conspiracies that formed over many years or decades. It is clear that the American Government, as well as other nations, hid UFO information from their people. We know this conspiracy theory holds up, but does it mean more? Possibly not. That said, let’s go over some of the more unique conspiracies.
Conspiracy #1: Space Ship Crashed In Roswell Covered Up By “The Majestic 12”
In 1947, a spaceship was said to have landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Making many assume aliens were among us. The assumption was that private military contractors working for America raced to unlock alien hardware before the Soviets could do so. As we referenced, the Soviets really did try to push UFO propaganda and blamed it in on America. Some in both governments really did think that an arms race between America and the Soviets backed by alien technology was possible.
Yet all of this critical information was supposedly covered up by the “Majestic 12,” a para-governmental organization under President Eisenhower. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated because he planned to tell Premier Khrushchev about the aliens. Yet had already told Marilyn Monroe. This, of course, sealed her fate too. Representative Steven Schiff tried for years to get to the bottom of the Roswell incident only to die of “cancer.” Obviously, the Majestic 12 did it all!
Polish immigrant George Adamski once claimed he met with a race of kin Nordic-looking Venusians who were upset by our domestic and interplanetary effects of nuclear bomb tests. They supposedly took him to the Moon and other planets. To his credit, he displayed images that he claimed were of alien spacecraft. Interestingly, none of these images hold up today as proof of alien spacecraft at all. Adamski also became an author, writing about his contact with aliens.
Another interesting note is that he was the first person to come forward about being abducted by aliens or having personal contact with them. Of course, his books became best-sellers. He sold 200,000 copies total of three different books he wrote about his contact with the “Space Brothers” he met. His books were big in America but also in Japan. In fact, his specific descriptions of aliens and their spacecraft inspired much of Japan’s depictions of UFOs and aliens in general.
Conspiracy #3: Aliens Obviously Helped Us Make The Great Pyramids In Egypt
To be fair to conspiracy theorists here, the Great Pyramids in Egypt are incredibly well built. It’s gotta be aliens, right? They are designed perfectly and actually line up properly with specific stars. The design of the pyramids lining up this way is not really alien or foreign, but due to their heavy astrological knowledge. Yet the Pyramid of Giza is potentially the most puzzling piece of architecture one could discuss. Why? First, the paste or glue they used to hold the blocks together is perfect.
Scientists have studied it and found that the materials can be found on Earth. But when trying to recreate the paste, they could not form anything anywhere close to the impressive paste the Egyptians used. There are also several areas of the pyramid we have yet to explore in-person or with technology. The blocks were massive and to move them with tools at the time would be incredibly difficult. It’s uncertain how they made such perfect Pyramids with their equipment thousands of years later, but we do know it could be done by humans alone. Making alien connections unlikely.
Abductions Or Possible Contact With Extraterrestrials
Many people have referenced being abducted by aliens or being visited by them. The issue is that this cannot be confirmed with anyone. Even if it could, it’s quite unlikely we’d believe a person who claimed such a thing. The tale of Barney and Betty Hill is a compelling one. They claimed a species from the Zeta Reticuli System abducted them. Betty was able to draw a complete map of the system well before even NASA had a perfect copy of the system themselves. Perhaps the most notable potential abduction involves Travis Walton, who claimed to be abducted in 1975.
He had been working for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest when he and six co-workers encountered an object hovering over the group. Walton went to get a closer look while his co-workers laid back. They drove off as a beam of light came from the object. Walton woke up on a ship with three short bald creatures, then later came two walking along a highway 5 days later. His co-workers were shocked to find him alive, and an investigation into the incident was immediate. When the men’s stories were tested under separate lie detector tests, 5 of them passed with the 6th being inconclusive.
Many people reference how a UFO being present must mean the existence of an alien species. More than this, a UFO being around somehow means that this species is some advanced lifeform that could destroy us at any second. There are many issues with these beliefs. First, most conspiracy theories have a lot to do with UFOs that crashed down on Earth somewhere. If an alien species crashed down on our planet, are they truly that advanced?
If their ship fell out of the sky, and there is no potential evidence that the ship had been damaged by some space enemy, were they any good at piloting their ship? One must conclude that those found or spotted in the sky are at least possibly a UFO that could be piloted by an alien species. Yet most of our major theories surround crashes. How is a crash somehow proof of an advanced species? If anything, it would prove it’s a lesser species OR it’s simply a test object made by another country.
Former CIA Director John Brennan On The Possibility Of Extraterrestrial Life
The government does not technically like the “UFO” term and instead loves to use the “unidentified ariel object” or UAF term. Likely to keep out of the science fiction area. This is often the name that military officials or people within the intelligence community will use. One of those people is the former CIA Director, John Brennan. In December 2020, he was pressed on the UFO phenomena in an interview with Tyler Cowen.
Brennan seemed almost tortured to admit it, but claimed, “some of the phenomena we’re going to be seeing continues to be unexplained and might, in fact, be some type of phenomenon that is the result of something that we don’t yet understand. That could involve some type of activity that some might say constitutes a different form of life.” It is not surprising that he felt odd and tortured to say it. To even assume such a thing is possible seems crazy, and Brennan knew it. But pressed, knowing that he now could freely admit to more than ever before, he let out what many had been assuming for decades.
The Former Director Of U.S. National Intelligence John Ratcliffe Agrees
John Ratcliffe served as the Director of U.S. National Intelligence under the Trump Administration from 2020 to 2021. He spoke with Fox News about the recent UFO information. While a lot of the UFO info tends to revolve around unexplainable objects that very well could have been made by another nation, it is unknown. The issue is that the American government did not want to talk about it or admit to anything. That is why Ratcliffe’s interview is so compelling. He told Fox:
“When we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery. That frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for. Or [they] are traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.” A government intelligence person saying they do not know the meaning behind something is scary to some people, but for most of us, it’s refreshing honesty. Governments often assume they need all the answers, but they don’t.
While it might not be exactly what you think about when you think of the word “vault,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation has an “online” area where you can view UFO material. These documents were kept by the FBI and sealed until the American government forced the information to be publicized. Yet people have to be aware that not every instance of a UFO that was reported by someone was a true UFO. A lot of the reports were pranks or misunderstandings.
This gets hard to believe because the American Government, as referenced previously, loved to hide stuff from us. Therefore, even if something was truly nothing, it was hard for people to accept that. The FBI decided to put all of their vault information out there from 1947 to 1954. Some of it revolves around the pranks as well as real accounts of possible UFOs. Some even have details as to what the UFO sighted really was or could be. We recommend you check out their vault here.
The U.S. Navy Opened Formal Guidelines To Reporting UFOs In 2019
In 2019, the United States Navy made it clear to armed service members that they wanted to know if they encounter a possible UFO. Of course, they wanted legitimate material that could be recorded and studied. UFOs have been encountered by people in the U.S. Navy and Air Force many times over the years, but many times they would go unreported or be completely ignored entirely. These UFOs could be considered a national threat, even if they are not piloted by an alien species.
Some of the UFOs have been seen in sensitive airspace or near bases, which could be a big problem. Especially if they are near testing facilities. The Navy does not want people thinking that their formal process in recording UFO knowledge means they recognize the existence of aliens. Rather, it’s about national security concerns. Moreover, they do not want UFOs being ignored as science fiction nonsense when they very well could be something quite important, alien or not.
No matter what the American intelligence communities reveal in their reports to Congress about UFO encounters, one thing needs to be considered. The intelligence community ultimately started a lot of these conspiracy theories people have simply because they chose to keep things secret. Even stuff that had no reason to be secret. Why are they suddenly opening things up for discussion nowadays with UFOs though?
Ultimately, the American government knows that we’re in a more evolved time. They also know that countries are in the process of making new, major weapons and vehicles. Naturally, a lot of these things could harm American citizens as well as our allies. We are better off reporting a UFO than not because it can help national security. Sure, just about everyone wants these UFOs to be piloted by an extraterrestrial species. However, it is more likely piloted by some dude with an engineering degree in Stockholm. Does that suck to know? Of course. But the truth is not always glamorous.