[Alphabetical by attributed author]


A comprehensive compilation of quotes by prominent individuals of high rank and
accomplishments with significant bearing on exopolitics and the ET hypothesis.

Any politician who can read these quotes and not see a major issue to be resolved is no leader.  

 Any editor or reporter who can read these quotes and not see a major story to be covered is no journalist.

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"We can no longer think... is it true? Is it not true? Are they truths or are they lies--if we believe or if we don't believe--no! There are already numerous considerations which make the existence of these beings [extraterrestrials] into a certainty we cannot doubt."

Vatican theologian

Interview on Italian television



     "The least improbable explanation is that these things UFO's are artificial and controlled. My opinion for some time has been that they have an extraterrestrial origin."

Leading aerodynamicists and mathematical physicists
Life Magazine, April 7, 1952



[Regarding Roswell, NM, July 1947]  "It was not a damn weather balloon -- it was what it was billed when people first reported it.  It was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet, it crashed and I don't doubt for a second that the use of the word 'remains' and 'cadavers' was exactly what people were talking about."

Senior CIA Office
July, 2012




“I think 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 and that could involve some type of activity that some might say constitutes a different form of life,”


CIA Director
April, 2021


“These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the Earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.”

 “Information on UFOs, including sighting reports, has been and is still being officially withheld.” 

Founding member of the CIA's psychological
 warfare staff, advisor to NATO


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"If I become President, I'll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and scientists. I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one."

Presidential campaign 1976


“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. A red and green glowing orb radiated as it hurtled across the southwestern Georgia skies. 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 flying objects in the sky.” 

 following his sighting (with many
others( of a UFO at Leary, Georgia i
October 1969




"I believe that UFOs are spaceships or extraterrestrial craft... The nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. There is an international exchange of data. Maybe when this group of nations acquires more precise and definite information, it will be possible to release the news to the world."

Spanish Air Force
Former Commander Third Aerial Region
Interview with J. J. Benitez, La Gaceta del Norte
Balboa, Spain 6/27/1976


"...I've been asked about UFOs and I've said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization."

Commander, Apollo 17 Mission
1973 article in the Los Angeles Times




"At this time the reports of incidents convince us that there is something going on that must have immediate attention. Sightings of unexplained objects at high altitudes and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major U.S. defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of vehicles."

Assistant Director of Scientific Intelligence, CIA
December 2, 1952




"The number of thoughtful, intelligent, educated people in full possession of their faculties who have "seen something" and described it, grows every day... We can... say categorically that mysterious objects have indeed appeared and continue to appear in the sky that surrounds us."

French Air Forces
Air Defense Coordinator of the Allied Air Forces of NATO
Foreword Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery 1958




“Well, if I had been briefed on that [UFOs], I am sure it would have been classified.”

Answer to question from researcher Grant Cameron
Diane Rehm Talk Show

April 2001




"We have stacks of reports about flying saucers. We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them."

Air Defense Command


"I've been convinced for a long time that the flying saucers are real and interplanetary. In other words, we are being watched by beings from outer space."

Deputy Public Relations Director, NASA
Former USAF spokesman for Project Blue Book


"I wanted to convey to you my views on our extra-terrestrial visitors popularly referred to as ' UFOs,' and suggest what might be done to properly deal with them."


"I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interface with these visitors in a friendly fashion. We may first have to show them that we have learned to resolve our problems by peaceful means, rather than warfare, before we are accepted as fully qualified universal team members. This acceptance would have tremendous possibilities of advancing our world in all areas. Certainly then it would seem that the UN has a vested interest in handling this subject properly and expeditiously."

"If the UN agrees to pursue this project, and to lend their credibility to it, perhaps many more well qualified people will agree to step forth and provide help and information."

Mercury and Gemini Astronaut
Address to the United Nations



"While flying with several other USAF pilots over Germany in 1957, we sighted numerous radiant flying discs above us. We couldn't tell how high they were. We couldn't get anywhere near their  altitude." 

"While working with a camera crew supervising flight testing of  advanced aircraft at Edward's Air Force Base, California, the camera crew filmed the landing of a strange disc object that flew in over their heads and landed on a dry lake nearby. A camera crewman approached the saucer, it rose up above the area and flew  off at a speed faster than any known aircraft." 

Mercury and Gemini Astronaut


"I should point out that I am not an experienced UFO professional researcher. I have not yet had the privilege of flying a UFO, nor of meeting the crew of one. I do feel that I am somewhat qualified to discuss them since I have been into the fringes of the vast areas in which they travel. Also, I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes, flying in fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe. They were at a higher altitude than we could reach with our jet fighters of that time."

"I would also like to point out that most astronauts are very reluctant to even discuss UFOs due to the great numbers of people who have indiscriminately sold fake stories and forged documents abusing their names and reputations without hesitation. Those few astronauts who have continued to have participation in the UFO field have had to do so very cautiously. There are several of us who do believe in UFOs and who have had occasion to see a UFO on the ground, or from an airplane. There was only one occasion from space which may have been a UFO."

"Several days in a row we sighted groups of metallic, saucer-shaped vehicles at great altitudes over the base, and we tried to get close to them, but they were able to change direction faster than our fighters. I do believe UFOs exist and that the truly unexplained ones are from some other technologically advanced civilization. From my association with aircraft and spacecraft, I think I have a pretty good idea of what everyone on this planet has and their performance capabilities, and I'm sure some of the UFOs at least are not from anywhere on Earth."      

Mercury and Gemini Astronaut
 Omni Magazine
Vol. 2, No. 6, March 1980



"I know other astronauts share my feelings, and we know the government is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs !"   "We thought they could have been Russian ­ we regularly had MiG-15s overflying our base. We scrambled our Sabre jets to intercept and got to our ceiling of 45,000 feet . . . and they were still way above us traveling faster than we were. These vehicles were in formation like a fighter group, but they were metallic silver and saucer-shaped. Believe me, they weren't like any MiGs I'd seen before ! They had to be UFOs."

"I had a camera crew filming the installation when they spotted a saucer. They filmed it as it flew overhead, then hovered, extended three legs as landing gear, and slowly came down to land on a dry lake bed ! These guys were all pro cameramen, so the picture quality was very good. The camera crew managed to get within 20 or 30 yards of it, filming all the time. It was a classic saucer, shiny silver and smooth, about 30 feet across. It was pretty clear it was an alien craft. As they approached closer it took off." 

"All heck broke loose. After a while a high-ranking officer said when the film was developed I was to put it in a pouch and send it to Washington. He didn't say anything about me not looking at the film. That's what I did when it came back from the lab ­ and it was all there just like the camera crew reported." 

"But the film was never found ­ supposedly. Blue Book was strictly a cover-up anyway."


"I had a good friend at Roswell, a fellow officer. He had to be careful about what he said. But it sure wasn't a weather balloon, like the Air Force cover story. He made it clear to me what crashed was a craft of alien origin, and members of the crew were recovered."

"It started in World War 2, when the government didn't want people to know about UFO reports in case they panicked. They would have been fearful it was superior enemy technology that we had no defense against. Then it got worse in the Cold War for the same reason. So they told one untruth, they had to tell another to cover that one, then another, then another . . . it just snowballed. And right now I'm convinced a lot of very embarrassed government officials are sitting there in Washington trying to figure a way to bring the truth out. They know it's got to come out one day, and I'm sure it will.


Mercury and Gemini Astronaut
 Esquire Magazine Interview
January 14, 1997





" . . . When that truth of alien intervention in our planet's affairs and our ongoing contact with an alien culture is finally revealed, it won't be frightening even though it will be a shock."

President Eisenhower's National Security Council Staff

Day After Roswell 1997


"When I was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, we had flying saucers that covered the distance from Columbus to Detroit in the equivalent of about 20,000 miles per hour ... Zero-point energy represents about 40-50 megawatts of power per cubic inch of space. That’s a lot of power. If you could tap it at will, then no one would have to sell gasoline or oil anymore ... Depending on the secrecy level, you have to go through a significant background check.  When you do that, if you’re in a very tight compartment, you sign a statement that you will not divulge the existence of the project or even answer a question that could acknowledge the existence of the project. I know people today that worked on one of the things I worked on, and if you asked them about it, they would say,  'No, I have no idea what you’re talking about.'  They’re in their seventies now, but they still absolutely would never admit that they even know what you’re talking about.  If there were non-earthbound sources of information, the people who were doing the design or analysis work would never have any idea of where it came from."

Professor of Aeronautical Engineering
Disclosure, pp. 511-519


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"His Excellency recognizes the importance of the [UFO] matter, to the extent that within the Ministry of Aeronautics there exists a Bureau in charge of studying the matter, receiving, analyzing and archiving chronologically the phenomena observed in Brazilian airspace that comes to the attention of this Ministry."


Brazilian Air Force
Assistant to the Minister of Aeronautics
December 19, 1988


"In any case, the Air Force has arrived to the conclusion that a certain number of anomalous phenomena has been produced within Belgian airspace. The numerous testimonies of ground observations compiled in this [SOBEPS] book, reinforced by the reports of the night of March 30-31 [1990], have led us to face the hypothesis that a certain number of unauthorized aerial activities have taken place. Until now, not a single trace of aggressiveness has been signaled; military or civilian air traffic has not been perturbed nor threatened. We can therefore advance that the presumed activities do not constitute a direct menace.;The day will come undoubtedly when the phenomenon will be observed with technological means of detection and collection that won't leave a single doubt about its origin. This should lift a part of the veil that has covered the mystery for a long time. A mystery that continues to the present. But it exists, it is real, and that in itself is an important conclusion."

Deputy Chief, Royal Belgian Air Force
SOBEPS' Vague d'OVNI sur la Belgique -
Un Dossier Exceptionnel, Brussels: SOBEPS, 1991



"More than 10,000 sightings have been reported, the majority of which cannot be accounted for by any scientific explanation... I am convinced that these objects do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nation on Earth." "I can therefore see no alternative to accepting the theory that they come from some extraterrestrial source."

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command
during the Battle of Britain
Sunday Dispatch, London, July 11, 1954.



"Of course UFOs are real--and they are interplanetary.....The cumulative evidence for the existence of UFOs is quite overwhelming and I accept the fact of their existence."

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command
during the Battle of Britain

Statement made in August of 1954


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"No agency in this country or Russia is able to duplicate at this time the speeds and accelerations which radars and observers indicate these flying objects are able to achieve... there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds."

Former Head U.S. Navy Guided-Missile Program
New York Times, Page 31, January 17, 1957



 “Reliable reports indicate there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds and controlled by thinking intelligences.” 

Former Head U.S. Navy Guided-Missile Program
Public statement 1957




"No doubt, you have noted the recent flurry of newspaper stories about unidentified flying objects (UFOs). I have taken special interest in these accounts because many of the latest reported sightings have been in my home state of Michigan... Because I think there may be substance to some of these reports and because I believe the American people are entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by the Air Force to date, I am proposing that either the Science and Astronautics Committee or the Armed Services Committee of the House, schedule hearings on the subject of UFOs and invite testimony from both the executive branch of the Government and some of the persons who claim to have seen UFOs... In the firm belief that the American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the 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."

etter to L. Mendel Rivers, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee,

in support of Hearing on Unidentified Flying Objects,
Eighty-Ninth Congress, Second Session
(April 5, 1966)

March 28, 1966




"There were actually two crashes at Roswell, which most people don't know."   "It (the second crash) was within a few miles of where the original crash was. We think that the reason they were in there at that time was to try and recover parts and any survivors of the first crash. I'm (referring to) the people from outer space -- the guys whose UFO it was."

Air Force Intelligence
August, 2012


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"I must say that if listeners could see for themselves the mass of reports coming in from the airborne gendarmerie, from the mobile gendarmerie, and from the gendarmerie charged with the job of conducting investigations, all of which reports are forwarded by us to the National Center for Space Studies, then they would see that it is all pretty disturbing."

"I believe that the attitude of spirit that we must vis-à-vis this phenomenon is an open one, that is to say that it doesn't consist in denying a priori, as our ancestors of previous centuries did deny many things that seem nowadays perfectly elementary."

French Minister of Defense
Radio interview with Jean-Claude Bourret
February 21, 1974


"It is true that I was denied access to a facility at  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, because I never  got in. I can't tell you what was inside. We both know about the rumors (concerning a captured UFO and crew members). I have never seen what I would call a UFO, but I have intelligent friends  who have."

US Air Force General
Presidential Candidate
Letter dated April 11, 1979



"The subject of UFOs is one that has interested me for some long time.  About ten or twelve years ago, I made an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where the information is stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request.  It is still classified above Top Secret.  I have, however, heard that there is a plan under way to release some -- if not all -- of this material in the near future.  I'm just as anxious to see this material as you are, and I hope we will not have to wait too much longer."

US Air Force General
Presidential Candidate
Letter dated March 28, 1975



"The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously."

Premier of the Soviet Union
Interview as reported in 
Soviet Youth
May 4, 1990


"The more you look into [the UFO phenomenon], and the more people that you talk to and read about that have done serious investigations, the more you know that this stuff is real."

Founder Byte Magazine, CD Review
73 Magazine and 25 other publications
Interview with Art Bell


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"What I found [in doing research for the book Project Delta] was compelling evidence to claim that most of these aerial objects far exceeded the terrestrial technology of the era in which they were seen. I was forced to conclude that there is a great likelihood that Earth is being visited by highly advanced aerospace vehicles under highly 'intelligent' control indeed."

Retired NASA senior research scientist
Ames Research Center
Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science



"UFOs are impossible to deny....It is very strange that we have never been able to find out the source for over two decades."

Commander of the Air Transport Wing
of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force

Sometime in the 1960's




"UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head. . . . I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something. . . . The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalleled. The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."

Canadian Defence Minister  1963-67
Deputy Prime Minister 1968
University of Toronto, September 25, 2005




“After all, although the unidentified flying objects are unknown devices, there seems to be enough evidence available to convince that they are real rather than imaginary.”

Letter to Air Force Secretary Dudley Sharp
suggesting release of full information about saucers
September 1960


"It is time for the truth to be brought out... Behind the scenes high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.... I urge immediate Congressional action to reduce the dangers from secrecy about unidentified flying objects."

CIA Director
Statement to Congress
August 22, 1960.



"Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control... It is imperative that we learn where UFO's come from and what their purpose is...

Director, Central Intelligence Agency 1947-1950





"The evidence that there are objects which have been seen in our atmosphere, and even on terra firma, that cannot be accounted for either as man-made objects or as any physical force or effect known to our scientists, seems to me to be overwhelming... A very large number of sightings have been vouched for by persons whose credentials seem to me unimpeachable. It is striking that so many have been trained observers, such as police officers and airline or military pilots. Their observations have in many instances... been supported either by technical means such as radar or, even more convincingly, by... interference with electrical apparatus of one sort or another...."

Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense, Great Britain,
1973; Chairman, Military Committee of NATO, 1974-77
 Foreword to Above Top Secret by Timothy Good, 1988




I have frequently been asked why a person of my background—a former Chief of the Defense Staff, a former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee—why I think there is a cover-up (of) the facts about UFOs. I believe governments fear that if they did disclose those facts, people would panic. I don’t believe that at all. There is a serious possibility that we are being visited by people from outer space. It behooves us to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want.” 

Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense, Great Britain,
1973; Chairman, Military Committee of NATO, 1974-77


The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been requested to assist in the investigation of reported sightings of flying disks...

FBI Director
Handwritten note to Clyde Tolson
July 15, 1947



"An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers. Approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall. Dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots."

FBI Director
Memo to J. Edgar Hoover from the Washington FBI Office

March 22, 1950

Released in 1976 under the FOIA



"I would do it [aid the Army Air Force in its investigations] but before agreeing to it we must insist upon full access to the discs recovered.  For instance in the LA case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination." 

Hand written at bottom of
now declassified memo




"For the government to continue to maintain that UFOs are nonexistent in the face of the documents already released and of other cogent evidence presented in this book is puerile and in a sense an insult to the American people."

Former scientist with Project Blue Book
Foreword to The UFO Cover-Up,
Fawcett and Greenwood  1984 


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"[There] exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."



"Much evidence tells us UFOs have been tracked by radar; so, UFOs are real and they may come from outer space... UFO photographs and various materials show scientifically that there are more advanced people piloting the saucers and motherships."

Chief of Staff of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force
Commander of the 2nd Air Wing
Chitose Air Base 1967


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"First of all, I told a magazine this past January that, as an underdeveloped country with regards to the UFO problem, Japan had to take into account what should be done about the UFO question, and that we had to spend more time on these matters. In addition, I said that someone had to solve the UFO problem with far reaching vision at the same time. Secondly, I believe it is a reasonable time to take the UFO problem seriously as a reality... I hope that this Symposium will contribute to peace on Earth from the point of view of outer space, and take the first step toward the international cooperation in the field of UFOs."

Prime Minister, Japan
Letter to Mayor Shiotani of Hakui City
Endorsing an upcoming space and UFO symposium 6/24/1990



"UFO sightings are now so common, the military doesn't have time to worry about them. . .when a UFO appears, they simply ignore it. . .Unconventional targets are ignored because apparently we are only interested in Russian targets, possibly enemy targets. Something that hovers in the air, then shoots off at 5,000 miles per hour, doesn't interest us, because it can't be the enemy. UFOs are picked up by ground and air radar, and they have been photographed by gun camera all along. There are so many UFOs in the sky that the Air Force has had to employ special radar networks to screen them out."

NASA atmospheric physicist
June 7, 1968


“The Air Force had put out a secret order for its pilots to capture UFOs.”

"For the last six months we have been working with a congressional committee investigating official secrecy concerning proof that  UFOs are real machines under intelligent control.” 

United States Air Force
CBS television interview 1958




"UFOs defy worldly logic... The human mind cannot begin to comprehend UFO characteristics: their propulsion, their sudden appearance, their disappearance, their great speeds, their silence, their manoeuvre, their apparent anti-gravity, their changing shapes."

House of Lords

Debate on Unidentified Flying Objects
HANSARD (Lords), vol. 397, no. 23, January 18, 1979


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“Many of the reports that cannot be explained have come from intelligent and technically well-qualified individuals whose integrity cannot be doubted.”


USAF Director of Information
Letter to USAF Scientific Advisory Board
September 28, 1965



"We had a number of reports from reputable individuals (well-educated serious-minded folks, scientists and fliers) who surely saw something."
"Many of the mysteries might be explained away as weather balloons, stars, reflected lights, all sorts of odds and ends. I don't mean to say that, in the unclosed and unexplained or unexplainable instances, those were actually flying objects. All I can say is that no natural phenomena could be found to account for them... Repeat again: There were some cases we could not explain. Never could."

 autobiography Mission With LeMay
New York: Doubleday, 1965.

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"You now face a new world, a world of change. We speak in strange terms, of harnessing the cosmic energy, of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy.   The nations of the world will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets."

Oct. 8, 1955



"You now face a new world - a world of change. The thrust into outer space of the satellite, spheres and missiles marked the beginning of another epoch in the long story of mankind - the chapter of the space age. We speak in strange terms: of harnessing the cosmic energy ...of the primary target in war, no longer limited to the armed forces of an enemy, but instead to include his civil populations; of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy... "

United States Military Academy
May 12, 1962




"We have, indeed, been contacted-perhaps even visited-by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion with the other national powers of the Earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public."

Former Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the CIA
 "How the CIA Views the
UFO Phenomenon." Second Look
Vol 1, No 7, May, 1979.


"We have indeed been contacted by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government in collusion with other national powers of the Earth is determined to keep this information away from the general public. The purpose of the inter-nation conspiracy concerning the reality of UFOs is to maintain a workable stability amongst the nations of the world, and for them in turn to retain institutional control over their respective populations."

"Thus for governments to admit that there are beings from outer space with mentalities and technological capabilities obviously far superior to ours, could, once fully perceived by the average person, erode the foundations of the Earth’s traditional power structure. Political and legal systems, religions, economic and social institutions could all soon become meaningless in the eyes of the public. The national oligarchical establishments, even civilization as we know it, could collapse into anarchy. Such extreme conclusions are not necessarily valid, but they probably accurately reflect the fears of the ruling classes of most major nations who’s leaders, particularly those in the intelligence business, have always advocated excessive government secrecy as being necessary to preserve national security..."

Former Special Assistant to the
Executive Director of the CIA



"The real danger to the U.S. and perhaps this whole planet is the government has placed such a heavy blanket of secrecy upon this issue. So much secrecy, those in government who have knowledge showing UFOs are identifiable feel the subject cannot be discussed by those in the know without serious repercussions. Others are afraid their friends and co-workers will think they are crazy if they even so much as insinuate that UFOs are identifiable as manned craft from outside the earth. This particularly applies to newspaper editors and publishers, reporters and analysts. Thus the U.S. is denying itself the chance to learn more about UFOs or to encourage research despite the fact the U. S. stands to gain from such discussions. . . .Not publicized but true is that the Clinton administration, soon after coming to office, had many briefings on the subject. Laurance Rockefeller provided the information for the President and Mrs. Clinton. Others provided documents and verbal briefings to presidential advisors Jack Gibbons (science), Bruce Lindsay (personal), Anthony Lake (national security) and Vice President Albert Gore. About the same time a three hour briefing was given by Dr. Steven Greer to the sitting Director of the CIA, Admiral Woolsey. . . .After the Roswell incident, the Air Force replied to reporters' inquiries that this was all part of research using weather balloons and other equipment. [Colonel] Corso and hundreds of others who work or have worked in secret defense and scientific agencies, are willing to swear under oath that alien craft are repeatedly penetrating our airspace."

White House Correspondent
Press release March 30, 1998



"Some three years ago, (1957), as chairman of the House Select Committee on Outer Space out of which came the recently established NASA, my Select Committee held executive sessions on the matter of 'Unidentified Flying Objects.' We could not get much information at that time, although it was pretty well established by some in our minds that there were some objects flying around in space that were unexplainable."      

Former Speaker of the House.

letter to Major Donald Keyhoe
November 4, 1960



"I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources."

    January 1965




“My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed ‘surveillance’.” 


Atmospheric Physicist
Congressional Hearing 1968


(Regarding government cover-up of UFOs)

    "That's putting it mildly. We've been lied to and covered up.  It was a military rationale 50 years ago. Now it's a bureaucratic morass. I doubt if higher-ups even know what the right answers are."

(Regarding why a cover up at the beginning)

    "It would rattle our foundations."  

(Regarding Area 51, the secret military base in Nevada where scientists study crashed alien spacecraft and their crews)

    "Was briefed, even recently, by 'old timers' who were there, but I can't say by whom."

(Regarding the Roswell incident, in which aliens, some alive, were recovered after a July 1947 crash)

    "It was valid. I've been briefed."

Apollo 14 Astronaut
As reported in the Palm Beach Post
February 10, 2004



I have been over the years very skeptical like many others. But in the last ten years or so, I have known the late Dr. Alan Hynek - who I highly admire. I know and currently work with Dr. Jacques Vallee. I've come to realize that the evidence is building up to make this a valid and researchable question. Further, because my personal motivation has always been to understand our universe better, and my own theoretical work has convinced me that life is everywhere in the universe that has been permitted to evolve, I consider this a very timely question... By becoming more involved with the serious research field, I've seen the evidence mount towards the truth of these matters. I rely upon the testimony of contacts that I have had - old timers - who were involved in official positions in government and intelligence and military over the last 50 years.  We cannot say that today's government is really covering it up - I think that most of them don't know what is going on anymore than the public...

Apollo 14 Astronaut
MSN Interview 10/98



"We're way, way past time for bringing this information to the public, acknowledging it and entering into the sort of discussions at the highest levels of congress and the government - to make this information available to the public. It's far, far past time for this. If we don't do it here, I don't know when we'll ever going to be able to do it."

"I think our representative democracy is in danger....I think events are moving so fast, so very rapidly, that no one is really on top of it, and if we don't get the people mobilized here to demand that we get to the bottom of these issues we're talking about today...we're not going to have an opportunity forever. This is a key issue that we are talking about."

Apollo 14 Astronaut
Interview with Art Bell Show
January 5, 1998



"I've talked with people of stature-of military and government credentials and position-and heard their stories, and their desire to tell their stories openly to the public. And that got my attention very, very rapidly.... The first hand experiences of these credible witnesses that, now in advanced years are anxious to tell their story, we can't deny that, and the evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident, and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that crash site."

"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."

"We all know UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where are they from."

Apollo 14 astronaut
Taped interview




"Statistically it's a certainty there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there. I believe they're so advanced they're even doing interstellar travel. I believe it's possible they even came here."




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"What is true, and I'm actually being serious here, is that there are, there's footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don't know exactly what they are. We can't explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is."

The Late Late Show with James  Corden
May 17, 2021



"UFOs are conceived and directed by intelligent beings of a very high order, and they are propelled by distorting the gravitational field, converting gravity into useable energy. There is no doubt in my mind that these objects are interplanetary craft of some sort. I and my colleagues are confident that they do not originate in our solar system, but we feel that they may use Mars of some other body as sort of a way station. They probably do not originate in our solar system, perhaps not even in our galaxy.  It is my thesis that flying saucers are real and that they are space ships from another solar system."

Father of modern rocketry



"These revelations underscore a long, sordid history of governmental and media secrecy and the acquisition of technologies such as microelectronics, anti-gravity propulsion and zero-point, or "free" energy, from our visitors.  This massive cover-up has been going on for almost six decades since the UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947, an event which was certainly not caused by balloons, as alleged by the U.S. Air force.  Such myths are only accepted by the ignorant or the powerful and their subjects."

Foreword to Hidden Truth - Forbidden Knowledge, Crossing Point
September 14, 2005



"The problem of 'flying discs' has polarized the attention of the whole world, but it's serious and it deserves to be treated seriously. Almost all the governments of the great powers are interested in it, dealing with it in a serious and confidential manner, due to its military interest."

Chief of the Air Force General Staff Information Service, Brazil
"Briefing to the Army War College" in Rio de Janeiro
November 2, 1954



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“Having spent a great deal of my life in the air, as a pilot... I know that many pilots... have seen phenomena that they could not explain. These men, most of whom have talked to me, have been very reticent to talk about this publicly, because of the ridicule that they were afraid would be heaped upon them... However, there is a phenomena here that isn't explained.”

House Committee on Science and Astronautics hearing on UFOs
Ninetieth Congress, Second Sesson

July 29, 1968




"There are many reasons to believe that they (UFOs) do exist: there is so much evidence from reliable witnesses."

Duke of Edinburgh
London Sunday Dispatch, Mar. 28, 1954



"I think it's time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark on the question of government investigations of UFOs.................We ought to do it because . . . the American people quite frankly can handle the truth, and we ought to do it because it's the law."


"It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon."

CEO, Center for American Progress
Former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton

Coalition for the Freedom of Information press conference

National Press Club, Washington, DC

October 22, 2002 & October 21, 2003




"Taking into account the facts that we have gathered from the observers and from the location of their observations, we concluded that there generally can be said to be a material phenomenon behind the observations. In 60% of the cases reported here, the description of this phenomenon is apparently one of a flying machine whose origin, modes of lifting and/or propulsion are totally outside our knowledge."

Founder and First Director of GEPAN
French National Center for Space Sciences
GEPAN Report to the Scientific Committee
Vol. 1, Chapter 4, 6/1978



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"Many men have seen them [UFOs] and have not been mistaken. Who are we to doubt their word?... Only a few weeks ago a Palermo policeman photographed one, and four Italian Navy officers saw a 300-foot long fiery craft rising from the sea and disappearing into the sky... Why should these men of law enforcement and defense lie?"

House of Lords

Debate on Unidentified Flying Objects
HANSARD (Lords), vol. 397, no. 23, January 18, 1979



"there are a lot more sightings than have been made public. 'Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have 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 traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom."

Director of National Intelligence
April, 2021




"Can we and all nations not live in peace?  In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity.  Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.  I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask you, is not an alien force already among us? What could be more alien to the universal aspirations of our peoples than war and the threat of war?... My message today is that the dreams of ordinary people reach to astonishing heights. If we diplomatic pilgrims are to achieve equal altitudes, we must build all we do on the full breadth of humanity's will and consent and the full expanse of the human heart.  Thank you, and God bless you all." 

1987 UN Address
Full Address: 


"With our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. I occasionally  think how quickly our differences, worldwide, would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world."


At Summit with Mikhail Gorbachev 1988


"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.  When I got off the plane I told Nancy all about it. But we didn't file a report on the object because for a long time they considered you a nut if you saw a UFO."





"We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity.... Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do."

Head of the Lockheed Skunk Works
Lecture just before he died



"the mystery surrounding this crash (at Roswell) has never been adequately explained - not by independent investigators, and not by the U.S. government."


“It would help everyone if the U.S. government disclosed everything it knows.  With full disclosure and our best scientific investigation, we should be able to find out what happened on that fateful day in July of 1947.  The American people can handle the truth no matter how bizarre or mundane, and contrary to what you see in the movies."

Governor New Mexico
Forward to The Roswell Dig Diaries



"Flying saucers are real.  Too many good men have seen them, that don't have hallucinations."

"American Ace of Aces"
Medal of Honor winner
Commander  94th Aero Pursuit Squadron



"I am completely convinced that [UFOs] have an out-of-world basis."


 Research Director and Chief Design

Germany's rocket center in Peenemunde.

LIFE Magazine, 7 April 1952



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"I wrote to the Department of Defense, laying out these allegations and asking them if someone could come over with the file and brief me on it. My intent was to simply release this back to whomever inquired, which is very routine in Congress.

The response I got was not routine. The response I got was a very brief letter from the Air Force saying that my request had been referred to the National Archives, without any further comment... and without any offer of any kind of assistance in retrieving it... So I went to the National Archives and the National Archives wrote a letter back to me saying they didn't have anything in their files on the Roswell incident... I just have to say this much: the way the Dept. of Defense has responded has not been routine.

Having been given a "runaround" in his search, he instigated an inquiry by the GAO (General Accounting Office) in 1994 into the handling of Air Force files relating to this matter.

I did not ask the General Accounting Office to try once and for all to resolve this matter... What I asked the GAO to do was to assist me in locating whatever Air Force and Defense Department files would have existed on the subject, or an accounting of what happened to them.

To me the issue is government accountability. I think that people who want to see government records are entitled to see government records or to get an explanation of what happened to them, regardless of their reason, regardless of the subject matter. It was my intention simply to make that information public if I could... unless there is a present security reason why not - and I have to add real fast if the matter is classified 'military secret,' we members of Congress can't just go monkeying around in there anytime we want. There are procedures for us too and that's fine with me.

I was not told that we have a file that's classified. I was simply referred to an agency which I have to believe - now that I know the prominence of the Roswell incident - I have to believe the Dept. of Defense knew very well that I wasn't going to find anything in the National Archives when they sent me there twice.

It's difficult for me to understand even if there was a legitimate security concern in 1947, that it would be a present security concern these many years later. Frankly I am baffled by the lack of responsiveness on the part of the Defense Dept. on this one issue, I simply can't explain it."

CBS Radio
Gil Gross Show
February 1994




"Three objects appeared beneath the clouds, their color a rather bright red.  As they approached the ship they appeared to soar, passing above the broken clouds.  After rising above the clouds they appeared to be moving directly away from the earth.  The largest had an apparent area of about six suns.  It was egg-shaped, the larger end forward.  The second was about twice the size of the sun, and the third, about the size of the sun.  Their near approach to the surface appeared to be most remarkable.  That they did come below the clouds and soar instead of continuing their southeasterly course is also curious.  The lights were in sight for over two minutes and were carefully observed by three people whose accounts agree as to the details."

Later Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet
Aboard the U.S.S. Supply
Eastern Coast of Korea
February 28, 1904




"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."

Mercury astronaut
Interview 1951


“The Central Intelligence Agency has reviewed the current situation concerning unidentified flying objects, which, have created extensive speculation in the press and have been the subject of concern to Government organizations. ... Since 1947, approximately 2,000 official reports of sightings have been received and of these, about 20% are as yet unexplained.”

“It is my view that this situation has possible implications for our national security which transcend the interests of a single service.  A broader, coordinated effort should be initiated to develop a firm scientific understanding of the several phenomena which apparently are involved in these reports...”

Director of the CIA from 1950 to 1953
1952 memorandum to the National Security Council



"The matter is the most highly classified subject in the U. S. Government, rating higher even than the H-bomb.  Flying saucers exist.  Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort is being made by a samll group headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush."

Canadian scientist
Classified memorandum
November 21, 1950



"Most scientists have never had the occasion to confront evidence concerning the UFO phenomenon. To a scientist, the main source of hard information (other than his own experiments' observations) is provided by the scientific journals. With rare exceptions, scientific journals do not publish reports of UFO observations. The decision not to publish is made by the editor acting on the advice of reviewers. This process is self-reinforcing: the apparent lack of data confirms the view that there is nothing to the UFO phenomenon, and this view (prejudice) works against the presentation of relevant data."

Stanford University
"An Analysis of the Condon Report on the Colorado UFO Project,"
Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol.1, No.1, 1987



(Regarding the Phoenix Lights event in 1997)  “The lights were really brilliant. And it was just fascinating. I mean, it was enormous.”   “It just felt otherworldly. You know, in your gut, you could just tell it was otherworldly.”  "I'm a pilot and I know just about every machine that flies."    "It was bigger than anything that I've ever seen. It remains a great mystery.   Other people saw it, responsible people. I don't know why people would ridicule it."

Former Governor of Arizona




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“This is the first sighting in Zimbabwe where airborne pilots have tried to intercept a UFO. As far as my Air Staff is concerned, we believe implicitly that the unexplained UFOs are from civilizations beyond our planet.” 

Director of General Operations
Zimbabwe Air Force in 1985




"I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth." 

                     PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN




"This 'flying saucer' situation is not at all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomena. Something is really flying around. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious."

Chief of Staff, US Air Force
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff



"The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. There are objects approximating the shape of a disc, some of which appear flat on bottom and domed on top. These objects are as large as man-made aircraft and have a metallic or light-reflecting surface. Further they exhibit extreme rates of climb and maneuverability with no associated sound and take action which must be considered evasive when contacted by aircraft and radar."

Air Material Command, USAAF
Declassified letter to the Pentagon




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“There’s a lot of interest on the committee. When you have this much visual and radar evidence that there is something … we’ve got to get an answer.”

Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Politico, June 23, 2021





"Headquarters wouldn't let us go after it and we played around a little bit. We got to watching how it made 90 degree turns at this high speed and everything. We knew it wasn't a missile of any type. So then, we confirmed it with the radar control station, and they kept following it, and they claimed that it crashed somewhere off between Texas and the Mexico border."

United States Air Force
Affidavit filed in the 1970s
Regarding September 6, 1950 event out of San Angelo, Texas
when he and his navigator were alerted by radar
control operators of a UFO in their area.


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"The important thing now is for us to discard any preconceived notions about UFOs and to organize on a global scale a calm, sensation-free and strictly scientific study of this strange phenomenon. The subject and aims of the investigation are so serious that they justify all efforts. It goes without saying that international cooperation is vital." (Zigel, F.,  Soviet Life, No. 2 (137), February 1968.)

Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy
Moscow Aviation Institute

"Unidentified Flying Objects,"
Soviet Life, February 1968