Beyond the X Files? "With U.S. Air Force Testimony, Extraterrestrial Presence Goes Mainstream" (VIDEO)
There has been some outrage recently, spurred on by Stephen Hawkings view of hostile ETs, over attempts to contact intelligent aliens, where instead of just listening real hard some astronomers beamed intense directional messages up up and away. Critics decried these actions as dangerous, though their fears reveal more about us than any eventual ETs. They assume that they would be similar to humanity, so their first response to finding a more primitive culture would be to exploit the hell out of it. While such a fate might be pleasingly ironic (for anyone who isn't human, at least), others contend that any species that can make the journey here has advanced to a point where their goals are rather higher-minded than "Invade Iraq."
Testimony offered by seven former U.S. Air Force pilots Monday makes us think that Stephen Hawking may be more right about Black Hole radiation than about the intentions of extraterrestrial visitors to our pale blue dot. If the fly boy observations are real it seems their intentions would appear benign, if not altruistic.
According to CNN, Robert Hastings, a UFO researcher, declared: "I believe--these gentlemen believe--that this planet is being visited by beings from another world, who for whatever reason have taken an interest in the nuclear arms race which began at the end of World War II."
The pilots told of red glowing objects and things that sent beams down from thousands of feet above. In one incident, at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana in 1967, they claimed that some of the nuclear missiles were temporarily disabled by these beaming beings, according to CNN.
"Regarding the missile shutdown incidents, my opinion...is that whoever are aboard these craft are sending a signal to both Washington and Moscow, among others, that we are playing with fire--that the possession and threatened use of nuclear weapons potentially threatens the human race and the integrity of the planetary environment."
Some of the planets finest minds are grappling with the possibility of the existence of extremely advanced etraterrestrial civilizations, not the least being Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society and astronomer to the Queen, who said recently that the existence of extra terrestrial life may be beyond human understanding.
“They could be staring us in the face and we just don’t recognise them. The problem is that we’re looking for something very much like us, assuming that they at least have something like the same mathematics and technology,” Rees said. “I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive. Just as a chimpanzee can’t understand quantum theory, it could be there as aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains.”
Casey Kazan with Luke McKinney Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20017885-71.html?tag=rtcol;pop#ixzz114qTUoIF