What is the Government Hiding? A Conspiracy Theory

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Is the government hiding anything?

Space, the final frontier. All we can do is look up to space and wonder: What is out there? But more importantly, who is out there? In the past sixteen years there have been 26 major UFO (unidentified flying object) sightings. These sightings range from strange flashing lights to high speed spherical objects bolting over mountains. Many of these sightings, scary enough, have been brushed off and covered up by the government. But why is the government brushing these sightings off?

October 23, 2010: the Warren Air Force Base stationed in Wyoming and thousands in the surrounding area lost power. In the midst of this chaos, the base lost control of 50 nuclear warheads, enough power to level a continent and annihilate the atmosphere. Witness reports, from missile technicians inside the base during the event, claim a UFO was present before, during, and after the event. According to Dailymail witness reports, “A large cigar-shaped object high above the missile field.” The government dismissed the claims and told the media this event was caused by “hardware issues”. The Air Force spokesperson says the power outage lasted 59 minutes. Witnesses inside the base state it actually lasted about 26 hours. These two stories do not match-up. Although we may never know what happened that October night, one thing is for sure: the government is suspiciously sensitive when any connection is made between the government and UFO sightings.

the government is suspiciously sensitive when any connection is made between the government and UFO sightings.

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Another UFO sighting was reported November 7, 2006 at the O’Hare International Airport located in Chicago. Over a dozen flight employees and travelers from different locations around the airport all witnessed a disc-shaped aircraft hovering above the airport for five minutes. This aircraft was then said to shoot through the clouds, leaving a penetration hole. The NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena) wrote a 155 page article reporting on the event and criticizing the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for not noticing the UFO. The FAA blamed this sighting on a weather phenom; UFO investigators claim this was done so the FAA wasn’t required to do any further investigation or publish knowledge on the incident.

Here is a more recent event: September 30th 2016, NASA’s live stream on the international space station gets cut when a strange light described by UFO hunters as a “tadpole-shaped illumination” appears. This light is visible for a couple of minutes before the live stream was cut. NASA commented on the event, claiming the light was caused by the reflection of the sun. The UFO hunters who captured this event insisted it was not caused by light reflected from the sun. These two stories, contradictory to each other, are left up to interpretation.

Here are some other examples: Roswell UFO incident, Mantell UFO incident, Chiles-Whitted UFO incident. Each of these incidents were blamed on weather phenom or technological phenom by the government. Why is the government so sensitive about UFO’s? The government has advanced knowledge of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. This is why the government is suspiciously sensitive to UFOs because these UFO’s have the capability and power to end life on earth. The government believes that shielding the general public from this knowledge protects the general public. The government needs to quit shielding the public and start sharing important information.

Space will never cease to amaze us. For it is the final frontier; the final chance for exploration. Human nature pushes us to look towards the stars. When the government shields the public from knowledge such as UFOs and extraterrestrial life, it does nothing but hinder the development of technologies that will send us off this earth. The government needs to be more clear with us. This is the only way to grow as a nation and reach the stars.