For hundreds of years mankind has reported or documented encounters with
unidentifiable flying objects presumably controlled by intelligent beings. Equally, for
hundreds of years, governments and even religious leaders throughout the world have
denied the evidence or the possible existence of such machines.
Certainly the topic warrants (and receives) considerable hard-line skepticism.
With the very large number of reported UFO incidents around the world, many lacking
tangible evidence fall into the category of unsubstantiated speculation.
Oftentimes the reported sightings prove to be a simple case of the mistaken
identification of natural weather phenomena like ball lightning, or the
alignment of planets or stars viewed under unusual atmospheric conditions.
In other cases, conventional or research aircraft (of earthly origin) are
misidentified. And last, but certainly not least, some are proven to be
Every now and then however, there are UFO incidents that defy rational
explanation or patent dismissal. UFO incidents that involve numerous or highly
credible eyewitnesses, and incidents where there are substantive elements of
physical evidence that hold up under serious and legitimate scientific
Now, through the rapid evolution of our own technologies and continued
scientific enlightenment into the mysteries of the physical universe, many of the world’s
most prominent scientific minds believe that we are on the threshold of making
contact with extraterrestrial life.