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Do Ya Think UFOs Might Have Pilots?

In Feeling Alienated, second book in my Other Worldly series, protagonist Rowan Layne goes off on the absurdity of government officials willing to discuss UFOs, but not the reality that a living entity, as in an alien, might be piloting them.

In my novel, I was referring to an actual $22 million US government program known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) from 2007-2012. Its purpose was to study UFOs, and existed, ostensibly, to keep up with similar programs in other nations, such as China.

Numbers and names were changed in Feeling Alienated to protect potential delicate sensibilities. But one wonders why this issue hasn’t been raised before.

I’ll let Rowan speak for me from her newspaper column on the subject:

Senate Majority Leader Jerry Meade defended $25 million earmarked for studying UFOs. Yet when interviewed by the media, the senator said, “I am happy to discuss it but will not talk about little green men. If you want to talk science, I’m all for that.”

This despite a zealous pursuit of funding from Congress for UFO research in the name of “national security.” To protect from what? Science?

One ponders why public officials would validate existence of UFOs, yet adamantly refuse to speculate on who’s flying them. Why did our government spend taxpayer millions to investigate potential alien spacecraft but not pilots? It seems either naively shortsighted or protectionist, and reeks of prescient paranoia.

Senator Meade grew up in a Nevada town called Searchlight, a lonely enclave in the saddle of two mountain ranges. What did he see there that led him to enlist fellow members of Congress to research UFOs? Do he and others scoff at “little green men” to avert our attention? And if we consider ourselves superior intelligent life forms, perhaps it’s time we start acting like it.

Congressional funding for the AATIP was apparently easy to obtain at the time because Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska had pull over military spending. Stevens admitted to wanting to look into UFOs since he flew for the Army Air Corps and had an experience of his own:

“I was flying an airplane and there was a vehicle that was right with me and I could not get rid of it. I would go up, down, sideways, whatever. Then I went down to the ground and asked, ‘what was that up there?’ And they said they saw nothing.”

If former Senator Stevens saw a UFO when he was a military pilot, why didn’t he ponder whether the vessel he observed was also piloted by a sentient being?

Again, why an obsession with spacecraft yet no intellectual curiosity regarding who created and operates this astonishing technology?

Some of the most credible stories and UFO sightings have come from our military aviators.

Former Senator Harry Reid of Nevada has noted in media interviews that advances in US military technology have given pilots better photos and videos of UFOs. Our pilots, he said, have reported that UFOs can do things that are impossible for US military jets to duplicate. Like travelling over 3,000 miles per hour.

Additionally, hundreds of people have seen UFOs, sometimes all at the same time.

If it’s really a matter of “national security,” as ubiquitously claimed, why is no one willing to talk about little green men, or anyone else who might be piloting the unidentifiable advanced-technology aircraft?

It’s illogical and utterly ridiculous to pretend UFO technology simply materialized in the atmosphere for humans to observe without an actual entity behind its creation.

And since UFOs don’t appear to be hostile towards our heavily weaponized military aircraft, what’s with the so-called threat to national security?

Is the real “threat” that some entity not of Earth might be better at technology and diplomacy than we are?

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