Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Thirteen UFO Quotes

by Jack Brummet, Alien Lore & Unexplained Phenomena ed.

I have argued flying saucers with lots of people. I was interested in possible. They do not appreciate that the problem is not to demonstrate whether it's possible or not but whether it's going on or not. — Richard Feynman
  • UFOs: The reliable cases are uninteresting and in the interesting cases are unreliable. — Carl Sagan, Other Worlds, 1975. 
  • 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. 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 objects in the sky.
  • If I become President, I'll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists. — President Jimmy Carter
  • 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. — Paul Hellyer, Canada's Defence Minister from 1963-67, speech at the University of Toronto, 25 September 2005.

  • The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously. — Mikhail Gorbachev, 'Soviet Youth,' 4 May 1990.
  • A circle of fire coming in the sky, noiseless, one rod long with its body and one rod wide. After some days these things became more numerous, shining more than the brightness of the sun. — From a series of Egyptian hieroglyphs on a papyrus dated to the reign of Thutmose III (1504-1450 BC)
  • I've been asked [about UFOs] and I've said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization. —   Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17, in Los Angeles Times, 1973.

  • 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. —   Albert M. Chop, deputy public relations director at NASA
  • I can assure you that, given they exist, these flying saucers are made by no power on this Earth. — President Harry S. Truman, 4 April 1950, at a press conference.
  • 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. — Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper,  Mercury 7

  •  I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets which obviously are a little more … advanced than we are… — Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Mercury 7, letter to the United Nations, 1978.
  • We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from. —   Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, after his Apollo 14 Moon flight in 1971.


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