The Unexplained Phoenix Lights Phenomenon

– Tonight, something strange happened in the skies over Arizona that still hasn’t been fully explained. – An event now known as the Phoenix lights. – It is extraordinary. – No one knows for sure what happened that night in the skies over Arizona in March, but thousands of people saw something. – This week on Buzzfeed Unsolved, we investigate the Phoenix lights, a possible UFO sighting in Phoenix, Arizona. This case is regarded by many to be ^one of the bigger UFO cases of all time, ^mainly because of the amount of witnesses. ^You already look like you’re stoked. – I love it, I love it. (laughs) A lot of times, it’s like ooh, this person saw a lady get abducted by minions, but nobody had a camera.

– Well, not today, friend, not today, because spoiler alert, just take a little peek in there. It’s hot. – You didn’t even look. Ooh, there you go. – There’s so much heat in here. Let’s get into it. – Okay. – (laughs) Okay. ^On March 13th, 1997, around 7 PM, ^a string of about five lights in a V formation ^appeared in the sky above Phoenix, Arizona. The National UFO Reporting Center reported that the first call regarding the lights came in at PM from a retired police officer in Paulden, Arizona, which is about two hours north of Phoenix. The retired police officer reported he saw, quote, ^a cluster of red-orange lights ^arranged in a V formation, end quote. The National UFO Reporting Center reportedly began to get a flood of calls from south of Paulden suggesting the lights were moving in a south-eastern direction. Allegedly, there were over 700 witnesses, including pilots, police officers, and military officials that were lighting up the National UFO Reporting Center’s switchboards looking for an explanation. Some describe the lights as orbs, ^others said triangles. ^A large amount of witnesses describe the lights ^as part of a singular massive craft, ^a craft that made no noise.

– So some people saw a craft, I got a bubble, I got an air bubble in my throat right now, you hear that? You ever get that? This is scary, I don’t sound like myself. – Oh, you sound– – I sound like an alien. – You sound alien. – Yeah, I’m like a pod person. (grunts) Okay. Yeah, you know, that’s that thing, you look in the darkness long enough, you’re gonna see something. – Yeah, 700 people are gonna all hallucinate at the same time. – Yeah. – Okay. – I mean, some of them did, some of them didn’t. I mean, it’s not hallucinating, I’m saying some of the people looked up and said– – Misidentified. – Oh, I see something, I’m staring at the darkness, are those all connected, what’s my mind doing? – Here’s a crazy dot– – In March? – Though this may be, I may be going off the deep end here, but if 700 people say they saw something, what if they actually saw something? – No doubt they saw something, but what is that thing? – Don’t, what? – That’s the question.

– One man named Terry Proctor captured ^one of the only videos of this event. ^The grainy, low-quality video, which we can’t show you ^due to copyright, seemingly displays five lights in a V-like pattern in the sky. ^Around 10 PM, a second set of as many as nine lights ^appeared in the sky, seemingly hovering in the same spot. ^Whether these lights are related to or are in fact the same ^lights from the seven PM sighting, is unclear. However, it’s this set of lights that comprises most of eyewitness testimony, as it was later in the night after the buzz of the first sighting had people on alert.

– It seems like not the usual M.O. for aliens, right, to sort of do a little appetizer? – This is a weird case because there’s a possibility that one was legit and one actually was something normal, but was misidentified, so it confuses things. – Curious. – Or they were the same thing. I think either is just as likely. I think it’s possible that aliens knew they were gonna be seen, or didn’t know that they were gonna be seen, one of them fucked up, was asleep at the wheel, forgot to turn on the cloaking device or some crazy shit like that. – It’s just a button. – And now he’s fired and he’s looking for work. His wife divorced him, his little alien kids don’t have income to live off of, it’s a really bad situation for that alien father. – I don’t think aliens have money. – A laser printer technician named Dana Valentine witnessed the craft from his yard in Phoenix. ^Quote, we could see the outline of a mass ^behind the lights, but you couldn’t actually see the mass. ^It was more like a gray distortion of the night sky, wavy. ^I don’t know exactly what it was, ^but I know it’s not a technology the public ^has heard of before, end quote.

^Tim Ley, a management consultant, described the event ^saying, quote, it was astonishing and a little frightening. ^It was so big and so strange. ^You couldn’t actually see the object, all you could see was the outline, ^as though something was blotting out the stars. ^The lights looked like gas. ^There was a distortion on the surface. ^Also, the light didn’t spill out or shine. ^I’ve never seen a light like that, end quote. According to a USA Today article from the time, air traffic controllers could not see the lights on radar, despite seeing them with their own eyes in the sky. That’s pretty significant. – Yeah. – If there are planes, you would see them on the radar. – Yeah. – So it’s not a plane. – Unless it was stealth. – We’ll get into that later. Based off of reports, it appears that the mysterious spacecraft was enormous, made no sound, moved slowly, and on occasion, would hover over an area. Phoenix physician Dr. Lynne Kitei was a witness of these lights and states, quote, ^it was a mile-wide formation of these orbs ^and I caught them head-on turning into a V, end quote.

^Witness Sue Watson described the craft as, quote, ^a shopping mall flying over my home. ^It had these lights in front and then it was ^totally illuminated underneath, like a yellowish amber. ^It was a totally rounded boomerang shape, end quote. Videos of this second event showed the string of nine lights hovering in the sky. The lights illuminate off and on randomly over the course of a couple minutes while floating in what could be described as a loose, V-like formation. Other videos captured the events of March 13th, 1997 and according to a USA Today article, quote, ^computer analysis of the tapes puts the object ^at 6,000 feet long, or more than a mile, end quote. – With these things, I tend to, you know, I tend to put it first on spooky military activity more so than extraterrestrials.

It just seems like a big gamble for extraterrestrials to just, I mean, if they’re coming down at night in the first place, you know, clearly, and they’re trying to cloak themselves, well great. Maybe hang outside a few miles outside of town. – I mean, really it’s not that much of a gamble. What’s the gamble? They’re clearly more advanced than us, what’s gonna happen? Okay, we see them, we did see them. We’re not gonna attack them. – So pop on by around the afternoon. – Because maybe they– – Let’s get some peepers on that ship. – Maybe they saw us and they were like, hm, not interested. Swipe right, or left, or whatever the fuck Twitter is. Not Twitter, Tinder, just sounded like an 80-year-old man right there.

(laughs) – Whatever Twinder. – Whatever Twinder is. – Twinder. – Uh, yeah. I think maybe they saw, they came to check out resources. They didn’t like what they saw so they just left. While there are people who say the lights were part of one giant craft, there are others who believe the lights themselves were the crafts. ^A truck driver named Bill Greiner’s recollection ^of the event seems to suggest the latter. ^Greiner said that his truck route took him ^within a mile of Luke Air Force Base. ^He states that he witnessed two orbs, one of which was floating over the air force base. At that moment, three F-16s took off, after which the orb pursued one, but then shot up into the sky and disappeared. ^Quote, before this, if anybody had told me ^they saw a UFO, I would have said “yeah, ^”and I believe in the tooth fairy.” Now I’ve got a whole new view.

I may be just a dumb truck driver, but I’ve seen something that don’t belong here. I wish the government would just admit it. You know what it’s like in this city right now? It’s like having 50,000 people in a stadium watch a football game and then having someone tell us we weren’t there, end quote. – Love this guy. – Yeah, I love it. He’s like he realizes the first thing a skeptic is gonna say is “oh, it’s a fuckin’ truck driver.” Check that box. – Yeah. I was gonna say, oh, it’s a fuckin’ truck driver. He got me dead to rights.

– And then he gave a solid analogy of people watching a sporting event and then having people go “hey, you didn’t watch that.” – And he also gave the I was a skeptic until I saw this defense, which is great. Oh yeah, and I believe in the tooth fairy, go fuck yourself. – It was a three-pronged attack. – That’s pretty good. – This guy’s, uh, he’s a savant when it comes to rhetoric.

– Yeah. ^- On May sixth during a council meeting, ^city councilwoman Frances Barwood asks city manager ^Frank Fairbanks if there was going to be an investigation. ^Quote, I asked if anybody knew what this object was ^and could we check into it. ^I was met by a whole bunch of stares, end quote. ^She claims that following the meeting, a city manager approached her and said, quote, you shouldn’t have asked that question, end quote. Then the Arizona Republic published a cartoon of city councilwoman Barwood with a light switch on her forehead and a button on her jacket ^saying, quote, I love UFOs, end quote. Barwood continues, the mayor’s office put signs on my picture in the hallway and I found out afterwards they handed out business cards with my name on it that said speak into the tin foil. I will hear you, end quote.

Despite being ridiculed, Barwood began receiving phone calls from other witnesses all describing the same thing. Nonetheless, for a while, the case went unacknowledged until a USA Today article released three months later, on June 18th, 1997 described the event, effectively bringing the story into the national spotlight. From the article, quote, on March 13th, hundreds of people reported an enormous object or objects in the night sky. It’s the most confounding UFO report in 50 years.

So far, there is no explanation, but the government is not investigating. Local and federal agencies disagree over who should purse the report, end quote. – Yeah, I guess it didn’t, so there’s been almost no coverage of it up until here. – No, and this is three months after the sighting. – ‘Cause this is, this is before YouTube or– – Yeah, no one’s on Twitter going “holy shit.” – Yeah. – ‘Cause, you know, I mean for example, remember, what was it, a couple months ago when the SpaceX launch happened and it looked like the sky was breaking? If that happened in 1997 and we didn’t have Twitter. – Everyone would think it was an alien. – Everyone would think it’s an alien, they would lose their mind. – Yeah. – Of course, the government was, to their credit, able to give an explanation. They even announced it was gonna happen. They said this ship’s, it wasn’t a covert operation, so in that case, I don’t know if it’s too similar, but the internet is a tool of knowledge, I suppose.

– In some ways. – Yeah, or it could be a means of destruction, the end of us. – Just hang in there, everybody. – With the country hungry for answers, then-governor Fife Symington held a press conference ^where he claimed he knew who was responsible ^and brought out the accused. – And now I’ll ask Officer Stein and his colleagues to escort the accused into the room so that we may all look upon the guilty party. Don’t get him too close to me please. (audience laughs) – And it’s here that this story gets interesting, because despite making a joke of the event, Governor Symington would later publicly admit ^that he too had seen the craft.

Quote, I saw a huge craft come right over Squall Peak. It was just breathtaking. As a pilot and a former Air Force officer, I can definitively say that this craft did not resemble any man-made object that I’d ever seen. ^It was certainly not high altitude flares, ^because I’ve never seen flares fly in formation. ^Unquestionably, it was a UFO, end quote. Another interesting fact from Governor Symington ^was the fact that his office did inquire about the object, ^but they never received an answer, ^and if a governor can’t receive an explanation from the powers that be, what could they be hiding? – There’s probably a lot of things they don’t tell governors. – Sure, but not when the governor in question has a state full of people that are pressing him for answers. You would think that they would be like, “hey, I know a lot of people are on you right now. “You’re under a lot of heat. “This is what you do,” but instead they ostracize him, they keep him on the outside to think oh, I wonder what he’s gonna do? Maybe he’ll run his mouth. – I would be more concerned if he did know something.

– I’m just saying that if they had talked to him, he wouldn’t have said anything ever, I think. Because he would have had the fear of god in him. – But then he’s still, he’s still like a loose cannon. – Not necessarily. – They can’t know for sure that if they tell him something, he’s going to, he could go nuts, they don’t know. – Yeah you can, because it’s your job. I’m just saying that by keeping someone in the dark, you’re giving them the liberty to say whatever they really want. – With no basis for it, though. So if anyone hears it, they’re not gonna– – It has a little bit of basis. He’s a governor saying something, so that already inherently has a little bit of basis.

– But he doesn’t know more than anyone else in town. – I know. – Is the thing. – But it just makes it look more suspicious. – I don’t think it does. – I think it does. – Well, agree to disagree here. – All right. With that, let’s get into the theories, of which there are only two. The first theory is the official explanation ^from the Air Force that the lights witnessed in the sky ^were merely flares dropped in a training exercise ^from high altitude that night. ^The military states that the flares were dropped ^over the Barry M. Goldwater range near Gila Bend, Arizona, ^though it’s worth noting that Tuscon’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the base that allegedly carried out the training exercise originally stated that it had no planes in the air at the time.

Former F-16 pilot Ty Groh believes that the lights ^may well have been military flares. He says that flares go where the wind takes them. A breeze may have been able to carry all of them at an equal distance. In June of that year, a local news anchor taped another flare drop by the military, and skeptics suggest it bared a striking resemblance to the Phoenix lights. One important detail is what time the military reportedly dropped flares on the night of the Phoenix lights. The flare drop apparently occurred around 10 PM, ^aka the same time sightings of the second ^set of lights were reported, ^but while that possibly explains those lights, ^that still offers no explanation for the first set ^of lights that were seen nearly three hours earlier.

^One man named Mitch Stanley claims that during the time ^of the first sighting, he happened to be using ^a high-powered telescope capable of seeing ^1,500 times more light than the human eye. When he looked at the first set of lights, he claims they were planes. While compelling, this story seems odd ^when you consider the fact that no planes were reported ^in the air during the time of the first sighting, ^and since it wasn’t just one light, but rather five lights, ^it seems odd that there would be five unaccounted-for ^planes flying in tight formation. – My gut tells me it’s just some shady military activity. Could have been flares, could have been stealths. You know, who knows? – They’ve only given one explanation for the second set of lights, and even that explanation to me is shit, I would say. (laughs) I think it’s a shit explanation.

– This one’s shit. – I just think the flares, even if you do buy the flares, sure, the first set of lights still unexplained, except for one dude with a telescope who’s competing against 700 witnesses. And why the fuck is this guy with a telescope, he just happens to be using a telescope at the exact time of one of the craziest events of all time? – You gotta be honest, telescope people are weird. – (laughs) Yeah, I know, ’cause he’s actually– – We don’t wanna be one of those. – He’s a favorite among skeptics, they’re like “see, this guy’s using a high power telescope with his mama” which he was, he was using, he was in the back– – No, I don’t doubt that he was, that him and his mama were out with their telescope.

I’m just saying telescope people, I mean, how much are they spending on these telescopes? They’re gonna be out there every single night with like a margarita like let’s see what I find. – Yeah that’s true. – Oh, empty sky again, wow what a night. Well, that’s been eight hours, guess I’ll go to sleep ’cause the sun’s coming up. They’re basically vampires. – Then he says to his mom “good scoping.” She goes “good scoping, son” and then they go back to bed. – When are you gonna move out? (laughs) – Which brings us to our next theory, that the lights were not flares, but actual UFOs, ^and perhaps proof of extraterrestrial life.

^On the third year anniversary of the lights, ^another flare demonstration was performed ^to attempt to mimic the lights, ^this time by the National Guard, ^but people remained unconvinced ^that this was what they witnessed three years earlier. ^The flares, quote, flickered and moved erratically, ^end quote, and not in the bizarre grouped fashion ^of the Phoenix lights. Jim Dilettosa, a special effects expert, analyzed videos ^of the lights and said, quote, I have no idea ^what they were, end quote. ^Him and his team detail the orbs as, quote, ^a perfectly uniform light with no variation ^from one edge to the other and no glow.

^They have ruled out lasers, flares, holograms, ^and aircraft lights as sources, end quote. To gain further insight on this case, ^we sat down with ancient alien expert Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. What do you think the plausibility of this event actually happening is? – Well, we know it happened. (laughing) – We do know what happened. Ryan and I agree, we don’t know what it was exactly. – What it was, yes, correct, and what I think is fascinating is that something similar happened seven years earlier in Belgium, which was also seen by thousands upon thousands of people.

Same triangle formation and then also the individual lights. So I think it’s fascinating. – Have you seen anything that could maybe be an early version of what we saw in the Phoenix lights? – Sure, what’s interesting is that Alexander the Great and also in some accounts of ancient Constantinople, there are references of giant flying shields. Giant shields that are glowing in the sky and just crossed, you know, over the lands. So when you have these accounts of ancient flying shields up in the sky that are witnessed by armies, you have to wonder, well, were they all drunk? (laughing) Were they all smoking, or did they actually see something? – Even if the lights were misidentified flares ^or planes, this still doesn’t explain numerous witnesses ^describing a massive craft that the lights were attached to.

^Piggybacking off that, on March 14th, 1997, ^the morning after the Phoenix lights, ^an airman from Luke Air Force Base ^detailed a disturbing story from the day prior. ^He claimed that the base got a call from Prescott Valley ^Airport, quote, reporting an object that had a near-miss with a small Cessna, end quote. He claimed this call came at, quote, ^approximately PM, that they encountered something ^over Phoenix, Arizona, end quote.

^As a result, the airman claims that Luke Air Force Base ^sent two F-15s to investigate. Upon their return to base, here’s how the airman described the pilot of one of the F-15s. Quote, the command pilot of this particular flight, I’ve never seen this man scared, and he was scared to death. He’s not sure what it was. His statement was that they followed this aircraft, it went on a straight-line course. He saw five distinct lights in a triangular pattern. How often would this happen where the military has stealth planes out that they don’t tell Air Force bases about? – It’s possible. – That seems wildly counterproductive to me. You don’t wanna be sending out a bunch of planes to investigate things when you could easily be like “oh yeah, that’s one of ours.” – Yeah, I just feel like the military, you know, it’s hard to pin down. Hard to pin down what they might do. – I think I just made a good point.

– I mean, certainly, certainly a good point for you. – After this revelation, the airman claimed ^the Air Force base, quote, had a complete lockdown. ^All hell broke loose basically ^and the facility was closed, end quote. Noteworthy is that this encounter occurred around PM at the time of the first sighting, about an hour and a half before the military claims they dropped flares.

In response, the Air Force has denied this encounter ever took place. Classic. – I love that, yeah. – Classic, do you think they just have a dartboard that they throw whether or not they’re gonna, they’re gonna deny? – Just spin a wheel. – What should we tell them this time? – Yeah. – I think it would be a fun job to be the person who makes up fake stories that the military leaks. – Spin doctor. – Ooh, a spin doctor. – Yeah. – And then he spins his wheel– – Oh, he spins a wheel! – That has topics on it– – It’s all very literal. – And it has topics on it. – We’re going with flares, unfortunately. – And everyone in the office who had flares in their pool is like “yeah!” – They choke Alf a little bit more. (Ryan laughs) – It makes sense that the Air Force would deny this story, since denying interest in UFOs is something that the government has already done. ^In December 2017, it was found that the nation’s defense department had used $22 million of their annual $600 billion budget for an advanced aerospace threat identification program. ^Defense department officials admitted that for years, ^the program had been investigating ^unidentified flying objects.

^Here’s a quote from a New York Times article on a 60-minute documentary on this topic detailing documents provided in the documentary. Quote, documents that describe sightings of aircraft that seem to move at very high velocities with no visible signs of propulsion, or that hovered with no apparent means of lift, end quote. Why do you think the government approaches the topic of UFOs with such trepidation? Why do you think they’re so against it? – That’s a great question because as we now know, ever since the ’50s and the ’60s, you know, open-minded people like the three of us and our great audience, we’ve always been laughed at and oh, you know, those are the kooks, those are the crazies. And then there’s reports coming out, well, we’ve been studying this, you know, files and files with hundreds of thousands of documents, world-wide, not just by the US government, but by governments from Brazil, England, all over the place, that ultimately, this stuff has been investigated and the fact that the Pentagon in December of 2017 released a statement saying “hey, we’re investigating UFOs,” that to me indicates that we’ve passed, or we are experiencing a paradigm shift, which is great.

– In the end, neither skeptics nor believers can concretely prove what happened that night. Despite hundreds of witnesses across an entire state, the world seems content to leave what transpired that night as a mystery. Perhaps one day we’ll have an answer, but for now, the case remains unsolved. (mysterious music) .

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Have Aliens Already Made Contact with Humans?

The prospect of being alone in the universe is, at least in my opinion, an extremely underwhelming answer to the question of “what else is out there”. Which is why I and so many others may cling to the smallest sign of proof that aliens do in fact exist. And to go even further, that they are already in contact with us on Earth. After all, it would be one of the most incredible truths that could ever come out of human history.

So is it possible? Well, no one can say for sure, but to give you some more signs of proof to cling to, on this Sci-5, I present you with 5 Signs aliens may already be in contact with humans. 5. Technology jump after Roswell Reverse engineering is a very real thing that happens in the science field. There is no argument that scientists and engineers take foreign or ancient technology apart to determine how it works, and use that information to apply to new technologies. This is supposedly what happened to the alien technology that allegedly landed in New Mexico in 1947. Jack Shulman was the head of the American Computer Company. He also worked at many major technology companies such as Bell Labs, and IBM. During his time at ACC, he says he was approached by someone whom he refers to as “the consultant”. The consultant gave him some documents, which included a laboratory notebook from the late 40s, placing them after Roswell. They were from a special projects group called the “Z Division”, which worked with the US government to complete technical assessments of foreign nuclear programs and weapons capabilities.

The “Z Division” coincidently, originated in Roswell. Between 1947 and 1948, Harry Truman contracted AT&T with the overseeing and management of US nuclear arsenal and the commercialization of derived product technologies from the nuclear bomb. In 1949 the contract became official, and AT&T became increasingly important in the project, eventually taking near control of the Z-Division. Also at this time in 1947, the transistor was miraculously invented by three AT&T researchers. One of which went on to win a Nobel Prize for the invention. What puzzles so many, is that in 1946 AT&T did not possess the technology needed to create the transistor, but somehow one year later they solidified ties with top-secret government projects and invented the incredibly important piece of technology.

Shulman, who claims he was skeptical of the information that came his way at first, says he was always somewhat mystified as to where the technology was actually created, but eventually, when the information came his way, it all seemed to make sense. In the late 90s, he published the documents to the American Computer Company website, which generated loads of feedback from people all over the world. He was invited to join many news outlets, including ABC, and not surprisingly, Coast to Coast with Art Bell. Jack’s claims were taken very seriously by many due to his closeness with people who worked on the project. When he was attending school, he lived with Jack Morton and was good friends with his son.

Morton was the administrative head of the transistor project. Shulman believes he is the one who originally leaked the documents. Morton had not been given any of the credit for the project and was quite angry about that. Especially when the Nobel Prize became involved. As the years went on, his relationship with AT&T became worse and worse. The fraying relationship came to an end in 1972 when Dr. Morton was found knocked unconscious and set on fire in his car. Jack believes this is because the company was afraid of him releasing information, information that years later ended up on his desk.

There is a lot more to this story, and I encourage you all to read the Jack Shulman lecture linked below if you are interested in finding out more. 4. Reputable people’s testimonies If Jack Shulman’s account of Roswell doesn’t convince you, then perhaps even more reputable figures may. Many political figures, celebrities, and people of power have openly discussed their experiences and belief in aliens and alien contact.

Some of the more famous claims can be attributed to former US presidents Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter. Both, who on separate occasions say they have witnessed UFOs. There are countless more notable people who have reported witnessing UFOs, but these claims start to get really interesting once we move past simple sightings. There are an incredible number of former and current government workers who have come forward to say their government is hiding information about extraterrestrial initiatives, but in this video, we are going to focus on two that caught my eye due to their positions, and rational approach to the topic.

The first will come from the United States. Most of you may be aware of the stories that broke in many major news outlets in late 2017 about a former Pentagon UFO Investigator who came forward with claims that UFOs were in fact real. After years of working for the Pentagon, Luis Elizondo decided to come forward about his experience in the search for aliens. In October of 2017, he resigned from the Department of Defense in protest of what he claimed was excessive secrecy surrounding the program, also citing he was frustrated with internal opposition to it following funding cuts in 2012.

Not long after this, in an interview to CNN, he stated, “”my personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.” While he danced around the words a little bit, he did also strongly hint that there was evidence that caused him to believe UFOs not only existed but have already visited Earth. Despite no longer working with the government, Luis has continued his work searching for extraterrestrials, and bringing the information to the public by joining former Blink 182 frontman and notable alien enthusiast and researcher Tom DeLonge in the To The Stars Academy.

He now holds the role as Director of Global Security & Special Programs. Moving a bit north, Paul Hellyer was the Minister of Defence for Canada from 1963, to 1967. Paul has also served various terms in other political positions for the Canadian government, and is the longest serving member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, just above Prince Philip.


Hellyer has been very outspoken of his belief in extraterrestrials and says they have been in contact with humans for many years. He is known as the highest-ranked alien believer on earth, and his claims are taken seriously enough to make national headlines in major news sources in Canada, including the National Post, and The Toronto Star.

It wasn’t until 2005, at 81 years old that Paul decided to go public with his information. He says that at least four different types of aliens have visited our planet, and many more exist. He also states that there is a “federation” of sorts that has a rule not to interfere with human affairs. Therefore, they simply observe us. He states that at least two of the types of aliens that have visited us are completely benign. He also says that they are not very impressed with our actions on Earth, citing clear-cutting, dumping sewage, and other rather distasteful habits we have. He makes many more claims about extraterrestrials and on an immense amount of other topics. If this interest you, I highly recommend checking out more of his claims. 3. There are some physical pieces of evidence that have the opportunity to be interpreted as possible documented proof of alien encounters dating back even as far as ancient times. To begin, there are many religions that have stories of flying machines descending from the sky.

In religious texts, these are most often referred to as deities coming from heaven, but when looking at the stories with a modern eye, some details may point toward the possibility of alien encounters. There are many examples to choose from, but to focus on a few, in the bible Elijah is taken into the sky by what is described as a chariot of fire. At the time, a chariot was really the only type of vehicle, which makes it somewhat safe to assume that even if it was a flying vehicle, like a spaceship, it may still have been described as a chariot.

Also in biblical times, electricity had yet to be discovered so lights would simply be described as fire. So could this chariot of fire actually had been a bright ufo? In Indian Sanskrit writings, there are many other references to Vimanas, or flying machines. The Bhagavata Purana describes a metal aircraft that appeared to be in two places at once. The king Ravana was said to have his own called the Pushpaka Vimana. This account was actually made into a 1987 movie, and was then rebooted in 2016. It’s possible these stories could be metaphors, or even just stories, but is it also possible they could be describing UFO encounters or in the case of Elijah, alien abductions? Aside from religious stories, it is also possible to reason that the Ancient Egyptians may have had encounters with extraterrestrials. Scribes of the pharaoh Thutmose III from 1440 BC describe fiery disks passing over the sky. Also, as many of you may be familiar with, there is the case of the mysterious hieroglyphics from the Temple of Seti that appear to depict futuristic vehicles including a helicopter, tank, and even what looks like a spaceship. While no rational explanation can be proved, it is heavily believed these have been altered over the years, or are even just pure coincidence.

But is it possible our minds jump to these conclusions simply because we cannot believe what we don’t know? This specific idea can be quite the rabbit hole to fall down, but if you’re up to challenge your thoughts, and the status quo, I suggest you take a dive. 2. Although some may seem, and probably are incredibly ridiculous and unlikely, the abundance of UFO sightings from around the world are impossible to ignore. For every few reports with clear rational explanations, comes a real stumper that is hard to brush off, especially those with multiple witnesses. For example, the 1965 Kecksburg UFO incident where thousands of people across six different American states and one Canadian province saw a metal object catch on fire and fall into a small village just outside of Pittsburg.

Many witnesses reported that they saw what they assumed to be a meteor falling to the ground, however as it came closer to the Earth people started to notice the object appeared to be of a metallic formation. The object also supposedly dropped hot metal debris of Michigan and northern Ohio. The authorities had many explanations including space debris falling from orbit, a missile test gone wrong, and even a plane crash. In the town of Kecksburg where the object supposedly landed, a young boy and his mother claimed to have seen blue smoke coming from the landing spot, and called the local authorities. Many responded including local police and volunteer firefighters. The object was described as and acorn shape roughly the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, featuring images that looked like ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics on the sides. Soon after initial response, the military arrived, secured the area, and ordered civilians to leave.

After their investigation they reported that they found “absolutely nothing”. Thousands of reports about UFOs are made every year around the world. There’s a good chance even you may have witnessed something you really aren’t able to explain. So is it safe to say this is enough proof that we are in fact being visited by aliens? What do you think? 1. There is also the possibility that aliens really are in contact with humans, and not only are they observing us, but they may also be studying us, and its possible we don’t know, because we never remember. Abductions are much less reported than UFO sightings, but there are still an abundance of claims that have eerily similar details. One of the most common occurrences in the case of an abduction is lost time, and many people do not remember anything that happened until much later, if at all. So in theory, it could be possible that you or someone you know has been abducted in the past, but has no memory of it. Fortunately, some people are able to recall bits and pieces of their experience.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about abduction reports is how similar most of them are. Researchers have even created a rough timeline of events that coincide with most cases. The timeline is as follows, capture, examination and procedures, conference, where the aliens communicate, usually telepathically with the abductee, then the tour of the vessel, the return, which is followed by a euphoric sense of love and metaphysical change, and then the aftermath. A prime example of this is the famous Betty and Barney Hill case. The couple was driving home late at night in September of 1961 when they stopped their car to observe strange lights overhead. The next thing they knew hours had passed and they were 35 miles closer to home than they had been, and they had no idea what had happened. Betty called a close friend who worked at an air base to report a UFO sighting.

She was told that two other reports were made in that area based on radar data. Weeks later Betty began having nightmares about being aboard a spacecraft and having medical procedures done on her. Eventually the two of them decided to undergo hypnosis where they both told a story about being abducted, experimented on, and were told by aliens that the beings were from a planet Zeta Reticuli. Many other cases following this chain of events have been reported.There have even been UFO sightings where the witness reports lost time, but not an abduction. So is it possible aliens are researching us right now, and we simply just can’t remember? Is it possible that you or I have already been abducted? It’s hard to say, but it sure doesn’t seem as impossible as some may believe. Thanks for checking out this Sci-5. If you liked this video, don’t forget to like and subscribe. Also check out my last video, 5 Weird And Unusual Locations From Around The World, and be sure to stay tuned for future Sci-5s on all things science, and science fiction.

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Why Can’t We See Evidence of Alien Life?

Somewhere out there in that vast universe, there must surely be countless other planets teeming with life, but why don’t we see any evidence of it? Well, this is the famous question asked by Enrico Fermi in 1950: “Where is everybody?” Conspiracy theorists claim that UFOs are visiting all the time and the reports are just being covered up, but honestly, they aren’t very convincing. But that leaves a real riddle. In the past year, the Kepler space observatory has found hundreds of planets just around nearby stars, and if you extrapolate that data, it looks like there could be half a trillion planets just in our own galaxy.


If only one in 10,000 has conditions that might support a form of life, that’s still 50 million possible life-harboring planets right here in the Milky Way. So here’s the riddle. Our Earth didn’t form until about 9 billion years after the Big Bang. Countless other planets in our galaxy should have formed earlier and given life a chance to get underway billions or certainly many millions of years earlier than happened on Earth.



If just a few of them had spawned intelligent life and started creating technologies, those technologies would have had millions of years to grow in complexity and power. On Earth, we’ve seen how dramatically technology can accelerate in just 100 years. In millions of years, an intelligent alien civilization could easily have spread out across the galaxy, perhaps creating giant energy-harvesting artifacts, or fleets of colonizing spaceships, or glorious works of art that fill the night sky. At the very least, you’d think they’d be revealing their presence, deliberately or otherwise, through electromagnetic signals of one kind or another. And yet we see no convincing evidence of any of it. Why? Well, there are numerous possible answers, some of them quite dark. Maybe a single, superintelligent civilization has indeed taken over the galaxy, and has imposed strict radio silence because it’s paranoid of any potential competitors. It’s just sitting there ready to obliterate anything that becomes a threat. Or maybe they’re not that intelligent. Or perhaps, the evolution of an intelligence capable of creating sophisticated technology is far rarer than we’ve assumed.

After all, it’s only happened once on Earth in 4 billion years. Maybe even that was incredibly lucky. Maybe we are the first such civilization in our galaxy. Or, perhaps, civilization carries with it the seeds of its own destruction through the inability to control the technologies it creates. But there are numerous more hopeful answers. For a start, we’re not looking that hard, and we’re spending a pitiful amount of money on it. Only a tiny fraction of the stars in our galaxy have really been looked at closely for signs of interesting signals. And perhaps, we’re not looking the right way. Maybe as civilizations develop, they quickly discover communication technologies far more sophisticated and useful than electromagnetic waves. Maybe all the action takes place inside the mysterious recently discovered dark matter, or dark energy, that appear to account for most of the universe’s mass. Or maybe we’re looking at the wrong scale. Perhaps intelligent civilizations come to realize that life is ultimately just complex patterns of information interacting with each other in a beautiful way, and that can happen more efficiently at a small scale.

So just as on Earth, clunky stereo systems have shrunk to beautiful, tiny iPods, maybe intelligent life itself, in order to reduce its footprint on the environment, has turned itself microscopic, so the Solar System might be teeming with aliens, and we’re just not noticing them. Maybe the very ideas in our heads are a form of alien life. Well, okay, that’s a crazy thought. The aliens made me say it. But it is cool that ideas do seem to have a life all of their own, and that they outlive their creators. Maybe biological life is just a passing phase. Well, within the next 15 years, we could start seeing real spectroscopic information from promising nearby planets that will reveal just how life-friendly they might be.

And meanwhile SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, is now releasing its data to the public so that millions of citizen scientists, maybe including you, can bring the power of the crowd to join the search. And here on Earth, amazing experiments are being done to try to create life from scratch, life that might be very different from the DNA forms we know. All of this will help us understand whether the universe is teeming with life or, whether indeed, it’s just us. Either answer, in its own way, is awe-inspiring, because even if we are alone, the fact that we think and dream, and ask these questions might yet turn out to be one of the most important facts about the universe. And I have one more piece of good news for you. The quest for knowledge and understanding never gets dull. It doesn’t. It’s actually the opposite. The more you know, the more amazing the world seems. And it’s the crazy possibilities, the unanswered questions, that pull us forward. So, stay curious. .

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UFO Sightings in Colorado

JUDY MESSOLINE: We have pretty bizarre things happen here. Most of the people I know down here have seen something bizarre at one time or another. No, we don’t discuss it a whole bunch, but they believe. They think there’s something going on, too. My partner and I moved to the San Luis Valley to raise cattle, did not move here for UFOs, and didn’t even realize that this was a hot spot of the nation for sightings. And I knew nothing about them anyway. Well, then I started meeting some of the locals down here. And they all had UFO stories– I mean, one after another after another, even to the point where there was a real estate company years ago that would make people who bought land from them sign a disclaimer saying that they were aware that there was UFO activity in this valley.

So anyway, it got to the point I’d giggle and say, we need a UFO watchtower, never ever thinking I’d ever do it. Well, after four and a half years of struggling with cows, because they don’t eat sand really well, they about broke me. So I was talking to one of the farmers one day and I said, I’ve had to sell the cows. I don’t want to sell my land. And he said, you need to put up that UFO watchtower you giggled about. You’d have fun. It was just going to be a little old mom and pop business. We’d be open in the summer, closed in the winter, catch that tourist traffic off the highway, never thinking we would ever see anything from here. I mean, that was not even a vision. Well, from the time we opened, we started seeing things. And as of now, and this is November, we have had 67 sightings from just here since we opened.

One night we had about 60 people over here. And there was a couple sitting up from on the bench. And the woman jumps up just screaming. Do you see them? Do you see them? They were so high up that if she hadn’t pointed them out, I would have never seen them. And there was one here and one here, and they were moving remarkably fast towards the north. The one in the front stopped, and it waited for the one behind to catch up. And when that one caught up, the two of them took off, and there was a streak of light across the sky.

Another night it looked like a shooting star, and it was over here on the other side of the sand dunes. And it’s coming down. I’m watching this shooting star, OK? And it gets below the peaks of the mountains, and it lost its momentum, and it started to float like this. Well see, that makes sense to my weird mind. But anyway, what didn’t make sense is it went straight back up. So it wasn’t a shooting star. So many bizarre things have happened here in the last 12 years.

And I tell folks, maybe you don’t quite get all of this, OK? But you better have an open mind, because something’s going on up there in that cosmos, so we just don’t know about. And do I believe now? You betcha. JAY YOUNG: I’ve seen some pretty strange things. I’ve seen things that I’ve never even heard of before. I think there’s a lot of things in this universe that we don’t understand, and maybe we’re not meant to. Elvis. Here, buddy, buddy. Oh, there he is. How you doing big dog? Hey. JAY YOUNG: How’s my big boy? Yes. How’s my big boy? I was born in Texas, but I had the good sense to move to Colorado when I was six months old and been in the valley almost ever since.

My name is Jay Young, and I’m the manager of Colorado Gators Reptile Park. I’ve known Judy for quite a while, I guess. I went to the UFO watchtower probably the first year she opened it. It was a novel idea. She knew there was all these sightings in the San Luis Valley. And as she’s told you, I’m sure, she’s seen things since then. Do you know about Snippy the horse, right? First documented animal mutilation, possible UFO mutilation, happened here in the San Luis Valley back in the late ’60s. And it was a horse named Snippy the horse. It was just totally stripped bare.

But where the meat ended on the neck, the flesh was cauterized. There was no blood in the horse’s body, and there were no signs of any predators or anything strange around it. We just found this horse with the flesh missing off of its head. And we had an ostrich disappear. It’s missing to this day. It’s been four years now. Nobody ever saw this ostrich. So we decided to name him Snippy, if he ever does show up. I think the San Luis Valley probably draws a lot of supernatural or extraterrestrial activity possibly because of the geothermal water.

And there’s a lot of crazy people here who probably see things that they didn’t actually see, too. And then, the San Luis Valley draws strange people, so it might as well draw strange aircraft as well. JUDY MESSOLINE: Some say that its the vastness of the valley, because it’s so huge and not highly populated. Others say it’s a spiritually of the valley. Others say that there’s an E.T. base in Mount Blanca over here. Well, all of this sounds really good. But it didn’t make sense to my mind. Then I got a magazine from Great Britain. And in that magazine it said that the majority of their sightings was where there were hot water wells. That makes sense. From one end to this valley to the other, we have geothermal water. JAY YOUNG: We have very little atmosphere here at our elevation.

We have very little pollution. We have very clear skies. We do a lot of watching just from our front yard. Judy built a nice place for people to go and hang out that didn’t have a front yard here. JUDY MESSOLINE: The folks who come here to visit, first thing I ask is have you ever had any UFO experiences? Some will come right out and say, oh yeah. But folks have made fun of them for relating their stories. And I said, how can people do that? People have these experiences, don’t make fun of them. DAN: Everyone, whether they’re skeptical or not, everybody wants to think we’re not alone. Yeah, I’ve seen lights in the sky and objects that seem to hover and then take off quickly. AMANDA: I was up in the mountains with my friend near Denver. And it was the middle of the day, and we saw something that was just hovering for a long time.

It was just like an orb that was brightening and dimming. But it was still for a really long time, and then it moved. JOE: I just left my house. I was on my way into town and had some lights coming over towards us from where Blanca is. And as it was coming towards us, it seemed to come down, get brighter and brighter as it was coming down. It was a pretty good ways up there, though. And all of a sudden, it went from going straight at us and took an immediate right and went off and just disappeared off into the sky. KENNY: We have what we call the mystery lights. It’s lights we see over top of the mountains, not moving, not blinking.

So it’s not really an airplane or nothing, doesn’t look quite like a star. So we don’t really know what it is, so we just called it mystery lights. JAY YOUNG: I’m driving up Highway 17 one night. I saw three lights off to the left. And then they went over the mountains in less than 10 seconds. I calculated it out that there was no sonic boom from them taking off, breaking the sound barrier.

So that was strange. And then I calculated it out. They were going upwards of 21,000 miles per hour. JOSH: I’ve actually never experienced anything. And I’ve never seen anything myself in the area. But I believe it. In the cities and valley, there’s a lot of stuff going on, a lot of buildings. But out here in the open, you can really see everything in the sky. I’m sure there has been plenty of sightings out here. There’s plenty of room for it. JUDY MESSOLINE: If extraterrestrials were mean, we wouldn’t be here, kids.

Because their technology is so much greater than ours. We wouldn’t be here. There’s a painting over there. And the woman who did the painting is an abductee. She has been abducted for, oh gosh, since she was just a child. And she’s 50 now. And now she tries to make it a positive experience. And yeah, she was scared. But that’s human nature. We’re going to be scared about the unknown. I used to watch Mulder on TV and stuff. But as far as really being into it, I was a horse person. I was not somebody that was out here staring at the sky all the time. Now, I wish I would have taken the time to stare at the sky, because there’s some amazing stuff that goes on up there.

You look at all the turmoil that we go through here on Earth and the changes, and there has to be something better. .

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