In 1991 The United Nations Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer
Space formulated a ‘Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following
the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence’ The move declared that the
committee would make no response to signals from outer space ‘until appropriate
international consultations had taken place.’ Professor Donald Tarter from SETI
states that a leader such as Saddam Hussein might send out a message to the
aliens in question claiming that he is the legitimate ruler of the world and the
aliens might believe him. (18)
Former UN Secretary
General U Thant
"I consider that UFOs are the most important problem facing the
United Nations next to the war in Vietnam." (19) US General Chidlaw, In
charge of United States Continental Air defence. In February 1953 Chidlaw went on record to
state; "We have stacks of reports about flying
saucers. We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and
planes trying to intercept them."
Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a Vatican Theologian close to the
Pope, went on national Italian television five times in the early months of 1998
to state that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon. He announced that the Vatican is receiving
information regarding extraterrestrial contact from its nuncios (embassies) in
various countries such as Mexico, Chile and Venezuela. He added that he is a member of a Vatican
commission looking at extraterrestrial encounters and how to cope with its
implications, for inevitably Catholicism will be in need for a major doctrinal
updating should ET contacts ever be formally acknowledged.
Dr James E.
McDonald, Professor of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona
"I have absolutely no idea where the UFOs come from or how they
are operated, but after ten years of research, I know they are something from
outside our atmosphere." 1967 (21). McDonald has also stated "I speak not only
from intimate knowledge of the past investigations but also from three years of
detailed personal research, involving interviews with more than five hundred
witnesses in selected UFO cases, chiefly in the United States. In my opinion,
the UFO problem, far from being the ‘nonsense problem’ it has been labelled by
many scientists, constitutes an area of extraordinary scientific interest."
Albert M Chop, NASA and Project Blue Book
"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." Chop was deputy public relations officer for NASA and former
United States Air Force spokesman for Project Blue Book. Chop also stated in
Sightings: UFOs "The Air Force has never denied the possibility that
interplanetary spacecraft exist. There are many people in the Air Force who
believe in UFOs."
Air Chief Marshall Lord
Dowding, former Commanding Officer of the British Royal Air Force
Lord Dowding stated in August 1954 "Of course the flying
saucers are real and they are interplanetary."
Captain Edward J Ruppelt, a former Chief of the Air Force who
actually headed Project Blue Book scorned the ongoing quest for proof in his
1956 book, ‘The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects’, by asking "does a
UFO have to land at the river entrance to the Pentagon near the Joint Chief of
Staffs’ Office? Or is it proof when a ground radar station detects a UFO, sends
a jet to intercept it, the pilot sees it, and locks on with his radar, only to
have the UFO streak away at a phenomenal speed. Is it proof when a jet pilot
fires at a UFO and sticks to his story even under the threat of court martial."
Dr Maurice Bilot,
leading aerodynamicists and mathematical physicists
"The least probable explanation is that these things UFOs are
artificial and controlled. My opinion for some time has been that they have an
extraterrestrial origin." (24)
In a speech given to the United States Military Academy on
12th May 1962 General MacArthur stated: "You now face a new world, a world of change. We speak in strange terms, of harnessing the cosmic energy, of
ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some
other planetary galaxy."