Aliens and UFOs FAQ

Who sees UFOs?
All kinds of people see UFOs. It does not matter whether you are rich or poor, educated or uneducated, young or old. In fact, many people who report seeing UFOs were not even looking for them when they had their sighting. The chances for seeing a UFO are greater for those people who live in small towns or in the country and are outside late at night. Many pilots see ufo’s but do not report them for the most part.

What do UFOs look like?
UFOs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are only small spots of light that move in strange patterns across the night sky. These are called nocturnal lights (NLs) and are the most commonly reported type of UFO. Nocturnal lights are not really very interesting because the witness can see little detail. Faraway objects, often disk- or saucer-shaped, seen in the daytime are called daylight disks (DDs). When UFOs approach much nearer to witnesses (within 500 feet), these sightings are called close encounters.

Are there any evidences or proofs supporting the existence of UFOs?
There are few unquestionably authentic pictures of UFOs. Many so-called UFO photographs are really natural phenomena (such as strangely shaped clouds) or are light leaks in the camera or flaws that were introduced when the film was developed. Some photos are deliberate hoaxes made by people who want you to believe they have seen UFOs; for any number of reasons, such as fame, money, or to promote a religious or philosophical viewpoint or to try and debunk and discredit the field of ufology.

How can you recognize a UFO hoax?
Although tens of thousands of UFOs have been reported over the past forty years, less than 1% have been shown to be hoaxes. For the most part, competent UFO investigators have been able to recognize hoaxes almost immediately. The most common type of UFO hoax is a prank balloon, which involves tying a flare or candle to a helium-filled balloon. On rare occasions elaborate hoaxes have been perpetrated, necessitating a more extensive investigation.

What are the most interesting cases for ufologists to study?
The most important cases for learning more about UFOs are those with multiple witnesses and reports in which the UFO leaves some sort of physical trace or effect. Physical trace cases involving ground markings or electromagnetic effects are called Close Encounters of the Second Kind (CE-2s). When a UFO is observed visually and picked up by radar simultaneously, this case is cataloged as a Radar-Visual (R-V) sighting.

What do I do to become a ufologist?

There is no formal training required to become a ufologist. In fact, ufology is not so much a professional career as it is a hobby. That is, most researchers study and work in this field on a voluntary basis and have educated themselves about the subject. It is impossible to predict what discipline, whether in the social or physical sciences, will contribute to a further understanding of the UFO phenomenon, so knowledge and perspective of any field of learning may shed light on the phenomenon.

  • Read the serious and relevant UFO literature.
  • Learn about the UFO investigators and research organizations.
  • Know the facts behind the phenomenon.
  • Study the data and do not confuse facts with speculation.
  • Examine the research methods and arguments of skeptics.
  • Remember that honest and serious skepticism requires an understanding of the data, relevant scientific and social research, and some knowledge of the history of the UFO phenomenon.
  • Register at the Monstrous Forum

Is the government involved in UFOs?
At present, the United States government does not officially investigate UFO sightings, although there is some evidence suggesting that various governmental agencies continue to maintain a secret interest in the subject. During the past sixty years, however, there have been several projects and investigative panels that examined the UFO evidence, at least superficially. Because UFOs are an aerial henomenon, between 1947 and 1969 the U.S. Air Force was charged with organizing several projects to investigate UFO reports. The most famous was Project Blue Book, which existed from 1952 to 1969. The military considered UFO reports seriously only because it believed that they could be used to confuse and overwhelm our intelligence and communication operations, thereby making America vulnerable to surprise attack by some foreign power.

Are people ever been hurt by UFOs?

People occasionally report feeling pain or receiving an injury during a UFO encounter or abduction. Physical effects include eye irritation, sunburn, skin cuts, and sickness. After the experience, witnesses may have nightmares and feel anxious, and they may undergo personality changes or changes in their beliefs about important life issues. Witnesses, especially abductees, claim later UFO encounters and other experiences with the paranormal, such as poltergeist activity or the development of psychic powers.

Why are people so afraid of aliens?
We are afraid of anything we don’t understand. Many people live in fear of being invaded, and controlled. If abduction cases are to be believed, it is almost without exception that people who claim to have been abducted by aliens are rendered helpless by these creatures. If an alien race did land on earth, we might be relegated to a slave race, working for the aliens, or a source of food. Sci-Fi movies have contributed to various scenarios on this subject.

Why are alien races would be be so interested in our planet?

As depicted by many Hollywood movies, many people believe that alien races might be in need of our natural resources, like water, salt, or minerals that are lacking or failing on their planet. One of the more sinister theory is that they might be running out of food on their planet, and need human beings to supplement their food source.