Currently on the UFO Iconoclast(s) Blog the idea of the whole UFO story being some type of hoax was brought up by Rich, as per my comments surrounding the coincidence of Adamski’s “crafts”, or identical ones, possibly being witnessed by others.
This theory cuts to the heart of one of the reasons I am interested in this subject.
For instance, many comments have been proffered by interested parties that the UFOs have always been sightings of man-made craft; that these objects have been actually secret experimental craft.
A problem with this scenario rests with the thought that this would have to mean that there is some sort of conspiracy to convince the people at large that we are being invaded by an “alien power”.
Air Force documents have demonstrated many times that many officials were of the opinion that we are NOT, and never have been, seeing evidence of some highly advanced technology from an “alien power.” This exact terminology was used in the paperwork generated by the Vandalia Airport sightings of March, 1950. In fact it was said that all sightings were misidentifications.
see last two pages of memo on subject here:
This can’t be the truth, though, based on many sightings by credible witnesses “of incredible things,” many of which do indeed seem to imply the existence of some other group, who have highly advanced technology at their disposal. This is why the ET hypothesis can not be ruled out.
If this was all a hoax, perpetrated by the government, wouldn’t they be the first to try and fan the flames…instead of the other way around?
That’s part of the problem.