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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

The Arrival of UFOs and Our Hunt for Aliens

Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...

With the Christmas just two days away, the never-ending debate on the evidence of UFOs got a boost that is similar in every sense to the very boost that the UFOs normally get in aero dynamical sense, when the latter realized they were on our retina, rather than on government-owned radar.

The latest sensation on UFOs was triggered off by two US Navy Pilots who s used to serve in a shadowy US Defence programme that monitored the activities of UFO.

The two pilots in question referred to a stunning encounter, supported by irrefutable video evidence that took place in 2004.

Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight, who were in training over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego at the time, according to the latest revelation. The pilots, the report says, got a strange call from a radio operator, whose unit had been tracking strange aircraft in the region for about two weeks.

The operator had gone on in explaining the activities of the flying objects that were on focus: not only did they make sudden manoeuvres, but dove tens of thousands of feet or even hovered over certain areas in some regions.


Having agreed to investigate, the pilots have spotted one, about 12m long, hovering about 15m above the ocean. Much to their surprise, the duo has seen the sea water bubbling below the UFO, when the rest of the ocean remained calm and static.

Cmdr Fravor then described the spine-chilling observation: “It accelerated like nothing I've ever seen,” he said, while adding, "I was pretty weirded out. A few minutes later, the object disappeared.”

The two navy pilots did not receive the usual ‘greetings’ from the sceptics in the event of sharing an observation of this kind – becoming the laughing stock in public. Nor were they sacrificed on the altar of ultra rationalism. On this occasion, they produced irrefutable, solid evidence in the form of a time-lapsed video – from the US Defence department.

They admitted that the pair has been subjected to tests to make sure the encounter did not affect them physically. The experience, however, had left an indelible mark on their psyche, something that no test would ever detect.
The pilots were pretty sure that the objects that baffled them were not from this world. With an interview on ABC News, Cmdr. Fravor said, “I’m not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close."

The existence of secret US Defence programme to track down the activities of UFOs and the individual experiences of pilots that come out in dribs and drabs in their retirement shed new light on the phenomenon as well as the inability of our modern technologies to track them down in a meaningful way – at least, to put conspiracy theories surrounding the UFOs to rest.

Cmdr. Fravor was clearly amazed at the structures and mechanisms of these machines and even made a little comparison between them and those of ours in less than flattering manner: "It had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s," he said in another interview.

The evidence of the two pilots did not explain the UFO phenomenon; it just added remarkable yet another statistic to the UFO-lore, that has been growing steadily with evidence from every corner of the Earth – at regular intervals.
The UFO phenomenon has been getting formidable boosts from time to time. In 2005, for instance, Paul Hellyer, the former Canadian Defence Minister, went public by saying the he believed in UFOs. Not only did he admit to have seen one, but also said that aliens are already among us.

Mr Hellyer, an aeronautical engineer himself, once said in a television interview that he and his late wife once saw an UFO over Toronto, Canada. He said that at least four species of aliens have been visiting us since time immemorial. He said that the aliens think we are not good stewards of our planet.

The renewed interest in the UFOs and our fascination with the beings that fly on board them have placed earthlings on edge, though.

For instance, the first interstellar asteroid to be tracked down, Oumuamua, which went past the Earth a few days ago, stirred up the debate on alien signals: there were even scientists who thought it was an alien ship, owing to its elongated, unusual shape.

On Friday night, meanwhile, some folks in California became nervous, when they saw the vapour trail of SpaceX rocket in the sky; a politician even tagged President Trump in her Twitter message to grab the attention of the Commander-in-Chief – fast.

As the data of unexplained events, ranging from the fate of MH370, the Malaysian airline, to the fate of missing Argentinean submarine, grows at an accelerated pace, the UFO phenomenon and our curiosity to meet aliens on our planet show no sign of slowing down.

On the contrary, the day it is going to silence the critics, does not seem to be too far away - at least according to UFO enthusiasts. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

- Asian Tribune -

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