By Steve Hammons
For the past several decades, there reportedly have been robust secrecy and security within the U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation to Earth. Military pilots and others who had close encounters or were curious about these topics were often told they did not have a "need to know" about what might be going on.
Now, however, that situation may have changed. Today, our duty might be to learn more and become appropriately informed about extraterrestrial visitation and other leading-edge research topics.
In the past, national and global security may have depended on total secrecy. Or at least that was a viewpoint for many years. If you didn’t have a need to know, you were probably expected to deliberately remain uninformed for national security reasons as well as for your own personal career.
Yet, in November 2012, it’s possible that national and global security could be enhanced by greater awareness and understanding about UFOs and related subjects. People in the defense and intelligence communities certainly bring important and valuable skills and perspectives to these challenges.
What is the current situation report or “sitrep” about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation?
TRYING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION
This past summer, a respected 35-year veteran of the CIA went public with his claims of seeing materials at CIA headquarters that demonstrated to him that the 1947 Roswell incident really was the crash of an extraterrestrial spacecraft.
This CIA officer’s statements follow several years of increasing public discussions and forums involving retired military personnel who have reported multiple close encounters involving apparent intelligent spacecraft or other objects interfacing with military aircraft, personnel and facilities.
But these kinds of reports are not new. Several high-ranking military officials publicly stated decades ago that UFOs are real. During World War II, glowing orbs flying near U.S. military aircraft were dubbed “foo fighters” and reportedly were photographed and investigated. The Army’s alleged Interplanetary Phenomena Unit (IPU) was reportedly formed to research the situation further.
Another group, often said to be called Majestic-12, was allegedly formed at the highest levels of the U.S. government following the Roswell incident. This group of scientists and defense leaders coordinated investigations and secrecy on the UFO topic, according to many researchers. When military personnel or others had close encounters of some kind, reports were sent through certain chains of command to Majestic-12, researchers allege.
Witnesses were sometimes told to keep quiet and that the incidents they encountered “never happened.”
Even the Air Force’s Project BLUE BOOK, formed in 1952 and based in southwestern Ohio at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, was actually somewhat of a cover for other levels of activities regarding UFOs, according to some investigators. Reports sent to and investigated by Project BLUE BOOK personnel may have been forwarded on to Majestic-12 for further analysis.
Certain military and intelligence personnel may have been screened and recruited to be part of the efforts to handle the extraterrestrial visitation situation. People involved in special operations, search and rescue/recovery, covert/clandestine activities as well as scientific experts may have been brought into the compartmented loop of UFO and extraterrestrial activities, and given an alleged MAJIC security clearance level.
AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING
While previously there may have been a perceived duty of military and intelligence personnel to ignore and not know about UFOs, today our duty may lie in gaining greater awareness about this important area. This is probably true for the general public as well.
But beyond simple awareness that something very interesting is apparently going on, the task of understanding what it all might mean seems to be a greater challenge. How do the puzzle pieces fit together to give us some reasonably comprehensive picture of the current situation? What do we have a need to know, or not know?
It has been widely speculated that U.S. aircraft and spacecraft development may have been enhanced by what has been learned in the study of UFOs that may have been obtained and examined. Naturally, the details of secret aircraft development are not appropriate for public disclosure. However, the broader overview of this possible scenario might be worthwhile for us to be aware of.
Are there dangers or risks to average people that are somehow related to the UFO phenomena or other outside-the-box discoveries? That seems to be an area where we would have a need to know.
Likewise, can our lives be improved – maybe very significantly – by greater understanding about these kinds of developments? Certain advanced technologies and knowledge could help human understanding about a number of crucial issues facing humanity and Planet Earth.
Thanks to valuable research by people associated with and within the defense and intelligence communities, we seem to be more ready to move forward to the next stages of disclosure and education about UFOs and other advanced knowledge.
Our duty to not know may have morphed into a duty to know … and understand.