Monday, September 18, 2006

UFOs Confirmed

(image courtesy Science-Explorer.de)

On this day in history, a series of events began to unfold that confirmed the existence of UFOs.

According to the History Channel, future President Jimmy Carter filed a report of a UFO with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP) on September 18, 1973.

According to Carter's report, he had been waiting outside of a building in Leary, Georgia in October 1969 with 10-to-12 other people. The small crowd was awaiting the beginning of a Lion's Club meeting when they noticed something in the sky.

Carter reported that the unidentifiable visible object was "very bright [with] changing colors and about the size of the moon. The object hovered about 30 degrees above the horizon and moved in toward the earth and away before disappearing into the distance."

The incident and the subsequent report became a minor issue in Carter's 1976 Presidential election campaign. Carter's incumbent opponent, Gerald Ford, attempted to paint Carter's sighting and report in an unflattering way in a calculated effort to question Carter's integrity and, to some extent, his sanity.

To Carter's credit, he confirmed the sighting as well as his report and further vowed never to ridicule anyone who had claimed to see a UFO.

Going a step further, Carter announced that, if elected President, he would declassify all government knowledge on and of UFOs.

However, after his Presidential victory, Carter announced that the government could not divulge any information on UFOs due to "defense implications" and the larger issue of national security.

Clearly implied in Carter's presidential change of heart, however, was the tacit acknowledgement that classified information on UFOs did in fact exist.

Thus, it can be reasonably deduced, if there were no evidence, there would be no threat to either the national security nor national defense.


Blogger StevenCX said...

There is an increasingly huge amount of classified information that is no threat to anything other that certain administration officials' political standing. So that fact that there is classified info about UFOs doesn't mean much. I can imagine defense project screw-ups, etc. That doesn't mean there aren't extraterrestrial UFOs, just that classified info isn't evidence.

Tue Sep 19, 08:23:00 AM 2006

Blogger Wiki said...

Maybe this explains Floyd's T/E ratio.

Maybe he's an alien?

Or an alien took over his body?

Just like the Pope.

Just to be safe, I'm gonna break out the telescope my parents got me when I was 12 and start watching the skies for danger.

Wed Sep 20, 02:09:00 PM 2006

Blogger AdamB said...

No, no. It was Ivan Basso who was the "extra-terrestrial", remember? Simoni uncovered the truth in the Giro and that's why The Man shut him down in the Tour.

On another note, Swiss Champ Fabian Cancellara is now the World TT Champ. Your kitsake is doing well! I wonder what jersey he will wear now. Just the usual UCI rainbow on white, or will he combine the Swiss and World Champ kits? More importantly, are you a real Cancellara fan or are you just in it for the style points?

Finally, BMC needs to hire Fabian. Just like Discovery needs to hire Jan.

Thu Sep 21, 08:52:00 AM 2006

Blogger AdamB said...

As far as Steven's argument goes, what about some of the information that is 50 or 60 years old? How could that have any bearing on "certain administration officials' political standing"?

But I agree that classification in itself is not evidence.

Thu Sep 21, 08:55:00 AM 2006

Blogger Tuffy said...

FYI: The Swiss kit I wear is Gregory Rast's RR version from 2004.

And I'll sell it for the right price.

Thu Sep 21, 12:15:00 PM 2006


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