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Mike Jaeger Persuasive Essay December 16, 1997 U.F.O., extra terrestrials and aliens do they really exist? Is there a government conspiracy? Why can so many people swear to have been abducted or seen flying saucers and all describe the same thing and be wrong? For many years people have been fascinated with creatures from other planets. Many shows and movies have these types of subjects, such as, ""X-Files,"Men In Black," "Independce Day," "Star Wars," and a classic , "E.T." There have been many sightings, for example, the Roswell incident, over 50 years ago. Little men with a round, bald head, beatty eyes, 3 feet tall, that hover 2 feet above the ground, is the most commonly described alien.

Can there really be other beings capable of reaching the planet earth? Many people would say "There are no such things," like Cory stated, because of some insignificant reasons. For example, there is no type of fuel on this planet or is known by humans to have the capabilities of taking something from one galaxy to another, but aliens are not on from the earth and where they come from such a fuel may be readily available for them to use.

Many others like to say that U.F.O.s have not been pictured or documented, or that really people are say it is just mearly swamp gas, or possibly a weather balloon. The claims of sightings comes from ordinary people and are in perfect mental health. Mrs. Engler, one of my friends mother, believes she saw a U.F.O. one night, and when she told her husband what she saw, he thought she was crazy. The next morning, however his mind changed when he saw a pictured of what Mrs. Engler was describing. Another excuse some people like to say is that these sightings are mearly just hoaxes to occupy the minds of the citizens set up by the government to coverup some other kind of scandal. Realistically, it would be nearly impossible to pull of these kind of stunts for so many years and never get caught.

On July 3, 1947, rancher W.W. "Mac" Brazel came across the wreckage of a crashed craft on one of his sheep pastures.(2) He showed the strange debris to some neighbors, then alerted the sheriff in Roswell. Over the next few days, the U.S. Army Air Force cleared away the wreckage, and on July 8 issued a press release identifying it as a crashed flying saucer. The next day, the government said it had been mistaken; it was actually a crashed weather balloon. This summer, Roswell marks the anniversary of the crash and 50 years of mystery, investigations, government secrecy, conspiracy theories and allegations of cover-ups.(1)