UFOs Are Real

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Discusses the existence of UFOs and their involvement with the government -

'Little Green Men', 'Martians', 'Outer Limits' ! That is what people think about

when aliens and UFOs come to mind. Aliens have been around, as far as we can see,

since 1561. The question is now asked, How come because they [UFOs] have been

sighted, encountered, and taken hostage; Why have we been kept in the dark by our

governments? 'Since UFOs were considered a security risk, the report on these sightings

was originally classified as secret (Kadrey 22).' The name 'flying saucer' was 'coined' by

a Air Force pilot in 1947, when he stated that he had saw something that looked like a

'flying saucer'. 'The government knew about UFOs and have been tracking them since

1947, which is to be believed when the 'Age of UFOs' started (Stacey 55). So, through the

next pages the theory that UFOs are real because of evidence the government has covered

up, the number of sightings, and the uncountable number of abductions, will become a


The first reason that is going to be addressed, is the secrecy and Government

coverup of UFOs.

'National Security Agency, or NSA, an acronym often assumed by insiders to

mean 'NEVER SAY ANYTHING' , (Stacey 40) ' has been blamed for millions of UFO

governmental cover-ups around the nation. 'Our problem is with government secrecy,

because it widens the gap between citizens and the government, making it much more

difficult to participate in the democratic process (Stacey 40),' says Steven Aftergood

while addressing UFO secrecy. The UFO enigma, or as it is formerly know as the

''Cosmic Watergate' : the ongoing cover-up of the government's knowledge about

extraterrestrial UFOs and their terrestrial activities (Stacey 36)' is believed to be started...