Commentary on Unidentified Flying Objects
Einstein said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
If we dwelled on this thought for only a moment, most of us would probably agree.
Most humans are intrigued by an unidentified flying object, strange happenings in English wheat fields, an unsolved murder, neighborhood gossip and the inexplicable — that which we do not know are cannot easily figure out.
In 1961 and 1965, two things happened in New Hampshire that unnerved the scientific world — events that, to this day, have fascinated scientists and non-scientists alike — the Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction and the Incident at Exeter. And, both are in the top ten of UFO events to define UFO history.
Both occurrences drew denial from the Pentagon. Ultimately, the determination for the Hill abduction was that “no evidence was presented to indicate that the object was due to other than natural causes.” With the Exeter incident, the government could not prove it was an entity nor could it prove it was a hoax but had to admit it was a sighting of an unknown object after alluding to it as a “twinkling stars and planets.”
How many of us would admit to seeing a flying conveyance that we truly believe to be a starship from outer space? Doubters impugn eyewitnesses. Visits from extraterrestrial vehicles are still not readily accepted. Any summary or conclusion concerning the existence of UFOs is contingent on the sincerity of the persons giving testimony in proper prospective of these mysterious events.
Since the beginning of time illustrations of UFO sightings have been disclosed from every country on earth. They may have been around longer than modern man. Thousands of credible people have given reports about strange objects in the sky.
Some are explained.
Some are not.
How does one explain a description from the 12th century William of Newburgh’s Chronicle which states that “a flat, round, shining silvery object flew over the abbey and caused the utmost terror.”
A meteor, a comet or a falling star?
In this huge universe of which we are a tiny part, wo are we to say that man, as we know ourselves, is the only intelligent species?
Are we intelligent? Maybe. Maybe not.