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Letter: Coming out about UFOs

Bob Fiske, Vail

A recent story in the Vail Daily mentioned that the director of the Vatican Observatory, Rev. Jose Funes, stated that the vastness of the universe means that there can be other life out there, even intelligent ones. What the article failed to mention is that the Vatican has had a long investigation within the church of the UFO phenomena.

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a theologian who was close to Pope John Paul II, has spoken many times on Italian TV that the evidence suggests that UFOs are real and likely extraterrestrial in origin.

This past January there were hundreds of credible witnesses in Texas who became believers in UFOs, with sightings centered around the towns of Stephenville and Dublin. On the evening of Jan. 1, a Dublin man hunting deer in a wooded area near his home looked up through some trees to see a large UFO hovering silently about 300 feet over his head. It was so large he could not see the ends, and estimated the UFO was as large as three football fields.

On the night of Jan. 8, dozens of witnesses saw a formation of lights that hovered silently about 3,000 feet above the ground. The lights moved in unison and the witnesses could not tell whether the UFO was one craft or a number of them, but if it was one craft it was estimated as being a mile long and half a mile wide.

The formation shot off silently at a speed estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per hour, only to return about 10 minutes later pursued by two F-16 jet fighters, which indicates that this UFO was picked up on radar. It also might have gone inside the no-fly zone around Bush’s Crawford ranch, which is southeast of Stephenville.

The Air Force initially denied they had any planes in the area that night, but as the story broke in the national news, they claimed that they had 10 F-16s in the area that night. This is not unusual for the Air Force, as they have orders to deny, debunk and ridicule UFO sightings and witnesses, and to come up with quick explanations on major sightings.

The Texas Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) sent investigators to Stephenville and on Jan. 19, met with more than 500 people, many of whom were witnesses or media, and over 50 sighting reports were taken. The witnesses in general were highly credible and included pilots, police officers, and city officials, most of whom wished to remain anonymous, and MUFON will keep witness identities confidential. Some of these sightings were explainable, but most were unknown objects.

These sightings may have prompted the United Nations to hold three days of secret meetings on UFOs in February. Representatives from 28 nations and the Vatican ” presumably nations that are aware of the extraterrestrial presence ” were briefed by the U.S. Air Force. According to a French representative, they discussed the social ramifications of disclosing the truth and how to do it without panicking their citizens or causing a recession. What was decided, depending on the worldwide economy, was to begin a policy of openness on UFOs and releasing more information over the next few years, and the study of UFOs may actually be encouraged.

UFOs are a worldwide phenomenon and reported sightings average well more than 100 per week. There are thousands of reports over the years coming from expert witnesses ” military pilots and personnel, commercial pilots, police officers, and scientists and professional people ” as well as millions of credible witnesses like those in Texas.

The evidence for the reality of UFOs is overwhelming for anyone who cares to look at it, and proof that we are not alone in the universe. MUFON is a worldwide organization dedicated to the scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigation, research, and education. As a representative of the Mutual UFO Network part of our goal is keeping the public informed. Please visit our Web site http://www.mufon.com for more information.


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