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Why Pilots Don’t Report UFOs

UFOs – unidentified flying objects – continue to captivate public interest despite an almost complete media blackout on the subject. Daily sightings are being published on social media from around the world, thanks to a large number of people who carry cell phones equipped with cameras.

But if you rely on mainstream news sources, you have probably seen none of these images be they compelling or questionable. People read and listen to alternative sources to get the news that Big Governments suppress.

One such taboo topic is UFOs; it’s small wonder that the vast majority of people alive today know next to nothing about the phenomenon, despite popular shows such as “Ancient Aliens” and the new History Channel show, “Project Blue Book.”

There have been thousands of books published on UFOs and their occupants, including a new one from this author.

Few subjects are more taboo than UFOs and the beings who pilot them. After 70 years of U.S. government denial, discrediting, and distraction, the average person thinks that anyone who looks at the available evidence and concludes that UFOs are real – if only because the U.S. government believes they are real – is one sandwich short of a picnic.

The truth is that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has already disclosed proof that the federal government has been researching UFOs for decades. The CIA has been forced to publish formerly top-secret, classified files under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The <> CIA FOIA archives</a> gives the rest of us a peek at what’s been going on in one of the world’s most secret societies. With unlimited funding and no public accountability for their actions, you would think the CIA would have plenty of truthful information about UFOs.

And you would be right. One report “featured diagrams of what spacecraft from other worlds might look like and discussed if they were ‘a possible threat’ to American security.” Photos accompanying the report “showed agents experimenting with saucer-like objects.”

Another report revealed that:

“Since 1947, approximately 1,500 official reports of sightings have been received, of these, about 20% are as yet unexplained.”

The CIA has provided convenient links to archived documents about how best to take photographs of UFOs

After decades of denial, and only after being forced by federal law, the CIA has also published “a peek into our X-Files” with links to articles of interest to paranormal researchers and ufologists – people who study UFOs.

Here is the CIA’s top ten list of UFO files – for only the five years between 1949 and 1953:

  • Office Memorandum on Flying Saucers, 15 March 1949
  • Survey of Flying Saucer Reports, 1 August 1952
  • Minutes of Branch Chief’s Meeting on UFOs, 11 August 1952
  • Flying Saucers Reported Over East Germany, 1952
  • Flying Saucers Reported Over Spain and North Africa, 1952
  • Flying Saucers Reported Over Belgian Congo Uranium Mines, 1952
  • Memorandum to the CIA Director on Flying Saucers, 2 October 1952
  • Memorandum for the Record on Flying Saucers, 3 December 1952
  • Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953
  • Meeting of the OSI Advisory Group on UFOs, 21 January 1953

It’s crystal clear that the U.S. government wanted to know all about UFOs after the close of World War II. It’s equally evident that federal agencies waged an all-out war against informing the American people about the unsettling truth about UFOs: they are real.

This explains why pilots don’t talk about their UFO sightings. They don’t want to put their reputations and jobs at risk by being truthful about they – trained, responsible observers – witnessed first-hand.

“Generally speaking, both commercial and military pilots are extremely reluctant to make a UFO report,” said Nick Pope, retired from the British Ministry of Defense. Pope is a leading expert on the unexplained and conspiracy theories. He ran the British government’s UFO project.

Pope continued: “This is not career-enhancing – quite the opposite. It can kill careers.”

Ray Bowyer was the captain of Aurigny Flight 544 en route to the British Isles of Alderney. Bowyer began piloting aircraft in 1989. On April 23, 2007, he took off from Southampton Airport at 2:45 pm with eight passengers aboard his small commuter plane.

After 18 years flying this route, the senior pilot estimated he had made thousands of round trips. The air was clear enough for Bowyer to see his island destination through the plane’s windshield.

But then, Bowyer spotted a yellow line in the air, “dead ahead” of him. He followed standard procedures and contacted Jersey Tower, the Air Traffic Control Center for the Channel Islands. Paul Kelly was on duty and received Bowyer’s report. Kelly was responsible for airspace measuring about 100 miles by 100 miles and saw nothing on his radar equipment 40 miles ahead of Bowyer’s plane.

Then, Kelly noticed a bogey – unidentified aircraft – on his radar screen. It was located in front of Bowyer’s position:

Bowyer was concerned about the safety of his occupants, his craft, and himself. It was time to begin the landing descent, and he was heading right toward what he could now see, without using binoculars, as two identical, distinct flying objects. Each was about the same size as a Boeing 737 fuselage – about 2000 feet in length. (One mile is 5,280 feet.)

Kelly then asked other pilots in the airspace if they had seen anything unusual. One pilot located in the opposite direction said he had seen an object matching the description given by Bowyer.

After a safe landing, Bowyer headed immediately to the Operations Department to file an air safety report. The UK government declassified this document in 2011 after concluding that the UFOs constituted no threat to the UK – because they disappeared from visual and radar views:

Bowyer’s description was so immediate and complete that his report is considered one of the most thorough UFO reports ever filed. This brave and honest flyer is the exception to the rule, however.

Odds are you never heard of Bowyer’s report or any other UFO report made by a skilled aircraft pilot, whether civilian or military. Most pilots fear for their livelihoods and stay mum when this taboo topic comes up.

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    a 737 is 102 to 138 ft in length not 2000 feet

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    2000 feet?

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    Yeah, that is something that is quickly discredited by governments. It seems like there were hot spots and dates that UFO’s were seen and people had contact with Grays.

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    So, knowing that the government and media will undoubtedly “mark” a person (or persons) for reporting UFOs regardless of how credible their evidence might be, of what personal or greater “benefit” is there to reporting UFOs? None that I can see… Even in this day and age of sophisticated technology, you can collect all the credible evidence you want of a legitimate UFO encounter via the use of a smartphone, and you would STILL be accused of either fabricating or “imagining” things. It’s a complete and utter waste of time and life. If actual agendas/conspiracies exist in the cover-up of UFO sightings (and they do), guess what? You’re not going to expose them because the unseen forces at work in covering up those agendas and conspiracies are more powerful than YOU will EVER be…

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    I have written Project Anasazi, a historical, factual and fictional novel about the 1947 UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico and the disappearance of the Anasazi Indians. To this fate I can’t find an interested publisher.

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    As always, CYA.
    Our government and all others wouldn’t want to disclosure something other what we been preached to??
    Really, is there a balance in theory of not out there,but here on this earth?
    James A Sun dancer

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    I know there are ufo and I know they have landed here on earth

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    A Boeing 737 is 2000 feet long?????!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Backpacking on the Idaho and Montana border country many years ago (20). My partner and I (we were both Chicago Firefighters) watched a UFO, actually a bright pure white light for about 45 minutes to an hour, it would move slowly at times and it would slip between the peaks of mountains then it would shoot straight up into the sky and stop to a dead stop in a second. I didnt say a word for about 15 minutes. Finally i asked my friend Mike “are you seeing this?” Mike looked at me and said “not if you don’t” No one talks about it, not even if you are a witness. THIS THING MADE NO NOISE! it seems to me it was like an object that was out of phase with our world, anything that large and moving that quickly would surely draw drag from the wind causing at least a little disruption that we could hear.
    That night we went to our tents and that object was still moving all over. Bob K

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