UFOs Existence Denied by U.S. Government

UFO’s continued to be sighted by Americans, yet they were not taken seriously or misreported by conventional newspapers of the time. Megan Garber explains how the term “flying saucer” originated.


A long list of Americans, whose credibility range from low to high, reported sightings for decades, while the U.S. government has denied the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

For example, Scott Harrison reports in his article that back in 1942, West coast Americans were nervous that Japanese submarine or airplanes would attack them. So by February 1942, air-raid sirens, searchlights, and anti-craft guns filled Los Angles.

Battle of Los Angeles: 1942
Battle of Los Angeles: 1942

Harrison reports that on February 25, 1942, at 2:25 a.m., the U.S. Army gun crews fired 1,433 rounds at a flying object over Los Angeles. None of the rounds struck the flying object. The Army explained the flying objects to be weather balloons and added that ground crews mistook those shell bursts illuminated by searchlights as enemy aircraft. Some L.A. citizens thought they witnessed a flying object but the government denied it.

How “Flying Saucer” came to be

UFOs continued to be sighted by Americans, yet they were not taken seriously or misreported by conventional newspapers of the time. Megan Garber explains how the term “flying saucer” originated.

On June 24, 1947, Kenneth Arnold, an amateur pilot from Idaho, while in route to an air show in Oregon, observed unknown flying objects, near Mount Rainer. In a 1950 interview with Edward R. Murrow, Arnold stated that,

“These objects, more or less fluttered like they were, oh, I’d say, boats on very rough water or very rough air of some type, and when I described how they flew, I said that they flew like they take a saucer and throw it across the water. Most of the newspapers misunderstood and misquoted that too. They said that I said that they were saucer-like; I said that they flew in a saucer-like fashion.”

This reported sighting increased UFO interest in the American public.

Now Americans were excited about UFO sightings that were being reported throughout the nation but not taken seriously. A crash was reported two weeks later in Roswell, New Mexico, where the U.S. government obtained possible proof of UFOs but the true information was denied to citizens.

Ex-CIA Chase brandon
Ex-CIA Chase brandon

Ex-CIA agent Chase Brandon claims that he found a box at CIA headquarters in the 1990s labeled “Roswell,” reported Lee Spelgel, in his article. Brandon told Huffington Post he looked in the box and went through written materials and photographs confirming his suspicions that the object, which crashed at Roswell,

“was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet.”

The crashed occurred on July 8, 1947, and investigated by Army Major Jesse Marcel, an intelligence officer who is believed to have recovered the “disc” and flew it to headquarters as reported by Andy Campbell in his article. Once again, the United States gave various reasons to debunk the Roswell incident.

After the Los Angeles, Arnold, and Roswell incidents, did the United States take the incident serious enough to create investigative units to confirm the existence of UFOs? The answer is yes.

Partial List of U.S. UFO Investigative agencies:

  1. Roswell Project Mogul (1947): designed to monitor the atmosphere for evidence of Soviet nuclear tests.
  2. Projects Sign and Grudge (1948-1952): designed to examine flying saucers and other reported unexplained phenomena.
  3. Project Blue Book (1952-1969): design to do an extensive investigation of unexplained aerial happenings.
  4. Project Ozma (1960): designed to conduct the scientific search for signs of intelligent radio transmissions from other worlds.

Where does the U.S. government stand on the existence of UFOs after decades of research and investigation? For some reason, they continue to investigate and claim to stop investigations when the public learns of their ongoing UFO investigations. The latest long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012 when Pentagon U.S. defense officials acknowledged its existence as reported by Reuters.

Pentagon spokeswoman Laura Ochoa said, “The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe.” But the Pentagon was less clear about whether the $22 million UFO investigative program continues to hover somewhere in the vast universe of the U.S. defense establishment.

Why does the government continue to investigate UFOs while continuing to deny their existence? After numerous research, countless studies, and investigations secretly conducted by the United States government, you would think by now that we would (or should) have the UFO answer to the question Americans have yearned to know,

“Is there life outside planet Earth?”

The truth is out there.


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