The past year, many surprising quotes about UFOs have popped up from prominent people - everyone from former Blink 182 front man Tom Delonge to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is talking about UFOs and how important it is to uncover the truth about them. The next few years should prove to be interesting as more and more reliable voices take on the cause of UFO Disclosure.
But famous people talking about UFOs is nothing new. The history books on UFOs are dense, filled with dramatic, fascinating, and revolutionary quotes about the UFO phenomenon from astronauts, US presidents, scientists, Hollywood, and more. So here goes - here are the top 5 famous quotes about UFOs made by government officials and politicians, all carefully vetted for accuracy and all likely to surprise you:
President Harry Truman's two terms happened to occur during the 1947 Roswell and 1952 Washington DC UFO incidences, and so a conspiracy theory claiming he created a group called the Majestic 12 to investigate UFOs is not a very far stretch. While we may never know for sure if the MJ 12, or any other Men in Black-type organization for that matter, really existed, President Truman publicly admitted to inquiring about UFOs in a press interview. He nearly stated that "flying saucers" were a common topic of conversation. Astronaut Gordon Cooper, a surprising advocate for "UFO disclosure," also quoted the former president as saying "flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth."
but instead to include his civil populations; of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy; of such dreams and fantasies as to make life the most exciting of all times.
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Speaking of President Harry Truman, Douglas MacArthur, the 5-star general who led Japan's post-war government during World War II before Truman took over, made a famous UFO-related quote. The arguable war hero was also a visionary, which was quite evident in his well-known "Duty, Honor, Country" speech, which he gave to army cadets attending the U.S. Military Academy in 1962, seemingly preparing them for a world of interplanetary warfare.
The year of the 1947 Roswell UFO incident was also the year that Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter became the first director of the Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, during President Harry Truman's term. (See a theme here?) The former CIA director is famously quoted for his words about UFOs, in which he basically admits they are real and really being covered up by US officials.
Barry Goldwater was a US politician and hero of the Republican party, serving as Major-General of the US Air Force and then as Senator for Arizona (from 1969 to 1987). He was so popular that he even ran for office in 1964 - however he lost his bid to Lyndon B Johnson. Goldwater was fascinated with UFOs and spoke out about the topic on a few occasions, most notably on the Larry King Live show in 1994, when he speculated that the secrets of UFOs could be found at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base.
Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was an American astronomer and UFO researcher who advised the US Air Force on UFOs and led several projects, including Project Blue Book, from 1947 to 1969, in which he helped investigate the phenomenon. After retiring from politics, he went on to research UFOs independently and published a book called The UFO Experience n 1998, which this quote is from.
According to these quotes, Roswell and World War II-era politicians were not just interested, but very concerned with UFOs, and very sure they would eventually become a more public problem.
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