People claim to see unidentified flying objects all the time. There are even several reporting agencies, including MUFON and NUFORC, that can log your experiences into a database so the world can share in your experience. However most of these events simply chronicle unexplained lights in the skies.
But every now and then someone comes forward to discuss the UFO issue who has far more information to report than a simple sighting. People who work at high levels of government or who are privy to insider information sometimes decide that the knowledge they possess needs to go public.
This article is all about those people. The whistleblowers who have told their stories to the world and shocked ufology circles to the core. Some of the claims are more believable than others. All of them are at least a little outrageous.
From the experienced astronauts to the anonymous reporters, they all have a story to tell regarding extraterrestrial visitors. Some have personally witnessed alien crafts while others claim that a secretive recruitment effort is ongoing to send humans to settlements on Mars.
No reader should proceed in this article expecting to believe everything presented. Some of these accounts are a little convincing but the point is that they are mostly preposterous in nature.
Maybe the whistleblowers are 100% telling the truth. If so, this reality is far more twisted than any of us could have ever imagined...
10. Mercury And Gemini Astronaut Speaks Out On Personal Sightings
Gordon Cooper was the final astronaut for the Mercury program. His flight was the longest of that series, allowing him enough time to earn the distinction of being the first American to sleep in space. He later flew for the Gemini program as well.
Cooper had personal sightings of flying saucers including his first while flying over West Germany in 1951. As more colleagues recounted similar sightings he became an advocate that the phenomena was very real.
"I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets. Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs."
The United States has been aware of UFOs for a while, according to Cooper.
"It started in World War 2, when the government didn't want people to know about UFO reports in case they panicked. They would have been fearful it was superior enemy technology that we had no defense against"
As the sightings progressed the authorities became more perplexed on how to deal with this issue.
"And right now I'm convinced a lot of very embarrassed government officials are sitting there in Washington trying to figure a way to bring the truth out. They know it's got to come out one day, and I'm sure it will."