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Five Explanations of What UFOs Really Are

The subject of UFOs has recently appeared in mainstream news again. Each time it does it attracts a little more attention from the general public. Last year the Navy released videos of UFOs which you can see here:

This time headlines were made after a Pentagon consultant claimed that we have “off-world vehicles not made on this earth” in our possession. Here are two major releases on the subject:

  1. No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public” by The New York Times
  2. Pentagon Has ‘Off-World Vehicles Not Made on This Earth’” by Popular Mechanics

The NY Times might now be requiring a subscription to read the article, so here are a few quotes:

The Pentagon program’s previous director, Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official who resigned in October 2017 after 10 years with the program…is among a small group of former government officials and scientists with security clearances who, without presenting physical proof, say they are convinced that objects of undetermined origin have crashed on earth with materials retrieved for study.


Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.”…Mr. Davis, who now works for Aerospace Corporation, a defense contractor, said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”

That the military and government are aware of advanced aerial technologies they can’t explain is now a well-accepted fact. But what these technologies actually are is open to debate. I believe there are a few options:

  1. They are just top-secret experiments from our own military;
  2. They are advanced technologies from other nations’ militaries invading our airspace;
  3. They are technologies from advanced, private corporations;
  4. They are of extraterrestrials indeed;
  5. They are technologies entering our spacetime from another spacetime.

I love this subject, and would like to break down each option.

1. UFOs are just top-secret experiments from our own military

I believe this is the most popular response by the general public. But there are problems with this idea. The most significant problem is that at least some military intelligence officials are very candid that they don’t think that this is the case and are quite concerned about it. These officials are raising flags, but the general public appears to suppose they are just ignorant of the truth, as if these military intelligence officials hadn’t considered the possibility of them being classified projects from among their own ranks.

But let’s say for a moment that these intelligence officials are indeed wrong — that these technologies are from top-secret programs that they simply aren’t aware of. This could very well be the case, but the problem that this exposes, then, is that our government and military is so compartmentalized that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. The veil of secrecy is so tight that it causes confusion and misinformation within departments. This is also dangerous because it means that some departments or groups could be engaged in rogue behavior but protected by secrecy. So even if this option is true, it exposes other serious problems.

There is another problem with this option. What if classified technology could be used for the betterment of humanity, but is instead blocked from public knowledge and not available for scientific use under the name national security? It is possible that we already have anti-gravity spacecraft technology, but that this technology is classified and weaponized.

I believe this because two people I know (one, very close to me) have independently described UFOs that they have witnessed that match the descriptions of what are called “black triangle UFOs.” Some people refer to these as TR-3B anti-gravity spacecraft operated by the U.S. Air Force. Here is an unofficial description:

These two people weren’t UFO enthusiasts, and had no idea what they saw. But when I showed them footage similar to the following video, they were shocked to recognize it. It was the first time they felt validation for what they saw in the skies.

2. UFOs are advanced technologies from other nations’ militaries invading our airspace

The military officials and politicians who are legitimately concerned about UAPs, but aren’t interested in or willing to suggest extraterrestrial origins usually emphasize this scenario. And those who do so are very justified because the few details that have been released about these craft suggest that we are dealing with technologies more advanced than our own — in fact, roaming in our airspace without anything we can do about it! One of the reasons the new Space Force branch of the military was formed was exactly to address this concern. If we don’t have power over our own airspace, it would be a very big vulnerability.

Michael Salla, prominent ufologist and author, has spoken extensively on China’s major pursuit of dominance in space. He has claimed that the space race is a race that China wants to win. He has recently authored the book, “Rise of The Red Dragon: Origins & Threat of China’s Secret Space Program,” which can be previewed here:

3. UFOs are technologies from advanced, private corporations

This is actually one of the most interesting options, in my opinion. I personally find this option more threatening than the explanation of other countries’ military craft. There exists corporations with ultra-advanced technology that is or could be weaponized that are officially not part of the government but receive government funding to build the most advanced weapons possible to sell to our government (and other countries’ governments?). And because they are officially not part of the government, they are not subject to the same audits that government programs are.

There actually is a name for this group: the military-industrial complex. We are talking about private corporations that could hypothetically have more advanced technology than our own official military. They win top-secret security clearances but are not penetrable by public audits so that we can verify their good intentions and behaviors.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allies during WWII, gave a very interesting speech as he was departing the office of the President of the United States of America in 1961. He warned Americans of the threat of private defense contractors and corporations gaining such military power that they would be a threat to our government. He warned (emphasis is mine):

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.

Since he first gave this speech, people have incorrectly interpreted it to be a warning against a buildup of military might in general. This is wrong. He was concerned specifically about the military-industrial complex, but because people don’t well understand what this means, they easily interpret it wrong.

4. UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin indeed

The idea of actual extraterrestrials can immediately turn off some people. It is a taboo subject in some circles for religious, scientific, or political reasons. In fact, some past and present military intelligence officials like Elizondo are frustrated by this stigma and are working hard to break it down. And they are making progress.

By coincidence (or not?), Dwight Eisenhower’s great granddaughter, Laura Eisenhower, is also working hard to break down the stigma of public conversations about extraterrestrials. Her YouTube channel has over 73,000 subscribers.

Another person working hard to break down the stigma is Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the Disclosure Project, which seeks the disclosure of allegedly classified secret UFO information. In 1997, Greer made a presentation at a background briefing for members of Congress along with Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Then in 2001, Greer held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that featured 20 retired Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and intelligence officers who supported Greer’s efforts.

5. UFOS are technologies entering our spacetime from another spacetime

So far I have talked about 1. classified technologies from our own military; 2. technology from other countries’ militaries; 3. technology from the military-industrial complex; and 4. technology from aliens. Of these four, I think #3 is the least considered. But a fifth option that is also seldom considered is the possibility that UFOs are technologies from another time. This is a real possibility.

According to the mathematical theory attempting to describe our universe, there is nothing that suggests that time travel can’t happen. Of course, this doesn’t mean that time travel does happen. But maybe it does. And maybe crashed UFOs are objects from the future. Maybe they are objects from humanity’s own future (not aliens). Or maybe no organic beings are responsible for these objects, but instead future artificial intelligence.

Some people might ask, “Well, if UFOs are so technically advanced, why are they crashing?” One reason that has been suggested is that, whether the objects are from future humans or aliens, the accidents might not be by accident. Perhaps they are giving us little teasers to challenge us or some other reason.

Concluding thoughts

So which is? Are UFOs explained by one of these five options, or by several of these options? I personally believe that it is a mix of all five. The subject of UFOs is extremely complicated. I don’t know all of the answers, but with the information that I have and the way I interpret it, I believe that subject of UFOs deserves respect and more attention in political conversations.

About the author

Ryan Masterson

I'm the CEO and Co-founder of Green Hat Web Solutions, a great web development and branding agency founded in Denver in 2010. But my greatest passion is studying Jesus and ancient writings about him. Recently I've been spending time participating in online groups for speaking Koine Greek as a living language with other enthusiasts. I also enjoy good discussions on the possibility of sentient and intelligent life throughout the universe. I have degrees in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University and Art from the Art Institute of Colorado. Click here to learn where to find me.

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  • Of the five listed I like number five best but I have a sixth: UFOs are the vehicles of beings from “here” and from different space/times, real material beings, charged with the responsibility for the evolution of the universe. They are not invulnerable. They need our help.

    • Great comment, Roger. Yes, there could be beings overseeing and guiding our development who themselves are not invulnerable.

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