If there is proof that aliens do exist why don't the governments of the world make this information known to the public.
There are so many reasons for this it's hard to know where to begin...
So, I'll begin with what the paper trail says...
Starting around 1941, it appears we may have retrieved pieces of a craft that was extraterrestrial in origin. From the files, it seems they weren't
exactly sure though, and suspected it may have originated from a foreign power. In '42, there are a few more sightings and such, including some
involving military aircraft. Fast forward a bit to June of '47. Kenneth Arnold's sighting occurs, largely hailed as the beginning of the modern
UFO era. Just days later, we have the Roswell crash.
Now, up until this time, the UFOs were pretty much a mystery to the government. Were they a foreign power? Most assumed an ET origin, but of course
didn't really want that to be the case, and even a Russian origin would have been preferable. Here we had foreign craft of some kind, who could
invade our airspace at will, and seemed to concentrate on some of our most secure facilities. After Roswell though, the truth was then known.
Roswell gave them more wreckage, and a new addition....the bodies. The origin was no longer a mystery. This was an alien craft.
Now, look at it from the government's perspective. It's post WWII, you're charged with protecting America from it's enemies. Here you've got a
foreign, extra-terrestrial threat, that you barely know anything about, and have no way of countering that threat. What do YOU do? Do you tell the
public? Of course not, the panic would be insane. If the people can't depend on the government for protection, then what good is the government?
So, they established a small group of top minds in the fields, to study the problem and figure out what to do. Initially called the IPU
(Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit), it then was formally called Majestic by the president.
From what can be gleaned, it appears that the group decided to take UFOs out of the public eye. By using civilian panels, seeded with MJ-12 people,
they end up closing Bluebook, while also taking heat off the Air Force. The tech from the recoveries are filtered into ongoing projects of gov
defense contractors, where their origins are nicely covered up. It's a fairly slow process, but then so is the reverse engineering. The bottom line
is that the government still had no idea of the aliens' intentions, and given the buzzing of defense installations, the intention made the defense
We had an enemy we knew little about, with tech beyond even some of our imagination, and aside from powerful radar beams, didn't seem to be able to
effect. According to some, there was a meeting finally between the aliens and the government...and some kind of deal was made. Interestingly enough,
we see the end of most crashes around this time frame, so there is some creedence to this perhaps.
Obviously, part of the alien agenda is to remain secret. If they didn't want this, then they could easily choose to show themselves at any time.
It's also of course, in the government's best interest, as nobody wants to admit they are over a barrell in the eyes of their citizens. Whatever
the alien agenda, it likely doesn't include our best interests, and THIS is why it's a secret that must be kept I'd imagine. Panic, religion, any
of that, are trifle matters compared to not knowing that agenda.
EDIT: the above is my opinion...based on evidence, but my opinion nonetheless....
[edit on 12-1-2005 by Gazrok]