Okay, for starters, I do believe in "ufo's," but hear me out on this. I have no pictures, only a story from a close family friend. Yadadada, I get it,
you don't know me and you don't have to believe me.
With that said:
I have a good family friend, we'll call her 'Kate.' She is one of my mothers best friends from back in the day when they were growing up. They're both
50 now. I've known Kate since I was a little kid, she really is a great person and even though she loves to have fun, she also tells 'it' like it is.
Kate has been a news Producer now for about (I think) the last 25-30 years. She's worked mainly for CBS, but has produced stories for most of the
other major news channels as well. You're more than likely familiar with some of the stories she's been in charge of, even though you probably
wouldn't recognize her name (unless you worked within the field. You would know her Aunt's name...but that's a whole other story.)
Anyway, I went back home to visit my folks a few weeks ago. Kate ended up being in town the same weekend and went out to dinner with us one of the
nights I was there. She told me about all the stories she's heard, people she's interviewed, celebrities she's met, etc. I was really curious and
interested to learn what she knew as an 'insider' of the MSM, especially considering I haven't spent much time with her since I've gone to (and
graduated from) college, learned about politics, fell down some rabbit holes and you know, basically became a real human being myself.
Okay, so I started asking about what were some of the strangest stories she's done, or which ones stuck out in her mind. She first told me a story (I
will only give a brief rundown) of a man who claims he witnessed a UFO in New Mexico once when he was on a road trip (this interview was done back in
the early-mid 90's.) He says after he saw the UFO he started to see 'aliens' following him wherever he went and strange lights and occurrences started
happening wherever he lived. If he moved, it all followed him. He eventually set up a camera in his house to try to capture what was happening so
others didn't think he was crazy, and sure enough he ended up filming two alienoid creatures peeping in through his back window one night after some
strange lights appeared. Kate says she saw the footage while she was getting to know him, and though she can't verify anything, it looked real and the
man seemed very genuine (he was not making or trying to make money or fame or anything else by having this footage. Nor was the footage ever going to
be used in the news story they were running on him.) The main reason they were interviewing him is because he eventually claimed he was abducted and
had a chip put in him. Sure enough, doctors found a very small 'extraterrestrial object' within his neck, just as he said they would. No one could
explain it and it was unlike anything the doctors had ever seen.
This is obviously not the 'proof' that ufo's do not exist. This story just happened to lead our conversation to another alien related story Kate had,
and I thought ATS would probably enjoy hearing about it.
Okay, so the proof!:
Kate also got to go tour the NORAD base in Cheyenne Mountain, CO. She was doing a relatively run-of-the-mill story, just showing the basics of the
base and all the other minor details they can release to the public. I believe it was around the time of the Gulf War. She was being escorted by one
of the leading Generals. When they got to the room with all the radar equipment, Kate made a quick joke along the lines of, "Oh, so this is where you
watch all of the UFO's."
They general, very seriously, replied, "Ma'am there are no
such thing as UFO's. We identify every
object that comes within American air
She said there was a very 'telling' look that accompanied the way he said it. You know, basically saying, "Yes, alien crafts exist, but our technology
is good enough to 'identify' them, thus they are no longer ufo's, they are ifo's."
Again, Kate is a relatively 'normal' woman, about 50 years old, super fun, super friendly, has had a long career in the MSM and she has been
completely convinced through what she has seen and heard over the last 30 years that aliens and ufo's (ifo's) exist. It was pretty cool to hear her
saying it so bluntly to my family too (my grandma, aunt, uncle, cousins, etc. were all there, and they are all fairly...'conservative' thinkers. But
they trust Kate.)
Okay, that is my unnecessarily long story. You can take it however you want: Fictional, baloney, a waste of time, mind blowing, mind numbing,
mediocre, trite, pretty cool, etc. Really, however you want.
Just remember, if you're seeing it, there is someone, somewhere, identifying it.
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