UFO Hypothesis And Survival Questions
It is the purpose of this monograph to consider briefly some of the human survival implications suggested by the various principal hypotheses
concerning the nature of the phenomena loosely categorized as UFO.
1. All UFOs Are Hoaxes
From the time when hoaxes were first noted in history, they were characterized by infrequency of occurrence and usually by a considerable restriction
of their geographical extent. Rarely have men of science, while acting within their professional capacities, perpetrated hoaxes. The fact that UFO
phenomena have been witnessed all over the world from ancient times, and by considerable numbers of reputable scientists in recent times, indicates
rather strongly that UFOs are not all hoaxes. If anything, rather than diminishing, the modern trend is toward increased reports, from all sources. In
one three month period in 1953 (June, July and August) Air Force records show 35 sightings whose nature could not be determined. If UFOs, contrary to
all indications and expectations, are indeed hoaxes--hoaxes of a world wide dimension--hoaxes of increasing frequency, then a human mental aberration
of alarming proportions would seem to be developing. Such an aberration would seem to have serious implications for nations equipped with nuclear
toys--and should require immediate and careful study by scientists.
2. All UFOs Are Hallucinations
People, of course, do hallucinate. Although groups of people hallucinating is rare, it has been known to happen. Machines have their own form of
hallucination; the radar, in particular, 'sees' temperature inversions. But a considerable number of instances exist in which there are groups of
people and a radar or radars seeing the same thing at the same time; sometimes a person and gun camera confirm each other's testimony. On occasion,
physical evidence of a circumstantial nature was reported to have been found to support witnessed sightings. A continuing high percentage of reports
of unusual aerial objects are being reported by people in responsible positions in science, government, and industry. The sum of such evidence seems
to argue strongly against all UFOs being halluciinations. In spite of all the evidence to the contrarty, if UFOs did turn out to be largely
illusionary, the psychological implications for man would certainly bring into stong question his ability to distinguish reality from fantasy. The
negative effect on man's ability to survive in an increasingly complex world would be considerable--making it imperative that such a growing
impairment of the human capacity for rational judgment be subjected to immediate and thorough scientific study so that the illness could be controlled
before it reaches epidemic proportions .
3. All UFOs Are Natural Phenomena
If this hypothesis is correct, the capability of air warning systems to correctly diagnose an attack situation is open to serious question.
A. Many UFOs have been reported by trained military observers to behave like high speed, high performance, high altitude rockets or aircraft. The
apparent solidity and craft-like shape of the objects have often been subject to radar confirmation. If such reports can appear to trained military
men as rockets or aircraft and if such objects should come over the Arctic from the direction of Russia on the United States, they could trigger
'false reports of missle attacks.'
B. Many responsible military officers have developed a mental 'blind spot' to objects which appear to have characteristics of UFOs. Such an attitude
is an open invitation to the enemy to build a replica of the phenomena in order to penetrate the 'hole' in his aversary's defenses...
C. Sometimes the phenomena appear to defy radar detection and to cause massive electromagnetic interference. Surely it is very important to discover
the nature of these objects or plasmas before any prospective enemy can use their properties to build a device or system to circumvent or jam our air
and space detection systems--Any nation certainly could use a system or device to penetrate enemy defenses.--Was this the purpose of the lense shaped
reentry vehicle tested by the USAF in 1960?
4. Some UFOs Are Secret Earth Projects
The above-referenced U.S. Air Force reenetry vehicle and an often publicized Canadian 'saucer' project leave little doubt as to the validity of this
hypotheseis. Undoubtedly, all UFOs should be carefully scrutinized to ferret out such enemy (or 'friendly') projects. Otherwise a nation faces the
very strong possibility of being intimidated by a new secret 'doomsday' weapon .
5. UFOs Are Related to Intra-terrestrial Intelligence
According to some eminent scientists closely associated with the study of this phenomenon, this hypothesis cannot be disregarded. (The well documented
sightings over Washington, D.C. in 1952 strongly support his view.) This hypothesis has a number of far-reaching human survival implications:
A. If 'they' discover you, it is an old but hardly invalid rule of thumb, 'they' are your technological superiors. Human history has shown us time and
again the tragic results of a confrontation between a technologically superior civilization and a technologically inferior people. The 'inferior' is
usually subject to physical conquest.
B. Often in the past, a technologically superior people are also possessors of a more virile or aggressive culture. In a confronttion between two
peoples of significantly different culture levels, those having the inferior or less virile culture most often suffer a tragic loss of identity and
are absorbed by the other people.
C. Some peoples who were technologically and/or culturally inferior to other nations have survived--have maintained their identity--have equalized the
differences between them and their adversaries. The Japanese people have given us an excellent example of the methods required to achieve such
(1) full and honest acceptance of the nature of the inferiorities separating you from the advantages of the other peoples,
(2) complete national solidarity in all positions taken in dealing with the other culture,
(3) highly controlled and limited intercourse with the other side--doing only those things advantageous to the foreigner which you are absolutely
forced to do by the circumstances,
(4) a correct but friendly attitude toward the other people,
(5) a national eagerness to learn everything possible about the other citizens--its technological and cultural strengths and weaknesses. This often
involves sending selected groups and individuals to the other's country to become one of his kind, or even to help him in his wars against other
(6) Adopting as many of the advantages of the opposing people as you can, and doing it as fast as possible--while still protecting your own identity
by molding each new knowledge increment into your own cultural cast
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