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Evidence is overwhelming that UFOs are real, retired Army colonel says

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Retired Army Col. John Alexander.

Retired Army Col. John Alexander is one heckuva guy with an amazing background in and out of the military. He’s a former Green Beret commander happily married to Victoria Alexander, a film critic for Films in Review magazine. They live quietly here in Las Vegas, a few miles west of the Strip, and we’ve often run into one another at various events. Just a regular Las Vegas power couple?

Not so fast because John has just published a new book about UFOs and extra-terrestrials that’s bound to upset people. UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities also is en route to becoming a bestseller.

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Retired Army Col. John Alexander.

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President Harry S. Truman.

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Roswell, N.M.

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The UFO Museum in Roswell, N.M.

My longtime good friend Lee Spiegel, an AOL editor in New York, tipped me to the fact that the highly decorated officer had used his military savvy and high security clearance to spend a quarter of a century going through the top levels of the U.S. government and military searching for the group of people who were allegedly responsible for UFO information and the supposedly decades-old UFO cover-up. His conclusions: Not only is there no such group and no cover-up, but also disclosure about UFOs has already occurred on official levels.

Lee told me: “Whether you believe or disbelieve the notion that UFOs are visitors from another planet, he’s come forward with information that may infuriate those on both sides in the ongoing debate. UFO disclosure has already occurred, and the ultimate solution to UFOs is more complex than most people think.

“With so many people crying out these days for the U.S. government or the United Nations or even The Vatican to issue some sort of ‘we are not alone in the universe’ disclosure statement, John says the information has been dripping out all around us, over decades, with top officials casually making statements about UFOs.

John points out the 1950 remark by President Harry Truman: “I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth.”

“Disclosure has happened! It starts with former Presidents Truman, Carter, Reagan and the Soviet Union’s Gorbachev. I’ve got stacks of generals, including Soviet generals, who’ve come out and said UFOs are real. My point is, how many times do senior officials need to come forward and say this is real?” John told Lee at AOL News and confirmed that former military officers have come forward to discuss their experiences when UFOs reportedly tampered with U.S. nuclear missile sites.

“At one time, before a lot of this information was released, I could see both the classified and the unclassified material. And I will tell you that 98 percent of the information was already in the public domain. The only things that weren’t there was stuff like sources and method, which is protected, but the information about the incident was already out there. Despite overwhelming evidence of interaction, nothing was done. It’s like a number of things that simply get put in the too-tough-to-handle bin. If it happens again, we’ll get nervous, but since it didn’t happen, put it aside.”

The 74-year-old one-time A-Team commander and weapons developer at Los Alamos, N.M., will speak and present his views at this weekend’s International UFO Congress taking place in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lee told me: “He takes issue with both true believers who assume any strange light in the sky is from another planet and hard-nosed skeptics who debunk any and all UFO reports and evidence to the contrary.”

In his new book, John says categorically: “UFOs are real! With no prevarication or qualification of terms, there are physical objects of unknown origin that do transit our universe. The evidence that supports those statements is simply overwhelming. The problem is, when you discuss UFOs, we are talking everything from little balls of light to hard craft a mile or more across, and everything in between. So what is it? I argue that, not only are we not solving the problems yet, we’re not even asking the right questions because we approach this wrong.”

Lee told me that John is a frequent radio talk show guest, and Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and weekend Coast to Coast host George Knapp praises John’s stance and suggests that his book “will almost certainly infuriate zealots on both ends of the UFO spectrum.” In his review of John’s book, George wrote: “Alexander’s military mind instinctively gets to the heart of UFO cases and issues, makes quick work of charlatans and fools, and will likely inspire a new round of speculation about his presumed role as an MIB-type spook who spies on the UFO community.”

In the early 1980s, John, with top-security clearance, created a behind-the-scenes government UFO study group called Advanced Theoretical Physics made up of members of the military, scientific and intelligence communities. He says that ATP looked at many UFO cases and concluded that there was sufficient evidence supported by high-quality data to know that some UFO cases were real anomalies -- not just poor observation or misidentification, and that there were cases involving military weapon systems that posed a significant threat and should be investigated.

Additionally, multisensory data supported observations of physical craft that performed intelligent maneuvers that were far beyond any known human capability. There also were cases that involved trace physical evidence.

John said that the Roswell, N.M., UFO case of 1947 was not, in fact, a crashed alien spacecraft but a top-secret military project called Mogul. “It was a real incident, no doubt about it. Project Mogul wasn’t a weather balloon -- it was something really quite different. It was designed to listen to the Soviet Union. It was super secret, but it didn’t involve UFOs.”

Lee summed up for me: “After many years of deep research into UFOs, Alexander is convinced from both a personal and military point of view that it’s a much more complex issue than the idea of Earth being visited by extraterrestrials.” John explained: “The public is interested but ambivalent in general. The public believes in UFOs, but it doesn’t affect their daily lives. In the military, you learn very quickly it is not career-enhancing to bring up anomalies that you don’t have good answers for.”

I am fascinated with the subject, and you can be certain the next time I run into the retired colonel, we’ll share a glass of fine champagne and maybe a little caviar and talk a little more about the phenomena. Why am I never surprised who we find living next door to us in Las Vegas?

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  1. UFO's are undoubtably real. But exactly what that are, is still an open question. In most cases they are explainable as either natural phenomena or man-made objects. In those cases where a verifiable UFO observation cannot be explained, it should not be automatically assumed that they are signs of the existence of extra-terrestrial life.

  2. I saw a UFO over Vegas a few years ago, in broad daylight, no joke. I believe!

  3. I believe the phenomenon to be real as well. My guess is they visit because the earth is filled with an abundance of natural resources that they may need (many of the uses we haven't begun to utilize yet). Heard lots of stories over the years about issues at nuclear bases, almost like they keep an eye on our nukes to protect their "investment". I also believe we'll never hear a President come out and say "this is what we know". No reason to, it would have too much of a detrimental impact on the psyche of society so it's best to keep it quiet, and that doesn't bother me.

  4. Great story. I was an Air Operations Dispatcher at a northern base with jet fighters on nuclear alert. After a few years when the air crews figured out I was one heck of a dispatcher--when they had air emergencies.... Anyhow, I was sometimes around when the pilots and navigators had a beer or two and discussed the "UFO" that followed them to their air-to-air refueling rendezvous. Or the one that met them at our scheduled flight path a thousand miles away. I was also around when one decorated Major reported to the Pentagon that one particular extra-T was not of any usual variety--it's flight performance capabilities were much beyond those of the regular UFOs. Wow did he get negative feed back and he kept it in official channels. I also used to get phone calls from reporters and investigators asking what we had airborne when they had serious sitings.

  5. By jim3535: yes, pretty clear they keep tabs on nukes. Maybe we could get them to assist with that Iran thing. In the back drop, association with long-time trusted military types word spreads outside of official channels. We've talked among ourselves but early on figure out you just can't talk openly or people make wild accusations about your sanity.... Now I've also heard about the alien bodies and living aliens on military property. Researchers might do the British version of FOIA (freedom of info act) concerning airbases with known citings and search for info on interplanetary "agreements."

  6. by roseanrose: I've done a lot of reading & research since 1989 when I read the Bob Lazar book about his time spent at the Area 51 airbase. But, I've slowed down over the years because I accepted the fact that there is "something" happening that's not widely discussed and realized there is nothing I can do about it. It all just makes a person's head spin thinking about it too much. I decided just to live my life to the fullest; work hard at my job, love my family & friends, etc. In the grand scheme of life whether we are being visited or not has no direct impact on my life.

  7. By BeSafe: Thanks for the link. History channel has a series with similar stuff. I noted the Defense Minister saying once they decide there was no evidence of a threat, they're out of it. Same reason U.S. shut down project blue book. You don't have to read between too many lines to figure out it's because "we" are in communication and have an "agreement" or understanding of why they are here and just what they are doing. (And what could we do about it anyhow?) I may sound arrogant now and elsewhere but one cannot stop the world to explain it all to some commenters. Some must believe in their interpretation of their religion. So we let them. In that vein, we/I have figured out that that is exactly the government means of ignoring us--let the multitudes argue and speculate. While people at RAF Bentwaters ran about, the commander and aliens were meeting. So you see there is no point in going to conferences or reading books that try to waste our time. Another thing: I really doubt that our "natural resources" would be anything special to them. They could pick up what they need (couldn't produce?) most anywhere, even water. I conclude, like some others, that they are "guiding" human development and have at times in our history destroyed populations when their experiments have gone wrong. Certifiable? Join the crowd. I've seen Bob Lazar and had one of his videos--pilot friend pilfered it. Also had an engineer friend who worked out at the test site. He mentioned fatalities when several scientists were in a tunnel working on a "black box" from a UFO and tried to open it. I'm sure the deaths were reported as accidents--t'would have been in late 1980's or so.

  8. manny_k: there is video of Truman saying this. I suppose you think it was staged.

  9. Interesting piece. But one mile long..come on they are much bigger than that. you don't look for lights. You look for stars disappearing behind something you can't really see is there. As the stars reappear you can make out what it is and the size of it. Others refer to them as Delta ships. They passed over McCarren and UNLV in November 1999. Traveling west to east.

  10. But is there intelligent life on Earth?

  11. @roseanrose

    where?

  12. This is one of the best analyses out there.
    FACTS are THEY are here and have been for a long time.
    What I find interesting is;
    Why the HUGE difference in shapes and appearance?
    LOOK at "the earth"
    the diesel engine used to fly big planes, trains, ships still today, was invented 130 years ago and all of our flying craft are EXTREMELY limited in their variance. YET
    in the UFO reports; these craft come in HUNDREDS of shapes and appearance.
    Logic says that THEY must come from a large verity of sources.

  13. I'm a hotmail kind of gal dot com. manny_k: For the video, you're gonna have to do a web search. I've seen it in several "documentaries."

  14. jim3535: Good for you. I grew up Catholic. I found some inconsistencies and unacceptable things in the Church but many good things. I find no conflict with aliens and religion. Might be traumatic to acknowledge we are just an experiment of aliens but not an experiment of "god?" Where does god reside? Is god an alien? Who made god?

  15. It's easy to confuse a UFO with a UHO - Unidentified Hallucinogenic Object, but the Doobies had the real answer:

    "But what a fool believes he sees
    No wise man has the power to reason away"

    "What seems to be
    Is always better than nothing
    And nothing at all keeps sending him..."

  16. Art Bell call home!

  17. SunJon: How's that working for you? You seem to be such an honest ethical guy that you must have all the material rewards associated with that.

  18. There have been visits from people from outer space. They have even left their progeny with us... Just look at James Carville or Dennis Rodman. If they're not from outer space then nobody is

  19. Until I see a saucer land, door opens and little ET's walk out to greet the public, media and military....

    I'll assume they don't exist.

  20. roseanrose:
    a search turns up something where Truman is saying that he has has talked to advisers about "things going on" like flying saucers. But there is no context to suggest that Truman actually believes that there are flying saucers. He is perhaps saying that he understands that there are events that people have alleged are flying saucers. And he is practically giggling when saying this. That is pretty poor evidence that Truman held such an explosive view given the opportunities that a President and former President has to express his views on any number of topics. (In other words: why is there nothing in any published sources where he talks about his belief in aliens visiting Earth?)

    Truman's comment on this video is made two years later than the quote alleged in the Sun article.

    A Google Book search shows that all sources for the alleged Truman quote reprinted by the Sun are from pro-UFO books, the earliest one being written in 1976 by a British journalist. Moreover, there is no context given in any source available through Google Books that provides any context at all for that alleged quote reprinted in the Sun that would allow one to infer that Truman believed in ETs. (Presumably they picked the quote out from earlier UFO researchers and so indirectly from this British journalist.) What one would like to know is: what question was asked and what else he said before or after that quote. The fact that there is no such context also gives additional reason to doubt that the quote is authentic.

    If he did say this, then how come there aren't other places where he talks about it? Did it just slip out a couple times? As a President he has ample opportunity to express his views in the press on any number of matters. Since we can't ask Truman what he meant, we have to interpret what he says in light of the rest of what he is known to say.

    It is also goes without saying that the fact that a person in authority believes something doesn't mean that he is basing his belief on evidence that would also convince us. I'm sure that there are plenty of people in the Air Force who did/do believe that aliens have visited us. So what? Sometimes people believe things that they shouldn't.

  21. I'm currently building my own spaceship (UFO). I only have six seats and four are already occupied by family. Let me know if your interested in the remaining two seats. Unrest in the Middle East and the collapse of the American society is pushing me to hurry up on this project.

  22. I don't have a problem believing there are unidentified flying objects...I just don't believe these objects are piloted by little green men from another planet. How is it these "aliens" are so adept at never having a clear, unmistakable picture ever taken of their craft?..lol.

  23. OK, where's just ONE, YES JUST ONE, hard piece of hard evidence???

    I mean, out of the millions of sightings and supposed abductions over thousands of years, how come we don't even have as much as an Alien screwdriver to show as real proof?

  24. manny_k: you could contact the reporter for sources.

  25. manny_k: No one, including Truman, is trying to convince you. Believe whatever you like. Who besides someone writing about UFO's is gonna quote a President's comments on UFO's?

  26. There is no such thing as UFO's! Why? Well, for one, any article that uses the word "heckuva" in it's opening sentence sets the tone for Stupid.
    Second of all, and this is a thinker, If there really was UFO's...we would know. There are approximately 27000 amateur astronomers out there. If there were UFO's, do you not think that a few would work really hard to prove it? They cant, because they have never seen one. Wormholes are more probable than UFO's.

  27. ET phone home.

  28. I have been waiting years for an article like this one!1

    Just to confirm the crackpots that frequent this state

    DONE!

    peace out

  29. roseanrose: there are no material rewards with the institutions of ethics or honesty, but there are a lot of storms that blow by.

  30. Oh how I love a hot topic!

    There are Billions of Galaxies with millions of stars and hundreds of millions of planets that can support life (and I'm just talking carbon based life) it is the ultimate in hubris to think we are the only ones fortunate to have evolved into humanoids.

    They are out there, but as George Carlin says they may think of us as dog poo

    "Ohh you stepped in earth, wipe your shoes"

    Jonathan