There is no doubt that UFOs exist. By definition, a UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object, meaning whoever saw it could not identify it as an object they were familiar with at that specific time under those specific circumstances and in that particular setting.
That having been said, it is important to realize that the human brain will attempt to explain the unknown or unfamiliar, often in error.
Take for example the great pyramids of Egypt.
Modern historians have tried to decipher the riddle of how ancient Egyptians quarried, transported and lifted the multi ton sandstone blocks into place. A multitude of explanations have been offered, some plausible and some not.
One explanation from fringe groups is that they were either built by alien visitors or that those same visitors somehow educated the ancient Egyptians how to do it.
Others believe they may have been built as markers or beacons to accommodate regular alien visitations. Most historians acknowledge they were build as tombs for the pharaohs.
I personally believe the people of Egypt built them on their own and that not giving them credit for having the intelligence and knowledge to do so is arrogant on the part of modern man and a disservice to the ancient Egyptians.
The huge stone sarcophagi found in many of the pyramids attest to their having been used to house the preserved mummies of Egyptian rulers. Modern explorers found the overwhelming majority of the ones so far discovered empty, but that is only because during ancient times, when the tombs were robbed for treasure, the ancient Egyptians moved all of the mummies to a secret location to keep them safe.
Some people believe that the geoglyphs seen on the Nazca Plains of Peru were actually runways built to provide aliens who visited the earth a place to land their spacecraft.
Runways designed to accommodate craft with fixed wings would seem to be the only thing they could have been used for, since they are so long.
One has to wonder why anyone would contemplate that an alien race that is supposed to have been so much more advanced than ours would utilize fixed wing aircraft that have no aerodynamic qualities in the void of outer space.
Additionally, if they did come to earth, why would they choose an extremely remote location where there were few people? Fear of being harmed by superstitious inhabitants bearing spears, clubs, bows and arrows or other weaponry perhaps?
Probably not, because if they were so far advanced, they would be well-equipped to deal with rowdy natives either on a lethal or non-lethal level.
The plausible explanation is that since the Nazca lines could not be explained by the first modern explorers who encountered them, that same person’s brain associated the geoglyphs with what it could understand, which was earthly runways used around the globe for fixed wing aircraft.
There are some who believe that ancient gold jewelry found in Egypt depicts supersonic aircraft that modern man is familiar with. There is a carved wooden object that was also found in Egypt that resembles a bird in flight, which some think may indicate the ancients had at least a basic concept of flight.
Wind tunnel tests have shown the model can not fly, but I personally have no doubt that the possibility exists that they may have had a basic understanding of aerodynamics, but not the knowledge to do anything with it. Slight alterations of the tail by modern researchers did allow it to fly for some distance.
Logic indicates that it is more plausible that it was a carving intended as a child’s toy or perhaps a household decoration.
Likewise the jewelry was likely the artists stylized interpretation of birds.
I am of the opinion that the ancient peoples of the world do not get the credit they deserve for innovation and intelligence. The ancient Greeks built self-propelled, steam-driven three-wheeled carts and other things that can only be described as machines full of gears that drove mechanisms. But alien visitors imparting that knowledge to them is just not fair to the human inventors of long ago who actually deserve the credit for thinking outside the box.
As for the gold jewelry that some say are depictions of ancient aliens’ supersonic jet-like aircraft?
Perhaps they were simply stylized depictions of birds, like stylized modern jewelry.
Then there is the now-famous hieroglyph in the Abydos temple that appears on the surface to resemble an Apache attack helicopter. The logical explanation is that it is well-known that hieroglyphics carved in sandstone were re-worked from dynasty to dynasty in ancient Egypt, and that is what happened with the one in the Abydos temple.
No alien influence there.
All of this having been said, I need to say that when I was much younger (yes there was such a day), I was sitting in the front yard of friends Mark and Billy Parsons in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1968 when we witnessed what I believe was a UFO from another world. It moved slowly across the evening sky until it hovered over Netherwoods Park for a few minutes, then shot into space in just seconds.
All I can say for certain is that I saw something in the sky I did not recognize and could not explain.
I am of the opinion that intelligent life does exist elsewhere in the cosmos. I am also of the opinion that they are very likely much more advanced than we and probably in a form unrecognizable to human kind.
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