Mankind has been fascinated by the UFO phenomenon since the beginning of time. The first UFO sightings can be traced back to ancient times. From Egyptian hieroglyphics in the Temple of Seti I, which depict a disk-shaped aircraft, to a 15th-century painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio of The Madonna with Saint Giovannino, which includes an oval-shaped aircraft in the background. Given that airplanes were in the distant future, UFO researchers have argued that these artists were portraying what they were seeing in the sky.
Although thousands of UFO reports are made every year, the majority of these sightings tend to be misidentifications of conventional or military aircraft, natural phenomena, or simply celestial bodies. With that being said, as explored in Evidence of Extraterrestrials, there are cases in which the only hypothesis that suffices is the extraterrestrial hypothesis. What follows are five characteristics that, when present in a UFO sighting, indicate that the aircraft is presumably extraterrestrial in origin.
Characteristic #1: Anti-Gravity Propulsion System
With an anti-gravity propulsion system, the aircraft would produce its own gravitational field, allowing it to bend space-time. This propulsion system would also explain the aircraft's ability to travel at insurmountable speeds and disappearing spontaneously. By manipulating gravity, this would also explain how extraterrestrials could travel from distant galaxies. By creating its own gravitational field, sci-fi ideas such as "force fields" are also within the realm of possibility. If we consider "The Battle of Los Angeles," the reported UFOs withstood the anti-aircraft shells that were being fired by the military for over an hour. Not only were the aircrafts impervious, but they remained in the sky, hovering silently until they disappeared.
This means of propulsion is still unachievable and incomprehensible for humans. However, if the military somehow acquires this technology and manage to reverse engineer it, would it be used to explore the possibility of interstellar travel, or would it be used in warfare?
Characteristic #2: Instantaneous Acceleration
A UFO's ability to make an insurmountable acceleration and disappear out of sight is an ongoing theme in UFO sightings. Witnesses explain how the aircraft would be hovering silently in the sky and would then make a sudden acceleration and disappear out of sight in the blink of an eye. Moreover, in the cases explored in Evidence of Extraterrestrials, military pilots often explained how the UFO would simply initiate a vertical climb or make sudden turns without halting or deceleration. This ability leads me to wonder how the aircraft itself could perform such maneuvers and secondly, how these beings could withstand such stressors.
Characteristic #3: Hypersonic Velocity
Characteristic #4: Low Observability
Characteristic #5: Trans-Medium Traveling
Throughout the encounter, Commander Fravor and Commander Slaight were astonished as the aircraft dropped from 28,000 feet to sea level in an instant. Such a maneuver is virtually impossible for any terrestrial aircraft to perform. As the object then reached sea level, the sonar team on board the USS Louisville, which was patrolling just below the surface, reported that an unidentified target had plunged into the ocean and was exceeding 70 knots! This means that the target was traveling twice as fast as the Navy's fastest submarine. In just one encounter, the tic-tac shaped aircraft overpowered the Navy's Super Hornet as well as the Navy's fastest submarine.
These five characteristics defy all the laws of physics and aerodynamics by which terrestrial aircrafts are bound. The laws of physics make these characteristics and abilities seem unattainable and incomprehensible, and yet there are numerous cases in which military pilots have pursued these interplanetary objects, witnessing the phenomenon and these observables first-hand. These characteristics not only make us aware of how limited our knowledge on the phenomenon is, but they also expose the limitations by which terrestrial aircrafts are bound.
When an unidentified disk-shaped object outmaneuvers the Navy's fastest vehicles, it leaves us to deduce that the dominant species are not human beings as we are led to believe. Cases such as the "Tic Tac Encounter" exhibit not only the technological advancement of these beings, but also the foolishness of human beings. Instead of trying to understand extraterrestrials and how their technologically advanced aircrafts operate, billions of dollars are spent each and every year on military arsenal, with the sole aim of each nation thriving to be the most powerful one.
The UFO phenomenon is not simply about bright lights in the sky; it is about superior beings who defy all the laws by which terrestrial aircrafts are bound, making our knowledge about propulsion systems, aerodynamics, and physics meaningless. When I personally interviewed the late Stanton Friedman, I asked him why no nation has acknowledged or disclosed any information about extraterrestrial life. His answer was that, "Nationalism is the only game in town." This answer took me aback and made me wonder if this could truly be the reason we have not reached full disclosure. Perhaps, if the government affirmed that we have little to no knowledge about these beings and their aircrafts, but we can surmise that they are more advanced than us, the government would be acknowledging that it does not have as much power as we are led to believe.
Warren Agius (Malta) is a longtime UFO researcher, known for his unbiased approach to factual evidence. He has personally interviewed UFO contactee and bestselling author Whitley Strieber as well as the late ufologist ...