Op-Ed: NASA studying UFOs won’t prove alien life exists. They should do it anyway.
There are a lot of people that believe that extraterrestrial life exists. And while the government may not be revealing the existence of such life to the public, it is very much involved in the research and study of such a subject.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Ohio has been undertaking a whole host of research in its ongoing pursuit for answers to the UFO mystery. If we go back to the 1950s and early 60s, we will find the U.S. Air Force investing a lot of time, energy and money into researching UFOs. And some of that research was not only the work of the Air Force, but also of NASA.
In the wake of the recent declassification of files from the NASA’s Project Blue Book (PBDB) program, it has become the subject of much discussion. As part of this declassification effort, the National Park Service (NPS) released an email from Dr. Edward U. Hovland, the chief scientist at the PBDB, to retired Air Force Maj. Thomas D. Brown, who was the head of the Blue Book Project, on Oct. 6, 2017.
The email was in response to a request from Mike Ruppert, who is in charge of public affairs for the NPS, in regards to the PBDB’s request to review newly declassified documents from the NASA, which included its research into UFOs.
The request to review the NASA’s files was made on Feb. 1, 2017 and the request for review was granted on March 12, 2017.
What Was the PBDB’s Role
Many might be surprised to learn that the US Air Force was doing research into whether aliens exist and if they have been visiting Earth. This is because, for decades, the military has looked for any reason they could to explain the unexplained, including UFOs and aliens, despite the fact that the military has never said that UFOs even exist.
The military did not formally acknowledge UFOs until 1957, when Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, then-Commander of all US Air Force missions, formally acknowledged two sightings reported by the US Navy, near Puerto Rico.
Hillenkoetter’s report indicated that the Navy’s airmen had reported two UFOs that flew in front of an F-14 jet and