Speakers of a panel discussion held on November 12, 2014, Wednesday, suggested that the government should take UFO reports seriously. Dr. Richard Haines revealed that National Aviation Reporting Center (NARCAP) has collected hundreds of UFO cases. Haines, a co-founder of NARCAP and former NASA scientist, said that ignorance is the start of science.
He explained that the public is still ignorant of what they are dealing. He pointed out that the government isn’t taking the topic seriously. So, his role or mission is to bring UFO subject to the attention of the aviation industry starting from the union level, airline level and up to the government level. He said that he can’t understand why he finds doing it in foreign countries easy, but having a difficulty in America.
Another panelist Leslie Kean said that the more she studied UFO phenomenon, the more she realized that she could not write it off. Kean is co-founder of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, investigative journalist and author. Her first story about UFOs was published in 2000, which she said changed her whole life. She explained that studying UFOs is not like you learn ways of explaining it, but you get more knowledge about its mystery and incredible documentation available out there.
During Kean’s presentation, she highlighted several major UFO cases and presented UFO photographs including a shiny, circular object caught on photo in 1971 over Costa Rica by a government mapping plane. The plane was equipped with camera strapped underneath it and the camera took a photograph of the ground every 17 seconds. Kean explained that the dark area in the picture is a lake, and the lighter area is the land. The disc-shaped object is flying above the lake, according to Kean.
Kean said that France and Chile have staffers dedicated to investigating UFO cases seriously. Kean believes that the same is needed in the U.S. She was trying to say that scientists should get involve in investigating UFO cases, and the U.S. government agency that will allow scientists to engage with UFO subject is required in order for this to happen.
Retired U.S. Air Force Assures Humanity Is Not Alone
Former U.S. Air Force Colonel Charles Halt made the most fascinating presentation of the night in a panel discussion on November 12, 2014 held at American University. Halt claimed that he is one of the witnesses of the famous series of UFO Sightings in 1980 in England, which is now known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident.
Halt said that when he heard about the UFO report, he went into the forest to check it out. He was surprised seeing three indentations on the ground that were evenly spaced. He also noticed a Geiger counter registered high levels of radiation while he was in the area.
During the investigation, Halt said that a flying, oval-shaped object was seen by him and several other military members. This object reportedly glowed bright orange and red and appeared to be dripping like molten metal.
Halt said that upon seeing a strange object, they stood there in awe. They tried to think of an explanation, but they were shocked when it moved towards them, moved through the trees in a horizontal manner while bobbed up and down to avoid hitting trees. Halt wished he wasn’t out there during that time as it getting beyond him.
Halt revealed that they watched the mysterious UFO for a few minutes until suddenly and silently it exploded like fireworks into five white objects and disappeared. He ended his presentation by suggesting to the audience to keep an open mind and he can assure that mankind is not alone.