As our regular readers know, I’ve long been interested in the UFO topic and tales of other paranormal phenomena, particularly since the government and the military began openly chattering about Unidentified Aerospace Phenomenon back in December of 2017. The military has been increasingly open about increased numbers of sightings of… something. Of course, we’re not sure what yet, but at least people are asking questions. But what about the President? Donald Trump must be in the loop on all this craziness, right? Perhaps not as much as you might think. In an interviewing airing this evening, George Stephanopoulos asked him about it and the President’s response was rather bland from the sound of it. He’s “not particularly” a believer. (ABC News)
In an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos this week, the president was asked what he made of the increased reports.
“I think it’s probably — I want them to think whatever they think. They do say, and I’ve seen, and I’ve read, and I’ve heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particular,” Trump said.
Asked if he thought he would know if there were a case of extraterrestrial life, the president replied, “Well, I think my great pilots would know. Our great pilots would know.”
“They see things a little bit different from the past. So we’re going to see. We’re watching, and you’ll be the first to know,” he continued.
That final comment probably has some ears perking up. “You’ll be the first to know.” That’s historically not been the case when it comes to the U.S. government talking to its citizens about the possibility of UFOs. In fact, they’ve gone to great lengths to not talk about it and ridicule those who do.
Before getting to the possibilities, I’m going to hazard a guess as to why Stephanopoulos launched this question at Trump, seemingly out of the blue. He was hoping that Trump would jump in with both feet and say something about UFOs that could be portrayed as being “wacky” and give the media another excuse to ridicule him. How disappointed George must have been when Trump displayed some measured skepticism and said he’d leave it up to the experts in the military to decide. He also made reference to “one very brief meeting” on the subject. That’s also rather intriguing.
With that out of the way, what’s really going on in the Oval Office when it comes to this subject? Here, in no particular order, are the possibilities as I see them.
1. Trump has never asked about it directly and isn’t all that interested. As such, he probably hasn’t learned anything.
2. Trump was interested in the subject and grilled those who should be in the know, but they really don’t have any sort of X-Files information hidden away and there are no aliens so there was nothing to tell him.
3. Trump was interested in the subject and grilled those who should be in the know, but they have no interest in telling him about the alien craft hidden in Area 51 or whatever it is we might have. They might not trust him to keep the secrets or perhaps it’s a standard protocol with all presidents. Either way, they didn’t tell him anything so he has nothing to share with us.
4. Trump has learned critical information about our government’s history of investigating UFOs, along with the latest information on this rash of sightings, but he has somehow managed to avoid tweeting about it and is staying mum in the interest of national security or whatever other reason our government has to keep a smokescreen over much of this.
Which of these scenarios is the closest to the truth? I haven’t a clue and as far as I know, we have no way of knowing. One of the more popular theories I’ve heard in the UFO community is that our government actually knows quite a bit about exotic vehicles visiting us, but they have no idea what to do if the “visitors” suddenly become hostile because their technology is so far in advance of ours. The government’s job is to keep us safe and they would be reluctant to admit there’s a potential threat out there that they are powerless against.
Of course, that may be a total load of horse hockey. All of these strange vehicle sightings could be something we cooked up ourselves at Skunk Works, but they’re not ready to show their cards yet. You may as well have fun speculating for yourselves because we have not reached Disclosure Day yet (if we ever will) and until then, anyone who tells you they know the entire story is probably lying.