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RALEIGH – If the following article is true, it will turn out to be the most amazing, the most earth-shattering, the most incredible story of this century. Why? Because this article says that human beings are not alone in the universe. It says that extraterrestrial species of intelligent beings exist on other planets, and that these extraterrestrial beings are visiting Earth using advanced technologies:

The headline alone is unbelievable, jaw-dropping. These quotes from the article even more so:

  1. “Grusch said the recoveries of partial fragments through and up to intact vehicles have been made for decades through the present day by the government, its allies, and defense contractors.”
  2. “The material includes intact and partially intact vehicles.”
  3. “The non-human intelligence phenomenon is real. We are not alone,” Grey said. “Retrievals of this kind are not limited to the United States. This is a global phenomenon, and yet a global solution continues to elude us.”
  4. “Grusch said that the craft recovery operations are ongoing at various levels of activity and that he knows the specific individuals, current and former, who are involved.”
  5. “His assertion concerning the existence of a terrestrial arms race occurring sub-rosa over the past eighty years focused on reverse engineering technologies of unknown origin is fundamentally correct, as is the indisputable realization that at least some of these technologies of unknown origin derive from non-human intelligence”
  6. “A vast array of our most sophisticated sensors, including space-based platforms, have been utilized by different agencies, typically in triplicate, to observe and accurately identify the out-of-this-world nature, performance, and design of these anomalous machines, which are then determined not to be of earthly origin”

There it is. With these six quotes there can be no question. Human beings are not alone in the universe. Extraterrestrial beings are visiting Earth now in amazing spacecraft, and they have been visiting us all around the globe for at least 80 years. See this video for details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSj7QsHRxHQ


This article is acting as the seed of a “UAPs (formerly known as UFOs) and alien beings are real” tour in the media. Examples:

But there is the problem here: apparently these aliens crash a lot.

It is this observation that makes this whole article suspect. But it is true – these aliens must be coming to Earth and crashing their high-tech spacecraft on a regular basis. How else have these government agencies collected the intact and partially intact vehicles?

Let’s go a step further. This article is going to turn out to be nonsense, despite the attempts in the article to make it sound completely credible and air-tight.

How can we tell that this article is nonsense?

First, there is the prior observation: the idea that aliens arrive on Earth, fly around, and then crash on a regular basis all over the globe. This notion is expressed in the article with sentences like, “Retrievals of this kind are not limited to the United States. This is a global phenomenon.”

What we must believe is that the aliens have been unable to develop safe self-driving vehicles. Therefore, the aliens are driving these ships themselves, and they are terrible drivers, so they frequently crash.

Second, we must believe that every single one of the crash sites, regardless of the country where the crash occurs, is immediately and completely sealed off so that zero photographs or videos or materials from these crash sites have ever leaked to the public. For 80 years.

Third, it means that every single crash has occurred in an unpopulated area where there are zero observers. If a crash were to occur in a city or a suburb or a small town or near a highway, there would be witnesses taking pictures and videos and releasing them all over the Internet. Witnesses would also be gathering souvenirs from the crash sites and selling them on eBay.

Fourth, it means that these highly advanced aliens have an unshakeable preference for tiny vehicles, roughly the size of an SUV. Think of movies you have seen where aliens arrive on Earth:

The aliens in these movies arrive in giant ships. Even the starship Enterprise in Star Trek is a giant ship with hundreds of people on board. This is not to say that Hollywood knows everything there is to know about alien arrivals. But aliens would not arrive in the alien equivalent of a flying SUV so they can zip around our planet and then crash.

If aliens do exist, it is quite unlikely that they are traveling the universe in SUV-sized vessels. Why? Because there are practical things like food, beverages, restrooms, beds, engines, fuel, wardrobes, life support systems, communication systems, tools, instruments, exercise equipment and so on that need to fit somewhere on a long journey. The point being that the ships would be big, potentially enormous, and the crash sites would therefore be impossible to hide. Someone is thinking: “the flying SUVs could be coming from enormous motherships.” That means that there would be motherships, and why wouldn’t they also be crashing?

Fifth, we must believe that the aliens have not developed any form of visual stealth technology. They have no cloaking devices or invisibility shields to hide their ships. At the very least they could use camouflage. And at night they would have no lights.

Sixth, we must believe that not one of the aliens is a publicity-seeking influencer, or a prankster, or a diplomat, or a tourist. Because if they were, they would simply land in a major city, hop out, and start talking or gesticulating or mind-melding with reporters.

I could keep going, but you can see the point. It simply is not possible that aliens are zipping around all over planet Earth in exotic SUV-size ships and crashing all the time with zero witnesses. It is not happening. The whole story is silly.

Despite all the sources cited in the articles above, and despite what might leak out from congress, and despite everything else we may hear, we will never see real photos and videos of real alien spaceships. These spaceships do not exist in government warehouses here on planet Earth.

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