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5 Possible Downsides to the UFO Disclosure

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Explore some possible consequences of the disclosure of UFO files.

Explore some possible consequences of the disclosure of UFO files.

Whether we learn the truth through the government or mass contact, UFO disclosure is going to happen eventually, and it may be sooner than you think.

As an adamant proponent of the disclosure, I impatiently await the revelation—but there is a grain of salt in my enthusiasm. Are there any downsides to the big "D"?

Potential Consequences of UFO Disclosure

  1. Cultural shock and disruption of the social order
  2. ETs may be too different
  3. Aliens may be . . . not alien at all
  4. Access to advanced technology
  5. Disinformation

I urge those who are doubtful: Read the books, read the lore, start to understand what has really been going on. Because there really is no doubt we are being visited.

— NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell

UFO disclosure may cause mass shock and disillusionment.

UFO disclosure may cause mass shock and disillusionment.

1. Cultural Shock and Disruption of the Social Order

Although most people have, if not a conviction, at least a sneaking suspicion that there is more to the story than weather balloons or military tests, disclosing the extraterrestrial reality will still result in a great shock.

Some will have their most cherished beliefs shattered in a matter of seconds; others will feel frightened and even terrified in the most primal, overwhelming way.

The shock will be exacerbated by the realization of the UFO cover-up. People will have to come to terms with the fact that they've been lied to for 60+ years, if we consider the Roswell crash to be the triggering event that created the need for the cover-up.

Essential information that was meant for the entire human race was concealed for far too long. In all likelihood, there will be a public outcry against the government(s). The authorities will try to frame the disclosure in their favor, posing as the caretakers of humanity, but it will take a long time before people can trust them again.

Humans may seem too different and un-evolved from the extraterrestrials' perspective.

Humans may seem too different and un-evolved from the extraterrestrials' perspective.

2. ETs May Be Too Different

Beam me up, Scottie. There’s no intelligent life down here. Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise

ETs may be too advanced or too different for us to understand, communicate with or relate to. Correspondingly, humans may be too different or too un-evolved for the extraterrestrials (assuming they

Some scientists believe that we shouldn't be disclosing anything or advertising our presence to other civilizations because if some advanced space-faring species learn of our existence, chances are, they'll only be interested in our resources.

Stephen Hawking warned us that "if aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans."

Carl Jung wrote in 1954 that in the event of the disclosure, humanity as a whole would end up "in the precarious position of primitive communities today in conflict with the superior culture...the rudder would be removed from our grasp."

Extraterrestrial researcher Erich von Daniken explains the psychological aspect of the issue: "We don't like extraterrestrials. We don't want extraterrestrials, we are afraid of them. It's a psychological problem - we are not ready to accept that we are not the greatest."

Future humans are likely to have larger heads, big eyes, smaller jaws, darker skin and less hair.

Future humans are likely to have larger heads, big eyes, smaller jaws, darker skin and less hair.

3. Aliens May Be . . . Not Alien at All

According to one theory, the so-called aliens are evolved humans from the future, and they travel back in time to prevent the genetic extinction of the species.

Hypothetically, if that was the case, disclosure would be both undesirable and unlikely since the "aliens" are obviously not trying to make open contact with our civilization and for a good reason.

Now before you start rolling your eyes, let me say this: our understanding of time is very primitive. We experience time as a linear sequence of events that perpetually goes on and on. But what if time is more like a fourth dimension weaved into a cause-and-effect tapestry? Or Pandora's box containing all possible scenarios in all the multiverse that can be hacked?

Nobody knows what time is, nobody. Even the most reputable scientists of our time don't presume to understand it, nor do they discard the possibility of time travel.

Einstein was obsessed with it. Stephen Hawking said that it's entirely possible to go forward in time if you're traveling within a vessel that approaches the speed of light, or if you're near an object of enormous mass. (Technically, it's not time travel, it's living in a slower than Earth time zone, like in a spaceship traveling near a black hole.) Hawking did, however, conclude that travel back in time is impossible because of the time travel paradox.

But who's to say that scientists living hundreds or thousands of years from now won't master time travel? Consider the advances that happened in the last 100 years alone. Can we imagine the kind of science that would exist, say, mere five thousand years from now?

As far-fetched as it sounds, there is some subsidiary evidence to support this theory, namely, the Rendlesham Forest incident (a.k.a. 'Britain's Roswell') when Sgt. James Penniston telepathically received a binary code from contact with an unidentified craft. When the data was decoded many years later, it was found to contain, among other things, the phrases "exploration of humanity" and “for planetary advancement,” and the number 8100, presumed to be a date.

Another piece of the puzzle comes from a respected U.S. Navy Commander and scientist George W. Hoover, who was one of the top-clearance people in charge of investigating the Roswell debris (and bodies) after the notorious UFO crash of 1947. Shortly before his death, Hoover stated that he believed the aliens were not extraterrestrial but "extratemporal" —as in, from another time. He also believed they were not alien but human and "clearly from the future." He said they had extraordinary abilities to use their consciousness to manipulate time and matter and that our government fears their abilities.

What if advanced alien technology ends up in the hands of the wrong people?

What if advanced alien technology ends up in the hands of the wrong people?

4. Access to Advanced Technology

It should be obvious to any evolved civilization that humans with advanced technology equals monkey with a grenade.

As a civilization, we are neurotic and violent. And we have a tendency to turn any new scientific discovery into a weapon.

Many UFO researchers contend that the wreckage after the Roswell UFO crash has been immediately appropriated by the US military, studied, and reverse-engineered into the Stealth series of military aircraft. Other rapid advancements in modern warfare in the last 50 years have also been linked to leaked UFO technology (you can read more on the subject in Philip Corso’s The Day After Roswell).

I'm not an expert on weapons, but in all probability, any advanced alien technology will be used and abused by the military before (and if) it ever gets to the people.

Are we being prepared for an 'alien invasion'?

Are we being prepared for an 'alien invasion'?

5. Disinformation

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. —General Douglas MacArthur, 1955

And a lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths. —Deep Throat, The X-Files TV series

Perhaps, the biggest potential downside to a UFO file disclosure is disinformation.

If the government initiates the disclosure, chances are, it will be a partial disclosure at best. They will not tell the whole truth but selected bits and pieces.

Worse yet, some authors suggest that the UFO files disclosure will be just a preparation step for another war under false pretenses, this time of interplanetary proportions.

One staged attack - and people will get behind whatever military measures the government will find necessary. 9/11 certainly fit the bill for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – wars that still carry on. And many reported that "UFOs" are built (reverse-engineered) by the military.

Psychologically, people are already prepared for an "alien invasion." Look at the sci-fi movies and TV series released in the last 10-20 years - most of them deal with some kind of alien threat in the end-of-the-world scenario. Just to name a few:

"Independence Day" (1996), "The Arrival" (1996), "Signs" (2002), "War of the Worlds" (2005), "Transformers" (2007), "The Invasion" (2007), "Cloverfield" (2008), TV series "V" (2009-2011), "Skyline" (2010), "Cowboys & Aliens" (2011), "Battle: Los Angeles" (2011), "Darkest Hour" (2011), TV series "Falling Skies" (2011-2014), "Battleship" (2012), "The Avengers" (2012), "Prometheus" (2012), "Dark Skies" (2013), "Man Of Steel" (2013), "Oblivion" (2013), "Pacific Rim" (2013), "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014), "Outpost 37" (2014),"The 5th Wave" (2016), "Independence Day: Resurgence" (2016).

Space-Based Weapons

It's not as far-fetched as you think. We already have weapons in space.

"The next enemy with a capital "E" will be Extraterrestrial," warned Wernher von Braun, a German “father of rocket technology."

Von Braun correctly predicted every major US war in the last 70 years: the Cold War and the “Star Wars” program, the war on the rogue nations, the War on Terror, and now—the weaponization of space.

Weapons in space are said to protect us from asteroids and comets, but according to von Braun's associate, Dr. Carol Rosin, the final step in gaining global control over the population is an alien threat from outer space.

It will be "an attempt to unite the world through militarism [...] using ET as the new cosmic scapegoat." (Dr. Steven Greer, "Cosmic Deception: Let The Citizen Beware," 2002).

What Do You Think?

It's clear to see that if disclosure happens through government-sanctioned channels, it will not be full disclosure; it will be a mixture of half-truths and outright lies designed to prevent the whole truth from coming out. At this point, the disclosure will be taken from the people and turned into another travesty of fear-mongering and mass enslavement.

That's why disclosure has to come from another source. It has to either come gradually through the raising of the collective human consciousness or through those beings who wish to establish contact with the human race.

What do you think?

  • Do you believe we're not alone in the universe?
  • If so, are we being visited?
  • Would you trust a government-sanctioned disclosure?
  • Do you think we should have weapons in space?

Questions & Answers

Question: Do you think it's possible that aliens and their crafts (which can seem very outdated) have been here, or possibly stuck here, just like we might possibly be, and just hiding in all the support spots like mountains, Antarctica or the ocean, etc?

Answer: Anything is possible. Of course, we can only speculate about these matters. But I do believe that the ETs have vastly superior technology (the outdated crafts could be fakes) and can come and go without any issues, including inter-dimensionally.

© 2013 Lana Adler


Kathy on May 02, 2019:

Pheonix lights...did the people respond in a disorderly manner? I believe it came down to what is the truth. No one was harmed but sadly our own leaders and military have made a mess of it through their deception. Truth and revealing our origins may very well free us from the insanity of our egos. Down deep we all want peace.

Lana Adler (author) from California on April 09, 2019:

Thank you Tim! I've written it a while ago, my views have shifted and expanded somewhat, so I totally recognize that this isn't a full list of possibilities, and maybe the theory that you mention is indeed the truth!! Who knows really...I don't know anything anymore. It's like the more I know, the less I know,

Thanks for reading!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on April 04, 2019:

Another possibility about disclosure which your article didn't go into involves the fact that these might actually be a race living here on our planet who have the technical means to stay hidden. This would shatter quite a bit of individuals' feelings of security and superiority. I truly enjoyed your article, though. It's a very interesting piece.



Lana Adler (author) from California on November 12, 2018:

That's so fascinating! Thank you for sharing Jim. I love firsthand accounts like that.

Jim Alexander on November 12, 2018:

I have seen the grays way back in 1961. All i got was a silhouette as they where looking through a window in the ship with a bright light behind them. The ship landed about 200 feet from me but was not there long enough for me to get to it.


Marco Minardo on January 19, 2018:

We live in a world where the education systems (of the West at least) teach kids that the Pyramids of Giza are tombs. They were built with Jewish slaves who not only made the ‘mortar’ with mud and grain but also manhandled the stones, 30 tons on average, in place.

This system also teaches that man evolved from cave dwellers who walked with dinosaurs who were supposedly completely wiped out with an astronomical event that miraculously left the cave dwellers unscathed...oh and the dinosaurs went on to provide ‘fossil fuel’ for our current day vehicles!

I could go on all day for months but I think this is enough to get the point across. The history of man is an enormous lie, peppered with enough actual events, to make most people buy it. Why would a politico-soci0-theological techonocracy go to such extremes to hide reality? If Aliens were humans from the future why would they allow this ridiculous lie to continue? Why would they not just stop this big charade and make everyone grow up.

On the other hand if Aliens were so advanced and superior, why would they come in secret and ‘corroborate’ the same lie that our ‘evil’ government is forcing on us?

Disclosure? Really? We still believe that Santa Clause built the Pyramids, that the Aztec culture wearing loin cloths and walking bare footed while sacrificing babies built the Temple of the Moon in Tulum right in front of a cliff with no stones of the like anywhere close and left messages of sophisticated hieroglyphics (that they still cannot decipher) written all over it.

Disclosure of UFO’s? Really?

They owe us 25,000 years minimum of past historical FACTS and you seriously think they are going to give us Disclosure?

pete chiapella on January 16, 2018:

There is no downside. Its called evolution........unless your afraid of that......

Lana Adler (author) from California on November 17, 2017:

I know how you feel, Phillip. A vindication would have been nice, even if it means the end of the world as we know it :) and I'm not a pilot but through research I came to the same conclusions as you about the interdimentional travel. Thanks for the thoughtful comment!

Phillip on November 16, 2017:

Firstly I believe we already have weapons in space so in my mind we can put that one to bed. I am a firm believer that we are and have been visited by EBE's. There was a time I was excited by the thought that there was something else out there. In the last few years my investigation on the topic has lead me to believe that there is actually nothing to be excited about but rather worried. If in truth they do exist and are far beyond us in technology why do they not simply arrive and state that we have nothing to fear "They come in piece". It's pretty obvious, they don't. I am a pilot 35 years with extensive experience across all known platforms of traditional aircraft. I have seen things I can not equate to any of them flying at night and day and for that reason I believe we are witnessing the operation of craft not of this world. In recent years I have come to the conclusion that based on Einstein's theory that speed and time are relevant that if space is like a fabric is it possible that a machine moving fast enough could alter or break through that fabric to visit other parallel universes i.e time travel. This lead me to thinking that maybe what we see are actually glimpses of time travellers. It's pretty clear that UFO's are particularly fast. Could this speed alter time particularly if there are windows or tares in that fabric that can be manipulated for the purposes of inter-dimensional travel?? This train of thought came to me after a conversation in 1986 with a fellow pilot who said that he experienced a strange occurance flying at very low level and a high rate of knots in the Australian outback where he and the co pilot witnessed what they believed were Australian aboriginals living in the desert that appeared to be prehistoric in their attire and with hunting implements such as spears. This in more recent times has lead me to thinking that perhaps the EBE's are not coming that far in distance wise but rather dimensionally i.e travelling back in time to us. I flounder in a world of non-believers that there is a cover up and at times feel I am suffering in silence as any mention of this finds me deemed a crack pot by my pears so I suffer in silence. As for trusting a government my question is "Should we ever" they have a bad record for being trustworthy. I think that the fabric of time is not the only thing that could come apart at the seems with full disclosure. The entire social fabric will likely collapse but at that risk I would feel vindicated if it happened just so I could look my detractors in the eye and say "I told you so".

Lana Adler (author) from California on March 06, 2017:


Ca;eb on March 05, 2017:

We are almost there!

Barry Bridges on February 02, 2017:

I'm inclined to go along with what Dr Steven Greer says. "If a full alien disclosure happens, current technologies like electricity, oil, internal combustion engines, jet and rocket technologies will become obsolete.

Lana Adler (author) from California on February 02, 2017:

Thank you for your comment, Vince. However, I fail to see what (if anything) it has to do with this article.

Vince on February 01, 2017:

To all of you Atheists: The Bible was written for all of us. It is a history book as well as a profit for the future. Every thing in it happened as it says. And Revelations states everything that is coming. There is a God and he is the creator of everything in the universe, including these aliens as you call them. All humans were created in God's image. We are special. Each and every one of us. God put us here for a reason. We are to worship him and praise him and love him with all our hearts. For one day, and no one knows what day that will be, however, one day all this will come to an end. When Jesus comes back here and destroy's all that attempt to fight him, it will be too late to believe. These so called aliens are going to show up alright. They will be the uniting force that creates this one world government leader (Anti-Christ)and one world religion (Satanism). However, as it says in Revelations; There will be 3-1/2 years of bad tribulations prior. There will be wars and rumors of wars. There will be earthquakes unlike any man has ever been through. There will be mountains falling from the sky (asteroids or comets). Many will die. In fact most will perish prior to the final battle. So don't worry, chances are you or anyone you know or any ancestor of yours, will not make it past the first horrible tribulation. But please believe that prior to your demise you need to find Jesus Christ and put all your trust and love in him and be baptised. If you do this, you will, after all this is over get to spend eternity in heaven.

Scientists and others have been trying to prove the Bible to be fictitious and false since before the time of Jesus, however he showed up just as it was written in the Old Testament and died for your sins, just as it was written in the Old Testament. So please wakeup while you have time and don't listen to these scientists and these governments and the news media. They have already gone the other way and made their deal with Satan and they want you to lose your soul. Check it out. Find a small Church somewhere and see what happens. What have you got to loose (everything), however you also have everything to win. God Bless You All.

Lana Adler (author) from California on December 13, 2016:


thank you for your thoughtful comment and the information. I find that when it comes to this topic, there's always more to learn. I couldn't agree more that the truth is bigger than we can even conceive. I came to the same conclusion in my own research. But like you said, it can't be kept secret forever, so sooner or later, ready or not, it will come out, and we will know at least a part of it, because most people won't be able to comprehend all of it.

Rod Butler on December 12, 2016:

Re kalinin- I have been searching for the truth for over 50 years and have found overwhelming circumstantial evidence that the truth may be even bigger than we can conceive. However, my best evidence is the books written by someone who has written an autobiography of what he experienced as an air force weather observer in the period 1965-1967 who interacted with an ET race he calls "the tall whites". HNe was set up in the boonies near what is now Creech AFB, Nv near area 54. You can believe him or doubt him, but I am a cynical person and I believe him for many reasons, he explains his duties as an observer,working alone when he discovers he is a set up human for these visitors to observe by a group of high USAF generals and is never told anything but others on base are told they may never question him about his duties even though he is not doing classified work.

Charles is a highly intelligent airman who subsequently obtains a doctorate in physics. He really wrote this for his children and grandchildren.

You can download "Millennial Hospitality" series from amazon or kindle for 3 bucks. I recommend book 3. I am an amateur handwriting analyst and find Charles to not be a secretive person but a very open and transparent person from a writing sample. The truth cannot be kept forever and it will shake up society as we know it when revealed.Our government obviously has use for their technical sharing and anti gravity knowledge etc.

Lana Adler (author) from California on November 19, 2016:

I vote for truth as well! Thank you for your inspiring message. I completely agree that we are ready for and need the disclosure. Peace :)

Vote4truth on November 19, 2016:

We are definitely not alone. If you are aware of this fact, then you also may wish to read some of the messages that have been channeled from ETs. They are mostly benevolent races that wish to help us in our evolutionary development, but are not allowed to interfere with humans' free will (rules agreed upon by multiple advanced species). One fascinating source (there are many) is There is an imminent need for full disclosure at this time. They are willing to help and we need their help. I vote for truth! We are headed into unexplored territory, but I don't think we have anything to fear from "out there." More to fear from down here where the secrets are being kept. Anyone who believes in guardian angels ought to consider the possibility that they are more spiritually advanced beings that are helping us on our spiritual journey. Many advanced souls don't have a need for a physical body. They can move about at will just by thought. We have never been alone. Peace and love to all.

poltava on October 19, 2016:

Bob, your diatribe is what New Scientist calls 'quantum fruit-loopery', stacking random scientific terms and theories into a blender and pressing 'on'.

But I bet you were smoking some really good skunk when you wrote it.....

The truth is out there??? on September 07, 2016:

When we stop killing and arguing over religion and superficial tech possessions we might then be evolved enough to accept another purer existence, maybe off this planet, but till then stayed plugged into your i phone, don't communicate directly and persecute in the name of false gods....

Bob on July 09, 2016:

Time travel is possible, because as EVERYONE should know by now, in the 2016, time is simultaneous. All the events of the past, present and future, have occurred already, and are occulting at all times, because there is no such thing as linear time. There is the perception of time, but that does not mean that because we perceive time as linear, that time itself actually exists in a linear way. There is no debate that this is how it works, because many people see the future, and then they change their actions and change how the future occurs for them. Thus, future timelines already exist, but we can change to a different timeline if we would like. This would be a paradox, if time were not simultaneous. But time is simultaneous. Events are simultaneous. Timelines are all simultaneous. We jump from one coordinate to another coordinate in the Matrix of events. This movement causes us to perceive time as being linear. Furthermore, ET contact has been made, and it's insulting to allow people who disregard this fact to enter into the conversation. Do not use the quotes from people who are clearly going along with the "propaganda" and helping to keep people dumbed down and asleep. Do not empower any people, nor ideas which serve to support the present paradigm of lies, which is what we have currently. Any person can have a QHHT hypnosis session and during that session, the therapist doing the session can talk to ET's very easily through the person who is in a Theta brain wave state. I've done it. I've proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are not alone. I never had any doubts. It's insulting that we cannot grow up and stop supporting lies.

poltava on June 21, 2016:

Not all beliefs are 'the same' as you seemed to imply, I can imagine that UFOs have a multitude of explanations, I am not wedded to government weapons testing, I merely pointed out that that would be logical. The UFO believers on the other hand ARE wedded to the belief that it must be extraterrestrial and NO AMOUNT OF PROOF will convince them.

But let us look at some 'wildly optimistic' numbers around Disclosure:

Let’s make a series of predictions that tell us how likely it is that aliens will soon walk among us (a sort of Drake equation-but more intuitive).

Necessary conditions for ‘full disclosure’:

1. Space-faring aliens exist in our galaxy

2. …and it is possible for them to travel FTL

3. ...and they have located our planet among many hundreds of billions of planets

4. …and they want to visit

5. …and they allow the US government to keep them hidden for ‘a century’ in exchange for…. …sexually molesting abductees (??!?)

6. ..and this secrecy will change because of….. Dr Steven Greer/public pressure, or…????

If we assign the following probabilities to the above:

1. Exist -50%

2. FTL - 5%

3. Found us - 10%

4. Want to visit - 5%

5. US Gov controlled - 1%

6. Change their minds - 10%

….then the probability of a UFO Disclosure scenario is 0.00001% (one hundred-thousandth of a percent).

Lana Adler (author) from California on June 20, 2016:


thanks for the 2 cents, it's certainly a valid point of view.

While I agree that the 'no aliens' scenario is a possibility, I don't think it's a strong possibility. I think UFOs and such is a complex phenomenon that can't be explained away with any simplistic theory, be it "government conspiracy" or "little green men from outer space" or "ancient astronauts" or whatever. At the very least, it deserves thorough investigation. And if your mind tells you that there's nothing there except military secrets, that's OK too. That's your belief system, not unlike those of the UFO believers.

Lana Adler (author) from California on June 20, 2016:


thanks for the tip, I listened to the Steven Bassett`s update on Disclosure on YouTube. From what I understand, he's not the only one saying that disclosure might take place as soon as this year. There's a lot of buzz about it in the UFO circles but nothing's happened so far. We'll see what the near future brings, but I'm skeptical, to be honest.

poltava on June 18, 2016:

Another thought from a sceptic:

Comment to those who say life HAS to exist on other planets because of the vastness of space (100 billion stars per galaxy, 100 billion galaxies, 3 planets per star...)

Consider this:

For a monkey to type: “Maybe no other beings in universe” using one key-stroke per second will take the same time as the combined time on all the planets around all the stars in all the galaxies in the universe (4.0E39 seconds or 1.2E32 years).

Given this, is it really improbable that in a mere 1.2E17 years life has only appeared once???

Or to put it in another way: to randomly combine 28 letters to form a specific sentence takes 1,000 trillion times as long as the life of the universe (with one letter per second) – how long would it take to put together any form of DNA??????

Food for thought....?

poltava on June 18, 2016:

Disclosure will never happen - because if it did the UFO believers would not accept it if it showed 'no aliens'.

The governments know this but are not particularly worried, it is a bit like knowing that even IF a government could prove that Jesus never existed true believers would not accept it.

Let's be clear - belief in UFOs IS a religion ! NO proof can convert a true believer. So why should we even try, just use these believers to write off any sighting of a new stealth project as 'extra-terrestrial', that way military secrets are more protected. Hell, the government loves the UFO-crowd as 'useful idiots'......

just my 2 cents...

peter on June 16, 2016:

Listen to Steven Bassett`s update on Disclosure on YouTube. This patient hard working man has spent many years fighting in the political wing for Disclosure. He explains the whole situation from the 90`s right up to today. He says Disclosure will take place this year, he also says this thing is just about ready to blow, and ends up by stating :- "As we get closer to Disclosure expect strange thing to happen."

Lana Adler (author) from California on May 24, 2016:

Exactly my point.

Lana Adler (author) from California on January 30, 2016:

I agree that the risk of the mass panic had been exaggerated and that at the end of the day, we all deserve the truth. Even if some people panic, it's obviously not the end of the world. Thanks for the comment!

lightflower on January 30, 2016:

I honestly don't care if people trapped in fear and ignorance freak out about disclosure. The human race has been held back for far too long now by ridiculous and savage ideoligies. The rest of us deserve to know the truth.

shirley A. Pedersen on January 19, 2016:

any intelligent person (well read) knows this has been going on for many years.. (many many) read, look at famous old paintings & see them pointing in the sky at a disc.. Hitler knew about it .. so do some of the presidents..We are not alone.. Hope it comes out soon..sp.

Lana Adler (author) from California on August 23, 2015:

Thank you Mikeorama! You make a really interesting point. It is also my hope that people's reaction will be that of awe and social unification, not violence and xenophobia...After all, it's our chance to finally look past our differences and become aware of our potential for spiritual evolution. I truly believe it will be the single greatest moment in human history.

According to my poll - it's a small sample :) - most people think that the social order disruption will be temporary and not nearly as devastating as the government fears it to be. This isn't the 1930s when "The War of the Worlds" radio program sent people into blind panic...We've had almost 70 years to get used to the idea of alien life out there, and the possibility that we may encounter it someday. I'm optimistic :)

Mikeorama on August 23, 2015:

Great article, really smart and insightful! The flipside of the psychological/social disruption downside is the psychological/social uplift benefit. Who knows what would really happen. My hope is that the reaction would be one similar to that of astronauts viewing the earth from space, gaining a new and humbling perspective, allowing us all to realize that nations, differences, religions, possessions, striving are all false. That's really the only reason I care about UFO disclosure. Of course, I'm probably naïve and the psychological/social result would be devastating!

test on August 23, 2015:


8370 on December 27, 2013:

Who gives damn about our cultural religion beliefes, this things are happening and always will, people are starting to know what they witness in the sky is not from this world, its best to know the truth rather than lie to the world. Am pretty much tired about how religion is important to us if people want to be kind its their decisions, thats why we have laws not bad things religion dosent help, plus I believe in astronomers than the bible, astronmy talks about the universe planets etc. the bible talks about our lives its getting old.

Lana Adler (author) from California on August 23, 2013:

Thanks for the link mbuggieh, I'll check it out!

mbuggieh on August 22, 2013:

Some of the most interesting commentary on extra-terrestrial life (aliens) and its impact of humanity comes from the Catholic Church---the Vatican Observatory more specifically. Here is a link to the Vatican Observatory:

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on July 07, 2013:

"He truly believed that the politics of the future will be cosmic."

Which has branched off into it's own area of "exopolitics"!

Lana Adler (author) from California on July 06, 2013:

Good to hear from you again, Sparkster :-) MacArthur's quote you've mentioned got me curious too - it's one of those famous UFO-related quotes that you always hear, so I wanted to learn more about the man.

From what I understand, General MacArthur was a futurist. He truly believed that the politics of the future will be cosmic. He didn't just talk about interplanetary wars; he mentioned harnessing the cosmic energy as well as the energy of winds and tides, creating new "unheard of" synthetic materials, mining the oceans, expanding the human life span to hundreds of years, spaceships to the moon etc. He said that "such dreams and fantasies" will make life "the most exciting of all times".

So he did warn about the interplanetary wars; but he also said that a thousand years from now our civilization would be considered the stone age.

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on July 06, 2013:

Great hub, just wanted to let you know that Stephen Hawking has now adjusted his stance on this issue. He now claims that an advanced space-faring species would not be interested in us or our resources, as they would have the technology to create their own (just as Wang Sichao claims).

I also found this quote interesting:

"I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within." General Douglas MacArthur, 1955

Here's another quote from the very same man:

"The next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of Earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets."

torrilynn on July 05, 2013:

I agree that the UFO disclosure is a bad idea. there is already a lot. Thanks for the hub. Voted up.