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Here’s a Compilation of UFO Quotes Proving How Widespread the Phenomenon Is

Step into the realm of unexplained phenomena as we embark on a journey through a global UFO fever. Brace yourself for a compilation of thought-provoking quotes that shed light on the enigmatic world of UFOs.


People observed mysterious things in the sky since even before history was written. Strange lights, ‘falling stars’ comets, asteroids, and other inexplicable things have been observed worldwide since mankind has existed on Earth. But as mankind evolved, learned, and became more aware of our place in the universe, we have been questioning what if we are not alone. What if, for some crazy reason, Earth has been visited by beings from distant alien planets?

What if we are not alone?

This question has been around for quite some time, but we have still not been able to answer it. We have, however, seen things in the sky that have aroused our imagination, making us wonder if UFOs originate not from Earth.


And while the entire planet has been taken over by numerous, if not countless, articles on UFOs, we have decided to dig back in history and try and look for some of the most interesting quotes on UFOs, coming from astronauts, military, and government officials.

And we have found quite a few. A quote from Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the first Director of the CIA (1947-1950), perhaps explains best that UFOs are something the government has been interested in for over 50 years.

Under Intelligent control

“Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control…We must learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is.” (Source: Maccabee, Bruce, “What The Admiral Knew: UFO, MJ-12 and R. Hillenkoetter,” International UFO Reporter, Nov/Dec. 1986.)

Mysterious objects have indeed appeared

The Military has dealt with UFO sightings for quite some time now. One interesting quote about the phenomenon comes from Lionel M. Chassin, General of the French Air Forces:

“The number of thoughtful, intelligent, educated people in full possession of their faculties who have ‘seen something’ and described it grows daily…We can…say categorically that mysterious objects have indeed appeared and continue to appear in the sky surrounding us… (they) unmistakably suggest a systematic aerial exploration that cannot result from chance. It indicates the purpose and intelligent action.”


A NASA Information sheet dating back to February 1, 1978, reads:


U.S. Department of Defense: “Reports of Unidentified Objects entering United States Air Space are of interest to the Military as a regular part of defense surveillance.”

Astronauts such as Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper, Former NASA Astronaut, always spoke openly about the UFO phenomenon:

“I’ve been asked about UFOs, and I’ve said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization.”

Dr. Brian O’Leary, Former NASA Astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor, is another man who has not been reserved when asked about UFOs. He has revealed much about UFOs and believes there’s more than enough evidence already.

Are we being contacted?

“There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been monitoring us for a long time. Their appearance is bizarre from any traditional materialistic Western point of view. That these visitors use the technologies of consciousness, they use toroids. They use co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, which seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon.”

Another interesting quote comes from Major-General Pavel Popovich, a Cosmonaut and ‘Hero of the Soviet Union.

Popovich said, during the MUFON 1992 International UFO Symposium Proceedings, that:



“Today, it can be stated with a high degree of confidence that observed manifestation of UFOs is no longer confined to the modern picture of the world… The historical evidence of the phenomenon allows us to hypothesize that ever since mankind has been co-existing with this extraordinary substance, it has manifested a high level of intelligence and technology. The UFO sightings have become a constant component of human activity and require a serious global study. The scientific study of the UFO phenomenon should occur in the mids of other sciences dealing with man and the world.”

Unexplainable phenomenon

Pilots have seen strange things in the sky since mankind conquered the sky. Representative Jerry L. Pettis stated in 1968, during the House Committee on Science and Astronautics UFO Hearings:

“Having spent much of my life in the air as a pilot, I know many pilots have seen phenomena they could not explain. These men, most of whom have talked to me, have been very reticent to talk about this publicly because of the ridicule they feared would be heaped upon them. However, there is a phenomenon here that isn’t explained.”

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Written by Justin Gurkinic

Hey, my name is Justin, and my friends call me Gurk. Why? Becuase of my last name. It sounds like a vegetable. Kind of. I love sleeping and writing. History is my thing.

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