A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
(John F. Kennedy)
The topic of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and the possibility of extraterrestrial life has fascinated humanity for decades. From the alleged Roswell incident in 1947 to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, some UFOlogists have suggested that these events contain clues indicating that UFO disclosure by governments is unlikely, and examining these historical incidents can shed light on why full UFO disclosure may not be on the horizon.
The Roswell incident (1947)
One of the most famous UFO-related events in history, the Roswell incident involved the crash of an unidentified object in Roswell, New Mexico. Initially reported as a "flying disc" by the military, it was later retracted and explained as a weather balloon. This abrupt change in the official story sparked conspiracy theories and fueled mistrust in government explanations.
Another potential theory concerning government secrecy at Roswell is the book Body Snatchers in the Desert by Nick Redfern. The book details a potential conspiracy linking prototype military aircraft testing with medical experiments on deformed, handicapped, disfigured, and diseased Japanese Prisoners of War (POWs).
Clue: The secrecy surrounding Roswell suggests that governments are not forthcoming with information about UFOs. If the incident did involve extraterrestrial technology, it highlights the government's willingness to conceal the truth.
JFK Assassination (1963)
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a tragic event that continues to spark debate. Although the assassination happened in 1963, documents are still being declassified in 2023. In July 2023, President Joe Biden announced that he had completed his final certification of files to be released regarding the JFK assassination. However, nearly 5,000 files remain secret.
Some UFOlogists believe that JFK was killed because he intended to disclose classified UFO information. Indeed, per Popular Mechanics, the newly declassified CIA files on the JFK assassination actually do contain a link to UFOs. One of those documents revealed the name of the CIA official who intercepted Lee Harvey Oswald’s mail in the months before the JFK murder: Reuben Efron. Since he died 30 years ago, the CIA has not been protecting the privacy of a living person. Rather, they have been protecting the operational activity that Efron was involved in, an activity which clearly demonstrates the CIA was conducting an intelligence operation.
Interestingly, Efron himself had a UFO encounter in 1955 when he was on a train trip through the Soviet Union with Senator Richard Russell (D – Georgia), and an Army colonel. The trio witnessed what the CIA described as two flying saucers. Russell was also one of the Warren Commission members who interviewed Oswald’s wife, Marina, in 1964.
Clue: The mere existence of such connections underscores the public's skepticism about government transparency regarding UFOs. While the connection between JFK's assassination and UFO disclosure remains speculative, it has added fuel to the disclosure narrative.
In conclusion, while the idea of UFO disclosure continues to capture the public's imagination, historical events like the Roswell incident and JFK's assassination provide clues suggesting that such disclosure is unlikely soon. The prevailing secrecy, national security concerns, and the lack of substantial government acknowledgment all contribute to the skepticism surrounding UFO disclosure. Until more concrete evidence emerges, the truth about UFOs and potential extraterrestrial encounters remains shrouded in mystery, leaving room for theories and speculation to persist. If the government and military do indeed possess UFO technology from non-human intelligence (NHI), it would be the most strategically important secret in the history of mankind. Given that incidents like Roswell from 1947 and the JFK assassination from 1963 remain shrouded in mystery, it is foolish to believe that full UFO disclosure is coming any time soon.