Comments:Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says

Back to article

Wikinews commentary.svg

This page is for commentary on the news. If you wish to point out a problem in the article (e.g. factual error, etc), please use its regular collaboration page instead. Comments on this page do not need to adhere to the Neutral Point of View policy. You should sign your comments by adding ~~~~ to the end of your message. Please remain on topic. Though there are very few rules governing what can be said here, civil discussion and polite sparring make our comments pages a fun and friendly place. Please think of this when posting.

Quick hints for new commentators:

  • Use colons to indent a response to someone else's remarks
  • Always sign your comments by putting --~~~~ at the end
  • You can edit a section by using the edit link to the right of the section heading

Yeah rightEdit

Swamp gas and weather balloons ;-) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 02:00, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm usually a UFO skeptic, but this is one of those cases where any explanation other than UFOs seems improbable. And of course we all know never to trust the Air Force. :P ~Planoneck~ 02:12, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
I believe in aliens. Anyone who has seen the Hubble Deepfield must believe in aliens. The probability effectively guarantees it. It i9s also high improbable that aliens would be sneaking around earth. Any species with instersteller capability would not be sneaking around in a visible flying saucer. On the other hand, the military's explanation is complete bullshit. Maybe they were testing a new fighter or something? Rekov 02:32, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
While I've never trusted any U.S. military branch, UFOs have always seemed improbable to me. So, this time, I believe them. Anyway, if aliens existed, I doubt they would want to have anything to do with us, considering our nature... </Catholic bias> --Boricuæddie 02:57, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Proving the negativeEdit

Why is it that people like Steve Hudgeons, insist the burden of proof is on proving the negative? Prove that what someone says they saw is not from another world, is basically what he and his ilk demand. Call me a skeptic, but why don't they have to prove that it is from another world first? It's absurd! --SVTCobra 03:08, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Destroying CredibilityEdit

Multiple conflicting eye-witnesses, an explanation from the USAF that changes with the wind and no video / photographic evidence. All of this destroys the credibility of everyone involved. This whole thing has become such a mess that none of it can ever be believed. Now I don't really believe for a second that it was little green men in a spaceship, but whatever it was; the media and the USAF have yet again done a great job of casting doubt on the whole thing so that no one will ever be able to know what really did go on. IMHO this is less than a coincidence. Shane.Bell 12:04, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Your Federal Government Has A SecretEdit

The latest "admission" by the U.S. Air Force regarding the Stephenville, Texas UFO sightings only serves to reinforce the notion that our federal government knows something about UFOs that it is not sharing with the general public.

Nearly two weeks after more than a dozen witnesses reported they saw a UFO in the Stephenville area — some said it was more than a mile long — a press release from the Air Force said what people really saw were 10 F-16 fighter jets performing training manuevers.

According to some of the UFO witnesses, including an experienced pilot, there were F-16's in the area during one of the sightings, but it was only two of them and they were chasing after the UFO. The Air Force at first denied that any of its military jets were in the area at the time of the UFO sightings, but then changed its story more than a week later.

The funny part about the Air Force's latest assertion is that many mainstream media outlets like CNN have bought into the explanation hook, line and sinker. An online report from CNN basically pulls all of its information from the Air Force press release and slaps together an official stance story without asking the UFO witnesses or government officials any hard questions.

There are numerous theories out there regarding why the U.S. government would hide its knowledge about UFOs such as disclosure would cause a nationwide and/or worldwide panic, it doesn't want to let its enemies know that it is attempting to reverse-engineer technologies retrieved from any recovered extraterrestrial spacecraft, religions would be turned upside-down, etc.

However, I don't believe it is hiding the truth for any of those reasons.

The biggest reason our federal government has been suppressing information about extraterrestrial visitors since at least 1947 is because it doesn't want "them" to know it knows about "them." Who are "they?" The intelligent beings who are visiting our planet on a regular basis. For all anybody knows, there could be thousands of different alien species coming here on a regular basis to study us, experiment on us, take over, whatever.

Are all these people who claim to be alien abductees insane? No way. There's something going on, and our government or any other government on this planet do not have the means to protect us from "them" other than pretending nothing is going on.

Alien beings are here now and they are here to stay. Our government doesn't want to acknowledge their presence because as far as it is concerned, these beings are enemies. All our government can do is study them in secret, act stupid in public, and hope the day comes when it can gain an advantage on these technilogically advanced beings. Our government for all we know probably hasn't even figured out whether these beings are coming from other planets or other dimensions yet.

What can we as citizens do? Nothing. Wait it out. Know in our hearts there is a very good reason to act stupid about this phenomena until our government is able to get a handle on the situation. We regular citizens are not in "need to know" positions at this point.

So, with all that in mind, UFO skeptics continue your lives with your blinders affixed firmly. We in the know will continue to cry "Cover-up!" every time there's a Roswell, O'Hare, or Stephenville and then continue with our lives after a few days. Top officials within the U.S. government? They will continue to deny there's a problem on the outside and continue being scared on the inside. — Jim Quirk —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimqk (talkcontribs) 09:56, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

The Air Force just does as it was instructed at the closing of the Project Bluebook.

But c'mon, how pathetic is that explanation !

OK then, let's go back to coma (to watch the reality tv and being ignorant), everything is fine, it was just the Air Force.

16:00, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

That same day, Dennis Kucinich abandoned his presidential campaign.Edit

Coincidence, dear reader? I think not. - 21:27, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

UFO's exist!!!Edit

That's not true!!! That is all government coverup. I believe in aliens. The only reasonable reason why aliens don't communicate with us is because they probably know of the consequences. If they get caught, they will probably be used for scientific experiments. This world is scared of anything or anyone that is more technelogically advanced than humans. Aliens are always pictures as being violent and horrible, but we have no proof. They are judged for being different. People think that aliens don't exist because other planets don't have the necessary elements that humans need to survive. Well for all we know aliens dont need anything of that. They might be better than us. - 04:06, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


Come on, there's intelligent life somewhere|, but why would it come to Earth? I realize you may kill me, but I don't care. Everyone know UFO's don't exist. Only sci-fi, and I thought War of the Worlds couldn't happen again...(the radio show)

Its so OBVIOUSEdit

Oh yeah, we initially stated that there was NO aircraft in that area we are absolutely positive. Oh wait no, the big bad air force messed up, there was aircraft in that area, but it was just an F-16 or two.

OBVIOUS LIE? I think so.

The Air Force really thinks that many people would mistake a jet for a ufo?? We see jets every day DUMBASSES! Im sure if multiple people say it wasnt a jet, it probably wasnt a fucking jet.

Seriously, if they are going to keep covering it up they should at least think of better cover ups instead of the half-assed ones they dish out, like oh it was just an airplane, or weather baloon.


Sadly, The American public doesn't give a shit to find out what is really going on, and even if they did, the government will do whatever it wants. Everyone is too happy in their little piles of shit to care about what could be really going on behind closed doors.

There has been too many sightings of too many things, with too many witnesses over time for every one of these sightings to have been just a JET or a damn WEATHER BALLOON.


answer u.f.o.'s not realEdit

that's true!everybody knows u.f.o.'s are NOT real —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:39, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

O MY GOD FINALY!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:46, 16 April 2008 (UTC)