We know the government isn’t always straight with us. This isn’t always a bad thing if it’s for our genuine safety.
But if aliens live among us, don’t we have a right to know?
Just to be clear, we’re not taking a position on whether aliens exist or not. And we’re not saying the government is definitely lying about their existence.
But if there are beings from other worlds locked away in some super-secret U.S. military facility, why wouldn’t the government just say so?
Here are a few possible reasons.
1. To protect national security
During the Cold War, the Pentagon was concerned about attempts by the Soviet Union to distract Americans while they launched a secret attack. At that time, there were several UFO sightings over Washington D.C. and other parts of the country — possibly creations of the Soviets, or something from outer space.
The U.S. government worried that if Americans found out about these objects, they would all start calling in and the lines would jam up. With the U.S.’s attention turned to mysterious flying objects, the Soviets would have the perfect opportunity to strike.
While the Soviet Union is no more, it’s possible for the U.S. government to continue lying about the existence of aliens to protect national security. After all, we still have plenty of enemies out there.
2. The government doesn’t want the American people to know it isn’t in control of our skies
Any government knows that to maintain support from the people, it needs to make those people feel safe. Once citizens lose trust in their leaders, they’ll pay less heed to the laws they pass and the directions they give in times of crisis.
Any acknowledgment that aliens are entering our airspace is basically an admission that the U.S. doesn’t have full control over our skies. Which is not something anybody wants to hear.
Some of these U.F.O sightings have happened during military training, when absolutely no one else besides the military is allowed in the area. Nothing would be more embarrassing than letting the world know that E.T. slipped past fighter jets and sensors to enter some of the most heavily guarded parts of the nation.
3. The need to save face from previous lies
We have old, previously-classified documents of government officials saying they need to keep these strange sightings under wraps and respond with mockery to anyone who dares accuse the government of a cover-up.
Of course, there are plenty of famous online personalities with whole shows dedicated to proving that aliens have visited us. Some of these people are loons, but maybe some are telling the truth. After all, they are often met with a high level of mockery that threatens their career, yet they stand by their claims.
If the government did come out and admit that aliens are real, then it would need to make up for all this mockery as well as explain why so many pilots and officials were threatened if they dare divulge any information on U.F.O. sightings. Governments don’t like being humiliated. They’d rather save face.
These are a few reasons why — if aliens are indeed real and within our borders — the U.S. government may lie about it. Or maybe it’s being honest. Who knows? As history shows, time usually has a way of bringing out the truth.