Of course it is possible that UFOs really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the government is hushing it up. I wouldn’t like to comment on that.

— Stephen Hawking
Mar 6, 1998

Unlike fighters they would almost stop in their forward velocity and change 90 degrees, sometimes in their flight path… We had practically all the fighters we could muster on the base up climbing as high as they could climb with guys that have binoculars with them… they were round in shape and very metallic looking. And they would come over and do the same maneuvers that we make except everyone once in a while one of them goes ‘zip’ [hand motion]. And you just can’t do that in a fighter.

— Gordon Cooper
Mercury & Gemini Astronaut
Jan 1, 1998

Let there be no doubt. Alien technology harvested from the infamous saucer crash in Roswell, N.Mex., in July 1947 led directly to the development of the integrated circuit chip, laser and fibre optic technologies, particle beams, electromagnetic propulsion systems, depleted uranium projectiles, stealth capabilities, and many others.

How do I know? I was in charge! I think the kids on this planet are wise to the truth, and I think we ought to give it to them. I think they deserve it.

— Philip Corso
Jan 1, 1998