Yesterday, NASA held its first public meeting about UFOs with a panel of 16 experts is serious about investigating this phenomena. However, it’s still the same age-old issue–the government isn’t allotting much money to the project. Plus, to me, the U.S. government still has a credibility problem about this issue even though it now seems to be earnestly trying to overcome that. Heretofore, NASA has avoided all conversation about UFOs, leaving that to other federal agencies. But now NASA is doing otherwise. No government agency on earth is probably as qualified to investigate UFOs as NASA.
I’ve been interested in UFOs since I was a teenager. In 2018, I wrote and posted on my blog a series called “The Most Renown UFO Incidents (Part 1 of 10).”
For decades, U.S. government agencies, especially the Air Force, have been skeptical about UFO sightings and therefore never really seriously investigated them even though the Air Force conducted Project Blue Book from 1952 to 1969, in which it supposedly examined the evidence for over 12,000 UFO sightings..
In an effort to change this, the Pentagon recently revised the common name from Unidentified Flying Objects to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). I think that reveals hubris. Their reasons for changing the name didn’t persuade me it was necessary. Now we are being told UAP stand for Unexplained Anomalous Phenomena. The public has been calling such sightings UFOs for so long, and I think it’s a good name.
Anyway, for the past year this NASA panel has been investigating about 800 UAPs that have occurred since 2008. The panel is scheduled to release a report about its findings later this summer. Yesterday, panel member and senior scientist David Grinspoon announced, “We haven’t seen any evidence that indicates that UAPs have anything to do with extraterrestrial phenomena.” Thus, no aliens yet. But that is not the main reason for their investigation. Their aim is the same as previous U.S. government investigations have been–to discover if UFOs are a threat to U.S. national security.
The U.S. government agencies that have investigated UFOs or UAP usually have concluded that concerning the evidence of the many sightings they have examined, about 5-10% of the sightings have been unexplainable.
The panel further revealed that it needs better data. It says most of the video pictures it must analyze are too grainy because they were taken by non-specialist equipment. David Spergel, an astrophysicist who chairs the panel, told reporters yesterday, “There remain events we do not understand. But these events tend to be characterized by poor-quality, limited data.” Spergel thereofore concluded that the data they have is “insufficient to provide conclusive evidence about the nature and origin of every UAP event.”
The panel also complained that its members, whose names are known to the public, have been subjected to continual harassment from the public, often via social media. For two generations or more, now, there have been strong feelings about UFOs on both sides of the spectrum–those who debunk UFOs and those who believe the U.S. government has been involved in a coverup about the truth of UFOs.
I believe that some of the unexplained sightings are angels. The Bible has considerable information about angels from heaven coming to earth to watch the activities of human beings. Sometimes, they report back to heaven about what they have seen. I also believe that in the future human beings will discover by means of science the existence of angels. I believe that the Bible’s book of Daniel tells about the final, thus yet future, Antichrist will overcome some angels when it says he “threw some of the starry host down the earth and trampled on them” (Daniel 8.19 NIV). I think the NIV translates this correctly, whereas most other Bible versions do not.
The book of Daniel also reveals that this final Antichrist “will speak against the Most High” (Daniel 7.25) and “will say unheard-of things against the God of gods” (11.36), showing that the Antichrist will believe in the existence of God.
Also, the book of Revelation makes it quite clear that this final Antichrist believes in the existence of God. It says, “He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven” (Revelation 13.6). He would not do that unless he was absolutely certain that there is a heaven and that there is a Most High God in heaven. How will he be so sure of this? I believe that by the time this final Antichrist exists on earth, which must be many years from now, science will have advanced to the point that human beings are certain that God and his angels exist and that there is a heaven where they dwell (cf. Revelation 16.9-11).