They even claim to have an inside track to the President Elect Barack Obama courtesy of Governor Bill Richardson who is going to be the Commerce appointee. Governor Richardson just happens to be Governor where a plethora of UFO enthusiast find much of their research and interest in this hotly debated topic according to the group looking to unseal top secret records over the last fifty or sixty years. Over at the Telegraph in the UK they have this on ET phoning home and they want to see the phone bill to prove it…
UFO enthusiasts call on Obama to release X-Files
UFO enthusiasts are pressing Barack Obama to release classified documents about sightings of alien spacecraft, encouraged by support from within the President-Elect's own White House team.
By Tim Shipman in Washington
Last Updated: 1:30PM GMT 30 Nov 2008
Desperate to see the US emulate the British Government and disclose reported "contact" with UFOs, the enthusiasts have written to Mr Obama to ask that his administration comes clean about the contents of America's "X-Files".
They believe they have good prospects of success after public statements of support from both John Podesta, who is running Mr Obama's White House transition team, and Bill Richardson, the Governor of New Mexico - a UFO sighting hotspot - who is expected to secure a cabinet post.
In the letter to Mr Obama, the Extraterrestrial Phenomenon Political Action Committee calls on the President-Elect to "end the six-decade truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race".
The group wants the incoming president to insist on a "full briefing from your military services and intelligence agencies regarding what they know" and to open congressional hearings "to take testimony from scores of government witnesses who have already come forward with extraordinary evidence and are prepared to testify under oath."
The campaigners, who resent their common portrayal as nuts and conspiracy theorists, have high hopes of success due to their inside track with Mr Obama. - Telegraph UK
Now I’m not a scientist or even a physicist but I do know that one little known physicist called Albert Einstein had a little theory of space travel. It went something like this. You can not surpass the speed of light. Then there is the old comedy routine from Stephen Wright where he ponders the question if you are traveling at the speed of light, would your headlights on that vehicle work?
Is there a chance that aliens have been visiting this world? Anything is possible. We are currently robotically visiting Mars so why is it not feasible that somebody is visiting us? Let me tell you why it is not possible, it has to do with time and the distance needed to be covered for such a trip. The closest livable planet is probably hundreds of light years from Earth according to Karl Sagan writings and traveling at the speed of light alone is not enough to get you from there to here and back again. You would literally have to freeze time on the craft to survive the journey, gather your research once you get to Earth, start the trip back home and freeze time once more. The sad news is that time was not frozen on your home world while you were gone and the thousands of centuries that have passed will have no recollection of you as a space explorer. You would in fact be an alien to your own home world.
I would lend the thought that all of the UFO sightings can be explained as military aircraft in top secret development and that is all that it is. The United States government is not going to reveal any technology in high speed stealth development or even dare I say Unidentified Flying Aircraft science. Our nation spends billions in research to stay on the leading edge of human technology when it comes to the needs of our military. That is why we are the last standing super power in the world. It is all top secret for a reason. That secrecy in aircraft technology saved tens of thousands of lives in both wars in Iraq. Should we disclose to the next Sadam Hussein what our military is capable of?
One last thought, ET, your mother called and she is pissed that you didn’t put your socks in the damn dirty clothes hamper. Phone home!