UFOs are Real: So Now What?
by Richard M. Dolan [Excerpted]
After working on this topic for ten years, there is still a great deal I do not know. Yet, I feel confident in saying a few things:
1. UFOs are real.
2. Some are alien, and some are classified military projects.
3. There is extreme and extensive secrecy involved in this, not only from our military, but apparently from the aliens themselves.
4. The science and technology involved in alien UFOs probably exceed my wildest ideas at this point.
5. The intentions of these "aliens" are still not definitively known. They may be our space brothers, or we may be in their cookbook, or they may simply like the water here. Without true knowledge, caution is the only logical approach.
We live in serious and momentous times, and have genuine cause to worry about the future of our civilization. Within such a context, it would be surprising if the alien connection were not something of great importance.
Nevertheless, we should distrust sure fire answers. This applies not only to those who ignorantly debunk the subject, but those who, like those early Christians (and millennialists of today), tell us that they are certain of what lies just ahead.
About the writer:
Richard M. Dolan was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962, the son of a police officer and nurse. He grew up on Long Island, where he read books and played baseball. As an undergraduate student at Alfred University, he studied History, English, and Philosophy, and discovered a deep passion for the discipline of history. He indicates that he was fortunate to earn a scholarship to study at Oxford University, then closely missed receiving a Rhodes Scholarship.
He did my graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he focused on German and Soviet studies before moving on to American Cold War diplomacy. He left academia when he realized he was tired of an academic career and unexcited about begging for adjunct instructorships. He decided instead to become a self-employed business writer.
Around 1994, the UFO problem began to interest me. He had always possessed an average level of interest in the subject. He owned exactly one book on it, and caught an occasional documentary on television. In other words, he knew nothing of value whatsoever about the problem of UFOs, very much like most people.
Mr. Dolan indicates that he does not know precisely why he became interested in this field. He is not, for example, a great fan of science fiction, as many UFO "fans" seem to be. Rather, Mr. Dolan has had a broad interest in history and politics, and it was from this angle of approach that he began to explore the UFO problem.
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