The COMETA Report - Ufo´s ARE real and could be Extra-Terrestrial of origin
In 1999, a special 13-member committee in France, made up of retired generals, scientists and space experts, created the COMETA Report, a study of 500 worldwide UFO sightings. The investigation narrowed down the reports to those that included radar and visual cases and previously undisclosed accounts from commercial and military pilots. [link to www.youtube.com]
In a letter written in the Columbia Missourian, a news organization staffed by the Missouri School of Journalism, Wickersham cited the fact that the COMETA Report considered some UFO cases as possibly having an otherworldly source.
Even 12 years after that report, Wickersham, co-author of "Confronting Nuclear War: The Role of Education, Religion and the Community, feels it's important enough to warrant Congress' opening new, secrecy-free hearings into UFOs.
The name COMETA, in English, means Committee for In-Depth Studies, and the title of the 1999 French report was "UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For?" The three-year study concluded that approximately 5 percent of the UFO cases examined "could be the work of craft of extraterrestrial origin."
The first part of the report described the various sections of the study, including:
Radar detection in France Astronomers' sightings Life in the universe The long history of the UFO phenomenon Reflections on various psychological, sociological and political aspects of the UFO phenomenon
Part 2 of COMETA outlines the study group's conclusions and recommendations based on their in-depth look into the UFO phenomenon.
They indicate that there are clearly some "unknown flying objects with remarkable flight performances and noiselessness, apparently operated by intelligent [beings]. With their maneuvers, these flying objects considerably impress civilian and military pilots, who hesitate to speak [about them].
"The fear of appearing ridiculous, alienated or simply gullible is the principal reason for this reserve."
It's worth repeating here that while the COMETA Report wasn't an official French government study, those who created it were very high-level officials, including ex-generals of the French Institute of Higher Studies for National Defense.
That said, here are more of the group's conclusions (mind you, from 12 years ago):
"A single hypothesis sufficiently takes into account the facts and, for the most part, only calls for present-day science. It is the hypothesis of extraterrestrial visitors. Advanced as of 1947 by certain military personnel, today it is popular worldwide.
"The extraterrestrial hypothesis is far from the best scientific hypothesis. It certainly has not been categorically proven, but strong presumptions exist in its favor and if it is correct, it is loaded with consequences."