I loved science fiction as a boy. I read all the popular writers. One of constant themes when dealing with aliens in these short stories, novellas and novels was the ET’s superior weapons. Star Trek capitalized on this with the Phasers and Proton Torpedoes. War of the Worlds,” the movie version, trying to catch up with technology, updated the Martian ships with levitation and super weapons. Book after book described aliens as armed to the teeth with weapons beyond our imagination.
As humans we reasoned there must be bad guys up there ready to take our species out in a minute’s notice… a type of alien Hitler waiting to take what we have. No other movie exemplified this more than “Independence Day.” Somehow drawing from the Roswell legacy, a story emerges of an evil ET species ready to destroy humans without a second thought.
We have surmised that because we are so disposed to war and competition that this is probably what is going on up there on other planets. Another view is that ETs will act similar to the way humans acted when we used and enslaved indigenous peoples because we knew their primitive weapons had no chance against a well equipped military. We wanted to control them and we did. So why wouldn’t these ETs want to control us?
Dangerous ETs was a centerpiece of conversations among scientists when we started to beam signals at other star systems to let them know we were here. Some scientists were very upset about it. I am sure everyone remembers the warnings by some scientist, that beaming signals may bring our existence to the attention of some very bad ET characters. Of course, no one asked those scientists… how would the ETs get here? That question seems to be reserved for the possibility of UFOs being spacecraft.
When we go into the real world of credible reports on these possible alien spaceships the massively powerful weapons are strangely missing. The reason for these missing weapons may be obvious and I will get to that later but first I think we should first take a look at some very interesting hostile human reactions to UFO crafts.
Although there are cases where UFO crafts have been fired on without returning fire, sometimes they have been reported to fire back.
“David Santoro was a 27 year old reserve police officer in Spring County, California. Upon witnessing a 60 foot cylinder hovering above him while in his patrol car, the car reacted by coming to a full stop on it’s own. The next thing Officer Santoro recalls is being removed from the car by “two small beings”. He was returned in 15 minutes and remembers watching the object rising up in the night sky shining a beam of light around the car. David pulled out his revolver and fired four shots into the object and took off at ninety miles an hour in panic.”
The following account was witnessed by Easy Company 25 division 2nd battalion in the Iron Triangle near Charwon, Korea interestingly enough relates a hostile reprisal by a UFO when it is fired upon and possibly damaged:
About to bombard a village, some of the military are sent to the village to warn the populace. As the military was shelling the village, they seem to see an orange light in the shape of a jack-o- lantern moving about. At first they fluffed it off but then… “we would notice this thing would fly right into the middle of the cloudburst and yet not get harmed… but then it approached us. Then it turned into a blue green brilliant light…it pulsated but it wasn’t regular. I asked for and received permission from Lt. Evens, our company commander, to fire upon the object, which I did using an M1 rifle with armor piecing bullets…and I hit it. It must have been metallic since you could hear the projectile slam into it.”
But now the UFO reacts…does it feel threatened?
“But the object went wild and the light was going off and on and it briefly went completely off. It was moving erratically from side to side as though it would crash to the ground. Then a sound (they had heard no sound) of diesel locomotives revving up…then we were attacked…we were swept by some type of ray that was emitted in pulses…you could feel a burning tingling sensation all over your body, as if something was penetrating you. So the company commander hauled us into the bunkers…We were scared that we did this”
They had peep holes in the bunkers. He peered out with another soldier to see the object hover over the vicinity for a while with a light so bright it lit up the “whole area”. Then they saw it shoot off at a 45 degree angle…”it’s that quick, it was there and was gone.”
[All quotes and information from “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” by Richard Haines Ph. D.
Easy Company Report From: official US Army records stored St. Louis Mo. also
Advance Aerial Devices Reported During Korean War, by Haines}
Below is twp video clips from UFO Hunters where fighter pilots also engaged UFO craft with deadly force. Here again we see a response by the objects that are a far cry from many of our dear science fiction writers expectations.
The reason, why they do not use, or have, these horrible weapons seems an exercise in common sense. If humankind does survive past this selfish stage we to may come to the obvious conclusion that war and the use of mighty weapons is a waste of everything dear. When we go the stars it may not be with weapons to protect ourselves. Rather, we may have evolved enough to go to the stars with the heart of a scientist and the wisdom of true respect for other species.
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