In 1952 the US Air Force started a researching project whose main goal was to investigate unidentified flying objects (also known as UFOs) to find out whether these are a threat to national security. In 1969 the project, known as 'project bluebook' concluded that UFO's pose no threat, and that none of the unidentified objects were of extraterrestrial origin. Shortly after, authorities went public claiming they no longer wanted to spend time and resourches looking for extraterrestrial activity, and the project was shut down.
In 2008 the Huffington Post gained access to top secret documents with clear instructions on what pilots should do if they were to encounter a UFO, raising a question whether 'project bluebook' was ever shut down, or just kept hidden from the public. Quickly after the Huffington Post went public with these documents, Robert Salas, a former captain in the US Air Force, claimed there exist documents confirming that the US Air Force did encounter a UFO in 1975, where jets failed to keep up with the object.
Salas also claimed authorities were lying about UFO research to avoid questions from the press, and that aliens from outer space already have been visiting us for a long time.
Salas wasn't the first to accuse authorities of lying and keeping secrets from the public. In 2005 Paul Hellyer, Canadas former defense minister, said, during a public speech, that there are beings of extraterrestrial origin living on earth. According to Hellyer these have been visiting us for thousands of years. He later followed up these statements claiming there are about 80 different beings of extraterrestrial origin living on earth, some of which are called tall whites and look so much like scandinavians they blend in perfectly. Others, he said, may be short with small arms, or resemble those grey ones often seen in movies. Hellyer also believe the tall whites are cooperating with the US military on a top secret military base in Nevada, known as 'area 51'.
One of the most popular so-called UFO crashes happened in 1947, when a flying object crashed near a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico. The US miliary immediately closed the area. In a press release shortly after, Roswell Army Air Field claimed the crashed object was indeed a flying saucer. As these news spread internationally, former general in the US military, Roger Ramey, in an attempt to hush the commotion surrounding the crash, went public and told the masses they had been misinformed, and that the object was in fact an ordinairy air balloon. This statement has later been denied by several high ranking miliary sources.
In 2011 the FBI went public with more secret documents. Among them a letter written in 1950, written by special agent Guy Hottel to former FBI director, J. Edgard Hoover, saying three flying saucers were found in New Mexico, and among them beings of extraterrestrial origin.
There are countless people claiming to have been victims of alien abduction. On October 6th 2012 the Norwegian newspaper Bergensavisen published an article about 43 year old Ann-Kristine Normann, who claimed to have been abducted by aliens as a seven year old. "I had been out playing on the lawn all by myself, when I saw three lights in the sky. They were red, green and white. I was about to run to the door and ask my parents to come look. The next thing I remember is waking up on the lawn with blood in my nose. I later realized they had planted a chip in my nose. The next morning the newspaper said a UFO was headed for Sweden", she told the newspaper.
The most famous story of alien abduction happened on september 20, 1961 when Betty and Barney Hill was on their way home from Canada when they realized they were being followed by bright objects in the sky. They stepped out of the car to see what it was, and then ran back when they realized it was a spaceship, and that grey aliens were staring at them through the saucers windows. The next thing they remembered was waking up in their car, looking at their watches and realizing three hours had passed, of which they had no memories. December 14th 1963 the married couple went to see dr. Benjamin Simon, a psychologist, in hopes that they could retrieve their lost memories through hypnosis. Dr. Simon put them both under hypnosis individually, to make sure neither knew what story the other would tell. Yet they both told the same, very detailed, story.