I'm skeptical about many things, including the notion that government always knows best, and that the people can't be trusted with the truth. The time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue.
We have statements from the most credible sources – those in a position to know – about a fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.
Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton, Counsellor To Barack Obama
(taken from Leslie Kean's 2010 New York Times bestseller, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, And Government Officials Go On The Record, in which Podesta wrote the forward)
For more on John Podesta and his comments on UFOs, you can read Councillor To Barack Obama Tweets Biggest Regret Of 2014 - UFO Documents Will Remain Classified article.
For a short list of these "statements" (out of hundreds upon hundreds) that Podesta is referring to, you can check out NASA Brings Scientists & Theologians Together To Prepare World For Extraterrestrial Contact. There you will also find a few documents pertaining to UFOs.
Dr. John Brandenburg, PhD is a plasma physicist.
He did his graduate work in California at Lawrence Livermore National Lab in controlled plasmas for fusion power, and has worked in energy, defence, and space research for a number of years. He is currently a consultant at Morningstar applied Physics LLC, and a part-time instructor of Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics at Madison College.
He is the principle inventor of the MET (Microwave Electro-Thermal or Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion.
Brandenburg was involved in the Clementine Mission to the Moon, which was part of a joint space project between the Ballistic Missile Defence Organization (BMDO) and NASA. The mission discovered water at the Moon's poles in 1994.
It's noteworthy to mention here that the Russian government recently called for an international investigation into the U.S. moon landings regarding missing artifacts (lunar rock) and the disappearance of film footage.
You can read more about that story on Russian Government Calls for International Investigation into U.S. Moon Landings and for Good Reasons.
It was (the Clementine Mission) a photo reconnaissance mission basically to check out if someone was building bases on the moon that we didn't know about. Were they expanding them?
He also went on to state that after the completion of the Clementine Mission, they were analyzed by an elite defence department team with the highest security clearance:
They basically kept to themselves and just did their work, and we were told not to interfere with them…
Secret Space Program and The Secret Black Budget
The mission was designed to investigate and map all corners of the moon.
This is a very brief background of someone who is clearly a well respected "academic" in his field. Not long ago, he joined a long and growing list of "academics" who are helping to pull back the curtain that's been blinding the masses for what seems to be a very long time, even though this subject is still ridiculed by some in the academic world.
Of all the pictures I've seen from the moon that show possible structures, the most impressive is a picture of a miles wide recto-linear structure. This looked unmistakably artificial, and it shouldn't be there.
As somebody in the space defence community, I look on any such structure on the moon with great concern because it isn't ours, there's no way we could have built such a thing. It means someone else is up there.
He's also been quoted as saying:
We were aware there was a possibility of an unknown presence, possibly alien/extraterrestrial near the Earth… There I am sitting in a room of retired army and air-force generals and a few admirals, and we're watching what looks like a firefight in space.
The most senior general there... turned to me and said,
Bradenburg was and still is a very respected academic.
He did, however, open himself up to much criticism in 2012 when he suggested there was evidence of a thermonuclear war on Mars in the distant past. Since then, he has been heavily criticized, as has any one of the hundreds of credible witnesses that have now come forward to speak about the extraterrestrial reality.
With more and more people like coming forward, the stigma associated with such claims is slowly being mitigated, giving others the courage to share their stories.
Here are a few quotes from other "academics," taken from a very long list:
Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others, Star People, ETs, etc...
They are visiting Earth now; this is not a matter of conjecture or wistful thinking.
Theodor C. Loder III, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire (source)
There is another way, whether it's wormholes or warping space, there's got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it out of the vacuum, and the fact that they're here shows us that they found a way.
Jack Kasher, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus of physics, University of Nebraska (below video)
There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time. That their appearance is bizarre from any kind of traditional materialistic western point of view.
That these visitors use the technologies of consciousness, they use toroids, they use co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, that seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon.
Dr. Brian O'Leary
Former NASA astronaut and Princeton physics professor (below video)