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It’s Not A Question Anymore Of Whether UFOs Are Real

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UFOs are real. I’ve seen them and millions upon millions of people around the world have seen them.

If you are yet to have made a ufo sighting then I can understand your skepticism. As a journalist, my profession is in many ways, skepticism-based.

Although today, that’s very questionable given the way the mainstream media is performing.

When it comes to ufos, I’ll listen to everyone’s opinion. That’s the way it should be. If you’ve seen a ufo then you’re a believer.

If you haven’t, there’s two categories. You can’t wait to see one or you just don’t believe they’re real.

Philip Mantle is one of the world’s foremost ufo and alien researchers and has spent a virtual lifetime reporting on this topic.

Mantle runs Flying Disk Press and publishes a lot of content including books, on the subject of ufos, aliens and close encounters.

Mantle was at the center of the famous alien autopsy investigation back in the 1990s.

You see, he’s a “skeptic first and believer second” kind a guy like myself. That’s the way it should be.

But his credibility when talking on this subject is second-to-none. You see, when the alien autopsy event was happening, like most of us believers, we hoped this was the real thing.

But Mantle was never convinced. He’s since declared it a hoax although it could have made him plenty of money and gained him much fame. Recently, he updated his research on this hoax in a book titled Roswell Alien Autopsy – The Truth Behind The Film That Shocked The World.

Mantle recently told us said he’s “had enough talking about it and won’t discuss it again”.

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UFOs are real. If you’re on this site, then you believe they are or want more information about them.

That’s good. You’re doing your own research.

In an interview during the Aliens Revealed Live Online Summit, Phillip Mantle made an interesting observation.

He believed today, it’s no longer a question of whether ufos are real or not. In other words, UFOs are real, prove to me they’re not.

“I think it’s fair to say now that even from a skeptical viewpoint, we can say that these encounters do indeed take place”.

“It’s not a question anymore of whether UFOs are real or not. I think if we were to take the UFO phenomenon to court we could win the argument”.

“The argument then goes on to say, ‘well okay, now what lies behind the UFO phenomenon? What is its nature and origin’ which is something entirely different”.

“It’s like saying, you know, ‘there’s my car parked on the drive. Okay, we agree it’s a car but who built it and when was it manufactured’?”

“So that’s where you have to try and keep an open mind. It’s very, very difficult Dean and I can understand why some people have preconceived ideas or theories”.

“I certainly did when I started out and was very naive. I didn’t know an awful lot”.

“My own opinions have changed as the years have progressed and I dare say, they’ll change again”.

“You know, I was reading a quote and it says ‘your mind is like a parachute – it works best when it’s open’. And I’ll leave it at that”.

How Much More Proof Do You Need That UFOs Are Real?

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Other than an actual alien spacecraft on full display somewhere, proof that aliens are real is overwhelming.

I see it this way, are millions upon millions of believers who have seen a ufo all colluding together and jointly perpetuating a lie?

Are they all liars?

My second sighting was very profound in 2004 and it left me with many questions. It wasn’t quite a close encounter but it’s the day I started questioning more our own existence. Why were here? Who we really are? What the heck is life all about? And who or what are piloting these unidentified craft traveling our skies?

In the last thirty years, the stigma associated with the ufo phenomenon started to slowly dissipate.

While the alien autopsy film at first was seen as being harmful to the subject, it actually proved beneficial.

Philip Mantle says it got the ufo topic into the mainstream news. People were talking about them. People started to do their own research about them. And television shows like The X-Files captured the imagination of people and began to challenge even the skeptics to do their own research.

“I don’t think the TV series, The X- Files did any great harm”.

“It brought the subject into everybody’s living room and even now, most people will know the word Roswell and they’ll all know it’s where the spaceship crashed”.


“They don’t necessarily know a lot more about it but back when I first started, Roswell wasn’t even mentioned anywhere. It had yet to be reborn, so to speak”.

“The stigma is still there, but I don’t think it’s as great as it used to be”.

“People who have had these encounters tend to relax somewhat and are now able to speak about it”.

Getting Too Close To The Truth?

The X-Files slogan was “the truth is out there”. Mantle is very thorough when he investigates and researches anything to do with ufos or aliens.

Some well known researches admit they’ve gotten too close to the truth and have had to deal with some pushback Some of it unpleasant.

Philip Mantle says he’s never “run foul” of those who would be suppressing the truth. He says he’s never “stepped on anyone’s toes”.


“Areas in and around Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales were haunted by UFO sightings and other paranormal phenomena. And we did our best to try and confront the phenomena face to face”.

“We camped out among the malls in the rain and the mist and I was never worried about treading on anyone’s toes from an official viewpoint”.

“I mean, we used to pester the minister of defense and RAF stations for information. If we were looking for information, we would contact them. So it never bothered me whatsoever”.

The following is the interview I did with Philip Mantle during Aliens Revealed Live. He discussed the difference in ufo research today as opposed to when he started in the 1970s.

Mantle speaks about the validity of the ufo phenomenon and highlights ufo events that perhaps could have rivaled Roswell and the Travis Walton abduction, but never got the coverage because they weren’t in the United States.

He also talks about his relationship with Calvin Parker who was abducted by aliens along with friend Charles Hickson in what’s now known as The Pascagoula Incident. It occurred just two years before Travis Walton was taken.

Mantle also gives us his scenario and his thoughts on what the world would look like when disclosure happens.

Dean Caporella

A journalist, reporter, anchor and sports commentator for over 30 years I was mesmerized by the UFO topic when I was just 5 years old after watching the 1956 classic “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers”. Did I even understand it at that age? Oh sure. It scared the crap out of me but I was hooked even back then! Do I believe in life elsewhere in the universe? I think it was said best in the movie Contact…”The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space”….I think we’d have to be pretty arrogant to think we’re it”.

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