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Are We Alone

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Professor Coan
ENGL 135
29 October 2006
Are We Alone?
Since humans first walked the earth we have looked up and wondered if it is possible to be alone in the vast universe in which we inhabit just one small planet. Often while gazing up the skies man has seen things he could not explain, and for the last fifty years or so these things have taken on the label "UFOs." As years passed, sightings and other extraterrestrial encounters became progressively more common around the world; igniting the UFO phenomenon and controversy which surrounds it. Many skeptics and non- believers say the sightings, testimonies, and photos are hoaxes. I feel the existence of aliens and proof of their visitation to earth is clear. The countless sightings, abduction cases, evidence, and the government conspiracy that is slowly being uncovered leaves little doubt.

UFO was originally an abbreviation for the Air Force term "Unidentified Flying Object"; UFO has become a synonym to most people for an "Alien Spaceship." A UFO or Unidentified Flying Object is any flying object that isn’t recognizable or can’t be determined by the observer. Though UFOs come in all shapes and sizes, sightings are commonly described as geometrical objects, disc or oval shaped, maneuvering or whirling lights, and cigar-shaped or rocket-like objects. Sightings and alien encounters were once regarded as almost exclusively an American phenomenon; UFO sighting have now been reported from every country in the world. In fact, many of us would be surprised to learn the number of UFO sightings that have occurred. In modern times there have been approximately 120,000 documented sightings, of which 20,000 have been described as landings (UFOEvidence). There isn’t a region on earth that hasn’t had reports of UFO encounters. More importantly, “Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people around the world believe that UFOs are real” (Jennings).

There are accounts of these...