High-Level Quotes About The UFO (UAP) Phenomenon

Here we’ll list quotes from high-level government and military sources around the world regarding the UFO (UAP) Phenomenon.

UFO Quotes by Scientists

Dr. Hermann Oberth

German scientist, working in the United States on rocketry with Vernor Von Braun said:

First, “(UFOs) are conceived and directed by intelligent beings. They probably do not originate in our solar system.” And, later, “We cannot take the credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone; we have been helped.” When asked by whom, he replied: “The people of other worlds.”

And another longer quote pulling in some things from other times he spoke about the UFO issue. “It is my thesis that flying saucers are real and that they are space ships from another solar system. I think that they possibly are manned by intelligent observers who are members of a race that may have been investigating our earth for centuries. I think that they possibly have been sent out to conduct systematic, long-range investigations, first of men, animals, vegetation, and more recently of atomic centers, armaments, and centers of armament production. These objects are conceived and directed by intelligent beings of a very high order. They probably do not originate in our solar system, perhaps not even in our galaxy.”
Hermann Oberth, 1972.

Dr. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (Baron Von Braun)

“We find ourselves faced by powers which are far stronger than we had assumed, and whose base is at present unknown to us. More I cannot say at present. We are now engaged in entering into closer contact with those powers, and in six or nine months time it may be possible to speak with some precision on the matter.”
Dr. Werner von Braun, 3 June 1959

And, in another quote, “It is as impossible to confirm UFOs in the present as it will be to deny them in the future.”
Dr. Wernher von Braun

Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, Engineer

Drafting a joint memo for himself and Einstein, “Submit an agreement providing for the peaceful absorption of a celestial race(s) in such a manner that our culture would remain intact with a guarantee that their presence not be revealed.” And, “One must consider the fact that misidentification of these spacecraft for an intercontinental missile in a re-entry phase of flight could lead to accidental nuclear war with horrible consequences.”
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, June 1947

Dr. Michio Kaku, Physicist

“In my mind, there is no question that they’re out there. My Career is well established. My texts books are required reading in all the major capitals on planet earth. If you want to become a physicist to learn about the unified field theory you read my books. Therefore, I’m in a position to say: Yes- Most likely they’re out there, perhaps even visited, perhaps on our moon. ABC News Quote – Professor Michio Kaku Author of Theoretical Physics UNY

Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Astronomer

“When the long-awaited solution to the UFO problem comes, I believe that it will prove to be not merely the next small step in the march of science, but a mighty and totally unexpected quantum leap. We had a job to do, whether right or wrong, to keep the public from getting excited.”
–Dr. J Allen Hynek, Director US Air Force´s Project Blue Book.

Dr. Stephen Hawking

“Of course it is possible that UFO’s really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the Government is hushing it up.”
–Professor Stephen Hawking

Albert Einstein, Physicist

“Given the millions of billions of Earth-like planets, life elsewhere in the Universe without a doubt does exist. In the vastness of the Universe, we are not alone.”
–The Bible According to Albert Einstein

Dr. Herman Oberth, Engineer

“It is my thesis that flying saucers are real and that they are space ships from another solar system. There is no doubt in my mind that these objects are interplanetary craft of some sort. I and my colleagues are confident that they do not originate in our solar system.”
–Dr. Herman Oberth (The father of modern rocketry)

Dr. Walter Riedel, Engineer

“I am completely convinced that UFOs have an out-of-world basis.”
Dr. Walther Riedel (Chief Designer and Research Director of Peenemunde Rocket Center in Germany)

Dr. Hal Puthoff, Physicist

“The possibility of reduced-time interstellar travel either by advanced extraterrestrial civilizations at present or ourselves in the future is not fundamentally constrained by physical principles.”
— Dr. Harold Puthoff, Author of fundamentals of Quantum Electronics

Dr. Maurice Biot, Physicist

The least improbable (most probable) explanation is that these things are artificial and controlled… My opinion for some time has been that they have an extraterrestrial origin.”
–Dr. Maurice Biot, Physicist 7 April 1952

Stanton Friedman, Nuclear Physicist

“The evidence is overwhelming that Planet Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled extraterrestrial spacecraft. In other words, SOME UFOs are alien spacecraft. Most are not. It’s clear from the Opinion Polls and my own experience, that indeed most people accept the notion that SOME UFOs are alien spacecraft. The greater the education, the MORE likely to accept this proposition”
— Stanton Friedman, Defense Contractor

Dr. Paul Santorini, Physicist

“We soon established that they were not missiles. But, before we could do any more, the Army, after conferring with foreign officials, ordered the investigation stopped. Foreign scientists flew to Greece for secret talks with me… A world blanket of secrecy surrounded the UFO question because the authorities were unwilling to admit the existence of a force against which we had no possibility of defense.”
Dr. Paul Santorini, Greek physicist/Engineer


What are Military Sources saying about UFOs?

General Lionel M. Chassin, French Air Forces

“The number of thoughtful, intelligent, educated people in full possession of their faculties who have ‘seen something’ and described it grows every day…We can…say categorically that mysterious objects have indeed appeared and continue to appear in the sky that surrounds us… (they) unmistakably suggest a systematic aerial exploration and cannot be the result of chance. It indicates the purpose and intelligent action.”
Lionel M. Chassin, General of the French Air Forces

Albert M. Chop, US Air Force Project Blue Book

“I’ve been convinced for a long time that the flying saucers are real and interplanetary. In other words, we are being watched by beings from outer space.”
–Albert M. Chop, former United States Air Force spokesman for Project Blue Book.


Government Officials on UFOs / UAPs

“Having spent a great deal of my life in the air, as a pilot, I know that many pilots have seen phenomena that they could not explain. These men, most of whom have talked to me, have been very reticent to talk about this publicly, because of the ridicule that they were afraid would be heaped upon them. However, there is a phenomenon here that isn’t explained.”
Jerry L. Pettis, US House of Representatives 1968


UFO Quotes by Members of Intelligence Agencies

Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, CIA

“Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control… It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is. I can tell you, behind the scenes, high ranking military officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs”
–Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter (Former director of the CIA, USA.

H. Marshall Chadwell, CIA

“At this time the reports of incidents convince us that there is something going on that must have immediate attention. Sightings of unexplained objects at high altitudes and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major U.S. defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of vehicles.”
H. Marshall Chadwell, Assistant Dir. of Scientific Intelligence, CIA. December 2, 1952


Astronauts on UFOs / UAPs

Gordon Cooper, Astronaut, NASA

“I’ve been asked about UFOs and I’ve said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization.”
Gordon Cooper, United States NASA astronaut

Dr. Brian O’Leary, Astronaut, NASA

“There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been monitoring us for a very long time. That their appearance is bizarre from any type 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, which seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon.”
Dr. Brian O’Leary, Former NASA Astronaut

Major General Pavel Papovich, Astronaut (Cosmonaut) Soviet Union

“Today it can be stated with a high degree of confidence that observed manifestation of UFOs is no longer confined to the modern picture of the world… The historical evidence of the phenomenon allows us to hypothesize that ever since mankind has been co-existing with this extraordinary substance, it has manifested a high level of intelligence and technology. The UFO sightings have become a constant component of human activity and require a serious global study. The scientific study of the UFO phenomenon should take place in the mids of other sciences dealing with man and the world.”
Major General Pavel Papovich, Hero of the Soviet Union, Cosmonaut

Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut, NASA

“I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real.

“I did take my (UFO) story to the Pentagon — not NASA, but the Pentagon — and asked for a meeting with the Intelligence Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and got it. I told them my story and what I know and eventually had that confirmed by the admiral that I spoke with, that indeed what I was saying was true.”
Edgar Mitchell, NASA Astronaut

Donald Slayton, Astronaut, Mercury Program, NASA

“I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high. As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, grey and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn’t look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away from me – and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45-degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.”
Donald Slayton, a Mercury Astronaut, 1951


Pilot Sightings of UFOs

Astronaut James Lovell: Bogey at 10 o’clock high.
Capcom: This is Houston. Say again 7.
Lovell: Said we have a bogey at 10 o’clock high.
Capcom: Gemini 7, is that the booster or is that an actual sighting?
Lovell: We have several… actual sighting.
Capcom: …Estimated distance or size?
Lovell: We also have the booster in sight….

Astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman while on Gemini craft in December 1965.


UFO Quotes by Astronauts

Brian O’Leary

Multiple quotes – “For nearly 50 years, the secrecy apparatus within the United States Government has kept from the public UFO and alien contact information.”

“We have contact with alien cultures…”

“The suppression of UFO and other extraterrestrial intelligence information for at least 47 years is probably being orchestrated by an elite band of men in the CIA, NSA, DIA and their like. This small group appears able to keep these already-hard-to-believe secrets very well. Those who have investigated this hydra-headed beast believe that the Cosmic Watergate of UFO, alien, mind-control, genetic engineering, free-energy, anti-gravity propulsion, and other secrets will make Watergate or Iran-Gate…appear to be kindergarten exercises.”
Brian O’Leary – NASA Astronaut


UFO Quotes by Members of the Military

Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding

“I am convinced that these objects do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nations on earth”
–Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding while responding to massive numbers of UFOs over Washington, DC. in 1952

General Nathan Twining, US Army

“The UFO phenomenon being reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious” “The phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious.”
General Nathan Twining, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Sept. 23, 1947

Major Donald Keyhoe, United States Marine Corp

“With control of the universe at stake, a crash program is imperative. We produced the A-bomb, under the huge Manhattan Project, in an amazingly short time. The needs, the urgency today are even greater. The Air Force should end UFO secrecy, give the facts to scientists, the public, to Congress. Once the people realize the truth, they would back, even demand a crash program…for this is one race we dare not lose.”
–Major Donald E Keyhoe USMC, Director NICAP 1953

George C. Marshal

“Regarding the air raid over Los Angeles it was learned by Army G2 that Rear Admiral Anderson… recovered an unidentified airplane off the coast of California… with no bearing on conventional explanation. This Headquarters has come to the determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not earthly and, according to secret intelligence sources, they are in all probability of interplanetary origin.”
General George C. Marshall memo to the President, March 5, 1942

General Douglas MacArthur

“…the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets. The politics of the future will be cosmic, or interplanetary.”
General Douglas MacArthur, USA 1955.

Colonel Michael Wolf

“The first UFO came down in 1941 into the ocean west of San Diego and was retrieved by the Navy. The Navy has held a leadership position in UFO matters ever since. There was another crash in 1946, as well as two other crashes in 1947 besides Roswell.”
Dr. Michael Wolf, Colonel USAF

Senator Richard Russell, Head of the Senate Armed Services Committee

While in Russia on a train, Senator Russell clearly saw two UFOs lift off the ground. After the second one, the Russian train engineer pulled the curtains shut, obviously distressed. Senator Russell says of the incident, “I have discussed this matter with the affected agencies of the government, and they are of the opinion that it is not wise to publicize this matter at this time.”
Senator Richard Russell, 1955

Admiral Delmar Fahrney, US Navy

“Reliable reports indicate there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds and controlled by thinking intelligences.”
Navy Admiral Delmar Fahrney, 1957


Lord Dowding, Air Chief Marshall, Head of Royal Air Force in WWII

“Of course flying saucers are real — and they are interplanetary.”
Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding, August 1954


UFO Quotes by Presidents

Harry S. Truman

“I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth”
–President Harry S. Truman

John F. Kennedy

“The US Air Force assures me that UFO’s pose no threat to National Security.”
–President John F Kennedy

J. Edgar Hoover

“We must insist upon full access to disks recovered. For instance, in the LA (Los Angeles) case, the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.”
–J Edgar Hoover

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Writing to the Special Committee on Non-Terrestrial Science & Technology, President Roosevelt said he is, “Coming to grips with the reality that our planet is not the only one harboring intelligent life the universe.”

In another quote regarding the Cape Girardeau UFO crash of 1941, Roosevelt said the United States will, “take every advantage of such wonders that have come to us” after we have won the war.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, President, USA. Feb 22, 1944


UFO Quotes by US Congressmen, and Other High Officials

John W. McCormack

I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources.”
— John W. McCormack, Speaker of the House of Representatives, USA 1965

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, The Vatican

“Extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon. The Vatican is receiving much information about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its Nuncios (embassies) in various countries, such as Mexico, Chile and Venezuela.”
— Monsignor Corrado Balducci, The Vatican, Rome, Italy

Wilbur B. Smith, Canadian Government Official

The following quote was formerly classified Top Secret before being downgraded to confidential. “The matter is the most highly classified subject in the United States Government, rating higher even than the H-bomb. Flying saucers exist. Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort is being made by a small group headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush. The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.”
Wilbur B. Smith, in a Canadian Government memorandum. Nov 21, 1950