The objective of NASA’s STS-88 Space Shuttle mission was to successfully dock with the International Space Station. A bunch of beautiful photos were released by NASA, but when someone on this forum observed various anomalies when zooming into the images, NASA’s official response was that the images were photographs of “space debris.”
As is usual in such cases, the photographs suddenly disappeared from the NASA public archives database, throwing petrol onto the fire of conspiracy.
By the time the images were removed, an avid UFO community were already propagating their find, excitedly including them in YouTube Videos like this one.
I don’t have an issue with these images. It may well be space junk. To me, it looks like a spaceship at certain angles and a bit of tin at others. Some UFOlogists (you can get a degree in UFOlogy at some universties in the US) have gone so far as to say it’s a morphing spaceship. Read into these images what you will.
Here are the (magnified) images that were downloaded and re-distributed on various UFO sites around the web
The important thing to grasp here is not really the images. The important thing is the lack of communication. An obvious and rational response from NASA ought to be, “We don’t know what they are.” But NASA is a conglomeration of human beings who represent man’s proudest achievements.
I’m going out on a limb here, but the one thing we don’t really need right now is to know anything about UFOs and alternative societies. I think it’s disgusting that a paid government organisation censor material intended for public consumption, but I also understand why they do it. It’s our old friend . . . fear.
The reason why NASA don’t publish photos of UFOs has less to do with military security and more to do with our own in-security.
Presented with a superior being, our world’s governments would lose all their power.
We need our Governments to be the most powerful force in our lives. Evidence that there are other societies and technologies which are far superior to our own (perhaps with thousands of years development behind them) would create a power vacuum. Why listen to our Government when the aliens have thousands of years backing them? Because humans are basically stupid (sorry guys, but our collective stupidity and ego really knows no bounds) there’d probably be a religious uprising or riot against those in power.
Our egos are too fragile for this knowledge. Our lizard brains don’t need a predatory force right now. On the surface of it, one can easily understand why NASA pulled the images. They didn’t like the idea of fielding phone calls from UFO nuts. The real, much deeper reason is “State Insecurity.”
If there are intelligent beings which have survived famine, war and self-annihilation, then perhaps we can learn from them. Just that statement alone robs the Government of its much-needed power.
The aliens hide from us because it’s in our best interests.
Revealing itself to an insecure world might just be the worst thing an alien could ever do. And to my mind, their desire to hide makes them sensible beings. We’d probably destroy ourselves in the process of trying to destroy them or we’d want what they have and try to take it by force (this has, arguably, already happened).
We are essentially – in a nutshell – stupid.