Sightings or encounters with alien beings have been reported for centuries. The concept of humanoids who do not reside on Earth yet have very similar physical attributes and possibly superior technologies has long held our interest. To date, there have been nine different types of such aliens that range from Andromedans, the Flatwoods Monster, Greys, Hopkinsville goblins, little green men, Nordic aliens, Reptilians, Sirians, and Anunnaki. However, most modern encounters have been reported with “Greys”, such as the alien encounters surrounding Area 51.
In this section MUFON reprints articles from reliable sources that chronicle alien encounters or report on congressional hearings and eyewitness testimony regarding now unclassified information. Of particular interest will be the account of Richard French, a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, who in 2013 at the age of 83 testified on Capitol Hill to the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure panel.
At that hearing and before former congressmen, French claimed that as a lead investigator or “UFO Debunker” of Project Blue Book in the 1950s, that he intentionally played down an alien encounter, that he himself had witnessed, when he filed his report. His testimony lends credence to the usual government statements that have often been issued followed a publicized sighting of alien beings.