UFOs: 50 Years of Denial?
1997 Documentary


Winner, 1997 EBE Award for Best UFO Documentary, International UFO Congress Film Festival.

We’ve been told what happened 50 years ago…but what’s happened since? From the crash of an alien craft near Roswell to the top-secret base at Area 51, this film surveys the history of reported UFO sightings. UFOs: 50 YEARS OF DENIAL? exposes the controversy surrounding a possible government collusion to hide evidence of flying saucers for reasons of security. It also examines the theological implications of extraterrestrials on the world’s religions and takes a look at how UFOs have been represented in art throughout history. UFOs: 50 YEARS OF DENIAL? was the first documentary created by the same team, led by Executive Producer James Fox, that made OUT OF THE BLUE.

“Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control… It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is…”
Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter
First Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Statement for National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, 1960
“Because of the development of science, all countries on Earth will have to unite to survive and to make a common front against attack by people from other planets. The politics of the future will be cosmic, or interplanetary.”
General Douglas MacArthur
New York Times, October 8, 1955
“I can assure you that flying saucers, given they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth.”
President Harry S. Truman
White House Press Conference, April 4, 1950
“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.”
Dr. J. Allen Hynek
Scientific consultant for Air Force Project Blue Book, The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry, 1972
“…I made an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where the information is stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request. It is still classified above Top Secret.”
Senator Barry Goldwater
In a letter dated March 28, 1975
“The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that crash site. They haven’t kept it a secret… It has been leaking out to the public for 50 years or more…”
Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
“UFOs: 50 Years of Denial?” Aired on TLC, March 4, 1999


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