July 2014

    FACT: From 1982 to 1985, large triangular and boomerang-shaped UFOs were
    reported over the Hudson Valley by over 7,000 credible witnesses, including
    police and officials at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.

    FACT: In 1989 and 1990, large triangular and rectangular unidentified flying
    objects, one the size of an aircraft carrier, were reported over Belgium by over
    2,000 witnesses, including police and military personnel.

    FACT: In 1997, multiple sightings of a mile long boomerang-shaped UFO were
    reported over the state of Arizona by over 10,000 witnesses, including police,
    military personnel and Republican Governor Fife Symington.

   We make no claims as to the nature or origin of these UFOs. However, those who have      taken the time and effort to conduct serious, in-depth investigations into these reports        know that these sightings are of real, physical crafts and are indisputable FACTS.                Thousands of such  sightings of physical crafts of unknown origin have been reported        throughout the world for decades by credible witnesses, yet most who report such              sightings are treated with ridicule, disbelief, scorn and even threats.

    In light of the facts, we who have witnessed such unexplained crafts no
    longer accept this cynical mindset as realistic or credible.

    Those of us who are witnesses to the UFO phenomenon know they exist for a
    fact. This is not an issue of speculation for such witnesses. However, we do not
    insist that non-witnesses must believe such objects exist, only that witnesses be
    treated with respect and that we deserve the same fairness and courtesy
    afforded to any individual or group who honestly expresses their point of view
    without fear of ridicule, punishment or persecution.

    Recent polls clearly demonstrate that more than 50% of Americans believe that
    UFOs are a real phenomenon that deserves legitimate recognition and serious
    study by open-minded, qualified scientists, rather than being summarily
    dismissed as misperceptions, fantasies, hoaxes or hallucinations by cynical,
    unqualified debunkers. Over 36 million Americans have seen a UFO.

    To put this statistic in political terms, these witnesses are also voters.

    Therefore, we urge all who agree with the spirit of this declaration to send copies
    of this letter to their representatives, public officials, the media, the police, the
    military, airline officials, NASA and all candidates running for any public office to
    assure them that our votes will go only to those who acknowledge the UFO
    phenomenon as real and deserving of serious scientific investigation and who
    publicly endorse fairness and respect toward any witness who reports a UFO.