A blog posting that lists the extent of people that are interested in or have been involved with UFO’s- not an exhaustive list, I am sure, but interesting nonetheless.
By Alejandro Rojas
People interested in UFOs are typically stereotyped as young nerdy Star Trek fans, but the truth is altogether different. I had this same expectation when I attended my first UFO meeting. I lived near the headquarters of the largest UFO research organization in the country, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and the first time I walked into a meeting, to my surprise, I found mostly retirees. The man in charge was a retired engineer, John Schuessler, who spent years working at Johnson Space Center, beginning with NASA’s first manned space missions.
More recently, a book titled, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record, has shed light on some of the more credible evidence. The foreword is written by John Podesta and it has been endorsed by well-known physicist, Michio Kaku and astronomer Derrick Pitts. Kaku has been writing and talking about UFOs and the importance of taking the phenomena serious for years. Pitts was convinced of the phenomenon’s importance by the book, stating: “I am not saying that UFOs are ET spacecraft. I am saying [that] here, there is some mystery, and we should be able to address it scientifically, without all the stigma involved.”
This is just a brief sample of some of the accomplished people interested in the subject. Polls typically show that anywhere between 30 to 50 percent of the population take UFOs seriously. The results from a Gallup poll in 1966 showed that college and high school graduates were nearly 20 percent more likely to believe the issue was “something real” than people with only a grade school education.