Do We Share This Planet?

By Pete Hartinger  The Circleville Herald   August 14, 2009

Some may not like to admit it, but UFO existence is part of our environment.

    I have investigated and researched the UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) subject for over 50 years.

    I became involved in this because of a UFO sighting I had at nighttime. It occurred when I was a junior at Circleville High School. 

    Over the years some of my classmates have told me about some of their own personal sightings.

    Also during these years, I have heard of and read about many strange UFO sightings reported by very credible people.

    These include many military sightings. These include all branches of the military.

    Of course, many of these have been by the U.S. Air Force.

    Interestingly, many have been observed not only in our skies, but our oceans as well. They are referred to as USOs (Unidentified Submerged Objects). Other unidentified objects have been observed entering and rising from the water. Oceans cover about 70 percent of our planet's surface.

    Just recently, the Russian Navy released their UFO files. So far this year many other countries have released their own files. They include Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden, Ireland, Canada and Denmark.

    When asked what I thought of the UFO subject, I used to say with certainty that we are being observed by a higher technology.

    Now, after giving much thought, I can also say I believe that we share this planet Earth with an unknown presence.

    Since the atomic age arrived the UFO activity has increased. Is there a connection? I would say, yes.

    Simply put, the UFO phenomenon has been here for many decades and I believe it is not going away.  More and more people from around the world are reporting them.

    One reason probably is because the ridicule and laughter has greatly decreased and the public is becoming more open-minded and educated.  Many also have an inquiring mind.

    Another reason, of course, is of their own sighting or hearing from other credible people talking about theirs.

    For one reason or another, many newspapers do not publish UFO sightings.  This does not mean, as some people feel, that UFOs do not exist.

    Just go to the website, and you can read the several good links that are included. The Update Section also relates month by month the latest UFO news.

    I have belonged to the Mutual UFO Network for over 20 years.  The monthly MUFON Journal is located at the Pickaway County District Public Library in the magazine section.

    Our mission is the "scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigation, research and education.

Pete Hartinger

Director, Roundtown UFO Society