Cheers for the link - at 10 minutes I gave that a look, I could manage that (and the old bloke ambled along at a nice, sedate pace too
). I actually wouldn't be surprised at all if UFOs exist - given the size of the universe, it's highly, highly improbable they don't, whether they're visiting us or not. As for whether they're visiting us/we're aware of them beyond speculation, I think there's some chance of that, but the trick is sifting stuff that's true from what isn't (noting that a lot of what isn't may still be believed to be true, although some pretty obviously isn't), and that's too complicated for me
Yeah - there is a lot of 'shit' out there unfortunately. But some ideas are put out on purpose to confuse everything or blur the actual truth. It's all deception.
The way they keep things secret is of course threats (to the individual) but also compartmentalisation and a need to know basis. They don't release this stuff on mainstream media either, and if it is, they make it out to be a joke. But that's all part of their plan - so if anyone with credibility (like a scientist as an example) comes out they are just ridiculed and basically their career is ended.
Ps. The guy is 93 (at that time). As said, there's some great history in there about the moon landing, WW2 and other stuff. I thought because you like ships and stuff you might be interested as he was in the Navy and also a pilot and aerospace engineer. But yeah, if it's too much for you - zero pressure!