Yeah, I've heard the suggestion on a particular forum that the US military made all of this up to get more money --and NASA too. The idea is really quite silly and easy to dismantle. In fact when I saw the last suggestion that it was all made up to get NASA more money, I realized that I was on the wrong forum to discuss UFOs. Then I went back and noticed I had been banned! Thank you! Thank you!! One thing you learn a LOT about is people and their societies and upbringings... Classist societies with wealth inequality I think help to form such opinions about events.. Also evident was a certain insular parochialism. Nice folks, god bless 'em... I'll stick with dogs. Wrong people to talk about UFOs with. I don't think much would convince skeptics, and I think most people will cling to their opinions about UFOs and there is little point in trying to convert skeptics at all. Waste of time. Best we get on with what we know is real and leave them to wonder. Other jewels I will always remember are: Disc-shaped UFOs and ovoid UFOS are all the result of Arnold's characterization of them as skipping like saucers when they moved!! UFOS are triangular --there aren't round UFOs!! Also a big fave: All good UFO pics must be fake --cuz UFOs don't exist!!! Wow.... Don't just beam me up Scotty --PHASERS!!! FULL SPREAD!! I haven't read Vallee, just about his theories. I don't think the objects are trying to create a mythology around themselves. That's just long-term algorithmic contact.