This was a result of a prayer or telepathic request.
SETI is a load of crap.
This is all true.
In 1956 I was interested in flying saucers and read the books of the time, I was 12 years old.
I decided one day to pray to see some.
On May 17 1956 I was standing against a basketball pole outside during recess, in 6th grade.
I was waiting but did not know why. then a whole formation of concave on the bottom with a darker center metallic craft appeared in tight military review formation.
They were soundless as death and went over the Portland cement plant going North.
There were 5 groups of 4 each in offset vee one behind the other.
I carefully noted all details and then started yelling to other kids.
Most were playing softball on the other end of the field.
A friend I had saw the last group of 4 before they went behind the smoke from the cement plant stacks.
I ran thinking they would come out the other side but nothing appeared except something that had a reddish green glow and seemed to be turning.
We had the report placed in the local newspaper.
I received a letter from Civilian Flying Saucer Intelligence in Seattle.
I was made Oklahoma State Director.
I also had a friend of my father who was in the Air Force Reserve send a report to the Pentagon and I received a reply from Timothy R. Johnson, Directorate of Intelligence.
Brian Vike thinks I am a liar and has censored me.
It was not the last.
Read between the lines, that is all I can say.