Ex-NASA scientist says aliens exist but encounters are covered up by governments
A former NASA reasearch scientist believes aliens really are out there and that âmany governmentsâ have covered up extraterrestrial encounters.
Kevin Knuth, who is now a professor of physics at the University of Albany, claims there is âplenty of evidenceâ to support the existence of UFOs in our universe.
He says humanity needs to âface the possibilityâ that UFO sightings may be âvisitors from afarâ and insists more research needs to be done on the topic as it would benefit mankind.
Writing for The Conversation he said: âI believe we need to face the possibility that some of the strange flying objects that outperform the best aircraft in our inventory and defy explanation may indeed be visitors from afar â" and thereâs plenty of evidence to support UFO sightings.â
Knuth believes talking about UFOs is taboo, which has prevente d any proper scientific study into the topic and blames governments and the media for the skeptisim that surrounds extraterrestial study.Advertisement Advertisement
He adds: âEssentially, we are told that the topic is nonsense. UFOs are off-limits to serious scientific study and rational discussion, which unfortunately leaves the topic in the domain of fringe and pseudoscientists, many of whom litter the field with conspiracy theories and wild speculation.â
Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, New Zealand, Sweden, Russia and the UK have been declassifying UFO files for the past decade, and Knuth says UFO sightings from government officials lends legtimacy to the claims.
He points towards the ComitÃ© de Estudios de FenÃ³menos AÃ©reos AnÃ³malos (CEFAA), formed by the Chilean government, and the French ComitÃ© de Estudios de FenÃ³menos AÃ©reos AnÃ³malos (CEFAA), made up of scientists and military officials, as organisations that provide evidence towards the existence of aliens.
Knuth also discusses the âFermi Paradoxâ â" the question of why we have never heard anything from other civilisations despite the vastness of space almost guaranteeing the existence of extraterrestrial life.
He said it is highly likely aliens are real and that a large number of the 300 billion stars in our galaxy are able to host hospitable planets.
âThe problem is that there has been no single well-documented UFO encounter that would alone qualify as the smoking gun,â he said. âThe situation is exacerbated by the fact that many governments around the world have covered up and classified information about such encounters.âAdvertisement Advertisement
He argues that scientific, evidence-based knowledge of the topic would âgreatly benefitâ mankind as it could develop technology and knowledge and help us understand our place in the universe.
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