So far, there is no concrete evidence of alien life, but ex-NASA scientist and physics professor thinks that scientists should study more and that there is indeed alien life, but the government covers it up.
On 28 June, Kevin Knuth, former NASA scientist and physics professor at the State University of New York (Albany) has published an article asking for scientists to examine evidence of UFOs on our planet.
The article was published just in time for the World UFO Day, which will be on 2 June.
He described in his article two stories on speculation of alien life. The first story took place at a NASA conference in 2002. There, a participant of the conference said:
“You have absolutely no idea what is out there!”
The second story actually happened years ago, in 1988, when Knuth was a graduate student. His physics professor said that UFOs shot down nuclear missiles from the Air Force, but Knuth was skeptical. Then, years later, Air Force officials described similar occurrences in a press conference.
Tens of Thousands of Intelligent Civilizations
In The Conversation, Knuth writes:
“I think UFO skepticism has become something of a religion with an agenda, discounting the possibility of extraterrestrials without scientific evidence, while often providing silly hypotheses describing only one or two aspects of a UFO encounter reinforcing the popular belief that there is a conspiracy.”
He believes that aliens exist and there is evidence which can support the theory. Knuth stated that there could be tens of thousands of intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.
So far, no evidence of UFOs encounters was shown, but this could be because many governments have chosen to cover it up. However, there are many pieces of evidence that could be an incentive for scientists to open up a study.
“While there is no single case for which there exists evidence that would stand up to scientific rigor, there are cases with simultaneous observations by multiple reliable witnesses, along with radar returns and photographic evidence revealing patterns of activity that are compelling,” he concludes in his article.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.