Does Alien Life Exist?
In 2011, the White House stated that they have no proof that alien life exists. But does it? Do you believe there is life on other planets or are we alone in the universe? Most of the time, it turns out UFOs are seen in rural areas where there is no credibility to their claim, but what do you say when the witness to an extraterrestrial is community leader or respected military personnel? Here are five reasons to believe in alien life. Tell us what you think. Does alien life exist?
On December 14, 1994, in Trumbull County, Ohio, police were following an unidentified flying object off of Sampson Drive in Liberty, Ohio. Liberty is a suburb of Youngstown, Ohio and is by no means a rural area. The police initially laughed the idea of a UFO off, stating that it was "Mr. Spock in town" and warning the officers "not to get abducted", but as time went on, people started to call 911 and were frightened. The officers described the object looking like the "back end of an airplane with fire coming out of it." More police cruisers were called to follow the object, which appeared to hover about fifty feet off the ground. Six police cars would see the UFO, including one officer who sat below the object.
In August 1977 an Ohio State University radio telescope detected an unusual pulse of radiation from somewhere near the constellation Sagittarius. The 37-second-long signal was so startling that an astronomer monitoring the data scrawled "Wow!" on the telescope's printout. The signal was within the band of radio frequencies where transmissions are internationally banned on Earth. Furthermore, natural sources of radiation from space usually cover a wider range of frequencies. As the nearest star in that direction is 220 million light years away, either a massive astronomical event - or intelligent aliens with a very powerful transmitter would have had to have created it. The signal remains unexplained.
While not a typical UFO sighting, in 1996, scientists claimed to have found fossilized microbes in a potato-shaped lump of Martian rock. The meteorite was probably blasted off the surface of Mars in a collision, and wandered the solar system for some 15 million years, before plummeting to Antarctica, where it was discovered in 1984. The rock contained organic molecules and tiny specks of the mineral magnetite, sometimes found in Earth bacteria. Under the electron microscope, NASA researchers also claimed to have spotted signs of what is called "nanobacteria".
In 2003, astronomers with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) used a massive telescope to examine sections of the sky where they had previously found unexplained radio signals. They found another radio signal that was even stronger than what they had previously found. The signal came from an area in space where there are no planets or stars and strangely was at a frequency that hydrogen absorbs, ensuring that the signal would be strong and could travel great distances. The signal was detected on three separate occasions. Considering the signal operates as if it is intelligently operated and the fact that it was detected multiple times one has to consider this SETI signal the best candidate for proof of intelligent life on other planets.
What do you say when the people who see the UFO are astronauts and not country bumpkins? The astronauts on Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin) weren't out on a fishing trip. They were the first men to land on the moon and they saw a UFO on their way there! Three days into the Apollo 11 flight the astronauts on board sent a strange message to mission control asking, “Do you have any idea where the S-4B is with respect to us?” The astronauts were asking where the final stage of the rocket was, which had been detached two days prior. The reason for this inquiry was because something was riding along side of the rocket and if it wasn’t part of the rocket, Apollo 11 had a visitor. The crew on board did not want to make a big deal out of the object for fear that it would cause a panic and mission control would order the astronauts to abandon the mission. “The three of us were not going to blurt out, ‘hey Houston we got something moving along side of us and we don’t know what it is’ we weren’t about to do that…someone might of demanded we turn back because of aliens or whatever it is,” said astronaut Buzz Aldrin when discussing the situation at a later date. Mission control did answer the astronaut’s question about the location of the S-4b unit. The unit was 6,000 miles from their location. What Aldrin and the other three astronauts were looking at was an Unidentified Flying Object exhibiting an intelligent flight path. In fact, according to Dr. David Baker, an Apollo 11 Senior Scientist, astronauts seeing UFOs is not uncommon and dates back to the early earth orbit space flights.