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Here Are Some Scientists Arguing That UFOs Exist

Article by Jason St. Jacques                                September 2, 2020                              (filmdaily.co)

• With social media and recent announcements by the U.S. Navy, more than ever believers are pushing to prove UFOs exist. The scientific community is beginning to change their dialogue on UFOs. Here are all (some) of the outspoken scientists arguing for the existence of UFOs.

Michael Masters – A biological anthropology professor at the University of Montana, Masters believes that the aliens that we see buzzing around in their UFO craft are actually humans from the future. Master’s discusses his theory in his book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon (2019). “We know that we’ve had a long evolutionary history on this planet,” says Masters. “And we know our technology is going to be more advanced in the future. I think the simplest explanation, innately, is that it is us.”

Helen Sharman – A scientist and Britain’s first astronaut, Sharman spent eight days on the Soviet Mir space station in 1991. When she returned, she stated unequivocally, “aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.” She even believes many of us have had encounters with aliens during our lives and didn’t know. In January 2020, Sharman told The Observer, “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life.” “It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”

Kevin Knuth – A NASA researcher and assistant professor of physics at the University of Albany in NY, Knuth says that “there’s plenty of evidence to support UFO sightings,” although researching UFOs is “extremely challenging”. Knuth points to the recent UFO sightings by the US military, “[S]ome of the strange flying objects that outperform the best aircraft in our (military) inventory and defy explanation may indeed be visitors from afar.” He also notes the wide array of multiple witnesses, photographic evidence, and patterns of UFO activity. In Knuth’s opinion, the biggest issue with the topic of UFOs is the taboo nature it has in the scientific community.

Alexander Wendt – An author & political scientist, Wendt admits to being frustrated with the scientific community for their underwhelming reaction to new evidence on UFOs & alien life. He is intrigued by the unknown something blocking scientists from taking UFO studies seriously. Says Wendt, “[A]nything else even remotely this interesting would generate limitless research dollars.” He told Vox, “[I]f ETs were discovered, it would be the most important event in human history.”

Andrew Fraknoi – A former professor of astronomy at Foothill College in California and a member of the board for the SETI in Mountain View, California, Fraknoi believes that aliens may be among us, but arrived in the form of microorganisms – casting aside the theory of green people. From our lands to our oceans, it’s hard to keep track of everything falling to Earth.

[Editor’s Note]   Hey Jason St. Jacques, how did you miss Dr. Eric Davis, prominent Earthtech astrophysicist who has worked on black budget Pentagon UFO programs since 2007, and who told Pentagon officials last March about retrievals of “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth,” according to a July 23rd New York Times article? (see ExoArticle here)

 

                  Michael Masters

With the help of social media and even recent announcements by the U.S. Navy, more than ever believers

                 Helen Sharman

are pushing to prove UFOs exist. If fuzzy pictures or government conspiracies aren’t enough to convince you, maybe these scientists can.

From documenting key evidence to tightening their arguments, the scientific community is changing the dialogue on UFOs. Here are all the outspoken scientists arguing for the existence of UFOs.

UFOs exist: So do Earthlings from the future

Refusing to denounce the recent stockpile of images & testimonials of UFO sightings is the stance of Michael Masters – a biological anthropology professor at the University of Montana.

        Alexander Wendt

In the argument for the existence of UFOs, Masters doesn’t think these objects are the vehicle of choice for little green people. Instead, Masters proposed UFOs are driven by humans from

                           Kevin Knuth

the future. Master’s discussed the theory in his book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon (2019).

Putting stake in the greater proof of UFOs than of aliens, Masters discussed his theory with Leonard Davis from Space.com. Davis theorized, “We know that we’ve had a long evolutionary history on this planet. And we know our technology is going to be more advanced in the future. I think the simplest explanation, innately, is that it is us.”

An astronaut knows aliens are real

Scientist & astronaut Helen Sharman was Britain’s first astronaut. Sharman took a trip to the Soviet Mir space station in 1991, and returned with a conclusive thought: “aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.”

          Andrew Fraknoi

Sharman spent eight days working in space as a chemist and researcher. She even believes many of us may have had encounters with aliens during our lives and didn’t know. If perspective from the ground isn’t enough to convince you, what about from someone who’s seen our very

                      Dr. Eric Davis

civilization from above?

In January 2020 Sharman told The Observer, “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life” – although Sharman doesn’t know if they’re carbon-based like humans. She even suggested, “It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”

UFOs exist: They’re worth a “serious study”

Those are the beliefs of Kevin Knuth – a NASA researcher and assistant professor of physics at the University of Albany in NY. Knuth remembered always being interested in UFOs, and professed, “there’s plenty of evidence to support UFO sightings.”

With a firm understanding of the scientific method, Knuth admitted studying or testing for UFOs is “extremely challenging” – the appearance of UFOs can’t just be repeated. Knuth discussed the “discrepancy between the expectation that there should be evidence of . . . and the presumption that no visitations have been observed.”

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UFO Sightings Exist But Not Aliens, Academics Say

by Brinkwire                     June 11, 2019                        (brinkwire.com)

• For years many have claimed to have seen alien spacecraft hovering above Earth, crop circles, and even evidence of alien species around us. Some scientists also believe that there are truly UFOs around us. But, scientifically speaking, this doesn’t necessarily mean that alien life exists.

• According to a study conducted by Alexander Wendt of The Ohio State University and Raymond Duvall of University of Minnesota, titled “Sovereignty and the UFO”, most of learned society accepts only the possibility that there are UFOs but not aliens because society is not yet ready to accept that a different and superior ET species exists. “UFOs have never been systematically investigated by science or the state, because it is assumed to be known that none are extraterrestrial.”

• Apparently, major educational institutions have accepted the possible existence of UFOs, but they do not confirm the existence of aliens. Perhaps more such institutions should take alien studies more seriously.

• Outside of academia, the existence of aliens and the study of UFO’s has received some serious media recognition. In 2017, the New York Times revealed the US Defense Department’s ‘Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program’ which studied UFOs and alien technology. It also released military video of UFOs.

 

Considering how vast the universe is, it would seem like a great waste of space if we discovered that we are the only living species in the whole cosmos. This is most likely why part of man’s space explorations include the search for life on other planets.

For years, however, some witnesses have claimed that there is evidence of alien species around us. In fact, many have claimed to have seen numerous sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFO) hovering above Earth as evidenced by mysterious formations such as crop circles. These are believed to be alien spacecraft manned by creatures not from around here.

But here’s the clincher: some scientists believe that there are truly UFOs around us. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that alien life exists.

According to a report, a study conducted by Alexander Wendt of The Ohio State University and Raymond Duvall of University of Minnesota, titled “Sovereignty and the UFO” argued that society is perhaps not yet ready to accept that a different, much more superior species exist which is why most of learned society accepts only the possibility that there are UFOs but not aliens.

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UFOs Exist and Everyone Needs to Adjust to That Fact

by Daniel W. Drezner                      May 28, 2019                     (washingtonpost.com)

• UFOs have historically been associated with crackpot ideas like Big Foot or conspiracy theories involving crop circles, and consistently dismissed. But as more military pilots come forward to describe encounters with unidentified flying objects, government officials reluctantly acknowledge that UFOs (or “UAP”s) do exist. At this point, authorities are trying to destigmatize the reporting of UFOs while adamantly refusing to say that these UFOs are extraterrestrial in origin.

• Alexander Wendt and Raymond Duvall authored a paper entitled: “Sovereignty and the UFO”, published in the journal Political Theory, which argues that state sovereignty is “constituted and organized by reference to human beings alone.” They argue that the real reason UFOs have been dismissed is because it challenges the worldview in which human beings are the most technologically advanced life-forms. “UFOs have never been systematically investigated by science or the state, because it is assumed to be known that none are extraterrestrial. Yet in fact this is not known, which makes the UFO taboo puzzling given the ET possibility.” So if humankind is the most technologically advanced life form, then in order to preserve this premise, UFOs cannot be of an extraterrestrial origin. The UFO can be “known” only by not asking what it is.”

• Wendt and Duvall’s paper makes a persuasive case that UFOs certainly exist, even if they are not necessarily ETs. For them, the key is that no official authority takes seriously the idea that UFOs can be extraterrestrials. As they note, “considerable work goes into ignoring UFOs, constituting them as objects only of ridicule and scorn.”

• In recent years, however, there has been a subtle shift that poses some interesting questions for Wendt and Duvall’s argument. Discussion of actual UFOs has become the topic of serious mainstream media coverage. The government acknowledged the existence of a Pentagon program to study UFOs. A noted astrophysicist claimed that the ‘asteroid’ Oumuamua could be of artificial construction relying on a solar sail. Military pilots came forward in December 2017 and then again in May 2019 relating their encounters with UFOs on both the West and East Coasts of the US. No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects are extraterrestrial, though even skeptics cannot completely rule out the possibility that extraterrestrial activity is involved.

• So the government and mainstream media are not behaving as Wendt and Duvall would predict. Politico’s Bryan Bender reported that, “The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other personnel to report encounters with ‘unidentified aircraft,’ a significant new step in creating a formal process to collect and analyze the unexplained sightings — and destigmatize them.” Deanna Paul of the Washington Post wrote, “Luis Elizondo, a former senior intelligence officer, told The Post that the new Navy guidelines formalized the reporting process, facilitating data-driven analysis while removing the stigma from talking about UFOs, calling it ‘the single greatest decision the Navy has made in decades.”

• As the stigma against the existence of UFOs wears off, will Earth governments face the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations as the origin of these unexplained UFOs?

 

The term “UFO” automatically triggers derision in most quarters of polite society. One of Christopher Buckley’s better satires, “Little Green Men,” is premised on a George F. Will-type pundit thinking that he has been abducted by aliens, with amusing results. UFOs have historically been associated with crackpot ideas like Big Foot or conspiracy theories involving crop circles.

The obvious reason for this is that the term “UFO” is usually assumed to be a synonym for “extraterrestrial life.” If you think about it, this is odd. UFO literally stands for “unidentified flying object.” A UFO is not necessarily an alien from another planet. It is simply a flying object that cannot be explained away through conventional means. Because UFOs are usually brought up only to crack jokes, however, they have been dismissed for decades.

One of the gutsiest working paper presentations I have witnessed was Alexander Wendt and Raymond Duvall presenting a draft version of “Sovereignty and the UFO.” In that paper, eventually published in the journal Political Theory, Wendt and Duvall argued that state sovereignty as we understand it is anthropocentric, or “constituted and organized by reference to human beings alone.” They argued that the real reason UFOs have been dismissed is because of the existential challenge that they pose for a worldview in which human beings are the most technologically advanced life-forms: “UFOs have never been systematically investigated by science or the state, because it is assumed to be known that none are extraterrestrial. Yet in fact this is not known, which makes the UFO taboo puzzling given the ET possibility…. The puzzle is explained by the functional imperatives of anthropocentric sovereignty, which cannot decide a UFO exception to anthropocentrism while preserving the ability to make such a decision. The UFO can be “known” only by not asking what it is.”

When Wendt and Duvall made this argument, there were a lot of titters in the audience. I chuckled, too. Nonetheless, their paper makes a persuasive case that UFOs certainly exist, even if they are not necessarily ETs. For them, the key is that no official authority takes seriously the idea that UFOs can be extraterrestrials. As they note, “considerable work goes into ignoring UFOs, constituting them as objects only of ridicule and scorn.”

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