A former NASA research scientist believes aliens really are out there and that ‘many governments’ have covered up extraterrestrial encounters.
Kevin Knuth, who is now a professor of physics at the University of Albany, claims there is ‘plenty of evidence’ to support the existence of UFOs in our universe.
He says humanity needs to ‘face the possibility’ that UFO sightings may be ‘visitors from afar’ and insists more research needs to be done on the topic as it would benefit mankind.
Writing for The Conversation he said:
‘I 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 – and there’s plenty of evidence to support UFO sightings.’ Knuth believes talking about UFOs is taboo, which has prevented any proper scientific study into the topic and blames governments and the media for the skepticism that surrounds extraterrestrial study.
He adds: ‘Essentially, 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.’
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 legitimacy to the claims.
He points towards the Comité de Estudios de Fenómenos Aéreos Anómalos (CEFAA), formed by the Chilean government, and the French Comité de Estudios de Fenómenos Aéreos Anómalos (CEFAA), made up of scientists and military officials, as organizations that provide evidence towards the existence of aliens.
Knuth also discusses the ‘Fermi Paradox’ – the question of why we have never heard anything from other civilizations 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.
‘The problem is that there has been no single well-documented UFO encounter that would alone qualify as the smoking gun,’ he said. ‘The situation is exacerbated by the fact that many governments around the world have covered up and classified information about such encounters.’
He argues that scientific, evidence-based knowledge of the topic would ‘greatly benefit’ mankind as it could develop technology and knowledge and help us understand our place in the universe.