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Official - No Aliens

Updated on March 3, 2013
The White House Statement
The White House Statement | Source

The White House

Earlier this week the White House released a statement saying “The US government has no credible evidence, at this time that life exists beyond our planet or that any member of the human race has been contacted by extraterrestrials.”

Recently polls suggested that 50 % of Americans believe that there is some knowledge of aliens on our planet and 80% believe that the government is not being honest about what they know.

The poll however did not prompt the response from the White House, it was two on-line petitions. One was signed by 5,387 and the other by 12,078.

The official response was given by Phil Larsen a research assistant in the White House Office of Science and Technology.

SETI Home Version
SETI Home Version | Source


Larsen did however acknowledge that scientists now believe that the chances of alien life, living somewhere else in the universe was high; they also believed that given the distances involved, the chance of possible contact was low.

He said though that searches for alien life would continue. He acknowledged that SETI [Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence] although now no longer a NASA project was still being privately funded.

The Paradigm Research Group that initiated one of the petitions was unimpressed. It said that a statement from such a low ranking staffer was unacceptable.

Aliens? | Source


Can this official statement from the White House be believed?

The White House is supposed to have given this response in compliance with the Obama initiative. This is an initiative introduced by President Obama that promises to give an official response to any on-line petition signed by 25,000 or more Americans.

Why give a response so early?

Both the petitions combined only amounted to less than 18,000 signatures.

Is this early response by a low ranking official an attempt to avoid the petitions from reaching full maturity, thereby in standing with its own commitment, requiring a full response by a higher ranking member of the White House?

Would the White House tell the truth, which is assuming that the White House knows the truth?

There could of course be one other answer.

The petitions were raised because of the increasing reports of UFO’s and other strange phenomena.

Many of these sightings are reported over the seas. There has been speculation as to whether there are advanced civilizations living underground.

Is it possible that there has been government contact with an advanced civilization but that civilization is not “alien” to earth?

After all, it is the US Navy that is in charge of UFO sightings.


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      sparkster 6 years ago

      Wrote a hub about this myself. I do do not believe them for a minute. Obama administration has no access to the files and MoD confirmed MJ12 was real.

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      Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Voted up!

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I don't know if anyone on Earth has truly seen an intelligent being from another planet, but I often wonder why is it that Earth is a perfect place for life as we know it to develop. With all of the research that is going on, it seems that there should be other planets somewhere in our vast universe that some being would exist. As science fiction suggests, maybe we will find these beings and worlds when we, as a planet, are ready to find them - not to destroy them, but to embrace them...

      Just a thought..

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      Jalus 6 years ago

      Very interesting and enjoyable read! Voted up - Thanks!