Extraterrestrials and Ufo Aliens - What Can We Know About Them?
U.F.O. Aliens - Close Encounters
Studying the Greys - Extraterrestrials on Earth
This hub examines the question: If aliens are visiting our planet, what can we tell about these extraterrestrials and where they come from?
The purpose of this hub is not to examine the question of whether UFO's or extraterrestrials exist, or whether there are aliens on other planets. I realize that this is a very controversial subject and I have no idea if aliens exist or not, though I believe that it is naïve to think that aliens do not exist or that if they do, they have never come to Earth. I have never seen a UFO and have no idea whether the eyewitness accounts are accurate, or hoaxes or something else. For the purpose of this discussion, however, I am going to assume that the thousands of eye witnesses who claim to have seen aliens and/or been abducted by them are telling the truth and that they actually had a close encounter of the third kind.
The question then is: what can we tell about these aliens based on their behavior and their physical characteristics? Can we tell anything about their biological makeup, their culture, and their planet based on what we have observed of them? I think we can tell a lot about them.
Most sightings of alien beings describe three distinct types of extraterrestrials or aliens: the humanoid Greys, the Reptilians, and small child sized humanoids.
For the purpose of this discussion I am going to focus on the Greys. The Greys are generally described as being physically weak, with two arms and two legs, between three and four fingers, large eyes, and grayish skin.
- Pictures of Reptillian and Grey Aliens
This site summarizes the descriptions of various alien sitings.
- A Skeptical Look at Alien Abductions
Site which advocates that stories of alien abductions are hoaxes or delusions.
- The Alien Mind
What's going on inside those pretty grey heads of theirs?
- Click Here to Report a UFO Sighting
The Mutual UFO Network (most commonly known as MUFON) is an organization dedicated to the scientific study of UFO's. If you think you have seen a UFO, they would like to hear from you.
What Grey Aliens Look Like and What We Can Tell From This
THE GREY ALIENS' APPEARANCE
We can learn a lot from their appearances. Firstly, the aliens are humanoid which suggests that they are mammals. Mammals give birth to live children. Despite the asexual appearance of the Greys, they may have male and female members of the their race. They may have family units and raise children, although their society may be arranged in a way radically different from us. The Greys may have moved beyond sexual reproduction and now rely on cloning, as suggested by their rather generic appearance.
The Grey Aliens are not muscular which suggests that they are from a planet with low gravity or that their technology has made physical labor unnecessary.
The Greys have two eyes in the front of their face which means that they have depth perception. The fact that the aliens have two eyes in the front of the face is consistent with being a predator: forward facing eyes allow for binocular or stereoscopic vision, which gives predators depth perception. It is what lets a hunter seize its prey. Compare this to a cow which has one eye on each side of its head so that it can better see predators approaching. In this, Greys have a lot in common with other predators such as humans, owls and sharks; and that's bad news for us. It means that they are predators like us, not cute and fluffy creatures.
" Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us ..."— Calvin & Hobbes
What Can We Tell About Their Home World?
The aliens' appearance is consistent with the evolutionary history of humans: we became the dominant species by being the super predator on our planet. It is reasonable to assume that the Greys also evolved as predators and hunters on their planet. The fact that they are predators means that they are creatures who kill other creatures for food; they do not eat primarily non-sentient plants. As such they are likely to be aggressive, which makes them dangerous to humans.
The Greys' large eyes also suggest that they can see in the dark which means that they evolved from nocturnal predators or on a planet where there is less light, such as a planet where their sun is dimmer than ours or farther away from its star.
Greys have openings approximately where we have our noses. This means that they breathe. In fact, Greys are rarely seen wearing space suits which suggests that they can breathe our air and are not susceptible to airborne bacteria on our planet. This is an important point. It means that if the eyewitness accounts are accurate, the Greys come from a planet that has a similar atmosphere to ours and a similar ecosystem. This is bad news for us; if the Grey aliens can live on our planet, they may find our real estate attractive and they may have plans to evict the current human occupants.
Greys have two legs and two feet which means that they walk like us. This is interesting because the majority of creatures on this planet do not walk like us: most mammals are quadrupeds, and the majority of creatures on this planet are insects and propel themselves with 4 to 6 legs, or more.
It would be quite a coincidence for an intelligent species on another planet to have evolved with the same method of locomotion as us. Perhaps we have a common evolutionary ancestor; we may be descended from them or they may represent an ancient race of humans that reached the stars, and evolved away from the human norm due to conditions on the planets that they colonized.
The physical similarities between humans and aliens also mean that the Greys may share similarities with us in how they design their living space. For example, alien mammals with two legs would have a need to sit and would likely invent chairs and tables.
Aliens have fingers and opposable thumbs. This too is quite a significant, and may not be a coincidence. Although opposable thumbs are quite useful in handling tools, and there may be an evolutionary reason for this feature cropping up in two unrelated species on different planets, hands and fingers are not the only physical configuration that would allow an intelligent alien to develop tools. The fact that Grey aliens have hands suggests at the very least a similar way of interacting with and handling the objects in their world. It may also indicate a shared ancestor.
We can also make some educated guesses about their mathematics and way of numbering from their hands. We humans tend to count and group things by multiples of 5s or 10s because we have five fingers on each hand, and ten fingers in total. This is fundamentally the reason we use a decimal system of counting.
But there is no objective reason that a mathematical system based on ten would be superior to one based on 8 or any other multiple. It is just that we find ten easier because our earliest ancestors learned to count and developed arithmetic based on the number of their fingers. We can assume that Greys use a system of counting and mathematics based on 8, matching the number of fingers on their hands.
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The fact that the Greys have two arms and two legs is also interesting. There is no reason that an intelligent alien could not have 4 arms, for example. There is nothing special about being a biped and in fact most creatures on our planet have more limbs than us. The fact that the Greys have similar characteristics and are humanoid bipeds suggests that they come from a planet very similar to ours and have followed a similar evolutionary path.
In fact, one might argue that the odds of another planet being so similar to ours that it produced a dominant species which was humanoid and very similar to us (one head, two eyes, two arms, two legs, etc) are very low. If they exist at all, it is possible that the Grey aliens somehow evolved from humans and their original home is earth or perhaps we are a lost colony of the Greys. This might explain their physical similarities.
However, even if the aliens' home world is very earth-like, the odds against an Alien being independently evolving a body similar to us (one head, two eyes, torso, two arms, and two legs) are staggering. Even if the conditions on the aliens' home planet are very similar to Earth, there are many other paths that their evolutionary development could have followed. The fact that the result of their evolution produced a human-like alien is remarkable and may tell us something about their home world.
Fighter Jets Chasing UFOs
This is real footage of Belgian fighter jets (F-16s) attempting to intercept UFOs over Belgium. The UFOs were detected on radar and were also seen by hundreds of eyewitnesses on the ground.
Similarities Between Humans and Greys
Alien eyes are larger but both species have forward facing eyes which means that the aliens have depth perception and are likely evolved from predators.
The alien head appears larger, perhaps indicating a larger brain and greater intelligence.
The aliens are said to have 8 fingers. However like humans they have hands with opposable thumbs. This indicates tool use and a way of interacting with the world like us.
Aliens appear to have a smaller mouth, sometimes only a slit. Teeth have not been described. This may suggest that they get their nutrition in liquid form, perhaps a synthetic nutritional goo.
Two Legs / Feet
Two Legs / Feet
The Greys' feet have not been described but they appear to walk in the same way we do.
Two ears, but holes only.
The Greys have ears but do not have ear lobes. This means they can hear sound, but without the ear lobes to concentrated the sound, they may have poorer hearing than us. This feature is consistent with reports of the aliens using telepathy; they may not need hearing to communicate.
Do You Believe that Aliens Exist?
Anal Probes and Alien Abductions - What We Can Learn From Alien Behavior
We do not know much about alien behavior, but if eyewitness accounts are true they kidnap humans and subject them to medical experiments such as anal probes and forced impregnation to create alien human hybrids. Again, I am not saying that any of this is true. But if it is, what does it tell us about aliens?
Firstly, aliens use tools - such as anal probes - to learn things. It means that, like us, they rely on instruments and technology to learn about things. It also means that they do not know everything, or otherwise they would not conduct experiments and investigations.
Secondly, it means that they have a very low regard for humans or have a system of ethics that does not forbid experiments on unwilling abductees. They do not ask for consent, and their behavior is more consistent with a laboratory scientist conducting experiments on a chimpanzee than a human doctor recruiting willing test subjects for a medical trial. This says a lot about their view of us humans, and their morality. Whether or not they have a private morality or code or conduct, they do not seem to afford humans any rights. The one good thing about this is that they do not seem to kill humans, as the test subjects are generally released.
The stories of alien/human hybrid children being created as a result of these experiments is also interesting. If this is true, and not some delusion, it means that our species are sufficiently compatible genetically that they can interbreed. Again, this points to very similar origins for our two species. Either the aliens come from a planet that is very earthlike or humans and aliens are descended from the same ancestor (like homo sapiens and neandrethal man).
Anal Probes and Alien Abductions
The purpose if this article is not advocate that aliens exist or that they kidnap people and subject them to anal probes. I am a skeptic and frankly I find many accounts preposterous. But if we assume for the purposes of this discussion that the eyewitness accounts are true, what can we conclude about our anal probing visitors?
One thing we can be certain of is that if Grey aliens exist they are intelligent predators with superior technology and they occupy the same evolutionary niche as us. They are adapted to live on an Earth-like planet. This means that if they have hostile intentions, the aliens may covet this planet as a future home for their species.
Thanks for reading my hub about aliens. Please post a comment and let me know what you think.
© 2008 Robert P