Updated: March 22, 2022
LOST IN SPACE ALIENS & MONSTERS PHOTO GALLERY #11
The belief that authorities are hiding evidence of alien life is not a new one. Many UFO proponents insist to this
day that extraterrestrial vehicles crashed near Roswell, N.M., in 1947 and were sent for government study at the
Area 51 Air Force base in Nevada.
Yet the government has consistently denied ever having encountered any UFO hardware or other evidence for
extraterrestrials, and scientists say no credible proof of aliens has ever been made public.
That doesn't satisfy UFO conspiracy theorists, though.
"This Petition calls for the President to disclose to the American people the long withheld knowledge of government
interactions with extraterrestrial beings and call for open Congressional hearings to allow the people to become
aware of this subject through those whose voices have been silenced by unconstitutional secrecy oaths," reads one of
the two recent petitions.
"The people have a right to know. The people can handle the truth," said the other.
Looking for E.T.
Though the official White House response did quash the idea that the government was hiding information on the subject,
Larson openly acknowledged two government supported efforts to search for signs of E.T.
NASA's Kepler space telescope, which was launched in 2009, is on a mission to search for Earth-like planets around
other stars in the hopes that some might prove habitable to alien life. And NASA is gearing up to launch its new
Mars rover Curiosity this month, which will investigate Martian geology for signs that the Red Planet may once have
been hospitable to microorganisms.
Larson also cited the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project, which began with public funding, that
uses radio telescopes to scour the heavens for signals from alien species.
"Many scientists and mathematicians have looked with a statistical mindset at the question of whether life likely
exists beyond Earth and have come to the conclusion that the odds are pretty high that somewhere among the trillions
and trillions of stars in the universe, there is a planet other than ours that is home to life," Larson wrote.
"Many have also noted, however, that the odds of us making contact with any of them especially any intelligent ones
are extremely small, given the distances involved. But that's all statistics and speculation. The fact is we have no
credible evidence of extraterrestrial presence here on Earth."