–Charles Bolden made the light-hearted remarks after being questioned by a ten-year-old on Sky News.
Bolden, who became the administrator of NASA back in 2009, had been answering questions put to him by schoolchildren on the channel’s Hot Seat programme when he was asked about alien life.
“I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems – the billions of solar systems in the universe,” he said.
When asked about Area 51 he went on to mention that he had visited the secretive base himself.
“I’ve been to a place called that but it’s a normal research and development place,” he said. “I never saw any aliens or alien spacecraft or anything when I was there. I think because of the secrecy of the aeronautics research that goes on there it’s ripe for people to talk about aliens being there.”
Bolden however was confident that evidence of alien life would be found sooner or later.
“Today we know that there are literally thousands, if not millions of other planets, many of which may be very similar to our own earth,” he said. “So some of us, many of us believe that we’re going to find evidence that there is life elsewhere in the universe.”
No Space Aliens at the secretive base. Don’t be so sure.
If there are no Aliens at the base, then what in the hell are these things?
All the people that claim the U.S. government knows more about UFOs than they are letting on are wishful thinkers. To put it simply, they don’t know what the hell these things are.
Those hoping for answers to the UFO mystery in the forthcoming and highly anticipated Pentagon report on unidentified aerial phenomena will undoubtedly be disappointed as the study is said to be largely inconclusive regarding the nature and origins of these puzzling objects. Although it will not be released to the public until sometime later this month, a blockbuster New York Times piece published late Thursday evening provided a glimpse into the report’s contents by way of “senior administration officials briefed on the findings.” Said to have examined more that 120 UAP cases from the last 20 years as well as foreign military encounters with unidentified objects, the study apparently fails to answer the all-important question of what these UFOs are.
Specifically, the report indicates that the government found “no evidence” that UFOs are “alien spacecraft,” while also ruling out the possibility that they are secret technology developed by the United States military, though whether or not the Pentagon would reveal such a thing is up for debate. Another often cited suspect, weather balloons, was dismissed in many cases due to the manner in which the objects behaved. One troubling scenario raised by the report is that the UAPs are a display of some kind of “hypersonic technology” harnessed by Russia or China. Ultimately, however, the study offers no definitive conclusion and indicates that the Pentagon simply cannot explain some of the more fantastic cases in which objects accelerate at tremendous speeds, perform hard-to-fathom maneuvers, and submerge into water.
The Times’ reporting was subsequently confirmed by CNN, who quoted a Congressional aide as saying “most people would be hoping for visual evidence of little green men, which is almost certainly not going to be the case.” To that end, UFO enthusiasts can take some solace in the fact that the inconclusive nature of the study at least leaves open the possibility that perhaps some of these cases are extraterrestrial in nature, especially since one is left to wonder, short of the recovery of an actual ET or one of the vehicles, what the government would consider evidence for these objects being alien spacecraft. That said, it would sadly appear that the report will not be the ‘disclosure moment’ long yearned for by the UFO research community and that the same questions that have perplexed investigators for decades will continue to go unanswered.
Perhaps the most intriguing question arising from what are said to be the report’s findings is what might happen next as it does not appear that the study offered any recommendations for subsequent steps of inquiry from the United States government. Given that these objects cannot be identified, it stands to reason that further investigation would be warranted, especially since they could be exotic technology developed by adversarial nations. Additionally, some have suggested that the report could lead to Congressional hearings regarding the phenomenon, though it is doubtful that such an exercise would be fruitful as far as finding out answers regarding the phenomenon since it would presumably be more political theater rather than an earnest inquiry. And so, as is so often the case with the UFO phenomenon, the answer to the mystery remains maddeningly out of reach.
And no, these are not Chinese or Russian aircraft. Both of these countries didn’t have 5th generation fighter aircraft until recently. The Americans have had this technology for over 25 years.
In anticipation of the forthcoming Pentagon UFO report due to be released later this year, an Irish bookmaker has reportedly reduced their odds on extraterrestrial disclosure to a significant degree. Known for offering a vast array of novelty bets, including some centered around the Loch Ness Monster, the website Paddy Power has long offered annual wagers regarding whether or not the reality of ETs would be confirmed in a particular year. For 2021, they had originally set the odds at a not-altogether-outlandish 200 to 1. However, in light of an impending report on the phenomenon to be issued by the United States government, they say that the chances have now changed dramatically and the site has now pegged the possibility at a mere 20/1.
For those who are particularly bullish on the idea that extraterrestrial disclosure is imminent, the website is offering 50 to 1 odds on the big event happening by the end of April, which is down from the previous chances of a whopping 500 to 1. Should one wish to hedge their bets and simply wager that aliens will be confirmed by the end of the decade, the group is also offering 7/1 odds on such a scenario unfolding. And for those who are pessimistic about the nature of these hypothetical ETs, the website has you covered by offering 500 to 1 odds on humanity going to war with aliens by 2030. Whether one would be able to collect on such a bet is another matter entirely, since battling our extraterrestrial overlords may take precedence over cashing in on an unfolding invasion.