White House Denies UFO Contact

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White House Denies UFO Contact

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Seriously guys, there are no aliens. Would the government lie to you?

After receiving two recent petitions (which collected over 17,000 signatures) asking that the White House come clean about the United States' knowledge of extraterrestrial life, the heads of our government have issued a formal, official response:

Thank you for signing the petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.

The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye.

Continuing, the reply offers information on a number of research initiatives searching the skies for signs of life, including SETI and NASA's Kepler spacecraft.

As a final point, the White House addresses the statistical probability of intelligent life -- likely in an effort to head off any pedants just itching to say the same:

A last point: 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.

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.

So there you go. I realize you would-be Mulders are going to immediately decry this response as a smokescreen for Majestic 12 or say that this is clear evidence of Illuminati influence, but c'mon people. Let's be mature about this.

Even assuming that there are aliens that the government wants to keep under wraps, I think it's pretty obvious that the shapeshifting lizardmen who rule mankind from the shadows have an excellent reason for keeping it from us.

Source: MSNBC

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The Government never lies to us. Hell, even when the Atomic Bomb was being made they didn't cover that up. They were being completely clean and open about that.

Why did I read that as "we don't want to spend more on the space program. Now get off our backs."?

Th fact that they even had to issue that statement says a lot of not so good things about people's gullibility and superstitions.

Of course there are Aliens. The government just doesn't know about them. Just look behind you.

I see this in the same light as those insufferable Obama "Birthers" who went on and on wanting to make super duper sure he was an American, and not Bin Laden in a mask or something.

If aliens did know about us and were capable of easily traveling the stars, why the hell would they stop by OUR planet and talk? That's like any one of us stopping by an ant hill and trying to talk to them.

We're a tiny race who can't get past our own religious views and xenophobia, why would ANYONE visit?

LIES! SQUISHY LIIIIES!!!!

...Did these petitioners really expect a different response? Even if there was alien contact the government wouldn't be like "S'up guys, so yeah, totally was alien contact, lulz"

Snotnarok:
If aliens did know about us and were capable of easily traveling the stars, why the hell would they stop by OUR planet and talk? That's like any one of us stopping by an ant hill and trying to talk to them.

We're a tiny race who can't get past our own religious views and xenophobia, why would ANYONE visit?

The same reason we would stop by an ant hill -with fire. But I see no apocalypse yet, so that isn't likely either. That or I just lived through it, which I'd also be fine with.

Damit! The Skrull have obviously stepped-up their infiltration. The Avengers can't get here soon enough.

You know, if we believed everything the government said, then we wouldn't have all these fun conspiracy theories to keep us entertained! Come on guys, do you have to be sutch party poopers? :P

ITA: Herp derp and a failure in understanding counter intelligence methods.

Here's a rule: Whenever the White House goes out of its way to say something publicly, be suspicious.

"Here come the MEN IN BLACK".....

Of course there are aliens!

Look!

TELL THE TRUTH!

OT: Even if there were (which I don't think there are), they'd say this. So this was pointless.

This is all I can think of when I was reading this news.


Yeah, they don't lie and look at how well that had turn out. (BTW the clip is from Alien Vs Predator Requiem.)

What, a straight answer from the government?

Looks like the world is going to end soon, after all.

PS: Government agencies never lie (as for politicians, well, that's a different story). They always speak the "technical" truth. "We can not confirm nor deny at this point..." is a typical evasion, but there are more complex and elaborate ones. If they just tell you "no", you can be pretty sure they are telling the truth.

While I make it a point to distrust anything and everything the government says, I have to admit that I'm with them on this one. The odds of intelligent life visiting our planet, then not doing anything while here is extremely slim. The only way the trip would be worth the expense is if they came and cleansed our planet of all life before stripping it of resources. Since we're all still alive, it's safe to conclude that we haven't been visited by aliens.

Governments have to lie about a lot of things. That's why they don't much like wiki-leaks. If they had contacted aliens I doubt they'd admit to it. But at the same time, I really don't think they have. Why would alien life contact the governments directly? Wouldn't an open 'shock and awe' we come in peace approach be more favourable? Even if they didn't come in peace.

This part is silly though.

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.

Surely the odds would be higher that we contact intelligent species over baser life forms. Intelligent species are probably doing the same as us in contacting other lifeforms.

The very fact that someone has to pen a response to this idiocy should embarrass anyone with even the slightest bit of intelligence.

An official statement doesn't exactly prove anything. The US government is not to be trusted, especially if files and evidence of UFOs are top-secret. You want to prove that there really are no aliens, open Area 51, Groom Lake, Cheyenne Mountain, and all the other so-called "black facilities" to tourism, because only showing that these are not harbouring alien corpses or technology will reasonably quell this sort of suspicion.

Agayek:
While I make it a point to distrust anything and everything the government says, I have to admit that I'm with them on this one. The odds of intelligent life visiting our planet, then not doing anything while here is extremely slim. The only way the trip would be worth the expense is if they came and cleansed our planet of all life before stripping it of resources. Since we're all still alive, it's safe to conclude that we haven't been visited by aliens.

Actually, I do get the feeling that a couple of centuries from now, it's going to be us making life miserable for other species while robbing them of their resources. We *are* extremely talented at that.

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Octogunspunk:
open Area 51, Groom Lake, Cheyenne Mountain, and all the other black facilities to tourism, because only showing that these are not harbouring alien corpses or technology will reasonably quell this sort of suspicion.

There is a reason military test sites are closed to the public. They are harboring secrets there. It's not the UFO-crowd they are mainly afraid of, but the odd Chinese/Iranian and even German or French spy who might be interested in what they are building. Groom Lake/Area 51 is well known to be a military prototype testing site, and they are actually doing tours through the NORAD command centre in Colorado Springs/Cheyenne Mountain. (Source: http://www.csdb.org/Default.aspx?DN=9c20fba0-e629-4e33-ac7a-951e4eaeaee9 )

Snotnarok:
If aliens did know about us and were capable of easily traveling the stars, why the hell would they stop by OUR planet and talk? That's like any one of us stopping by an ant hill and trying to talk to them.

We're a tiny race who can't get past our own religious views and xenophobia, why would ANYONE visit?

Didn't scientists go crazy when they found out that Mars had some tiny frozen bacteria in a lake somewhere? Or maybe it was when scientists found out that Mars once had water and strongly suggested that bacteria or some teeny tiny thingy had lived there at some point.
If the Aliens are smart enough to not only create a telescope of some sort that can see our planet from theirs and a spaceship powerful enough to reach our planet, is it that much of a stretch to assume they don't give a crap about our xenophobic ways and would be just as excited about the prospect of talking to intelligent life from another planet as we would be.

Even if we had contact, no government would -ever- admit it unless the evidence was overwhelming enough, that keeping the secret would be pointless." Individuals are smart, people are stupid." Yeah, Men in black quote right there. But it's so true

What?? Are they kidding? There are aliens everywhere! Texas has a huge problem with aliens at the moment.

Whatever, we'll still have Prothean technology and mass relays in a few years so it doesn't really make a difference.

I'm pretty sure the only way people will ever, truly believe that there are no aliens on Earth is if aliens came to Earth and said, "Look, we're not here. Deal with it."
Oh, wait...

BULLSHIT!!!! lets make a space program to prove the government wrong!!!!

LOOK OUT ALIENS!!! HERE WE COME!!!!! AND WE BROUGHT REFRESHMENTS!!!!!!!

Monsterfurby:
Actually, I do get the feeling that a couple of centuries from now, it's going to be us making life miserable for other species while robbing them of their resources. We *are* extremely talented at that.

Would not surprise me in the least. It depends on relative levels of technological advancement, but if we're in an advantageous position, you damn well better believe we'll kick out the natives and take it for ourselves.

Megawat22:
If the Aliens are smart enough to not only create a telescope of some sort that can see our planet from theirs and a spaceship powerful enough to reach our planet, is it that much of a stretch to assume they don't give a crap about our xenophobic ways and would be just as excited about the prospect of talking to intelligent life from another planet as we would be.

If aliens were capable of coming to Earth, and they actually came here, it would be for one of two reasons. First, to conquer and claim our resources for their own or two, to make contact. Either way, it would not be a secret visitation. It would be extremely public and somewhat reminiscent of Independence Day before they started using their big beam o' death.

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The only extra-terrestrial threat we have to worry about is that of an extremely un-intelligent comet or asteroid crashing into the earth in a massive impact event that would be like a billion Hiroshima bombs going off at once. It could wipe out 99% of all species on the planet in minutes, humanity would be wiped out with likely only a few thousands surviving out of 7 billion.

What we could do to avert this? Prepare for this? I don't know.

The point is such an impact is far more likely than being visited my any people in space-ships, especially if there really is not way to ever go faster than the speed of light.

Agayek:

Would not surprise me in the least. It depends on relative levels of technological advancement, but if we're in an advantageous position, you damn well better believe we'll kick out the natives and take it for ourselves.

I still think Science Fiction is wrong in making humans the technologically weakest race in most scenarios. Sure, it always plays to the narrative tension but on the real scale of things, I don't think that out ability to wipe out a pretty big planet and its seven billion inhabitants (that's us) a couple thousand times over speaks for our peacefulness and especially modesty when it comes to weapons technology. I'd even go so far as to claim that our weapons technology (including things like delivery mechanisms for nuclear weapons) is several decades ahead of many areas of civil technology (especially less well-observes areas in for example medical research).

So yeah, we are definitely the Klingons.

Agayek:

Megawat22:
If the Aliens are smart enough to not only create a telescope of some sort that can see our planet from theirs and a spaceship powerful enough to reach our planet, is it that much of a stretch to assume they don't give a crap about our xenophobic ways and would be just as excited about the prospect of talking to intelligent life from another planet as we would be.

If aliens were capable of coming to Earth, and they actually came here, it would be for one of two reasons. First, to conquer and claim our resources for their own or two, to make contact. Either way, it would not be a secret visitation. It would be extremely public and somewhat reminiscent of Independence Day before they started using their big beam o' death.

Suppose you're right about the possibility of them being very aggressive but I like to think that they'd be nice (since what kind of advanced form of life would brutally murder other intelligent life forms for resources, slavery or slight differences in cultures... uh, wait).
Although I do agree with you about the whole thing being very public. Scientists would see it coming, the media would find out and be swarming it in mere moments and groups of people would be taking pics and recording videos of aliens before the government could say "swamp gas".
Barack Obama and the White House are hiding nothing from us (relating to aliens having landed on Earth).

I doubt the aliens would interact with the US government. They'd contact a governing body with more intelligence (oh, cheap shot).

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Yeah, use logic people. It ain't that complicated...
No reason to hide it.

No aliens huh? Then I dare you to explain Michele Bachmann! Well can you government?

Agayek:

If aliens were capable of coming to Earth, and they actually came here, it would be for one of two reasons. First, to conquer and claim our resources for their own or two, to make contact. Either way, it would not be a secret visitation. It would be extremely public and somewhat reminiscent of Independence Day before they started using their big beam o' death.

Or maybe they like to watch humans like we children like to watch ants? Or my favorite answer aliens come for voyeurism, aliens love human porn.

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