Ufologist Nick Pope has said that the Russia-Ukraine crisis is deterring a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s from making their presence known.
Speaking to the Daily Star, researcher Nick Pope, a U̳F̳O̳logist who was even once hired by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to look into evidence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life, set out his view as to why no a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s or flying saucers have yet touched down to spread their message of peace and interstellar co-operation.
During an interview Pope said “highly evolved e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s probably regard warfare as something that only primitive c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ engage in.”
Pope previously investigated U̳F̳O̳s for the Ministry of Defence and moved to the US in 2012.
He doesn’t share the MoD’s view that there were conventional explanations for the U̳F̳O̳ sightings while he worked there.
Pope told the Daily Star: “A̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s might wonder at the wisdom of the UK going up against Russia, but would probably realize that being in a coalition helps.”
According to him, “highly evolved e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s probably regard warfare as something that only primitive c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ engage in,” meaning that a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s might not want to visit or engage with the human race at present.
“The Ukraine situation means we’re unlikely to get an invitation to join the Galactic Federation for the time being,” he said.
Pope hinted that beings from outer space may understand, however, why nations would be willing to form alliances to counter purported aggression from Moscow. “A̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s might wonder at the wisdom of the UK going up against Russia, but would probably realize that being in a coalition helps,” he explained.
Ukrainian and Western officials have repeatedly sounded the alarm of an imminent invasion, citing reports that Moscow was beefing up its troops and hardware near the demarcation line. The Kremlin has consistently denied the claims.