According to an astrophysicist who commented just days before the release of a US intelligence report on UFOs, aliens could be found “soon” if they indeed exist.
If aliens really exist, they might be found “soon”, according to one scientist.
While many UFO watchers await the release of a US intelligence assessment, University of Manchester astronomer Michael A. Garrett said extraterrestrial life may have been discovered.
After being delivered to Congress on Monday, the recently declassified dossier from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence analyzing occurrences of what are known as Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP) is due to be released online this week.
It is the first of several documents that will be made available to the public as part of the US Defense Bill 2022 over the next four years.
The forthcoming publication is expected to explain a number of previously unexplained sightings, with some of them being disproved as drones or weather balloons, according to the Daily Star.
However, several of the UAPs are still believed to be unexplained, fueling conjecture that they may have extraterrestrial origins.
Professor Garrett, 58, who has been director of the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics since 2016, thinks the answer to the age-old puzzle of extraterrestrial life may not be far off.
Currently, the astronomer does not believe there is enough evidence to prove its existence, but recent developments in science would make the detection of extraterrestrial life a definite possibility.
If there’s anything intriguing out there, I believe we’ll find out soon enough, he told the Daily Star. There is a chance of genuine scientific discovery.
“At the moment, the evidence is not technically specified and is presented in a very bad way. The real data and analysis we demand comes from real science.
He continued, speculating on what could be the cause of some UFO sightings: “This could be meteorites entering Earth’s atmosphere, orbiting satellites…Who knows, maybe there are still undiscovered natural phenomena. It is crucial to keep an open mind.