NASA boss Bill Nelson made some eyebrow-raising remarks about a possible connection between military sightings of unidentified flying objects and the search for alien life.
“I’ve talked to those pilots and they know they saw something, and their radars locked on to it,” Nelson told the crowd at the university, which is where he got his law degree. “And they don’t know what is. And we don’t know what it is. We hope it’s not an adversary here on Earth that has that kind of technology.”
“Are we alone? Personally, I don’t think we are,” Nelson said during an interview on CNN.
“The universe is so big, it’s 13 1/2 billion years ago is when the universe started. That’s pretty big. But people are hungry for this kind of information and we’re going to keep searching,” he added.
He said the report “says basically what we thought,” referring to Navy pilots who previously reported UAP sightings.
“We don’t know the answer to what those Navy pilots saw. Now they know that they saw something. They tracked it, they locked their radar on to it, they followed it, it would suddenly move quickly from one location to another. And what the report does tell us that is public is that there have been over 140 of these sightings,” Nelson, a former U.S. senator from Florida, said.
That’s an interesting analysis on its own. But look what he said next, when he started directly speculating about the search for life beyond Earth:
“But it’s something,” Nelson added during the wide-ranging event. “And so this is a mission that we’re constantly looking, ‘Who is out there?’ Who are we?’ How did we get here? How did we become as we are? How did we develop? How did we civilize? And are those same conditions out there in a universe that has billions of other suns and billions of other galaxies?’ It’s so large I can’t conceive it.”
Provocatively, Nelson even went on to conjecture that alien civilizations could be found in a parallel universe.
“Now there are even theories that there might be other universes,” Nelson added. “And if that’s the case, who am I to say planet Earth is the only location of a life form that is civilized and organized like ours?”
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