Earlier this week UFO chasers got some unbelievable news in the form of a New York Times report detailing a $22 million government program that seeks to determine whether UFO sightings held any water. There has been a lot of controversy regarding the presence of aliens and UFOs following reports that the Pentagon has examined them, but astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t convinced, or frankly, interested.
If you dream of one day is meeting a creature from another world, this is some pretty exciting news, but leave it to world-famous astrophysicist and noted Pluto hater Neil deGrasse Tyson to spoil everyone’s fun. In an interview with CNN, Tyson dishes the dirt on the so-called “alien” investigation and brings us all crashing back down to Earth.
Tyson revealed that by their very nature, mysterious flying objects are, well, anonymous, so a video recently issued by the Department of Defense showing a UFO off the coast of San Diego in 2004 doesn’t faze him. “The universe brims with mysteries. Just because you don’t know what it is you’re looking at doesn’t mean it’s intelligent aliens visiting from another planet,” he stated.
The famous scientist started his brief rant by tackling the term “UFO” at its roots. “It’s a highly nonspecific term. It is so nonspecific; it admits that you don’t know what you’re looking at,” Tyson explains. “So just because you don’t know what it is you’re looking at doesn’t mean it’s intelligent beings, aliens from another planet. You just said you didn’t know what you’re looking at.”
When questioned directly if he thinks that there is reasonable life “out there,” Neil deGrasse Tyson joked that he would begin with that problem here on Earth. “Who described us as intelligent? We did! So is that some cosmic measure of intelligence? Maybe not I’m just saying, it seems to me, aliens who visited us would prove more convincingly than fuzzy video.”
“The universe brims with mysteries. Just because you don’t know what it is you’re looking at doesn’t mean it’s intelligent aliens visiting from another planet,” he said.”Scientists live in mystery every day of our lives … People are uncomfortable not knowing, not the scientists. I’m fine. We don’t know what it is. Keep checking it out.”
After so many rumours about the visit of aliens now finally it may be proved that they visited earth or not. This is pretty fantastic news for everyone who believes in extraterrestrial life. This year we heard so many stories about the alien spacecraft visited earth or about the flying UFO around the earth, but now it will be revealed soon whether it happened or was just a misunderstanding.
While talking to CNN Tyson presented such logistics. You can watch the video below.