White House Officially Denies Knowledge of Alien Life

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"I wholeheartedly agree with the White House. Carry on."
The White House has officially responded to a petition signed by 12,078 people calling for the government to "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race." The Office of Science & Technology Policy's Phil Larson wrote a post on the White House website titled, "Searching for ET, But No Evidence Yet." Larson categorically denies that the US has evidence of extraterrestrial life, but his response raises more questions than it answers. For example, what kind of alien name is "Phil Larson?"

Here is the White House 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.

However, that doesn't mean the subject of life outside our planet isn't being discussed or explored. In fact, there are a number of projects working toward the goal of understanding if life can or does exist off Earth. Here are a few examples:

  • SETI--the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence--was originally stood up with help from NASA, but has since been moved to other sources of private funding. SETI's main purpose is to act as a giant ear on behalf of the human race, pointing an array of ground-based telescopes towards space to listen for any signal from another world.
  • Kepler is a NASA spacecraft in Earth orbit that's main goal is to search for Earth-like planets. Such a planet would be located in the "Goldilocks" zone of a distant solar system--not too hot and not too cold--and could potentially be habitable by life as we know it. The Kepler mission is specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover Earth-sized, rocky planets in or near the habitable zone of the star (sun) they orbit.
  • The Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, is an automobile-sized rover that NASA is launching soon. The rover's onboard laboratory will study rocks, soils, and other geology in an effort to detect the chemical building blocks of life (e.g., forms of carbon) on Mars and will assess what the Martian environment was like in the past to see if it could have harbored life.

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.

The White House has shown it is willing to respond to alien-related inquiries, so their response to a petition asking why the FBI stopped looking into Scientology's reported abuse of its staff members has to be forthcoming, right?

Searching for ET, But No Evidence Yet [White House]
h/t @stevesilberman

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Slann
Slann

Phil Larson is a stupid idiot.  I'm ashamed my tax dollars are paying his salary.He should be fired.

Sweet Little Buttercup
Sweet Little Buttercup

Xenu is being held inside a mountain by an electronic trap. Ask Cruise and Travolta. How can the White House deny it? Clinton is fully aware.

Jake59
Jake59

ou have to look at the wording carefully, they don't see a "sign" of a cover up, simply because "they" don't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I"m sure there are many secret government programs that the president doesn't know exist and if asked about them they would say there is no "sign". Also, how much research did they do? How deep did they look, who did they ask? Anyway it's politician speak.The Air Force already admitted that SOME UFOs might be of extraterrestrial origin:

Do a google search for "google news archives by date"

click on the link named "News archive search - google news"

type in "air force orders saucers merry" - Read the first link

Back in 1952 a shoot down order was given to shoot down saucers over the white house:

Do a google search for "shoot down saucers" click on the first link

Anti aircraft guns placed around LAX in 1952 to "shoot down" saucers:

Do a google search for "shoot down la times 1952" click on the first link.

The air force and the White House considered (and probably still considers) saucers to be real enough to warrant a shoot down order in 1952.

Given that a shoot down order was given, chances are they were not secret US weapons, also intelligence and radar indicated that it wasn't Russian, they where spotted on radar and spotted visually at the same time as people reported them so they aren't hoaxes or weather phenomena. The performance of these solid objects were so beyond what we had that the pilots couldn't get close, so what really is left to explain these encounters?

It appears to me that the people who panic the most about UFOs aren't the general public (even though the media tries to make it seem that way) rather it seems as if the governing elite are the ones who panic the most.

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