The United States government can't explain half of reported alien sightings, leading an academic to think aliens are among us already.
Everyone wonders if aliens are real, and if you asked Stanford professor Garry Nolan the answer is a resounding “yes.” Not only that, but Professor Nolan also believes that they live among us on Earth and have been doing so for a long time. The New York Post reported on Professor Nolan’s comments during a session held during the Salt iConnections conference in Manhattan.
Amongst the topics discussed was the Wow! signal, which was an incredibly strong burst of radio waves during the 1970s that some astronomers theorized were aliens looking for signs of life on other planets. Since then, the Wow! signal has been determined to likely be a natural occurrence from two comets. Of course, that’s just a theory as well, so you never know.
Dr. Garry Nolan definitely feels pretty strongly about his claims, as the moderator asked him to say the probability that aliens have visited Earth, and Nolan replied, “100%.” To back his claims, he pointed to the fact that the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office was formed last year. The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office is a department of the United States Office of the Secretary of Defense, and its job is to investigate unidentified flying objects and other unidentified aerial phenomena from the air, sea, space, or land.
The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office was preceded by The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force within the Office of Naval Intelligence, which served largely the same function. However, it’s likely that these offices were created more as a matter of national security rather than as government alien hunters. Still, if aliens were going to be discovered in the USA, this would likely be the organization to find out first.
Citizens can also report sightings to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office for the office to investigate. Since the office began its investigations, there haven’t been any confirmed aliens — at least not yet. However, of the hundreds of investigations opened by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, only about half have been resolved with a measure of certainty.
Most of the investigations opened by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office tend to have fairly mundane resolutions, such as weather balloons. However, it’s always possible that the currently open and unexplained cases could have resolutions that point to aliens. Some of the UAPs (unidentified ariel phenomena) that have been reported demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities, so those will be worth keeping an eye on.
A department serving a similar purpose to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office has been on public record since 2007, with the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program that ran until 2012. The aforementioned Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force would be publically confirmed in 2017 before the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office officially took over in 2022. Throughout the history of these departments, no aliens have been officially confirmed.
Of course, just because no aliens have been officially confirmed doesn’t mean they aren’t out there or that the US government hasn’t found them. It’s likely classified programs like this have existed long before they were unclassified in 2007. Still, it is cool to have some transparency in programs like this, and maybe Dr. Garry Nolan will be proven right in the future after all.