Aliens may be monitoring our planet, according to a new theory released by the head of the Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) Sean Kirkpatrick and Harvard professor Avi Loeb.
The AARO is the Pentagon’s office to investigate such other-worldly possibilities.
The shocking revelation is not set in stone yet, but the pair wrote in the March 7 draft article that various phenomena over the planet’s skies could be signs of alien probes.
The article draft outlines a number of potential signs that extraterrestrials were monitoring our planet.
In particular, the paper considers the path of the little-understood ‘Oumuamua object that passed through our solar system in 2018. The writers state that six months prior to ‘Oumuamua’s approach to Earth, “a meter-size interstellar meteor” collided with the planet.
This was noteworthy as the object “had an identical speed relative to the Sun at large distances” and the same axis as ‘Oumuamua.
Five years after it was first discovered, ‘Oumuamua—the first interstellar object we’ve seen visit the solar system—continues to polarize scientists.
— The SETI Institute (@SETIInstitute) April 6, 2023
These coincidences convinced the scientists to research whether or not probes could be released from an alien mothership to observe Earth.
The scientists hope to retrieve fragments from an interstellar object dubbed IM1 to determine “whether its extraordinary material strength resulted from it being made out an artificial alloy, like stainless steel or materials not yet developed by humans.”
The researchers also wrote that alien material would likely interact with humans in one of two ways: space trash or “functional equipment such as autonomous devices” equipped with artificial intelligence.
They described these probes as “dandelion seeds” that could “slow down in the Earth’s atmosphere to avoid burnup and then pursue their objectives wherever they land.”
Concern about potential UFOs reached a recent high in February as the U.S. and Canadian governments shot down a number of objects that were, technically speaking, unidentified flying objects.
The shootdowns came after the initial downing of a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4. The three other objects were likely not other spy craft, through a similar balloon was found flying over Latin America. One of the objects may have been a balloon sent up by an Illinois club.