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“Not particular.” June 23, 2019

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A UFO ‘flap’ in the US, not least ‘orbs’ over Kansas City seems of a piece with quite frequent accounts of US navy pilots who have interacted with unidentified aircraft. Extraterrestrial? I wouldn’t think so. And neither does this individual, one D. Trump, though… difficult to work out exactly what he is saying here…

…when, responding to a question about the rise in reports of unidentified aircraft by US navy pilots, he revealed that he had been briefed on UFO sightings.

“I think it’s probably – I want them to think whatever they think,” the president told ABC News. “They do say, and I’ve seen, and I’ve read, and I’ve heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particular.”

And:

Asked if he would be told if extraterrestrial life was found, Trump said: “We’re watching, and you’ll be the first to know.”

That KC sighting?

On Thursday, UFO speculation hit Kansas City after several people said two mysterious, white, hazy and elongated “orbs” had appeared above the city’s airport. A local TV station tweeted a series of photographs of the purported mysterious objects.

The National Weather Service declared itself flummoxed.

“We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City,” it wrote.

More robustly, perhaps:

Astronomers have come up empty-handed after scanning the heavens for signs of intelligent life in the most extensive search ever performed.

Researchers used ground-based telescopes to eavesdrop on 1,327 stars within 160 light years of Earth. During three years of observations they found no evidence of signals that could plausibly come from an alien civilisation.

Of course that has limitations aplenty but…

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1. Paul Culloty - June 23, 2019

With the number of potentially habitable exoplanets numbering in the billions, it would be surprising if Earth were to be the only one with life, though narrowing that down to both those with intelligent life, and those within communicable distance, significantly reduces the likelihood of a first contact.

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WorldbyStorm - June 23, 2019

Easily billions, agreed. Though I’m with you too on the likelihood of first contact. I’d be very surprised if there’s any sort of civilisation within hundreds of light years, possibly many many more. Life seems oddly contingent, not impossible or so unlikely as to be unique but just something that may not ‘take’ easily.

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2. tafkaGW - June 24, 2019

I suspect the Galactic Civilisation Watchpost at Proxima Centuri detected early radio and TV transmissions from Terra.

Since then we’ve lived behind a electromagnetic quarantine screen. This makes sure nothing gets out, but more importantly blocks out evidence of the galactic civilisation coming through to us.

Otherwise the neighbours from hell might be motivated to come knocking.

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Joe - June 24, 2019

Yep. The lizards under the North Pole have everything under control. We only hear what they want us to hear. Them and the Russians.

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WorldbyStorm - June 24, 2019

I’ve said it before, I will not tolerate disrespect to our lizard overlords.

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