Alien life and UFO were hot topics among the alien seekers and conspiracy theorists in the year 2017. Some believe that we are not alone and some form of intelligent life exists in some other part of the world which also gave upward thrust to many conspiracies this year.
Recently, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch was mistaken as UFO while some still claimed to see mysterious alien spacecraft alongside the SpaceX rocket. The launch was so bizarre that drivers on the road got distracted and crashed their cars.
Some alien hunters including Scott C Waring from UFO Sightings Daily claim to find proof of extraterrestrial life on Mars and Moons. Some alien buffs also believe that UFO lingers around International Space Station and talk to astronauts. While some blame the US space agency NASA for hiding the existence of the alien life despite knowing the truth.
Apparently, our every attempt to find extraterrestrial life failed, and no one was able to prove the existence of aliens. Meanwhile, a radio astronomer from MIT who believes in the existence of alien life came up with a theory to prove why we have failed in establishing a contact with aliens even after several attempts.
It is to be noticed that recently, METI scientists beamed a signal into space to establish contact with aliens. The scientists have sent a set of radio signal with such instructions that they would definitely get some reply back on Earth within 25 years. However, the universe is vast, and the possibility of receiving the signals is minimal.
According to the “Zoo Theory”, given by John A. Ball, an MIT radio astronomer, aliens might be living in some distant galaxy, and they know about the existence of humans, but still, they are purposefully hiding from us and avoiding contact with humans. The theory further states that aliens aren’t still advance enough. Therefore they don’t interfere with our activity, similar to zookeepers at a zoo or nature preserve.
“I suggest, first, that mankind is neither alone nor number one. Advanced civilizations exist and exert some degree of control over the galaxy. Second, they’re aware of us at least at some level. But are they concerned with us? We may be only an obscure entry in their tabulation of inhabited regions of the galaxy. Third, we’re unaware of them because either they want us to be unaware| they’re hiding (But this means that they care about us, else why bother to hide?)|or because we’re not (yet) clever enough to know that they’re there, but they don’t care whether we know,” Ball said.
Ball believes that aliens are curious to know about humans; which is why people report thousands of UFO sightings each year that further results in mysterious and unsolved conspiracies. “ETI (extraterrestrial intelligence) may be discreetly and inconspicuously watching us but not dabbling,” Ball wrote in his paper on the subject.
According to Freeman Dyson, “a reasonable long-range program of searching for evidence of intelligence in the galaxy is indistinguishable from a reasonable long-range program of general astronomical exploration.”
Previously, researchers at the University of California Berkley researching for the $100m ‘Breakthrough Listen” project, had successfully detected 15 strange and repetitive Radio signal bursts radiating out from a small galaxy using the Breakthrough Listen Project by accumulating 400 terabytes of observations of FRB 121102’s location. Scientists believe that aliens located in the distant galaxy might be sending these signals.
Moreover, an astronomer from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) claimed that we are heading towards our first contact with aliens. At the World’s Nano Fair, Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at SETI told Futurism that they are going to find intelligent alien life within 20 years and for that, he bet everyone a cup of coffee. He is optimistic about the fact that we are incredibly close to answering the question of whether we are alone in the Universe or not. He also confidently said that within a couple of decades he can prove that aliens do exist.