by Dave Hodges
Thursday, May 30, 2019
When I was a very young child, my parents bought me a telescope and part of my fascination was to look for UFO’s. I was 12 years old when I learned about the Betty and Barney Hill case and was fascinated. I hung onto the Denver Post article about the Hill case for years. I never admitted to anyone of my interest in the topic, but I devoured everything on the topic. When I was just starting elementary school, my favorite TV show was The Invaders. The show was about human impersonators who were actually aliens who were plotting a covert takeover of the Earth.
Longtime readers may recall that several years ago, I revealed the my father worked with captured Nazi scientists in order to reverse engineer their drawing board technology. My father surmised that the United States had a secret space program because none of the technology ever ended up in NASA. Over the course of his last two years of life, my father revealed the developments. I asked him where the Nazis got the technology and he said they stated it was from aliens. My father did not believe them because not one of them had ever met an alien. The Nazi scientists stated that their supervisors claimed to have had contact with the aliens. This revelation by my father, made in 1985-86, made me sour on the topic of aliens and alien contact. However, more recent developments have rekindled my curiosity.
The late Stephen Hawking has advised we earthlings to be extremely wary about answering any signals from aliens when they eventually come calling. And history shows that when a superior culture encounters an inferior culture, the inferior culture is either destroyed or totally absorbed. From a planetary defense standpoint, it would be far more preferable if we found them before they find us.
Hawking made the comments during his former online show ‘Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places’. In the program, the renowned astrophysicist ‘visits’ the potentially habitable Gliese 832c, a planet located some 16 light-years from Earth.
Hawking believed there could very well be life on Gliese, but imagines a meeting between the two civilizations as something that would resemble Christopher Columbus meeting Native Americans, saying, “that didn’t turn out so well.” …In the program, Hawking references ‘The Breakthrough Listening Project’, a 10-year $100 million initiative, which has Hawking on board, and funded by Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner.
“As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone.”