Will Visiting Extraterrestrials Be Friends or Foes?
UFOs aka: UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) have been in the news a lot lately. Documented on-the-ground (or near-the-ground) presences would certainly change everything, beginning with the utter certainly that we are not alone, and that other beings’ technological knowledge vastly outpace any nation on earth’s. That epiphany in itself would likely cause mass panic and fear...for most people.
Would their ships have the capabilities to bend space to shorten travel time; would they use propulsion fuels unknown to us? Would they have cloaking technology and transporters such as the USS Enterprise did on Star Trek Next Generation as well a replicator technology that mooted the need for greed?
But the question most important to me is: Will they be weaponized marauders like The Borg, or those in the film Independence Day, or scientific explorers and benevolent and enlightened philanthropists willing to share some of what Planet Earth agrees it might require?
Depending on which locales/nations they might choose to visit, will the rest of the planet know?
Have you ever had a suspected sighting, or know anyone who has? Have you ever sat on a cliff and silently supplicated: ‘Come and Get Me; I want to travel the galaxies’?
Given the new ODNI report, the US would see any visitations as a national security issue’. Shoot first and sort it out later?
(A bit of background:)
Don’t hold me to this, but viewers seem to have been told to watch for the coming report from the Senate Intel (an oxymoron) Committee, and it wasn’t hard to find (smile.)
From the Office of the DNI: UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIEDOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE; Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’, June 25, 2021 (a few bit of commentary elsewhere):
‘The US community's long-awaited report examined 144 reports of what the government terms "unidentified aerial phenomenon" (UAP) — only one of which investigators were able to explain by the end of the study. From the Office of the DNI, this nine-page pdf.
One website had offered:
“Very inconclusive, Investigators found no evidence that the sightings represented either extraterrestrial life or a major technological advancement by a foreign adversary like Russia or China, but acknowledge that is a possible explanation. "We were able to identify one reported UAP with high confidence. In that case, we identified the object as a large, deflating balloon. The others remain unexplained," the report says. A senior US official said that of the 144 reports, they "have no clear indications that there is any non-terrestrial explanation for them — but we will go wherever the data takes us."
Bottom line: The report concludes "unidentified aerial phenomena" could "pose a challenge to US national security"
From the Report itself:
‘But Some Potential Patterns Do Emerge. Although there was wide variability in the reports and the dataset is currently too limited to allow for detailed trend or pattern analysis, there was some clustering of UAP observations regarding shape, size, and, particularly, propulsion. UAP sightings also tended to cluster around U.S. training and testing grounds, but we assess that this may result from a collection bias as a result of focused attention, greater numbers of latest-generation sensors operating in those areas, unit expectations, and guidance to report anomalies. And a Handful of UAP Appear to Demonstrate Advanced Technology In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics.
Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernable means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings. The UAPTF holds a small amount of data that appear to show UAP demonstrating acceleration or a degree of signature management. Additional rigorous analysis are necessary by multiple teams or groups of technical experts to determine the nature and validity of these data. We are conducting further analysis to determine if breakthrough technologies were demonstrated.’
(cross-posted from Cafe Babylon