The head of the Pentagon’s UFO investigative unit, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), and a Harvard astrophysicist claim in a new research paper that alien “motherships” could be flying through our solar system.
In the paper published on March 1, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the AARO, and former Harvard Astronomy Department Chair Professor Avi Loeb wrote, “An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions.”
They wrote that current sky-scanning telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope would miss such small objects, whereas ‘our deep space radars and space fence’ could pick up meter-long incoming UFOs up to 36,000 km in the air – and we therefore should keep an eye out for them.
‘Such objects could also become optically detectable as they get close to Earth, especially if they create a fireball as a result of their friction with air,’ they wrote.
Loeb told DailyMail.com that his team at Harvard, where he now serves as Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation, is currently using a large campus telescope to scan the skies for such probes or other UFOs, and are planning to set up a second telescope in the coming months as part of his Galileo Project.
“We are just hypothetically raising possibilities,” Loeb said. “NASA is now designing things that will land on Mars with a parachute shape. These are things that we are planning, and we should consider them as possibilities for other civilizations.
“Our planet is not unique. There are billions of planets like the Earth in the Milky Way galaxy. So why would we think that this is unusual?
“I have not seen data that supports any of these. It’s just a possibility. But with the Galileo Project we are starting to collect data now and we will analyze it, but it’s too early to say anything.”
Perhaps someday we will find out the truth and learn if alien motherships really are monitoring our planet.