A former UFO investigator at the British Ministry of Defense (MOD) believes he knows why aliens haven’t made first contact.
According to his theory, it is the constant threat of World War III that has them so hesitant to make themselves known.
Wait, aliens are scared of… us? That’s what Nick Pope, former UFO investigator in the British government’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) believes.
Pope, England’s most famous UFO expert, specifically blames Russian President Vladimir Putin, for extraterrestrial trepidation, The Daily Star reported in 2022.
“Highly evolved extraterrestrials probably regard warfare as something that only primitive civilizations engage in, so the Ukraine situation means we’re unlikely to get an invitation to join the Galactic Federation for the time being,” said Pope.
In 2021, Pope, who worked for the MOD for 21 years, called for the United States and Britain to look into the possibility that UFO sightings could be attributable to hypersonic technology testing by China and Russia, and to “assess the current level of technology these nations possess when it comes to aircraft, missiles, and drones.”
In another 2021 interview, Pope said the “idea we would suddenly pull something out of the bag and defeat an alien invasion” is absurd.
“Just to put this in context, the universe is nearly 14 billion years old, and there might be civilizations out there with a billion or two year head start on us,” Pope explained.
“Now, if you think about the difference in technology, think how far we’ve come in the last two three hundred years, basically from horse and cart and ships sailing across the ocean using the wind, we have come from that to stealth fighters, space probes and smartphones in just that short period of time.
“Now imagine that hypothetical civilization or rather civilizations, look, the chances of there being just one other civilization in the universe are as vanishingly small as the chances of being alone, it’s going to be very crowded out there,” he continued.
“The chances that we will encounter a civilization and it will be 20-30 years ahead of us in scientific understanding and technological advancement, that’s not going to be the situation.
“They will be, like I say, millions, maybe a couple of billion years ahead of us and their technology will be indistinguishable from magic.”
Maybe it’s a good thing we’re scaring them off for now then?