Girl on the street being asked if aliens are real.

Are Aliens Real: And Will They Be Good or Bad for Us?

We wanted to know what people on the street thought when we asked, “Are aliens real?” and “Do aliens exist?” So we interviewed fans at a science fiction convention. The responses to the first set of questions were predictable in that most agreed that alien life forms existed. However, in the second set of questions, the opinion of whether aliens visiting would be good or bad for Earth was split.

Verdict: Aliens are real. An alien invasion could be good or it could be bad.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist

In 2010, Professor Steven Hawking noted, “Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn’t turn out so well.”

He more recently said planet Gliese 832c could have alien life forms, but humans should be wary of making contact. “One day, we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back,” he said in the documentary, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places. He claimed alien life could be “rapacious marauders roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder, and planets to conquer and colonize.”

Verdict: Aliens are real. An alien invasion is bad for us.

Jim Marrs, Alien Agenda

In a 2016 TV interview, Jim Marrs, author of Alien Agenda talked about why aliens might want the Earth, his perspective being similar to Stephen Hawking’s claim as well as the scenario that L. Ron Hubbard presented in his novel, Battlefield Earth, where an alien race wipes out 99% of humanity in order to make way for their own enterprise.

Jim goes on to trace what appear to be alien encounters dating back to Ezekiel in the Old Testament. He then comes forward to the present with examples from all over the world and a resulting sense of relief that if they have been here all along, perhaps they won’t come to invade and enslave us.  Click here to read Jim Marrs’ exclusive booklet on alien encounters and Battlefield Earth, “Is Earth Prepared for an Alien Invasion?”

Verdict: Aliens are real. An alien invasion could be good. Could be bad. Either way, we need to prepare for it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

Neil deGrasse Tyson when asked by Larry King if there was life elsewhere, responded, “You run the numbers and you realize that it would be unbelievably egocentric to suggest that we were alone. Anyone who has actually studied the problem would say sure, that statistics strongly argue in favor of life. Whether it’s intelligent life that we would call intelligent… —you want to lose sleep? Maybe there’s life that is so intelligent, it doesn’t consider us to be intelligent. We came up with our own definition of what intelligence is. Imagine they are so brilliant they look at this like…Neanderthals! They wouldn’t even waste their time.”

Verdict: Aliens exist. An alien invasion could be a waste of time–for the aliens. And that’s good for us!

Elon Musk, SpaceX

Recently, Elon Musk commented that aliens probably already knew SpaceX was about to launch the Falcon Heavy.

Elon Musk's Tesla in space

Elon Musk’s Tesla in space

He has stated multiple times that we are probably not alone in the universe. And if there are alien life forms out there to be encountered during future space travel, the human race will not be the smartest life.

Speaking at the World Government Summit, Elon said: “They’re probably already observing us, that would seem quite likely, and we’re just not smart enough to realize it.”

The theory, which falls under the zoo hypothesis, which claims that aliens are watching us, is an attempt at explaining the Fermi Paradox.

In 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi, the creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor, came up with a paradox which says due to the age and size of the universe there is bound to be a civilization much more advanced than ours.

While it can hardly be called the last laugh, it is interesting what Elon did with his cherry Tesla Roadster. Should aliens find the payload, they will find an in-car sound system playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on loop. In the dashboard, a sign is labeled “Don’t Panic” as a cheeky reference to Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy. On the car’s circuit board is a little message that says “Made on Earth by humans.”

Verdict: Aliens are real. An alien invasion is possible. Whether good or bad, “Don’t Panic!”

5 replies
    • John Goodwin
      John Goodwin says:

      My apologies for not earlier responding.
      Have you read Mission Earth? It is satire. It is also a look at Earth from the perspective of an advanced alien race and the impact Earth had on them when exposed to the insanities of this planet.

  1. Larry Cox
    Larry Cox says:

    There is now so much evidence that ET is real from so many different sources, you have to wear blinders and only listen to mainstream news and scientists to be unaware of the current situation.
    Why it is being kept a “secret” should be obvious: The public-facing leaders on Earth are totally intimidated by the technical superiority of the outsiders. They can offer no realistic solution to defending Earth in the event the planet were overtly invaded.
    More influential Earth insiders – for their part – have apparently entered into some sort of agreement with the major external factions, and this includes continued secrecy. You can look at the work of Steven Greer if you doubt this. But he is not the only one talking in these terms.
    By many accounts, Earth is already being “farmed.” In this sense, the “invasion” has already occurred, but was quieter than expected.
    Though many Earth groups now are capable of learning more about this subject if they wished to, I believe they are all a bit reluctant, and for good reason. A major revelation could paralyze the planet, and possibly force the hand of one of the outsider groups. As long as most people aren’t aware of the situation, life can go on here. But that doesn’t mean that this is a good long-term strategy.
    If we on Earth continue to feel overwhelmed by what ET can bring to the table, then that leaves ET as the ultimate master. If we were to somehow “graduate” ourselves to a level where we no longer felt so threatened, then we could operate on more of an equal footing with them, the way it happens in Battlefield Earth. But the bulk of our preparations would have to occur “under the radar.” If this has actually been our strategy, that could be one reason why the secrecy has been maintained for so long.

    • John Goodwin
      John Goodwin says:

      Sorry to be so slow in responding!
      I had multiple discussions with Jim Marrs about this while he was still alive and he also pointed out an inherent problem that governments have as sovereign powers is that they are supposed to protect their people as part of collecting all the taxes. As soon as they freely admit to alien existence, obviously superior in technology, then it would expose the gov’t as a fraud.
      The ET philosophy is a-nice-to-hope-for, but how considerate have humans been when going in to 3rd world countries or even areas where the natural resources were wanted? This was the point Hawking was making and I think it has has some validity.


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