Are Aliens Real?

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Justin Bifolco, Editor

Have you ever wondered whether or not we are alone in the universe? Alien life is a topic which has been talked about for many years. Many people have said to have seen them; however there is no hard evidence to our knowledge yet. This, however, does not mean that there have not been any experiments and videos of suspected alien life. These are what really make people believe that we truly cannot be alone in the universe.

Just think about how big the universe actually is and then think, “How can we be the only ones living in it?” American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson, spends a lot of his time preaching about science to others. He is a true believer in the existence of alien life. “To suggest that we are the only life in the universe would be inexcusably egocentric,” says Tyson. The Drake Equation is another piece of evidence and it is an extremely compelling argument that alien life exists. In 1961, renowned astronomer and astrophysicist, Frank Drake, developed an equation in order to estimate how likely it is that we are alone in the universe. The formula considers many factors, such as how many stars have solar systems, the number of planets that can support life, how long these planets live, and how much of that life could be intelligent. The equation was tested using the Milky Way, our own galaxy, and the results were impressive. The Milky Way galaxy contains 160 billion planets, and the Drake Equation found that hundreds of thousands of them could actually support life, meaning that alien life is highly probable and is most likely closer than we think.

I remember the sound of the tiny shuffling feet coming down the hallway and then being completely unable to move. They came into my room and surrounded my bed—4 or 5 smaller Greys and then one or two Taller ones who seemed to be directing the operation. There was no verbal interaction, but they made a sound like a clicking noise which I assume was them speaking to each other. They would touch a metal rod to my shoulder and I would black out. Usually I would wake about 8 – 10 hours later. Sometimes as much as 24 hours later. Once I woke up locked outside on my back porch in my underwear at two in the morning. No memory of what happened during that time,” says an anonymous person who swears he has seen aliens. This person is not the only one who says they’ve seen alien life. There are multiple accounts in which people have said that they have been abducted by aliens and have come back days later not remembering what happened. How do we know there isn’t someone right now being abducted by aliens?

With every argument there are two or more sides. In the case of aliens, there is really only one argument against them, which is that people don’t truly know if we have actually seen them. The people who are on this side of the argument obviously have not seen aliens, nor do they believe in the stories other people have to tell. Of course there is the possibility that the people who have claimed they have seen alien activity could be lying; however, there are too many people with claims of seeing alien life. This obviously increases the possibility of at least some of these being real. Some people might lie just for the attention, but there have to be people that just want to inform the world of what they witnessed. The universe is too big. The chances of there not being any other form of life in the entire universe is slim to none.

As explained earlier, there is too much evidence that aliens exist. People have seen them and now it is up to the aliens as to whether or not they want to show themselves. If aliens are discovered will they be smarter than us? Will we ever see them in our lifetime? Will human beings ever discover them at all?

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