Do aliens really exist?


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The debate as to whether aliens exist has been popularized since the late 1940s. Of course, I'm referring to one of the most popular contemporary legends: the Roswell Incident. In 1947, people of Roswell, New Mexico in the United States were convinced they discovered the remnants of an aircraft from another world. Although this has been proven to be a weather balloon, the Roswell incident birthed the popularity of stories involving UFO's and alien abduction.


According to television programs such as Ancient Aliens (2009-) some scholars and historians have argued that intelligent life from other worlds visited earth, thousands- if not, millions of years ago. Although this is not what I wish to discuss today, it does make for an interesting theory.



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The concept of alien abduction and UFO's have once again made headlines, within the last few months. Although the leaked footage from a little over a month ago cannot prove nor dismiss evidence of aliens and UFOs', further discussion will take place with the release of an intelligence report on June 25, 2021.



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So, where do I stand on all of this? Well, I find it hard to believe there is nothing else out there. More specifically, there is definitely more intelligent life- somewhere. When I was in high school, a friend of mine told me about an experience he had during the 2000s. This was long before he and I met, so I wasn't actually there to witness this event myself.


My friend claims in the summer of 2006, he and his older brother were hanging out on his back deck, just looking at the stars and having conversation. Moments later, this large object which resembled an aircraft appeared in front of them. My friend's brother told him to get a camera, so my friend rushed inside. However, by the time he got back, the object had vanished. I have no reason to disbelieve this story, so that's why I find it fascinating. Keeping that in mind, we did grow up in a farming town. So, there is a large amount of open-area. If alien aircrafts were to visit earth, it's likely they would study areas with smaller populations as a means of protecting their identity.


Where do you stand on alien abduction stories?


Thank you, and stay safe


Brandon


The Modernist Son, 2020-2021.


Acknowledgements:

https://www.history.com/topics/south-america/nazca-lines

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-officials-unidentified-aircrafts-were-not-alien-spacecraft-nyt-2021-6

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/in-1947-high-altitude-balloon-crash-landed-roswell-aliens-never-left-180963917/


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