There has never been a better time to be a UFO nerd. We’ve had plenty of exciting space news in the past few years, including a report the Pentagon recovered off-world vehicles, UFO videos becoming declassified, and now a prominent Harvard physicist who claims an alien has ALREADY visited us three years ago.
In a new book coming out later this month, the chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department, Avi Loeb, argues compellingly that an object that wandered into our solar system several years ago wasn’t a rock, but a piece of alien technology. This goes along with the theory that says our first signs of an alien civilization won’t be an invasion or landing, but the discovery of their trash floating in space.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 2, 2021
His book, titled “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” examines something called Oumuamua, an interstellar object first observed in our solar system in 2017. Some scientists wrote it off as a comet, but Loeb said there are compelling reasons why it’s not.
“What would happen if a caveman saw a cellphone?” he said to the New York Post. “He’s seen rocks all his life, and he would have thought it was just a shiny rock.”
The theoretical physicist argues in his book that the dimensions of the object, five to 10 times “longer than it was wide” is not typical for a natural space object. Not only is it not typical, but it’s also completely unlike anything we’ve seen before. It was also much brighter and shinier than most comets.
And the movement of the cigar-like shaped object also supports his theory, as it’s pushing away from the sun’s gravitational pull was “highly statistically significant.” He called that movement the straw that broke the camel’s back in claiming it was a normal comet.
He theorized it could be space junk, discarded from another civilization.
“The only way to look for [alien civilizations] is to look for their trash,” he said. As if we don’t pick up enough trash on our own, now we gotta start cleaning up after the aliens.