Over 100 billion stars populate our galaxy, and our galaxy is just one of another 100 or more billion galaxies, so the universe must be teeming with intelligent life. Given that we live in a middle-aged galaxy, other life forms are surely far more advanced than we are. This means our comparatively primitive notions of physics shouldn’t define what these other possible forms of life can or can’t do. Some are probably interdimensional and can manipulate space-time in ways we still don’t understand. Others might not even need physical form. They might be manifestations of pure energy. None of this is hard to believe.
For many, the UFO debate hinges on how much credence one should give to trace evidence and eyewitness testimony. Forensic experts use trace evidence to help solve criminal cases, for instance. Thus, it would be incautious to dismiss the millions of people who think they’ve seen UFOs or claim to have been in contact with what they thought were aliens. In fact, dismissing so many claims, especially from those considered to be highly credible witnesses, would run counter to scientific inquiry.
The problem, of course, has to do with what many consider to be a lack of credible empirical evidence, which is understandable. Until broadly observed and quantified contact occurs, if it ever does, maybe the best way to approach the situation is with healthy skepticism but an open mind. Technology has been shifting public perception toward belief in UFO visitations to Earth due to so many personal videos now being shown on YouTube and through other social media platforms. What I find so interesting is that it would take only one case to be legitimatized by science and government to transform human awareness, consciousness, and behavior in the most profound ways ever. During the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, which took place in Washington, D.C. from April 29th to May 3rd, 2013, distinguished UFO researcher Richard Dolan argued that disclosure “is a paradox. It’s impossible, but it is inevitable.” The video below is a record of his claim. We must wait for time to determine its veracity.