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  • One question we all ask ourselves from time to time: Are we alone in the universe?

  • Many of us would like to believe that there's more out there than just us, and looking up

  • at the stars and planets it's hard not to think about the possibility of life beyond

  • earth!

  • It seems like something out of science fiction, but there is some pretty convincing evidence

  • out there, and that's what this video is all about!

  • It's 50 crazy facts about aliens that will convince you they exist!

  • So, get ready for an out of this world video that might just turn you from a skeptic to

  • a believer!

  • 50.

  • There's a scientific organization dedicated to looking for them!

  • Carl Sagan and Jill Tarter, two well-known astronomers, founded the Search for Extra-Terrestrial

  • Intelligence Institute, or SETI, toexplore, understand, and explain the origin and nature

  • of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence.”

  • 49.

  • There are thousands of other planets outside our solar system!

  • NASA has confirmed that the number of exoplanets, or planets that revolve around a different

  • star as opposed to our sun, is over 4,000.

  • That's a lot of planets that could be home to alien life.

  • 48.

  • A famous asteroid may be debris from an alien structure!

  • Avi Loeb, a former Harvard astronomy professor, theorized that the famous asteroid Oumuamua

  • is actually a piece of debris from an alien structure or even an alien spacecraft.

  • 47.

  • People have been seeing UFO's in America since the 1600s.

  • The first UFO sighting in American history was recorded by John Winthrop in 1639, who

  • wrote in his diary about a sighting of a strange green light thatran as swift as an arrow”,

  • and transported a boat full of puritans a mile upstream!

  • 46.

  • There was an Air Force UFO investigation operation called Project Blue Book.

  • Started after a pilot reported nine strange flying objects in 1947, Project Blue Book

  • compiled reports on more than 12,000 UFO sightings from 1952 to 1969, after which it was dissolved.

  • 45.

  • UFO's don't have to look like flying saucers!

  • A UFO account by pilot Kenneth Arnold described a UFO as moving like “a saucer if you skip

  • it across water”, leading to the image of a UFO as having a saucer-like shape.

  • 44.

  • There are over 17,000 nearby stars likely to have planets that could support complex

  • life.

  • The list was compiled by astronomers Margaret Turnbull and Jill Tarter of the Carnegie Institution

  • in Washington, DC.

  • 43.

  • We may come across an alien radio signal by 2025! Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI,

  • believes that the Allen Telescope Array, which is currently being built, will come across

  • an alien signal by that year.

  • 42.

  • There could be alien life hiding in our own solar system!

  • The most likely places for it to be found are underground refuges on Mars, hot spots

  • on Enceladus (one of Saturn's moons), or beneath the mysterious ice crusts of Jupiter's

  • moons Europa and Callisto.

  • 41.

  • We made TV for aliens!

  • On September 30, 2006, the French Center for National Space Studies sent Cosmic Connexion,

  • their alien-targeted TV program, toward a star 45 light years away.

  • If there are aliens there, the signal should reach them by 2051.

  • 40.

  • We used to think there weren't any planets outside our solar system.

  • 30 years ago, we hadn't discovered one planet outside of the solar system we call home.

  • Now, we have learned about more than 3,000!

  • 39.

  • Scientists estimate that one in every five or six planets resides in the Goldilocks zone,

  • which means it is just the right temperature for water to form on the surface in liquid

  • form.

  • Where there is water, there can be life!

  • 38.

  • Earth is getting radio signals that we can't explain.

  • FRBs, or Fast Radio Bursts, have been detected since 2007.

  • We don't know much about them, except that they're coming from outside the Milky Way

  • galaxy.

  • Some experts think they may be an advanced civilization trying to speak to us.

  • Or, they're just sending us the latest alien pop hits.

  • 37.

  • Paul Hellyer, Canada's former defense minister, is a believer.

  • According to Hellyer, at least 80 different species of aliens have visited Earth over

  • the last several thousand years.

  • 36.

  • Some people believe that aliens have played a role in humanity's development during

  • these several thousand years.

  • A number of alien-addicts buy into the controversialancient alienstheory, which posits

  • that aliens could have influenced a number of cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians.

  • 35.

  • Even celebrities have UFO sightings!

  • Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro spotted a UFO in Guadalajara, which he described

  • as “a flying saucer, so clichéd, with lights.”

  • 34.

  • Britain's first astronaut says that they exist!

  • No one knows space better than an astronaut, and Helen Sharman, the first British citizen

  • in space, told the Observeraliens exist, there's no two ways about it.”

  • 33.

  • There is a UFO in a 15th century painting!

  • The Madonna with Saint Giovanninomay depict the Virgin Mary in the foreground,

  • but behind her a strange shape can be seen that looks suspiciously like a flying saucer

  • (use this photo https://i.redd.it/4nbfrcm9u7j21.jpg).

  • 32.

  • A 9th-century Latin manuscript may directly reference aliens.

  • In it, the Archbishop of Lyons described a story about a regionfrom whence come ships

  • in the cloudsoccupied bysailors.”

  • There were even three men and a woman who claimed to have fallen from these sky ships,

  • but they were stoned to death for their story!

  • 31.

  • The US Navy has confirmed the existence of UFO's!

  • When describing three clips of declassified military footage that became public between

  • 2017 and 2018, the Navy referred to them asunidentified aerial phenomena.”

  • 30.

  • The most famous American UFO sighting of all time occurred in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947

  • when a strange object was seen falling from the sky.

  • The Army first described the object as a “flying diskbut later claimed it was from a weather

  • balloon.

  • Witnesses supposedly saw the military take away a flying disc and alien bodies.

  • 29.

  • A UFO interfered at a US nuclear base.

  • In 1967, the missiles at a Montana base became mysteriously un-launchable, while a large

  • red, glowing object floated above the facility.

  • Perhaps these aliens were pacifists!

  • 28.

  • Extremophiles prove that life can exist under harsh conditions.

  • Some creatures on earth, like tardigrades that can withstand temperatures from 0 to

  • over 100 degrees and go without food for 10 years, can live through just about anything.

  • If these creatures can do it, what's to stop similar creatures from thriving on seemingly

  • inhospitable planets?

  • 27.

  • On august 15th, 1977, the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University picked up a radio

  • signal that lasted for 72 seconds, came from almost 220 light years away, and has never

  • been found again.

  • It was so impressive that the observing scientist wrotewowon the computer printout of

  • the signal.

  • 26.

  • On September 12, 1952, seven residents of Braxton County, West Virginia, claimed to

  • see a 10-foot-tall alien in the hills above Flatwoods.

  • These sightings followed the appearance of a red light in the sky that appeared to fall

  • and crash on a local farm.

  • The apparent alien became a local legend, known as The Flatwoods Monster.

  • Skeptics believe that the creature may have been the glowing eyes of a barn owl, but a

  • number of witnesses stick to their story.

  • 25.

  • There are subsurface oceans of water beneath several moons in our solar system and throughout

  • the universe, and these may be the perfect place for alien life to thrive.

  • These hidden oceans are excellent for developing life, but also make it difficult for us to

  • detect.

  • 24.

  • A number of people who reported alien sightings also reported run-ins with the so-calledMen

  • in Black”, who - far from their charming Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones movie counterparts

  • - often apparently behave a lot like creepy aliens themselves.

  • 23.

  • Betty and Barney Hill were a couple that claimed to be abducted by aliens in 1961.

  • They recovered memories of this encounter through regressive hypnosis.

  • While many were skeptical, Betty was able to draw a map of the aliens' supposed constellation

  • from memory.

  • Scientists noted that the drawing resembled the actual constellation of Zeta Reticuli.

  • 22.

  • In 1957, a Brazilian farmer claimed to have been abducted by aliens, probed, and bred.

  • Doctors later confirmed that the farmer had suffered radiation poisoning, which could

  • not be explained.

  • 21.

  • This year, the Pentagon released three videos of UFOs recorded by the navy, one from 2004

  • and two from 2015.

  • The three videos depict objects moving through the sky in strange ways that cannot be explained,

  • as the pilots filming them react with confusion and excitement.

  • 20.

  • China has developed a new fixed hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, or FAST

  • that can be used to search for extraterrestrial signals.

  • If all goes according to plan, this could potentially make China the first country to

  • make contact with an alien civilization.

  • 19.

  • Tom Delonge, former member of American rock band Blink-182, now spends a lot of his time

  • being a professional UFOlogist, with his organisation theTo The Stars Academy.”

  • He's also apparently a big believer in Bigfoot.

  • 18.

  • Former president Jimmy Carter once saw a UFO!

  • On September 18, 1973, he filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial

  • Phenomena, describing his sighting.

  • The object wasvery bright with changing colors and about the size of the moon.”

  • 17.

  • During World War II, Air Force pilots on overnight missions encountered colorful lights that

  • would chase their aircraft.

  • These lights could move up to 200 miles per hour, and flew circles around the pilots.

  • The pilots nicknamed these alien lightsfoo fighters”.

  • 16.

  • In 1997, thousands of people in Arizona claimed to see strange lights fly across the sky in

  • a V shape.

  • These were nicknamedThe Phoenix Lights”.

  • 15.

  • A logger named Travis Walton disappeared for five days in 1975, after a glowing disc zapped

  • him with what was described as a “bluish ray.”

  • He was found on the roadside with stories of aliens that looked likewell-developed

  • fetusesin tan robes.

  • 14.

  • In February of 1942, the Army attacked a glowing object over Culver City, assuming it was an

  • Air Raid.

  • However, even after the object disappeared, no pieces of it were ever found.

  • Many suspected that an alien craft was responsible.

  • 13.

  • Some scientists attribute the effects of supposed alien abductions to sleep paralysis, a condition

  • that causes an inability to move while one's mind is trapped in a temporary sort of waking

  • nightmare.

  • However, others argue that sleep paralysis does not explain away all the effects of abductions.

  • 12.

  • Famous physicist Stephen Hawking advised against contacting alien life, sayingIf aliens

  • ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus landed in

  • America.”

  • 11.

  • There is supposedly a document known as Project Grudge Report 13, that details the investigation

  • into a supposed alien abduction of an American Air Force sergeant.

  • However, despite testimonies from a former Green Beret captain and various conspiracy

  • theorists, there is no official information on Report 13 available.

  • 10.

  • In 2019 in Colorado, five bulls showed up dead, drained of blood, and with body parts

  • cleanly removed.

  • Many attributed this, as with other accounts of unexplained cattle mutilation, to the actions

  • of aliens.

  • 9.

  • Fran Drescher, former star of The Nanny, believes that both she and her ex-husband were abducted

  • by aliens before they met.

  • The two have matching scars, which Drescher attributes to experiments done on them during

  • their abduction.

  • 8.

  • The first crop circles appeared in the English countryside in the 1970s.

  • Over the years, many have associated crop circles with alien activity, though others

  • insist that they are man-made hoaxes.

  • 7.

  • The termlittle green menas a description for aliens originated from an encounter in

  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1955.

  • The Sutton family witnessed a UFO landing, and claimed to be attacked by a group of strange

  • humanoid creatures with metallic skin.

  • They were described aslittle menand that later turned intolittle green men”.

  • 6.

  • SETI uses deep-sea exploration to practice for deep-space exploration.

  • They use robots to explore deep-sea vents in preparation for similar climates that might

  • appear in alien oceans on other planets, allowing us to prepare to get closer to an environment

  • that might house alien life.

  • 5.

  • In 1987, a man named Ed Walters claimed to be contacted by aliens, who physically lifted

  • him off the ground with a beam of light from one of their ships.

  • He took many photos of the supposed ships, which are still a source of great debate to

  • this day.

  • 4.

  • A horror writer named Whitley Strieber claimed to be abducted by aliens from his cabin on

  • December 26, 1985.

  • He wrote a book about his encounter, which was made into a film starring Christopher

  • Walken.

  • 3.