Extraterrestrials might study humans from afar like bacteria, according to the head of Roscosmos.
The chief of the Russian space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, believes in the existence of extraterrestrial life that might be more intelligent and technologically advanced than humanity. Aliens may be studying the civilizations of Earth while staying unnoticed, he told Rossiya on Saturday.
Thousands of factors could have contributed to the emergence of life anywhere in the universe, Rogozin said, adding that humanity's ability to study space remains limited. We know the Big Bang theory, but what if this Big Bang took place only within a certain part of the universe that is visible to us? The Roscosmos chief asked, adding that there might be other worlds as well as innumerable factors that could contribute to the emergence of life, including an intelligent one. The Russian Academy of Sciences has been doing studies and collecting facts related to extraterrestrial life and UFOs in particular, and 99.9% of all those cases examined by the Russian specialists have turned out to be atmospheric and other physical phenomena that have nothing to do with any extraterrestrial intelligent life hypotheses.
He said that we still assume that such real UFO sightings might have taken place. Rogozin said that he personally looked at reports by Soviet test-pilot veterans who reported unexplained phenomena while testing new aircraft for the first time.
Roscosmos chief said that he had previously contacted NASA and received similar information about what we re talking about usually took place during the first test fights.
There are life forms that have advanced to a technological level that allows them to study the human civilization and planet itself, just like humans do with other species here on Earth, Rogozin posited.
He added that we can study bacteria, but we can also be studied like bacteria.
His comments came amid the ongoing public discussion of UFOs in the US, where sightings have increased since 2017. At the time, the Pentagon had a project known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program AATIP that was tasked with identifying what was known as 'unidentified aerial phenomena', or UAPs, or UFOs. In May, the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing on UAPs, which included Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray.
The officials presented several videos showing what were deemed UAPs, but provided no specific explanations about the objects seen in the videos. They said that the US military has not attempted to contact any of the objects observed because it was not known if they were manned or even in controlled flight. Bray confirmed that they did not discharge weapons targeting any of the UAPs.