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Are UFOs piloted by humans from the future ?

By T.K. Randall
January 20, 2020 · Comment icon 79 comments

Could 'temporal tourism' be a thing? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 aussiegall
Is it possible that unidentified flying objects are piloted, not by aliens, but by our own future descendants ?
Ever since the term 'UFO' was coined, people around the world have been looking up at the stars wondering if our planet has ever been visited by intelligent extraterrestrial entities.

In his new book entitled 'Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon', however, Michael Masters - a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Technological University - argues that UFOs may actually be piloted by our own future selves.

Certainly, it has long been argued that if time travel was possible at all, we should have already encountered visitors from the future.

Masters proposes that the entities that many people claim to have witnessed during UFO and alien abduction experiences may in fact be future time travelers (or 'extratempestrials'.)

"We know we're here. We know humans exist," he said. "We know that we've had a long evolutionary history on this planet. And we know our technology is going to be more advanced in the future."
"I think the simplest explanation, innately, is that it is us. I'm just trying to offer what is likely the most parsimonious explanation."

Masters also argues that the people of the future may simply be visiting our time to learn more about their own past - to study today's humans in the same way that one might study an extinct animal.

There could even be a 'temporal tourism' industry enabling people to go on holiday in the past.

"Undoubtedly in the future, there are those that will pay a lot of money to have the opportunity to go back and observe their favorite period in history," he said.

If there really are visitors from the future here in the present however, they do seem to be doing a surprisingly good job of staying out of the way.

Source: Space.com | Comments (79)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #70 Posted by sci-nerd 4 years ago
Read the wiki, dude, or should I call you 'oracle', Mr Omniscient?†
Comment icon #71 Posted by Manwon Lender 4 years ago
Therefore, physicists lack experimental data which could distinguish between the competing theories which have been proposed[n.b. 1][n.b. 2]†and thus thought experiment approaches are suggested as a testing tool for these theories. This is where we disagree, I don't believe in thought experiment approaches used as testing tools for†any theory, do you? peace
Comment icon #72 Posted by sci-nerd 4 years ago
Nope, then it's not even a theory, but a conjecture. Maybe a hypothesis if you rub me the right way.
Comment icon #73 Posted by Manwon Lender 4 years ago
Without stroking you in anyway, I agree that currently it is conjecture and nothing more. That has been my point all along. peace
Comment icon #74 Posted by Alchopwn 4 years ago
This video is the best approach to the Grandfather Paradox I have ever seen. Thanks iridescence. The fact is we know that Einstein predicted time dilation, but apart from some strange "unsolved mystery" experiences such as the guy who got in his Cessna in Bermuda and flew to Florida, arriving before he left, or the Gil Perez mystery.† While it seems unlikely, we do have odd stories about people who seem to have accidentally done the impossible.† For all we know, all those Missing 411 people have been swallowed up by temporal wormholes.†Of course I am not enough of a betting man to assume that ... [More]
Comment icon #75 Posted by RabidMongoose 4 years ago
I think you have read something wrongly in that link. QFT is not based on Special Relativity, but Special Relativity was also an attempt to unify the four forces of nature. It failed.
Comment icon #76 Posted by sci-nerd 4 years ago
I might have misinterpreted the below information a bit. I was actually close to omit the claim, coz I wasn't sure. I'll need to study it a bit deeper it seems...
Comment icon #77 Posted by stereologist 4 years ago
Not even close. The weak force was suggested over a quarter of a century after special relativity was proposed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weak_interaction#History Special relativity has nothing to do with unifying the 4 forces that are known since two were not known at the time. The strong force was hypothetical and unknown in 1905. Special relativity does not apply in strong gravitational fields. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity Therefore it doesn't attempt to unify because it does not apply. †
Comment icon #78 Posted by Captain Risky 4 years ago
Youíre doing a marvellous job defending that bridge...
Comment icon #79 Posted by flying squid 4 years ago
Yeah, and bigfoots are UFO stewards from the future,

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