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Alien 'mothership' could be watching us with probes, researchers suggest

By T.K. Randall
March 23, 2023 · Comment icon 141 comments

Are we being visited by extraterrestrial probes ? Image Credit: Pixabay / 0fjd125gk87
Avi Loeb and Sean M. Kirkpatrick discuss the possibility of such a scenario in their recent paper on the subject of UFOs.
Entitled 'Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena', the paper, which is still undergoing peer review, examines the alleged movements and capabilities of unexplained objects sighted by US Navy pilots off the coast of the United States.

Its authors are certainly no strangers to UFOs; Loeb is an astrophysicist who has been heavily involved in the search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence while Dr Kirkpatrick is the director of the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).

In a previous story about their paper, we reported that they had concluded that the alleged capabilities of "highly maneuverable" objects spotted by US Navy pilots are so extreme that the sheer friction involved should have produced a visible fireball as well as a corresponding radio signature that could be picked up on radar.

Now it seems as though the pair have also been looking into the idea that an extraterrestrial mothership passing through our solar system could have released a number of smaller probes designed to enter Earth's atmosphere and study us without our knowledge.
"[Interstellar meteorite impacts inspired me] to consider the possibility that an artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions," Loeb told Live Science

"These 'dandelion seeds'... could be separated from the parent craft by the tidal gravitational force of the Sun or by a maneuvering capability."

In the paper, Loeb and Kirkpatrick suggest that these probes could reach Earth and enter our atmosphere without being detected by astronomers.

It is also possible, given the amount of time that it would take to travel vast distances through space, that the civilization from which the mothership originated might not even exist any more.

Source: Live Science | Comments (141)




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Comment icon #132 Posted by Dejarma 1 year ago
i ask in your own words= what do YOU think as a member of this forum? can you do that? it seems you can't
Comment icon #133 Posted by Hankenhunter 1 year ago
Why not? You've been doing nothing but ridiculing everyone who doesn't agree with you. I'd say you're trying to get the thread closed because you can't handle the thought of extraterrestrials on earth. 
Comment icon #134 Posted by Dejarma 1 year ago
I'm assuming you're an adult open to logical debate? Then with the deepest respect can you please attempt to answer the questions I put forward in post 125.. PLEASE! I'm not here to fight my friend 
Comment icon #135 Posted by Hankenhunter 1 year ago
The problem is that you're not rational. You aren't my friend either. Friends don't insult each other. Blocked.
Comment icon #136 Posted by Dejarma 1 year ago
oh ok then, I tried.. Anyone else fancy attempting to answer the questions I put forward in post 125. When I say answer what I mean is put forward an opinion (believer or not) in a as it now seems to be a feeble attempt at trying to have an adult debate regarding the data at hand- just for a bit of fun if nothing else 
Comment icon #137 Posted by skyeagle409 1 year ago
You asked the following questions, so let's begin here::   Questions 1 - 2:   What 3 encounters? Who told you these 3 encounters exist? * The US has shot down 3 suspicious flying objects in 3 days. Here's what we know about the UAP floating over North America. F-22 pilots who saw the object said it "interfered with their sensors" and had no propulsion system. https://www.businessinsider.com/objects-shot-down-over-alaska-canada-ufo-interfered-f22-sensors-2023-2    Why why why 'logically & rationally speaking' would the authorities tell the world that classified footage exists??? IF I... [More]
Comment icon #138 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
Still nothing of substance about the lack of authentication these were ever extraterrestrial craft. Also @Hankenhunter, checked out your link. Nothing too crazy from what I can see. Certainly not extraterrestrial craft.  Not a denier for the sake of it. Once I was verty much like most other ET/UFO believers. 
Comment icon #139 Posted by skyeagle409 1 year ago
  You wrote:  "Certainly not extraterrestrial craft." Question is, where's your proof they are not extraterrestrial craft? If you make such a claim you have to have proof. And, I see that you still have not produced a single piece of man-made evidence that refutes my claims. Now, why am I not surprised!   Perhaps, your man-made evidence was lost after the Air Force ordered its pilots to shoot down flying saucers. http://www.roswellproof.com/files/shoot_down_ins_83052.gif http://www.roswellproof.com/Albuquerque_Journal_1952-07-30-16s_Keyhoe_on_shootdown.jpg   Now once again, produce your... [More]
Comment icon #140 Posted by darkmoonlady 1 year ago
If a civilization has the capability to travel the distances between galaxies or even between solar systems, we lack the ability to shoot them down with our level of technology. So I highly doubt the objects shot down were anything but terrestrial.  As for a Mother ship, there could be a lot of traffic out in the universe that avoids places like earth simply because we aren't advanced enough to be interesting. Maybe they observe us with probes but actually contacting us seems below them. We aren't evolved enough as a species. 
Comment icon #141 Posted by skyeagle409 1 year ago
You are correct and the U. S. Air Force has acknowledged in its science publication that the United States and Russia have attempted and failed to shoot down UFOs. Cuba tried and lost a Mig-21 in the process and the Iranians tried with their F-4 Phantoms and lost use of their onboard systems on both aircraft, whereas their systems returned to normal only after they turned away from the Mothership.  I have always believed that there were UFOs were released by gigantic Motherships as was the case involving JAL 1628 where a gigantic UFO and two smaller ufos accompanied the B-747 and the 1976 Ira... [More]


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