In a followup to a story we reported a month ago, The White House web site posts a notice to the signers of the web petition about alien life.
Thank you for signing the petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.
The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.
Credit: @stevesilberman on Twitter
The post was made by Phil Larson who works on space policy and communications at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
It seems a shame that government has to waste their time answering such an unfounded allegation from citizens. The post points out that there are perfectly good programs in place looking for extraterrestrial life. In other words, knock off the fantastic speculation. There is NO conspiracy, no frozen bodies, no alien technology transfer. There is reality.
UPDATE from The Paradigm Research Group who are unhappy and will bother people about it some more.
As expected it was written by a low level staffer from the Office of Science and Technology Policy – research assistant Phil Larson. The response was unacceptable. [...] Much feedback is likely.
PRG will address the White House response on Monday, November 7 via an international press release and op-ed submissions to various newspapers.