The White House responds to petitioners regarding UFOs (updated)

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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.

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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.

  7 comments for “The White House responds to petitioners regarding UFOs (updated)

  1. snoma
    November 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    I find it hilariously, laugh out loud worthy (but for all the wrong reasons) that he would even take the time to reply to such ludicrious claims, for these conspiracy nuts.

  2. idoubtit
    November 6, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Sadly, this is the way government works. You have stifle the laugh and respond to every damned crazy public comment. I suspect about 10% of all Americans are out of touch with reality. I may be underestimating…

  3. November 6, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    AHAHAHA! Awesome!

  4. November 6, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    More evidence of the cover up that aliens *are* … walking among us! 🙂

  5. snoma
    November 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Even if the president himself, Barack Obama, personally tells them to their face there is no conspiracy theory, there are no aliens on our planet, Area 51 does not house an alien spaceship and confirms that Bush is in fact NOT a lizard, these people will still not be happy.

    They want to lied to. They will not accept any answer other than “Yes, aliens are (or have at least) visited Earth.”

  6. November 6, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    They should post Don Henley’s song “They’re Not Here, They’re not Coming” 🙂

  7. Massachusetts
    December 8, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    I believe that all citizens in a democracy are entitled to have their questions answered. I do not believe, however, that they are entitled to be happy with the answers. This may be one of those cases.

    Also, Snoma is right. UFO believers won’t accept any other answer or interpretation. The recent Mercury UFO footage on youtube is an example of this, I believe. The guy sees a cloaked alien ship, and there’s absolutely no other possibility, in his mind, even though the space scientists offer a very reasonable one (i.e., a software artifact from the image processing that was done.)

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