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Are aliens all just really bad at driving?

A Jodrell Bank astronomer has questioned some of the recent claims about alien spacecraft being recovered by the US – because it would mean the proverbial little green men were very bad drivers.

Recent claims made by an ex-US intelligence agency whistleblower have been about alien spacecraft landings and the US hiding the fact that it has retrieved alien spacecraft.

The Guardian reported that American David Grusch served 14 years in the US air force, is a decorated veteran from the Afghanistan conflict, served in the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office and sat on the US Department of Defence’s unidentified aerial phenomena taskforce from 2020 to 2022. (UAPs, or unidentified anomalous phenomena were formerly known as UFOs).

He has claimed that the US has been retrieving intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin “for decades”.

But Michael Garrett, a radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank, part of Manchester University, and chair of the International Academy of Astronautics’ Seti (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) permanent committee, told Guardian that he was sceptical of Mr Grusch’s story.

He told the paper: “If there were all these alien spacecraft crashing on Earth – well, that seems a bit weird. You’d think that if they could travel between the stars, they could get the last 001% of the journey right, too,” he said.

He said that thinking of the small number of accidents that occurred each day compared with the vast number of road journeys undertaken, the idea of aliens crash-landing on the planet for decades “seems implausible”.

“It would imply that there must be hundreds of them coming every day, and astronomers simply don’t see them,” he told the Guardian.

He also doubted that advanced alien material had been recovered.

He told the Guardian: “If they had an understanding of how these things worked, they would result in completely disruptive technologies. In other words, we should be seeing amazing products and materials bursting on the market out of nowhere.

“Either they’re just not very good at reverse engineering, or there’s nothing to be reverse-engineered,” he said.

(Photo: Fernando Gregory / Dreamstime).

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