via Lee Speigel, The Huffington Post
There’s no evidence of any extraterrestrial life and “no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”
And there you have it, straight from the White House’s mouth, so to speak. UFO aficionados, skeptics and believers alike have waited patiently since September to see how the Obama administration would respond to two petitions under the new “We the People” program.
According to the official response written and released Friday evening by Phil Larson at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, while the government is saying it 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,” the door is still open to the possibility and search efforts “of life outside our planet.”
And those efforts include the ongoing Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — or SETI — which uses ground-based telescopes to try and tune in to signals from another world.
Larson’s response also mentions the Kepler spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, searching for Earth-like planets, and the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory, a car-size vehicle that will explore the geology of the red planet to look for any of the building blocks of life.
Undoubtedly, the minions who believe that Earth has already been visited by at least one race of extraterrestrials — citing photographic, film, video tape, radar returns and landing traces as evidence — will surely be disappointed with the White House’s “no evidence” stance.
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