Did President Eisenhower Meet with Aliens?
A couple of weeks ago, Timothy Good, a former consultant to Congress and the Pentagon, made a bold claim; he asserted that President Dwight Eisenhower met with aliens back in 1954. According to Good, Eisenhower and FBI officials met with extraterrestrials on three separate occasions, and made initial contact with the space creatures via “telepathic messages.” The two sides—human and alien—reportedly met at the Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico, and there were “many witnesses.”
Considering there is no concrete evidence of anyone on Earth making contact with extraterrestrials, let alone of life existing elsewhere at all, Good’s wild assertions will surely be dismissed as lunacy by many. Despite the allegations seeming crazy, this is not the first time a high-powered individual in the United States has mentioned extraterrestrial encounters. In 1993, Dr. Steven M. Greer began The Disclosure Project, which is comprised of “over 500 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs [and] ETs.” This includes astronauts, pilots, military personal with access to classified files, and a wide variety of other high ranking officials, all of whom have allegedly encountered aliens.
All across the globe you can find stories about UFO sightings or run into someone who claims to have been abducted, so maybe there really is something to these reports of visitors from outer space. While we often picture the individuals making these claims as being a bit loopy or off-kilter (really, don’t you think you’d be a little eccentric and razzled if you were anally probed by green men on a flying saucer?), at least some of these eyewitnesses, including Timothy Good and those in The Disclosure Project, have to be rational and clear-thinking folks who saw something they simply cannot comprehend. We’ll likely never know if there’s any truth to this report of President Eisenhower having had pow-wows with extraterrestrials, but it is fun to think about, and with so many reports from seemingly reputable sources, I’m not willing to completely write it off as fallacy.
Considering how tiny Earth is in relation to everything else out there, it is both glib and self-serving to believe we are alone in the universe. The Drake equation, developed by Frank Drake in 1961, is a mathematical equation designed to estimate how many “detectable extraterrestrial civilizations” exist in our galaxy, and it suggests that there are between 1,000 and 100,000,000 in the Milky Way. Now this is of course unproven, and will remain so until the space programs of the world take some serious steps forward, but this calculation shows that maybe, somewhere not too far away, there could be alien life that has made, or someday will make, a trip to Earth.
Perhaps these last few paragraphs have left me sounding like a total nut, but that’s fine. While I’m not convinced aliens have been to Earth, I’m also not convinced they haven’t. I do believe they’re out there, though, and for that reason I like to keep an open mind. Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest scientific minds to ever live, has stated, “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational, . . . [t]he real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” I guess we just have to hope that the ETs we inevitably meet (if we haven’t yet, of course) aren’t aggressive, as Hawking suggests, but are instead rad. That would be out of this world, pun intended.