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Do you believe Unidentified Flying Objects indicate that there is intelligent life in the Universe independent of the Human Race?

Asked by ibstubro (18636points) January 22nd, 2014

Have you ever seen one, or do you personally know some who has convinced you that they have seen a convincing UFO?

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Never seen one.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Well there’s that area in the west where the UFO’s crashed. Either that or they were testing stealth technology.

cookieman's avatar

If we prove that a ship or vessel, not of this earth exists, then that would be pretty undeniable proof that there is intelligent life in the universe – independent of the human race.

However, to date, that hasn’t happened yet (to the best of my knowledge), so… moot point.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

The human race is not intelligent

PhiNotPi's avatar

No, I don’t. Although there may be “flying objects with are unidentified,” I haven’t seen any reason to believe that they have anything to do with aliens.

For example, the whole idea of “little green men” seems to be heavily inspired by sci-fi films. If intelligent alien life existed, what is the chance that it also has two eyes, a nose and a mouth, two arms and two legs, and is covered in skin? I would say close to none. They resemble humans too closely.

livelaughlove21's avatar

I’ve never seen one and I don’t know anyone who has (not that I know of). I react to UFO stories in the same way I react to Bigfoot stories but, unlike with Bigfoot, I’m not opposed to the idea that intelligent life exists independent of the human race. It would be pretty cool to have proof of that one day.

Personally, I think it’s imperative that we find intelligent life on Earth before worrying about if it exists elsewhere.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I read some newspaper article about someone proving that strange UFO sighting throughout the years might be just some experiments carried out by the government’s scientists. But that won’t stop me believing in the existence of UFO. Who know? Maybe the government is trying to cover something and just use this statement to lead people out of all those UFO things? And the universe is so big, who can be sure that there’s no other intelligent beings floating around somewhere?

@PhiNotPi regarding your example, the same problem happens in how people around the world describe their “god” and “devil”. Can you see that every god and devil has eyes, noses, mouths, arms and legs resembling human? If they are supposed to be in another world, why do they resemble human so much? UFO maybe real, but how people think about it ridicules it.

ibstubro's avatar

Me either, @ARE_you_kidding_me.

Are you pulling my leg, @Adirondackwannabe? You mean area 57 51?

Do you believe we’re nearing proof, @cookieman? Or do you personally believe such proof exists?

What, if not the human race, provides the definition of, “intelligent”? @ARE_you_kidding_me. BTW, “The human race is not intelligent” was SO predictable that I nearly asked for moderation. Truly, truly beneath you. I hold you to a higher expectation.

I agee, @PhiNotPi, that our ‘aliens’ are suspiciously egocentric. Something the original “Star Trek” made an amazing effort at pointing out.

At one time, I was convinced that both Bigfoot and UFOs existed, @livelaughlove21. As I age and technology advances and my doubts rise.

cookieman's avatar

@ibstubro: I have no idea and I have no idea. I am not ruling it out though.

ibstubro's avatar

OMG. @Mimishu1995. You nailed it.

God. UFO’s. Devil.

All are a matter of faith, or belief. Yet it’s more politically correct to accept UFOs than it is God.

Personally, I say “If it gives you comfort or hope, who am I to pop your balloon?” I can’t, as a general rule, offer you comfort or hope, so, ”take it where you get it_. The absence is miserable.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@ibstubro agreed but I simply could not resist.

ibstubro's avatar

I, sadly, understand, @ARE_you_kidding_me.

Smitha's avatar

I’ve seen many shooting stars, but not any Unidentified Flying Objects. I have seen documentaries and read books. But I believe that since life exists here on Earth, it’s possible that there could be another life out there in the Universe where suitable conditions exist. But I am not sure if they would reach us.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@ibstubro I’ve noticed that detail about god and devil since I was a kid but I’ve never dared to tell it to anyone lest I would receive a slap in the face Well, at least until now. There are full of religious people out there. I personally believe in god but not in any religions.
I agree that accepting UFOs is more politically correct. I also add that it is also more logically and scientifically correct. But so far, people believe in god more. Belief in UFOs just causes some curiosity and a little fear, but belief in god can start a war! * sight *

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@ibstubro Area fifty whatever was a hot spot for UFO’s for a long time. Guess where the secret stealth base was?

ibstubro's avatar

If life started a million years before Human, it’s possible they could be here, @Smitha. Reaching us would be astronomical. What kind of technology would detect “intelligent life”?

ibstubro's avatar

@Rarebear I’m not steeped in igorance.
Actually, in the Midewest I might be.

Smitha's avatar

A group of Scottish scientists are planning to build an alien-detecting laser device to hunt aliens or potential alien planets. Let’s wait and watch if this works out or if this is going to be another complete waste of Government funds.

zenvelo's avatar

I have seen a lot of UFO’s There are lots of things flying around that I can’t identify, they look like they might be planes, or helicopters, once in a while maybe a satellite moving across the sky Usually at night, which makes it really had to tell what they are. But no one else around can tell me for sure what they are since I am not at an airport control tower. People guess, they say, “oh that’s a plane.” But how can we be sure?

But none of have aliens. Why the hell would an alien come here?

ibstubro's avatar

Never fear sharing your personal truth, @Mimishu1995. You can only educate or learn.

I learned from you. Thanks.

All truths are personal.

Coloma's avatar

I hope their are other beings that are more intelligent than us. lol
I’ve seen several unusual things in my life, mysteries they remain.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@ibstubro And I learn from you that all truth are personal, thanks.

kritiper's avatar

No. It’s just another example of things in the universe that you can’t explain.

rojo's avatar

I think I have seen one many years ago but I cannot say what it proves.

At about 15/16 (it would have been about 1970) we were lying out in the yard (maybe stoned, don’t remember) and saw and followed what we thought was a satellite moving through the stars. It made a ninety degree turn and continued on the new trajectory until out of sight. As far as I know even today we do not have the technology to do that.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The answer as to whether or not saucers are genuine, and our government is suppressing proof of their existence must remain speculation. The main reason being that only a fool would accept government denial of a coverup at face value. If our government does indeed have possession of alien aircraft and alien corpses as well, then I don’t doubt for an instant that official reaction would be EXACTLY as UFO proponents claim.

flutherother's avatar

Identified alien spacecraft, yes. Unidentified flying objects, no.

Coloma's avatar

If there is a “God”, well…he IS an alien being from somewhere in the universe, duh! lol

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

No, I don’t. People claim to have seen Bigfoot and the Lochness Monster, too. Not only could sitings of UFO’s be anything from weather balloons to military aircraft, they could also be nothing at all but active imaginations.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I believe in infinite possiblities. :)

KaY_Jelly's avatar

Before I was a theist I was into black magic. I will be truthful, I saw something strange in the sky. Now that I am a theist and I understand some of the Luciferian doctrine and most of the Christian bible I think I can give my opinion on the subject with a bit of a clearer picture.

The book of Genesis tells the story of God casting out some of his angels from heaven to earth for following Lucifer in his rebellion.
Lucifer is the Prince of the power of the air as written in
Ephesians 2:2:

2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Imo, the ‘air’ is the space that is a dimension that is invisible to earth which could also be another parallel.
Revelation 12:7–9

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

If you read and understand the texts you can really get a sense of these ‘insurgent’ angels.

I believe that they actually can physically impersonate anything even lights in the sky or aliens and even abductions. It’s all so the fallen angels can get what they want before judgment day.

Of course this is all just my opinion. I could be totally off or could I?

1 Timothy 4:1
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

NanoNano's avatar

My short answer to your question is yes.

My long answer involves contacts at secret underground facilities funded by Pentagon black budgets, that I cannot talk about on Fluther. =)

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