The White House has officially responded to an online petition signed by thousands that requested the United States government "to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth." The Obama administration denied alien visits or UFO coverups.
The idea of an advanced extraterrestrial species has intrigued the human mind for centuries. Since the Roswell incident in 1947, a lot of Americans have questioned their government’s involvement in a possible UFO/alien coverup.
Numerous organizations, agencies and groups have asked governments around the world to disclose official documents that acknowledge aliens and UFOs. Former military and government officials have gone on record admitting that they have either seen first-hand extraterrestrials and/or worked in top-secret programs.
More than 12,000 have signed an online petition demanding the Obama administration confess to alien visitations. Unfortunately for many, the U.S. government has denied, once again, of any knowledge or involvement in an out-of-this-world presence
On Monday, an official White House response to the petition was posted on their website by Phil Larson, a worker on space policy and communications at the White House Office of Science and Technology.
White House photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama listens during a meeting with advisors in the Oval Office
In the response, they say they have no evidence that life exists in our universe or that another life form has made contact with our planet. “In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye.”
The White House did say, though, that they have not given up and that there are numerous initiatives ongoing that will continue to find life elsewhere. The Search for ExtaTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI), the NASA Kepler spacecraft and the Mars Science Laboratory were listed as some of the projects underway.
“Many scientists and mathematicians have looked with a statistical mindset at the question of whether life likely exists beyond Earth and have come to the conclusion that the odds are pretty high that somewhere among the trillions and trillions of stars in the universe there is a planet other than ours that is home to life,” added the White House.
It noted that the chances of coming into contact is extremely rare.