Carbon Chauvinism is a term coined by Carl Sagan which assumes that all extraterrestrial life must be made of carbon because carbon-based humans are unable to imagine life made of radically different biochemistries.
While filming “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the director Stanley Kubrick was so worried that an alien encounter was imminent that he took out an insurance policy incase aliens were discovered before his movie was released which he believed would have ruined his storyline.
During the space race, Stanley Kubrick was so worried that humans would soon make first contact with aliens that he tried to buy an insurance policy for 2001: A Space Odyssey in case audiences found his depiction of aliens ridiculous.
The Fermi Paradox states that given how large our universe is, evidence of alien life should have been found by now, leading some scientists to believe that alien civilizations have purposely been keeping us in the dark.
Some people believe dolphins and whales are actually a race of alien beings called the Nommos.
Reagan and Gorbachev informally agreed that the US and USSR would assist each other in the event of an alien invasion.
Due to the fact that radio broadcasts robust enough to reach deep space was first used in the 1940’s, it is very likely that the first message potential aliens would hear from us would be made by Hitler.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was recently asked to provide “any evidence to disprove the theory that [he] is in fact a David Icke style shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement.” Key, in a congenial manner atypical of shapeshifting reptilian aliens, responded: “To the best of my knowledge, no. I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I’m not a reptile … I’ve never been in a spaceship, never been in outer space, and my tongue’s not overly long either.“
When NASA concluded that a “doughnut-sized” object that appeared mysteriously before its Opportunity rover on Mars was actually an errant rock, it left some people dissatisfied: A lawsuit brought against the Agency alleges NASA not only failed to adequately investigate the object, but that it is biological in nature.