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.
In 1997, a talk show host named Art Bell received an on-air call from a man claiming to have worked in Area 51. The caller claimed extra-dimensional beings made contact with the US government before the start of the Space Race and that soon major population centers will be wiped out. The caller, who was hysterical during the conversation, spent roughly two minutes on the line before the signal was jammed by an unknown third party and the call was dropped.
The United Nations has formed a contingency plan in the event that aliens directly contact us.
Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, has claimed that “aliens have contacted humans several times” on Kerrang radio in 2008.