posted on Aug, 7 2003 @ 07:55 PM
I believe that information regarding aliens has been steadily introduced to the public for decades inorder to 'ease' us into the notion of ET
intelligence. At some point, when it is judged that the public can easily handle the idea that an alien race might exist that can come to Earth...
The aliens themselves will probably make an official 'first contact' move.
Personally, I feel that we might already have heard about the aliens if it were not for the popularity of legends that make aliens look purely evil.
You see, the public can only hear about ET reality when it becomes evident that we won't panic, rob banks, and burn cities down. Sordid tales of
alien 'battlefleets', though, give a chunk of the public the idea that aliens can only be evil... and so delay the date of ET revelation. So, if
you REALLY want to know the truth, don't go around spreading internet folktales that depict aliens as 100% evil, but do so without any supporting
As a sidenote, notice how NASA is talking about astrobiology a lot more these days (Bush's nasa budget specifically mentioned the possibility of ET
life). When the 'Origins' series of deep space telescopes is launched in about a decade, we will have the ability to detect Earth-like planets
around other stars. At that point, it will become naturally evident to everyone that ETs might exist, and so some type of disclosure might occur