Published: 2:27 AM 11/27/2013
Here’s some news from our nation’s capital:
A senior White House official says there is “no credible evidence of extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.”
So there you have it, straight from a member of President Obama’s administration: We’re here alone — all by ourselves.
What’s more, there’s no information the White House has, not a bit, to suggest that evidence of alien life is being kept from the public by your government.
This of course, is a blow to the millions of Americans who think there are aliens on Earth. Some who even say they’ve seen them, talked to them in fact.
The White House now says “it’s not so.”
This unusual denial of extraterrestrials from a senior government official comes as a response to postings on a White House website that allows people like you and me to submit our own petitions to the government.
When they started this, the folks at the White House believed it would be a good way to give all Americans a way to engage their government on issues that matter to them. They pledged to respond to any petition that got a significant following.
Of course, what the White House expected was to hear from citizens concerned with things like immigration reform, or America at war in the Middle East, Medicare and Social Security.
What they got, and what the senior White House official had to respond to, are petitions signed by 17,000 people who say they want the government to disclose what they know about extraterrestrials here on Earth.
A recent National Geographic poll claims that 36 percent of Americans think aliens have visited Earth, and almost 80 percent believe the government has kept information about unidentified flying objects a secret.
There are many scientists who say the odds are pretty good that there is another planet somewhere that has life on it. However, they speculate that the odds of making contact, or of any aliens showing up on your street, are extremely small.
Now we have the official word from the White House: If there ever was any contact with any life-form among the trillions and trillions of stars, or if any extraterrestrial had ever engaged any member of the human race, President Obama would know about it, but he doesn’t, so there hasn’t been any, and that’s that.
It’s doubtful this will dissuade the 17,000 people who signed those White House petitions.
The next time you see a blob of light in the sky, it probably will be the planet Venus; on the other hand ... it could be a space vehicle under alien control, so you should know that you can start your own petition now to get the government to come clean about what’s going on.
Go to the White House website and see how many followers you can get to sign your petition. Log on to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov.
What do you suppose the government does with all the petitions it doesn’t respond to?
Truman Taylor (TrumanBTaylor@comcast.net)