Britain’s first astronaut has said that aliens definitely exist and it is possible they are living among us on earth but have gone undetected so far.
Helen Sharman, who visited the Soviet Mir space station in 1991, told the Observer newspaper on Sunday that “aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.””There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life,” she went on. “Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not.”
Then, in a tantalizing theory that should probably make you very suspicious of your colleagues, Sharman added: “It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”
Sharmon was the first of 7 total Britons to enter space back in 1992.
The chemist spent eight days as a researcher on the space mission when she was 27 and still has vivid memories of it. She is one of only three people who have been in orbit for that long, making her an expert at what goes into those capsules!
Many people have speculated about aliens, but no evidence has been found so far.
One of the most famous speculators is Budd Hopkins who made headlines in March 1977 when he claimed to have captured on film an extraterrestrial being outside his window while operating a security camera at night near Cape Canaveral Florida. It’s not uncommon for him speculate that we’ve had brushes with these beings before over a Nevada desert. NASA rovers are trawling Mars life forms, but humankind and our endless fascination continue with curiosity throughout history.
What is it about UFOs and aliens that captivates our imagination? A former Pentagon official who led a secret government program to research potential sightings of the phenomenon told CNN at the time he believes there’s evidence on Earth.
Elsewhere in her interview, Sharman said there is “no greater beauty than looking at the Earth from up high.””I’ll never forget the first time I saw it,” she added.Sharman also discussed her frustration with observers defining her by her sex. “People often describe me as the first British woman in space, but I was actually the first British person. It’s telling that we would otherwise assume it was a man,” she said.
“When Tim Peake went into space, some people simply forgot about me. A man going first would be the norm, so I’m thrilled that I got to upset that order.”