US.gov: We aren't hiding any space aliens
We can handle the truth
The American government is not in contact with aliens and is not aware of any living on Earth, the White House revealed today in response to 12,000 American citizens who told the government "they could handle the truth".
The official statement from Phil Larson, a research assistant from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, was a response to two ePetitions on America's "We The People" petition site, which asked the government to acknowledge the presence of aliens.
"The people have a right to know. The people can handle the truth," said one of the petitions with 12,000 signatures, which cited as evidence the testimony of "hundreds of military and government agent witnesses" and opinion polls stating that more than 50 per cent of the American people believe there is an extraterrestrial presence and more than 80 per cent believe the government is not telling the truth about this phenomenon.
A second petition with 5,000 signatures simply demanded that the President disclose "the long-withheld knowledge of government interactions with extraterrestrial beings".
Larson's reply stressed that the government was actively looking for aliens, through the SETI project, the Kepler telescope and upcoming Mars science laboratory, but hadn't found any yet.
It was likely there were some, said Larson, given the size of the universe, but it was also unlikely that we would make contact with them "the odds of us making contact with any of them – especially any intelligent ones – are extremely small, given the distances involved." ®
Load of cods
Aliens coming to earth my arse! Load of old tosh made up by people with too much imagination and no creative outlets.
Why bother ragging the government? If you want see aliens, simply head out to the back of beyond for a few weeks, get dressed up as a down-at-heel hick and wait for the saucers to land! Every story, the aliens come down, gang-probe some "hillbilly" and drop them off by the side of the road afterward.
Sure I appreciate the stories from the abductees, but it wasn't so long ago that the same sort of people, prior to space aliens being in the public conscience, would claim Succubii would come into their rooms at night. They'd "freeze" people in their beds, wide awake and do nasty things to them.
As George Carlin once said, "50% of Americans believe in angels. What the hell? Are you, fucking stupid or something? A good dose of some illegal drugs will get you some fucking angels my friends!"
Then give me my Space craft back and let me gooooooooo
I just don't see how anyone can believe that the governent can sucessfully cover-up and keep secret somethign that doesn't matter at all when it is clear that they didn't manage to keep secret much stuff that actually mattered.