An article published Monday in Scientific American argued there are four challenges for scientists who are trying to get serious about studying unidentified flying objects/aerial phenomena (UFOs/UAPs).
Despite evidence pointing toward full disclosure that extraterrestrial life is present on Earth, “questionable data quality and a lack of shared research standards” continue to plague the scientific community in their cementation of UFO/UAP research, author Leonard David argued in Scientific American. Set to the backdrop of a year of massive congressional effort and new funding for the Pentagon to research UFOs/UAPs, the article outlines ways to overcome the challenges.
The first major challenge is the lack of conclusive photographic evidence of extraterrestrials and their machinery. “A million blurry images are worthless, compared to a single high-resolution video that resolves an object as it maneuvers,” Harvard University astrophysicist Avi Loeb told David for the article.
A custom-built observatory, costing roughly $300,000, is hoped to overcome this primary issue. The observatory is capable of capturing continuous video of the night sky above Earth in infrared, optical, and radio bands, as well as recording ambient sound. These data will be analyzed, some with artificial intelligence algorithms, before being made public.
“We are planning to make three copies of this system over the spring of 2023 and to then place them in desired locations while we continue to test the first system at Harvard,” Loeb continued. “In the coming years, we need funding at a level of tens of millions of dollars to get 100 such systems to obtain enough statistics on UAP.”
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The observatory will further help overcome the second key challenge in UFO/UAP research: a lack of universal standards. Countless non-profits and other organizations are dedicated to researching these phenomena, but a lack of standards means almost no homogenized information is available, stunting scientific advancements and conclusive evidence in the field.
David argued that a fourth issue is the lack of whistleblowers. Citing expert researcher Leslie Kean, David stated that “the most important near-term progress on the topic is likely to come out of Capitol Hill rather than any science lab or smartphone app.” While my personal opinion is that nothing positive ever comes out of Capitol Hill, politics, or politicians in general, given the psychological dependence of many to not believe anything until the government confirms authenticity, Kean and David have a small point here.
Then again, plenty of government whistleblowers have come forward, and almost all of them have been written off as looneys. (RELATED: Pilots Report String Of Recent UFO Sightings)
Though Kean did note, importantly, that “those who have signed secrecy agreements related to UAP are now free to reveal that previously protected information to AARO and to Congress, without fear of retribution or prosecution.”
Finally, money is needed to fund the deeper exploration of our own planet and our immediate place in the cosmos. “A solution to the UAP enigma is going to require Congress to allocate funding to the scientific community,” Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies board member Robert Powell stated. “It will not be easy. The military has been investigating the phenomenon on and off for 75 years. Where have we gotten? We need a change.”
We do need a change, but do not forget that whatever you have seen, experienced, or know, is just as important as any validation from politicians or the military. The only thing that separates your lived experience from theirs is a job title.