Perspective on Extraterrestrials

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With more and more planets being discovered everyday isn’t it a little narcissistic of us to believe that we are the only planet that can sustain life. With movies like Star Wars, and Star Trek the thought of extraterrestrials are becoming more mainstream. However there are still many people who don’t believe.

Throughout history there has been countless reports of U.F.O sightings. One of the first accounts is from the annals of Thutmose III who ruled around 1504-1450 B.C. The Egyptian papyrus states that "The scribes of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky. It had no head, the breath of its mouth had a foul odor. Its body one rod long and one rod wide had no voice.

Now after some days had passed, these things became more numerous in the skies than ever. They shone more in the sky than the brightness of the sun, and extended to the limits of four supports of the heavens. Powerful was the position of the fire circles. Thereupon, these fire circles ascended higher in the sky towards the south…. “ This excerpt is an example of a man trying to explain something he has no prior knowledge of.

This was written centuries before the first airplane. What could they have possibly seen in the sky that was “one rod long and wide, and had no voice.” Obviously it wasn’t a bird, or a plane. So how logically can you dispute this to be anything other than a U.F.O. I suppose writer could be hallihuating, or maybe it was just a bad dream. This sighting however do not stand alone. In Italy 216 B.C it was written that there were “things like ships in the sky over the city. 90 B.C it was reported that “a globe of fire, fell to the earth, gyrating. It then rose from the earth, and ascended into the sky, whe...

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... it. Astronomers have found a planet completely covered in water and 400 degrees fahrenheit. For us this type of planet would be unlivable but for the bacteria and animals that live in underground volcano. This might be a planet that they thrive in.

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Brinsley Le Poer Trench, "The Flying Saucer Story", pp.81-82

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Brinsley Le Poer Trench, "The Flying Saucer Story", pp.81-82
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