US ‘not politically ready’ for UFOs, alien contact: top physicist
Renowned American physicist and author Michio Kaku reacted to the first congressional audience on Wednesday audience on extraterrestrial and unidentified flying objects in 50 years, saying Americans are ready to understand the implications of contact, but remain “not politically ready”.
“I think we’re mature enough to be able to understand the implications,” Kaku told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney. “It would be one of the greatest turning points in human history if one day we found conclusive evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations in our backyard Milky Way galaxy.”
“But,” Kaku shot back, “I don’t think we’re politically ready for that. I think our politicians are dragging their feet.”
During Tuesday’s congressional hearing, the Pentagon recognized that while American assets have never struck anything the military classifies as an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP), it has almost happened on nearly a dozen occasions.
“There are a number of events in which we have no explanation, in which there are a small handful, in which there are characteristics of theft or management of the signature that we cannot not explain with the data we have,” Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray testified.
But Kaku thinks the broadcast of “hours” of surveillance footage signals something else.
“They’re sitting on a stack of video tapes that they haven’t released yet,” Kaku continued on “Varney & Co.” “I think the government knows a lot more than it’s letting on.”
According to Kaku, the government could not previously rely solely on eyewitness accounts of UFOs or UAPs.
“Fifty years ago, people focused on eyewitness accounts of members of the public saying they saw something in the sky – that’s not enough,” Kaku noted.
Now, evidence reveals the capabilities of these unidentified objects, the physicist explained.
“They can zigzag and maneuver, creating G-forces hundreds of times the force of gravity. They can drop 70,000 feet in seconds. And get that, they can even swim underwater,” Kaku said. “We don’t have technologies that can do any of these things.”
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While humans and the federal government remain “ignorant” of the truth behind UFOs or aliens, Kaku confirmed the “possibility” that otherworldly life exists.
“At the moment,” said the physics ace, “we have no idea what might be behind these objects, given that they seem to be beyond the capabilities of our best craft.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.