SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak recently talked about how aliens actually look like. He commented on the extraterrestrial and UFO phenomenon in an interview.
Aliens Facts: SETI Astronomer’s Version
In the interview, Shostak talked about UFOs and aliens, which have vehemently gripped the imagination of the world. In addition, Shostak explained the statistics of the believers. He stated that one third of the public is a complete believer in UFO phenomenon. He added that ten to twenty thousand UFO sightings are reported every year in the U.S.
While talking about how all reported extraterrestrials look the same, Shostak said he believes that aliens could be more machine-like, according to a National Geographic video.
Furthermore, Shostak said that as humans have already invented thinking machines in present time, aliens might have done that way back. According to him, real aliens would thus look like machines. This, according to him, amounts to a huge number. Shostak expounded that he used to worry about people having delusions about the alien phenomenon.
Shostak added that he used to get phone calls from people having difficulties with aliens in their private lives. Moreover, a poll stated that eight percent of the public has reportedly been abducted by extraterrestrials from their bedrooms for experimental purposes. Shostak said that people might do this to improve their social lives or what-not.
Comedian Michael Ian Black was present during the show. Black stated that it is all about being a small group of people trying to be part of something grander.
Aliens Facts: About Shostak And Alien-Life
The SETI astronomer believe that researchers would find alien life in two decades. The 72-year-old American astronomer made it his career to research about life beyond Earth.
Shostak invested the past 25 years at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in California. He considers that Earth-like, livable planets might not be a myth at all, and that there could be several of these, as reported by The Guardian.
“It doesn’t seem unreasonable to think that we are not alone,” he said. “If all those planets are completely sterile, you’ve got to think, wow there must be something really special and miraculous about Earth – but generally those people are not scientists.”
Shostak is an eager participant in the Institute’s SETI observing programs. Furthermore, the astronomer is head of the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee, as per SETI.