A mysterious object in our solar system could be an alien mothership sending out more miniature probes to monitor Earth. This emerges from a new draft report co-authored by the head of the Pentagon’s UFO Research Bureau.
Sean Kirkpatrick, head of the new Pentagon Office for the Investigation of Anomalies in All Domains, advanced this theory in a recently published but uncompleted paper he co-authored with longtime Harvard Astronomy Department head Abraham Loeb, wrote.
The paper explores the idea that extraterrestrial life is already visiting us in the form of ʻOumuamua, which was discovered in 2017 as the first interstellar object to travel through our solar system. The authors say that ʻOumuamua’s “extremely flat shape” and lack of a comet-like tail “raise the possibility that it may have been thin and artificial.”
The authors suggest that IM2, an interstellar meteor that impacted Earth in 2017 ahead of ʻOumuamua’s closest approach, may have been a “dandelion seed”-like probe released from the object in a way that “NASA missions do not would be too dissimilar.”
“With the right design, these tiny probes could reach and explore Earth or other planets in the solar system,” the paper says. “Astronomers would not be able to notice the spray from the mini-probes because they do not reflect enough sunlight to be noticed by existing survey telescopes.
The paper states that parachute-like probes “could decelerate in Earth’s atmosphere to avoid burning up and then track their targets wherever they land.”
The authors suggest that the “overall purpose of the trip” would likely be “scientific and exploratory in nature” as they conclude that the probes would have to have been launched “in a distant past” before human observations came into question would come.
The paper notes that Harvard’s Abraham-led Galileo project, which is searching for extraterrestrials, hopes to recover a 2014 interstellar meteor from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean “in the coming year.”. Researchers will discover whether its exceptional material strength is due to it being made from an artificial alloy such as stainless steel or materials yet to be developed by humans.