One thing that has always peaked my interests is the idea that there is life elsewhere in space. Since we were younger, we have always seen different aspects of aliens portrayed in our media through movies and tv shows. It made me start to wonder, what are the chances that other life exists in space and if so, is there any reliable evidence of these extraterrestrials? People always claim that the life we have on Earth is a miracle, but I’m starting to believe that the miracle may exist on another planet.
An alien, or extraterrestrial, is defined as a creature from outside space according to Dictionary.com. This idea is one that has been portrayed time and time again in the media. Movies such as E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Independence Day, and War of the Worlds have sought to make this idea entertaining. However, could this idea be real? Could other lifeforms out in the great space exist? According to an article from the Daily Galaxy the use of statistics shows that there are about 50 quintillion potentially habitable planets in the universe Earth exists in (Daily Galaxy, 2012). This same stat, proposed by astronomer Frank Drake, was resurfaced in 2001 to conclude that statistically hundreds of thousands of life-supporting planets should exist (History.com, Ancient Aliens).
Throughout history, from ancient times to today there have been claims that aliens have been seen and encountered with by fellow man. One of the most famous conspiracy claims of aliens was made way back in the 15th century. A painting done by Domenico Ghirlandaio called, “The Madonna with Saint Giovannino” can clearly show a mysterious floating saucer with a man and his dog looking at it (The Madonna with Saint Giovannino – The UFO Painting). Another, more recent example of alien interaction came in March of 2015 in the state of Florida. A witness claimed that she saw very bright lights that changed speed and direction in a way she had not seen before (UFO Sightings: Top 10 States with Highest Number of Reports, ABC News). These interactions have led to many studies by astronomers and scientists because the idea of aliens is one that many people have interest for.
Not only are people claiming that they have seen aliens, but one professor from the University of Sheffield has discovered proof that extraterrestrial organisms do exist. In an article by Nathan Rao for Express in the UK, Professor Milton Wainwright explains how he discovered the correct evidence to make this claim. He says that during a study he collected a photo of a ‘dragon particle’ made up of carbon and oxygen. Wainwright then goes on to explain how the biological makeup of this organism confirms that it is from space origin (The incredible picture that ‘proves’ there is life on other planets, 2014). This evidence is some of the first of its kind and is some that can develop into a very compelling argument for the existence of alien life.
Whether or not aliens exist, if you believe in them, or if they have made contact with Earth, it is undeniable that the very thought of other life existing is interesting. Statistically, other lifeforms and extraterrestrials should in fact exist, through personal experience of some people here on Earth extraterrestrials are certain to exist, and experimentally through professors in universities there is enough evidence to prove that extraterrestrials exist. The thought of this is interesting and one that some have developed an intense passion for.