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Neil deGrasse Tyson: UFO Doesn’t Mean Aliens (Video)

Neil deGrasse Tyson: UFO Doesn’t Mean Aliens (Video)

Last updated on January 14, 2022

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about why "UFO" should not be misconstrued to be equivocal to "aliens".

While he’s not very popular in UFO circles, Neil deGrasse Tyson is undeniably one of the world’s top astrophysicists. Back at the end of 2017, he did an interview on CNN regarding the Pentagon’s investigation of a UFO encountered by US Navy F-17 pilots.

We Rarely Know the Entire Story

At the time, we all thought that the Pentagon was ignoring the evidence, but as it turns out, they were actively investigating to determine if the unidentified object was dangerous. We just didn’t know.

While the Pentagon was unable to determine what the object was, they concluded it wasn’t a threat – I’m not exactly sure how one can reach this conclusion without actually knowing what the object was, but it’s probably safe to assume we don’t know everything about the Pentagon’s investigation at this point either.

The main reason I shared this video is because Tyson touches on something I’ve been focused on since I started this blog. The fact that the term “UFO” does not necessarily mean aliens (and in fact, most of the time, it doesn’t mean aliens).

You can watch the video below:

Understanding the Difference

Many people in the UFO community, especially hardcore believers, dislike Tyson because of he always seems to be a ‘stick in the mud’ of sorts.

But Tyson would honestly be one of the first people to jump up and down with excitement if alien life were proven to exist. It just so happens his threshold for what constitutes proof is very high.

As someone who gets tired of finding out great videos and sightings are frequently fakes and forgeries, I’m ok with a high threshold of proof.

Featured Image: Neil deGrasse Tyson at the science festival Starmus IV in Trondheim, Norway | Image Credit: NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Flickr: License CC BY-SA 2.0

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