Such statements would never have surfaced a decade ago. As a consequence, many of us are wondering if NASA is preparing for a disclosure like no other.Whenever ‘alien’ is mentioned, official confirmation is hard to come by. Yet former astronaut and current NASA administrator Charles Bolden has done just that. When asked by a 10-year-old if he believed in aliens, Bolden expressed his views with a certainty that conspiracy theorists would have loved:
I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems – the billions of solar systems in the universe.”
The recent discoveries of a number of Earth-like planets have given Bolden and his colleagues reason to believe the search for extraterrestrial life forms will soon register its first success.
Today we know that there are literally thousands, if not millions of other planets, many of which may be very similar to our own earth. So some of us, many of us believe that we’re going to find… evidence that there is life elsewhere in the universe.”
Bolden was also asked about the existence of Area 51, which he immediately admitted. After all, the Central Intelligence Agency have officially recognized the base and its exact location in 2013. However, Bolden was adamant when he said there are no aliens there:
There is an Area 51. It’s not what many people think. I’ve been to a place called that but it’s a normal research and development place. I never saw any aliens or alien spacecraft or anything when I was there.
I think because of the secrecy of the aeronautics research that goes on there it’s ripe for people to talk about aliens being there.”
The base was a badly kept secret for decades and it certainly looks like it’s going to generate controversies for years to come. People are going to keep talking. But on the upside, NASA is making some historical admissions.