|E.T - Feeling Disappointed ..|
In this case, more than 5,000 people signed a petition demanding that the White House disclose the government's knowledge of extraterrestrial beings.
More than 12,000 signed another petition seeking formal acknowledgement of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.
In response, Phil Larson, of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote that the US government has no evidence that life exists outside Earth, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted any member of the human race. "In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye," Mr Larson wrote.
He did not close the door entirely, however, on a close encounter of an alien kind, noting that many scientists and mathematicians believe that, statistically speaking, odds are high that there is life somewhere among the "trillions and trillions of stars in the universe" - although odds that humans might make contact with non-humans are remote.
For many years people across the world have argued that alien technology and evidence of aliens is being hidden from the world by the U.S Government. Many cite `Area 51` as a likely repository of this evidence.
The Roswell incident in 1947 in New Mexico is often cited as being an early example of alien proof and a government conspiracy.
Whether aliens exist or not - and logically there must be other intelligent life in the Universe, the debate will rage on regardless.
Not many people share any faith in their governments, and that applies equally to the American administration. I daresay another book will soon appear in the book-stands showing how the U.S Govt. have covered this up!