Those drawn to conspiracy theories won’t be silenced by official announcements even if these bear a White House stamp. The other day one Phil Larson answered a petition signed by 12,078 people. The petition says: “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race - Disclosure.” Phil also includes another petition, this one signed by 5,387 people and answers them both in the same response: “Immediately disclose the government’s knowledge of and communications with extraterrestrial beings.” Phil works for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. His response, headlined Searching for ET, But No Evidence Yet, is on the Internet (link). It is negative. White House Stationary. The relevant paragraph follows:
The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged 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.
This will, of course, merely give new impetus to the conspiracy claims. Phil Larson? Who in the heck is that? At minimum the official response should have been countersigned by General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. That might have peeled off perhaps one, but only one, of the 12,078 signers, none of the 5,387. The Obama White House? You think those ninnies have clout? Think again. Hey! I’ve looked high and low on that so-called “response” but I can’t find a date anywhere. What do they think we are? Stupid? No date! That’s just the start of deniability….