White House denies knowledge of extraterrestrial presence on Earth

The White House’s We the People site guarantees official responses to petitions for action or information that reach a threshold of 25,000 digital signatures.

In one of the latest responses, a White House expert in science and technology denies that there has been any contact with extraterrestrials. Which begs the question: how would a lower level staffer like him know?

I’m endlessly fascinated by rumors and “evidence” of contact. I don’t really believe that there has been contact with aliens, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it turned out to be true.

From the White House denial:

Thank you for signing the petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.

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.

However, that doesn’t mean the subject of life outside our planet isn’t being discussed or explored. In fact, there are a number of projects working toward the goal of understanding if life can or does exist off Earth.

The response mentions SETI, Kepler, and the Mars Science Laboratory.

There’s also an interesting nod to the probabilities of “intelligent” life elsewhere:
“Many scientists and mathematicians have looked with a statistical mindset at the question of whether life likely exists beyond Earth and have come to the conclusion that the odds are pretty high that somewhere among the trillions and trillions of stars in the universe there is a planet other than ours that is home to life.”

Sounds like a conspiracy to me.