Ufologist Nick Pope has said that the Russia-Ukraine crisis is deterring aliens from making their presence known.
Speaking to the Daily Star, researcher Nick Pope, a ufologist who was even once hired by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to look into evidence of alien life, set out his view as to why no aliens or flying saucers have yet touched down to spread their message of peace and interstellar co-operation.
During an interview Pope said “highly evolved extraterrestrials probably regard warfare as something that only primitive civilizations engage in.”
Pope previously investigated UFOs for the Ministry of Defence and moved to the US in 2012.
He doesn’t share the MoD’s view that there were conventional explanations for the UFO sightings while he worked there.
Pope told the Daily Star: “Aliens might wonder at the wisdom of the UK going up against Russia, but would probably realize that being in a coalition helps.”
According to him, “highly evolved extraterrestrials probably regard warfare as something that only primitive civilizations engage in,” meaning that aliens might not want to visit or engage with the human race at present.
“The Ukraine situation means we’re unlikely to get an invitation to join the Galactic Federation for the time being,” he said.
Pope hinted that beings from outer space may understand, however, why nations would be willing to form alliances to counter purported aggression from Moscow. “Aliens might wonder at the wisdom of the UK going up against Russia, but would probably realize that being in a coalition helps,” he explained.
Ukrainian and Western officials have repeatedly sounded the alarm of an imminent invasion, citing reports that Moscow was beefing up its troops and hardware near the demarcation line. The Kremlin has consistently denied the claims.