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Elon Musk Keeps Buzz About Extraterrestrials in the News

He has said that we may be ET’s sims. Then this year he created an uproar by doubting UFOs — and another one months later by implying that they do exist. Huh?

Self-driving car and private space travel entrepreneur Elon Musk has been all over the map recently as far as ET is concerned. He has claimed that our universe may have been simulated by extraterrestrials. He has hinted that he himself is an extraterrestrial. Earlier this year, he apparently reversed course and identified (on Twitter) the strongest argument for the idea that ET doesn’t even exist:

‘Strongest argument against aliens,’ Musk tweeted, along with two charts that shows camera resolution has advanced, but UFO pictures have remained the same.

The post concludes that extraterrestrials do not exist, due to most images showing floating blobs, but many of the comments argue otherwise.

One user responded with ‘that’s exactly what an alien would tweet,’ while another explains that most cameras ‘are only capturing 400-700 nanometers’ and are not capable of capturing ‘true reality.’

Stacy Liberatore, “Elon Musk’s ‘strongest argument’ that aliens DON’T exist: Tesla CEO sparks huge debate with graph showing how camera resolutions have advanced – but UFO images have always been blurry” at Daily Mail (23 March 2021)

Whether Musk agreed with the commenters or not, later this year he decided that maybe ET does exist:

Is there life, Elon, but not as we know it? This is the question on Twitter’s lips in the wake of a post by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk about the existence of alien spacecraft.

‘I’m not saying there are UFOs … but there are UFOs,’ the entrepreneur tweeted yesterday, provoking a frenzy of responses and memes from his followers.

‘Elon, phone home — Mars!’

Ian Randall, “Aliens? Elon Musk sparks a Twitter frenzy with claim ‘there are UFOs’” at Mailonline/MSN News (September 15, 2021)

That last quoted comment was doubtless a jibe at Musk’s one-time claim that he is himself an alien.

The background to all this is likely the Pentagon’s June 25 report to Congress on genuinely puzzling and unexplained aerial phenomena (UAPs, formerly UFOs). According to Mailonline, “Mr Musk’s comments come in the wake of plans by the US Congress to establish a dedicated governmental office to investigate sightings of UFOs by the military.”

A Daily Mail source, former U.S. National Security director John Ratcliffe noted, re the surprising Pentagon report:

‘And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain.

‘Movements that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.’

Stacy Liberatore, “Elon Musk’s ‘strongest argument’ that aliens DON’T exist: Tesla CEO sparks huge debate with graph showing how camera resolutions have advanced – but UFO images have always been blurry” at Daily Mail (23 March 2021)

Musk may genuinely vacillate between doubt and certainty about UFOs. But he may also be trying to focus attention on his space travel enterprises and away from his comparatively sluggish self-driving car business.

One thing we can always count on; he’ll get the hive buzzing — whether or not he is an alien:

Here’s Musk’s argument for why we probably live in a simulation (2016):


You may also wish to read: The Pentagon’s UAP (UFO) report signals a sharp attitude change. The brass have committed themselves to going “wherever the data takes us.” No, they didn’t report UFOs. But they reported enough mysteries to stop merely debunking and discrediting… and follow the evidence.


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