Got phoned up by Radio Solent this morning to make a few comments on UFOs – aired live about 10:40 a.m.
Well what can I say? To quote Arthur C Clarke “You haven’t seen a UFO unless you got the Mars Licence number”. I saw TONS of UFOs when I lived in Dartmoor National Park, the skies were so dark (when it was clear) – but although they were unidentified as far as I was concerned, this doesn’t make them extra-terrestial craft. And it seems odd that the thousands of amateur deep-sky photographers (like me) that are out imaging every clear night have nothing to report – lots of satellites, plenty of planes, and even the odd asteroid – but sorry – no UFOs.
This isn’t too surprising, as (read below) space is BIG. The Universe could be teeming with life and we would simply never cross paths – the probabilities are just too small. And if there are life-forms similar to the Borg out there, maybe this is for the good 🙂
Don’t get me wrong – I would LOVE to see a real UFO – but as far as I am concerned we have never (yet) been visited by an intelligent extra-terrestial, and given the vastness of space and the probabilities involved – we never will be 🙁