Thursday, 25 February 2010

Are ETs Chelsea fans?

”I like Chelsea F.C.” Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Recently, the UK Ministry of Defence released files that were previously classified as top-secret. They include over 6,000 pages of reports that describe “hundreds of other-worldly experiences with unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and apparent aliens across Britain.”

UFOs have changed considerably in half a century. According to The Telegraph, “Many reports in this latest file describe aircraft as big, black and triangular in shape with lights along the edges, whereas the predominant form in the 1940s to 1950s was saucer or disc-shaped.”

The documents suggest that an UFO was observed hovering over Stamford Bridge, the home stadium of Chelsea F.C., during a soccer match. It seems that the ETs have been showing a bad example by their refusal to buy tickets.

Chelsea is no doubt a good football team. It has won the English Premier League three times and the FA cup five times, including last year, but there are other top teams in Great Britain also, Manchester United and Liverpool, for instance.

So why would ETs choose to watch a Chelsea game?

The origin of UFOs also raises questions. Proxima Centauri, the nearest star outside our solar system, is 4.3 light years away. In other words, at the speed of light it would take four years and four months for a one-way trip from there to see the Chelsea game in London.

Furthermore, we have no evidence that Proxima Centauri or any other star in our “neighbourhood” has planets that could harbour life.

UFOs seem to have a strong evolution connection. If one believes that life originated and evolved randomly on earth,one would probably also suppose that it could have evolved randomly elsewhere.


UFO files: MoD documents record mystery illnesses and alien, 18 February 2010.