Thanks to telescopes orbiting in space, astronomers have found more than 500 solar systems in our neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy. In each of these solar systems there are earthlike planets orbiting their suns. Scientists further estimate that there may be tens of billions of solar systems in our entire galaxy, perhaps even as many as 100 billion. With these latest science facts, it’s easier to embrace the certainty that there is plenty of intelligent life in our galaxy. It is pretty much a moot point to argue whether or not intelligent life exists beyond our Earth. After all, if even one Earth-like planet with human-like life were centuries older than our planet, let alone thousands or millions of years ahead of us, it would have the knowledge and technology to visit us. We are already doing the same in our off-planet explorations.
Recent discoveries in archaeology have brought to light evidence that those extraterrestrials are not just out there, but have also played a role in our Earth's history and evolution. That too, is no longer left to science fiction or the subject of peoples' imaginations. Archaeological discoveries of ancient art, carvings and writings from around the world record and represent visits from "the gods who came from the stars." They describe and depict star beings that came to Earth and taught humans about everything from writing, mathematics, astronomy, engineering, agriculture, medicine and more. According to the ancient records, those helpful extraterrestrial visitors hailed primarily from the star systems related to the Pleiades, Orion, Arcturus and Sirius.
What about now? Are extraterrestrials here now? There are thousands of people around the world of all ages and from all walks of life (civilian, military, scientists and regular folk) who have had contact with them. Many have written books about their first-hand experiences. And since the 1940s there have been UFO sightings, crashes and a steady stream of "leaks" from secret government projects involving aliens. To clear his conscience at the end of his life, retired colonel Philip Corso wrote the book "The Day After Roswell." He and other witnesses claim that the back engineering of captured alien technology is what gave and continues to give us unprecedented leaps in military and civilian technology.
A positive spin on all this is that knowledge and beliefs are always expanding our horizons and opening exciting new frontiers. Right now the explosion of information and new discoveries include more awareness of intelligent life in this incredibly vast universe. Just as the majority of human beings are persons of noble intent, the same could likely be true of our extraterrestrial counterparts. We are intelligent enough to know how much more there is to learn about the universe and the potential of our consciousness. Just as Columbus once prepared to embark across the ocean to discover a new world, we are standing at the shores of becoming galactic citizens.