Aliens may already live on Earth, Harvard researchers say

  • Per Harvard scientists, aliens are already here on Earth
  • They could be living underground on Earth or the Moon
  • And UFOs are evidence of them getting around

Published on Jun 17, 2024 at 5:08 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jun 18, 2024 at 5:33 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

According to one exciting report from Harvard University, the truth isn’t out there after all – in fact, aliens are already here on Earth and have been for some time.

While waiting to be peer-reviewed, the premise is simple.

Extraterrestrial life is dwelling on Earth underground, as well as on the Moon.

READ MORE! Puzzled astronomer stumped by UFO caught flying across the moon

Controversially, it also states that UFOs and unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) evidence them getting around.

Who is behind the Harvard alien claims?

The authors of the paper are working from Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program.

The controversial paper has been taken down from ResearchGate, but you can still see it via Internet Archive.

Its exact title is: “The cryptoterrestrial hypothesis: A case for scientific openness to a concealed earthly explanation for Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena”.

A bold, new take on UAP

UAP are any objects or phenomena that cannot be immediately identified or explained by human-made or natural sources.

The ‘A’ in UAP represents ‘anomalous’, rather than ‘aerial’ -with some UAP being seen underwater – or in this case – underground.

As showcased in this footage captured by an airline passenger over New York City, UAPs have been reported in various shapes, and sizes, with flight patterns that defy aerodynamics.

A 2023 report from the Office for the Director of National Intelligence found there were 510 UAP sightings in 2022.

Of these, 171 ‘appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities, and require further analysis’.

The Harvard paper read: “Hypotheses for such phenomena tend to fall into two classes: a conventional terrestrial explanation (e.g., human-made technology), or an extraterrestrial explanation (i.e., advanced civilizations from elsewhere in the cosmos).”

“However, there is also a third minority class of hypothesis: an unconventional terrestrial explanation, outside the prevailing consensus view of the universe,” they wrote.

“This is the ultraterrestrial hypothesis, which includes as a subset the ‘cryptoterrestrial’ hypothesis, namely the notion that UAP may reflect activities of intelligent beings concealed in stealth here on Earth (e.g., underground), and/or its near environs (e.g., the moon), and/or even “walking among us” (e.g., passing as humans).”

The aliens, the theories and their detractors

The paper discusses four theories of how aliens could live alongside us: the human cryptoterrestrials theory suggests an ancient, secret human civilization more technologically advanced than our own.

The second theory discusses a technologically advanced non-human civilization that similarly evolved on Earth in secret.

Think ape-like hominids or ‘unknown, intelligent dinosaurs’.

The third suggests aliens or humans from the future living on Earth in secret.

And last, but not least, the fourth suggests ”magical cryptoterrestrial’ akin to ‘earthbound angels’.

The researchers even compare these to ‘fairies, elves, nymphs’.

They also admit that the ‘weakness’ of their theory stems from its ‘utter strangeness’.

“Although this idea is likely to be regarded skeptically by most scientists, such are the nature of some UAP that we argue this possibility should not be summarily dismissed, and instead deserves genuine consideration in a spirit of epistemic humility and openness,” the paper reads.

“I think it highly, highly unlikely that any other civilization could have been living on Earth or the Moon undetected the whole time—I just don’t think that sounds feasible,” Jonti Horner, an astrophysics professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, told Newsweek.

He also spoke of the ‘strange phenomena’ reported by pilots, that the University of Utah is currently trying to debunk as satellites.

What’s more, the US has spoken out on what most UFO sightings actually are.

Some of the images in this article were created using AI.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.