UFOs: A Challenge to SETI Specialists

Stanton T. Friedman

Major news media, and many members of the scientific community, have taken strongly to the radio-telescope based SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program as espoused by its charismatic leaders, but without the support of any evidence whatsoever. In turn, perhaps understandably, they feel it necessary to attack the idea of alien visitors (UFOs) as though this were based on tabloid nonsense, instead of on evidence—far more evidence than has been provided for SETI. One might hope, vainly I am afraid, that they would be concerned with The Search for Extraterrestrial Visitors (SETV). I would hereby like to challenge the SETI specialists, members of the scientific community, and the media to recognize the overwhelming evidence for and significant consequences of alien visits and to expose the serious deficiencies of the SETI-related claims.

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