Are Aliens Real? ‘Close Encounters’ Scientist Gives His Opinion in AMA

Are Aliens Real? ‘Close Encounters’ Scientist Gives His Opinion in AMA

Providing the inspiration for a character in a classic Steven Spielberg film is quite the large optical reflecting telescope in any astronomer’s observatory. Having that character then be played by famed French New Wave director François Truffaut is just the polish on the viewfinder. But that’s one part of the multifaceted life of Jacques Vallée, the former astronomer, now current computer scientist, venture capitalist, and ufologist. Since being the basis for Claude Lacombe, a French government scientist in 1977’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Vallée has been researching and developing theories surrounding extraterrestrial and interdimensional phenomena. “Recently my investigations have focused on UFO sightings from ancient antiquity up to the Industrial Revolution—prior to the innovation of manmade vehicles for flight that can cause confusion when witnessing a UFO,” Vallée wrote in an Ask Me Anything thread he posted Sunday. That research has led to multiple books as he pushes to inspire “future researchers to continue UFO investigations as part of mainstream science.” During his AMA, Vallée fielded questions about his own UFO experiences, the possibility of life on other planets—or in other dimensions—and what the government really knows about aliens from outer space. Read More: Upvoted
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