Whenever we hear about unidentified flying objects (UFOs), our mind goes to extraterrestrials, like some skinny, gray alien humanoids with a big head and large, black eyes. People have always wondered if aliens are real, and particular unidentified flying objects had caught the public’s eye.
As the science evolves, so does the technology, and it can be seen in the increasing number of exoplanets discovered that extraterrestrial visitors don’t sound so surprising when you really think about it.
Time-traveling humans might be what we know as ‘extraterrestrials’
There is another idea circulating between the experts about who may be piloting these UFOs. Could it be just us, us from the future? Maybe our evolved species from the future have mastered the aspect of time and space and are turning back in time to study us in their own evolutionary past.
The book, “Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon” is raising new theories regarding UFOs and much more.
“The Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon” book was written by Michael Masters, a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Technological University in Butte. His approach to writing is to spur new unconventional ideas and more discussion regarding certain beliefs.
“I took a multidisciplinary approach to try and understand the oddities of this phenomenon,” said Masters. “Our job as scientists is to be asking big questions and try to find answers to unknown questions. Something is going on here, and we should be having a conversation about this. We should be at the forefront of trying to find out what it is.”
Looking at the way our generation’s science, technology, and engineering is evolving at a fast pace, we could assume that humans of the distant future have already got a grip on the time machines and enough knowledge to understand the way they are working.
“The book ties together those known aspects of our evolutionary history with what is still an unproven, unverified aspect of UFOs and aliens,” he said.
Time-traveling humans or extraterrestrials?
Aliens are often described as similar to human beings except for the big brain, tiny nose and mouth, and huge eyes. What would make more sense to visit our planet: aliens or the human beings from the future?
According to Masters, “We know we’re here. We know humans exist. We know that we’ve had a long evolutionary history on this planet. And we know our technology is going to be more advanced in the future. I think the simplest explanation, innately, is that it is us. I’m just trying to offer what is likely the most parsimonious explanation.”
Reasons to visit the past
As an anthropologist, Masters is well aware of how many discoveries humans have made regarding our own evolutionary history. Think about how much more we could find out if we were to go back in time and see with our eyes what lead us where we are today. How many mysteries could we solve if we were to possess the technology to build a time machine and explore the past? But visiting the past only for scientific reasons would be boring, right? Going on a holiday back in time sounds more exciting!
“The alleged abduction accounts are mostly scientific in nature. It’s probably future anthropologists, historians, linguists that are coming back to get information in a way that we currently can’t without access to that technology,” Masters said. “That said, I do think that some component of it is also tourism,” he added.
“Undoubtedly, in the future, there are those that will pay a lot of money to have the opportunity to go back and observe their favorite period in history. Some of the most popular tourist sites are the pyramids of Giza and Machu Picchu in Peru … old and prehistoric sites.”
As exciting as time-traveling sounds, our technology has long to go until we could consider that possible. “There’s certainly still missing pieces of the puzzle,” Masters said. “There are aspects of time that we don’t yet understand. Wanted is a theory of quantum gravity, and we can meld general relativity and quantum mechanics. I’m just trying to put forth the best model I can base on current scientific knowledge. Hopefully, over time, we can continue to build on this.”
Opinions about Masters’ book
“Masters postulates that using a multidisciplinary scientific approach to the UFO phenomenon will be what it takes to solve this mystery once and for all, and I couldn’t agree more,” said Jan Harzan, executive director of the nonprofit Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
“The premise that UFOs are us from the future is one of many possibilities that MUFON is exploring to explain the UFO phenomenon. All we know for sure is that we are not alone,” Harzan added. “Now the question becomes, ‘Who are they?’ And Masters makes an excellent case for the time-traveler hypothesis.”
Negative opinion about Masters’ book
“There is nothing in this book to take seriously, as it depends on the belief that ‘time travel’ is not only possible but real,” said Robert Sheaffer, a noted UFO skeptic. “So, according to Masters, you just spin something fast enough, and it will begin to warp space, and even send stuff backward in time. This is a highly dubious claim.”
Opinion on Masters’ thesis
“I’ve often thought that if some UFOs are ‘alien’ craft, it’s just as reasonable to suppose that they might be time machines from our own future than that they’re spacecraft from other stars,” said David Darling, a British astronomer and science writer. “The problem is the ‘if.’
“Outside of the popular mythos of flying saucers and archetypal, big-brained aliens, there’s precious little credible evidence that they exist,” he said. “So, my issue with the book is not the ingenuity of its thesis, but the fact that there’s really no need for such a thesis in the first place.”
Time travel associated with Einstein’s theory of general relativity
“The one thing that has become clear over the decades of sightings, if you believe the reports, is that these objects don’t seem to be obeying the usual laws of aerodynamics and Newtonian mechanics,” said Larry Lemke, a retired NASA aerospace engineer. “There’s a group of thinkers in the field of UFOs that point out that phenomena reported around some UFOs do, in fact, look exactly like general relativity effects,” Lemke said. “Missing time is a widespread one.”
The UFO phenomenon could be explained if somebody has got a grip on how to manipulate space-time. All these unusual objects noticed in the sky, such as the shapes similar to Tic-Tac recently observed by jet-fighter pilots and radar operators, could be a time travel machine. Still, for now, nothing is confirmed, so it remains a mystery.
“No matter how much knowledge we have, how much we think we know, there’s always some frontier beyond,” he said. “And to understand that frontier is getting more and more esoteric.”
Are the so-called aliens even real, or is it just our evolved form from the future, making our way into the past? It all sounds crazy, doesn’t it? However, science is science, and as Masters said, it is better to raise questions because this way, we get closer to find the answers or spark someone’s interest to find the answers.
James Coyle attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from photography to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, James also helps keep The Trending Times up and running, he also keeps our social media feeds up-to-date.