A unidentified space object could be an alien probe sent to reconnoiter Earth. The Daily Wire reports:
A group of Harvard researchers say they believe the mysterious, elongated space-faring object, nicknamed “‘Oumuamua,” could be an “alien spacecraft” or alien probe sent to spy on Earth.
NBC News reports that a team of scientists studying the odd, “reddish, stadium-sized” mass that ‘tumbled past the sun” in late 2017 say they believe the item could be extraterrestrial in nature, and may not be natural. In fact, in their article, published this week in the The Astrophysical Journal Letters, they claim the object “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”
The Oumuamua was spotted late last year as it drifted into the solar system and passed close enough to the sun that it could be seen on observational telescopes. But unlike asteroids and other natural, space-faring objects, the Oumuamua appeared to “pick up speed” in a way that wasn’t consistent with how scientists understand similar objects to move in space.
The Harvard team suggests that Oumuamua could have had a “light sail” feature that created power and energy from light “falling on its surface.” The team termed the possible propulsion system a “lightsail of artificial origin.”
This is a rare finding for recognized scientists, usually only supported by fringe lunatics. Alien contact with Earth could mean a whole new set of problems.