Top 6 “Best Proofs” of the Existence of Alien Life in 2014 (not really)

No end-of-the-year review would be complete without listing 2014’s best evidences for the existence of alien life, right? At least, that’s what one Australian news website would have you believe:

WHETHER it’s Stephen Hawking predicting the certainty of alien life or the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in California claiming that we will “find E.T. within two dozen years,” debate over the existence of aliens is as rife as ever.

For those grappling with the Fermi paradox, this year provided a number of seemingly inexplicable cases that were seized upon by believers as prove that ET is out there. We’ll let you decide.

The article goes on to talk about such astounding revelations as the discovery of bones on Mars, a deathbed confession confirming the presence of aliens in Area 51, images of UFOs hiding behind the Sun, and so on.

Well, as the article is quick to point out, they’re not so much astounding, rather entirely typical of the hokum churned out by the UFO conspiracy theory industry. Still, it’s an entertaining read and an interesting summary of the what the UFOlogists have been up to over the last 12 months. Expect more of the same in 2015.

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