2020-12-31 11:26:42 UTC
A "galactic federation" has been waiting for humans to "reach a stage where
we will understand... what space and spaceships are," Haim Eshed said.
A former Israeli space security chief has sent eyebrows shooting heavenward
by saying that earthlings have been in contact with extraterrestrials from a
"The Unidentified Flying Objects have asked not to publish that they are
here, humanity is not ready yet," Haim Eshed, former head of Israel's
Defense Ministry's space directorate, told Israel's Yediot Aharonot
newspaper. The interview in Hebrew ran on Friday, and gained traction after
parts were published in English by the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
A respected professor and retired general, Eshed said the aliens were
equally curious about humanity and were seeking to understand "the fabric of
Eshed said cooperation agreements had been signed between species, including
an "underground base in the depths of Mars" where there are American
astronauts and alien representatives.
"There is an agreement between the U.S. government and the aliens. They
signed a contract with us to do experiments here," he said.
Eshed added that President Donald Trump was aware of the extraterrestrials'
existence and had been "on the verge of revealing" information but was asked
not to in order to prevent "mass hysteria."
"They have been waiting until today for humanity to develop and reach a
stage where we will understand, in general, what space and spaceships are,"
Eshed said, referring to the galactic federation.
The White House and Israeli officials did not immediately respond to NBC
News’ request for comment. Sue Gough, a spokesperson for the Pentagon,
declined to comment.
A spokesperson for NASA said one of the agency's key goals was the search
for life in the universe but that it had yet to find signs of
"Although we have yet to find signs of extraterrestrial life, NASA is
exploring the solar system and beyond to help us answer fundamental
questions, including whether we are alone in the universe," the spokesperson
said in a statement.
Eshed's ideas are spelled out in more detail in "The Universe Beyond the
Horizon — conversations with Professor Haim Eshed" by Hagar Yanai published