There is allegedly a Galactic Federation of alien species among the stars — and they don’t want humans to be part of their club.
A former head of Israel‘s military space program claims that extraterrestrials have made contact with officials in the United States and Israel over the years, but the aliens won’t come out in public because they worry people will freak out.
In other words, they’ve done their homework.
“Humanity isn’t ready,” professor and retired Israeli general Haim Eshed said this week, during an interview with the Hebrew-language paper Yediot Aharonot. Eshed told the paper that aliens are already among us on Earth, and that several species have formed a “Galactic Federation” akin to the one seen in Star Trek, according to translations by the Jerusalem Post.
He also suggested that the U.S. and Israel have been collaborating with aliens on space travel for years, and that U.S. President Donald Trump was “on the verge” of revealing their existence.
Eshed, 87, spoke to the paper while promoting his upcoming book, The Universe Beyond the Horizon. His claims are wide-ranging, Earth-shaking and unverified, but his credentials are hard to ignore. He previously served as a top official in Israel’s military space program from 1981 until 2010, and was responsible for the country’s Ofek satellite project.
Eshed did not provide specifics about Trump’s supposed near-slip, but the president did speak about the issue earlier this year.
Trump claimed in June that he had heard “very interesting” things about Roswell, the New Mexico city known for an alleged UFO event in 1947.
“I won’t talk to you about what I know about it, but it’s very interesting,” Trump said at the time.
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The president has used similar language in the past to tease other bits of supposed secret knowledge, including his false claims of election fraud in recent weeks.
Trump has not made any specific revelations about aliens during his term, but he did found the Space Force as a new branch of the U.S. military.
His government also revealed earlier this year that three previously leaked videos of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” were legitimate, though they did not specify the nature of the objects.
Eshed claimed that aliens have already helped the U.S. and Israel set up an underground base on Mars, and that they are waiting for humans to reach a stage where we “understand what space and spaceships are.”
They obviously haven’t been watching our TV and movies lately.
Eshed told the paper that he was coming out with his claims now because academia has become more open to such ideas.
“If I had come up with what I’m saying today five years ago, I would have been hospitalized,” he said. “Today, they’re already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards. I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing.”
The news sparked a flurry of jokes on social media, re-igniting the sort of tongue-in-cheek alien fever that fuelled last year’s “Storm Area 51” event.