A newly discovered piece written by Winston Churchill, as the world stood on the brink of World War II, reveals the former British Prime Minister turned his thoughts to the possibility of alien life- with many suggesting that Britains wartime hero Prime Minster may have had some kind of insight as to what is really going on out there!
The eleven-page essay entitled ‘Are we alone in the universe’ was drafted on the eve of World War II in 1939 and updated in the ’50s but remained undiscovered in the US National Churchill Museum archives until recently. Many have now suggested that this could be a perfectly timed piece of drip feeding of Disclosure!
Britain’s popular wartime leader, who won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and was also a proponent of science, reflected in the article on the likelihood of extraterrestrial life, with unusual foresight.
He discussed the possible existence of exoplanets decades before they were discovered, and predicted humans would travel to the moon and Mars. Could it be that he knew more than what we will ever know, information disclosed by the Elite in the US?
The timely, rediscovered article, which is believed to have been intended for publication in London’s News of the World, was found by Timothy Riley, Director of the US National Churchill Museum and shared with astrophysicist Mario Livio for expert analysis.
“At a time when a number of today’s politicians shun science, I find it moving to recall a leader who engaged with it so profoundly,” Livio wrote in the journal Nature, describing Churchill’s reasoning as nuanced and comparable with modern arguments in astrobiology.
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— Mario Livio (@Mario_Livio) February 15, 2017
Churchill’s open-minded theories on the search for extraterrestrial life pre-empted later astronomical discoveries including habitable zones and exoplanets.
“I, for one, am not so immensely impressed by the success we are making of our civilization here that I am prepared to think we are the only spot in this immense universe which contains living, thinking creatures, or that we are the highest type of mental and physical development which has ever appeared in the vast compass of space and time,” Churchill wrote in the piece.
Churchill thought in-depth about ‘habitable zones’ before it became a recognizable term, musing that life could only survive “between a few degrees of frost and the boiling point of water.”
This could perhaps be clear evidence that the Elite knew about other advanced civilsations and habitable planets out there in the Universe, way before people started to accept the possibility of this?
He also considered the ability of a planet to retain its atmosphere, explaining that the hotter a gas is, the faster its molecules are moving and the more easily they can escape.
Taking these factors into account, the British statesman concluded that Mars and Venus are the only places in the Solar System other than Earth that could harbor life.
“One day, possibly even in the not very distant future, it may be possible to travel to the moon, or even to Venus or Mars,” he wrote.
It’s interesting to bear in mind that Churchill began the essay shortly after Orson Welles dramatization of HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds was broadcast on US radio prompting ‘Mars fever’ in the media.
Churchill also weighed up the idea that other stars host planets reasoning “the sun is merely one star in our galaxy, which contains several thousand millions of others”. He considered a now ruled out theory put forward by astrophysicist James Jeans in 1917 that planets are formed from the gas that is torn off a star when another star passes close to it.
“But this speculation depends upon the hypothesis that planets were formed in this way. Perhaps they were not. We know there are millions of double stars, and if they could be formed, why not planetary systems?”
“I am not sufficiently conceited to think that my sun is the only one with a family of planets.”
He concluded a large number of extrasolar planets “will be the right size to keep on their surface water and possibly an atmosphere of some sort” and some will be “at the proper distance from their parent sun to maintain a suitable temperature,” decades before thousands of exoplanets were discovered in the 1990’s.
“With hundreds of thousands of nebulae, each containing thousands of millions of Suns, the odds are enormous that there must be immense numbers which possess planets whose circumstances would not render life impossible,” Churchill finishes the essay.
Livio noted that Churchill contemplated scientific questions in the context of human values and that his essay was a testament to the importance he put on science and technology for societal development.
To us guys at U.I.P this is quite big news, for two main reasons: (1) It appears that Churchill knew a lot more about life in space before such things were ever truly discussed in such depth and (2) It is rather interesting how this information by one of Britain’s most powerful and successful leaders, has only really just come to light – perhaps part of the drip feeding of disclosure to wake up the masses?
It is also important to remember that there were MANY UFO sightings during World War 2, namely the Foo Fighter Orb like crafts, which appeared to follow war planes up high in the sky, but also the now famous ‘Battle of Los Angeles‘ story, when the US Military fired many rounds up into the sky at a huge orb like craft – which never fell out of the sky and simply disappeared after being attacked.
Perhaps the world leaders at the time of the last world war, gained a very clear understanding that we are very much NOT alone in the Universe and something is watching us all!?
No matter what, there would have been a very clear-cut reason why Churchill’s intriguing thoughts were kept very quiet at the time….