The speed at which COVID-19 is spreading, and the way the numbers of deaths are increasing every day, should show everybody how woefully unprepared the Earth is for invasion from space.
If a species of virus, born on our own world, can catch us by surprise, and wreak such havoc, can you imagine the impact of an accidental — or even scarier, the intentional – introduction of an alien pathogen into our midst?
This is something that alien conspiracy theorists say we should be particularly concerned about. This dire warning comes from famed UFOlogist and former UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) UFO investigator Nick Pope.
Pope, who has often been referred to as the “real-life Fox Mulder” has said that governments the world will need to join forces if the unthinkable does happen – and an extra-terrestrial species does launch an attack on the Earth. Mr Pope, warned, “If real-life aliens are regarding this Earth with envious eyes, and are drawing up plans, what are our plans to deal with them? The short answer is that there aren’t any.”
He continued, “If it came to a real-life War of the Worlds, there’s no alien invasion war plan – we’ll just have to wing it. Conspiracy theorists will doubtless say there is a plan, buried somewhere deep within the bowels of the government, but I promise there isn’t. If there was, I would have been responsible for writing it.”
He added that a lack of a true coordinated global effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak proves how terribly unprepared the governments of the world are to deal with such an otherworldly threat.
Currently, the world’s greatest minds are wrestling with a rather more tangible threat – namely the coronavirus, not only as a public health risk but also in terms of its potential to trigger a societal breakdown.
Pope said the arrival of an aggressive invasive species might bring with it a similar associated threat.
In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, things can fall apart very quickly, if what government calls “key points” and “critical infrastructure” come under pressure. “Such as if aliens invade, they knock out the grid, the power goes off, the lights go out, you can’t get money from the cashpoint, garages run out of petrol, shops run out of food, law and order breaks down.” Adding, “If your children were hungry and crying, what would you do to get them food? How far would you go? You’d do what it takes, right? Of course, you would.”
In the past, people preparing for disaster, in whatever form it might take, have been regarded with extreme suspicion, conjuring up images of survivalists living in a bunker somewhere “off the grid” in the rural United States, Pope said.
However, “Now, in an era of extreme weather, terror attacks, and Coronavirus panic, it doesn’t sound quite so odd. In fact, it sounds like a pretty good idea. Many people now have what are variously termed prepper kits, go bags or survival kits, packed with emergency rations, first aid supplies, and other essentials,” Pope said of modern-day preppers.
Mr Pope worked for the MoD for 21 years and from 1991 to 1994 was posted to a division where his duties included researching and investigating the UFO phenomenon, to determine if there was evidence of any threat to the defense of the UK.
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