The researchers at the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are confident that contact with intelligent alien civilizations may soon be a reality.
A senior astronomer at the organisation, Seth Shostak, in a research paper published five years ago, pointed out humans would soon realise the existence of other life forms existing within our universe, inside a span of 20 years.
Following the reported sighting of an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) above the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico in February, a more recent report of a crash in South Carolina in the U.S. raises more doubts and questions over the possibility of alien life. In the same vein, this report quotes residents from a farming community in Stephenville, Texas, eager to share their experiences.
"I think there's a good chance that there's life in our galaxy. With so many habitable planets, it's hard to imagine that there wouldn't be. And I think that at some point we'll probably discover it," believes Bill Borucki, a planetary astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center.
Meanwhile, the National UFO Research Center has made available a list containing all UFO sightings in the U.S.A since 1930.