An alien holding the earth

Scientists Say We Could be Living in a Kind of “Galactic Zoo” Watched Over by Aliens 

We are being watched. Or at least so they say.


Is there a slight possibility that advanced alien civilizations may have already found us without us even noticing? According to experts, intelligent alien beings may be quietly watching over humankind in a kind of “galactic Zoo.” Scientists say that despite us still not finding evidence that aliens exist, it doesn’t mean that aliens haven’t found us. At the METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) International Meeting, experts discussed why despite decades of searching and the high probability there’s life elsewhere in the cosmos, we’ve yet to make contact.

Are aliens hiding?

One possibility, say experts, is that aliens are intentionally keeping knowledge of their existence from us since humans as a society may find it difficult to ‘cope’ with knowledge of not being the only lifeforms in the universe. During the METI meeting, astronomers proposed that Earth may be a galactic Zoo where advanced alien beings are simply watching ‘over us’ without revealing themselves to us to avoid a cultural and /or religious upset. As noted by Forbes, METI International holds a day-long workshop annually in Paris.


Experts from different disciplines gather at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industriem science museum to try and get to the bottom of a question that dates back to around 1950, now known as the Fermi Paradox: ‘Where is everybody?’ One potential answer is that alien observers have been present on Earth since time immemorial but have tried very hard to remain unnoticed.

A galactic quarantine?

“It seems likely that extraterrestrials are imposing a ‘galactic quarantine’ because they realize it would be culturally disruptive for us to learn about them,” said co-chair Jean-Pierre Rospars, the honorary research director at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique. “Cognitive evolution on Earth shows random features while also following predictable paths.”

“We can expect the repeated, independent emergence of intelligent species in the universe, and we should expect to see more or less similar forms of intelligence everywhere, under favorable conditions. There’s no reason to think humans have reached the highest cognitive level possible. Higher levels might evolve on Earth and already be reached elsewhere.”


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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