A HIGHLY regarded professor said he believes it is 'entirely reasonable' that UFOs could be sending out ships to visit earth following reports of sightings in Buckinghamshire.

Data shows nearly 500 unidentified objects were spotted in the UK last year, with the highest proportion in the south east with five recorded in Bucks.   

As previously reported, three tiny reflective objects were spotted floating in the sky above Aylesbury in July 2022. While back in November 2020, residents saw a spaceship-like object in the skies over Woburn Forest, Milton Keynes. 

After US fighter jets shot down unidentified objects last month, the intrigue around curious objects prompted data company Bonusinsider to release a map of sightings from UFO Identified, showing sightings from last year.

The Bucks Free Press spoke to Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe MBE, an esteemed mathematician and astronomer, based at the University of Buckinghamshire about the findings.

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Prof Wickramasinghe said: "I think the concept of advanced and intelligent alien life has to be regarded as a real possibility.

"If life did not start on earth, and microscopic forms are everywhere, then alien life is also everywhere."

He cautioned that increased UFO sightings in South-East England may be linked to the charged light particle phenomenon that has allowed the Northern Lights to be seen from Southern regions this year.

But, he added, this wouldn't explain distinctly shaped UFOs, including the 'star-like' and 'orb' shaped objects most commonly reported.

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Professor Wickramasinghe is a leading expert on interstellar material and, alongside Sir Fred Hoyle, was the first to propose the now widely-accepted hypothesis that dust in insterstellar space is of organic composition. 

His research in Astrobiology suggests that the microscopic bacteria which makes up human cells are not confined to earth and, rather, has extraterrestrial origins. 

Prof Wickramasinghe said: "Science accepts that there are millions of planetary systems like ours in the universe, possibly with earth-like planets and possibly containing life.

"If life on any of these planets has evolved and advanced to a couple of stages above our own, then it is entirely reasonable to say that they might be sending out spacecrafts to explore other environments."

He added that the long history of human fascination with extraterrestrial creatures surely speaks to an underlying awareness that we are not alone in the universe.

H.G. Wells' 'War of the Worlds' broadcast in 1938 famously convinced US citizens that an alien invasion was happening in real time.

And more recently, President Biden's press secretary had to go on the record, with due seriousness, to say there was 'no indication of aliens or extra-terrestrial activity' in the unidentified objects shot down in Canada last month. 

To Professor Wickramasinghe, this suggests that even those at the highest levels of authority are not entirely dismissive of the possibility of aliens visiting earth. 

He concluded that, according to Astrobiology, encounters with extraterrestrial beings are, at some stage, all but inevitable - whether they reach us or we reach them first.

"I think we are very close to aliens because, in my mind, we are ourselves aliens. I think we are comprised of alien microbes, despite having grown up and evolved on earth.

"If you imagine human society evolving for another few hundred years, surely we will be sending spacecrafts out of the earth's environment into space. We're already sending space telescopes and probes to Mars."

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