The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said recently it’s “presumptuous and arrogant” to believe that there are no other forms of life than the ones on Earth.
“I think some of the phenomena we’re going to be seeing continues to be unexplained and might, in fact, be some type of phenomenon that is the result of something that we don’t yet understand and that could involve some type of activity that some might say constitutes a different form of life,” ex-CIA Director John Brennan said on the podcast “Conversations with Tyler.”
“It’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe,” Brennan added, according to the transcript of the Dec. 16 podcast.
In April, the Department of Defense released a statement confirming three unclassified Navy videos from 2004 and 2015, each showing “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Brennan commented on the videos, calling them “quite eyebrow-raising.”
“You try to ensure that you have as much data as possible in terms of visuals and also different types of maybe technical collection of sensors that you have at the time,” he added.
“I think an important thing for analysts to do is not to go into this type of challenge either discounting certain types of possibilities or believing in advance that it is likely X, Y, or Z. You really have to approach it with an open mind, but get as much data as possible and get as much expertise as possible brought to bear.”