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Winston Churchill's Secret Essay Reveals Alien Existence

By Donna Bellevue , Feb 16, 2017 03:02 AM EST
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The existence of alien is a hot topic, and the latest to reveal cool, intriguing clues of its possibility is Winston Churchill's secret essay. Lost and long forgotten, the unpublished essay by Winston Churchill focuses on scientific inquiries regarding alien existence. Penned a year before he became Britain’s prime minister, the article have been hidden for so long and only recently resurfaces at Westminster College in Missouri.

The 11-page article was probably intended for a Sunday newspaper, but for reasons unknown the essay remained with his publisher. Churchill ponders the conditions that make for a habitable world in his essay. He also considers the possibility of aliens circling the planet, leading him to write his title question "Are we alone in the universe?"

“The first time I saw it, I thought the combination of Churchill and such a big question had to be a fascinating read, and that proved to be right,” Timothy Riley, the museum’s director, says of Winston Churchill's secret essay. Riley explains that he was not surprised Churchill would ask such a question. The cigar-pumping prime minister was known to be keenly interested in science and technological advancement, and supported it throughout his long career, the Daily Star reports.

Riley said the museum hopes to make the essay available for public viewing as soon as it can. The essay was found by chance in a box at the museum. Interestingly, it reveals that even in the brink of war, Churchill, one of the most influential politicians of modern times, was hard at work on an article about little green men, The Guardian reports.

He later went on to become the first prime minister to hire a science adviser, and created government funding for labs, telescopes and technology which led to significant post war discoveries. Mario Livio, an astrophysicist, is impressed with the way Churchill wrote the essay with such scientific clarity and logic. He adds that in a time when a number of politicians deny or shun science, Winston Churchill's secret essay evoke some nostalgia to a time when top politicians could think about such profound scientific questions.

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