May 03, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

UFO Expert Says Seagulls and Flies May Be Alien Spies

Yes, you read that headline correctly … although some think it may be time to retire the “UFO expert” description for this particular person after he admitted his belief that extraterrestrials may have infiltrated the minds and/or bodies of seagulls, flies and other creatures who spend a lot of time around humans in a worldwide attempt to spy on us and send data back to an intelligent species planning to attack and take over Earth.

“If aliens want to hack into and control a living organism, or construct a drone that's a perfect mimic, it would be best to choose something ordinary and ubiquitous, like a seagull or a housefly.”

Feeding gulls or refueling alien drones?

That sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie but it’s actually an observation made in The Mirror by none other than Nick Pope – the former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator, current UFO journalist and recent newsmaker with the variety of ‘expert’ proclamations he’s made about extraterrestrials. Those include warnings that aliens are afraid of Russian president Vladimir Putin and “Independence Day” actor-turned-Oscar-banned pugilist Will Smith, ETs like Queen Elizabeth II, and the most likely result of first contact between humans and aliens will be the demise of humans. Now Pope has weighed in on how said aliens might be preparing for that first contact – with lifelike seagull or housefly drones or real creatures whose brains are under their control.

"If aliens are secretly monitoring Earth, they'll be doing it up-close-and-personal - not with distant telescopes, but a way that would enable them to get crystal clear images and recordings, right under our noses.”

OK, most people would admit that would be a smart – albeit Twilight Zone-ish – strategy and certainly something humans would consider if they were the superior party in an alien encounter. In a way we’re doing the same thing on Mars, although not exactly secretly. However, Pope thinks we humans would be easily duped by these clandestine seagulls and houseflies … and he offers evidence to prove it.

"By way of comparison, aircraft like the stealth fighter and the stealth bomber were flying for years before they were public knowledge.”

Pope points out that the secret military inventions of the U.S. and other world powers have been kept well-hidden for years. If the military already has insect-size and birdlike drones that it allows the public to see, what kind of stealth versions are deep inside the secret test facilities? All of a sudden, that “Birds Aren’t Real” conspiracy theory that started out as a hoax isn’t so hoaxy after all.

"So next time you move to swat that fly, watch out - your actions might inadvertently start an interstellar war!"

Put down the swatter and nobody gets hurt.

So, why would extraterrestrials use seagulls or houseflies as their mind-controlled or robotic spies? Pope actually hits the nail on the head – they’re everywhere and they’re annoying, so we’re constantly swatting flies and chasing seagulls away from our seafood dinners or poop-covered cars. We’re so busy doing that, we’re distracted away from that one slightly funky-looking birds or slightly larger than the others fly who is sending training videos back to the alien military headquarters.

What started out sounding absurd just might be a brilliant assessment from the same UFO expert who brought you the recent news that Elon Musk may be blocking alien tweets.

Is Nick Pope onto something? Just in case ... keep your eyes on those gulls and flies!

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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