Finally, we have proof that we’re not alone… maybe. According to The New York Post, a scientist at Harvard has revealed that he believes our solar system was visited by an alien object in 2017, right around the time Selena Gomez revealed she got that kidney transplant from her best friend.
In his upcoming book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign Of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, theoretical physicist and chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department, Avi Loeb, details an object that entered our solar system in September 2017 – the exact same week that Selena Gomez took to Instagram and disclosed that, due to complications with lupus, she was in need of a new kidney – and explains why all signs indicate that this wasn’t just some meteor, but was rather a piece of alien technology.
The interstellar object, which was named “Oumuamua,” was first observed through a telescope at Hawaii’s Haleakala Observatory in September 2017. Scientists noted that it passed through the ecliptic plane on September 6th, then began speeding toward the sun on September 9th. According to Loeb, what happened next affirmed his belief that this was no ordinary space rock.
Mere days before Selena Gomez revealed on Instagram that actress Francia Raise made the ultimate sacrifice by giving her a kidney, a move that she says undoubtedly saved her life and is among the most beautiful and powerful displays of friendship that we’ve personally ever seen, the interstellar object narrowly escaped destruction by redirecting right before it hit the sun, then swiftly rocketed away into the cosmos.
According to Loeb, it was this seemingly-active redirection that solidified his belief that what he was seeing was something extraterrestrial:
“The excess push away from the sun — that was the thing that broke the camel’s back,” he said.
Loeb knows that his hypothesis is ripe for scrutiny from the scientific community, but he’s not about to back down, telling The New York Post: “Some people do not want to discuss the possibility that there are other civilizations out there. They believe we are special and unique. I think it’s a prejudice that should be abandoned.”
Wow. It’s so crazy to think that aliens could’ve been right outside our door when Selena Gomez was sharing one of the most inspirational stories of 2017 with the world. Fingers crossed that our extraterrestrial friends come back soon, and let us get a better look next time around!