According to Professor Haim Eshed, formerly head of Israel’s space security program; a coalition of countries have been in contact with a “Galactic Federation.” This organization of extraterrestrials has insisted that Earth’s governments keep their existence under wraps since the mid-twentieth century to avoid mass panic amongst the public.
"Life, as we know it."
In recent years, some members of the scientific community have begun to realize that this oft-repeated phrase encapsulates a concept that appears to have been limiting modern efforts to recognize signs of extraterrestrial life, both intelligent and primitive: our search efforts tend to focus on what is familiar to us, as opposed to our keeping an eye out for something that might be truly alien. Toward that end, a recently-published study has proposed that our inherent bias towards seeking the familiar may have been blinding us to evidence that has been staring us in the face all along.
A researcher with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has announced that their Breakthrough Listen project has discovered eleven new signals that are being investigated as transmissions that may have originated from intelligent sources. In addition, the data from these transmissions are available online for citizen scientists to investigate.
"I, for one, am not so immensely impressed by the success we are making of our civilization here that I am prepared to think we are the only spot in this immense universe which contains living, thinking creatures, or that we are the highest type of mental and physical development which has ever appeared in the vast compass of space and time."